Mill ITIIT FBIG4T MMOI ST
GETII "W. I3ItOVIS"
EDITO AKD PROPRIETOB-
-TWO JOLLARS per year, in advaae
Os-sica: Brr Building, opposite the Court
gHH, MU 'ui-
GEO. "WATT, IX. D- D. D. S.
DENTAL OFFICE First eercer east f the
Court Houne. . Ct,t
ENTRANCE First door no-th of Mam baJ:
OFFICE HOCRS Frou 8, in the moraicg, tw
(Colo and local disease, prescribed for
st t. o Office.
G. L. Paine, D. D. L.,
Pentirt. OSee.n sooti i de Mt.
Patton's "Drug St.rc Office boon from 8 A. M . U
U lit end ft I P. M. to 4 P. K. Xeaia, Ohio.
M. . 1TC1.
J. A. iiiTen.
Gatch & Sexton,
Attarneys end Counsellors at Law. Offiee la
Dean's BaHding, North-weft eorner of Main aid
Detroit Streets, west of tbe Court Home, Xenia,
Attorney at Law.
OFFICE Second floor, Barr building, op
posite Court House, Main fcireat, Xenia, 0.,
R. S. FINLEY. M. D.,
Ec'.eetie Physician. OSee and rcslesnee, oast
li&in street, Xenia, Ohio.
JOHN G. KYLE, M. D.f
Physician aad Sirgeon. Offie aod resiatnce
K. i eastSecoad street, Xenia, Ohio.
Professional calls promptly answered.
Attorney at Law, and authorized Agent fur the Col
lectisa of Pensions, and all other kinds ef Military
claim againe the Uaiud States. Office over
Moore 4 Andrew's eluthing store, Main stret,
. smeiia. A. li'ELiior.
Simons & McElroy,
Attorneys and Counsellors et Law, Psxton, Ford
We will give prompt attention to all our profes
sional business. Alsu, to the paymentof taxes, and
xh purchase and sal of Heal Litate.
We have fur sale valuable tracts of lauds in this
and adjoininr counties.
OFFICE I COCKT HOUSE.
Wfaaofactarer or Rafr Carpet All orders promptly
attended to. and all ork warranted to give satistao
lion. Cash paid tor cvpet ra?s. Second street,
stpposue Ware Housa, Xouia, 0. 21-ly.
- a. BLACK.
Nichols & Black,
Wholesale and r?ta'.t dealers in FurnlsMnR ids,
and Ready M.ide Clothing Opposite the Court
House, Xenia, Ohio. l-ly,
Chamberlain & Son,
Hellers i . shoes, huts, aPs Ne- 13
Maia street, Xeaia. Ohio. lt-ly.
W. H. Wilson, .
Wholesale and retail dealer in Creceries. Main
street, opposite the Ewisg House, Xenia, 0. 19-ly.
stoot and shot store. Work f all kinds put p to
order. Mending don In short notice All wora
warranted. One doer east r Beal's shop. Mam
street, Xenia, 0. lS-iy.
Liverr Suble. Horses, buggies and carriages a
rood subply always on hand. Omn.bus lme -Sing
regularly to all trains. Hirhng House stable,
Xenia, 0. 19 ly.
t. X. SELL1RS.
Sellars & Cook,
Hon.. earpenter. and j.iners. Eeady at all 'me,
to do work in their line, wtta dispatch, at 'ow
rates, and in good style. Shop, west second sf t,
Xeuia, 0. 191J
DETROIT STREET, XEXIA, 0.
TH1 05LT CESTSALLY-LOCATED HOPSF
IN TEE CITT.
The patronage of the trareling public is solieiteo,
aad ao efforts or expense will b spared to make all
jucucuifortable. g. B. CRETORS,
Corner Broadway and Second Street
Corner of Sixth and Elm Street
TU. .ki Rimae. harinff been newly furn
Uhed and fitted up, is now open for the ac
commodation of thetraTeling public.
Guests Tisiting the city, either on business
r pleasure, will find the CLIFTON HOUSE
pleasantly located, ana conTeuieui mi m nu
iUm ' v. -" j - .
The Preprietors desire, by close attention
to business, to merit the patronage of the
When yen isit the city, please gWe us a
GEO. W. BROWN,
GEO. A. DIZON,
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
-r iDiRrsr GOODS,
Kt. 328 Third St. Dayton, o.
ATTEND U that eeugh intime, " delay is dan
cercas." Vaa oaa get a Balaam that will cut
at fATIOK I
XENIA, FRIDAY, JANUARY-13, 1865.
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I V-a. J--LU (J jA X X iJaJ t
Ih KicholJ. Jna A. lacx.
Ilicliob & Black,
31 I TV STREET,
OppetiU (is Court fftutt,
Offer to the public one of the finest selections ef
mi & FASHSC.'IAELE GOODS
erer kreegbt to Xenia, consisting ef
Selected with freat ear ia the Eastern mar
kets, together with
In great variety, aad
For those ia toe freat a hurry t wait, made
la fiashionablo stylo, and as low as
a a be afforded ia these days
ef high prices. Oar
MILITARY G00DS& TIMMiNGS
Is full and complete, consisting of
Aud everything required to put a man ia
complete order for the "tentsd field,"
or to make him comfortable in eeld weather
Something nice, cheap, and convenient.
LISTEN COLLARS FOS EOYS.
And a large assortment of
Etc., Etc., Etc.
We give espesial attention toward getting up
And flatter ourselves that, In this particulai
line, we are better prepared to give
satisfaction than any house
in this vicinity.
ot in, una' examine tur Stock.
NICHOLS & BLACK.
HARDWARE AND CUTLERY.
HOOVEX & SONS,
successors to b. a. bsrigbt a saoa.
AI! Kinds of Saddlery,
Locks and Latches,
Guns and Pistos,
Table and Tea Spoons.
1 able and Pocket Cutlery!
Self-Aijuttinj Clothet Wrinjert.
BRASS AND PORCELAIN KETTLES.
Mill and Cross Cut Saws.
Toy Wagons & Wheelbarrows,
Children's Willow Wagons.
Patent Enamelled Leather.
GROVER & BAKER'S
ix sir o st,
All Articles in Hardware Line
Particular attention will b paid to
Fine Table Cutlery.
Goods Sold Cheap for Cash,
OR APPROVED CREDIT.
Closed Julj 1st ani January 1st.
I hy cash or approved note, payabla ia tie
Aenia oraaca can.
I1-Iy. UOOrBKA SOK9.
Wit fetnte gtntintl
SETH VT. BROWN, EDITOR.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 1865.
MY WIFE'S COUSIN.
Sme time ;i I called oo a eousin of
j mjr wif , who resi'led in the city of Fliikt
i dclphia. I had not seen him for a long
tuuc but Laviiis under-tood tbat tie was
in affluent circumstances, 1 was little pre
pa ed for Hie state iu wii'ch I f .unJ him.
rhroo;j! the Philadelphia Directory I
went ti one of those dark alleys with
which that city abounds, aud found his
name on a sign board, associated with that
of another man, over a dark, dingy shop.
The sign purport 1 that hey were lock
smiths and bellhangers, also that locks
w re repain d and keys fifed. Without
cere uony I walked into the gloomy reces,
where there was a blacksmith's forge,
and there, among arveral niuteuhir look
ing meu, was my wife's cousin.
lie received me most cordially, and
for a moment interaitied Cling a huge
biRs key on which he was engaged, and
the snake of my own dexter by tne of
big broad, brawny han Is, I eau liken to
nothing nearer than the thock of a young
'Taka a seat, tale a seat,' he observed,
'and just as ioon as I finish thi key,
we'll muke tracks for home.'
1, of c urse, replied that I was in do
hurry, and at once became interested in :
the tacile manner in whicti be was
metamorphosing a rough casting into a
pulished key. Ai soon as it was com
p e;ed, Le ws?h-d the worst of the dirt
from bis hands, hung up his work apron,
aud putting on his coat and hat, remarked
iu a eht-eriul tone : .
Come, now, t'ousin Aleck, 1st us go
and see whether aiy wife has got any tea
Alter wit were In the street, onr conver
sation inseusibiy ran ou business, and I
took the occasion to say to him that I had
been of the opinion that he had retired
from his trade ou a handsome competen
cy. 'Don't say a word about retirement,'
he replied, 'it nearly makes me sL-k tn
think of it. People taik of retiring from
business while they are healthy, and able
to work; why, I tell you Aleck, they
dou't know what it means ; I didu'l know j
w uat it ineaut unui i inca u, out unw, re j
tiieuwnt and misery sound to my cars j
like words 1 if the tame meaning.'
i'ere iving that he had struck a subj et I
n which he cou d easily Le con.munica- j
live, I looked inquiringly, when he re-'
'Perhaps yen never heard the part;cu-
lar.i of retiiiiis?' ,
On toy repi inj
tbat I had not, he pro-
'Yon see. Aleck, it is about three vears
ago ili t, having as you would say, a
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uouip. M oy ; I made up iny mind to atof, .
work mid move luto the Country, col
ecild out my shave of business to my
partner, spent yenr or two in looking at
tbreVc,reof coun ::y plac, , ao-U
at iiibi muna t ne mat my wne ana myself
wer.; cotiiderably plen ed with. Fine
double house, four acres Leautil'ully shad-
ed. vegetable garden not to be be tbe ;
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soil of good quality I he rlace . s id i.i my ,
possession, but, Delore I wouia go ana
live i nit agui", I'd give it away; yes
Aleck,' I'd sue it sunk iu tbe middle f the
K d ca
'But I am petting ahead of my st' ry.
For two or thteo months, matters aud
things weie getting on very well, because
I had something to t ttend to in making a
few improvements about the house, and
furnishing a number of doors with locks
of my own invention ; but as tbe whole
piemisis were in good condition when I
b"Utfht them, I soon c tme t a point
where there was not anything to look al'er
but the cultivation of the garden. I was
not b'ng in making the di cove y tb t I
had no g.nius or tasta either for d ,Tging
around roots it pulling up weeds, and, as
my wile didn t wi-lt the tmrden to run to
wa-t'', I euiplnjed ,a ngu.ar English gar-din-r
to carry the thing huudsomely
'Well, I didn't mind tbe expense he
put me to in the way of grand, new-
taugled garden t..o!s, and parent watering
apparatus; lor I tully expected to spend
money and. thanks to our previous
economy, we had money to spend. But,
Aleck, it was really amusing to see what
in our girdeu
cost us. Making use of the little arithniei-
I was master of, I recollect that I
ciphered up the cost i f some of the table
fixings, and the result was : cucumbers,
17 ceuin apiece; green pr s, 51 bo lor a
half peck; bee:, It c nts each, and
ever thing else in piODoriim. All this
I cared nothing ab' Ut, but .somehow I felt
oat my gearing in not having the right
kind of euiplnymeut. Wile did her best
to coax me into gentlemanly ways; bad
the dd mechanic's j.r me scrubbed out of
mv hands; finpeiU 'ils cleaned and round
ed, s i as to xppcar that I had never dune
uijuiuI l.i bor.
'I hen we munt pet behind a couple of
Morgan ionics whcb 1 bad purchased
and make fashiuiiable calls in the daytime
on those wlio bad called od u ; and my
wife wanted me to soften dwn my voice,
and to be particular about my g rammer,
and the subjects 1 talked r l ; but for
getting myself; I would revel ia tbe
mem n y of the locks and keys I had
handled iu my happier day.-, and com
mence I a hi-tory of my exploits in that
Hue, wh n my wife would look as though
she was going to sibk thr.'Ugo the floor.
In fact she w.mted to kc p a perpetual
lock on my lip-, with tbe key in In r pock
et. But 1 sighed for the shop, and time
hung so heavily on mv hands that no
hour sjicnt in idupid li-tltSMie-s about the
house, st emed longer than it did wheal
had ordeis ah ad lor b'cks, aud was di iv
itig h.:rJ to get em fini-hed at a giveu
time. My y-.ungest brother, who is a
c llege-bred man and a lawyer, sent me,
at my request, a fine collection on all
imaginable suhjicts, so that my library
outshone tbat i f any othpr person, er in
deed that of any man in the pluce ; but I
found I bad no more taste to Fit down and
re d than I had for trimmiug currant
Tbe time wns, after I had finished a
hard day's work at the shop, when an
hour at books was a real solace, aud I also
belb ved an occasion of improvement.
Then I envied those whose leisure allow
ed them fo feast on books "perpetually ;
but tbe mistake I' made was iu failing to
discriminate between the mental habits
and requirements of the professional stu
dent and tbe werking man.
and music flilLd the pa-sing bT!'.
I was deeply impressed, and concluded 1
that my wife's cousin, tbe lock-mitb aud '
..ell-hanger, was a wi man, .! un- '
In tliis manner did time, at mj country
eat, dr2 heavily aIoug. Vi.-inDg was a
I perfect bitrc, fur not feeling the sl.gbt.'st
interest in rach m tsculine topics asom,
grnb and manure, and caring less tor the
feminine ones of dress and local got-sip, I
didu't know what to ulk about. Books
set me asleep, and cot Laving the society
of mj two bovs, wlio wre at a b-arding
school, becctue fully sitinfied that n th
io? to do was eaual to he tin 2 rervthmg
Wj most fleiigntiui piace or reion was
m sat t x.
a DUCKSUiltU s Sliop some two nines irnm
ths bouse, where OtfCasionally I would
handle the hammer, and clane a little on
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the anvil, but my wife makio the di -
covery on day that my ha-id Wert get-
ting grimy agin, I was oblige 1 to own
tte cause of it, and this, to my sorrow, ,
was succeeded by a positive prohibition ou
berpart Irom my taking any mora z-
trcise at the force. After thia, when I
would sometimes ride past the ahop be
hind my Morgan horses, the tears would
start in my eves at being debanaJ from
tba only emplyoment which was in the
least d ipted to my taste or capacity.
But Cousin Aleck, to shorten my story,
wife Dtrceivini? that mv uuhaDDiness was
increasing, at last consented to move back
. . .
to town, and let me resume my t.u.iness.
I had no difficulty in renewiag my engage
ment with my old partner, and hence you
see me hard at work, aud happier than ;
the President. I am perfectly able to
live without work, but I have learned two :
important truths ; first, that we never er 1
joy ourselves so wen as wnen useiuny
employed : ani second, that there is m
occupaii d, on the whole, for which we
are so well fitted that to which we have
lone been accustomed, and which has
hence become to us, as it were, second
I was much plased with the gnod sense
of my wife'i cousin, as evidenced in the
small section of his autobiography which
lit had given me, and very soon afier he
bad finished it we came to bis dwelling.
tri,:. 1,:. .tn.... A.,. w. nn
. 1 wi. i 'ii 1 -u ;
dingtnes. here The e l.tM! was built ;
Phile lelphia style, having a l -rge j
dining-room back of the parlors, and a
kitchen in the rear of the diuirg- !
The whole floor, as well as the airy and
pleasant rooms abuveklairswere probably
adorned wiih a bett n-'escripricn uf furni- i
ture tl an was owned by the Governor of
Everwhing W-- iu perfect j
iii ,f 1
oider. Knd although the lovk-mKha wife
wes a little uppisii iu htr notions, I soon
perceived she was a capital housekeeper.
aDd ttiat my inena was proua ot u:s
house, preud-r 'f hi wife, and proud tf
his two son, who had come home from
boarding schd-d to spend the vacation,
I found that tin se h;d- were both intend- j
td for learned prof -sions.
While one of them entertained roe wi'h 1
some music on a 1. rh,.- r..u, the worthy
smith becrged me to excuse him for a few .
minutes, alter which he reappr ared in
perfectly clean linen and a suit of dainty
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Ult VV t..r,r,..rl at a t.-.b'e snread with
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the utmost nmiusiun. and in the even', g, i
,onje com clujng j, conversation
wt'tingiy he bad found the ime puil NO-
pher' s me. Daily work .. p- tu-ce-.-a.
ry to him as daily br i. 1, and the toil of
the shop only set ved to enha. ce the p eav
t J r -i j i
Ure and recreation of a reund and happy
On taking mv leave. I realized tL;it I
had been t ught a valuable lesson. Em
ployment is the brulthiut lot of I'fe, aad
be who would .seek happins iu a state of
perpetu il repose, betrays a profound igno
rance of the beneficent laws which govern
The author of "Waverley" temarks
sntrn where in h.it work, that a feeble '.d
indec'.sl.v haoi: of mind is produced by
desultory nd omuiv rous trading. An
Engl" h critic- denies this, and insis' that
the author himself is a dbect contradiction
to bi own ti.-.-or "on. The w i r also re
fers ti Pliny, w:to, acord:n'i '
nephew, made a ra-ib'e observation on
rc.-i-lini 1 i';it tbeie is no book m bad or
so f-oli-h Moot to supply something worth
re:iiemb ling. But tb. n hoiv few books
were wit'iiu the re eh of I'liny, theuaci-,!
Pope re id everything, and so did Warbur
ton, fro;i the fathers of the church to the
last pamphlet by old Dennis. Milt -n, we
we told, spent his youth iu poring over
romances, and poetry, remote as his subject-
are from those which fi'l the pages
of such compositions. It is thoroughly in
stinct with their spirit ; even in bed, an
astute rritin rem-isks, be finds a corner to
bring in Charlemagne and all his peerage
fighting in Fon'arabla, against the forces
sent from Bis -rt-i upon AfVic'sshore. Iu
tbe temptation of our Savior we are pre
sented with African and Gallephi one. aud
Angelica, the fair Nay, when disclaiming
the themes of h i early favoiites as frivo
lous, he does it iu their own language,
and tells of' impresses quaint, bases and
trappings, gorge us knight- at tilt and
tournament, etc. Hobbes u?ed no say
tbat be never read books "lest they should
make me as foolish as those who do;"
and yet the m m who translated Thney
dides iu youth, aud Homer after be was
eighty, tbe sturdy champion in a thou
sand controversies, must have been a most
After all, as a witty writer as well re
markab t, little people like to lurk behiud
great names to defend their own propen
sities, by proving them in some decree
analogous to the powerful mi .ds of the
world. Whatever may have been the.
habits of some great men, the remark in
"Waverley" is founded in good sense.
The idea is finely illustrated by the late
Professor Bush, in an early oration,
wherein he enforces with great e'earne-s
and ability the evils of an unsettled mode
of study, and even insists that the moral
teudency of desultory radingw pernicious.
This may be found in tbe inadequate aud
unsatisfactory memoirs of tnat eminent
scholar, published soon after bis death iu
Early yesterday" morning the big guos
in dsft tiseof Nashville, began to thunder;
aud im nedia ely thereafter delegates from
the Christian Commission, with satchels
slung, could be seen wending their way to
the scene of danger and ugi'fulnes. Tlieso
go d Samaritan are uo respec era of per
sons. They minister alike to the white
and the oolored soldier, wounded in the
service, or prostrated by disenso. In no
other country has such a spectacle of dis
interested benevolence been witnessed.'
Kaibvil'ie UoioD, Deeembey 16.
Desultory Reading. Select Poetry.
BLESSINGS OF THE SNOW.
Down comes the snow, the fleecy snow,
Soft floating through the air,
And decks in friendly robes of wait
The chill earth brown and bare.
It spreads o'er all the empty fields,
Each baked Stalk it kindly shields,
r..r. th. .i.w.rinr .'rth koiaw
A J k : r..lcnK U k A cnn-KArn anna I
DoWB floa(1 the snow the pure while n0Wi
q angel wings of light,
And folds them oTer Autumn's gloom,
And hides her path l.-om sight.
The dry leaves nestle in its fold
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And the beautiful snow, the heaven-born snow,
Kests with the saddened earth below.
Down falls the snow, the pretty snow,
Like flowers in heaven grown;
Pale garlands for the old Year's brow,
By angel fingers thrown.
It decks the forest trees forlorn,
Of all theii hummer beauty shorn ;
And the beautiful snow, the heaven-born snow,
Blooms on the stricken earth below.
hown comes the snow, the love-like snew,
Like answers to our prayers.
God ur will send, if we but wait
Ann C:iBt nn him nor e&rea
And cast on him our eares.
For righteousness and peace shall meet,
And 0 er our mourning land shall greet,
As the beautiful snow, the heaven-born snow,
Kisses the unclean earth below.
The Great Saratoga Trunk.
no lace, no furbelows, in tbe great Saratoga
trunk; only young Beliebub s glossy curls
nd killinj; mustache are visible Mrs. A. in
twoor on &nT
teringplaoe with her great trunk. She had
not beeo i0Bg there, however, when old An
the thacite received a private telegraph from a
friend informing him that Mrs. A. was flirt
lioble ing desperately withyoung Belzebub, son and
beir of old Beliebub, the great soap boiler.
Anthracite instantly takes the train, arriving
M the hot1 ad enq'uiring tb, nuluber of hii
wif,-, roonli quietly walked up stairs. His
wife's door is shut. Anthracite knock?.
Door opens after some delay. Mrs. A. flut
Pennsylvatiia. l"ed- "hich flutter increase, to dismay when
she sees her husband. Husband enters cool-
, .,,, ,t.t hm ,,, ,,m. , . ty.t
Old Anthracite has a very dear wife so
dear that she eosts him on her own private
account about $15,000 a year. Mr. Anthra
cite alwavs has the latest fashions, so when
th. .r..l S.nln.. trunk .rlikll.H in
Broadway, Mrs. A. insUntly purchased one !
for her summer trip. j
Frery one knows that the great Saratoga !
trunki.a. aneiceptional truDk. Itiscolo j
sal of Titanlie proportions. Cheops, the;
builder of the great pyramid might have j
ample accommodation for her entire
household in the great Saratoga trunk. J
Accordingly, town went Mrs. A. to tne wa-
wi, eettinz on, and seated himself en the
Saratoga trunk. Drops a glove, the picking
up of which enabled him to look unker the
bed. .No one mere. mrs. A. looicea as tnougn i
some one ought to be there. Husbtnd talks
of the weather, aud the pair are sitting to a j
little light conversation, when old Anihra- i
cite remarks, quietly: !
"Mrs. A., thers's a rat in your trunk." ,
Mrs. A. turns pale through her paint. !fu:
husband is mistaken. The rat is iu the wnin
seott. Husband is sure it is in the trunk.
H smlls him; lie will examine. Mrs. A.
verv anxious he should not. He can't. The i
trunk is siiut, ana sue nasiost tuekey. nus-
K.n.l la. I. rtnnlp..- Tlia IfAV W 11 t 11 th
nd beK 10 contradic', the key was in tne
-the lid was open.
half raied'the lid. No crinoline, no shawls!
Husband, amid the protestations of Mrs.
'do? Shoot j -rp Belzebub ? Not abitof it. I
He smiles grimly and shits the lid down
g;n locking the great Saratoga trunk, lie i
rigthe bell ; tells the waiter to bring him j
a gimlet. Bores a few holes through the great
,nk 0rd, ... th, ,t.d 0 to ,
1,'cw Vork accompanied by the great Sarato- j
e-a trunk. What would not tbe trunk have
given for a cigar in a baggage wagon, when
it smelled the tobacco smoke that was so lib- :
erally puffed about! Tbe trunk, although 1
nearly S". ' cited, thought best to keep quiet. !
Arriving at New York, old Anthracite told j
the people at the dcp. , loud enough for the !
great Saratotra trunk to hear him, that he!
would leave his baggage at the office for a few
days, when he wonld send for it. Tnis was
more than the great trunk could bear, so he
kicked, shouted, and made a noise until it
was broken open, and to the amazement of
CTcrybcdy, poor Beliebub crawled out. in a
limping condition. He tried to tell the peo
ple that 'twas done for a bet, but somehow,
the truth leaked out, and I predict that there
will be fewer great Saratoga trunks at tbe
Springs next summer. I think old Anthra
cite got the best of it, don't you?
If Govern er Wise, of Virginia, who
approved John Brown's death sentence
could now enter the porlor of his old
family mansion on the east branch of
the Elizabath river, about eight miles
south of Norfolk, he would see there a
photograph, handsomely wreathed in
laurel, of tbe man whoes soul is mar
ching on. Wise's farm has been confis
cated by the government, and several
schools for contrabands arc located
upon it, and teachers occupying the
house as a residence, occupying the
house as a residence, and making this
appropriate deocoration in the parlor.
The officers who confiscated the place
found in the house, among numerous
other papors, plans of secession drawn
up by Wise in 1857, and approved by
Jeff. Davis and several other promi
nent men in the south.
They were as pret y little children once
as you could wish to see, and might have
been so still if they had ouly been 1- ft to
grow np like bu nan beings, but their foel
ise fathers and mothers, instead of letting
them pick flowers, make dirt pit s, and get
bird's nests, and dance round the goose
berry bush, as little children should, kept
them always at lessons, working, workiDg,
week-day lessons, all week-days, and Suu
day lessons all Sundays, and weekly ex
aminations every Saturday, and monthly
el iminations every month, and yearly ex
amine ons every year, everything seven
times over, as if once was not enough,
and en ugb as good as a feast till their
brains grew big, and their bodies grew
small, and they were ai. changed into tur
nips, with but little water inside, nnd t-till
their f'olish parents actually pick the
leaves off them as fust as they grow, lest
they should have anything greu ubout
them. Charles Kingsley.
The Detroit Daily Tribune, on ac
count of the increased price of print
ing paper, has raised the price to $12
pur annum. A portion of the Chica
go dailies raised their prices from $12
to 14 per annum some time ago. The
leading Rochester papers raised the
price to $12 early in September. The
Milwaukie papers advanced their price
$3 per quarter evsn earlier.
We promise according to our hopes,
we perform according to our feiri.
A Glance at Sherman.
lulaotr, was .nraumg l's uru to take up
(he liue of march, ' iiC bbiu ranks charcti'
a,Tiliut the uniform veivaot back srruuud.
,f , . ,c Gl neraf looked
,. , , .
at him emiously, for 111 so vat an army
found the soldiers ? s his Comiunnder-m duet
but Idoui. P.'g- after pa'j,e was tilled by
While I was wa'cbing to-day the e idle a
line uf troops thifing by, an oflnjer with
a moditt escort rode up to the fence near
which I was landing, and dismounted.
He was mther tall and Mender, and his
quick movements denoted good muscle ad
I ded 10 aosolu'e leanness not thinness
HU uuitorm was neither new or old, but
on a h;tzy me'lowts of gloss,
while the elbow and kne- s wi-re a little
accented fro the continuous avi ation of
the joints. The face was one I .-hould
never rest upon iu a er wd. simply ho
caute to my eye there was nothing remark
able in i-, save the noe, w-ich organ was
high, thin, and planted with a curve a ve
hement as the cuil or a Malay cutlass
Thfl neek and f le.e were routrh and c ver-
ed with a reddish hair, the rye light in
color and animated, but, though restless
and bounding like a ball from one object
to another, neither piercing nor bil!iaut ;
the ears large, the hands and feet long
and thin, the gait a little rolling, but firm
aud active. In dr ssand tnam-r there was
not the slightest tr ice of pretention. He
spoke rapidly, and venerally with an its
quisitive smii. To this cnsemhlc I must
add a hat, which was the reverse of dig
uified or distinguished a simple felt af.
fair wi b a round erown and drooping bri'n,
and y-.u have a. fir a description ot Gen-
cr il Sliermau's extern tis as I can p n.
t-'c iting h mself on a stiek of cord wood
h rd b the 1 n e, he drew a bit of pencil
f. oni l:;s p cket and spreading a pie e of
note paper on his knee, he wrote with
great rapidity. I.o ! columns 1 f troops
iiied the road a Ipw ard in his front,
anlh; vo,dthero .d m
si ivadin refji II- l is. a Who 1 uivi-ion ol
Si lXaUIII? tf't ll U' I I.-, a
jne (jC.llcl.:ll's ,illl0le pencil and di-pakb-
d. l-'or a half hour I watched 1.1111. and
tli.)ii"h 1 looked for, and exneukd to hud
ihcni, no Minpronw eo'ild I det' et that
the mind of t:ie uf- at leader v.js ttx d by
the iuliiiitii CU' S nl' a ttni'u'o h zarl usi
coiij) Je main. App nently ir Old no! lie
upon his iiiid t' e iht of -' I" afher. A 1
univ i. II reoo. ti Hie pap r-and 1
glanced ov. r fin 01 h i-, i then e'r.A ed wi'h
sune Gcuci.il oliit-c s 1 cir liiui. fien rode '
off wilh ehsivae eri.-t'c suuui'ihh s hut
with fresh and snalm eouuteu.nir c. fli'ing
down i'ne r ail l e idv o:a .y i'i tt-aod u ni,
whos'j li.is ivrrj i i his u ing Cone. -poudrii'-
uf jMilwau'vic WivUy.
Remarkable Cases of Insanity.
A curioui suit
New York court,
i now pending ia the
brought bv Mi.-s Marie
0. Uderh.U, :!gai,,.i her broth r and sis- ;
tcr, for damage-, Iron. Coniinement iu an ;
loeaiie asylum. It is claimed that bo
plaintili is nally insane. :.inl that Me has ,
viol, nt .i.lte to the heirt d "'J ;
,rd li-ecli. r. In the eomse o. the er- j
aminatioii of a phy.-ic-an, the following
curious te-tnnony was elicted:
O. ,y.v, doetor, is it not po-si
a person of it.-ane mind should write rx
t eilcat uoei iv. sin h us i iii- pl.ii. tiff claims
have wiit.eu, or to excel iu
A. Certainly. I su pns the bc-t an
swer I ran j;iv - to ti.at questo n is to Mate
that Adler's (J. ruiaD and Kngi'.-Mi i'iction
ry, which is u-ed a- a stall I nd t -xt-book
in ti e piincipal colleges iu the country,
was wr.tten in the HI o.niii-dale I.un.-.tic
Asylum, by a person of io-ane mind; I
might al.-o uicutio.i a uumber of the stand
ard t xt oooks which wire wrilteu iu that
institution ; aod I will s'ate as a conclusive
l et, tnat o-ie ot the leaning newspapers
in New Y- rk is principally edited in the
JJ!0,.iiiu2dale Lunatic Asylum, and the
leading editorial is written three or four
tones a week b;' a person of unsound j
uii..d cooliued in tii .t in-titutiou. j
Don't be a Bachelor.
luung man, don t uve a eru ly oM ba-h-
elor It is not g o I lor ,ou. U will
neither nepr-ve jour moral, jour ii.-a.th
nor j our l nu'y. Maiy as soon a- you
can in..ke it convenient, and a yu en
wh. n you nniTV don t f.li ni love with a
. J , J I. ! .!.
lace instead o. a woman, nememoer
...... t.Ai.j . v'rtlln 11111. Ol hi.t-
Uoill.il'oi (in m u iiv . . i u. , ..... .. u -
ter i. .:iu silver and gold, and I'isliioii,
Jjon t e. urt anu marry eniion.ie a..u ...o.i-
cy bags, simply b -cittss it is ciinolme and
g Id iu plenty ; but .ook f.-r sound, prac-
J J. . 1.A I,, at
tici sense ni a won.au nr-c, -
tou -hstone to iry her other qtulitics by.
Wnen you have all that, .ill else c "iner
Your w.l'j that is to he, if she is full of
to i. mon sene, .rill grow to your way of
thinking, and make you grow to hers. A
Woin .n tnat has womanly love in l.cr heart
Will tin I ways to m ike your love towards
her grow as the years g. over yn both.
Aud anoih.T ibiug needs to b. b o.lel,
aud th .t is a r i i souse w ai is
u t to he louiid where lasliioti iir i I- up
on dracgng your lemnles into u wlii.l.
where there is impl idle - - a" 1 tat
tle. Youn" man dou't stand li ol.i : i'i. r
that young worn :u with th" iii-:i'.",ui-UUi-
air, tbe ri'PUtatmn nl n H rr t.nd b lo .
and wh se fail, r has heps . I' .ash; l' r
it is not inip'i-sib'e th.-t v.l.ile you me
straining yi'"r ''J""1 ,'"''t ""'.' J'"1' :'i y be
turuii"' V ui- b c' tti'O'i sumo uno'.tru-ive
little .Lnii-cl. vvhniii N. tui-e has c it out for
your other half, and win .u y e just tli: t
plea-ant-fav cd, i.hicid ionip. re I, hve:ih!c
little cieatu'c who will think it o iniL'b '
r-n with vnu to the etu. o ili" w i .1, and
atnv bv and cO'. i'ot yon vin-i y m
iav-haircd an I rd;cyl i v. young
jjcntlt mon. and k u.sc't ut
H ive sol,. I i to .iv-: .or.
man alone in t'.C ' 1 I
. i; I
r ill u half
a man. and the w-ild
w .m cut C
sii ii.piid vour
and be happy.
you shall IniV.! re is m to s.y it hs :i C'nd
thin you re-olvcd to many, and re I'll e to
be a solitary bachelor.
Or iron end;i a licsh I. .ekw od-'i.:in to
t'oi''-i' -. who Ind lover .e . t. i .t ioil
till I c cimc on t is -..-i on. 11.' b do id
inucli f the tii ks of .barter.-, t.i.i was
lc'ei iitiif e ti ke j. his ryes .pot. lie
kept them op"i. so wi le f at vh . hec n.
.imt r cme and t if h" ''e r.m..oi ..f
his i ar tiehc ,t.e sci. d hat v. by Hi cr
bv i he thr.ia'.nnd ha ! tr.r y made an end
oi' him b tore be could be posuaded t tint
na wioiic hail t een douo.
Many regard themselves ns moral, dis
interested, truthful, Bud gentle, merely
because they inexorably insist thai otaera
shall b so.
A Singular [...].
A gentleman in one of mir burban
citi-s raided a company two or three years
since for one of our r- imen's and depart
ed for the battle-fi -M, I avini: behind a
young wif-, A fi-w uion'on uftrrwards
Hie lady g ive bii th t a coiid, and subse
quently tlie name of hr r hus'iand appear
ed among those killed in a batthf f. tight
by the l'..toiiai: army. A b:t!y, aol 10 be
thaf nf Iter hu-band, was sent to her and
the remain were interred, and believing
all the tmittthat she was burying her hus
band. The ldy rirtii lined single tidont a
year, then reiiMviu-' Iut moui ninir, wax
married acrai, ;tnJ now h x a chill bv the
wifu was soiin wh it
A f w wee!s ago the
t'urpiised at reading
'he nam- 01 h r hrst liusand to a list of
Masi-chus 'tw soluieis wno Hal recently
been reh as J tVoiu a rebel prison, he hav-
ing arrived at Annapolis, JWd. Stie ha.s
now two living hu-bands, and children by
both. Boston Traveler.
Woman Killed with Care.
Every woman mu-t have a best parlor,
with hair-cloth furniture, and a photo
graphic bo..k ; she must have a piano,
or some cheaper substitute; her little
girls must have embroidered skirts, aud
much mutliematical knowledge; hor hus
band must have two or even three hot
meals everyday of bis life; and yet. her
house must be in perfect order early in
the afternoon, and she prepared to go
out and piy calls, with a black silk dress,
and card case. In the evening she will
--r tit A.nA..pt eta 1 1 f 11 r-a nrrl tlinn as r (Ka
will very p ,s8ibly sit up
doing extra work to pay for little Ella's
music lessons. All this every "capable''
woman will do or die! Sh-does it, and
dies, nd then we are : tonisned that her
vital energy gives out s oner than that of
an Irish worn ;u in a shanty, with no am
bition on earth but to supply her young
Patricks with adequate potatoes. T. .
A Turkish Iron-Clad.
The iron-clad Sultan Mahomed, built
f r the Tutkisb Government, was launch
mail ed at London ou the 14rh u!t. The ship
is one of four bu It or building in England
for the Sultan's navy. The armament is
tLesh; ejen fi an intcrual q(
s?ro ,afeS- 0ver tLe skin is a
backing of nine inches of teak for the
armor T,)C ai.m01. piat,.sfl0in , he armor
laid sheif to a poi,:t two and ahalf feet ab -ve
th(J hMi are five and a quarter inches
,.-..- Mw ,:. ,.j
sixteeu s-'neh -tun Aruistronsr muzzle
load -rs f rthe bro idsides, and onel2-tun
300 p .under Armstrong muzzle-loader
for the bow. It is in contemplations to
mount two 12-iun SOO-pouudcr Aim
jitrongs on the broadside, and one 20-tun
600-pounder Armstrong on the bow.
Tbe stem projecting like the breast of a
swan, is stroogly stiffened internal y by
angied irons, so as to bear tLe coueussion
inmilanl I . i rnnmn it.inrn i i . aiilo nf
gradually toward the stem and stern
tv. ,t.: !...
1UCIUIUUCH JiaiC3 IIC U I in.
counter, whii;li are only two inches tinea.
.jle jjots an j artnorp;,tesare hammeied,
nQt rMe aDi) (he g,iip 7Q0 f1DS )lf
arm c pl.it tioltcuat ttietime ot launeu
ing the greatest area and weight of
armor ever yet launched on a ship. The
bowsprit may be run iu on deck, should
i' be required to use the snip as a ram.
The engines are 990 hors. -power. The
propeller, a four-bladed one, will have a
diameter of twenty feet.
Joy may take her wreath and make it
a wedding-ring of friendship or love ; and
giief may do tbe same wiih bis girdle of
Tte good weir their yenrs as a crown
upon the brow, tbe bad us a hurdin upon
'JJEAKg AVT Bull." The singular
ilie,s 0p.be;ir3- and ..buIJa werefirs.
r . M uUor9 !e Lnn(lon Ex.
gfgg aD0Ut JS34. When two parties
cou,rt lbe ue t0 deliver and the other
. ft . at a sceci-
fied - rice, it is the interest of the doliver-
tha iufi ve..in perioJ, to de-
r ' '
press si' cts, anu ui lue roecn iug party iu
raise thera. The former is styled" a
. . i . j r .1- - i -
. . ,, 0,w; ij,;, r
animal to pull down things wi: h his paws,
and the lafter a "bull," from the custom
of tlat beast to throw an object up with
Somc one has taken the trouble
to calculate what it costs to support
all the dogs in the world, and has con
cluded that the expense amounts to
about ?C0,000,000 annually.
arLet no man harbor ablack spot
Inhisbreastand believe that his waist
coat is wholly ignorant of the stain.
Water is not a fashionablo beverage
for drinking your friend's health.but 13
a capital one for drinking your own.
Measuring the Weather.
A Frenchman, 31. 3Iorin, has invent
ed a new barometrosrraph, consisting of
three parts a clock, a barometer, and an
. .r. n-t . -i-l- i.:i.:.
electrical apparatus, me cioca, wuue u
I . 1.. - I : r, ,.-n
marks i:me, aiso causes a cj uui.c. m
round once in tweuty-tour uours, u sur
.. . t .i
face receiving the marks of a style con
naeted b tb with the barometer and the.
electric apparatus, and balanced by tbe
weight of a rack attached to a string pas
io" ovct a pulley. Every quarter of an
hour this r .tk is raised by the machinery,
the stylo descend to the surface of the
mercury, and thereby establishes a cem
pleic el Ctiical circuit, which immediate
ly ino;iiitisfs a hoise hoe magnet, and
causes the g'jle to make a mark on the
A Little Girl, who was walking with
ber mothei, was tempted ly the sight of
basket uf oranges, exposed for sale in a
store, nuil quietly took one; "but alter,
wards stricken by couscieuee, returned it.
Alter her return home, she was discover
ed in tars. and ou beiug asked the cause
of her sorrow, replied, sobbing, Mamma, I
haven't broken auy of the commandments,
hat I think I've cratked one a little."
She was forgiven.
Rates of Adve rtisins:
One sqnarc, one insertion
. $; to
. 19 0
. 40 09
On fourth eolumn one year
"half " " " .
" " " 109 99
One square to consist cf ten lines cr lass of mia.
Advertisements of transicnteharacter, ssust he
said for ia advance
Notices of Marriages and Deaths, free
Notices io the Local Department ten ccats per
Business Cards, fire collars per year.
What to Do if the Clothes Take Fire.
Pei liap tlnce p -rsoii'. out of fotir would
rn-li . i;;' t ii l. tlie burning individual and
b'in io por vi'li tiieti I. 'mis wit'iout any
di iiiia e si.n. It h es.Uss io toll the violins
to lu ilii o-- iIvm. or e-tll w.i.er. it fact,
it i 'i mil; bot to viy not a woi 1. hut
seize a nUei from : bed. or a cloak, or any
wool-n ,'ibi ; or h" tunc is at hand, tnkeany
wooilcn ioiieri.it, hold the cortip fS far
apart at yon em, aire.eb ll..-.. o :'. liiIit r
tloiu yon r lie.d. no. nine; 'o''l:v up t. i lie r
son, make tno tt.ii oi tii.iuT ii tlie ntni9
must u!oit tii -lend .' r. "this it:fiitly
so. oi Iters the fire and s ives llin ic. Tbe next
iiisiaiii i'ir.w the 'inr... lunn'o pn-soti on tbe
Bo..r. Tl.is ii an .1'Hiiional s.fciv to 'he face
sod In pi ili, ttnd nny r'-.nii nit o. ti.iiue can be
put out more leisurely. T'.e next ii.-Mnt im
merse the bnrnt part in cold w.ticr. and all
pain will cease with the rapidity of lightning.
Next get some common flour, remove from the
water, and cover the burned pirts with an
inch thickness of flour; if possible, put the
patient to bed, and do all that is possible le
soothe until the physician arrives. Let the
flour remain until it falls off itself, when a
beautiful new skin will be found. Unless the
burns are deep, no other application is need
ed. The dry flour for burns is the most admi
rable remedy ever proposed, and the informa
tion ought to be imparled to all. The princi
ple of its action is that, like the water, it
causes instant and perfect relief from pain,
by totally excluding the air from the injured
parts. Spanish whiting and cold water, of a
mushy consistency, is preferred by some.
Dredge on the flour nntil no more will slick,
and cover with cotton batting.
Links of a Chain.
Tbe blast that drove the storm-cloud across
the heavens shook the oak, aad theacorn cup,
loosened from its fruit, fell on the.'pathway.
The clond burst; a rain-drop filled the acora
eup. A robin, wearied by the sultry heat ef an
autumn day, and troubled by the fury cf the
storm, hopped on the path when all was ealm,
and drank of the rain-drop. Refreshed and
gladdened he Sew to his accustomed place .in
the ivy that overhung the poet's window, and"
there he trilled bis sweetest, happiest song.
The poet heard, and rising from his reverie,
wroteachantof grateful rejoicing. Theehant
went forth into the world, and entered the
house of sorrow, and uttered its heart-stirring
accents by tbe couch of sickness. The sorrow
ful were comforted, the sick were cheered.
Many voices praised the poet. He said :
"The chant was inspired by the robin's song."
'I should have sunk in the earth had not
the acorn-eup received me.", said the rain
drop. "I bad not been there tc receive you, bat
for the angry blast," said the acorn-cup.
And so they that were comforted praised
tbe blast; but the blast replied, "Praise Him
at whose command the stormy wind arisetb,
and who from darkness can bring light, ma
king his mercies oftentimes to pass through
unseen, unknown, and unsuspected channels,
and briefing in due time, by his cwn way,
the grateful chant from the angry storm
Worth Living For.
TThen from my room I eh nee to stray, to
spend an hour at the close of day, I ever find
tbe place most dear, where Sums friend treats
to lager beer. Sacramento Ae.
Ah ! yes, my friend of city life, sure sneh
a treat cures such a strife, but beiicr iban
such dose bv far, arc pleasures of a fine cigar.
8u.-b pleasures may suit baser minds, but
with tlie good no favour finds; we think the
puri.st jov of life, is miking Ivve to cue's own
wife. Volcano Ledger. -
Most wise your cl.uice. my worthy friend,
in Nvmiii i joys 3ronr rares to curl, but we,
thouch tired of single life, can t boast of hav
ing o.ir own wife; U'l so, when neath our
cares we fain', we fly lo kiss sunie girl that
ain't yet. Xapa lleperter.
That "lager beer" will bile provoke, while
"fine H.vannns" end iu siu.ike. Ti court
one S wife is better far than lagtr beer or vile
cignr. Kisses, the dew of love c young m irn.
break on the lips as soon s born. Thrse all
are naught lo that great joy ihe first glance
at your first born boy. Evening Ledger.
'Tis true, a boy's a wished for blessing, but
then suppose the first a girl ! A tU .r sweet
child wilh ways caressiug, with pouting lipa
and flaxen curl, with dimple cheeks and
laughing eye, to come and bid "papa g sod
bye! So what her hoy, whether t other, em
brace the bahc aud then the mother. San
Fill Your Own Place.
It takes all sorts of c!iamf'er, says the late
Professor WtNon. to co.aj.leie the pie.it wor'd
d.an.a, ami so'.ielm oiiir:.,:) i.iri.i. in oth
er woi.ls, 1 hcliera ilt-i every .n.i liny his
plane H. tii' '..ill. I. tHidih.l l.e i.n .uStlc
specially f.,i-!li:.t pi tee. It .Aio.ivl.. v in.esl
ly lilliiox that .d.ire ihsi l.e fntiiiN Ins .lesfi
Dy, and answers ihe en'l .or uloeii tiod ciea
ted hit... I'lii.tosMi.i ,.ud 1m . ooitne.-nt on
ly aiis -.on .no '....t-i-. t. . I i.iio one rh-
ei pi 're -rn. I ir ..ne . w
ed. Tiie hail"'., ol mo- rluo.-e i
.ir. Mr iiit-
lu.iit .. ' ;,j
ilie rll.-t.o',c; tlo' li.-o. ..iien to i.v
cii'cilx.-la.ier' uiiie'i lie Inili i.
US. r.d which Ii i f ..iit-Iinr I lii-it r
tin. I d. Vf l-;:-. t!;..-e t e "1' i s.
err .tied v. it h i i .. ne-'.i u li.i
. . .- er,
. II is
. II. i c-
i. ii i
i.e iliirel ion le
nitli I." i..v ris.
11',' i.r.-i io-.
I iiu- ....tii - -..
!:.n we tie.-., io.
.... , i.ii.i in doi'tii.
1 v . i flv.-.t out .or .i.
)..: i'i...- it. if v. r haw nill:n Iiea.. 2nd
willia ; h:'.i.. io .lo il.
i. . i a i -.-:- ini',,l.c u.ol.l n I'O-e ivnrk
Is ii... Ihi. u it a lii ..i : 1 Ii.-i iv ;: I iv - i k k
And tools lo n O' !i s n ha1, 1 ..- uo u ol. '
The Tiiii-eiine G . zei ur h .s the f .How in; on
the "death of an tin.-'J'ii ihlc --incribcr' :
Te r.er, .7. jiniouiii' tl.is ir-ek, she deaili
nf one ot' the ji it nn. ' i.l the G-u tie, who
has been t.-ikintr tee -ft.i r tor the past two
vears, nn.l ivhc l.s l.uttl".l oil tins mortal
coil indebted to ns for the ;hhc. (Mi I i-.t Ss.t
urdar, in liie joime ol' l.l. Ir.le sud hr.rty,
enjoying good health, he e.ill.-d .01 an-l inl'or
ined ns lor Ihe iiinety-iiiiiili lime that, if alive
ot. the following Monday, he nonM '.ring up
a load of on I. M.in.l ii c .i.k-- -Tiie-I iy dit
to Wednesday dino--ilit.rs..ly sn-l t'ri.iay
Sluo, and no ivn.nl. Wc Ii ne. oi.U' loth-eon-clnsiou
thai ho i dead .leader ihaii in i.-ls-eral
an. I i!i it Ins .....,. .i.ir h I 'k n its
fligijf. and 'oil. id o-rriiir; pberrm w.hvI hrav
eii, where ell liars tin, I iu ir j.i-i i ..rd.
May hi. li ii rest in (ace, and a h.ni. lot.-h
be jilai.te.l o ei In. ;'i:ne. as a fiitii.c nionu
meut lo oi." who subsciitws aud never paja
fol his paper.
Never taste an atom whea you arc not hun
gry ; it is suicidal.
Never hire rvanta who go in pairs, as sis
ters, cousins, or anything else.
Never speak of your own father as the 'uld
Never reply to the epitaph of a drunkard err
Never speak contemptuously of woman
kind. Never abuse one wh i was once your bosom
friend, however bitter now.
Never smile at the expense ofyourrel:gta
or your Bible.
A good word is as soon sni I as a bad one.
That groat Is ill saved that shames hi mas
ter. No oac is a fool always; every one com .
times. , .
Peace with heaven is the best friendship.
The Identeaant-General cf the V. S. Army
was wslking ou the dock at City Pojnt, aday
ortwoaito. apparently absnbad in thcught,
and with the inevitable cigar in his mouth,
when a negro guard touched his arm, saying,
"No smoking on the dock, sir. ' "Arc these,
your orders .' " asked the General, leokiog up.
"Tes sir" replied the negro, courteously, but
dcoidcdlT. "Very good orders," said Grant
tar owing his cigar into tic water.
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