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Uood Stable on the premises.
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Corner High and State Sts., nearly opposite
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K..J. HLOl'.NT . Proprietor.
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si. ii:ui(i.T: . , - - -
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cleanest beds, tiood Htaliles, Kvery ellort
made for the comfort of pnlrohs. All charges
model ate.
Corner Sixth and Walnut Streets,
K.J. OAKKS A J. T. FISH ICR, Proprietors.
J NO. Mi'l.STYRK H J. II. CONNKW, Clerks.
This house has been entirely Retlttod, He
furnished and Remodeled, and Is in all re
spects a
surpassed by none in the West. Ample and
pleasant accommodations for travelers, (jive
us a call. OAK ICS A CO., Proprietors.
Dry Goods, Notions, Hosiery. &o.
XV4 aim vvo soutn iiign oireei,
c. M. Saiix. of McArthur. Is the traveling
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January 10, ltria. u.
J. .'H1. TOWBLL,
Front St., POKTHiioi TH, Onto.
.1. F. Towell Is aient for several MIIU. and
his house Is heniliUf)'turs for many desirable
makes of Fast em Hoods. All goods will bo
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Close rash imvers, nrsi-einss nine, nunc.
Wholesulo peddler and furnncemeii are par
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Good Assortment of Marble constantly on
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mericau Submerged.pmuP
"The Best Pump in the World."
Otm AGKNTS report over $300,000 worf h of
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pumps, being tho moat powerful force-pumps
tn tlin world, as well ns NDN-Kiir.KtNO,
Bee October number, page also tlio fro.
mluinLlst, page mm of tho American Agrlottl
f iii lst. This minor never deceives tho farmers,
nno ntu leu in r viirimi T mihiiuui. hu '. ...
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our pumps to do all wo olsliu for them on our
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An order for nine No. 1 Pumps secures an
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Selected Poetry.
Love Your Parents.
My father, my mother,.! know
I cannot yourklndncss repay;
Hut I hope that, as older I grow,
I shall learn your Commands to (iboy.
t 4
You loved mo before I could tqll
Who It was that so tenderly Smiled;
Hut now, that I know It hi well,
I should be n dutiful child.
I am sorry that over I should
: lie nnugltty nnd glvo you ft pain;
' I hope I shall learn to ho good",
t Aud so never grieve you again.
lint less, after nil, I should dare'
To uctaii umUillful part, .,- y
' Whene'er I am snying my prftycr,
', I'll Ask torn leacliablo hotirt.
Miscellaneous Reading.
The man of severe toil, ac
customed to fatigue, whether of
the brain or of the muscles,
thinks of heaven as a place of
rest. The man whose lot is
cast among vicious associates
looks to heaven as the place of
pure society. The poor man is
interested in heaven as 4he
place of satisfied want. The
mourner for departed kindred
attaches great importance to the
ideas of reunion and recognition.
Analyze the conceptions which
any Christian forms of heaven,
and they will he found to have
been shaped by something spe
cial in his personal experience.
The prominent points in his
hope are in contrast with cer
tain prominent points in his
earthly condition. He thinks
of some present discomfort or
annoyance, and anticipates its
opposite - in another world.
What troubles him most in this
life is he delighted to believe wll
be absent from the life to come.
Hence the value to so many of
the various negatives by which
heaven is described in the Book
of books. It is refreshing to
know that certain evils are not
there, and never will be there.
When Robert Hall, who was
for years a physical sufferer,
was asked what idea of heaven
was most constant in his mind,
he replied, in an interval of par
oxysms of piercing anguish,
"Neither shall there lie anymore
pain!" A nother, in different Cir
cumstances, would have answer
ed, "No .sorrow," or "No disap
pointed hopes," .or "No sin."
Take the siugie idea, -No," and
see how comforting it must be to
millions. What else do most
men no earnestly deprecate? For
the removal of what else do they
more' devoutly pray, or more
persistently labor? Well, God
says there shall be no pain in
heaven. Whatever may be the
nature of the "spiritual body,"
one thing is certain, it will bo
subject to sutTering. No, feyered
blood, up inflamed tissues, no
broken bones, no twinging
nerves, no obstructed respiration
none of the thousand casulties
and forms of disease will be there
which here afflict humanity. All
in heaven is perfect health.
In this world how often does
pain, w hich no medical skill, no
curative agent, no tender assi
duity of friends can relieve,
make life a burden and prompt
the desire for its termination I
In eternal life there will be no
evil to render existence tedious,
or excite a wish for its discontin
uance. Here some sufferer ev
ery hour is exclaiming, "Why
would you detain me? Let me
go. To djq. is gain." .There,
as nothing can interfere with ab
solute ease, bo nqthing will di
minish the enjoyment of the
whole being or make the per
petuity of its condition dis
tasteful or undesirable.
Sitting down in tho Orphan
ago grounds upon one of the
seats, we -were talking to one
of our brother trustees, when a
little fellow, we should think
about eight years of age, left
the other boys who were playing
around us, ar;d eamo doliber
ately up to us. Ho opened fire
upon us thus :
" Please, Mister Spurgeon,
I want to come and sit down on
that seat between you two gen
tlemen." "Come along, Bob, and toll
us what you want." ;
" Please, Mr. Spurgeon, sup
pose there was a little boy who
had no father, who. Jived in an
Orphanage with a lot of other
little boys' who had no fathers,
and suppose those little boys
had mothers and aunt's who
came onco a mouth, and brought
them apples and oranges, and
gave them pennies; and suppose
this little boy had no mother
and no aunt, and so nobody
never came to bring him nice
things don't you think some
body ought to give him a pen
ny? 'Cause, Mr..' Spurgeon,
that's me." ,
Somebody, felt something
wet in his eye, and Bob". got' a
sixpence, and went off- in" ,a
greaj; uto , ot delight. Poor
lit tle .soul, he had siezed the op-jonwtty--h
pour -outf a bitter
ness which had rankled in his
little heart, and made him' mis
erable when the monthly visit
ing day came around, and, as he
said, "Nobody never came to
bring him nice things."
Turning the tables, we think
some grown-up persons, who
were once Bobs and Harrys,
might say : " Suppose there
was a poor sinner who deserved
to be sent to hell, but was for
given all his sins by sovereign
grace, and made a chttd of God
don't you think he ought to
help on the Saviour's cause?
"'Cause, Mr. Spurgeon, that's
me.,, -
Anecdote of Rowland Hill.
Rowland Hill was once driv
en by a storm of rain into a
village inn, and compelled to
spend the night. When it
grew late, the landlord sent a
request by the waiter that the
guest would go to bed. Mr.
Hill replied, "I have been wait
ing a long time expecting to
be called' to family prayer."
"Family prayer ! I don't know
what you mean, sir; we don't
have such things here." "In
deed ! then tell your master I
can not go to bed until we have
had family prayer." The wai
ter informed his master, who in
great consternation bounced in
to the room occupied the faith
ful minister, andsaidJ.Sir, I
wish you would go to bed; I
cannot go to bed until I have
seen all the lights out! I am so
afraid of fire." "So am I," was
tho reply, "but I have been ex
pecting to be fummoned to
family prayer." "All very
,;'ootl, sir, hut it can net be done
at an inn.'' "Indeed! then
pray got me my horse. I can
not sleep in a house where
there is no family prayer."
The host preferred to dismiss
his prejudice rather than his
guest, and said : "I have no
objection to prayer, but I don't
know how." "yell, the.n sum
mon your people and let us see
what can be done." The land
lord obeyed, and directly the
astonished domestics were upon
their knees, and the landlord
was called upon to pray. "Sir,
I never prayed in my life, I
don't know how." "Ask God to
teach you," was the gentle re
ply, tho landlord said, folding
his hands, "God teach, yp h.qw
to WM? 'TN in prayer, my
friend," cried Mr. Hill, joyfully;
(j vin. j. a. iu ouio jl uuu i
know what to say now, sir."
"Yes you do ; God has taught
you how to pray. Now thank
him for it." "Thank you, God
Almighty, for letting us pray to
your "Amen! Amen!" ex
claimed M.r. Hill, and prayed
himself. TQ years afterwards,
Mr. Hill found in that village a
chapel and a- school, ns the re
sult of the first effort of family
prayer at the "Black Lion."
There is not a spider hanging
on the King's wall but hath its
errand ; there is not a nettle
that groweth in tho corner of
the churchyard but hath its pur
pose ; there is not a single in
sect fluttering in the breeze but
accomplished some divino de
cree ; and I will never have it
that God created any.man, es
pecially any Christian man, to
be a blank, and to be a nothing.
Ho' made you for an end. find
out what that end is find out
your niche, and fillet;. If it be
ever so little if it is only to be
a hewer of wood and drawer of
water do something in this
great battle for God and truth.
,..' I ! '
A memoe? well stored , with
Scriptue, and sanctified by grac.
ia the beet library.
How the Quakers Marry.
The ceremony fs very simple.
It is nevertheless a form signi
ficant and impressive; The first
public step',, after mutual en
gagement rs tho reading of the
names of both tho man and the
, vujiv, ue;i
with the an-
nouncenient of
their espousal,
by tho Clerk. This step is termed
"Giving la;" -that is, handing
in their proposals of matrimony.
At, the next regular quarterly
iheeting .-thi case is further
dcted, upon.! If no valid objeg
tions to, tf)i union have meari
;i'imofi."hVen .. ascertained, they
'iPa;sa4leetkg;n as i h termer
Tho third or last step is at
a subsequent meeting for wor
ship. The time having arrived
for the ceremony, the man
walks into the female
apartment of the church, goes
to the woman and conducts her
to a designated seat in the
men's side of the house. After
sitting a few moments in si
lence, the parties ' arise, take
each other by the hand, and
thus declare : "In the pres
ence of the Lord, and those as
sembled, we take each other
to be husband and wife, promis
ing, with divine assistance, to
be loving and faithful to each
other until death separates us."
The ceremony ended, a certifi
cate of the marriage is read be
fore the congregation. This cer
tificate is signed by the con
tracting parties. It is thus
seen that the Quakers seek to
exercise great prudence in their
matrimonial alliance. And well
may they do so, Much trouble
often comes to churches through
unhappy' marriages. Such
troubles are usually the most
serious and lead to the gravest
results. By bringing church
discipline to bear against care
less courtship and hasty mar
riages, the Quakers avoid
serious troubles and insure, in
the main, the truest and hap
piest matrimonial relations. ...
How the Quakers Marry. The Filibuster Edgar Stewart.
This vessel, which left New
London, Conn., on the 28th of
March last, with a cargo of
arms and ammunition for tho
Cuban insurgents, arrivod at
Baltimore, from Key West, on
the 31st ult. After much sail
ing to and fro and lying in port
since last March, she finally
succeeded two or three weeks
ago, in landing her canro at
Porto Lino and Porto Aquoro,
on the Cuban coast. The cargo
consisted of 1,000 Reraineton
rifles, ,000 Springfield ritles,
several thousand 'percussion
caps, 1,000 hand grenades, five
tons of powder, medicines, med
icine chest, psovisions, and
other necessities for the strug
gling Cubans. The Stewart
will remain in Baltimore two or
three weeks for the purpose of
repairs, but what her move
ments will be after that time
are not known,, Colonel Ague
rq, whp was in charge of the
muniments of war on the ves
sel, hag left Baltimore for New
York.' The commander of the
Stewart, during this succeessful
expedition, was Captain Sem
mets, formerly of the United
States Navy, but who left that
service in 1868 to take com
mand of steamers intended to
run the blockade of the Span
ish gunboats off the island of
Cuba, in which pnrsnit he has
qeen quae suocessiui.
It is pleasinc to know that
undergoing punishment tor
crime is no drawback to spir
itual improvement; 83 evi
dence that it is not Rev. C. II.
Newton, Chaplain of tho Ohio
Penitentiary, reports that about
nine hundred and sixty of -the
convicts have professod religion
since the formation of the pris
on church a year and a half
ago. Ul these about one hun
dred have been discharged, and
have joined, churches outside.
Nearly five hundred of the in
mates attend, tho prayer meet
ing, and about four hundred the
Sunday school in the prison.
: Mule shipments for the
South, from : Kentucky, are
opening up lively. A few davs
ago, there wero 1,500 imules in
Atlanta, Georgia, and,' a groat
many more scattered all along
tho road. The shipment of
stock -fiouth- i- said t b-tirf
[From the London Lancet.]
; Nearly tho wholo sea is, four
times a -dayt' subject to a cLasi;:
in its level by the" motfemv&U-.
of its tides.' ' Thc'jnoiion pro
duced by the. windy and known
by the name of wave is much,
less regular. The wind, f-trik-ing
the surfaco of the sea iu an
oblique direction, pushes, some
of tho water on the surface oYed
that which is contiguous to
and thus raises it above tk;
common level until so much
water. is accumulated . that-, the
wind m unable to" 'in attain it
i:i :' that. ; wfiitbh,vHi!!:;,,,i4tih':
down. Each wave presents a
gently ascending surface to the
windward, anil n norlipulnr f!."-
scent leeward. The elevation
of the waves varies according
to the strength of the wind. A
very heavy gale raises them
from six to eight feet above the
common level ; but in very
strong eales they attain an ele
vation of thirty feet This mo
tion oi the surtace oi the sea is
not perceptible to a ereat depth.
In the strongest gales it is sup
posed not to extend beyond
seventy-two feet below the sur
face ; and at a depth of ninety
feet, the sea is perfectly still.
The form and even the size
of the waves vary according to
the depth and extent of the sea.
In shallow water where the
lower part of the waves ap
proaches the bottom and meets
with resistance, the waves are
abrupt and irregular, and this
is also the case in confined seas :
whilst on the open seas they
are wide and long, and rise and
fall with great regularity.
When the waves run to a slow
shore, tho slope of the ground
breaks their force and they ter
minate in a tranquil m.tune;-,
but when they are inipellot-l
against an elevated roc
iiy coas,',
being repelled by tho lock, thr,
produce what-i;j called fi:.i'.
This evident rising of ib? :vy
on a rocky coast so;ne'i:v;:s ;
laifl flu ck-vsi.ti0..oi': C. I;;:.:;
tired fort abtVveTTrt' Trii K'7-T
This surf is always dangeri;;;:'
to pass, except iu boats of a
peculiar . construction. Tho
waves do not subside simulta
neously with the wind. Tin;
sea continues in an agitated
state for many hours. The air
being little agitated 'or nono at
all is unable to depress the un
dulation of the sea, and there-
lore the waves miring a calm
after a sale rise hicher and
their .elevated yart forms a
moro accurate anale than dur
ing a gale. Such a state of sea
is called a hollow sea.
The two Louisiana Senators
elect, ono chosen by each
Louisiana Legislature, who
claim the fragment of Kel-
logg's term, "which expires
March 4th, have arrived in
Washington. They came from
New Orleans together, and the
presentation of their credentials
to the Senate will bring before
that body the entire Louisiana
controversy for a decision. The
Senate may avoid the issue by
a postponement of action, but
if it declares one or the other
candidate entitled to the seat,
it w, ill recognize the Legislature
that elected him, and, as a re
sult, will decide tho quarrel
that has continued so long at
New Orleans,
The Toledo, Ohio, Sun is of
tho opinion that of .the $300,-
000,000 collected from debtors
by lawyers itf this country in a
year, one-half the amount re
mains in the hands of the
plaintiffs lawyers, while an
equal amount goes into tho
hands of tho attorneys for tlio
defense This may be a little
extravagant, but it is safe to
say that seventy-five per con!,
of all collected through the
courts is consumed by the ex
penses account. The Sun adds:
"Better would it be for the peo
ple if all laws for the collection
of debts wero abolished."
Wesley's Advice o.v- Phwer
meetinos. "Let the prayers be
very short a few minutes
and frequent intervals of sing
ing; and let different persons
pray for different things." '
It is doubtful if any man
could by possibility do his
noblest, or think his deepest,
without'k'pi'e'imratloa of suffer.
Mother's Morning Prayer.
Up to mo sv.vc t ohlMlioo'.l looketh,
.ii'ii. t fti. mini u:h soul avrnket
T::iu!i ma ,,, t l.y wnys, U i'aUicrl
i wb'.vu.'i, vhiUujj.i'u suku. ' ;
J,, lln-tr your.-; h.art-, sort ami tender,
M...IO lily i;..nl rf'tui ueeil to KOH',
i. -i liuH.umiiuiK inuieo x'lieo
'. .Ki'vCM-j'ijr ll'.v'y tf'.i.
' ?.Vi lo m' a iVoi-IhI ft;)i)-it, " '
t:iy livcU; JI'k;a tiO.Q
I . . ;; I 11 J .ik';l lUCvil-UlcO
,!' '" 1 '. '"'1 mvf ntsic;:-.;
t .(..:..vS...:.'.:v!.t'y ,
j ..' . ... i ..ii.;. ..;.,., en iliiUrca
..a.' i. .,o ijyf.i. t
. t I'!; h ji:V!. us;l len ma,
LIl:tc .BV.- lua Ki; sUtmbiw over
n aid or e' i l ut uiiue.
Important Dates.
. . . : i
'. TIvl fol!oirii;r will vefr
Oi.'u.'; UKmi, ljipoftant im
fresh the
i tifir 0 n i. in vntittmia
(liuodveries an improvements, the
a.! vantages of which we now enjoy:
y Spinning wheel inveuteel 1330.
' I'apev first made of rags 1417.
Muskets invented and first used
id England in 1-121.
Pumps invented 1425.
Printing invented by Faust 1441.
Engraving on wood invented
1490. '
Post-offlces established in Eng
land 14C4.
Almanacs first published 1441. .
Printing introduced into England
by Caxton 1474.
Violins invented 1477.
Eoses first planted in England
1505. .
Hatchets first made ia 1504.
Punctuation -first used in litera
ture 1520.
Be on the Lookout.
In view of the disclosures
made by Congressional Com
mittees touching the corrupt
way in which certain Republi
can United States Senators
were elected, and the shame
less manner in which Republi
can Senators and Congressmen
were debauched by Railroad
corporations and other jobbing
schemes, ic is especially mi-
voters go into
') elccilo:; on Iho 1st Mon
et. ty Oi
spril, hi' Delegates to
iii - ia:;!:::.:! Convention
::', c.v ; ic-j. Tho vot
:':' .1 :. ,' ': it that men
v.v. : le fsitli
i: i' ' vn. to our vo
1 1... -,j .
; T ", .;'; to-he- xuso of
'' !:l!Ior. class ol
v. I j:o '.'. Would it
well hi' the wool grow
Yii'.i .-:i county to form
ociotiou ? As wool is one
principal products of the
!l ),. I
. !S (
: w
of th
con:ny, anil many larmers are
engaged in growing sheep, it
could not fail to result in good,
for f irmerstoget together occa
sionally and talk .over whatever
is necessary to promote the in
terest of wool growing. These
associations are formed else
where, and undoubtedly result
in good.
We are gratified to learn that
the health of Walter C. Hood,
Esq., of Marietta, partially re
stored when we met him in the
Editorial Convention, at Athens,
last summer, promises to return
to him fully. Mr. Hood is the
President of the Ohio Valley
Editorial Union, which will
convene in Circleville, on the
second Thursday of June next,
when our citizens will have the
pleasure of seeing the best
known and most popular Ohio
Circleville Herald.
The review of the whale
fishery for 1872, published in
the New Bedford Standard
shows ill success as to pecuni
ary returns. vThe home con
sumption of whale oil has fallen
off greatly dining the year just
closed, while the foreign de
mand has boon very 'small. Of
tho ono hundred and fifty six
wholcr.3 v.t se;'., oao hundred
and eleven are from New. Bed-
t'.nl. Of tho fixty-fivo finished
voy.: :'(;-, only (wo or throe of
iuve l'i.jul'eJ . in handsome
profits iu p-.vm.: many of whom
have lo.-3(,' money. Tho whal-i'-ig
il'et isr.tMdily- decreasing
iu numbers, principally by the
tttui.-der of many of the .vessel
into other business.' The
sperm whalers wore only mod
erately successiul,' and tho
other branch of whale fishing
can not bo called successful.
During 1372, 79,211 barrels of
oil were taken, and 210,876
pounds of whalebone, which in
all respects. is' a great falling
off compared with tho returns
of the provious year. There
are two hundred and four
whalers owned in the different
ports of tho country, ahd 'the
figures given above include alf
of the. great whaling ports.
Here and There.
A bill divorcing. Governor
Saflbrd from his vife, has
passed the Arizona Legislature.
" f' r lr if I tlmmm
It is rep"-; bd that a movement
is now on foot in Washington,
to increase (ho salaries of mem
burs of Congress to 810,000 a
year. Thu is auother Radical
attempt at reform, y .
; ; R. A. , Nessxhth fc Co., pro
prietors of Waverly Ohio, Plan
ing Mill, are manufacturing
th'-ce. thoe.r;iid . . scrapers and
uve mousana corn-Dlanters lor
a firm in Columbus.-
New York has unpleasantly
discovered that she has eaten
4,000 Bhcep, which were af-
muieu wiiu an eruptive and
contagious disease. They were
shipped from Bl.
The blossom cannout' tell
what becomes of its odor, and
no man cau tell what becomes
of its influence and example,
that roll away from him and
go beyond his ken on their per
ilous mission.
Tue Catholics of Gallipolis,
Ohio, have purchased forty
acres of land, on which they
intend to erect -a college. Ten
acres has been set -apart for a
Cemetery, and the remainder
win Denseu lor college grounds.
The New Lexington, Ohio,
ITerald smvs: New Rtraitrbtsi."
, - v "
ville and Shawnee continues
to enlarge and grow in import
ance. Look out for Moxahala,
Ferrara and other coining
towns of Southern Perry.
t Mil. DM
Thomas Flenu, a centenarian
of Shawnee township, Allen
county, died on the 22d ult
n . i ii .
lie was o;:e Hundred years ol
ago last October, and enjoyed
good her.lt h until two or three
" A farmer in Crawford coun-
tv. Iown. inrJ:, war. rniserl nn
several t'eves, Tea to the
amount of 700 pounds per acre.
If the people of Iowa can be
induced to go into the business
of tea culture, that article can
be had cheap. Exit China.
The new blacksmith shop
lately completed bvthe M. & C.
R. R. Co., in Chillicothe, Ohio,
is a large, commodious and
well arranged building, and
contains eighteen forges; fif
teen ot which are now in run
ning order.
Elijah Bragg, of Pleasant
township, Madison county. 0..
lately sold 47 spring pigs, that
averaged 60b lbs., at 3 75 per
hundred. Mr. Bragg has some
three cars of 1,350 or 1,400
pound cattle, which will be
ready for an early March mar
ketif prices suit
. -
At the' late stock sales in
Paris, Kentucky, buyers were
numerous, and there was about
500 mules in the market, with
prices as follows: 15 vearlines.-
at $89 50; 12 do,$96; work
stock, iro n 55275 to $350 per
pair. Cattle about 200 offer
ed. Sold 37 head at S62 20 ;
37 do., 835 80.
The com crop of' the
West. of 111 A nncf uanenv.
was enormous, and it is esti
mated that, there is yet unship
ped not less than 1,500,000,000
bushels. Iaisland stands ready
lo take J-),000,000 bushels of
this corn if she can get it. She
also want .40,000,000 bushela
of wheat, and 200,000 tons of
bacon, but t here's not a sufficient
number of vessels in the tradd
to deliver those products in i
time to meet her wants.
Major Apdtsox Pearson, ono
of tho most prominent citizens
and business men of Chilli
cothe, President of Ross Coun
ty National Bank, late. Grand
Master of the' I. 0. O. F. of
Ohio, and formerly Treasurer of
Ross county, died suddenly of
apoplexy, ' about 10 o'clock,
Sunday night, January 19. He
had been in . unusual good
health up to within fifteen or
twenty minutes . of his death,
and had retired after ; Rrinndinrr
the early part of ' the evemnf
wm Burner' ot Jrj$sd

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