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clmuifuii. ,
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'.Marblo M-jnumiat3, Tomb , Stoaes,
VkOGrA.XV, - - - OKIO.
Tioort Assorlinunt of Marblo coimtiintlv ou
hand. All kinds of C'KMEl'EltV WOUKUmio
to order in the tinost stylo.
Tionipt nlientlon ulvtn to all lotfftl biislm-n
unili-M-tfil to Iiiki uro.
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the i.i.iirl ii.inj. r.p Mtiti;'-!.
MoAlll'MUlt, OHIO.
Pko8kci'tino Attohnkyop Vinton Coi'ntv.
WIU pMe.tlco In Hois, Vinton and adjolnlng
vouncies. All li'iil IjhsIuux eiitns(:ui fj
.care promptly atreixieu to,
. i i'l
(Formerly SamU House,)
EGBERT BQWEnT Propkietok.
This House, which U eonruillellt to the It. It.
liepot, silica ehangiiiir pioiii't!)i,H, lias been
iboroiiKhly renovatej anl rufiirii0i, aud
the present proprietor oilers to travolers ,iu
hoarders the best aceoinmodations..
oqilMtubleon the premises.
I vr&ol
. JAMKS WOBKHAK, Proprietor. '
This Itouso. iliico changing proprietors, ha
been tlioniuglily renovated from ''top to hot.
iom." Tlio present proprietor olfers to tniv
.liirj .tlio best aooommodatlon lu clean and
iot utyl. at low prices. Come and try It,
Uoqd stabllux, and horsei, will be well eared
or. t;, W. liAiiNKTT'a "Bin line" starts from
jthis Homo ilailv. at Vi o'clock noon, for tho
jltallroad, 10-ely
J. W. VARNER . . . Proprlotor,
tUi Hotel Is lu tlio mont eouvonleut part of
f"i my on rroiit ct., uoiwuoa BiarKet aim
Comer High and Statu Hts., nearly opposite
Htate House,
TI1I1 Hotol la furnisliod throughout with all
tin) modern Improvements, Unosts can rely
on tho licit treatiiient 11111I very low lillU,
Htreet Cars pass this Hotel to and from All
Railroad Depots.
Tills bouse, formerly tho Ishain House, list
buoii thoroughly renovated aud beitutifully
1 fiiniisheil. Hav,ngiiperlor facilities, every
thing will be done to make gtieaLi comfortable.
Tiililo alwayssupiillod ullli the best tho mar.
kot an'ords. Nliuly funilliod roouia and
tdeanest ImiW. (lood Mtablus, JJvoiy ellort
inuilo for tho comfort of patrons. All ulnrgos
misloiato. , . .
This Hotel, a few loot from tlio Railroad De
pot, and whom all travelers 011 all train ran
lake meals, has Jiut boon grsatlv enlarged and
thoroughly repaired, painted, Ac, andis now
in oompleto order for tlio reception of guests.
Trains stop Um inlmites for inoals, Terms
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Conior Sixth anil Walnut Streets,
oi-oiiriTATr, 013:10:
V. . OAK Kh j,' T, KISIIBB, Proprietors
Jno. MuImtyh A J. 11. C'ONNKi.i.y, Clerks,
bhrts house has been entirely Hefltted, Be
Thlsedr anil Komodolod, and Is In all re.
aptna" 1 -.
surpassed by none In tho West, Ample end
pleasant accommodation for travelors. Olvo
us oanY OAltK A CO., Proprietors.
Dry Co6cJs.
WI101.KliLll f.KALRRS IN
Dry Gcoda, Notions, Hosiery, &c.
' 824 and S20Soiilh High Stroot,
O, M. SAok, of Mi'.Arltiur, 1 the tmvoliiiK
axnt for tlio aliovo limine, ti ml till orders en
trusted to him will rernivo prompt nttuntliin.
January 15. ima.-tf.
Selected Poetry.
Smile Whenever you Can.
Wheu tli I n k don't ro to suit you,
Aud lliu world seems upside down,
Pmi't waste your time in fretting,
ltutilrive iiwuv Hint frown;
tilni'O lil'o isoltpreploxiiiK,
'Tis inuc.li the wisnt plan '
To hciirnlltiiiils bravely,
" And smile wlieno'or you can.
Why lionld you ilread to-morrow, .
And thus despoil to-.lny?
For wlieu you borrow trouble,
Yon always have to nay.
It is a (rood old ninxhn,
- W hich should boofien iireiirhedy,
Don't croHjLtbe brldjte bel'i.re you, -
Until the bridge is reni lie.l.
"Ton might '' sjiared niueh siBhinir,
If von would keep In mind
The 'thoughts that (tool nud evil
Are always hero combined,
There must be aonielhiiifr wanting,
Aud tliongli j on roll la weulth,
You miss 1 1 oin your casket
The precious jewel hoiilth.
And though you're stroi.gand sturdy,
Yon nmv have nu empty purso
And fiirthhus many (rials
Which I consider wnrso
Hut whtllierjoy or sorrow
Fill up onr mortal ian,
'Twill maku your pathway blighter
To smile whoiio'or yon cap.
The Stuff that Dreams are Made of.
We II nil iiiiui old medical jounial
an interesting compilation of ac
counts of rt'inarkabk) dreams. Not
all, nor 'nearly all dreams are pro
duced by impressions made iipon
the mind duriiifi' sleep, but Ibis is a
IVequent excitiny; case. A Btory is
told of an ollicer on board a trans
port, whose companions could pro
duce in liini any kind of dream by
whimpering in his ear. They often
amused themselves in this manner.
Oueo they condtictcil him through
the whole process of a quarrel
which ended in a duel, When the
parties were supposed to have met,
a pistol was put in his. h:U)d, and he
iired it oil". The report awoke- liini.
At another-time, they found him
asleep on a locker, and made him
lieljeve that lie must swim for his
110. TJicy then pretended that a
shark wit jiiir-ning him, and he
niiibt dive. In atUiiiiptiDH th's nu
fell o'f the locker tind woko up,
A physician who was sleeping iu
a room that smelt strongly of cheese
and wiiR swarming with rats,
dreamed that ftp was imprisoned
for a political ofren, ill a huge
cheese, that the cheese was attacked
by an army of rats, and that the
' . a II . - 1- A. 1. f ...
rata ufjn oeojuu 10 kikiw uu ihhi.
A young woman, who had the
habit of sucking hey thumh while
asleep, tried to break herself .y
L-o venn or tho thmun with aloes oe;
fore, she went to bed: when slto
awoke, tho aloes were all sucked off.
She had dreamed that she was cross
ing the ocean in a steamer made of
wormwood, with plates, ensnes,
chairs, and everything of worm
wood,; and that there was n bitter
emp all over tho ship. There was
so strong a bitter taste in her mouth,
that on her arrival nt Jfayre, she
asked for a glass of water; but thu
attendant brought her an infusion
of wormwood, which she gulped
down. On her requesting a Paris
physician to extract the wormwood
from her body, he told her that the
only remedy was oxgall, which ho
gave her by the pound, Tlio bitter
taste of tht remedy was as bad as
that of the wormwood; and to get
rid of it sho applied to the Pope,
who told her that she must make a
pilgrimage to the plain where ihe
pillar of salt stood, which was
formerly Lot's wife, and must eat
a pipce of salt as large as her
thumb, Sho runclied the object of
her journoy, and then dolibprotod
as to what part of the figure she
should break off, The result was,
that, as she had a bad habit of suck
ing her thumb, fche would break off
aud suck that part ot the statue.
On putting the , broken fragments
into her'.'! niouth, sh6 awoke and
found that she Was sucking her own
thumb. '.rru.:." .. -.:. ... v
A Mr. Maury oauaed a series of
experiments to . bo performed on
himself when asleep, which afforded
very satisfactory results.
First experiment: lie caused
himself to bo tickled with a feather
on the lips and inside tho nostrils,
Ho dreamed that ho was subjected
to a horrible punishment. A mask
of pitch was applied to his face and
then torn roughly off, taking with
it tho skin of his lips, nose and
face, ,, . ' ...
Second experiment 1 A pair of
twoezers was held at a little dis
tance from his ear, and struck with
a pair of scissors. He dreamed
that he heurd the ringing of bells.
This was soon converted into tho
tocsin, and this suggested tho days
of June,-18-18. ; . . , .
Third experiment: A' bottle of
eatde Cologno was held to his nose.
Ho dreamed that lie was in a per
fumer's shop, This excited visions
of the East; and he dreamed that
ho was in Cairo, in the shop of Jean
Marie : Farina.- Many surprising
adventurer occurred to him there,
tho details of which were forgotten,
Fourth experiment: A burning,
luclfor match was hold closo to' his
nostrils. Ho dreamed that ho was
at sea-(the-wind -was blowing in
through the, windows), and that the
magazliio of the Vessel blew lip'.
Fifth experiment :-IIe was slight-1
lir Vi1nn!,Ar1 r.n 'frliA .n..M P i 1. - v , . A
j (Jiuwiil VII HID illiquid UlU UUUK,
He dreamed that a blister wob ap
plied, '."And this recalled the rec
ollection of, a physician who had
treated lulnln his infancy. "
Sixth experiment: A pieco 1 of
red-hot iron was held closo to him,
to communicate a slight sensation
of heat. lie dreamed that robbers
had got into the house, and were
forcing the inmates, by putting
their feet to tlio fire, to reveal where
their money was. The idea of' the
the robber suggested that of Mad
lime d'Abrnntes, who he supposed,
had taken him . for licr secretary,
and in v hone memoirs ho had read
some account of bandits.
Great Silver Discovery.
More than a. year ago, Mr.
Henry Pike, of New York City,
took several specimens of ore
from the lands he now owns in
Putman County, West Virginia,
to New York, and left them ly
ing in his office. The samples
were quarried by Mr. Pike, and
taken by him as specimens of
"uiacK nana iron, o;q ana cou-i
sidered rich. After being in
his ollico for some time, Mr.
Pikes brother, tho late S. N.
Pike, happened to come in, and,
seeing it lying on the floor ex
amined it. lie at once said,
"This is silver ore; and closely
resembled specimen of ores
from silver mines in Utah in
which I am interested." lie
advised that the ore bo subject
ed to assay, that the truth of
his assertion might be tested.
Mr. Henry Pike , thereupon
placed one of the samples in
the hands of Messrs. Derrick,
Sears, & Coi, 18 Maiden Lane,
N. Y. City, assayers and refin
ers, (ono of the largest and
most responsible firms in the
country devoted to this busi
ness,) and on .the 23d day of
April, lb z, they made the fol
lowing report, which wc copy
from the original:
"Pvecejyed from Mr. Henry
Pike, one sample ore, which up
on test yields to tho ton of 2
000 pounds, 43,8 oz, silver.
Value per ton iu gold coin,
For the . purpose of more
thoroughly testing the matter,
Mr. Pike took a nother sample
to the same parties, and on the
25th of April, 1872, received a
report, statins; that the sample
"upon test yields to the ton of
',000 pounds, 'Jl.yo oz. silver.
Vulue per ton in gold, $35.61.
The samples assayed were
from the outcropings of the
Vein. Tlio vein is from six to
eight feet in thickness, aqt) in
exhaustible in quantity, under
lying a vast extent of country.
T h e important discovery
which we here chronicle was
made by digging for coal, after
working iri from eighty to ninety
feet, and, as stated before, when
fouatj yas supposed to be
"black band" iron orerinore
commonly known as limestone
The above embraces the sim
ple facts in tho case. We have
examjned the original reports
of the assayejes, and given the
result, There canpe no doubt
of their correctness the stand
ing of the firms precluding
even a suspicion of unfair play.
We congratulate Mr. Pike
upon his ood fortune, and
trust that the eolden haruest
he 'reaps may amply ; reward
him for tne efforts he is mak
ing to develop our section.'
Tho lands of Mr. Pike are
within twenty miles of Gallipo
lis, by river ; and hence this
discovery is of direct interest
—Gallipolis Bulletin.
A quart or two of plaster a day,
will keep a large horse stable com
paratively sweet; and a few bushels
will absorbo the amonia from a large
pile of fermenting manure. As a
deoderizer, plaster is next to car
bolic acid in efficiency. It should
always be handy in- the utablo, pig
pen and yard, and the instant any
unpiensant odor arises sliould be
used liberallv around the cess wool.
sink, Bpout. drain iuhI all dccnvinrr
vegetation, and particularly the
compost heap.', Plaster applied to
clover always has a good effect. The
finer plaster is ground the better,
t , i .. .... '
ior ino reason tuat it is the more
easily dissolved bv tlio rains, fit
ting it to enter into the growth of
Joy In God is the happiest of all
joys. There are other sweets but
mis is mo virgin noney dropping
from tho comb, Joy is also a most
elevating joy, Those , who Joy in
wealth grow avaricious: those who
joy in their friends' too often lose
nobility of spirit; but he who boasts
iq God grows like God it is a solid
Joy; and he who joys in God has
gooa reasons tor rejoicing. .
Tub widow of Maior General
Wool died yesterday, , aged
eigniy-six years. . - '
It seems that something very,
like practical, if not theoretical
union, was exemplified nt the
late Baltimore Conference - of
the Methodist Episcopal Church.
The Episcopal Methodist thus
describes tho occasion: - . ,
"One of tho . grandest epi
sodes, that "ever delighted a
traveller along the highway; of
duty, was the improptu transi
tion from the ordinary routine
of conference busines to ; the
more spiritual narration Chris
tian experience. Here were
representatives of the Northern
and Southern Methodist and
Presbyterian Churches, all ex-'
hibiting the spirit of love, and
speaking the language oi peace.'
Bishop DoKKett was ' class-
leader. After singing an. old
lUDlllUligU lljlllll, J.11 . IUC "U1U
fashioned Wesleyari style that
is, unanimously audlustly the
venerable John Bear, of the
Methodist Episcopal Church,
led in prayer, and then follow
ed a scene which pen nor pen
cil cannot portray. A number
of Methodist Ministers of both
churches testified ot the power
of Divine grace in the. act of
pardoning and cleansing from
sin, and of its legitimate fruits
in importation and outgrowth
of Christian-love and fellowship.
How timely and appropriately
was this hallowed scene closed
by the venerable Jonn Miller,
of' tho Methodist Episcopal
Church, raising his tall, manly
form to the full measure of his
stature, and with the subdued
emotion, asking the privilege of
repeating a verse of Scripture:
"Behold, how good and how
pleasnt it for brethren to dwell
together in unity!' And why is
it good and pleasant? . he added-
For there ih.c Lord com
manded the blessing, even life for
Niagara Suspension Bridge.
The first Niagara suspension
bridge was built over twenty
years ago, but a recent critical
examination of the Avork has
been made, and the caps on the
towers have been removed, the
cables were found to be perfect
in every respect. The mason
ry over the ' anchorage of the
cables was also removed for
about twelve feet, or below
where the wires vyero attached
to the anchor chains. A por
tion of the cable was imbeded
in tho water lime cement, yet,
after removing this substance
and rubbing the paint; off the
wires, they were found as" bright
and perfect as when first placed
there, the cement having pre
served the yires and ' anchor
chains. .
Always Learning. Jonathan
Edwards was . pre-eminently a
student. He allotted, it is said,
twelve or thirteen hours every
day to study, and wbereever
he went took his pen with him,
as the means of preserving his
thoughts. If, by chance, he
failed to have it with him in his
walks or rides, he would fasten
pieces of paper to various parts
of his clothing by means of pins,
and associate with each some
train of thoughts, or some im
portant conclusion to be pre
serAed until he coul get to ink
and paper. So, also, at night,
he would fasten pins into his
bed-curtains as the momentoes
of his thoughts during his
wakeful hours.
In the Western Advocate the
venerable .Bishop Morris con
tends for tho right of the peo
ple in the congregational serv
ice song. He asks: ' ,
v "Why should this most , in
teresting part of tho public
service bo monopolized by a few2
Let all the people sing; and as
Wesley says, sing lustly. When
choirs are lead congregational
singing, I regard thorn as worse1
than nothing." VV '
Christianity is not a theory, or
1 speculation, but a ; life; not a
philosophy of life, but a life and
living process.1 Tuy it. It has been
eighteen hundred years Jn exist
ence, and has one individual left a
rocord like the' following':!,, I tried
it; and it did not answer, . I xrtado
tho experiment ftccording'to the di
rections and the result has been a
conviction of , my 'own credull ty.'
Four : hundred pavement
laborers in . Orange, NJ.f ,b,avq
struck;-- '" " ' -' --iti-
Bear Hunting in Pennsylvania.
rMo 'Pike county hunters,
nam&l Ha,en and Shafer, re
cently discovered a large num
ber of vbear tracks near Bloom
ing GrOve,1 Pa. Taking their
rifleVCahd' hunting accouter
mefits,!Hazen and Shafer star
ted $n'- 'the1 ' trail. From the
number' of the tracks they cal
cala'tM that there were at least
five "oY'the animals, three' large
ohe and two cubs. ; After fol
lowiifg 1 them some time in the
direction of the High Knob, the
hunters came inVight of oneof
lookiii'g One. ' Without any hes
itation, a rifle , ball was put .into
bim y'tyfoiie of; the t hunters.'
TUu hastened jus. flight, an'd he
was) toou.out of sight, leaving a
bloody trail .behind him. Sha
fer. and .Hazen continued the
pursuit, and finally tracked the
bears to "a laurel entangled spot,
the foot of the Knob. Here
was a kind of a cave, the mouth
of 'which' was enclosed by lau
rels and' the' 1 boughs of trees.
The bear; that had been moun
ded, it was seen by the drops
of blood j that accompaned his
tracks, bad not stopped at the
cavej' but continued on beyond
it, his tracks being lost in the
laurels,- '
On finding where the object
of their pursuit had brought up,
the huntop at once cut a clear
ing several feet square, and
proceeded to get at the game.
They adopted the old way of
smoking ithem out, and built a
fire' in the mouth of the cave,
being ' ready to shoot the first
one of the bruin family that
came out, The fire had just coin
menced to work nicely, when,
much to the surprise of the
hunters, a large she hear came
to ..where tho fire was burning
from inside, and tramped it en
tirely out, The fire was built
second . time, and agaiu the
bear put it out. This natural
ly ."riled" the enterprising Nim
rods,' and -thev made up their
minds to makft the fire again,
aud to . shoot the old bear the
moment she came to extinguish
it. They re-built the fire, and
the bear came growling and
snarling to the front, and set
her huge paws on, tho burning
boughs,' The- next instant a
rifle ball , entered a vital part
of her body, and she raised on
her haunches and fell forward
dead,' nearly, at, the feet of the
hunters." j 11 ; : : .
She was dragged : away and
Hazen i crept up to the cave
again to start another fire. He
was just bending down to strike
matpji, when the mate of. the
bear just , killed, rushed out of
the laurels upon him. The at
tack was so sudden that before
Hazen could use the only weap
on at his hand, his hunting ax,
the bear had him nearly in his
embrace Before he was closed
in ihe .vice-like hug, however,
he , dealt i, him a powerful blow
on .the , head and sprang back,
and a rifle, ball from the gun of
his companion brought the bear
to the ground.' Hazen: then
sprang :lnpon the bear , again,
and would have fared badly but
for the, assistance of, Shafer,
who came, to, the rescue, and
the two, soon dispatched the
huge brute. One of the cubs
was shortly , smoked . out and
shot, and the other one, refu
sing to come out to meet tho
fate of tho others, was shot in
the , cave, where it was discov
ered crouched far back in the
darkness. . . . :
Proper''' Light for 'Stable
Windows. The' regulation for
the' admission of light into
stables by the proper location
of the'winddws has been found
be of the highest importance.
side wmdow,'"" according to
numerous1 observations, is apt
pr6duca weakness in tho eye
onthat' sidoYa window immedi
atelyih -'il-ont of 'tho ' manger
throws a glare lof light into both
eyes',- itt. the.Jbighest degree in
jurious : jwhijo ono higher un in
lront,; tends ,to,, roudcr a horsolec."
oyer-Bignieu, auu consequently
i:i.i' ti'-i1;V.' lt.i::. '
uuuiu iu euy Htiow oujuoia.
Tiu jntcrosting ; Proyldenco i.ln
ouij concciTis is tlio highway tosuc
coss. '.flio reason wo miscarry Is 1ms-
causo we h1ibu1i', not God, but do1-
iorraiuttwlthdut himand 1 then 'wo
linkup rcaou; W eqwplaln bf Him
.we never cummonui our j annusu)
A Telegraph Story.
The most curious fact that ever I
heard of the electric telegraph was
told to me by a cashier of the Bank
of England. You may have heard
of it. It may have been in print.
I am sure it deserves to' be.: On a
certain Saturday night the folks at
tho bank could not mako the bal
ance come right by just one hun
dred pounds; 1 This is a serious mat
ter in that little establishment-! do
lot; mean tho. cash, but the mistake
in arithmetic for it occasions a
worltVof. scrutiny. An error in
balancing' has been known I am
told, to"keep'n delegation of clerks
from each office at work sometimes
through the whole night. A hue
and a cry was of course made after
this hundred pounds, as if the old
lady In Thread needle street would
bo in the Waiee" for want of it.
Luckily on, tho. Sunday morning, a
olork (in. the middle of a sermon, I
dare say,jr tlio truth were known)
lelt a suspicion of the truth' dart
throughF his mind quicker than any
nasu oi , tne telegraph itself. He
told the chief cashier on Monday
morning, that, perhaps, the mistake
might have occurred in packing
some boxes of specie for the West
Indies, which had been sent to
Southampton for shipment. The
suggestion was immediately
acted upon. Here was a race
lightning against steam, with eight
aud forty hours given. Instantly
tho wires asked, " Whether such a
vessel had left the harbor Y' " Just
weighed anchor," was tho answer.
" Stop her," frantically shouted the
electric-telegraph. It was done.
"Have upon deck certain boxes
marked so and so, weigh them care
fully." They were weighed; and
one the delinquent was found.bv
just one packet of a hundred sover
eigns heavier than it should be.
" Let her go," said the mysterious
telegraph. . The West Indian folks
were debited with just one hundred
pounds more, and the error was
corrected without ever looking into
the boxes, or delaying the voyage
by an hour. ; Now, that is what may
oe called " doing business.
A Free Pass.
Some one was tolling me tho oth
er day, says a writer, a new story
about the late Dean Richmond, who
was knowii far and wide for his
gruffness of manner. Mr. Rich
mond was here at the time and my
informant, who was a boy working
in a printing office, wished to get a
pass over the Central Railway,
.With this purpose in view he en
tcred the ollko where the magnate
was, tearing fiat he would bo rude
ly rebuffed when he made his mis
sion known. After a moment's hes
itation lie said, falteringly:
" Mr. Richmond, I believe ?"
" Yes ; whnt do you want of me ?"
" I should like, sir, to get a pass
from Albany to Buffalo, as I can go
up on the boat for nothing."
" On what' grounds do you ask
for a pass ?" This with a rising
and very rough voice,
" On tho grounds, sir, that I don't
want to pay my fare."
Richmond, without another word,
wrote out a pass and handed it to
the applicant. The boy took it,
saying: , . ,
"Thank you, thank you, Mr.
" You . needn't thank me, young
ster I am glad to accommodate you.
You are tho first person I've ever
know to- ask for a pass on the right
Exterminating Weeds.
A: correspondent of the Rural
Home writes: "Annual and bien
nial plants, such as the daisy or
ox eye, May weed, the rag weed,
rod-root, fec, are moro difficult to
extirpate, when they once get pos
session of tho land, as their seeds
will sometimes remain in the soil
several years before germination.
Careful weeding after thorough cul
tivation is tho very best way and
perhaps the only way to clean the
land when they once get possession
but as in this; as with most oth
er evils; ' an ounce of prevention is
worth a pound of cure.' Farmers
do not seem to realize the damage
their crops suffer from these inju
rious weeds. . If a neighbors cattle
break into their crops, and traroplo
down, the damage is perceptible,
but a growth of weeds and thistles
may choke and rob the plant of
food and moisture, so that it can
not mature its grain, and they tnko
littlo noto of it Better, oftentimes,
that half the land be left unseeded,
and the balance well cultivated and
clean of weeds. , :
has beoh i turned out by an
American scholar,aged thirteen:
-"A boy without a father is
an orphan, but is oltonest with
out a, grandfather and a grand
mother, thou ho is an orphanist."
' ! Gr.vkt made auother spoech
yesterday .dLet :it bo record-
V.I It
1 ! CAravN, Gallagher a regular,
nas shot and killed a discharg
ed private, at Orangeburg, . S.
C.,V; yesterday.'"1 1 Causo, fusil
am -. ji( ,o.t i: . : . i
, ...1 I .-:) ' " '
Yi ... 1
1 1 Tub .(Jarlist 'army numbors
il,500 men; 1,000 are unarmod
with ikj-K'Anly jWremninder
uWariiioit witn suporior rifles.
How to Water Horses.
One writer says, never water
immediately after feeding. I
say that if a horse is thirsty, al
ways give him drink, and lie
will thank yoii for it. I have
often seen horses put into the
stable at noon for an hour or
two, and not eat a pound of
hay or gram, but looking wist
fully for water, and then their
careful owner, who would not
let them have water whon warm
will come to give them enough
to kill, and ride or drive the
remainder of the day on two
buckets of water and no feed. -
Ten chances to one his horse
gives out with him or get, sick
before night. JNow, 1 say, give
the horse water if he is ever so
warm; give him a shallow, rinse
out his mouth and nostrils, give
him a bit of hay, in a short time
a little more water, but. not too
If he is watered several times,
a little at a time, until he is sat
isfied, he will not drink more
than half what ha would if you
let him gulp it down all at
Prophecy of Planetic trouble,
A cheerful prophet in Phila
delphia tells us ' that from 1880
to 1885 this world will be subject
to an unusual amount of disas
ter and affliction, owing to the
fact that the planets Jupiter,
Saturn, Uranus and Neptune
will come uncommonly near to
the earth. The result will be
pestilence, famine, extremes of
heat and cold, and sundry other
direful evils. Quoth this proph
et: "The dissipated, the glut
ton, the debauchee, may calcu
late upon being the first victims
Young men who devitalize
themselves by tobacco using,
young ladies who destroy one
half of their breathing power
by tight lacing and fashionable
dress, will never survive the
perhelion of all the large plan
ets of the solar system ; and
perhaps it will be best that they
should not. We hope the clas
ses mentioned will take wanr
ing and reform their way of life;
but at the same time, we should
think' that these big plannets
might keep their distance, and
not come round to torment this
little world and its poor sin
ners. , . ' ' ,
A Countryman writes the fol
lowing drollery about the best
method of farming: "In sel
ling stock by live weight, it is
a good plan to feed each one
about three pails of water and
what other stuff can be got
down em just before driving on
the scales. If the buyer has
ever invested money on
'Change, he will know what
'watered stock' means. In hold
ing the plow, I always prefer
to hold it in the house, eeated
in a rocking chair, with my
family clustered around me.
In planting hay, I always plant
the longest I can find, as 6hort
hay bends a person's back too
much in cutting it. In the
matter of wheat, I always raise
it by the barrel, at a mill not
far away, as it saves buying
seed, ploughing, sowing, crad
ling, and thrashing. I gener
ally raise it on a note."
k n
A grain ot common sense
seems to have been infused into
the military authorities touch
ing the war upon the Modocs,
It is proposed to wait for re-enforcements,
and make the sec
ond attack with a sufficient force
to dislodge nnd overwhelm tho
red rascals. , The trouble has
boon that our troops made war
upon the savages after a high
toned, nnd as it were, civilized
fashion. , Our grandfathers
grandfathers' grandfathers, had
grandfathers who knew bettor
than that. We again urge put
ting tho Indian against the In
dian. , Then christians could
look on as the husband looked
on the contest between his
wife nnd the bear. : M ;
i A young lady was looking at
a picture representing a pair of
lovers in a opat, yviin mo ,,arra
of:tholoyor gently enfolding
tho waste of his dulcinia, Avhen
she innocently remarked, "How
natural 1M i . i I , V . ;
' ; Twenty-thousand coal miners
in Leicestershire, k England, are
iiow.on a strike. a ,; ,
Stokes is denied a new trial.
Young Man. Depend on Your ;
own Efforts. Fight your own '
oatties. u.oe your own row
Ask ' no favors, of any one, and'"
you will succeed ' a thousand
times better than those who are
always beseeching some , one's
patronage. , JNo :ono will over,,
help vou as you can help your-, j
self, because no one will be so'
heartily increased in your '- af- "
fairs. '"' The first step will ilot bo
such a long one, perhaps; but,? .
carving your.owa way, up to the
mountain, you make , each, one
lead to another, and stand" firm
in that while you chop out still
another. Men who have made -.
their fortunes are not those who
had five thousand dollars given'1
them to start with, but started
fair with a well-earn a dollar or I
two; .. Men who have bv: their
own exertions acauired fame, .
have not been thrust into po'pu-..
lo,.U.r -l. 1 J
laniy uy puua ueggeu or paiu
for, or given in given in friendlv'1 "
spirit." They have' outstretched!
their; bands and touched' the j
publiq heart. Men who win love
do their own wooing, and I nev--: ,
er knew a man to fail so signal- .
ly as one who had induced his
affectionate grandmamma - to '
speak a good word for him.i'-U
Whether you work ; for fame, ,;
for love, for money or for any .
thing , else, work ; , with' vour .
hands,' heart, and brain. Say '
"1 will!' and some 'day you
wm conquer. IN ever lot anvJ
man have it say, "I dragged :
you up." Too many; friends,
hurt a man more than none at
—Grace Greenwood.
"Better Take a Sheep too"
valued friend and able farm-,
er, about the. time of the tem- i
perance reform was beginning'
ioexen a neaitniui lniiuence,
said ! to his newly hired man: '
"Jonathan, I did not think to"
mention to, you when I .hired
you, that I 'shall try and havK
my work, done this year y with
out 'rum, How' much . more,
must' I give you to do do with-'
out?" "Oh, "said Jonathan))
"I doht care much about it,' yoii
may give me what you please.",
"Well," said the farmer, I will .,
give you a sheep m the fall tif
you will do without rum!"'''
Agreed," said Jonathan'1 15 J '1
The oldest son ' then said: '
"Father, will you give . me a j;
sheep too, if I do without rum?" (
"les Marshall, you shall,
have sheep, if you will do with-'
out." ' ' ' ' l "
The younsrest son.' a' striD-
ling, then said: "Father, will
you give me a sheep if I do with-
"Yes Chandler,- vou i shall '1
have a sheep also." ' I ' i :i
Presently Chandler t SDeaksT
again: "Father, had'nt vou n
better take a sheep too?",. ,
Ihe lanner shook his head;
he hardlv thmirrhf. tlmf. " Ti '
could give up the "critter" yet,"''
but ' the appeal camo from 'j a
source not to bo easily regard-'')
ed, an the result was, the . de-
mon ruin was thenceforth , ban'-' '
ished from the premises,' to ' the1'
great ljoy. and ultimate .' Lapp
ness of all concerned. ;. '.' ; c u'e
n. V.)
A lady who' wa3 submissive it
and,. modest before marriage,,
was t observed by a friend ,to ,
use lier tongue pretty, freely,
after.' "There was a' time," he
remarked, "when I almost im-01
magined she had no tongue."' (
"Yes," said the husband, . vTithi J
a sigh, "but it's very, .very long t
The great musical festival)
preparations for' which havo ?'4
been making for nearley a year," 1
by the Cincinnati musical peo-v:
pie, commenced on Tuesday ofj
last week. Every thing, is ar-.v,
ranged on a bur scaled the niu-'
sic, tho accommodations, and
eventiie hotel bills
Mexicans on the Rio Gran'div'J
aro rnurdering, robbing,' and, be-
crlio'naHy roasting Americans. J
; "Ci -.. i'.':':t u I
. TlIEBE is ' confusion .throifrK.- ..
out M'exico. occasioned bv wn V '
and rumors of war. ;.
The Atlantic cable comna'nio !
are to bo consolidated nnd thoir
interesta amalgamated. - ! ' -
, , ' ; . , ., ,.-r
Swu'i Mllio dread of mnull-iiov ' '
at thu AVeet that ono of Ihe pa-; ,
per. there suggculvdrtliat Ihe;'
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I State arms be vaccinated

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