jyltor und Proprietor.
' OITIOE H. Corner of Main and
$2 A YEA I. IN ADVANCE.
ATTORNEY Al LAW,
. a : f o i r r u c v .".
Sana Buildings-Hp Stairq,
GET THE BEST
THAVE xoprn mjr coal bunk, ami am
J la alt imfcrt lot ran I niiiaitnll
to iui Mn'iFer' I "Mil-. "II 'bl
onfol tne aame qualify tart hhinfie-
. . bll..u Vill'IMVLDU
i'S dORNET" BAND
H. W. HORTCN, leader.
HAVING lately purchased new and hnnrt
funiB tnj.)(", an4.-r prparrt to
rirtiih jtoort'rnto'le. on applicationi H all
jMin.u to Ihia or adjoining countiea. ancircim,
So F.T CRAMER
IlnrneisSaddles, . ...
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,iptr, frpura, 'lHce
p Xi&i&,i lam, Jand Ull .
Other Aracles of Saddlei y.
M j Iriendnmurf ttw'-piifAin'a't'niJra:! are init
el to mil and eXHiiniie my alock aol int
ern, I make tioncl lionei( work, u me
IwtfltOct.ana Ml arrhe r lowcat iirirc.
and rnnnuOtclunnK done to order . and all
Work Warranted 'as Represented,
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'"' ,-'IHW WBEHT. '
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0nc: One door weal of Dnn Will Bro.
EDWIN N. UAICNIULL, .
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ATTOIEJ, AT LAW
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Will attend promptly to nil uiiMnena ntrui'MMl
10 Ilia pule. , , uovll
a s. claypoole,
ATTORNEY A i
fty IfieiV fato i..Tili4njolnV
l attended to. .Uthcr inlCoun Nuure.
,;jfok4(cto. House., vV
MI'PtMITK B. K. liErOT.
II A NDUN OHIO.
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throughout, lipoma elenn Mnu i-oinioriitnir,
tha iniila aiippllul aillihe tent the market
artordu, and uo iiaiua aiiared to ai-eomoiliilo
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n'aa-irinliqently loenlPd in ' ; " '
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or the procllce or
IV Elt VC'ancI SURCERV.
u whkli he will de'vo'e hia'antire attention.
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MOARtnUR OHIO, -DECEMBER 3i; . 187i.
WHOLE NO. 1,290
For the Aldine for December.
NEW YEAR'S BELLS.
Ring) bcllg. ring, with jour mellow
-'' - til nt 1 . i i
Ring the old year out and the new
your Inl : ' . ..
Like the voivo of blrtla from the old
. my llre. .
Let your ilvt'ry music Hue htgheT
and Limner;1 . ..
Floatlnjr nbroail o'eV thehlllalde bare,
lu billows of sound on the tremulous
air, ' "
Tt It rlae aud fall with the fitful galei
Tell ovrrclty and wood the tale;
S:ty that to-iiijrht tlie old year dies ! ,
Bid the w a tellers look to the eastern
; . skies, ' .- i
For the beautiful halo that tells afar
Of the wehlonm rise ol the new year's
trj. ) , .A. j. , ,
Ring the old year out with Its sigh
and tears, .
It Withering heart-aches and tlre
Away with Us memories of doubt, and
wrong, ' ...
Its. 'coU deceits and . tI envy lug
All Its glutei lug lurvs to the fuller-
All Its pitiful shams and oold. pre-
.. . .tense., ,
We will heap them together and bind
To the old 'mint's load as he totters
The i:f that he brought lie may take
Iverip we the Joys, : let him bury the
Ring Holt, oh belln, na lie goes to rest
Far In the similes of the darkening
; west! y i ( ! ,
Rlnjr. hells, rlnir. with a merry din !
LTheoUl yeap hits gone with lUea "
Smiling and, fair, at tlio eastern gates,
C'ludju tinted light the new yen r
waitrfl ' - - ,f 1
Weleome him In with the rosy band.
Who wait 'the wave of his beckoning
iiitiid ; .
Flope with her wreaths of sweet spring
Joy for the summer's glowing hours
Plenty anil peace lor the fruitful dill
And love for nil seasons best nf nil.
King merrily bell! o'er the blue hlng
, PKICS -
See the beautiful star of the new yenr
NEW YEAR'S EVE.
BY THE AUTHOR OF "COBWEBS."
flea' frigliteried. froii the
Ihip-. hiirlv nnlii-pman , Rut alie
It wn8 New" Year's Eve," and
lite so ow, which had been fall
ing Meadily oil day, had now
ceased. A (.tinging norlh weil
wind was blowing, The streets
were deserted, and most, oi the
lintisek closed. One, however,
and that the most imposing on
Fnnlleroy Square, blazed .will
light, lor a ball waa being given
Before one of the -drawing
rooi.fi wihJ Ywl'n hrBmtii)(5A,
holding on to (He' railing; f.nd
lookllig in, was a womanVnp.
.r ii.iI'm .' tf. . a
p'a.re.n,t ly .not over, twenly-one
and1 who ia'd once lieen'beau '
liful. But her form wag now
attenuuled, aa it by longick-
tiees, perhaps even bunker, and
she was both poorly and thin
'That is ' Hetty,'' she said, in
a bushed whisper, llow beau
tiful she hat grown."
In her eagerness fbe rose jrtn
tip-'oe holding on to the rail'-
ier bonnet !ell back wnrdgf ,. .
- A i that moment, a gy,,plr.
rememWe'red air , rose, '. irom
supt-rl) baiid,wii.lun.. '.
AJ! I he ?Beautil'ur !Blue
Danube,' ,r she cried. "'"11 ow 1
used to love to waltz to It."
Slie. .listened, breathlessly,
111 the 'last hars-oMhe music
liad ified away. .Then the
promenading began agairi '
If only papa would come
this way,"rlie murmered. -
' .fcll,'l :.., tl . i , '
wul never lorgive me, I know;
he wiil never, nevgr speak to
me-gain; bufif I could only
aoa.liiar rlaa fart a ft r m t x . &
i' 111 W ni I M V, VIMJ Ulll V) -
"Hillo, there!" cried a rough
voice-beflrde her, aod a policB
man s liana was laid on her
BitoVl'drl M'M6vJ on',1 thrtVe Hn:
She shrank as It polluted,
went no'furiher than arotand
the corner,, There", hiding be
hind a Iree, she watched till be
ha,(J .disappeared on hia beat,
and then stealth v crent' bark
. 07ike JWi"ndnw) -J .XL'-'-
' "Dear UettV,'' she said, as a
w . - . . .
Meiiurr, gi aceiur gir' again up-
proachd th'ih'daw,, escorted
by,' cavali; who bent down
tqJisteti to;'h.f: in ; wajf that
told a whole.' slory of love and
adoration, . "the 'glamour- is on
her" too." ' God 'grant ahe? may
i MH'CU u, icovvr, ,VI , ."v
the" wayfarer's' nanie.liaJ
ble, handsome adventurer, who
called himself a count, and
whom she clang (6 and be
lieved in, .'even after $he had
been told his real character.
Had her mother lived, it might
have teen difleront. But Mrs.
Fortescue had been dead for
more than (en years, and poor
Helen bad grown up without,
that most invaluable of all
things to a young girl, a moth
er'scm3tant supervislr g cur
For now her once loved fath
er, seemed both prejudiced and
tyrannical. Thpre was a 'stormy
interview, in which Mr., For
tescue forbade the suitor-his
houe; an elopement; a vain
appeal of the ;young wife for
torgiveness; a curse, life rally
like that of the old Hebrews,
pronounced on the disobedient
child: and then a fainting girl
was borne off, by terrified set
vants, to the carriage, that, had
waited for her, -nd which Lore
her away, to wake, only top
soon, from her dream ot love
For her husband did not
even pretend to care for her;
now that he found she" had
come to him penniless. A few
months after, when the money
raised by.tHe'Rale ol her jewels,
was spent, he brutally deserted
her. This h ippenetfat an out,
of-the-way German town, nnd
the ehock nearly cost Helen
her hie.. Her baby,' born in
tins hour of two fold agony,
only survived for a little while;
and then the poor, hopeless
girl 'was utterly desnlnte; -tor
as long as the ch ild lived,
Helen had someihing to love,'
ahewaa hot wholly miserable,
She had supported herseli, din',
ing all these sad months, part
by the sule ol her wardrobe,
and . partly by .her needle; but
when the tiny cifliu was paid
lor, and the innocent baby laid
in tita humble graved she was'
lit.tpfaily". de'sfftute. fli'en be'-'
Huhdreds of MtreH, (Ieen fl
be a blessing il
he could. die; but death would
not ennie; sfie Vas tolt heal'thy;
she hni. too muaii vitality, to
ainken un'dersUjCh jburden,s
as oj)pie8sed .ber,rShe linger
ed at the obsenreown, where
her infant' wis'.b'tirie'dya'i lng
as she could, clinging to the,
last to - iUfii- giissigrown' -hi!
Inpk, where al) that was,lelt to
berwaslafd; " out subsfs'tence
was, irom the; first, difficult to
be; earned there, and finally be
came impossible; and then she
set her lace homeward, with a
s t r f b lJ de ) e r at e fe'eTi n g,Vaytn g
'Let me but see them once
again, and (ben I will lie down
and die." ' - ' . '.V " 1 ',:
. I..' i .
By what lonely wanderings,
through what hunger and sul
ferings'., she iought.,' rje . wVyv
mcntlis alter, back, to Ameri
ca, who can. telir! let she did
not return, because she hoped
to' be forgiven. Nil she knew
her father too well lor that.
But at," the 'end he'r'heafth be
gan to fail, a racking cough set
in. anditho' desire- grew orr her
to creep within" sight .ot, the
old house,and lie dnwnanddie.
Sometimes, in' her nights ol
lever, she thought ' that, per
haps, she might cach aglimuse
ot Hetty er --bef 'rather, 'afar
off, they not seeing her. Or
perhaps they might' brush by
her lu the street, so thai, she
could touch their garments,' uii-
ktfithenivA a-,.; ,f.:. . m.
. . This very day sba had reach
ed her native city! .penniless,
having spent ber 'last. dollar in
railrpad . lare..: She had' .eaten
nOU!ng alt day. Vth knew hot
where she wasto sleep. SLh
bad come, in8lihctivelyt to the
old home; but'she did not dare
t'o.eiiter; all she could do was
to, look" in, hopelesslyi as she
.was doing noj
keener than' ver 14I feel 1 so
tired, too. Oh! if I could only
see papa." 1 1 '
(J ratio ally she grew more
and more drowsy; out she did
not leel .chilly now; only her
limbs seemed- to '-be' giving
away under' her strangely, and
her brain ! got ''dulled and
Btunned. ! ' '' ' "';!
"I will rest'awhife," she said
finally, sitting- down ,'on' the
doorstep1. By-8nd by I shall
feel " stronger." ' No' wonder 1
am tired, I have not'slejpt any,
or so utile,' for so' Wn."- ' '
: When, some tinie' airer; trie
ball began 'to' break up,!and
the first -carriages to afrrthe
frtotm'eh : lound 1 an 'Insensible
fignrrV 'ott the 'door ilepsj hall
lying, halt leaning against the
railine. ;The news of so strange
an event soon penetrated to
the master of the house, usual
ly kind-hearted almbst to a
fault. 1 ' ' I -
"Bless me," he cried. '"A
homeless t woman. Dead, or
dying, did you sa.' ? Have her
carried to the housekeeper's
room i See that everything is
ddne1hati nri be..'' A' beggar
almost?. . That makes no differ
ehce. Why on mcli a nlghf, t
wouldn't turn a dog from the
door.' . . f
Helen was being borne In
according to Jhese .. Virecttona,
when the. old Butler, who i had
been in the family tor yars(
enme-buntiin gfflonrTtlT9- lit.
Otian'god asihe' wao'he rlfecrjgv''
lVhdti are , you dnjpgf'.rfel
crie,a, ii) , a, ingmenea 10,10,
uTold to carry her to the house',
keeper's room, you say? ; There
must be some mistake,, Put,
her. down here," and he point '
ed tOa loOoge in the hal!.'T"",rT
" Hq was,,, so dazed, he hardly
knew.Vihat he. said, or did; his
v.oice trembled tiU.it elided fn
a quaver., .., , ..i i .; ,. . . i. ." .
"'A crowd, oT'curious 'set 'van t s
and svmpathiziiig'guest gath
ered immediately' around the
prostrate" form, and (be noise
a'tirac ed the attention Vol Mr.
Forlescue, who, with Hetty,
slwidrttti' -fhebacV dra-'w?rliJ
room, receiving iiio uuteus oi
their departing guests.
MWl7at? James Vonfle't her
te carrrVMU'firW. :,,'We'II
see , about . tha.ll t.. lle'a lived
with me tUlj" Jief Ihiiks he's
master. But this is insuffera.
As he spoke, he1 moved to
ward (ha haU.i"liety,.by sonwt.
piii,iing,Iiejr,arm in his,
The crowd parted to make
way lot Hjatt"oi"t.t J S "
The moment Hetty saw that
pale, wan lace,' she recognized
her sister an . . t . . r.j
iOhvpapaT oh, aj)al itis
ilen." she cried, in a breath
less whiaper; and bursting into
tears!,' jhe flung herseli on her
knees by the. couch.
vUellen, dear-. Hellen -don't
... i i .... ... i . i . '
yen know meP she: sobbed.
Oh! she is ' dead;' she is dead,'
she cried,' almbstjn aVhriek.
; F)ra momeot' Mr, Fortescue
seemed'' about to ... s'toop ' andaj
dral,Uiy''aii!gr.ily.W'aji ' trom
heriiai'tir. ". Bui, soniethrrig'.'iii
the. pale',, inanimate'' lace re-
mihdeil liiin of his dead wite",
as lie h'a'd last seen her, just be
fore the coffin-lid was shut on
her lorever.'" He turned ashen,
1 li. . tm 'a '-' '
pale,"' staggered,-. -.ind;;'. weald,
have (alien, if the butler, wV6
had been, watching '.him aux
iously, bad hot caught him.
Air,' a'nl For God'a sake
' ' ". I . J. .. 1 ..Inn . l,,m .1. f).
gentieuiueu, jno ' uim "t.
cried t fiat lunclionary. ; ;
The rush of the keen, frosty
at luusphere, from the;opeu hall-
door, as the - spectators drew
'back '"at 'hese' worCS, partiauj
xeviv(rd "r Mr.', iFortersrjtfe4; , ;Hd
'gasctd v tot : -bt&M'MPteM
I . rr . . .... .nxl'Ww'fli
chtter,- for the
Carry her in take her lo
her. old room," he said, with a
choking sob. "Run for a doc
tor. Abt Mr. Hunter," as one
of his guests, the most eminent
practitioner in the city, rose
Irbui Helen's sides where he
had been feeling her pulse, ''I
forgot' you was. here. , Only
fainted you say? Thank God!
She that was lost islonnd," un
consciously breaking into the
words of Scripture, the tears
rolling down hh cheeks, bis
Voice shafting, "she. that, was
dead Is alive again."
'Oh, papal" cried Hetty,
throwing her arms around her
lather's neck, ''bless you ior
those words. .We shall be so
happy so happy 'no Wj-illi
She ' broke'abwn lii hysteric
8oos.'";' : ' 'r ' ' '
Whrtt more have we to tell?
Helen recovered in lime, all
, . .... '
her 'oli ' health, thbugh never
lier old vivacity. Life liad been
too hard lor her for that. But
ahe became what was better, a
calm, earnest woman whose ear
was ever open to the cry of djs
t'reW, a'daughter who made her
lather's home happier than il
had ever be'err, at least siuce
the death of his' wife. ' ' ' '
For Uet'ty1 married and left
Helen sole niistreBR. Helen
had 'recognized her sister walk
ing up and down the room, as
we have seen; arid it was then
that Hetty had exchanged the
vows that were to bind her' for
li ej'ott that never1 tb be-forg'ot-on
Niw Ykar's Eve. ' 1 v
THE CINCINNATI COMMERCIAL.
to P"8ent it in -tW
t In, addition ,tq liriijye'rBal
ciroulaton of, the Commercial
in Cincinnati and vicipity, it is
9old through .over; three bun
drcd agenpieg in Ohio-'Jnfltan
Keiii'ucKy. Tennesse, West Vir
ginia, and Southern Illinoifl.and
on all. (t railroads, inthse;
Stffef, ,? n(j jiere, ia, a,, special,
eifoF ia!fKi,.he(i.r.?al "'ers
fom pasbarg tofew.JOrleans.
,( l be le.rri,ory,occppie.d by the
is jhatwithiaone day's railroad
trayeljOf Cinci.nn.ati, and .there
ar regnjari ,p arriers' routes tor
the Commercial, in Uolumhus,
Ohio; Indfanpolis, ,, Indiana;
Fra.rtk fort,, ;1 Kentucky;' Nash-
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ot other superb and flourishing
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Nalipn, and on all sides is sup
ported by thrifty andprosper
oiis cbmmunitiesin, which for
hundreds ot .miles in. every at-,
rection, the Commercial, is (he
In I ..' !' -'' "
vorit,e newspaper (o ..
In a poliMcal sense, the( Com-.
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. ii ' J i i -ii'i, m in; "
pendent,. It recognizei.nOjOb,
ligations f to 'pari organiza
tions.' "Its sincerity in this po-
ft'.ioj )a Dopuarly,inderflqod,
a.nd largely apprgciatec that
its 8bs9ribera , apd, ..ba.bitual
purchasers ,n ,eiber, political
party .outnumber those of .the
party ;Cgarj8, jnd jjts aggregate
ciptlaipn,i8 greater 4 ban. that
p jts cqmpet.p combined. ,
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the ipolHics, pEurppe,l,wl)iqh
brought into very intimate re
lations w.i(h us, and, ea'pestly
viD,aicatiug: apd pu8tinig the
development of natibnality in
Germany and Italy; it' teordiafly
sympathizes wito., the ltepiiDii
can pause i'ut France, a-ndpain,
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age, but rely wholly uporj the
business that grows out of re
spect and good will ol the pub
lie at large.
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lite, and it is not hazardous to
claim for the Cincinnati Com
mercial that it at once the
most - co'niplete nnd trust
worthy journal Issued in the
Ohio Valley Iho renter of the
population and the seat'of the
political power of the Nation
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whom it helps or hurt?.' Wei
expect to be as; thorough and
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with political information. .
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foeriterprise in. collecting, the
news and honorable abating
with the people in publishing
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ike lest terms, offered hi any
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M. HALSTEAD & CO.
Proprietors of the Cincinnati
Remarkable Discoveries Recently
Made in the Mammoth
Cave of Kentucky.
alve,al keletons loaod imhedd?tl.a
Mr.' W.F, Putnam, jr. of .Sa-
lem, Mass., director ot the Pea-
body Academy-and a Vice
President ot the Essellnstitute,
hits' been' making a scientific
exploration of the Mammoth
Cave of Kentucky. Be took
home with him several speci
mens of ' the eyeless fish which
abound in the rivers of the
cave, and a few fish hitherto
unknown to exist there. These
latter have1 eyes and ' are of a
blackish color the blind fish
being nearly white. ! Microsco
pic examination "of 'the blind
fish showed, where the eyes
should be, a number of delicate
threads which, would. seem to
float above their heads. These
are nervous filaments by which
the sense of .touqhis made to
replace that ot , tight. Toe fish
that have eyes swim close to
. , . i - ...... . . .
the .bottom ol the water instead
ot near the surface, as the blind
, . , i i . , ' - '
fish do. A correspondent of
the New York Mall, who gjves
I i - ; - - -w . .
that paper an account of the
discoveries, considers this fact
a staggefer to the theory of Mr
Darwin.'" "If," he ;sayB, "as the
Darwinians -claim; the blind
fjsit had !o6t fb'e' sense ot eight
from' lack, of need of 1 it, and
bad been bfeaohed 'out by the
darkness In 'which they lived",
these .other fiatie a living . still
below, and, i if . possible in a
darker place than their eyeless
brethren, .eho.uldbe -.quite, as
blind,and even more colorless."
Mr. Putnam found a strange va
riety ot flora, which, was pretty
much alt root. ' But jhe tnodt
remarkable discovery of all was
that oi humari remains. Says
the' M ail 'correBpdWdenr' : !Mr.:
PtiTnaTh has" bridgM hotlie ttrr-
1 ADVEItTLSLNO TERMS. '
Ore sqmvre,... $1 Cd
Each addition, asec ion CO
Cards, per ye . 10 JO
Loral notiev per line, ih
-Yearly advertisements $100 00
column, and at proportionate rat pel
lesaapiee. Payable in advance. -
t9 The Record toeing the official
paper of the town, and having tie
largest circulation of any paper in tr
county, offers mperloi iuJucrtnects
in the soil miles within these
other caves. . Some miles in,
also, they noticed curious piles
ot stones, which had in the
center a round hole, 'which
seemed to be blackened by a
charred substance. Further In
Ibey came upon bunches of fag
ots lied with ropes of grass,
which were evidently the ta
pers set to burn in these cairn
candlesticks. They also found
moccasins of woven graBB, here
one aud there another, in the
soil, as though they had been
cast off by their probably pre
hiaiorio owners; and in one
place a paper, tied up together
by the same twine ot woven
grass. It is impossible, at first
sight, to say whether these re
mains are hundreds or thou
sands of years old; but they are
at pny rate prehistoric, and
there are indications to show
thai the v reach far back to the
antiquity ot the Roman cava
uweiiers. implements ana
utensils are also .found. in
abundance, such as have been
discovered, in European caves
as well." .
A Kind Word of Caution.
, there is an evident inclina
tion with auaie Oranges to es
tablish ' co-operative stored
We iniuk Ihej are wrong; with
uue ueiereuco lo .llieui. lue
uiurtf we exuiuiue the, mailer,
tbe more we are convinced that
u is nuZdrUoud uud that the lar
uiers will nave uiouey by let
tiug it alone. The Bvateui has
been tried in other portions ot
tne country, but wun bad con-
oequeuctia. there is scarcely a
Boniary J'lbtauce where it li,
eiioteeded, uud it li"been
abautioued by uiue teulhs of
those )who have given it a trial.
:)Whqii the larmers couoludti
lo diyide their lime, euorgy,
uieaus and aunUon between
Stilting goods on the one baud,
i hey may look out for breakers
ahead, 'tor they pre certain to
be eucouulered. They will lay.
the luuudation for luiure trou
ble, annoyance and loss .ot,
mouey. 'It is dangerous to
have too many irons in the fire.'
One is enough in this instanced
T ilatuv auocessluily, the bus-)
uva, musi huye. ihe:un4iyideu
attenMon of the iarmer, aud all
tne capital and good sense ue
can coinuidnd. lie can "no:
withdraw any portion' of hisr
meaaa Irom the soil and apply
them to mercautile operations.
Let him try It, and see it he i
liol- swamped. Farming is a
bustuess, aud a big one at that,
so much so, In fact, that it must
be closely stuck to nil the timej
The cause ot its drawback la
the want ot capital and ener
getic action. We have this to
sayto all who have any desire
to embark 'in cooperative
Mores, that they will conlront
surioua difficulties and proba
ble disasters. They must eith
er rent or build store houses ot
their own. Tbey must hire
clerks or agents to buy and
sell their goods. They must
pay an income tax and other,
expenses not apparent at pres
ent. They must run the risk or
employing dishonest agents, of
losing money at their sales, ot'
making some bad debts and of
final tankrupicy and ruin. If
they have any capital to spare
from their (arms it would bo
far letter for ihern to put It at
interest than to riBk it in an ad
venture ot thia sort. But hovf
can so many stockholders, whoi
would likely be concerned in a
co-operative store watch over
their' interests? Ilave they
time to do ii? And - then,'
"what's everybody's businasais
nobody's business.'' Hence the ,
presumption" 19 a fair one that;
it would get little or no atten
tion irbm the stockholders.'
If the farmers will only be'
patitnt, and take, pains to un:
ders(and and apply the husi-t
ness system .which our Order j
has' established, they will. find
they h ave no need of co-opera '
live stores, v We . have1 two ;
clearly. defined ways of miking t
our pqrebases, either, one of -which,
i( properly controlled, ,
would meet oor demands. - The '
one is trading directly with cer--'
tain houses whose confidential
ctrculars" are or should be in f
the hand? or every Grange; and f
the other ia buying through aw.
thorhed agents, whe will eflect
pori hasps for them at a riorum-'
al per cent. . Here' is no risk; I
no investment except wh3t:(
they actually need; no ootlay
In the way of incidental expen-
seiindnftlears of baakrahtsjNi
aad endjeis.liUgaUoiV' suo
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