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1 I I I w LI IT 4 Ni 5 111 VOLUME 7. ; M'ARTHUR, VINTON COUNTY- OHIO, WEDNESDAYS 1 1 'Y' 1 ' " 1 . ' i ' I In'ilil i i 'i. 1 . ( ' '' " . JULY 16, "1873. . ; ;! ;; ; . X. ." NUMBER ;27.. McARTHUR ENQUIRER J. W. BOWEN, Editor and Proprietor Terms of Subscription. Oiiocopy,neycr.lBO On copy,mos.100 One copy, mo.... 15 1 One eopy, mo.- 60 ir nut paid within the year...., 00 Clulii or Twenty . . J W The McArthur Enovirir circulate FIth.k, OV 1'UHTAUlS Within tne nuiiie m County, r I ' , Tim MuArthUr EUQUIRKR and Th C'AWi- ttan Wltnf will I leut to ona persou one "faUnr to' notify a discontinuance at tho end of -the time subacrlbed for, will be taken tta a now engatteiuuunoruuuiii"uii. Advertising Rates. Tlio spttoe occupied by 10 linen of tlili (Mon pnrell) type ihall coimtltiit a iiar. lluio nnu r igi ii '-lit-,,' Oul (quart, Two aquarel, , Three iquarua, VouriquaroH, SI(URrea, i column, 4 colniuu, Una column, , 8 uio i ' ' 8 mo. IS nioi. 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Prompt atlentlon given to all legal buinM iitrusted to liitoaru. uniceathit rculdunce. Feb. iia, urn. M. McOILLIVEAY ATTOENEY AT VoARTUUll, ouio. : Will attend oromDtlf to anv biulueii vlven iliin cure und managemont In uuy CouitH of V inum aud adjoining eouuuo. urriva id the Court Houee, up Hair. u T S. CIAYPO0LE, .a?TO3srs-z" JlT law McAUTHUR, OHIO. I'ROitOUTIWa ATTOnNKT 0 TlMTON t'OVNTT. Will practice In lliui, Vinton and adjoining eountiuH. ah leai uimuo. hi-vhbu o hi vara promptly attended 10. HOTELS. -gOWEIT HOUSE, (Formerly Sand Home,) ZALESKI, OHIO, EGBERT BOWEnT Piiopkictob. This lloiiee, which U convenient to the R. R. duimt, niiitie ehnniring proprietor, ha boon thormijchly lenovaleil and refumliilioil, And thti prcannt pmprlotor oiler to traveler! and lionrilorD the bent ancommmlatlona. tiood Stable on the preinieeii. ItATM9 MOIT RSAaOMiILK J&i . . fwAel JJULBERT HOUSE, .: Wo ARTHUR, OHIO. JAMES WORKMAN, Proprietor. Thli Home, ilnce changing proprlutort, haa been tliniutily renovated fioin ''top o bgt. torn." The priwent proprietor offer to trav eleri the beat aenonipiodatlon in clean and neat ityle, at low price. Coiae ud try It Uooil utabllni, and l)orn will b well cared for. V. Vf. Makhbtt'i "Hua Hue" lUitifnnn thin Home daily, at H o'clock noon, for the Kallroad. . l-ly JJ-EKCHANTB' HOTEL, PORTSMOUTH, OHIO ; J. W. VARNEtt Proprietor. Till Hotel li In Uie roont convonlont part of the city on front St., between Market and Jefferioo, MEBICAN HOTEL. Comer High and State BU., nearly opihmIU tatu llouae, CQI'CTMBTJ-S, OHIO. E. J. BLOUNT - - ' Proprietor. Thli Hotol Is furnished throughout with all the inodarn iiiiprovemonW. UutHl aan rely on the best trcatrnont end very low bill. Utruot Car pa Uili ilueul to and from all ftirvd fotMU. . . JgH AM HOUSE. JAOICQ03ST, OHIO. DR. I.T.MONAHAN . . Proprietor. 1 V This homo, formerly the Isham Ifonse, ha been thoroughly Mimvatod and beautifully furnished, tiavlng superior fnlIUo, fyery Hing will be done tomuke guest eouiAirtalile. ,'HUie alway supplied with IHe iet the mr Jtet' airvrds.' 'Nicely hirnlshed ' roonn and oleanest lietli. Good Htnblea. Krery effort made for the comfort of 'patrons. All ehargos Moderate. - JJEPOT HOTEL. . M. MKRKLB . I'roprletor, Tbls Hotel, a fow leet from the Itallroad Ke nt, aud where all travulur on all train flan ft thoroughlr repalnid, painted, Ac, and I now aka meal, ha lust been rrentl enlarrwl and in wuiiuMi uniur ior ne reception 01 guests. Train stop ten nilnuUi for niMla, Tinni moderate, . , "1RAWF0ED HOUSE, Corner KUth and Walnut Street, : Q3JIifOI3flT-A.TI,OI3:iO. . t. OAKKe J, .'flHlIICU, Projirlefor. 1 -fxo.MulMTraj J.ll,tHi!,l.T,Clork. Thle house ha Irnta entirely Rnflttod and Reiuoleleil, audi In all Uoapeet a . i , ' - riRVT-CLARI HOl'KL. , ! ' ' At,LTHtI,rolMoTIIiOI. Table liirpassed by none in, the Went. Ample and pl'HMant aovomiuoilat on for trarelur. tJlta tutMih , 04auCU.,rriprltri. ,i-t..i, ,'i .ii 'I'" Photographs. C. J, 7BILLINGIIURST, PHOTOGRAPHER, ! ' '; : -, am! dealer In all kinds of j ' PICTURES, , . ; :., .... ALBUMS, , ' '. ", : , :' ,- ';. J FfiAMES, '' . . t . m '' ' I Picture Cord and Plotnre Nalli. F 8KTCOPTINO carefully done, and tlie sniulTest l'l'itnros enlarged to anv alio, and finished In Oil, Water-colon, or India Ink, or any otner style that may tie desired, at tne iOWKHT IATKH. Large and finely finished Photographs cab be timde from scratched and faded Picture. Picture of Jill kind Framed to order, aud all work warranted to g've satisfaction, i Ifl-eti I Dentlsfry. 2 T. BOGGESS, RESIDENT DENTIST, Taoluoa C. H., Ohio. j tlrX Can at all timet be found at hi afllce. TKLTH K XT It ACT KD abmlntely without pain, and with perfect lafety, by the useet' bAUtilllHU ua. ei ( Railroads. Railroads. PITTSBURG, CINCINNATI & ST. LOUIS R. R. C. & M. DIVISION. 0OIN0 EiT. Leave , Clueinnatl.., SiDOa. m. Arrive, Lancantor.,,; 9:10p. ni, I.rave Lancaster... 8:15 p. in. .Vrvive Zuuesvillo... 4:10 p.m. Iave " ... 4:S0p. m. Arrive IMttannrr.;'. 11:10 " P'ilnUehi'ln. 1:H5 ' " Sew York.. SUB i " . ,.. ooiko.wit Leave N.York .. 0:90 a. m. ' . " P'iladclp'ia. 1S:40p. ni. , ." t Plttl)ui'g.... w. ro.r Arrive - ZancsvHIe .. :) Leave S " : '. I Arw , Lancaiter,. 10:80 , j Leave " ,, )P;40 Arrive Cincinnati.. ftiOO p. m. , l:15a.rn 10 44 " lS:Mpm :60a.ra . lHIOpm 6:00p m . .8:10 " :iH)ain - 4:00 p in 4:10 " 8:15 44 6:S0 " Walte, : bup't. . B.ia C.C. Hack Line. jJcAETHUE HACK IINE Charlks W. flAiixiTT, Proprietor -t-"T-ili. rtm regularly to M' Arthur Station - W to meet ull train. flack luave ilcArlliur Post Offlce at 10 o'clock, A. H tomuut Fast WeM at ID M. to meet the Cincinnati Kxpreas going easlj at o'clock r. M., to meet the ht, Louis tvpruss going went, at 5 P. M for Fast Line east, Will meet the l'arkcraburg, Marietta aud Zaluski Accomodation on application in pur eon or bv letter. 1 Order left at the Tost Office, HcArthur, or uuiulns, promptly attended u. uue4-J8TJ, CHARLES W. BABNETT. PUMPS. Americau Submerged Pump, "The Best Pump in tjik Wobid," OUR AGENTS roportover $.100,000 worth of property sveu rroin r ire tin year ny these jiunip, being the most powerful force-pump mum worni.aweii as jUN-r kkkximo. Hee October number, page 8M, also the Pre nil utn 1,1st, pace UOtl of the American Airrlcnl Hee nqtlt'O in VehriiHry uuniber, page 45. Try turlHt. Till paper never deceives the f armors. one. If it don't dp the work claimed, aend it our pumps to do all we claim for tu))) on our back ana (el your monev. uwwi Bit ANT circinnr.. Hotol for circulars or orders to the Bridge port M'fgCo., No. 55 Chambers HU.New York. Anoruer lor uuieno, j rump secures au xuhisive sown agenny, . 7-tf. Dry Coods. J. GBEEVLEAF ft CO,, WBOLUALt DIALERS IN Dry Goods, Notions, Hosiery, fto. Pi aud 134 South High Street, ;. M. Saor. of MoArthur. la the t ravel Ilia- gont (or the above house, and all orders en trusted to hlrn will receive prompt attention. antmry id, lei. i, , Woolen Mills. Allensvillefo lenMIlls. NEW INDUCEMENTS. Wlare prepared to do all kind of work done In a finl elan woolen faotory, uoh a CAKUINO, BP1NINU and WEAVING. Satisfaction will be given to all oiireiistomera. itigneei manet price r aid for wool. DaipH, Huiton 4Cq. - Jiiue5,lS78-8iii. Land Agency. KANSAS CENTRAL LAND AGENCY. MaJ, JOHN W. BERKS, Manager. dauma, Kan. Real Estate Business! also havn for all the lands of the Kansas Paclfle Railway Coin pany, amounting to over 5,000,000 acres of the most iMMiraiiie In Central and Western Kan- we nave n.r.am. and wn I all about the arsut Keystone HUito o the West. " .nil n.iui. ...a ..I,-. oiarun id, iei-eaw Hortorrion. JJORSEME, ATTENTION I . I V, A Nil O J2, By 'LRXINOTON. dam DUCATOONBT WAON Kit, will make theseaaonoflKIS at the siaiiioni tne stiosnriner, in Portnr, Uallla Co., Ohio) will be at the stable of Or. ( line, In AJ III... vllln . . . . ... , . , , . . . viii ue at tne stable or Dr. Cllne, In vlllo. Vinton onunity, Ohio,' trvtiry al- Kouk, "Will slalldh.r llian.lWl (iUi.uo ou, for (hoVouglibredi U).0U to lu ternnte for oUm sure, Addresi all lutters Ui ilaruh (4, "U enq. Pluo Grove, oblo, Physicians. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. ' " " ". ; . L. GO K (4 LI IV K Ws'D., nAMUlAt, OHIO. " ' " J sa; aiso Mill hi tea. Coal Lands, Farms (Vnie "..n Tor Vfi,.r Kansas cintril Advo- raui," a iaroiT-coiiimn la Will attand to prnAisslnnat f alia prfliluillr ,tt .rh Rst!s W W.S.'illFfS .' 1-1 J 'I'M i t till 1- "j ( Selected Poetry. A Dream. Back ngain, darling? O, day of delight! How I have longed for yon, morning and nightl i Watched for you, pined for you, all the days Craving no boon and no blessing but you: throuirh. frayed tor you, plead for you, sought you in , ,vin, Striving forever to find you again: Countiug all anguish as naught If I might .! Clasp you again ail elasp you to-nigliil j Oh! I have sorrowed and sufforedaomuoh t Through the night watches, in daylight's Since I last answered vour liui loving tonon: uroaa ueams, : Anguished by visions and tortured by dreams - Dreams so replete with bewildering pain, j Still it i throbbing In heart and in brain Oh I fori dreamed keep me close to your . .. aide, ... 1 . Darling, Ohi darling I dreamed you had died! ,' ' ' , Dreamed that J stood by your pillow and heard From your pale lips love's half-uttered word: And bv the liirht of the Muv inornliiar akle ' Wutched yonr face whiten, and saw yourdear eye t. lt..ln. r..l.tA V. WA,la..l 1 Felt your fond Snirer grow chill in my hand: "uaruog," you wnuperea: "Jay aaningr" you laid ' - i Faintly, so faintly, and then you ware dead Oh I the dark, hours whin I knelt , by year Calling uon yon to lot and to savet . Pleading lu vain for sign or word, ' Ouly so tell me you listened tad heard: ' ' Only to say you remembered and knew , i How all my soul was in anguish for you! ' Bitter, despairing, the tears I shed Darling, Oh I darling, because yon were Head I i , : , - i Tat, in the midst of the darkneas and pain, I Darling I knew I should find you again! Knew as the rose knew, under the suow. ' How the next summer would set them ngloW co i uiu always, me oreary uays (urougu, j Keep my heart slugle and sacred to you, ; Aa on the beautiful day we were wed, I Darling I Oh! darling, although you have fled. Oh! the graat Joy of awakening to know : ', 1 did but dream all that torturing wool - . Oh! the delight my searching can trace Nothing of coldness or change in your facet Still is your forehead uufurrowad and fair: ' None of the light Is loatout of your hair; Noue of the light from your dour eye it fled; Darliug, OliT how could I dream you are .. uuadf " Now yotratre here, yon will alwaya remain, ' Never, Ohl never to leave mi again I How It has vaniahed, the auguiali of years! I Vanished nay, these are not sorrowful tears; '''., Happiuesa ouly my cheek hat impended, There Is no grieving forme in the world: 1 Dark clouds may threaten, but I have no tear, Durliug, Ohl darling, because you are here I A True Story. Uncle 'Liphalet's Trouble. "Then you think you would'nt doit, UollyY said uncle Xipha let, pulling out the stove-hearth and poking at the coals. Nq, I wouldn't, 'Liphalet," saia uouy resting ner snining knitting-needles, while ' she stirred up the pumpkin simmer ing in the pot. "The farm's paid for now, and if we're savin' we ve enough to last us through. Why should we harrass our- selves w' seekin' arter riches." "'Taint riobes I'd he seekin' arter, Dolly, but this Mr. Swin ton they nail him a very smart young man, Dolly ne says if the mill ain't rebuilt the village'll go back'ards, the farm'll 6ink in vally, and things will generally run down. You know Dolly, I never hold back when I could help along." , "I ain't likely to forget, 'Li phalet, where the oalf and but ter money went in time 'o war, nor how you've given to church and missions, schools and poor tolks, and everything else any body'd a mind to draw up a pa per for. You and I have more disagreements " "But this'll be helpin' others, Do)ly. This Mr. Swinton he's a very pleasnt young man Dol lyhe says he'll guarantee the stock'll pay for itself in five years, lie says bed rather build here as elsewhere, because be wants to help bia native vil lage, and if we'll all take hold, and each help a little he can do it." ' . . "We've no money to put in," said aunt Dolly, leaning back and fixing her eyes on tho coals uucle ,'Liph had raked open, "unless we take " Unless we take what we laid by for Rube's oddycation," said Uncle .'Liphalet, softly. , , "Since God took Rube's ed- dycashun into his own hands, 'Liphalet, I ye always wanted that money to lie in the bank until we'd a plain call to use it I can't bear to think of its hing ;;ii.iarltor money. "Nor I, Dolly, but Rube would wish it doing good, and this Mr. Swinton, . he says it might draw thrible what it does now. we can maybe use the income in helnin' hoys who love larnln' fts. Huho did.n ' ; 1 Dolly replied nothing. - After the mention of Rube's name si- lenoe was wont to reign be tween the old CQinie-naln! pjd CQuple outwardly as crooked, as gnarled and scraggy .as two old apple trees that drew, suste nance from thir rocky fields, ' Tbisj lr, Sin,ton-T"lie came Pint to, tho farm next day, and Dolly put on her black alpaca apron and received him with a curtesy. A man with less shal low sympathies . would have been touched with a kind, of puyfiilj veuoriiees ior ine odbo qufous old wo,ian, but to Swin- ,r '..in ri 1 1 I re ' ' ' ' I ton her deference was constitu tionally agreeable. It . argued well, too for. -his designs. , He drew his gloved fingers athwart his foxy-colored moustache, and talked business; v ;" v' "Heaven " helD ' the ' simrjle ' . at - 'r . ' , i minded old couple now What is "business to ; them but . mysterious wonderland, i full of pyramiaa ' ana spniDxes nuu statues of . Memnon? What is a business man but a priestly sorcerer, with his offerings and incantations, living ever among the mysterious?'.''';;" X'j'.Tv.l ', But heaven did help Ihem. Sometimes it seems to fail peo pie in their sorest - needs; and yet things work " obscurely and very far. around, and who as yet has seen the end of anything; Aunt Dolly in her wood rock er, knif : silently "on the" Jock3 Li -L . ' II .' V ' '1 mat wouia . nring, ner seventy five cents a pair. Uncle Xipha let drank in the man's words with child-like credulity. 5 , ; j "Let me tell youi sir, man u- facturing r enterprises are the life of our villages. ; Compare" Mr. Swinton drew his compari sons fluently and ; correctly. "Were we to , locate elsewhere, stock would be rapidly taken up, but owing to our most sin gular and unfortunate' fires loss of confidence in the joca- ton I am strongly, desirous of conferring ; the advantages" ' of ine rnui upon my nauve vuiage; citizens must subscribe," : "As for '. the risk how i can there be any risk? ' "Let mo ex, plain." ; Mr..". Swmton:!was ! a man oi iacts, unimpeacnable, immovable facts, that there was no going back or around. "That doesn t admit of a question. I know it to be true why, we've demonstrated it, sir. Do j you see. ; ; ;'' j Uncle 'Liphalet thought be saw. ' Who could avoid seeing a square, sharply defined fact, that was nowhere allowed to melt away into suppositions or uncertainties?" , i "I hain't, but -leetle money anyway " said uncle 'LiDhalet. pushinflt back , his rousrh. erav locks, with his rough, trembling lingers,. . "Mother an me saved up enough, leetle by leetle to eddycate Rube with; but he (Rube) : died, you ' know, and the money has lain in bank." "A thousand isn't much, anv way," said the man of tens of thousands, tipping , back ; his chair, and picking his teeth ele gantly; but the morale your sub scription lends is something, Our very singular and very un fortunate fires, you see. . The fact, that men like ourselves have intrusted their savings to us give us desirable standing." Uncle 'Liphalet's vanitv was touched, but Dolly, with closed lips, counted her stitches. "What do you say, Dolly?',' "I've said mv sav. 'Liphalet In sickness and misfortune we might fall back on Rube's mon ey, otherwise I d rather it re mained in the bank," . i ' : "A thousand dollars, sir." continued the old lady, suffi ciently humbled before this man of means, "a thousand dollars that's been saved, bit ' by ' bit; and laid R In five dollar bills for a pertickler object, seems diilerent from a thousand dol lars that's just one of many go ing up and down and trucking around fa business, Bir." ,; ,: The licht-eved Swinton's small, light eyes could detect weaknesses; Artford Swinton's quick apprehension and tact en abled him to work up those weaknesses to his own interests. When, a half , hour later, he passed out between the lilac clumps, he carried on his pa per uncle Liphalet s subscrip tion, and in hl pocket uncle Xjphalet's tank book. - , ; , , ; "My hand trembles so I hain't made all the letters very good," uncle 'Liphalet had said, aa he removed his spectacles and crit- ica,uy surveyed nis lanorea signature..-! t :. i ; i ; "We must trust you to take care of it for us, lir, fotherandl don't knaw anything about bus iness." aunt Dolly had said. ' as she had relinquished the little blue book. - , , : , ; ; "Certiirfy, rely on me I do assure' you I shall rememher the, circumstances, j Any favor mat ts, in, my power to ,con fbr V. ,Mr. . Swinton . had '; ftajd glibly.' i .'' , Aunt ' Dolly stepped : ta'', tbe I t,n,I, (.J "i V' H i n H V- H 1 window with her knitting, 'and watched the man as he struck a light for his cigar on her gate post f'Yi;,;i ''"''''' " I ' "I'wish'we hadn't done it, Liphaiet," said she.' :,!' , J iUj '"Oh- don't say sol Doily, "I don't like his eye, and for all he talks so open and honest he seems to me like a close man, a man who keeps some thing back." ' :"' f ; ;;! I ,"You ' musn't be ' prejudiced agin',' him, Dolly,' because he appears a little yain and flashy. Men am t now What they were in our; days.-" He comes of an honest, obleeging kind of faml ly, and they call him a ,, very smar young man. y , v , i Time with Incidents and id cidcuts went on, aud aunt Do! Iyi-ew Used -; to : thinkings of Kube a money as in Bwinton s hands. . This certificate - of stock in the "Native Village Manufacturing Company," was carefully laid away, and she no longer spent sleepless nights over it, nor sighed when , the matter was mentioned. ; - Tho mill went up, and the op eratives eame; real estate rose again, and the Native village flourished. Uncle Liphalet ped' died out early potatoes, sweet corn, and mutton by the quar ter: and Artford Swinton, though he had president, and directors and clerks, and heaven only knows what else around him, was The Company," and smoked cigars best brand or none-4-gave ' . the company's notes nnd ' forever stroked the foxy-qolored moustache. While he carried on the cotton manu facture, he did a more flourish ing business in the manufacture of faote. He heaped facts upon facts U the head of the presi dent until he smothered that gentleman in ' facts; he piled bales jof facts before the direc tors until they couldn't see over the. pile; he threw facts into the eyes of the stockhold ers unfcil they,:were stone blind; he gave banks and creditors security Of facts, and his friends quafficf .ddwn " the' facts 1 in the 'social glass. Days when croqueting ; was dull, the books were ' "fixed." Boot keeping, once a science, design ed to show the pecuniary stand ing of individuals and compa nies, now became an easy and economical method of "fixing" things. . Now and then, a dm dend was declared, and the stream that turned the mill glittered in the sun like the river Pactolus. -. Uncle Liphalet put greenbacks into the contribu tion box, and thanked the Lord daily that he was giving him increase of subBtance. Then there began to be a haze in the air through which had glittered the river Pacto lus. Swinton said it was smoke from' the Boston fire. , It grew denser and denser. "Smoke , from that--Boston fire; wind blows it this way yet, said Swinton, between the puffa; of his cigar. , But smoke has an unpleas ant effect in men's eves, and meeting after meeting was held to devise measures to get out of ity Uncle 'Liphalet, at these meetings, sat silent and trem bling, listening to talk that he could ho more understand than the chattering Choctaws, and was shown statements that he could no more comprehend than the.'y inscription on Pompey's pillar.' The man of facts lounged in an attitude, of such elegance as men are wont to assume when by themselves, and agreed with' everybody, and was for "putting this through," and of fered his facts for this latter purpose with astounding liber ality. Alack! the Swinton cig- .1 '11 ! . ar sraoKQ, tnougn it rose grace fully, and curled around the heads of the stockholders, natu rally mingled with the smoke of the Boston fire, and men s vis ions became more and more ob soured. ' i AU at once Swinton was off to Europe for purposes of self culture perhaps the man need ed it, Then were his layer of facts, his dividends in paper, his dividends in , money pushed aside 0, ye gddslwhat a sight met the gaze, of men, then! Now the smoke rolled up in volumes from all quarters; a darkness that . might bo felt set in, and , men groped, ; for each other's hands. : No more did the Pant tolus glisten . anil ' glitter and snimmer before their eyes, but in their ears roared a swollen, turbid stream,' foaming,' teasing great cakes of ice up and down, and threatening to . bear them all away,, grind .'them up, and carry mem put ; to tne open ocean. , . Some of the men coull talk, and, though, one have fet ters on bis hands, and brick on his bead, if he can talk bis con fidence is not unbearable. But Uncle 'Liphalet couldn't talk; bo he picked his way down the icy steps, groped his way homl tbrougn - .tne snow-Btorm,' and rattled, the back' door as a' gig nat to aunt Dolly to let hua in. .; ? Are you frozen. "'LiDhalet?? asked aunt Dollv in tprrnr ti wvv us the candlelight struck the white tOBjK'! Ito"! i iei..i" MI i Uncle 'Liphalet staggered m, and sinking on the lounge, cov ered his face with his hands. "Oh, Dolly!" "You needn't tell me, lip halet; I know what 'tis. re felt 'twas coming. But, oh; liphalet, we've helped each otner through hard times these fifty years, and we've got each other yet." ' Uncle 'Liph only groaned. ; "Maybe the farmH let us through; we're ; almost worn out, and it won't bo long that we 11 be waiting. .With the farm and each other "Oh, Dolly, Dolly, you don't know the worst, and I can't tell you. , l never . can tell you, Dolly, never" Uncle 'Liph staggered part way across the room, then turned suddenly. "ihey're going to take it all, Dolly, everything, strip us clean, clean as we were when we began fifty years ago, bouse and farm and cows every thing. There's been great care lessness as well as great wrong; wrong , and carelessness and wrong from the very beginning, and now they re coming. The law'Jl.let 'em, and it's got to go -tne , back pastur , and the woodlot, and the young orchard and - everything- even J Rube s grave, Dolly. Oh, God! haven't I served Thee these fifty years; why shouldst Thou cast me off. now?" The gray, scaggy face, with the gray, straggly hair around it, was turned toward the ceil ing. Aunt Dolly went out into the night. It was stormy, and cold, and bitter. The sleet cut against her cheek, the wind raved in her hair, and the snow drifte4 at her feet, but Aunt 'Dolly didn't miad it. ' She only want ed air, and to think. She lean ed up against the weather brown clap-boards. Was it really going, going, going, all going! She couldn't think, one word alone whispered over and over in her brain going, going, She looked off through the storm , to the dimly-outlined maple beneath which - lay Rube's grave, That, too, was going. Heart and brain together grew numb ; muscles, mvolun tarily acting, carried Aunt Dol ly into the house. The voice of an automaton said : fit's time we had prayers, father." The hands of a second auto maton open the old book. A strained voice began : "The Lord is my shepherd : I shall not The two automatons fell on their knees with tears, broken sobs and half articulations, and were automatons no longer. Uncle Liphalet went to more meetings. "I'll fix the back door, Dol ly, but I don't know anything whose hand 11 swing it, said he! " . ',' '' As for the "Native Village i Manufacturing Company," it was a boat loaded with stone to the water's edge. Poor, deceiv ed and disheartened though they were, never did men strain muscle harder than those who sought to lighten her, but over the side the water came in, and she went down. Then up from the east and the west and tho north and the south, came creditors, soekiis their just dues,' none doubted but seeming oftentimes '; to be gnarled and hard-working debt ors like the fat kine como up anew to devour the lean. Aunt Dolly', and :. Uncle .'Liphalet .'!' ill.).. waited . patiently j tor one to t whom they were apportioned, lie was not greedy j be allowed his prey to lie fattening- nntij the leaf buds swelled ca the li lacs. Meanwhile, what agonies Annt Dolly underwent cannot be described. Whai mast the crab feel in seeing the stork straddle along the shore 'and gobble up his fellows, and knowr ing not whether hid turn shall come now or then ? ; " ' 1 'J i 1 Aunt Dolly's ideal creditor was an iron man. steel-tipped and brass-bound, when, there fore, the real creditor one early April morning swung back . the little picket gate, and ' stopped to sniff at the' 'lilac buds, she closed . her eyes as she ( would have done in the hands' of ithe exeoutiopeiv She went, though and let him in, as if he had coiqo into his own and his own re ceived him, . f - Then she sat down with her sock-knitting beside Uncle lip halet Uncle 'Liph shook worse, and his hair and face were whi ter thin when Swinton called three years before. , The creditor talked pleasant ly; so had his predecessor. All "business men", were to Aunt Dolly of the Artford : Swinton type. ; .; v The creditor opened the sub ject gently. " , ? . "I know the law gives it to you, sir; ; but . it s hard, bard bringing my mind to it," ; said the hoarse voice of Uncle "Liph coming over infirm lips. "Here s where Dolly and me came when we were first married. : There was a heavy mortgage on the farm; but we said we'd work ourselves clear, and we did it sir. We have saved up some thing for Rube's eddy cation ; but Rube died, and the money's gone the ' farm's going, and were going. I don t know where we're going." ' The creditor looked troubled. "Why, sir, there ain't a rod o' stone wall on the farm but what I've laid the stone; not ; a foot o' drained medder land but I've put down the tiles ; not a bearin' tree in the orchard but I grafted; there ain't ohl it'll be drefful to take away the farm, drefful." Uncle 'Liph laid his ' great rough hands over his face, and the tears trickled through ; his fingers. "He don't oughter shed tears," said Aunt Dolly, apologetically, "but he's been so harrassed and worried he's kind o' weakened and broke down, sir. But it's hard on us both to leave the old farm. Tkere'sZa difference, sir, betwixt a farm that's bought for a lump of money, and farm that seems to stand for spotted calf, and the cosset sheep, and the yellow hen's eggs"'. ' ' . ' Uncle liphalet broke in "It's rocky, nd don't look much, J know, but pears to me men are some like trees ; its them as had their roots twisted around and under the. rocks that it's hardest to tear up. I never expected to die in the poor-house, , sir. None o' my kin ever went there. What would Rube say ? Why, what would Rube say, Dolly? "I've tried hard to realize it," , said Aunt , Dolly, "in the night-time, too, , sir, what it'll be to be sitting by somebody's else fire a-knitting, him a-bring ing in their wood, and out here another than me cannin the plums, and drying the sage, and a-spattin up the butter on the bak porch"' ; ; "And drivin'the cows to pas tur' 0 Lordy r broke in the old man. '' '"' "But the hardest thing to lefve Reuben, our son, he was turned eighteen, sir, is buried on the farm. It you'll step to this window, Bir, I'll show you his grave. There, down wider that maple.. There's where befit for oollege, and when he came to die, it seemed sir, js if in. that place where he'd dreamed over his Latin and Greek of a great futur,' there he wanted to be left. , He asked it that morning in a whisper, ' I hope whoever gets the farm, Bir, tbey li keep up the fence around lue grave. . , . (. ,, , , , . The creditor choked buck something in ' his throat and made a nervous gesture. .' ,'; ;! ii lyeep n yuuraon, uiuuiur x ''.'4 i keep it yoursell Trade takes jts own risks, and must bear its own losses, I'll not come back on security of which I was ig norant ,when I accepted the'ob ligation, , on property that has become : security through the dishonesty of the man who, de deceived me as well as you., My nuraaDuy wouia snam mo.; , , ;i ane old couple stared at tlie man" in a dazed sort "of a "way. What did he mean this iron man,' steel-tipped ' and brass- bound this "business man?" "I believe I'll be able to catch the noon train," , said EeJ snap ping his watch case. 4 ' ' Aunt Dolly followed him to the door. u .: '; "P-1 don't, know as I under--stand, you, sir.'' -";.'-' '' "';") . "Keep your farm,' ma'am. rve no moral claim, I'll have no legal claim to it Goon drying your sage, and fepattin' up your butter,' and pray for "Swiufon, for he needs it if ever a"Wn did." Aunt . Dolly : laid her worn hand solemnly on the man's sleeve. j Twice she' tried' to speak and twice she failed." "a "The Lord bless you, sir, in ; your basket and1 your store,'- at your fireside, and among men'; ana u, sir, wnen you grow an old man and feeble, may He hold you in the; hollow' of. His righthand.". ; c. Ufii-Ji ru -lu Aunt Dolly s thin, quivering voice swelled to a full toneand the man inclined his' head' rev erently. . -: '" ' 1 ";v "What does he say, Dolly ?" called Uncle 'Liphalet,' ' ''' ' 1 ' The man broke oft a spray of the brown-green lilac buds and crushed them, fragrant as ' the old woman's blessing, between his palms.- ! r ;:' v-w- H6w wonderful ' it is, that, after those who would destroy our faith in humanity so often come those who reestablish it in four-fold firmness! ' ') Death of John Stuart Mills. The following is., from: the . London Daily iTioi, of , May 12th; touching tho last hours of John Stuart Mills y Mr. 'Mills ; suffered but; " little, except in swallowing and from the heat and weight of. the enor mous swelling which came pver his faco andneck.'yet he learn ed the fatal nature of the at tack with calmness and resigna tion. His "expressed1..' clesire that he might not outlive '. his lacuities, or sufler from a long, wasting disease,' was ''.gratified, for his great intellect Remained clear to the last moment Jlis wish that his funeral might be quiet and simple, was attended . to by his loving step-daughter with devoted solicitude. , The funeral took place in the simp lest fashion, the French doctor, Protettant pastor' and Jmyself alone being: present " with the family. Prayer was offered at the grave and the' most touch ing address was ,' given" by ' the pastor. Then the beautiful tomb of his wife was opened and he was placed by the side' of her he loved so well. ' " V , Mr. Mills' .devotion to ' his wife was, perhaps. ; idolatrous. v By her giave he made his home though, as it is said, he knew the situation was not healthy." We appreciate, with all our soul, a man's affection for his ' wife, the partner of his joys and sor rows, the mother of: his chil dren, the keeper of thos-i holy secrets of love that speak only in whispers, or tell themselves heart-beats. Still, we , do not approve his idolatry to th e dust she leaves behind - her, when the invisible self gets rid of the old tabernacle to Qn'd , room in anl ampler', temple, , built higher up in , the, light of God. Perhaps in-this conduct ofgMiLis "we see the 'logic of his philosophy, ( It ", bcgnr and ended in sense. It said mate rialism and utility were all. It got no door open in the 'leaden firmament' of matter through which a star , oui of the" ppirit world might drop its light and distil its music, throuirh which his eye could , got:a' p,limps!j up ward into the rcflfA IraulJ'uf, ct atnfid.. world, jTliot worlil in spiritually dincprned.,' i v ;-.'