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IMClt (TUT TBIBAV JOMIII BT XDITO AND PROPRIETOR. Sanusss TWO JtOLLARS per year, in edraao Cwrt ernes But Jsildiaj, opposiM h Boose, stnwt, Xnia, Ohio. PROFESSIONAL. GEO. T7ATT, IL D., D. D- S. CENTAL OFFICE First ornr art of to Court Uoas. ENTRANCE First door north of Min Street OFFICE HOURS Fron 8, in th morning, tui I, afternoon. .Chronic ud local dissases prescribed for tttllOSMi " G. L. Paine, D. D. L.. t) c tit. OEim Krutfe aid Main itrMt, ovr I'tUai'l Drar Store. Ofiee hear fro a t A. M. U li St, ud tro 1 P. K. tt 1 r. M. ienis, one. l-ly LB. aires. J. A. IIXTOX. Gatch & Sexton, Attmeva sad Counsellor at Lsw. OSe Id Boss's luilding, Krta-wet eoruer of Main sod Detroit Etmts, in! of th Court Hons, Xenia, Ohio. noJ P. Hawes, Attorney at Law. OFFICB Second floor, Bsrr Building, op posite Court Bouse, iltia Street, Xenia, (J., ao-Ji-ly. R. S. FINLEY, M. D. Ssloeti Physician. 0e sad resiien, Mala itrMt, Xtais, Ohio. JOHN G. KYLE, M. D., Pkytieian sad Eargeoa. Ce sod residue K. i oast Second street, I on is, Ohio. Professional oslli proaptly answered. R. PARTINGTON, Attorn? st Lsw, sod authorised Agent fur th Col lection of Passions, sad sll other kinds of Military lain again the United State. OSes ortr sloe re A Andrew! clothing store, Hun street, Xenia, 0. . ItKOXS. s. M'SLr.OT. Simons & McElroy, Attorney j sad CoBBMllor et Lsw, Psztoa, Ford eosnty, Illinois. Wo will fire prompt attention to all oar profes sions! sasine. Also, to the payment of taxes, and the purchase sad isle of Rest Estate. We bar fur isle rslusble trsets of land in this and adjoining eoaaties. CFfXCE IS COURT BOUSE.. Belli D U 8 I N E SO C. Schilling, ttfaaBfaeroror of Bag Carpet All order! promptly stteaded to. sad stl work warranted to (ire sstist'ac ion. Cash paid for carpet rape. Second street, eppoitie Ware Housa, Xenia, 0. 21-ly. i meaoLS. io. s. lsck. Nichols & Black, Wholeeale sad rotsil deslere in Famiihing Ooode, and Ready Made Clolbiajr. Oppoiite the Court Hetus, Xeais, Ohio. 19-t.T. Chamberlain & Son, IUslora ia heats, boot, hats, capi As. Ne. 13 Main ftreet, Xexis, Ohio. 1 19-ly. W. H. Wilson, TTheleasl sad retail dealer in Groceries. Main street, opposite th Ewis House, Xenia, 0. 19-ly. John Sane, stool sad shot itore. Work f sll kind pnt ap to order. Mendinj don in short notice. All work warranted. One door cut or Deal's shop, Main street, Xeais, 0. H ly. Isaac Worden, Lirery Stsble. Hone, baggie and carriage s pood subply always ob haaa. Omnibus line run ning regularly to sll train. Htrling House sU.O e, Xenia, 0. . M ly. t. U. f BLLSBS. X. COOK. Sellars 6c Cock, Cease osrptater sad joiaers. Ready st sll 'me to do work ia their line, with dispatch, st 'ew rate sod ia good tyle. Shop, wet6ecoad itr t, Xeais, 0. 1 J HOTELS. 3EIIVLITSTGJ- HOUSE, DETROIT STREET, XEXIA, 0. THB 0LT CESTRALLT-LOCATED HOffSy IS THE CITT. The astronsge of th trsreling public is lolieites., aad bo effort or eipense will be spared to mak sll ear cassu coaifortsbl. S. B. CRETORS, atZri Proprietor. BROADWAY HOTEL Corner Broad way nd Second Street. CINCINNATI, OHIO. E. U. B1C&NELL & Co., Proprietors CLIFTON HOUSE. Corner of Sixth and Elm Street The sboT Home, hsring been newly furn iahed and fitted up, is now open for th so- eommodstton of the traveling public. Gueft Tisitine the city, either on brtjiuess or Blesture. will find the CLIFTON HOUSE pletsantly located, and conrenieat to the bus iness part of the city. The Proprietors desire, by close attention to business, to merit the patronage of the public. When ju riit th city, please giro as call. WM. GARRISON, GEO. W. BROWN, Proprietors. A. WICKERSHAXI, WITH GEO. A DIXON, DEALER IK FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC JD&rZ- GOODS, 3C. 38 Third St, . Dayton, O. BO- ". ATTEND to that eoegh intime, 'delay k dan rrowtj,",.T aa get Pvm that will ear fat fATTOK'le- --initMMsiajMsesswe'SBSSSB 3sscBsaeawsnBsssmwsMnsssms i isni sm n i ism i imissrasOsBsstaaaaasssaaBBaasBB r, . - 1 ai i 13 K 1 Ridenour XENIA, FRDAY, JANUARY 6, 1865. i Jtiiti. AJDJM 1 A bJMM I hi Mjh. -" - : : m - - ' .V -"X ! VoL 2. No. 7. Tailoring anfl rurnlstins Goods. L. XTichoIs. Jno. A. Black- Hichols & Elacli, MAIN STREET, Oppotit tin Court Smut, Offer to the public one of the finest selections of KEYJ & FASHIOMLE GOODS ever broKht to Xenia, consisting t CASSi:..nS. VBSTI1TGS, Selected with great car ia the Eastern mar. kets, together with nunnisnms goods In great variety, and Ready-made Clothing, For those in too great A hurry to wait, made in fashionable style, and as low ss SB be afforded in these days tf high prices, Our . . stock of .1IUTART GQQDS& T1MMIIBS Is full end complete, consisting of SaW, "$vvo, And everything required to put a man ia complete order for the "tented field," or la mslte him comfortable in cold weather PAPER COLLARS IN BOXES, Something nice, cheap, and convenient. LUTES" .COLLARS FOR EOTS. And a large assortment of WINTER UNDER-GARF.1ENTS Etc., Eu., Etc We give espesial attention toward getting op Military Uniforms, And flatter ourselves that, ia this particulai Una, we are better prepared to give satisfaction than any heme in this vicinity. Look in, and examine our Sttek. NICHOLS & BLACK. B07 HARDWARE AND CUTLERY. IGOVEN & SONS, CCCSSSORS TO B. B. BBXISBT ISO. DEALERS iy All Kinds of Saddlery, SHELF HARDWAKE, Aagricultural Implements, Loclcs and. Latches, Guns and Pistos, Carpenter's Tools, Log Chains, Trace Chains, Hater Chains, Cooper's Tools, Bird Cages, Window Glass, Table and Tea Spoons. . Table and Pocket Cutlery! Sclf-Adjutting Clolhet Wringtrt. BRASS AND PORCELAIN KETTLES. Mill and Cross Cut Saws. Children's Cabs, Toy Wagons & Wheelbarrows, Children's Willow Wagons. Patent Enamelled Leather. ALSO, GROVER & BAKER'S Sewing Machines! IN SHORT, All Articles in Hardware Line Particular attention will be psidte Fine Table Cutlery. Goods Sold Cheap for Cash, ORAPPROVEDCREDIT. All account Closed Jnlj 1st and Jannarj Is by cash or approved note, aavahle in the Xenia Branca. Sank. - ' r:i Iy. aoovnf d tos. SETH-W. BROW If, EDITOR. FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 1865. Santa Claus's Wish Council. It fu a haty time wilt, the generonj old gentleman, for this was the night of his famous Wish Council; and the knott ed blows of his Secretary Blaxius, aad the piles of memoranda bj which he was surrounded, testified to the amount of business on hand, while the air was full of the impalpable, but to him plainly risible forms of the Wishes. Some were jolly and rosy in their intangibility, even gmnjr signs of mortal obenty ; some sweet and airy, in their impalpable delica cy... Others, hungry, eag.r, starvingly thrust these rosy TapoM, and stretcnea forth bony fingers beseechingly to the genial Saint, as he stood smiling before his widemouLhed, glowing fire-place. In the instant that the formless Wish gained form and substance its supplication was carefully recorded by the nearly distract- n a . a ' " ed secretary, ani it iaaea iorever into nothioenes. There were visions of fair children, with golden cutis and rosy lips, begging, stocking in hand, for candy and toys; of spare and stout gentlemen wttn spectacles, desirous of rare editions of choice authors ; ot stylish dames who long' ed for point, thread, or Iloniton, or momt, velvet, or glace : young girls beseeching vapory evening dresses, and all manner of gold and gear; or ragged cnnaren long la. m 1111 1 ing fur a mere glimmer ot Laristmas joy, for a crumb from a rich man's table ; ot traunt men in ragged . uniforms . begging for letter, for sympathy, for common food and clothing, for deliverance from prison, and vermin, and starvation ; of other men not so gaunt and prison-worn, brave, bardy, and enduring, yet turning loyally to tbe dear fireside for the light ' and warmth of the Christmas cheer which may not be denied them. And sadder sights than these were shadowy women, ltb beeeing rags, starving cheeks, and fingers pricked and bleeding ; asking fires, blankets, food for the workers, medicines and care for the sick , thrusting out ill spelled bills for unpaid work in skeleton hands; and fair, bright girls fading away over desks, over needle-work, and asking not to be forgotten by those who had been their guests in bsppier days, when their best friend filled a soldier's saddle and not a soldier's grave. Tbe smite died away from the lips of the Saint, and he walked anxiously up and down the room. Something must be done,' different from what has ever been done before. The days when the reiudeer and I could manage thta thing are over. (Jne of Grant's wagon-trains could not carry the things I am expected to deliver, a he days when a tiny stocking full of candy and nuts, a cake and primer, or a squawk ing dg and a junping-jack would sat'sfy a child, sppstr to have passed away for ever. Heres renella lU'i nnjBey wants a gold tea-set for her doll, and Katarina Von Trondelbedde wants a velvet cloak and royal ermines. Does she indeed ! I ve a great mind to bring her a switch, as I have done in old times I And forty thousands others as reasonable as they. Fact is, I won't stand it ;' and the old fellow grew so warm that he threw eff bis mink dressing-gown, and kicked his Uppers vigorously into one corner. Blaxius ! fetch me my buffalo-skin capote, and see that tbe reiudeer are ready in ix seconds and the old gentleman flew round in a style qui e astonishing in one of his age. I'll see the parents them selves, and try to talk a little common rense into ihem But what's this T Ouly three dulls mother and daugb ers four if you count the Topty, who carried their white opera-cloaks over her arm. Mamma Doll in velvet and point- iace, a diamond pin confining the tiny collar. JJaugmer Diemenune in wniie satin and bridat vci', and pearls, real pearls, m ber waxen neck.. Sister Belinde as a bridemaid in silk and blond. Your servant, ladies,' bowed Santa Claus and if he could have blushed at his own disarray he would have done so, bad not nature anticipated any movement in that direction by tinging both cheeks and nose wiih the deepest carnation 'and what can I do fW you 7 We bave a great favor to ask, bir, replied Mamma Doll ; 'we are in grief, too. though that is not what we came to say to you. " We were once a very bappy family wben D.iss ivatanna dressed us in merino, and Clementine was engaged to the Zouave. But at the height of tfcis gold went up, Kattie'a father made a fortune, and the poor Zouave was utterly demolished by tbe poker accidentally fall ing upon him as he lay on tbe rug in front of the fire. And Kattie, instead of asking Annt Olive to mend up our poor friend, took him up ob, horrors I she threw him into tbe blazing grate. Imag ine tbe feelingB of a doll of sensibility at th'a awful moment! And all Kattie would say was "My pspa is rich ; he II buy me nozier ene. 'I knew of poor Clementine's attach' meut. 1 longed to fly to ber, but you know we can not stir till bedtime of our own will. In tbe mean time Aunt Olive captured our prostrate forms, carried us off to ber room, and arrayed us as you see, announcing that she was going to marry Clementine to Lord Duudreary, whoever be is, and that the wedding was to take place in the new play-house on Christmas-eve. Meanwhile we lie hid in Aunt Olive's bureau drawer 'Indeed,' sobbed out poor Clementine, 'I'd fir rather marry the broken Zouave than this dreadful Dundreary, who is certain to be horrid, if I do have pearls and satin to wear V 'Yours is certainly a hard case,' replied Santa Claus, who bad listened attentive ly ; 'but it don't seem to be a case for my interference exactly.' 'That is what I am coming to,' said Mamma Doll. 'Of course vou can not restore us the poor Zouave from his ashy grave ; bat while we were nnder Aunt Olive's care a poor woman came in (the widow Pettibone you know her) to bring home some shirts she bad been making, and the drawer wasn't quite shut, and we couldn't help hearing what was said. She shivered, and came near tbe fire, and looked so hungrily at the chil dren who were lunching on buttered rolls and cold chicken that Arthur told Kattie to ofier her some; but Kattie said, 'She wanted all there was --.there was none too much for her.' 'Then theehildreq ran off to play, and Aunt Olive took ua ut and began" t work on our dresses; and Mrs. Trondel bedde gave Mrs. l'cttibone five dollars, and blamed her for soiling them so much while making them. Then Mrs. Petti bone sighed, and looked at our dresses (ice could not help them, jou know), I heard her mutter. "All that money on a lot of trumpery dolls, and my Nellie dving at home with out comfort !' 'Now, when I beard her I waa greatly grieved, and wished I ctnld help her ; but we're only dolls. Now, Sir, if you can help her, please do it, and do it quickly.' Bbiius now announced the team, and Santa Ciaus, blowing his nose fiercely on his red bandana, offered seats to the dolls in his sleigb. ...... . Hastily equipping himself inhis furs for his night-ride, while Tupsy wrapped her mistresses in their opera cloaks, the old gentleman handed them in politely, though poor Clementine sobbed under her hood all they way home. Tying his team to the lightning-rod, be helped the dulls in through the flue of Aunt Olive's room, and, dropping another story, made bis. most unexpected nppearane before Myndert Von Troudelbeddeand his drowsy wife aa they dozed before the parlor grate.. 'Servant, Sir,' was the salutation of the Saint. Now Myndert was not a stout old Ducihman, as you may suppose, but a descendant 'of a Dutchman the man whose hand always weighed a pound and his foot two, when be balanced a big bun dle of skins which he. wag purchasing of some poor wretch of an Indian, and con sequently Myndert was rich. Myndert and his wife looked very much astonish ed, as well they might; lut they had been at Mrs. Latetoroost's grand ball the night before, and were too sleepy to do any thing but stare drowsily at the apparition before them, and Myndert stolidly returned the polite bow of the Saint. Santa Claus brushed off the coal soot from his furs, threw back his capote, and wiped bis lace as be sat down. I am bt. IN ic. solas, at your service , and you are Mr. Myndert Yon Trondel bedde, I believe.' Myndert nodded, in great amazement. 'My business is to talk to you con cerning Christmas, I have been listen ing all night to the wishes of every body for the holiday season. Time was when 1 was equal to thedemand ; but it would take a stocking big enough for Giant Blundcrbore to hold all that the children ask for, or a sugir-maple, if they hnvc a Christmas-tree ; and the wishes of the grown folks absolutely have no limits ibe children want gold and silver tea- sets for their dolls, and velvets and royal ermines for themselves; and the grown ups want every thiog they ever heard of. Now, Sir, it's time to stop this nonsense. Children are just as happy with a rag- doll or a jack-kniie and a handful of can dy as with all this nonsense. And, it you do it to get talked of, you'd answer your end far better to give the money to the soldiers, or the prisoners, or the Orphan Asylum, or to tbe poor at your very doors. There's the widow Fettibone, in the next street, who makes your shirts she has a daughter as fair as your Bertha, amd far whiter, for she's dying djiDg, Sir, of the prick of the neetile dying for the lack of beef and bread for the want of fire and water, and the very air of heaven, Sir. And the women who are making up your contract of army clothing are white and tbin and hungry, and your pay for sewing don't go up as gold does, nor does beet and coal go down, whenever that happens. And besides them, there's a lot of blessed fellows just released from rebel prisons. God bless the boys! They're half starved, half naked ; but their hearts are all right, and give em a welcome borne that tbe country II be proud tt remember. And Major Summons, who was shot at the head of his column in Sheiidau's fight, d'ye know how poor his family arc going t be? And d'ye remember Private Rogers, who was your book keeper, who died of fever; and his mother is old, and lives down five Hundredth Street, and nearly starves with hunger and cold and sorrow, lie was ber only son, but she did not hold him back. Now, sir, you meant to. leave these and pass by on the other side, while you was willing enough to help me get the gold tea-set, and the velvets and ermine, and pointlace and diamonds, and flummery generally ; and I've got to drive past these widows, and see the pale faces, and bear the cold, rag ged, little children praying for Santa Claus to bring them their share of goodies: and I can't do it, Sir I can't do it, and you and yours are responsible.' And the peppery old fellow actually rose and shock his brown fist in the face of the gentleman with the blond mustache, who began to fidget nervously. 'I don t know that you are worse than tbe rest, Sir bnt you've all much to an swer tor. What I want done is'somethmg effectual. Call a meeting atid systematize tbe matter. Baise sewing wages. No danger of gout from high living if you double them. Give a thousand dollars to tbe poor. It's only the cost of one ball-dress, and see a little to its d'stribn- tion personally. Look to it that the poor, whom ye have always with you, have a bit of beef or turkey on my Master's birthday, and I'll take it kindly if you lynch a dozen or two gold brokers besides. It'll help matters in the long run. Now what will you no, Sir? I can't do a thing without jour help. There are as many slippers embroidered eacn year as would supply New York if every man was a centipede, and hundreds of poor folk going barefooted. Why, Sir, I think that when the blessed Christmas comes, and the odor of the fir-tree, and pine, and the spruce, and the hemlock goes np like an offering, and the churches stand open, and the Gloria in excelsit peals up from the organs you feel your hearts grow so warm that you'd fairly run over with lov ing-kindness I should indeed ; and Santa Claus threw open his fur coat and mopped his forehead. I should think you'd remember the blessed Babe of Bethlehem, and bow poor and bumble both be and bis friends were, and remember that the first of all Christ mas guts were ioriiimjand wben you say trom your hassocks that you re 'mist-ra bl sinners,' try to take a practical view of tbe subject, aud make an effort to do better with the blessed Christ assisting you. Why, Sir, on that day tho dens and holes of tbe city will all be filled, and tbe; 11 cry out, uUerry Chrrstmas ! with their burerng threats, and take my Master s nune in vain, and I can't help it, Sir. They'd not do so if they'd a ey d thev' decent Christmas at home; but onlv a' few eents. and whiaVv IB TIAf nilYsn ! as beef and turkey, nor does- rum eosl like coals, and it keeps one warm too, after a fashion. I'm not used to talking so much, but I am roused now and must speak. You know that if gold and prices do go up a fixed income is not elastic, nor are wages very much more so ; but Wall Street mles ud its riches, and luxu ry and waste ri it over the land, and salt won't save tbe country if this thing goei on. Let the yotmg folks frolic, as taught them to long ago, and enjoy it, old and young together; but for Christ's sake dou t make me drive to jour ctiim nevs rast so uianv that kr.ow no hre, no j r , - dinner and where there must be empty stockings where there are not ahy at all Rather than do it, Sir, I'll sell tbe rein deer to tbe Hudson Bay bur Company and turn tin peddler mvseif. And the jolly Saint, now thoroughly in earnest, drew his capote over his head, bounded into the a;hy grate, rumbled bis way up to the top of the chimney, and was seen no more. Nothing remained of the wonderful visitor but two tiny pools of sootv snow-water on the hearth rug where his boots had rested. Myndert turned to bin wife. Lena,' he at length (it was 'Laney years ag, but now things had changed), 'there's a good deal of truth iu what that q ueer old follow said j ust now. Lena came to her husband and put her soft milk-wbne hand on his shoulder. It looked like a white butteiflv resting on the crimson dressing-gown. I'm afraid it's all true, and we forgot that we are only God's stewards. I never thought of all this before. I thought that we had much money, such a great plenty, that it was right to spend a great deal on ourselves and the children. I see now that we sbould not forget all of those who are not so blessed. It is true about Nellie Pettibone, I did forget about her. I thought it was no concern of mine; but I'll remember ber, I won't wait till Christinas eve. God forgive mo that I forgot so much and so long 1' And poor little Lena's blue eyes filled and ran over, and Myndert had nothing to do but draw her down on the arm of his chair and comfort her. Myndert was not really bad, ouly thoughtless, like so many. 'I've been an awfully careless follow, too,' said be, 'but I shall not take Van Dam's horses now. I'll do better.' And So he did for on Christmos-day there was both fire and feast in Widow Pittibone's two rooms, and fur all the rest of the winter days that came after; and Nellie did not die, and lio cold and pale in the light of Christmas morning, as her mother had feared ; and niaDy other poor hungry pantries grew savory with Christmas cheer; and palefaces bright ened, and gaunt faces rounded, and Santa Claus grew redder and jollier than ever, that he did not have to pass by those poor little empty stocking toward which his big honest heart so kindly yearned. Get a Home and Keep It. A leading object with every young man sbould be to secure himself a permanent home. And for its greater stability, it should consist partly in land, and up to a certain limit, the more of it the better, if paid for. The house should be as comfor table and attractive as one has the means of making it. It sbould be one that tbe heart can grow to, and will cling around more and more firmly with every passing year. Its owner should desire and pur pose to keep possession of it as long as he lives, and his children should grow up, feeling that there U odo place fixed and stable for tbem through all changes. Americans are altogether too roving in their habits. We build houses cheaply, and pull them down without regret. Or we sell out and move away a half a dozen times in a life-time, in the vain hope of bettering our condition. IIow much bet-; tcr to choose a homestead early in life, and then lay plans with reference to abiding there. Even though our gains be less than are promised elsewhere, a certainty should seldom be given up for an uncer tainty. "A bird iu the hand is worth two in the bush." Only those who have experienced it, know bow a family become attached to their longloved homestead. ro children love home as well as tbese who bave known but one. As the young become of mar riageable age, they should go out, one by one, from the old homestead, feeling it to be established, and knowing that this will remain unchanged as long as their parents live, a place to which they can return, and be ever welcome. A pleasing writer con firms our doctrine thus : There is great gain in being settled. It is two fold. Each year accumulates about the former material by which labor is lessened. "Ibe rough channels of labor become worn and smooth. A change involves a great loss, and rarely is there a corres ponding gain. lime is lost ; labor is ex pended; money paid ; the wear and tear of removal is no small item ; and above all, the breaking up of old associations is often disastrous in the extreme. Parents and children become unsettled in their morals. "Let tbe man who has a homestead keep it; let him that has none get one, and labor to render it a treasured remem brance to the absent, and a constant joy to those who abide in it." To all of which every intelligent, thoughtful person must give a hearty approval. Sweeping a City. Very few of our country readers have a clear conception of the labor and expense involved in keeping the streets and walks of a city in a condition of tolerable decen cy. Some idea may be gathered from tbe following facts relative to the extent of the labor and tho cost of sweeping tbe streets of New York. The New York Herald says there are two hundred and sixty-eight miles of paved streets in that city, averaging thirty-three feet in width. This gives an area of one thousand one hundred and thiity-nina acres to be cleaned. The city Itspectorbas the whole area swoept once every fortnight,, about one-bait is sweept twice every fortnight; about one-quarter is sweept three times; three hundred and forty five acres, are cleaned six times, and seventy-five acres twelve times, in the same spice of time. This is equivalent to cleaning three thou sand and five hundred and fifty three acres osee in two weeks. Ia addition to this work the ash carts traverse every mile of the streets, on each aide every day, Sunday excepted. This is equiva lent to traversing five hundred and thirty- six miles a day, and conveys some idea of be extent ot this magnificent metropolis lhe expense for street cleaning last year was f oy?,i:j. Sweeping a City. Select Poetry. [From Moore's Rural New-Yorker.] [From Moore's Rural New-Yorker.] A PRISONER'S PRAYER IN "LIBBY." BY MERTELE CONO. , Where the gentle night-wind lingers On her pure young brow. Soothing, with iu perfnm'd fingers, Care and anguish now, Hover near, Oh Guardian Angel Speak to her of nt Whisper to my fair Evangel Words of melody. Where the song-birds wake the chorus, In the morning light, When the Power ever o'er us Banishes the night Sing to her sweet word and tender, Gentle, soft and low; Say the trials God may send her, All must feel, below. Summer stars in beauty shining Through the blue above, Round her heart your magic twining, Whisper of my love. Tell her words of lore unending Words to soothe her pain O'er conch of suff ring bending, Bring ber life again I, a captive, worn and woary, Sad and faint with care, Through the long night, dnrk and dreary, Breath for her a prayer; All my psin in patience bearing Through each dreary night; All my load of anguiah, wearing, loula Iter load be light. Never more to meet 1 'Tis dreary, Dark and lone, to-night; Though my weight of woe be weary, Make her burden light. Here, amid my foes, 1 languish Fainter jJtows my breath And no hand may soothe my anguish In the hour of death. I am gsxing on thee, Heaven On thy silver stars, While I count the strokes eleven Through my prison bars. Does she gaie, as I, in sadness, Think and dream of me? Fill her soul, oh Loan, with gladness Warm'd and cheer'd by Thee. In the court tbe centry pacing, Hears the tolling bell, And I, leaning o'er the easing, Catch his cry "all's well." All the prisoners are sleeping, Stars burn in the sky, And my heart, its lone watch keeping, Echo's back the cry. i All if well ! With joy I greet you I Calmly shine, oh stars 1 Soon my soul will come to greet you Through these prison bars. Abw a prisoners fetters bearing, I upon you call ; Then an angel-glory wearing, 1 11 outshine you all I The Local News of Jamestown. Now that Christmas times are again upon us, as nsual in Jamestown everybody seems join in the festivities of the season. The Young Folks have their social parties nightly -he Old their Turkey roasts. The merchants and mechanics are reaping where they have sown in tbe past year, and all branches of business seems to be i a flourishing condition. If it was not for that draft that seems to haunt the minds of our patriotic home-guards so much of ate, we do think that Jamestown and vi cinity would compare favorably with other contented neighborhoods in the county. Some of our citizens, we understand, are trading greenbacks for representatives al ready. A good move in tbem, no doubt. DESERTER ARRESTED. B. F. Shickley, Esq., Provost Marshall in Silvercreek township, arrested Christ Cline, a deserter from the 74th Reg't. He has been in the county for three or four months and has managed to escape that vigilant officer until a few evenings Since. He was arrested in a barn a few miles north of town. He was promptly banded over to the authorities, at Colum bus. Our citizens will have a rich treat this week. J. Insco Williams' Panorama of the Bible will be exhibited in the M. Church, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. WAR IN AFRICA, THB PARTIES PROMPTLl ARRESTED, AND TRIAL IN CIVIL COURT. About three miles east of town on the D. X. &. B. R. R., there is quite a colo ny of colored " Bretbern." The peace of the colony was disturbed by Davy, Dolly and Alliu. Allin receving the blackest eye, had Davy and Dolly arrested, and brought before bis Hon. Squire Sbickleyr on charge of assult and battery. ' Allin, having the -most pointed ; witnesses, and about ten in number, induced the squire to fine Davy and Policy, which, with the cost, amounted to $31. A good day for the State and the witnesses. We bave not beard that tbe rail road was torn up in tbe fracas or that any of the bridges were burned. ACCIDENT. A small boy, son of Wm. Trucsdale, was accidentaly run over by a horse on Saturday. Thero was a young man ri ding the horse, but did not notice tho un fortunate little fellow, until tbe horse had trampled him under his feet. The child's head and hands was badly hurt, bnt we hope his injuries will not prove fatal. Moro anon. ACCIDENT. M. S. Jamestown, Dec., 26, 1864. A letter from Fortress Monroe, in the Norfolk Old Dominion, says that since the triumphant march of General Sherman the Georgia troops refuse to do duty, ad ding that "a few weeks will expose the holiowness of this rebellion in a manner that will excite profound surprise through out tbe whole world bow tbe Confederacy has been able to- sustain itself fur so long a time." One evening the late Bishop of London was to have dined with a party where Sjdnoy Smith was a gueat. Juat before dinner a note arrived, saying that ha was unable to keep his engagement, a dog having rushed out from, the crowd and bitten him in the teg. When this note was read aloud to the company, Sydney Smith's comment wa, ''I should liVo to hear the dog's account of the story." [...] GOOD j BSCOOD Our readers h of the terrible wari trated at Deerfield, in .'. ...in . t Monday niht of last week. We tal"?-, folhwing, in reference to tbe awful ifLlTi from the Lebanon S'ar List Mondav n:g!:t a most terrible trag- edy was enacted at the residence of M John W Roosa, three and a half miles from Lebanon, on the road leading to Deerfield. Some person unknown entered the house during tha night, nod murdered Jesse Cozzens, a hired man, aged about 57 years, who was employed on Mr. Roosa 's larm, Alice Bell Koosa, aged about 14 years, and Harry Roosa, aged about jears. Mrs. Roosa received ten bloirs from a hatchet on and about tho head, and was doubtless left for dead, but it is prob able that she will recover. Frauces Roosa, aged about seven years also received ten blows, and at the date of this writing it is not expected that .-be will recover. Jean nette Roosa, aged six years, was the only one in the house wbo escaped uninjured Mrs. Roosa states that she was wakened in the n'-ghf, and she thinks the early part or tbe nignt, by a man moving about in her bed-room with a lighted lamp, in one hand and a hatchet in the other, flrcame to the bed where she was lying with little Marry, and struck her a blow on the bead with the hatchet, which rendered her un conscious. Jeannette Kosa sfc-tes that she was wakened by the struggle between her sister Alice and the murderer, that af ter he struck Alice the first time he said he bad bt en mad at her fa' her, and want ed to kill him. That he then said if Al ice did not pive him Eve dollars he would kill ber. That Alice begged hitn not to kill her and she would give him any thing he wanted. Then the murderer dragged Alice out into the dining room and Jean nette heard no more. After the murderer had completed his work, he returned from the dining room to the bed room occupied by Alice and Jean nette and passed out through the window. As he was crawling through the window Jeannette raised herself up in the Led, and the murderer looking around told her if she did not lie down be would kill her. She then laid down, and heard the mur derer pass through the gate. Both Mrs. Roosa and Jeannette say the man had a reddish moustache, dark eyes aod hair, a thin face, and thatbe was of medium size. The description tallies almost exactly with that of a strange man who was in Lebanon on Monday with a woman, both claiming to be from Mary land and professing to be on their way to Dayton. Jeannette say3 that the murder er was wihout coat or hat, and that the saw bis track at the bridge where the pri vate road-way from Mr. Roosa's bouse joins the JJeerbeld turnpike. This cir cumstance, and the other statements of Jeannette given above seem to imply that the murderer was no stranger, but some one actuated by a fiendish malice against Mr. Roo-a and his family. When the murderer left the house he placed the lamp, still burning, on the floor in Jeaonette's room, and left tbe hatcher, covered with blood and hair, lor the blows had all been aimed at and mosf of tbem delivered upon the heads of his vie ims, on the floor near the windi w. Jeannette says the lamp sm- ked so that tbe chimney tecame black and everything became dark, wben she got up and lit an other lamp. That also srauked, and she lit a candle. As soon as it became light she ran over to Mr. A. L. Scott's and told what bad happened. He notified Mr. Jes se Beadle, and they went to Mr. Roosa's house. Upon entering" the hout'e an awful sight met their viiW. In one corner of the room sitting ia a chair with his head resting against Ine wall, was Jesse Cozzens, dead. Behind the stove lay Alice, dead, and up on the floor lay Frances with five or six cuts upon the bead, still alive and moan ing but in all Lrobability mortally wound ed. I be dead were horribly cut and mangled, and great pools of blood were upon the floor. The walls and ibe furni ture were smeared with blood, and there were evidences of a terrible struggle. There was blood also in Jeannette's room. Passing into Mrs. Roosa's room they found her with cuts upon both sides of ber face, all over her head, and one broad gash up on her arm. The pillow and the bed clothing were soaked in blood. She was able to rpeak, and said some man had been there murdering tticiu all. Then, first of all, and true to the maternal instinct, she asked them to tee if ber babe was alive. She could not tell, but it bad been still a long time, she said. They found the child dtad. The hatchet had been buried in its brain. Tbe rooms where the murders had been committed, looked like slaughter pens. So horrible a scene was never be fore witnessed in the county of Warrtn. By this time lhe news began to spread, tho neighbors flocked to the bouse and Drs. Drake and Scoville we:e sent for. Mrs. Roosa was found to be severely, but it is hoped not moTtally wounded. Fran ces' skull was broken and the brains were oozing out at the back of ber head. It will be almost a miracle if she recovers. Coroner White being notified hastened to the scene of the murders, empsnneled a jury, and reduced to writing the testi mony which we have embodied in the ac count given above. What adds to the horror of this appalling tragedy is the fact that but a week or two since Mr. John W. Roosa, tbe head of tbe household, became insane and was removed to tbe a.-yluin at Dayton. As bis insanity was exceeding ly violent in its form, it was at first feared he had escaped from the asylu ji, returned home und in his ravings committed the dreadful deed, and then wandered off. But a dispatch from Dayton announced that he was f-afe at the asylum, and there was no longer any doubt that a series of murders almost too horrible to relate had been committed. There was no evidence of robbery. In deed the murderer did not appear to have entered any rooms of the house except thosj where his victims slept. The wildest excitement prevails. James M. Roosa, uicle of the murdered child ren, offers a reward of five thousand dol lars for the arrest of the murderer. We bave thus given an account cf a crime apnralled in tho history of our eounfy, and scarcely equalled anywhere. We hope that every person who may come into possession of any fact tending even iu tho slightest degree to the dot ction of the guilty one, will at once couiuiuoicxte it to the Prosecuting Attorney or fo Mr. E)osa. A French bishop said lately in a ser mon : " Let women remember, whilo put ting on profue and expensive attire, ho narrow arc th'? g:ites cf I'ara'lise." ""a to be to I of Adrertisin: One trroere, one insertion mum mMiis. . n n - j Clr t Jne fourth column uneyar half - . . TS . - . Jl so - . two!. i One qu:iro to oou.-lat X tea iisue ur If of ons en type- ' , - . n i ! AiverTl?ement of a trati.-ioatcnaraoter. mas1 pjaM for in advao1. - - - - . Nxtiei-s of Marriage and Death,, free. Notices in the Uocai Department tea eents per line. Bniineu Cards, fire elollan per year. Our Prisoners—Winder, the Infamous. It is enongh to make one's hwirt ache t hear the stories of snfferinj;, destitution, so l inhumanity which eomefro.n ths lino of our returned prisoners. Stripped of their clot h--ing, plundered of their valuables, often brn taily hsndled, they were crowded into hugo Spens, without tents, without blsnkets wiib- .11 r tire, with ni!hw . . ... . i . 1 ..6. wr opi'ics wim hich to provide fuel, or make the smallest ovision ior tnetr personal comfort. At C.n- lumbis, when they killed snd buried the bloodhounds which were used to put an tho track of escaping fugitives, theirbodies were exhumed and thrust into the stream, above the camp which supplied the imprisoned with water. While in most all the pen filth, starvation, insufficient ciothinj, were doin -their work, and pestilence hurried thousands to untimely graves. No record waa kept of tbe dead. The satisfaction was denied to the survivors of preserving s record for the friends of the lost of those who wore inhu msnly murdered ; and but for the vigilant activity of th survivors all trace of them would have passed away. On scraps of pn per, on margins of newspapers, on the backs of old letters, the names of maay were pro--erved; but scores perished, th unknown martyrs of a noble csuse. Peace to their ashes I Their fate may have escaped human cognizance, but it will not e'ude the eye of Him in whose hands are the avenging isiuos ' of an inevitable retribution. Winder, the incarnate fiend, whose fe't atrocities at Richmond rave him an ' proaehuble notoriety or infamy, eclipsed him self by his brutal heartlessness in South Car- olina; and when the terrible mortality 0f our : men was brought to his notice, ia rennrt. .. hsving ssid: "They do not dit half fast ' enough." The open murder of tbe highway man, the secret assassination of the Thug, are ' honorable compared wiih the cold-blooded, protracted slaughter of those defenceless pris oners, herded together in crowds, shivering under insufficient clothing, poisoned by th deadly exhalations from the living and' the ' dead, maddened by tbe arulality and neeloct of their keepers, and dying of the low tor- ', tures of starvation. Before the damning record of the crimes committed and eounten. " anced by this nameless monster, the blackest names in history Clsrerhous. JeffHai Alva, Borghia will fall into insisnificance. To measure the enormity of his guilt, no nun- 11 . u i. . a? Bumeiiicouiu oe sumcientiy severe, no ven geance sufficiently terrible. Washington ' Chronicle. Why Don't He Do It. When a farmer knows that the winter ana. son is the time t prepare bar-posts and re pair all kinds of farmiae imrlementa. Kh don't he do it? When a farmer knows that wairon an4 sleds and sleighs and other carriages, will last a great deal longer when properly hous ed. Why don't he do it? hen a farmer knows that cows will do better on less quantity of feed if properly sta- oiea tarougn tne winter, n by don t he do it ? When a farmer sees tbe boards dronnin from his barns and outbuildings, and knows bat it would take only a few minutes to nail them on strain, Why don't he do it ? - When a farmer knows that a good cart of his farm would be improved by plowing it in narrow lanos inns giving tne waters chance drain off, Why don't he do it? When a farmer knows that molt of hit plowland would be greatly improved by tow ing clffrer, Why don't he do it 1 The President's Last, Shortest and Best Speech. On Thursday of last week, two ladies front Tennessee came before the President, asking the release of their husbands, held at priscf ners of war at Johnson's Island. They were put off until Friday, when they came again, J and were again put oft nntil Saturday. At" each of tbe interview one of the lauJr urged that her husband was s religions man, and Saturday, when the Preaidentorderod th release of the prisoners, he said to this lady : "You say your husband is a religious man: tell bim when you meet him that I tay I ant not much of a judge of religion, but that, ia my opioion, the religion that sets men to re bel snd fight sgainst their Government, be cause, as they thinks that Government does : not sufficiently help tome men to est their bread in the sweat of other mtn'i faces, is not sort of religion upon which people can get to heaven." Washington Sharpness. An officer came to the city a few dayi since to settle his accounts with the Gov ernment, his term of service having ex. pired. Having procured certificates of indebtedness from all Lut the Third Au ditor's office he went to his hotel. A stranger wasplacedin tbe room With bin; to whom, in progressive friendship, he " showed him his papers, told him how long be had been iu the sirvice, wben he was la-t paid, the amount due him, &e. He went to the Quartermaster-General's office, rcctived his Returns, and ba4 those with bim to take to the Third Auditor's ' office in the morning and receive bis certificates of indebtedness. In tbe morn ing tbe stranger bad disappeared from . the hotel, so had the efficer's papers, and the officer's peace of mind. That day a pretended officer presented his papers to the Third Auditor's ofiiee for settkscent, and received a certificate that bis accounts had been closed. He was in great Lasta to be settled with and was so impatient bis haste that he was threatened to be shown down stairs. To-day tie slo Leelcd owntr of the documents made hit appearance at tbe Auditor's office with t:.e history of his losses of papers acd bis faith in ho man nature. An examina tion of the books made manifest tbe fact that his account had been settled and cer tificate:! obtained by another. Corres pondent New Ytrk Tribune. Hsy Cut out the following and put it f J your scrap book. It i worth a year's sub scription to any reader of this paper The leaves of the elder if strewn among corn or any other grain when il is put in th bin, will effectually preserve it from the rav ages of the weevil. The juice will also kill bed bugs and maggots. "Insects never touch elder binhes. The leaves ef elder scattered; over cabbages, cucumbersy seaashes and eth er plants subject to the ravage of insects, ef fectually shields them. The plum and eiher' fruit may be. saved by placing on the bran-; ches and among them hunches ef elder leaves.'' Occupation of Children. The habits of children prove that ocnt pation is a necessity ith most t f fhem. They love to be busy, even at nothing, rt.If more to be usefully employed. With some children it is a strongly developed neces sity, and if not turned to good account, will bo productive of positive evil, ihuf Verifying tbe old adage, that " I.'renen i the mother t f misehrsf." Children sh in a encouraged, or if inherently disinclined it, be disciplined into performing f r themselves every little office relative to the toilet wl ich they are capable of per forming. They should also tcep their own clothes aad other possessions in neat order, and fech for themselves whatever they want; in short, they tbonld learn to be as independent of others ss po ssible, fitting tbem alike to make a good use of prosperity, and to meet with f rt'itudeBy reverse of fortune that may befall them, know of nal, however exal'ed, ia which stKa- a system would not prove b efcial.