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Auvernsements not otherwise ordered, will
be continued until ordered discontinued, and
churned aocordluitlv.
(Formerly Sands House,)
EGBERT BO WEN, Proprietor.
Tliis House, which Is convenient to tholt. U.
doW, since changing proprietors, has boin
thorouxlilv renovated and refurnished, and
the present proprietor ollVrs to travelers and
boarders tlio bust nocuinmodaUon.
Oood Stnbloon tlio premises.
C. W.-'inkhamacd II: s. Eliza Sy
son, Proprietors.
Having leased this Hotel, wo would Inform
tha traveling public and others, tli.it tlio.v
ImV thoroughly renovated Bud refui-uibheil
It. It is vapac.iiius mid commodious, nuil the
proprietor will endeavor to acci imnixlate all
who mtiv f;ivor them with llieir natnninge.
Lunch served upon a moment's notice. Teams
will he proidvdlor. Tobacco, (.'igarn, etc.,
keit lit all timuH. Terms moderate.
July 10, lffU-Om. '
JAMES WOBKMAN, Proprietor.
Tills Houso, since changing proprietors, lias
been thoroughly renovated from '"top to bot
tom." The present proprietor offers to trav
ulors the beit uccoiiunodution iu clean and
uoat stvle, at low prices, tomo and try it. .
liood'stahling, and horses will be well cared
for. C. W. BAUNKTT'a "Bus line" starts from
this Houso daily, at 13 o'clock noon, for the
llallroad. . 10-ely
Prendergast & Jennings, Pro's.
This lloiife fonts the Steamboat Landing,
nU convenient to the It. It. UepoL Kh'tf'-"',
ly and ricly furnished for convenic0 aua
This Hotel is In the most convenient part of
the city on Front St., between Market and
Jefferson. .
Corner High and Slato 8U., nearly opposite
State House,
This Hotel Is furnished throughout with all
the modern improvements, Guest cull rely
on Die best trealmont and very low bills.
Htreet Cars pas tills Hotel to and from all
Railroad Depots.
T.M.HUDSON, ...... Proprietor.
This house has been thoroughly renovated
and beautifully furnished. Having superior
facilities, everything will be done to make
guests comfortable.
M, MliUKLK Proprietor.
Tlilj Hotel, a few teet from the Railroad Uo
pot. ami whore all travelers on nil trains can
take meals, has.lust liuen greutlv enlarged ami
thoroughly repaired, painted, .to., anil Is now
In complete order for the reception of uuesto.
Trains stop ten minutes lor meals, iurius
iVirner Sixth and Walnut Btreets,
ciisroi:isrirA.Ti, ohio.
F. T. OARKh J. T. FIHIIKR, Proprietors
Jno. MuIntyhb A J. II. Lonnki.lv, Clerks.
This houso has been entirely Refitted and
Remodeled, and Is in all Respect a
Ai.ltiibLuxukikb ok titr Sk abom. Table
umassud by none in the West . Ample and
phtAMiit aucommodntloni for travelers, tilvo
us a nail. OAKKS A CO., l'roprletors.
JOB PRINTING of every floacrllrllon norfl
ly and promptly exeuuted at Ibis o 111 re.
Hack Line.
Charles W. Barnett, Froprict6i'
""T7"ii- nui regularly to M' Arthur Station
VV to meet all trains. '; f
Hack luavos MuArtliur Tost Olllce at 10
o'clock, A. M to meet Kust Lino West; at IS
M. to meat tiisC'inclniintl Kxpress going east;
at)) o'clock P. if., to meet the Mt. Louis Kx press
golnir west, at ft r, M for Fast Lino east, .
Will meet tlio rarkersburg. Marietta and
Zaleiikl Aeeoniodatlou ou application In per
son or by letter.
Orders loft at the Post Ofilco, MoArthur, or
nunilns, promptly attended to.
' ..' . MOAIITUUR, OHIO.; ) "if.
Prompt atlcntion given to all legal business
ntrustod to his cure.
Olllceat his residence.
Feb. SO, IMS. ,
OFFICE-In Socond Story of Pavis' Build
ing, oppoHlte Vinton County National Bank.
July 80,itfI8 ly.
Will attend nromntlv to any business given
his care and management InauytJourtsof
the Court House, up stairs.
Vinton and auioininir couniiet. virriu iu
; l. , MoARTHUR, OHIO. . ' : ." '
PROsitocTiNO Attorney ov Vinton County,
Will practice to Ross, Vinton and adjoining
counties. All legal buslnos entrusted to Ills
care promptly attended to.
Marbls Monuments. Tomt Stones,
IiOGrA.IV, - - - OHIO.
Good Assortment of Marble constantly on
hand. All kinds of (J KM KTKUV WORK done
to order In the tlnest stvle. . : .
and dealer in nil kinds of
P1GTU11ES, , .... ..... .
':!' ' ' I . r-i ' .i!:!' :
' ridtui'O Cord and 1'lctiirO Sufld. t ,
1 1 ' l r : l?i
, i . : i , . i t f. '
fti?" COTYINa cnrelully rl.iw, nml the
ouullest Pt-.tuies enlarged to any si.e, and
flnUhed in Oil, Waler-cnlors, or India Ink, or
anv other gtvlo that may be dcsircik at the
Large and llnely finished I'hotngrnplis can
be innilc from sci ntehcd and faded Pictures.
riiiuresof all kinils Framed to order, and
all work n ammtcd to give satisfaction,
Jaokson Cjjfv lo. ';,
' e9 'on oi times be found at his nhlco.
wtWl,i mTRACTEII absolutely without
with iini'fcct safety, by the use of
CEnGHING , , r j . j el9
Woolen Mills.
Al 1 e ii s vi 1 1 e Woolen Mills.
We aro prepared to do all kinds of work done
in a Jim class wooleu factory, such as
Satisfaction will be given to all our customer.
Highest market price paid for wool.
Dillon, Huston t Co.
June 5,1878-Bm.
merican Submerged Pump.
"The Best Pump in the World."
OUlt AGENTS report over $300,000 worth of
property .ved from Flro this year by these
F lumps, being the most iwwoiftil force-jininps
n the world, a well as Notf-KKHimNO. "
See October number, page aim, also the Fre
miumLiHt, page 803 of the American Agricul
lurbl. This paper never deceives the farmers.
See not ico in February niimlier, page 45. Try
ono. If it don't do the work claimed, send It
hack and get your money, as WE WAUKANT
ur pumps to do all we claim for them ou our
Send for circulars or orders to the Bridge
port M'f'g Co., Ho. 65 Chambers 8t.,New York.
An order for nine No. 1 l'umps seen res an
exclusive town agency. "I-tf.
In every county of each State, for a new
op tii K PKKHinxNTH) with lac simile copy of
lie Declaration of Independence, tiie Consti
tution of I nitrd btatce, and Wiirtlilnglou's
Kn uwcll Aildi'CH., with ,10 Hue steel plate.
For circulars and terms, Rildrcus Johnson
Wihon ,t ( o., -JTI ileukinun Sc. N. V
Ind., Cin. & Lafayette Railroad.
Great Through Passenger Railway
to all Points West Northwest and
This is the Short Line via Indianapolis.
The Groat Through Mall and Express Pas
lunger Lino to Ht.1 TOtii. Kansas City, Ht: Jo
sepli, Denver, San Francisco, and all poinU In
Missouri, Kansas and Colorado.
Tho shortest and only direct route to In
dlanapelis, Lafayette. Terre Haute, Cam
bridge City, Bprluglluld, Peoria, Burlington,
Chicago, Milwaukee, BU Paul, and nil points
in tho North went.
The Indianapolis, Cincinnati A Lafayette
Railroad, with it connections, new offers
PtfHflongor more facllitle In Through Conch
and Bleeping Car Service than any other line
from Cincinnati, having the advantage of
Through Dally Cars from Cincinnati to St.
Louis, Kaunas City, Ht Joseiih. Peoria, Bur
lington, Chicago, Omaha, and all Intermediate
points, presenting to Colonists and Families
such comfort and accommodation as are
afforded by no other routo.
Through Tickets and Baggage Check to all
point. :
Trains leave Cincinnati 4J. '90 a. m., 8:00 .
m., anddiOOp.m.
Tickets can he obtained at No. 1 Bnrnol
House, oomsr Third nod Vine, Public Land
lug, corner Main anil Klver; also, at Depot,
corner Plum and Pearl streets. Cinnlnnnti.
Boiuro to purchase tlckut vlalndlanap.
oils, Cluclnnutl & Lafayette Hallroad.
Maatur Trnnsportation, Clnolunasl.
Ch lof Ticket Uerk. Cluoinnati,
Selected Poetry.
That is hor body ly ing there,
ou BWVCbly .bill,
A if hut sleep had worked thereon
its peneci will.
Tha violets strewn about her seem
To haunt her rest;
And, as in dream, she clasp the rose
Upon her breast.
How strange it is we are so sure
Sht is not there,
Though all her precious outwardness
Is still to fair!
For we have seen her Just at still
full oft before;
Bnt now we know those drowsy lldi
Will open no more,
She is not there': and If not there,
Where is lb tlicnf
Elsewhere or nowhere, that at least
Our thought can see.
Nowhere? But then oh, (hallow thouglitl-
Slie is no more
The most has perished, but the least
Is as before.
This cannot perish; this may change
From form to form.
In grass and blossom reaching op
To sun and storm.
A thousand summers shall grow pale .
Through all the land. " -And
still her. precious dust shall lie '
In God's right band.
And lying there, shall take th shape
He thinkethbest,
But never lovlior than 1 now
On it impressed.
And shall the garments that the wore
' Exist so long,
And she that wore it be AS Is
An ended songf .
An ended tongt Bnt even that
Is somewhere still.
It doth the heart with burden sweet
Of memory fill.
May not her somewhere be as much
As that, bo more?
To walk in dream-land np and down
A sobbing shore?
To live In deeds, for her dear sake
Made pure and trne:
In great aspiings that from her
Their being drew?
Then from her high and holy place,
Full soon i kuow.
Her thought sweep down my thought to
.i. meet,
, i With musio low.
With such sweot trylts as thege my soul
Can bo content
Until my life with hers again,
Iu heaven Is bent.
If thou, in thy new home, canst be
As patient, Sweet!.
Our days will be most happy tU
Again we meet.
Original Story.
Written for the CHRISTIAN WITNESS.
"You will; up and make a
fire and don't let me call you
again," so cried out Mr. Loren
zo about A o'clock the next
A rustling was heard in the
little bed room, and soon a lit
tle boy of about ten summers
was see making a fire in the
warming stove, then in the
"Have you fed," enquired the
stern man of the house, as soon
as he was fairly out of bed.
"Not yet, Uncle ; it was to
early I thought."
"To early ! you are a pretty
boy to talk about too early,here
at this time of day. Away
with you and feed the stock."
"Husband !" spoke the wife,
you must start Willie to school
again this morning."
"Yes, yes, but he must stay
at home . to-morrow and help
me clean a grist of wheal?
"No, that will not do ; you
had better keep him at home
to-day, for if you must have
him to help you."
., "I have other fish to fry to
day, and besides that, to-morrow
is the day to go to the mill
for me."
"But, Mr. Lorenzo, it is no
use to send the boy to school,
alter any such style ; it will do
him more harm than good."
"Wife, I do wish I could do
as I please about something."
: "Husband, do I ever'. -inter-fere
with your business, are to
your inquiries?"
"I promised Bill Jones to go
to the mill to-morrow, and so I
must do so, and I cannot
change my , plains."
"Well, then, I will help you,
and you must let Willie go to
school." , , 1
"Pretty how-to-do, make a
waiter out ot yourself to indulge
a boy" , '.,
.."No I don't look at it that
way, but " :
"I want my breakfast some
time to-day, if I am going to get
any." ''' ';',-;
The breakfast wag over, and
tho important Mr. Lorenzo took
a seat by the lire, ' and ' began
the enjoyment of his morning
smoke, (a very bad and filthy
habit for a .gentleman to in
dulge in, especially in tho tidy
sitting room of his wife.)
Soon tho good Mrs. L .
had her kitchen work done up,
and appeared in neat and taste
ful attire in her morning dress,
taking her scat on the opposite
side of the stove.
"Mr. Lorenzo," said the wife,
"I told you" last night I had
something strange to tell' youj
and now if you will listen I
will proceed."
"Well, first and foremost, I
want to know if Will brought
in wood hefore he had started
to school; I bet he didn't."
"Yes, there ia plenty -of wood
in the kitchen."
"Sarah ! I beliovo I can
guess what strange thing you
are about to tell. I heard it
before you did. It is this :
Margaret Vorheese and Sam
Jones are about to run off and
get married."
"No, no dear, I heard that
talked of among the women at
the quilting, but I am so averse
to telling that I never mention
tioned it, even to you. That is
not the strange thing."
"Wife, stop,. I want to guesp
again. Its this; you and some
one else of your sect,have made
up your mind to buy an organ
for the new church. Now, I've
guessed it."
"Not yet Mr. Lorenzo, for I
think any churoh is better off
without an organ than with
one, for I do not believe in wor
shiping God by machinery,
though it be the sweet tones of
one of Prince's best organs."
"Now just let me try. once
more ; the third time is
charm. Let me see. Now I
have it,"you had fixed on a plan
iu your 'Sewing Circle,' to get
up a donation for the preacher,
and between you and me, I'm
down on it, for $600 is too
much already to pay any
preacher for only one year."
"Not that either, yet I think
such a move would be an hon
or to our church and a needful
help to our faithful pastor."
"Well I guess I will not guess
anymore. What is it."
A House Moved by a Tornado.
[From the Boston Advertiser.]
The neatest achievements of
a tornado which has passed over
Sullivan county, Vermont, a
short time since, was the re
moval of the house of Buswell
Benway of East Unity. The
house va a heavy one, 40 by
28 feet. It was instantaneouly,
taken from its foundation and
moved forty feet, and as if it has
slid ice. Scarcely an under
pinning stone was displaced;
not a thing was dropped into
the cellar, which was deep and
of tho size of the whole house ;
nor was tho ground where it
stopped much disturbed. Mr.
Benway was pumping water in
the back, room, and his wife
was in the front room; both
were carried along, only being
aware that some terrible blow
had fallen upon their dwelling,
but having no suspicion that it
had been moved, and neither of
them was hurt. Many of the
windows were dashed out; ev
ery article of crockery or glass
was broken to pieces; clothes
that were hanging about and
other things wore scattered rods
away. The backside ot the
house coming in contact with
the front doorstep, and perhaps
the underpinning, the latter
was handsomely laid upon the
ground inside down, and al
though badly rucked, the house
stood, while the shed, about
thirty feet in length, at the end
was entirely demolished.
Particulars of the Death of the
Areonaut Boley.
[From the Wapello (Iowa) Republican.]
-j; One of the most frightful
scenes men and women are
ever called upon to witness oc
curred at this place Thursday,
September 25th, about half-past
S o'clock p. m. the spectacle
of a human being descending
from a .great height with great
rapidity, with the certainty that
irij a moment he will be dashed
tcj pieces.
I Prof. John II. Boley, has
been making ascensions in Ill
inois and in this State recently
in a hot air balloon. The man
ner of inflation is as follows:
11$ .digs a trench about two or
three feet long andiwo or-three
leet deep and wide, injs is
filled yith dry wood and other
combustable matter, and cover
ed over. At the mouth the fire
is set, and a large barrel with a
sieve in eaoh end to keep out
cinders and covered with ce
ment to prevent burning, con
stitute the chimney at the out
er end. Over this chimney the
mouth of the balloon is placed
to catch the heat as it rises.
The mouth of the balloon is se
cured to a strong wooden hoop
six or eight feet in diameter,
and to this hoop is fastened the
ropes that descend to the bar
upon which the aeronaut stands
in his giddy flight. He did not
use a basket, as is usual. Dur
ing the process of inflation the
flames come up through the
barrel, and frequently ten or
twelve feet into the body of the
balloon. When the balloon is
full, and just before starting it
is customary to have some trusty
man enter the mouth of the bal
loon, and place a cover over the
top of the. barrel, so as to prevent
danger from fire. His cousin,
James R. Spence, who travels
with him, usually performs this
duty. Occasionally Mr. Bolev
has started without this precau
tion, but it is always hazardous,
and once before his balloon
caught fire, burning slowly
without blazing, and he got
down in safety. Thursday Mr.
Spence was unwell and could
not bear the intense heat of the
balloon, and ascent was attemp
ted without the precaution of
covering the top of the barrel.
The sickening scene which
followed was the unfortunate
The wind was blowing brisk
ly from the south, and it was
not prudent to make the
attempt, hut the Professor was
to receive some pecuniary aid
from the Agricultural Society,
and one or two of the Board of
Managers had given their as
sent to the appropriation only
on the ground that ono of the
ascensions should bo made that
day. Henco the inducement,
in part, at least, to brave the
peril. Besides, Mr. Boley was
a brave, conscientious man, and
he felt that he must redeem his
promise to make the ascension.
No sooner had tho balloon
been let go, than to the horror
and dismay of every ono, it was
discovered to be on fire near
the mouth, and the Professor,
instead of standing on his bar,
was holding to it with his
bands and dangling below. It
was a fcarful sight and sent ah
indescribable shudder through
the crowd. There was no outcry,'
but a sort of smothered groan
that was more appalling. Wo
men sank to tho ground, or hid
their eyes, or burst into tears,
and men held their breath in
awful suspense!
Mr. Boley did not appear to
notice the fire until he had
gainod an altitude of a hund
red or more foet. and" then ' it
was too lite to lot goi Bo'sides
bis assistants say tho balloon
was not fully inflated, and not
one of them thought it would
rise so high. , But up it . shot,
and ho held on to his'frail sup
port, the flames every moment
cutting away the canvass above
the hoop, and thus hurrying the
instant that would launch him
into eternity. ' There were long
ropes attached to the top of the
balloon that were used during
inflation to control it, and one
of these swinging out over the
sphere came near him several
times, and he attempted to
grasp it. Could he have done
so ho would have had one other
means of support ; besides, his
weight on this would! have in
verted the balloon, turning the
burning end up, and,' though be
might, have descended with
frightful rapidity, it is probable
that the volume of canvass
would have saved him. , But he
missed his grasp and lost his
hat in the effort, which came
whirling down in advance. ' A
moment more and the canvass
parted,' and he came darting
through, the space, feet foremost
like an arrow. " Who can forget
the sight that witnessed it.
The fall occupied but a few sec
onds, but they seemed all too
long. ("
He fell in a stubble field of
low ground nearly half a mile
from the starting point, comingi
down on his feet, with sucb
force as to drive , them into the
ground a foot, and breaking the
tones of his feet in many places
and thrusting their ragged ends
through the flesh. ' The body,
head and arms were not visibly
injured. The upper end of the
balloon, shortly after' he left it,
turned inside out and fell, a
burning mass, a quarter of a
mile away.
Boley moved to Allensville,
Vinton county, Ohio, leaving
that place June 25th, for Aledo,
HI. His age was about thirty
one. He had made twenty
eight ascensions before coming
West, and has made twelve
since. He leaves a wife and
four children in destitute cir
cumstances. His wife has been
staying in Ohio, and the three
oldest children are now there.
Recently she became so uneasy
about him that she felt she
must come soon or never see
him again. She was here and
entreated him several times
during inflation not tq make
the ascension, as she felt he
would never come , down alive,
and at last, when everything
was ready, she bade him adieu
and toid him to kiss the baby
for the last time. Her presen
timent seemed to have been too
true. ,
Sixteen years ago a North
Carolina boy was threshed and
sent out to hoe corn, and that
was the last seen of him until
the other day, when he came
back from California worth
$50,000. Some parents here
abouts ought to try the experiment.
The next tax in South Caro
lina will probably be twenty
fivo mills on the dollar. The
tax-payers stand a good chance
of being ground out there before
long. 1 '
A North Carolina jury deci
ded the case of a man on trial
for murder by pulling fingers.
After a lengthy , contest the
prisoner was acquitted.
A uutcher at Warrenton,
Va., became enraged at his
horso and tied the animal up
xwA was Bawing him ' in two
when parties interfered, but too
hat0 to save his horse.
Certain heirs in Pennsyl
vania broke a will last weok
by proving that the deceased
once paid twenty dollars for a
dog. '
Worried Over Many Things.
He is a happy mortal who
each night of his life is not
haunted by fears and worri-
ments lest ' thieves break into
his house to disturb his slum
ber; Or, lest to-morrow will be a
stormy day which will inter
fere ,with .important . engage
ments ;
Or, lest the bill for his last
suit of clothes will be sent in
before the money is ready to
cancel the debt;
Or, lest the pigs will creep
under the garden fence and root
up the cabbage plants ;
Or, lest the dirt in the. next
yard is blacker and will make
the. carrots, nd turnips yield
better than jiis own ;
Or, lest brother so-and-so will
be considered more fluent in
class meeting;
' Or, lest he will end his days
in poverty ;
Or, lest the house will take
fire, and he be driven forth with
singed garments ; - ?
Or, lest tho morning paper
may announce the failure of the
bank where his money is de
posited; .
Or, lest somebody may say
something bad about -him
wnicn ins neighbor willj be
lieve ;
Or, lest the house may be
struck by lightning ;
Or, lest sometimes he 'will
get his just deserts, and have
to begin at the lowest round
of the ladder of -fortune, and
try working up on an honest
plan ;'-'
Or, lest the fashion may
change during the night, and
he have to 6end for a tailor be
fore breakfast; - '
Or, lest there may be a frost
that will nip the buds and kill
oft the fruit T
Or, lest the baby may have
the croup. .
For a fact, he who is not wor
ried over many things is a mar
vel, who has time and frequent
inclination to alleviate the real
troubles of those around him.
Those who are utterly bound
up in self, as to fret, and fret
continually lest imaginary ills
may interfere with personal de
sires, are too selfish to observe
the needs of their fellow beings.
Elm Orlou.
Ingenious Thefts.
One of the most
and daring thefts on record was
perpetrated a short time since
at the village of Brerly Hill,
England. A lad entered the
store of a grocer of the place
and brought a roll of bread,
which he asked the man to
stuff down the back of his jack
et, as his companion outside
would take it away from him if
he saw it. The grocer com
plied with the apparently inno
cent request, and having had
his loaf placed in its original
hiding-place,lho boy left. Hard
ly had ho quitted . the store
when another lad rushing in
exclaimed: "Do you know
what that chap has done? He
has prigged your watch I" ( The
grocer looked in horror, and
svw his watch-chain dangling
and his watch gone. "There
ho goes 1" said his informant,
pointing to a figure seen going
down tho street ; and the store
keeper immediately rushed out
in pursuit, leaving the store un
guarded. When he reached
the corner the supposed thief
had vanished, and returning to
his store', he found that during
his absence i the informer had
emptied the till and gone oil
with the money. , The : two
thieves have, so for, escaped
capture. . ,
A city is growiug up.
magic at Malvern, Ark.
General News.
Can a cord of musio be called
a string of notes ?
George Francis Train has an
income of $28,000 yearly, from
rents alone.
Colorado has nine dailies.one
semi-weekly, and thirty-two
weekly newspapers. .
The new silver mine at On
tonagon, Mich., is creating con
siderable excitement. , v
Ir a bookkeeper wishes to
borrow a novel he had better
not tell his profession.
The Pacific Railway now
runs a "honeymoon car" for the
use of bridal parties. . '
Ufwards of 8,000,000 copies
of "Pilgrim's Progress" have
been sold by the English Book
Society- r" -.
A portion of the Memphis
bluff; has for some time been
gradually sliding into the Mis
sissippi river.
A Cleveland boy crawled
under a lounge to avoid a
thrashing, went to sleep, f and
200 persons searched four hours
to find him.
Mr. Braslin, . of Congress
Hall, Saratoga, states that one
day last week he had cooked
2,800 chickens and 4,000 eggs
for breakfaf t :;
A company in Chicago have
invented a process for preserv
ing wooden telegraph poles. Its
essential feature ia ibe ; substi
tution of iron ones.
An Englishman who is vis
iting in Danbury, says he has
but poor idea of a country
that has to get its weather1 from
the government ' 1 ; !
The new forts around Paris,
twenty-two in number, are to be
begun ' this month, . and when
they are . completed, Paris ex
pects to be seige proof.
A man who served during the
war as colonel of a Pennsyl
vania regiment, and who was
once worth $30,000, is now
working on a propeller which
crosses Lake Michigan.
A ten-year-old child was
carried off by an eagle in the
Italian mountains in August.
Some soldiers saw the flight.
and soon found the mutilated
body. " ' '
Tab original Indian ot Kal
amazoo is Kekunamazoo, and
means Great Smoky Town
a delicate compliment to the
mists, which gather in the val
Savannah is proud of a dry
goods clerk who has been
horse-whipped by seven differ
ent women, but he remains in
his place as if nothing had hap
pened. A lead mine has been dis
covered in Banta Springs, Kan
sas, where solid nuggets of
four to seven tons are discov
ered within eight feet of the
surface. "
Teacher -"Can you tell me
why Adam and Eve were driv
en out of Paradise ?" . Brierht
Pupil ''Because they wouldn't
go on their own. accord." :
Notwithstanding the . Abys
sinian war and the Geneva
award, the public Debt of Eng
land nas been reduced by $328,-
m,77o within the last fifteen
years.- ; ... r.;ii
You can tell when " a news
boy has been struck with One
of . the ' new $500 greenback
counterfeits, by the usually
thoughful expression upon his
countenance. " . '. , ' , (
A convict of the Michigan
City Penitentiary feicned death
for three hours, but when they
a a . . . . V
jaDDea a pin into him, he rose
up and wanted to put a head
on the jabber. ''.'
Onj gentleman in Congress
saying : "We must return to tho
food of our ancestors," some
body asked: "What food does he
meapT". "Thistles, I suppose,''
was tbo reply, , ;,; .,,tl . ;
'East Saginaw, Mich., citizens
complain jot1 heavy taes, but
the city is making many and
needed improvements, in 'the1
way of drainage, water works,
public parks, etc.

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