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? EATON, oniO, ST U. O. GOULD. TERMS Of tUBSCBIPTIONl .r-i Im Adrajtce ". Jo tunni at an descriptions fanhhetl to order, and (uannieed to prois satisfactory ss to quality. - CURRENT TOPICS. Thb Crown Perfumery Company of London has offered a reward of one hun dred guineas for the best prize poems by English, American, or Hindoo authors, on the subject of the Prince of Wales' visit to India, to be treated with refer ence to contrasts of ancient and modern esthetics. Leo VII, of Armenia, dispossessed and dethroned by Russia in 1847, is living in Milan, with bis wife and six children, in the bitterest poverty. When driven out he possessed considerable capital in banks in England and America, but this was soon swept away by rash speculation. He has sold his jewels and other valuables, and is now without a roof to shelter him. . Thb surgical examination of the body of Lexington, the great Kentucky race horse, revealed a most singular cause for bis death. That part of the skull under the left eye, where the trouble of the horse seemed to be located, was filled with at least a quart of masticated food. which hal been forced into the cavity through an opening in the upper jaw, ciuaed by the loss of a tooth. Senator Dawes met with a painful but not serious accident recently. While outriding horseback, he dismounted to let down some bars, when his horse wheeled about suddenly, kicked him with both heels violently, and then ran home. The blows fell on the left leg, and were so-severe that the Senator was un able to move from his prostrate position. After nearly an hour had passed; he hailed a woaian who was passing at some distance, and she procured help, and he was taken to his home. . A voted New York pickpocket, Jesse . Allen by name, exemplified the ruling passion strong in death the other day. He had robbed a lady on a train of cars on which he was traveling, and upon ar riving, at Alliance, in Ohio, stepped oS the train, it is supposed, to escape arrest. 1 He had only gone one or two steps, how ever, when he fell dead from apoplexy. When he was picked up the wallet he had taken from the woman was found tightly clutched in his hand. . The Russian Minister of Education states that there were, in 1873, 22,635 primary schools, with 833,000 scholars in that empire, of whom 748,866 were boys, and only 185,034 girls; by adding the Sunday schools, the number were in creased to 22,758 schools, with 942,487 pupils. The total population of the Em pire being 75,000,000, it appears that there is only an average of one school for three thousand two hundred and ninety four inhabitants, and an average of one pupil for seventy-nine inhabitants. A striking instance of the fatal power of drunkenness to accomplish the ruin of a once respectable family was seen at Denbigh, in Wales, the other day, when JohnSimon.Ihe parish clerk, was found dead in his chair in the kitchen. At the time of the inquest the widow was so drunk that she could not give her evidence. In their house there was no bed nor bedclothes, and the par ents, with their . five children, were obliged to sleep in one room on rags stuffed with shavings. SAsf "writes that there is lady in New York City who was once en gaged to be married to John Wilkes Booth, but broke off the match, and re quested the return of her letters, which he refused. Her story goes that she . never heard directly from him again un til two years after his reported death, when a man called at her house at dusk. She opened the door herself. He handed her- sealed package and disappeared. On opening it she discovered her own old love-letters to Booth, and a line unmis takably in his hand. It was: "I return your letters. inside "tbe letter was piece of a Cuban newspaper. She is firm disbeliever in his death. THE PaU MaU Gazelle states that the local indebtedness of Great Britain 84,000,000 or $420,000,000 in gold. The total debt of this country, aside from the National debt, which is $2,200,000,000, is estimated at $1,100,000,000, a total $3,300,000,009. The National blessing Great Britain amounts to about $3,890, 000,000, and the local indebtedness $420,000,000, making an aggregate $4,310,000,000. The mother country can see her offspring and go a billion better. How would it do for Minister Schenck and old Dizzy to p'.ay a little game draw, with the National debts for stakes Make it a million or no play, game with out limit, jack pots good, with straights barred out. We trust and hope our President will heed the cries of burdened people and make this sugges tien part of his foreign policy. His Majesty, Dom Pedro, of Brazil, who is coming to visit us next year, now in the fifty-first year of his thoughhis white hairand beard make look much older. In stature he is nearly six feet two inches, erect as a lance a little inclined to be portly ; his pres ence is at onee imposing and command ing. . He possesses a cultivated mind, raqtrMtJg nature, liberal and comprehen sive views, an intimate acquaintance -with modern science, and a practical knowledge of five or rix languages ; he perfectly familiar with every subject likely to be discussed in cultivated ciety in any Christian city in the world. In manner he is earnest, affable and agreea ble. Dunne a recent prolonged journey through the province of San Paula 1 e i i ,i uiuiiy ruuaea w auow any. one "speechify," on any pretext whatever. whether on the occasion of his reception, presentation or departure. This will a sad blow to municipal raters, should he adhere to this iron rule during penod of his stay in the United States. sA. JtV V ?S , . -sfV , L. Jkv Av A . . M fa L. G. GOULD. Publisher VOL. IX-NO. l. Deyoted to tie EATON, Interests of tie Democratic Party, anil tne OHIO, THURSDAY, Cofledion ef Local and General News. DECEMBER 2, 1875. j IP if! ' IP If IP ill Terms, $1.50 per Annum, in Advance. WHOLE NUMBER 448. "MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB." [AFTER WILLIAM MORRIS.] Gunhlld of Bathstoad daughter of Gudann, Kiug Eric's Bonder, of the upland farm Numbered ten an turners since tbe hawthorn spray Made white the church-yard on her christ'niDg day. What time an ight days' Infant to tbe font They bore her, as was ancient use and wont Atnong None-folk, who ever nsed to say, Ili-haps as gossips waited on delay. Now lithsome, gleeful, fair was she, and tall, Able to range alone, and loving all Innoceut pastimes. Most she counted dear, snow-white lamb, which followed her anear. to the little lowly cot, where came I'dIi tbe tendance of an outland dame lbetnany children of the neighbor farms, Blithe-voiced, light-footed, bearing on their arms Their satcbeis Ailed. With these Uunhilda fared, While after her, cropping the green, unscared At sound of roice, with recognizing bleats, Followed the lamb. Then to the oaken Beats, Filed it with curt'sy, each disclpula G reeling, as in she went, the Domina. Short time endured the lamb such loneliness Waiting without, and presently gan press His forehead 'gainst the unlatched door, and then Pushed with impatient foot, and pushed again, And ere tbe earliest tasks were duly said, Thrust in a head and neck eogarlanded. Then with uncertain, pattering steps, began To tread the floor, at seeing which, there ran A hall-hushed Utter on from lip to lip Of all the rosy, tiesh-hued scholarship; And shy-faced little ones peeped up and caught Glee from their eiders' eyes and looks distraught. But when one hoof uplift the lamb and laid Upon the dunce-stooj, as if he essayed Thereon to mount and show hia lack of wit, Yet knew not rightly how to compass it. Then bubbled up this laughter uo restrained, And e'en the Domina no longer feigned The formal sternness which beseemed her rule, Seeing such unused presence in her school. Yet bade she put him forth, and bar tbe door 8ecurely, UU at noon the tasks were o'er. So did the school resume its drowsy bead, Of numbers droned, and syllables j-read- But when the hot noon called them out of door, ' Cropping the daisies wss tbe lamb once more, Who, with brisk bounds, to his dear mistress came, Much marveled then to see the beast so tame The rest, and questioned the Domina, " Why ioveth so the lambkin Uunhilda T" Whereat the dame, seeking a moral nigh, Made answer to the eager children's cry : " Ounhild doth lore the lamb, you know, and hence You still may bind in hiring confidence Each gentle animal, if it but ind U nto its gentleness that you are kind. And in such wars is given the device To win once moire the Earthly Paradii l Afnyazine. FATHER'S LOVE STORY. BY GEO GRAPHY. a a a is of of is of of T no ble a is an is so he to be the " Tom is asleep," said his sister. The boy had been sitting dreamily gazing in to the fire, his hands clasped behind his head, but at the sound of her voice, he answered pleasantly, " Not quite, Ida. I was iust thinking if such things as we read of in story books ever happen. Of course I believe that some do; but I mean those stories in which a young man rescues a strange girl from unheard of danger; they fall in love with each other on the instant, her father sets him up in business,-or makes him a present of a few thousand dollars ; they get married, and live happily together ever afterward. All laughed at the picture Tom drew, and a certain sly look passing between father and mother did not escape the at tention of Ida, who defended her favorite books with all her might. "Of course thev do." said she: "and I am sure almost every one will agree with me. Don't vou lather?" " I must say, my dear, that I can not contradict you, and if you would like to hear a story I will tell you how your mother and I became acquainted." " Oh I 1 know well enough now mat was." said Tom. " You were introduced bv some friend at a party, perhaps, and went to see her once a week, all regular as clock work, until you were married ; butr-" " Now. Tom. that's real mean," broke in his sister, " to interrupt father in that way go on, Pa; I'll keep this young cub from growling," and changing her seat for one near Tom's she laid her finger on his lirja. "Well, my dear, nothing could be further from the reality than your brother's supposition. Very few stories that I have read surpass this in point of adventure, and certainly none nave Deen auite as interesting to me. It happened in this way. You know I formerly trav eled a great deal on tbe cars between here and B. Your grandmother was living then, and I used to run back and forth quite often. I never troubled my head much about the girls in those days, and, although I was in business for myself, cared little about high hats, canes, or cigars." An exclamation from Tom showed that he was interested at least, and necessi tated his sister putting her arm around his neck to prevent a repetition of the interruption. " One morning.1 started, as usual, for mother's, securing a good seat in the cars behind a man wbo was busily employed in eating peanuts, throwing the shells on the floor and spitting out of the window. I opened the morning paper, and was soon interested in the account of an ac cident that had happened the day be fore. The article was a long one. I had read the paper through, and we had left the city fifteen or twenty miles behind us, when a cry from a lady opposite caused me to look out of the window. We were about crossing a road and I saw that a horse attached to a box-wagon was running away, and coming toward us at the top of his speed. I also saw that very pretty young lady held on to reins as tightly as possible, and exerted all her strength to stop the animal, who had got completely beyond her control. " Wbat induced me to do it, i don't know ; but, acting on the impulse of the moment. I sprang up and pulled the con necting line. Fortunately I was in tbe last car, and we were not running fast tbe time. I remember hearing tbe whistle from the locomotive, signifying " down brakes," and that one man, who seemed to divine my intention, tried stop me. Hurrying to the rear platform 1 took my position on tbe step, and soon as tbe train slowed up jumped off. I was none too soon, and just had time to eaten tne tailboard ol tbe wagon the horse, more than ever frightened the sight of the train, tore across track. It required all my strength hold on, and, if I had not been quick and active, J should bave been thrown aside and killed. However, I managed to in at last, and taking the reins, would, in all probability, either have pulled horse over into tue vehicle or my arms from the sockets (the last you will agree with me being the most likely thing tbe two to happen), wben suddenly right hand line broke, and, afraid if I pulled on the other, our unruly steed might turn and upset us, I was obliged to throw it down, and think ol some to stop htm. " All this time the young lady not said a word, and sat perfectly although I could see from the pallor her face, and a slight trembling of lips, that she was fully alive to the dan- f ;er of our position. 1 Knew that did 1 must do quicfclv, lor we nearly been thrown out two or times, and I had shaken my head at my fellow sufferer in answer to her mute appeal for permission jump. 1 knew that broken limbs would be the consequence, and resolved to all in my power to prevent such a cal amity, beeing no other way l leaned forward, and, grasping a back-strap, put a foot on each shaft and in this manner worked my way on to the horse's back. A short distance ahead the road took a sharp turn', and I made up my mind that tbe horse must be stopped before we reached it; sol threw my arms around hia neck with the idea of choking him, wben tbe whimetree became detatcued from the shaft. Nothing that I am aware of is more likely to terrify a horse than to have something knocking against his heels, and I found that it required some skill to keep my seat. One kick the shafts were demolished and we were free from the wagon, which ran ahead by its own velocity, until one of the front wheels struck a stone, turning tbe car riage so that it ran into the bushes. which lined the road, and stopped. A glance behind showed me all this, and I was about looking out for my own safety when the beast stumbled, throwing me with great violence .over his head. I know that my temple struck something pretty hard; I saw several flashes of light before my eyes, and then all was still. The next thine that I ' remember is that I was lying on a bed in a strange room, with mother bv my side. I felt very weak and wondered how I came there, until I saw the lady whom I had risked my life to save standing at the foot of the bedstead. I thought she seemed very much pleased to see that I had regained consciousness, and the smile she gave me made me feel as happy as one in my condition could. Tbe doctor told me afterward tbat it was only " good nursing tbat brought me through,"for besides having inflammation of the brain, I had several ugly bruises, including a sprained ankle, and, if I re member rightly, two or three broken ribs. I had been sick live weeks and you may be sure I was glad when I was strong enough to walk in the gaiden with tbe belp ol your mother ana a cane." Mother I " Yes. Ida : it was your mother who was the cause of my broken ribs, and I have never regretted it, and would go through the same thing again if it were necessary or would do her any good. My business bad been very mucn negiecteo during my illness and I found I should have to commence over again ; but that did not trouble ne much, for I was young scarcely twenty-four and your ma had promised to wait for me until I was gray it necessary. " No sir." said mother, who sat on the other side of the hearth, " not only until you were gray, but forever." " True, my'dear, you did ; but we did not have to wait long, for your father, after letting me 'go ahead awhile on my own hook,' as he expressed it, advanced the necessary funds, and when I would have paid him back said, ' You risked your life to save Nettie's; all I have is hers, and she is yours ; never talk to me of payment again.' ' So you see, Tom, that mine was not such a commonplace courtship as you imagined. But there's tbe supper bell ; run and get ready. Come, mother." The Unveiling of the Edgar A. Poe Memorial at Batimore. a The ceremonies attending the unveil ing and dedication of the monument to the poet, Edgar Allan Poe, in Westmin ster church-yard, took place November 17, the exercises preliminary to the un veiling taking place in the Western Fe male High School. Before two o'clock. the hour of commencing, the vast hall of tbe school was crowded, many being un able to obtrain seats. The platform was occupied by invited guests, nearly all of whom were citizens of Baltimore, with the exception of Walt. Whitman, who was the only poet pres ent. At a quarter past two o clock f rot. Elliot rose and said that the exercises would now begin by the singing of the Pilgrim's Chorus by the Philharmonic society. The regular order, according to the programme, was then proceeded with, as follows: Historical sketch, by Prof. William Elliot Beading o letters from Longfellow, Bryant. Holmes, and other poets, in re ply to invitations to be present, by Miss bar-all b. Kice. Music "He Watches Over Israel," from " Elijah." Addresses "The Literarary Charac- acter of Edgar Allen foe, by f rol. IT E. Shepherd. Music " Inflammatus," from " Stabat Mater (Kossini). Solo, by Miss Ella Gordon. Personal reminisences of Poe, by J. H. IS. Latrobe, lsq. After Mr. Latrobe concluded his per sonal reminiscences, the assemblage re paired to the church-yard and streets adjacent, and then Prof. Elliot unveiled the monument, placing on it a chaplet of evergreens. The dirge by Mrs. Fuller- ton was sung. Mr. Gill, of Boston, re cited " Annabel Lee," and the proceed ings were ended. No accommodations were provided for representatives of the press, local or lrom other cities. Dumas' Power of Adaptation. at to as as at the to get the of tbe that plan had still, of the Here is a just and vivid picture of the genius ef the elder Dumas: That extraordinary talent, that trop ical genius, powerful, abundant, ardent, mobile and entirely' physical, did not need to create a work, it warmed into lile whatever it encountered. A Protestant refugee at Rotterdam had published that city, about the year 170D, three wretched little volumes of a tolerably happy invention, but diffuse and vulgar in style. Dumas made of them the en tertaining history of the "Trois Meus quetaires." You might bring him a his tory of any kind, a subject well or treated, the astonishing artist would cast the paste into his oven, whence in a few minutes it would come forth well cooked and savory. I think he signed a thou sand works, dramas, and novels. He has been accused with having stolen one ot tlieuj. lbatisnot true. Ihe oven belonged to him. No matter from q uarter came the pante, so long as had not kneaded, retouched, and watched over it, it had no value. He corrected the mold, recombined the elements, and superintended the baking. One of comedies, the " Demoiselles de St. Cyr," which achieved more than a hundred representations, was, when it fell into his bands, nothing nore than a little unformed vaudeville, which its author sola lor nuy irancs. trie was at once wit, a poet, a manufacturer, and an wbat bad three em phatically to do There are one hundred and four Uni versalis parishes in Massachusetts, but eleven of them without pastors. these eleven, it is said, but three can a tempting salary, and the temptation not very strong. The ether eight must be supplied by ministers who are willing to minister unto and not expect to ministered to in return. Colorado Scenery. There are no trees or bushes on these plains, except along the small and infre quent creek courses. Looking down from heights you tra'ce the creeks from horizon to horizon, not by glistening lines of water, but merely by zigzag lines of deeper color; in the summer by lines of tiviu green ; in tne wiuki uj uucb ui dark red, pale, yellow and gray. The bare Cottonwood trees are gray; the willows, of which there are several varie- ties growing luxuriantly, are yellow and FUJFJZZ?Zi i.vw ...n flahir.o-l A little marsh filled with them, and lying in a hollow of the plain, makes, on a bright day, such ablaze of shaded and gradu- ated color as 1 do-not Know eisewnere. When above those claret and yellow wil- low stems rises a copse of leafless cotton-1 .noH. f anft fiimVmw th whitest I gray ever seen, the combination of color is at once so dainty and vivid that one is amazed that such effects can last after day day. Yet there they stand, all through January, au inrougn reoruary, a thmnrrh Mflrth and throncrh Anril. well 1 ;t tf.w o ru,nt,,oi i;rhrT ThA, are the months in which the coloring of tne plains is at its Dest. vr nen spring fades the willows, covers the cotton woods with light green leaves, and turns the plains to a pale olive green, the landscape becomes tame in comparison with its winter hue. I have spent win ter afternoons on the bluffs to the east of the town, looking down on the plains when they were yellow as wheat fields in August, of as even surface as a close- shorn Lawn, and with great belts and ir regular spaces of paler or deeper yellow, berry-red claret and dark brown. Look ing at these miles of shaded and blended colors one finds the worn-out simile of a carpet almost fresh in his mind, because so inevitable. Then, when swiftly-mov ing clouds make a. play of shadows upon the carpet, it looks more like a sea. There is a peculiar tint of blue in all shadows in Colorado. When they are cast upon snow the effect is indescribably beautiiul. A fantastic charrot in maza r blue glides noiselessly by your side as you drive; a double in ghostly clothes of blue steel slips on ahead of you as you walk. These shitting blue shadows on the yellow plains gives them a wonderful semblance to the sea under alternating suniignt ana snauts. -awantic w.y. A Snake Story. lancing oi makes, reminas me 01 an lAnt..AnF mma wuuntlv with A mA n., it V "S . ( adventure of mine recently with a nice. smooth insinuating looking 'chap, of the common striped kind. 1 was sitting on a little hillock, under a pine tree, close to the edge of a corn- held, thinking ot a great many nne things in general, and of anything but serpents in particular, when, with a rustle of tbe grass at my leet, and a glid ing motion, he stopped within a foot of IUUVU, uo u t , ' IJX. n.vuau .ww . . 1 f. . .. . , . me. Just from habit nothing else i must own to being a bit startled. It was perfectly aware of my presence, looked me quietly in the face, while that forked little member" shot and gleamed from its head like phosphorescent light. 1 had . .r of hrrl frnutR in m v hand, which ance. He ducked his bead, arched his body and gave his tail a graceful wave, as much as to Bay, " I appreciate the honor," and, greatly to my wonderment, otmmtii ,U.U6 mm ""s -; round itwith bislieck, an! pulling at one end while I held to the other, and his "continuation" twisting and turning into graceful figures. He seemed per- fectlygentle, andinno hurry. x was thinking what i coma ao next to amuse my visitor, when tne lucxy thought of a cornstalk fiddle occurred to me. I whipped off a stalk, and soon had a primitive Cremona tuned to corn-pitch, nis lime snaitesuip watcniiig every move- nient. i gut up a sucuessiuu ui ouiu mio considerably like music, and the little renow actually came up aim utiu iiib head across my knee. The jig of Devil's n,, amA n niQa. him mui At length, as a further experiment, l sprang to mv feetand clapped my hands, when he disappeared in a hole at the foot of the tree quicker than thought, and would not be coaxed out by any persuasion. Neither the grass nor cornstalk fiddle could reassure him. This, you may de pend on, is a most veiacious narrative. Pitched Battle Between Rat and a Snake. ill A friend gave uaan account of a des- peraws uguv, iucu iw wiwieHBeu, i. ? i . 1. : 1. I. : . i which he between a cotton-mouth, or highland moccasin snake, about three and a half feet long, and a large rat. Ihe bgbt had evidently been going on under the pick room of a gin-house. In the struggle the combatants came from beneath the house. The rat was evidently the assail ing party, and would rush upon his an tagonist with the fierceness of a hyena. The snake would occasionally make its coil and strike the rat, knocking it about two feet. Nothing daunted, he would return to the assault, biting the snake wherever he could catch hold, and shak ing him like a terrier killing a rat. At times the snake would get the rat in its told, but the little fellow would struggle out. The snake frequently endeavored to escape by climbing a cotton stalk, but the rat would seize him by the tail, tear ing the flesh away, and finally pulling him down, though several times the times tne snake lifted him over a foot from the ground. They fought in this manner nvor of laat a Y-iinnrfwl a nil rtfr.v vflrria . . across the patch of cotton. At length tbe snake stretched itselt out, to all ap- peaxances dead, when the rat took a po- sition two or three yards on, and quietly ear rinnn onrl 1 1 - rrH himaulF Iraomnr r"; 2" t?:?2iZr"CTb" -J- iii.., ".v ay- no rent v without mv foar firm .trnctr the snake on the head with a stick, which killed it. The flesh was almost entirely torn off for at least a foot np tail. Shrtveport (La.) Timet. The Smart Horse that Belonged to "Us." he his a en gineer. and Of pay be A few days since, Bays the Chritlian Advocate, as we were leaving our resi dence a horse belonging to us galloped up anu caugnt our arm ana maae an at- titmnt trt mill us in tha rlirantlnn Vi a wished to iro. He then left, and went off at quick gait toward a pasture on a farm about a quarter ot a mile distant, lu a few minutes he approached us again making an unusual noise, and seemed by his actions to desire us to follow him. Thia we did, and when we reached tbe pasture, we observed tbe mate of the norse entangled in a bridge, which had broken through with him. After we had extricated his companion from his dan gerous posit -on, the horse which had given us noti e of his companion's danger came up. and rubbed his bead against us, showing great signs of satisfaction. This will serve both as an interesting in cident of animal sagacity and a comic item. OHIO. I I I out 0f the tax on 50,000 gallons of spir " . , conducted bv able i Mrs. Gertrude Kurtz, of Hamilton' commited suicide, lately, by cutting her throat with a razor. She left a husband and son. No cause is assigned for the act. Mrs. Jackson, colored, died at Bel pre, November 12, aged one hundred and ten years. Richard Sutton was recent! v killed near Campj Lawrence county, by rK from a wagon and a wheel run- ning over him. The making of coke of the Hill coal, commonly known as the limestone vein of coal, is creating much excitement in Vinton Countv. Messrs. Rnnr-mfr. & d j 'J , , , ,, . ., nce. five miles southeast of McArthur, experimented with the coal a few months ago by constructing a square oven for the manufacture of coke, and after the completion of the process of converting into mtfi ... tn , - ... 1 decided to be of & good quality. The CO"1 mined by drifting ; the mouth of the mine is only two hundred yaTds from the furnace, and the vein of coal is four and one-half feet thick, and of sufficient quality to run the coke works for twenty years. Mary Bruce, living near Jackson, was found dead near her residence a few days ago. tier skull was fractured, and her person and clothing badly burned. The house in which she resided was in flames, and the neighbors were unable to pre vent its being burned to the ground. She had been separated from her husband for some time. The coroner s jury de cided that she had been murdered, and an attempt made to burn the body. 'Na than Louder was suspected of the crime and put in jaLU James Powles and Fred. Mastill, while hunting north of Akron, were shot by another hunter, who shot at a rabbit, not einB e men- ne of e men was suguuy mjureu, me uiua wuigci- ously. There are forty farmers in the Ohio House, and seven in the Senate. Mr. Bannerfriend, a very highly es- teflmed farmer of Walnut township.Fair- fi M wa8 found dead in a field -r adjoining his residence a few evenings since. He went out to salt his cattle, and, not returning, a young boy was dispatched to ascertain what detained him. and found him dead in a fence cor ner. In the United States Court at Cleve land, in the case of the United States vs .... . . n:... tL.t.rff. .lltAIAMA DlOnlAP iireiuw, jmi mura w.v. .v.v.. with others, was indicted on a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United btates ' , ., . " j counsel on DOtn sines lor tea u,, uu Yvenueuuo uacgci, "J no pation, fell from the new Greenlawn bridee. at Columbus, and was instantly killerL Gaeger, while out walking, came to bridge in course of construction across the Scioto river. Thinking to save time, he attempted to cross the river by a wire on the bridge two hundred feet .. .nd fifty feet above the water. He h . twenty-five feet hand Tianrl. when the wire commenced . , , TT iV , . , cutting his nanus, ue men nougui, return to the point from which he start- ed, but was unable to cling to tbe wire. anfj soon feti upon the rocks DeiOW, aasn- intr him to nieces. P. . . 1 . ., ,. , John tsoards, tne weu-xnown tjincin- . . , .. . i v.,,-; nau.unaerwiM.er, u ness there over forty years, died a few days ago. Willie Spraull, between six and seven years of age, was playing in the Sixth street market house, in Cincinnati, with several companions, when he was pushed out of one of the open doors. Just at this moment a street car happened to be passing, and the boy was thrown between the wheels. The rear wheel struck him a its between the legs and lacerated the lower part of the abdomen in a frightful man- ... . The in uries were fatal. Ned Daley, a man in middle life, who lives near Foster's Crossing, was found in a hut near his own house, recently, senseless, and with his head terribly cut and bruised. Daley has lived in that neighborhood for nearly twenty years, during which time he has labored on the railroad. He has a wife and daughter and ton-in-law, all of whom he has sup ported. His troubles with the family have been many, and finally there sprang up, not long ago, a discussion between him and his wife as to who owned the house that sheltered them. This dispute finally took legal shape, and is even now in the courts. During the last few days he has not been allowed entrance into his own house by his family, and he has , : i. vt t.,.. " , " 7 7 found on the floor, bleeding and speech- less. .1 t. . i , L . r . . c ry tne annual report ui me ouia-iug Fund Commissioners to the governor Ohio it appears that the total receipts th f d duri the months I the 15th November were $1,407,036; total I lOO HOT Tl. V...Io UlSDUrseuieuus, CiOiSUl. Alio uoi".i. subject to drafts November 15, $1,127, 957, less $2,500 on deposit .in New York for tne redemption of the loan of 186S still outstanding, but bearing interest. Reduction of debt within the last fiscal year, $38,285, of which all but $5,270 to be credited to the last six months. The total foreign debt of the State, paya ble at New York, is $7,948,255 ; domestic debt, payable at Columbus, $1,665 ; total funded debt, $7,949,923. Of this $1,473,- 115 will fall due January 1, 1876, but Commissioners will be able to pay $868,270, leaving due and unpaid $604,- 881, which, however, it is hoped, be redeemed by the 1st of April, 1876. The ioint commission lrom the Meth odist Protestant Churches, which met Pittsbug on October 23, had a harmoni ous session of four dajs, and agreed a satisfactory basis of union. The Meth odist Churches (not Episcopal) is northern part of what was once Methodist Protestant Church, and lay representation in all its Conferencei. Senator Ferry, of Connecticut, dead. The Wife of Edwin Forrest. A New York correspondent of the San Francisco Chronicle describes an interview with Mrs. Catharine N. Sinclair, who was the wife of Edwin Forrest. Mrs. Sinclair, who is now living on Staten Is land, gave the correspondent the follow ing account of the results of her long liti gation in regard to tbe payment of ali mony out of her claim for a dower in the estate of Mr. Forrest : " Our litigation began in 1850. but it was not until 1852 that I secured a ver dict against him, granting me a full di vorce, with three thousand dollars a year alimony, subsequently raised to four thousand dollars. During this period he refused me any support, and when the verdict was obtained he appealed against t, withholding tbe alimony and contest ing its payment at every point and on every legaL -quibble, through all the courts up to the Court of Appeals. It was not until 1862, ten years after the ver dict, that I secured the final and unani mous opinion of the Court of Appeals in my favor. It is a great satisfaction to me to recall through all this protracted litigation there was, at no stage ot it, nor in any court, a single decision adverse to me. 1 was siiccesstul as well on the minor issues raised as on the general and final results." "Then at the end of the twelve years of legal contest the alimony that had been withheld was paid to you in bulk?" " Yes. it was finally paid ; but not un til I had obtained judgment against Mr. Forrest's sureties and fought them through all the courts, as I had previous ly fought Mr. Forrest." " Did vou ever meet Mr. Forrest, or have any communication with him after this litigation T" " I never saw him afterward, and never communicated with him. In his will he utterly ignored me, not even mentioning my name." " You put in a claim for a dower in his estate 1 believer' " Yes, and that was decided in my fa vor. It is but iust to say that his execu tors treated me with the greatest respect and consideration. Of course they could not admit any claim without the action of the courts of Philadelphia. But when the Orphans' Court of Philadelphia, which had jurisdiction in the matter, de cided in mv favor, they made no further Mfiieranno ' " What was Mr. Forrest's estate worth ?" "It was worth from $1,200,000 to $1,- 500,000. Some of his properly was in lands, which could only be disposed of to advantage by taking time and watching the opportunities. Instead of dowry, I compromised with the executors, resign ing my right ot dower upon tbe payment to me of an abolute sum. They paid me ninety thousand dollars in money and securities. The balance of his estate goes to the benevolent purposes to which be devised it." ' Dreams Fulfilled. It is related of the Emperor Charles V that being one day engaged in the chase, he lost himself in a forest. After long wandering, he came to a solitary ale house, which he entered. In tbe house were four men of forbidding aspect. The Emperor, howeversat down and refreshed himself. The men pre tended to sleep; but at length one of them rose and approached the Empespr, saying that he dreamt that he had taken his hat, and took it off his head (the Emperor's). The second, saying that he dreamt be had taken his coat, took that also. The third, on the same pretense, took his waistcoat; and the fourth,seein a gold chain about the Emperors neck, whence bunz his bunting norn, was about to take that, too, but tl e Emperor said, btop, my Inend, 1 dare say you cannot blow the horn ; I will teach you." So, putting it to his mouth, he blew repeat edly and loudly. His people, who were searching for him, heard the sound and entered the cottage. "Here are tour fellows," said the Emperor, " who have dreamt what they please; I must also dream in my turn." So he sat down and shut his eyes for a while, when he started up, saying, " I have dreamt that 1 saw lour thieves banged. Tet those men be executed immediately." The miaHter of the inn was compelled to carry the sentence into execution. Whitewash for Kitchen Walls. oi to The first consideration in a cooking room is cleanliness. Tried by this t.-st, papered walls are an abomination in such a place. You cannot darken this room through part of the day in summer, as you do others, and, consequently, fly specks will be numerous. These walls absorb tbe kitchen odors and steam, and the smoke rests lovingly upon them. If creeping things get into a house they are sure to insinuate themselves into the paper on the walls. Hard-finished walls are rtally more cleanly, for they can be washed: but unless the finishing is bet ter done Wian in the kitchens we have seen they soon look dirty, and this is the next worst thing to being so; for such finishing soon becomes discolored and " splotchy." There is nothing that will corn pare with the old fashioned white wash ; not color wash, but whitewash, pure and simple. The color wash may give the walls a prettier tint, but it must be put on by a practical hand, whereas whitewash can be applied by any one. whenever a dirty spot makes its appear ance. It is true tbat unpracf.cea hands do not apply the brush as evenly as could be wished, but a lew streaks more or less don't matter when we can all see that the streaks are white and clean. Scrib- tier. Harper's Ferry Described. is the but may in the the has is The scenery of this region in the days of Washington and Jefferson has been described by tbe latter, in a passage often quoted lrom his JNotes on Virginia, writ ten shortly before the death of Robert Harper in 1782, and presenting a view as it shows itself from "Jefferson Rock," on a hill above the village Harper's Ferry. " You stand," Jefferson, " on a very high point land ; on your right comes up the Shen andoah, having ranged along the foot the mountains a hundred mi let to find vent ; on your left approaches the Poto mac, in quest of a passage also. In moment of their junction they rush against the mountain, rend assunder, and pass off to the sea. scene is worth a voyage across the Atlan tic Yet there are people who passed their lives within half a dozen miles, and have never been to survey these monuments of a war between rivers and mountains which must have shaken the very earth to its center." And' this fame region, which bears the names and is inhabited by the kindred of Wash ington and Jeflerson, a generation up after their death who had as concern for the principles of these men as Jefferson's rustics for the scenery that thrilled and delighted him. Atlan tic Monthly. Mr. Piggott's Funeral. The country around the town of Chuckleton in our State is of limestone formation. The town stands on a high hill, at the foot of which there is a won derful spring, and the belief has always been that the hill was full of great caves and fissures, through which the water made its way to feed the spring. Well, a year or two ago they organized a ceme tery company at Cuuckleton, and they located the graveyard upon the hill, a short distance back of the town. After they had deposited several bodies in the ground, one day somebody discovered a JJ-, 11 . 1 : - vuiuu utiuuug iii me river, it was hauled out, and it turned out to be the remains of Mr. Piggott, who was buried in Ihe cemetery the day before. The coroner held an inquest, and thev reintorrorl the corpse. On the following mornincr. hnwovor Mr. Pigsott was discovered bumping up against the warf at the gas works in the nver. i eopie riegan to be scared, and there was some talk to the effect that he had been murdered and couldn't rest 4uicli in ma grave, uut the coroner was not scared. He impanneled a jury, held another inquest, collected his fees! and buried the body. Two days after- waru some ooys, wnne in swimming, found a burial casket floating under the bushes down by the saw mill. Thsv called for help, and upon examining the interior they discovered the irrepressible Mr. Piggott again. This was too much. Even the minister began to believe in ghosts, and not a man in town dared to go out of the house thnf. ni'l,t -I ut the coroner controlled his emotions sufficiently to sit on the body, make the usual charges, and bury Mr. Piggott in a fresh place in his lot. The next morning while .Tim rinU,n was drinking out of the big spring he saw something push out of the mud at the bottom of the pool. He turned as wnite as a sheet as he watched it, and in a few minutes he saw that it was a coffiu. It floated out, down the creek into the river, and then Jim ran to- tell the coroner, mat official had a jury wait ing, and he . went for thi mffi n Tt n,o, old Mr. f iggott, as usual, and they went though the customary routine with him, and were about to bury him when his iamuy came lorward and said they would prefer to inter him in another place, being convinced now there must be a subterranean channel leading from the cemetery to the spring. The couldn't object, but after the Piggotts ticio gvue uo Duiu w tue jury mat people who would take the bread out of the mouth of a poor man in that way would be certain to come to want themselves some day. He said he could easily have paid off the mortgage on his house and lot, his little girl take lessons on the melodeon besides, if they'd just allowed Piggott to wobble . around the way he wanted to. . There was no more trouble up at the cemetery after that until they buried Joe Middles, who used to have the fish-house over the river at Deacon's. They entombed the old man on Thursday night. On Friday morning one of the Woodruffs was walking down on the river bank, and he saw a man who looked very much like Mr. Middles sitting up in a canoe out in the stream fishing. He watched the man as he caught two or three fish, and was just about to conclude that it was some unknown brother of Mr. Middles when the fisherman looked up and said : "Hello, Harry." "Who are you?" asked Woodruff. "Who am It Why, Joe Middles, of course. Who'd you think I was?" re marked the fi.-herman, as he paddled in shore with a piece ot board. "You ain't Joe Middles, for he's dead, I went to his funeral yesterday. " "Funeral?" exclaimed the fisherman as he stepped ashore. "Well, new, by ucorger mayoetuat explains tbe thing. 1 ve been bothering myself the worst kind to understand something. .Now. you know that I remember being at home in ueu, ana men a went to Bleep some how, and when I woke up it was dark as pitch. I gave a kick to kinder stretch ' , 1 . . 1 T . 1 myselt and knocked the lid on of this thing here a canoe I thought it was and then I set up and found myself out bere in tbe river, l saw on it a plate with the words ' Joseph Middles, aeed sixty-four,' and I couldn't imagine how in thunder that ever got on that lid. Howsomever I pulled over to the shanty and got some lines and bait, and floated out again, thinking while I was here might as well get a mess of fish before got home. And so its aoflin after all, and they burie'd me yesterday. Well, that beats the very old , now don't it? 1 in going to row right over to the house. How it'll skeef the old woman to see me coming in sate and sound." Then the resurrected Mr. Middles pad dled oil. The cemetery company failed on the following month from inability to sell the lots. . Spanish Proverbs. i of of of a the to gether it The in grew Here is a thorough piece of national Eride: "A true hidalgo would rather are his clothes torn than mended;" and here a rap at hypocrisy : " You steel the pig, and then give away the pettitoes lor God's sake." " Horse play, clown's rilav and a Dig's tail will never make a good arrow," is quaint as any j .0 our own : and Under a bad cloak there is often a good tippler, reminds us Cervantes, when gasconading old scape graces hung about every wine shop. The following are also very full of dry hu mor : Have a bill to pay at Easter, and you'll find lent very short." " useless as monkey's fat," is an old saying of the times of Indian discovery. " The tired ox treads hard," is of Roman origin. The following is especially Spanish : ' The smith's dog sleeps at noise of the hammer, and wakes at grinding of teeth." "In thinking love, you begin when you like and leave off when you can," is an old truth very happify put. r rosperlty lorgets even father and mother," is a fact very sternly put. Good homeiy Spanish selfishness can otten una a re luge in a proverb such as: " My life and soul are at your but not my pack saddle." " Puuud the garlic, Pedro, while I grate the cheese ;" " Better be the head of rat than the tail of a lion;" "I don't want it, 1 don't want it, but put it my hood." Here is a hard proverb, steeped in tbe moroseness of experience, against borrowing: "He who lends not, or if he recovers, recovers not all ; or if all, not the tame, and tbe same a mortal enemy in additun. borne ot these proverbs are very pictorial as one against recklessness, which thus : " The glassdealer's horses fell and he fooked on which kicked the hard est." Many turn on the savings of tain proverbial types, like " The tunate tailor of Campillo, who worked tor notbing and found thread. A new name for tight boots A crib. lie attm Sancttat. RATES OF ADVERTISING. lw.llw. 1 m.a m. 8 m js m.l2 m. 1 inch . . tl onto oo oo! oojw mm oiiltio on inches .. a on i so S Oil i 0111 t 0(1' to on is ool 15 00 a 4 so 9 ooill so is no ia on incbca . . . inches . . . s M 4 00 5 00 11 00;15 00 17 60 90 00 s oo! 8 iki;i5 oo;h on a oo so oo 10 00 13 OO'.'JO 00 30 00 40 00 50 00 18 00 -23 OOj.tt 00153 00 75 00 100 00 column. column. 4 00! 7 no coiumn. . 10 ou. Space. Business cards of five lines or less, S3 per annum. Local notiecs 10 cents per line each insertion. Kiinple aunonnceinents of ojsrriajiea and deatba- nil church anil benevolent society notices inserted free, any additions to obituary notices will bo 2bsrged 6 cents per lino. Favors most be handed in as early as Tuesday mnrningto timm-e insertion the suae week ixinimunicauons upon snbjecla oi general or lo cal interest are solicited. SONNETS FROM ATLANTIC MONTHLY. BAUDELAIRE. O poet of such unique, fantastic rhyme, lxiver of some strange muse who bound ber hair With poisonous mvrtles, grown in no Greek air. But fostered of some feverous Gothic clime; Dt-generate god. half loathsome, half sublime, If v wbat fatality wert tnou lea u tare Thmush haunts that all corruotion's colon wear. Through pestilent, poisome paths of woe and crime T For me thy poesy's morbid splendors wake A thought of how, in close miasmatic gloom, Deep amid some toad-bauoted, humid brake That mosses clothe or flexuous fern-leaves plume, Some rank, red fungus, dappled like a snake. bpoti tne black dampness wnn its ciammy nnomi Edgar Fawcett. THE PINES AND THE SEA. Beyond the low marsh meadows and the beach, C... .. . I. V. k Imnk. nf wi Till T .ImL The inn? blue level of the ocean shines. The distant surf with hoarse ami plaining speech Uut lrom its sandy tamer seems to reaco ; And wuue tue sun bebinu ine weous aecunes, Tbe moaning sea with sighing boughs entwines, And waves and nines make answer, each to each. O melancholy soul whom, far and near. In life, laltb, nope, tne same saa unaenone Pursues from thought to thought thou needs must near An old refrain, too much, too long thine own. 'Tis thy mortality infects thine ear. 'Abe in ou ml ui strain was in tnyseii aionei Christopher P. Cranch. ODDS AND ENDS. I ot . of As A great nature reveals itself less by its escapes than by its recoveries, as sick ness shows the native vigor of the consti tution. An exchange says that, amid the gen eral reduction of wages in these times, there is one thing whose wages are not in the least reduced, and that is sin. A little two-year-old Clyde girl, wit nessing a snow storm, ran to her mother, saying, " Mamma, look out of the win dow, and see the pop corns falling." IN one are so lond ot secrets as tnose . who do not mean to keep them ; such persons covet secrete as a spendthrift does money, for the purpose of circula- tton. Hall's Journal of Health says it isn't healthy to sleep down stairs. But what is a man to do who lives in a one-story house? It is too cold to sleep on the roof. - u Wisdom," quoth the sage, ' " Cometh only with age.' . ' Fool !" quacked a goose, - "Then 'tis no use!" &rnar. If vou can give to the fainting soul at vour door a cud of water from the wellB of truth, it shall flash back on you the radiance of Ood. As you save, so shall you be saver1. - - The most momentous question a wo man is ever called upon to decide u whether the faults of the man she loves will drag her down, or whether she is competent to be his earthly redeemer. Children or persons suffering from infectious diseases should never be al lowed to touch or fondle domestic ani mals, as cats and dogs, as these are fre quently the means by which contagion is carried to ethers. The Arcadian : A writer in AppUUmi Journal maintains that the kitchen ought to be placed at the top of the house. We have no doubt this plan would answer . admirably for the average New York boarding house. The food would go down better. Norristown Herald: It is stated that apples' are scarce this winter and onions plenty. But onions are a poor substitute for apples. A young man go ing to see his girl would sooner have one apple than a dozen onions. Let no young man ever permit it to enter his mind that economy is mean ness, or that it is to be despised. It is he who saves that can afford to give, and nothing is mean which is honest andoes to establish one's independence. " Yes, sir," remarked a sanguine spec ulator to a capitalist whom he was en deavoring to captivate for an investment ; " yes, sir, my project is the weightiest on record." " No doubt,"drily replied the moneyed man, " and that's why you'll find it hard to carry out." Valuable birds Gold eagles. When to look lor the music of a hat When the band buckles to it When a sea captain is not a captain When he's aboard. Lying in wait False scales. The man who could stand almost anything but sitting down, is new lying off. A pairof cuffs Two darkeys. Ann Swain, of San Francisco, has sued an omnibus company for $299 dam ages for being left on the sidewalk ' for one hour or thereabouts," the driver having failed to answer her hail, there by suffering great bodily and mental pain and agony,- and being greatly damaged and injured." Tit s pale while chargers of the sea Toss bark tbeir luaui-white hair. Assw.ft they plunge beneath the waves With mist-robed sea-nympha fair. Far down in dim-lit coral caves The mermaids coil and glide. Or with fish-monsters, filmy-eyed, . Through walls of water glide. While whirling up from darkling deeps. With hurrying leap and reach. The great ware Tritons dance and dash ' Along the echoing beach. Walt Whitman was the only poet that was present at the unveiling of the monument of Edgar Poe at Baltimore. And there were any number of so-called poets within twenty-four hours' ride of the ceremonies. Envy? Who wouldn't " rather be a kitten and cry mew, than one of these same ballad mongers V' It is remarkable what effect wooden tooth picks have on some people. We noticed one young man who went ont between each act at the opera house a few evenings since. His fair partner, toward the close of the entertainment, asked him what made his tongue so thiet. " Mus' be ze tooth picks. .P'int sharper'n sewin' 'chine needle." Duty and Pleasure. the the of and a in re covers if runs out, I utterly repudiate the worldly maxim of " Duty first and pleasure afterward." That is a poor school which does not teach, or a poor scholar who has not learned, how pleasure is a duty and duty a pleasure. And so tbe words are one. For what is dutv? Simply what is due; and duty done is a debt paid receipted, canceled and released. We are too apt in the overflow of life which belongs es pecially to youth, but lasts, thank God, sometimes into gray hairs we are too apt to treat it in another way ; too apt to dwell upon us hardness, its severe de mands, its restrictions of liberty. Learn to look on it, dear children, in tbe truer light. It is undone dutv that is hard ; just as a debt owed and paid has in it a thought ot pleasure and relief, ot free dom fiom a haunting shadow which bears down stout hearts with its anxious load. And in its highest reach your duty is a debt of honor, of gratitude, of love, whose payment is all pleasure in the act of paying, no less- than in the W. C. Doane, D. corn At the first evening meeting held by Moody and Sankey in Philadelphia, over eleven thousand persons were present, and several thousand more were turned away.