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HILLSBORO, HIGHLAND CO., O., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1886.
VOL. 50-NO. 30
Our? C :tczii jL Co
Indulges in Incidental Re
marks, And Goes Into the Reflection
Business Regarding the Sub
ject of Matrimony.
Home Ideas Suggested by the Thought-
less Htep of Barrere II. A True
Tale of the Tombs (Not Belat
lag to the Weddlag)'
How doth the busy little Be
ImprOTe each shining hoar
Gathering hooey all day long
From every opening flow't I
!m the Araltto.
If there's any one thing In this wide
- and unhappy world calculated) make
a fellow feel bluer than another, it is to
realize that he has to stay at home and
write stuff for the paper, while he whose
hired man the fellow is, is away getting
joined in the holy bonds of matrimony
and having a picnic. It is not inclined
to arouse my literary inspiration to real
ize that while I am nearly as handsome
and nearly as old and nearly as rich as
Barrere II, ho is now combining busi
ness with pleasure and assisting his
queen in climbing Lookout Mountain,
and exploring the highways and by-ways
of Tennessee, while I "lone boy" am
compelled, for lack of a paltry few of
the baso coin of the realm to stay at
home and remain a bachelor. Ah,
methinks I can see him now, with his
alpenstock in hand, standing by her side
far up the mountain and looking over
the valley, just as they now stand half
way up the rugged mountain of life,
looking over tho pictured vale of tho
past, and then upward at the rocks yet
to be encountered before the summit be
reached and the long and rugged yet
happy pathway over which they have
climbed can be beheld as in a panorama.
Lie still, oh, beating heart, lie still and
This thing of Be Barrere going off and
getting married has however, in spite of
the gloom his absence from 7 town has
cast over everything, although as I re
' marked just a moment ago not Inclined
to inspire one, has started my reflection
maehinory going, and I am now pre
pared to furnish A-l XXX reflections
upon matrimony at the lowest market
price, competition defied, all work guar
anteed. The reflection business is toler
able new to mo, but still I think with
practice, and such subjects to furnish
fuel for my imagination, I van turn out
reflections as good as any body else In
IX THE FIRST PLACE
T I am compelled to admit that an All-
Wise Providence seems to do things for
the best. List week I had the Green
field Fair to write about, and if Be had
taken a fool notion to commit matri
mony a week earlier I couldn't have
given the subject half the attention its
importance deserves. Had the pass
been accidentally delayed I might not
liave had this subject to handle for an
other week or two, and what I would
Ihave written about this week, must re
main forever an unanswered conundrum.
" Having known the youthful scion of
the house of Barrere from early child
hood and being well aware of his kind,
amiable and accommodating disposition,
I sometimes half suspect that, realising
that my summer notes were about all
used up, he just got married to afford
me something to write about. Be al
ways was good to mq.
So all these surrepetitious movements
and unmistakably husbanding of re
tsonrces of Barrere II have not been for
naught. His head was level. That is,
die knew his business all the time. He
'wasn't training that mustache just for
fun, and he didn't wear that old shiny
coat so long just because he loved it, or
because he wanted to be meek and
a. lowly. His head was not only level but
While I am in the reflection business
I may incidentally remark that if Be
jshould happen to fear that the office
might swamp without his dignified
presence and should happen to get back
before the outside goes to press, this
Stumble but extremely funny article
may sever meet your gentle gaze, sweet
reader. It you are reading this, and I
guess you are, you may gamble on the
fact that the happy, blushing bridal
party, didn't get back from Chattanooga,
until .after 12 m. Monday, October 25,
A. D. I860. Be Is awful modest. He
never did court notoriety. I doubt If he
will sufficiently appreciate the time and
kraia. work I have put in on this article,
now. He Is built that way, and I shall
ue prepared to fly to fresh fields and
pastures green when he sees me ; for he's
Y too dog-goned modest for any use, and
epistle, is yet veiled in obscurity of the
black Egyptian darkness variety. r
((Since I am started) is a peculiar thing
.to think about anyway, and one that
f has to be bandied tenderly and gently.
Celebrated as I am as a free gratis dis
penser of wholesome and fatherly ad
vice on all other subjects with which I
.have grappled, allow me to incidentally
remark right here that so far as matri
mony to concerned I am non est on tho
- .advice. '
In the first place, all I know about
the matter I have got out of books, and
)T- it may be summed up in the words of
m Waller's pa : "Beware of widders,"
or other equally shop-worn chestnuts.
Yet I feci that the importance of the
cose under consideration (and particu
larly in consideration of the fact that I
got an invito) demands that I clothe
myself in the habiliments of my dignity
and minglo with my congratulations a
few columns of advice, which if I do at
all, will be done gently yet firmly, as
befits tho solemnity of the occasion.
The bride (and they do say Be has
won a jewel) probably did not realize
tho rash step she was making. She was
evidently kept In ignorance of the un
happy fact that cord-wood (bingl) and
turnips (bing! bingl who's ringing
that gong?) are legal tender at the
country newspaper office, andthat dry
goods stores dislike to pay for their ads.
except in calico. And when in after
years it will be considered among her
semi-weekly and? furnish, a clean towel
monthly for the office, she will realize
that the life of the wife of a rural jour
nalist is not one continual round' of lux
ury and that sho isn't going to be car
ried to the skies on flowery beds of ease,
as It were.
But, come to think of it, by the time
Be has exhausted his inexhaustable
supply of old proverbs (such as "waste
not, want not," "go it while you're
young," "look before you leap," "the
early bird" etc.) no advice that I
could possibly give would bo necessary,
So I desist.
Indeed is the well-known fact that wed
dings are becoming remarkably infre
quent in Hlllsboro, and when one does
take place it is looked upon as a public
occasion and occupies the mouths of the
gossips and the rest of us for months.
It is also extremely noticeable that
when tho average Hillsboro young gen
tleman does take a notion to obey the
scriptural mandate to "take unto him
self a wife," etc., he generally seeks that
commodity elsewhere, regardless of the
fact that tho "woods is full of 'em"
around here. It is time for that august
body of men who by the grace of God
and the suffrages of the people compose
our Board of Aldermen, to place a heavy
tariff on all importations', and give Hills
boro parents a chance. If they don't
our prospects for a large and healthy
crop of old maids will not be equalled
by the prospects of any other city of our
size and importance west of Chillicothe.
It is also worthy of note that of the few
weddings that have taken place in Hills
boro within the past few years in not
more than one out of five have both of
the contracting parties been' residents of
the city. That "Hillsboro folks have got
each other's pedigree down too fine to
marry each other" has been mentioned
as the why-fore-ness of this, but as I am
not even slightly interested in it myself
I offer no reason, and want none. I
merely mention it incidentally.
No one has ever more beautifully or
feelingly expressed woman's relation to
man than the late brilliant Fitz-Hugh
Ludlow. Hero is what he wrote : "All
the life of the young man is but a pil
grimage from one sweet woman's breast
to one other. Out of the bosom, from
whose life he came, he goes, voyaging
wearily, painfully, and rest "ho hath
none, until he comes to that sweet
woman's breast with whose life he is to
be one forevermore 1"
Fits-Hugh was probably right. I hope
to be able to tell you all about it (if
Barrere II spares my life) in fifteen or
twenty years from now.
The following lines narrate something
that really happened. If you have sur
vived my matrimonial reflections you
are at liberty to tackle this :
A SSFOBTEB'S TILE 0 TIM T01IDS.
Did yon ever loaf ronnd the station bouse and
stndy the faces there
When their owners are called from out the row
to face the Judge's chair ?
Tie worth one's time to do so ; yon'll see
funny things and sad
'Mid the crowds of f rail humanity, fut going
to the bad. t
Among them you will find the young, who yet
may mend their ways,
And the whitehair'd sinners, who behind the
bars will end their days,
The young, whose childish faces do not match
an evil life
And Ue old and 'wrinkled reprobates from
dens where sin is rife.
As one whose pencil earned his bread I used to
think it sport
To be sent down from the office to write up
the mayor's court.
And many a day have I sat at my desk, wa toll
ing the rabbis pass,
From the irreclaimable drunkard to 'the way
ward, penitent lass.
Some faces beeame familiar they're seen so
often there i
They merely answer a sentence with s careless,
While others entertain the Judge with a "little
piece o' their mind t"
Ana tne new ones cry; "Old Isaacs" was one
of the former kind.
"Old Isaac" sure, was a queer old bum ; his
face was too well known,
And he never expected mercy from behind the
Though "drunk" "disorderly" "ragranoy"
'twas "guilty,' yer honor" the same
And be always got the limit marked down
against Us name.
One mora he'd taken his little dose and fallen
He'd rather go to the workhouse than pay
the clerk Us fine,
When a weeping girl went forward, ber bright
syaa dim with tears
(Td Judge she'd been in thls'sad world some
thing like fifteen years.
She had no money to pay ber fine, and sobbing
the took her plao
When some one stepped from tho waiting line
wo rccogniml the face
I couldn't keep from giving the Journal man a
I thought "old Isaacs" was iUlnu himself to
"get back at" the Jndge.
But no ; ho rcach'd in the pocket of hit
ragged, groaey Test
And drew forth a greasier wallet (if ho didn't
I'll be bleat 0
And with the air of a monarch and a careless
sort of a jerk
He toas'd a bill that was greasier yet on the
desk in front of the clerk.
"She's yonng, poor thing," he softly aaid, and
tepp'd into the ranka
Before, the girl had time to turn to him and
sob her thinks ;
And he added, beside, as the penitent oh lid
ceased to wring her hands and moan
"I used to hare a girl, Jndge, just like her of
Yet poor old Isaacs may pass away, a sentence
o'er his head ;
And who in all this selfish world will care that
" he is dead ?
Bat I know lots of people familiar with text
Who might a nsefnl lesson learn from that
vagrant's noble deed.
The following lines arc also founded
upon facts :
INot from the Cenfury Bric-a-bacl
I am a youth who serenades ;
I gently twang my light guitar
As antnmn moonlight softly fades
And gray clonds dim each twinkling star.
Beneath the casement of my love
I warble, "Ah my heart is broken,"
Or play for her my turtle-dove
"Good-bye. the parting words weie spoken."
And when at last I make a sneak
Ftom ont her papa's grassy lawn
I feel a blush steal oe'r my cheek,
And there it lingers till it's gone.
Did yon ask why ? Oh, let it pass !
Bat, if 'twill end yonr wild unrest
Since I am preBs'd :
I blushed, Jack, when she lit the gas
She should suspect that I had guesa'd
How she was dresa'd.
tiSSB "" - L
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Common Pleas Court.
J.C. Morton vs. W. 0. Newell. On bond.
Settled ; terms to be furnished.
Susanna Atwell vs. Jonathan Ruse. Dis
missed at plaintiffs costs. 1
Mary C. Fry vs. Catharine Duncanson.
Damages. Dismissed at plaintiffs costs. .,
C. M. Overman vs. Thoa. Foster et al., to set
aside deed. Settled.
C. al. Overman as trnsteo, vs. The Gin.,
Hocking Valley & Huntington B. B. et al.
Dismissed at plaintiff's costs.
B. W. Creed vs. Allen T. Hiser et al. Money
only. Settled, dismissed, costs paid, no record.
The First Nat Bank of Hillsboro, O., vs.
Daniel and Thos. Cummings. Money. Settled
0. Sanders vs. Mary Ufner. Appeal. Set
tled ; terms to be furnished.
Henrietta Patton vs. Ann Wise, Thos. Pat
tod, and others. Dower. Dropped ; plaintiff
Peter H. Edwards vs. Henry W. and Nancv
Elliott. Foreclosure. Judgment for 91.178.60
at 7 per cent., from 19th of October.
The First National Bank or Hillsboro, O., vs.
Thomas Foster. Attachment. Settled. Terms
The Citizens' Nat. Bank of Hillsboro, 0., vs.
Thomas Foster. Attachment. Settled.
Ben. Heller, sr., vs. Ben. Heller, jr. Fore
closure. Settled. Dismissed, costs paid, no
James Dutton vs. John Dutton et al. Parti
tion. Order of partition.
Frank E. Burnett vs. Ellen Woods et al.
Partition. Order of partition.
The Hillsboro Hardware Co. vs. Jacob Cha;
man and Wm. Daniels. Money. Settled. D:
missed at plaintiff's costs. No further record.
Ona Cox vs. Edward Taylor. Bastardy, Dis
missed at plaintiff's costs.
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Don't be deceived, bnt insist upon getting Dr.
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Will of John Florence filed.
Will of Nancy Garrett probated.
H. D. Davis, assignee of Isaiah Roberts, filed
first and final account.
Joseph Spilker, administrator of Charles
Spliker, filed first account.
Will of Tirizan 8. Douglass probated,
Will of Daniil Collins probated.
O. W. Murphy, guardian of the estate of
Anna E. Butler, filed inventory.
H. M. Brown, adm'r of the estate of John
Brown, who was guardian of the estate of Ivy
and Wm. Buss, filed fourth and final account.
Ulysses O.- Garrett appointed executor of
the eatate of Nancv Garrett. Bond 48.000.
Nathaniel Roush, guardian of the estate of
Mary Btockwell, filed first account.
' XABBIAOB UCSiraXS.
E. R. Favor and Flora A. Farren.
Milton DrlskUl and Bailie Matthews.
James H. Maroonet and Annie M. Morrow.
Everett J. Ladd and Maggie A. Beames.
William O. Betty and Verdie J. Tnrley.
William F. Parr and Mary Ann Parr,
Diphtheria is a terrible disease, requiring the
greatest medical skill to effect a complete cure.
Even when its power is broken, it clings to the
Ktient with great persistency, and often
ives the system poisoned and prostrated.
Just here Hood's Barsaparilla does vast
amount of good, expelling impurities from the
blood, giving it richness and vitality, while it
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Beal Estate Transfers.
R. W. Cherry to S. B, Mason, Madison town
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B. W. Cherry to 0. 0. Smith, Madison town
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H. HllUard to Alexander Hilliard, Penn
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Laura 0. Oarmon to E. H. Miller, Green,
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E. H. Miller to Wm. Carmon, Greenfield, lot,
James Gall to Wesley Gall, Brushcreek town
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L. R. DnokwsJI, guardian to Noah Betty,
Hamer township, lfix acres, 9481,
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OBJECT OF THE SUNDAY-SCHOOL
Some of the Leading Factors
in the Upbuilding of Our
Useful Suggestions to Teachers
The following paper was read by Mr.
Frank Foust at the Clay Township Sun
day School Union, held at Pricetown,
October 3d, and Is published in pur col
umns by request :
Mb. President, Bhethrkn and
Fbibnds : In entering upon the duties
assigned me to-day, taking into consid
eration tho position I occupy in connec
tion with the Sunday School, I shall
offer no apology whatever, but will sim
ply say to you, bear with mo whilo I
attempt to comply with' the wishes of
some of my brethren, in presenting a
few thoughts on thv, Sunday School
needs of the present day.
First, then, I desire to say, this is a
subject in which every earnest Christian
worker should be deeply Interested, and
one that demands a manifestation of
the same at the hands of every Individ
ual who feels an interest in the welfare
and Is engaged in the upbuilding and
advancement of the Sunday School, and
the propagation and perpetuation of the
glorious gospel of our salvation. But,
notwithstanding tho fact that I feel
deeply interested in this work and am
willing to assist in its perpetuation to
the extent of my ability, yet I shall not
be able to discuss this topic to the de
gree that its title would demand, or to
go over all the grounds in detail that it
could be mado to include, yet I shall
hope to take up and present to you
some of what I believe to be the leading
factors in the upbuilding of our Sunday
Schools, and tho onward march of Chris
tianity and civilization.
Now, while it is true that any means
employed for the propagation of the
gospel should have its origin and source
in the Dlvina Word of God, and while
all should work In perfect harmony and
tend with an eye single to the one
grand object, that of the sowing broad
cast all over our land the glorious
truths of the gospel of our salvation, yet
the means that may be employed for
this purpose are numerous, and in se
lecting from a list, one would certainly
find the Sunday School standing at the
head. And in my argument upon this
subject, I shall not be satisfied with sim
ply naming or pointing out some of the
impediments to its progress) but shall in
connection, offer some suggestions which
I deem of value in the Sunday School
The Sunday School, to start with, is
tho place where the characters of our
children are molded for usefulness ; the
place where the glorious truths of the
gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ are in
stilled into their youthfc:l hearts, pre
paring them for rthe duties 'and obliga
tions of a useful and valuable life. It
acts as a stepping stone, as it were, to
bring them up along the pathway of
youth, preparing them step by step,
with a knowledge of the saving grace of
our Blessed Redeemer, and thus prepar
ing them to enter Into the vineyard of
the Lord, and as teachers and preachers
of the Word of God, to push on and ad
vance the cause of Christianity. Could
you conceive of any grander and nobler
work in which we could bo engaged,
than that ot the molding of souls for
eternal life? Nay, there is none more
grand. And since so great a value is
attached to the result of a proper train
ing In the Sunday School, the teacher in
his Sunday School class, above all things,
should seek and havo distinctness of
mm, from the fact that the work is one
in which mistakes are so frequently
made, and the results so often barren.
We must not fail to bear in mind that a
child, In consequence of its inexperience
and pliability, 13 much easier led astray
than persons of a more mature age, and
when we consider tho fact that the in
terests at stake are much more momen
tus thin those that simply concern the
loss or sain of monev. and that thev in
clude the eternal loss or gain of the soul
of that child in whom is centered the
hopes of a father and mother. I say
when we consider it in this light, we
only are able to command a proper view
on the great importance attached to a
proper training in the sunuay school,
and the teacher who would hope to
meet with true success in his work,
must ever look ahead to this one grand
aim, and never for a single moment lose
sight of the fact that lie is educating
and preparing souls for blessed eternity,
and by thus doing, with a firm reliance
upon the guidance of our Heavenly
Parent, we may hope to meet with suc
cess in the work.
Next, we shall consider some of the
aims that the Sunday School teacher
should ever have in view. First. He
should aim at something definite. What
we mean by this is, that the teacher
should have well fixed and studied
points, clearly defined in his own mind,
Eertaming to the lesson', so that he may
o able to Dresent them in sueh a man
ner, that the class will be able to grasp
his meaning, and thereby gain instruc
tion. Fellow-workers in the Sunday
School, let us wake up to a proper Reali
zation of our duties in regard to this
work. Let us do away with' this old-
fashioned "random" way of teaching the
Scriptures, and prepare ourselves with
well gleaned facts pertaining to the les
son, and apply them with a definite
purpose, and an expectation of worthy
results. Let it bo remembered also,
that talking merely, and hearing recita
tions, is not necessarily teaching. Too
many Sunday School teachers, I fear,
soend the fortv-five minutes allotted
them in discussing some historical
event of the Scriptures to his class, or
otherwise occupying the time in the
discussion of matters that are far too
deep for the comprehension of the child,
and thus the time is lost that should
havo been spent in telling the child in a
simple, concise manner, the well studied
facts oi the lesson, to which I have just
referred. Remember, my brother, that
teaching implies the learning of some
thing unknown and something definite,
which goes to make up the scriptural
knowledge of the person taught. Al
ways asic yourself tins question, alter a
Sunday School recitation, "Have I pre
sented anything to my class that would
add distinctly and positively to their
scriptural knowledge?" If so, well
done ; if not, you have failed.
Second. Aim to impart some knowl
edge at each recitation, to every pupil.
This you will experience as a somewhat
difficult point, and one that will require
some effort on your part to attain, from
tho fact that every class will contain
pupils more or less who aro inattentive,
perhaps indolent, and not unfrequently
you will find somo who are altogether
perverse, whilo on the other hand, tho
same class will contain those directly
antithetic to the class just described.
Now is experienced tho tug of war by
tho teacher, to resist tho temptation to
give his entire time and attention to
thoso bright, studious, loving pupils, to
tho gross neglect of tho unconcerned.
But remember, my brother, that with
tho great responsibility resting upon
you as a Sunday School teacher, such a
course would be totally unwise, and for
that pupil's ignorance in the Scriptures,
you are to a very great degree respon
sible. By thus reasoning, fellow-teachers,
taking upon ourselves the responsi
bility of all failures, we only can be able
to fully realize our duty as a Sunday
School teacher. Let us bo very careful
then, to not neglect those who are neg
ligent of themselves. Let us learn a
valuable lesson from the farmer, who is
not satisfied with simply cleaning a few
heavy sheaves here and thero, but
labors diligently to bring about substan
tial returns from every foot of the soil.
The most of his attention you will find
is given to the weaker plants, while the
hardy, vigorous plant will thrive of it
self. The very best means possible
then, to secure attention, to creato nn
interest, and prevent the loss of schol
ars, together with promoting tho inter
est in general of your class, is to see
that each pupil, at each recitation, has
gained, manifestly, some scriptural
This leads us to tho third aim. Let
your instructions be scriptural. The
Divine Word of God is, or should be,
the only text book for all Sunday Schools.
The teacher who would occupy his time
otherwise than in giving instructions
from this book, is not fulfilling his mis
sion. Tho time allotted is too often
spent I fear, by teachers relating somo
anecdote or otherwise telling stories of a
trivial character, and thus, while the
class may bo amused and perhaps held
in rapt attention, yet it may also follow
that they may leave the recitation with
out having gained ono iota of Bible
knowledge. Then, my friends, you will
plainly see, that it is not only our duty
to see that the class collectively is
learning something ; that it is learning
something every Sunday ; that some one
of them is learning something; but it is
our imperative duty, by virtue of the
position we occupy, to see that each and
every pupil learns something every Sun
day, and that that knowledge is gained
from and pertains to the Scriptures.
Fourth, and above all, let your aim bo
to present to your class the Holy Scrip
tures in such a manner as will make
them realize, that upon a full compli
ance with the divine commands laid
down therein, depends the final and
eternal welfare of their soul. This
should be the greatest and grandest aim
of each and every Sunday School teach
er. This is the one great obect that ho
should never for a single moment, lose
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should contribute to the one 'great and
grana tnougnt ot tne eternal salvation
of the souls of those whom he is teach
ing. This is the point at which we are
brought Into direct connection with the
church work. When the pupil has
been brought up step by step, through
a careful and well directed training in
the Sunday School, and has reached the
point where ho is made to realize his
duties and obligations to that Power
which created him, through and by
whom all animation is sustained, and in
compliance with tho demands of Him
in whom thero is no variableness, not
even a shadow of a turn, depends the
eternal welfare of his soul, then it is
that the power vested in the ministry
takes hold of him, and through its
agency he is entered into tho vineyard
of the Lord, where he is prepared and
equipped to go forth battling for the
cause, and presenting the glorious truths
of the gospel to those who are to follow
in his work. Thus it is that the Sunday
School acts as a stepping stone to bring
them up to this point, where they are
usnerea ou into the fields of labor,
vested with sufficient knowledge to act
as a leader and teacher of those who are
perhaps still ignorant of the saving
power of the gospel of our Lord and
Savior, Jesus Christ.
But just here, we will be obliged to
leave the matter with you, hoping that
we have offered some suggestions that,
with a careful consideration, you may
be able to apply with favorable results.
And hoping that the Sunday School
teachers in general may be awakened to
a proper understanding of the duties
implied to the position they occupy,
and that all may enter into the work for
the coming year with a renewed courage
and inspired zeal, with an earnest deter
mination to contribute more toward the
propagation of the gospel, and the sow
ing broadcast the seed that is to ripen
into eternal life. Proffering you my
heartfelt sympathy and aid in the work,
I shall close by invoking the blessings
of God to rest with and upon all who
are engaged in the furtherance of the
Sunday School intertuts, and the general
upbuilding and promotion of the cause
Of Christianity. Brethren, let us prove
faithful in this work, ever entreating
those who are outside the fold to lay
claim to an interest in the precious
blood that was shed for them, to look to
Christ as the only hope of their salva
tion, and, thus lay up for themselves
treasures 'in heaven, by making their
actions such as will go to make up the
sentence of "Well done, thou good and
faithful servant, enter into the joys pre
pared for you from the foundation of
the world." When we have served out
tho few short years allotted us here and
God shall have said, " 'Tis enough, come
up higher," that the gladsome sound of
this glorious sentence shall greet the
ears ot each ana every individual in
divine presence to-day, is tho prayer of
your friend and brother.
To Teachers of Union Township.
All teachers interested in the O. T.
R. 0. are requested to meet tho Union
Township Teachers' Reading Circle at
Russell's, Saturday, Nov. 13th, at ten a.
m. An interesting meeting is expected,
and it is desired that all persons in the
township who'are interested in reading
circles and can help the cause in any
way, be present. An interesting pro
gram is being prepared, and it is the
duty of the teachers ot Union to attend,
as It is desired to organize a strong read
By order Executive Committee,
Henry G. Williams.
Free Trade vs. Tariff
Is ono of tho living issues of to-day in
the great corporation of Uncle Sam.
Her sons seem radically divided on the
benefit to bo derived from the adoption
of freo trade. Among tho sons of Demos,
many hold to tho doctrine of absolute
freo trade, while others favor a tariff
for revenuo only. The freo trade faction
seem to think tho adoption of the motto
"Freo Trade and Sailors' Rights" and
carrying out its principles would insure
universal prosperity to all our people.
Tho other faction seems to hold that a
tariff for revenuo only might bo a good
thing. But they hove not defined ex
actly what a tariff for revenuo signifies.
The nearest approximation to a defini
tion wo havo of what they consider a
tariff for revenue only, was In their at
tempt not to revise the tariff under
which our country has prospered for two
years, but to level tho whole thing by a
twenty per cent, reduction on the tariff
schedule. Although unable to effect
anything, because of a minority in the
Senate, the effort showed tho animus by
which they were governed, and, combin
ed with other causes, shook business
confidence, from which the country has
not recovered after the lapse of years.
But tho claim is put forth by the anti
protectionist that they are the poor
man's friends, meaning those of our own
government. John Randolph hated
protection so badly that ho once remark
ed, "he would walk a mile out of his
way to get to kick a sheep," all because
of his hatred to New England manufac
tories, and their demand for protection.
He even carried this hatred so far that
ho took his books over to England to
have them bound, all to favor the poor
workmen of his own country. Poor,
down-trodden Ireland once had her flour
ishing manufactories, but under tho free
trade system of England they havo al
most disappeared. Franco claims and
exercises the right to protect her citizens
against all outside competition, and the
result is she could pay the enormous in
demnity demanded by Prussia in less
time than many nations would have re
quired to bond it. But to come "down
to hard pan" at home. Tho party that
gave us a national currency, unequaled
by any other nation for its adaptability
to tho wants of our people and its ster
ling honesty ; the party that vowed the
stars and stripes should wave over an
undivided country ; tho party that was
called into existence by tho effort of
this poor man's party to extend human
bondage upon soil, by solemn compact
forever dedicated to freedom; to force
the poor man of the North to work be
side a human chattle that could be
bought for five hundred dollars, still
lives, and to-day lays down the principle
that our people must be protected, not
from the emigration of tho overwhelm
ing numbers of Mongolians, but also
from the half-paid, half-fed and half-clad
operatives of Europe. We would not
be selfish. But "ho'jthat provides not
for his own household is worse than an
infidel." To permit the unrestricted
emigration of the Asiatics to our shores
would be to overwhelm our people and
destroy our free institutions; to open
the flood gates of free trade to the world
would be to break down the larger por
tion of all our manufactories.
Wo can manufacture with the same
priced labor as low as any people on the
globe, but our mechanics and operatives
are fed and clothed and their children
are sent to school. Reduce their wages
to a European standard, which free trade
will do, if adopted, and semi-starvation,
ignorance and nakedness would be the
inevitable result ; or the millions now
engaged in manufactures would have to
seek somo other occupation. But then
free trade is to cheapen what the farmer
has to buy. Adopt it and he will find
to his cost when too late, that it will, in
a short time, raise the price of what he
has to buy and lessen what he has to
sell. Let the fires moulder away in our
furnaces; let our spindles rust in the
mills; let our operatives become tramps
to wander over our country to eke out a
precarious subsistence by digging in the
ground or any other way that chance
might afford.' Let our farmers ship their
produce across the ocean, to feed tho
operatives there, and pay the freight on
the raw material, there, and the goods
bock again. Let our farm hands come
in competition with the millions that
are engaged in manufacturing,' when we
can now feed the world, and by the time
we all get harnessed in the new order of
things, we will begin to looic DacK with
longing eyes to the flesh pots of Egypt
We will then learn that one cent on a
yard of calico, or five cents on a yard of
jeans is not much to us.'when it means
bread to the millions and good prices to
the farmer for his nroduce. Put ten
thousand operatives at work in High
land county, and what would it add to
our wealth. Our boys would not be
seen leaving the hills, wending their
way, with corn cutter in hand, to Fay
ette county, hunting a job. Wo would
have more than we could do to -raise
corn, wheat, potatoes, cabbage' and tur
nips to feed our own workmen New
life would be infused into every depart
ment of business. ,
This is one oi the issues more squarely
before us, and in a few more days we
will tell by our ballots whether we are
on the side of the old hickory broom
and the old silver dollar, or whether we
are on the side of progress) and prosper
ity. Let every voter ponder well the
issue. How much of the hoarded mil
lions from the United States Treasury
that was to be scattered on the election
of Cleveland have you, got? What has
been the extent of the boom that has
struck us since the' attempt at the hori
zontal tariff reduction? Will some
noble Democrat inform us? We pause
for a reply. Bbotus.
Forwv Homk, October 25th, 1880.
October 23d, 1880.
Brother Will H. Shade or "Tfamp Printer's
elaborate description of the. Greenfield Fair,
in last week's News-Herald, is proof that a
man's past recollections in somo cases may be
better than the present. Ills description of
the Fair was rather too Reusational In many
respects to describe It iu its true light. We all
admit the first day was very promising, the
second day on account of rain was a failure,
but the last day was a decided success, and the
proof of it are the receipts, which will pay all
expenses. The receipts on the last day
amounted to about twenty-three hundred dol
lars, and about all taken in on twenty-five
tickets. Had the weather been favorable the
Board would have come out about one thou
sand dollars ahead. But the Fair is over and
the drawbacks could not Le avoided. We had
ono good day which will pay all debts, and
everybody is satisfied. Mo offense, Brother
Shade ; your description was Jolly and sensa
tional, Just in keeping with your nature.
William Robinson came up from Cincinnati
to-day, to spend Sunday at home and among
his young friends.
Mr. Edward Kennedy and little daughter,
after spending several weeks here visiting old
friends and relatives, left for their home in
Nelson , Nebraska, last Monday.
General S. H. Hurst, or Chillicothe, is an
nounced to deliver a political speech at this
place Thursday, October 28th.
Mr. G. W. Reed, tho present landlord of the
Park Hotel in this place, is engaging somewhat
in the show business. He is now making ar
rangements to have another first-class troupe
here in a few days.
The brick work on Mr. T. M. Elliott's new
hotel on the corner of Washington and Chnrch
streets, was completed last week. The build
ing is a fine structure for the purpose for
which it was built, and standing where it docs,
is a great ornament to the town.
Several dogs in the vicinity of Greenfield
went mad last week, but were soon killed, with
the exception of ono large white one owned by
the Dunn family living near East Monroe. It
evaded its owner and came through town and
passed over into Boss connty, where it was
followed and killed near the residence of Mrs.
Aroby Mains, where It was found fighting with
a couple of other dogs. The entire dog lot
was killed at once and all buried in the same
Miss Sid Huff, living in the vicinity of Cen
terfteld, and well known in this place, was re
ported dangerously sick this week.
Dr. Test looks somewhat proud over his new
Mr. David Binder and wife returned to their
home at Mt. Sterling last Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Fullerton aro on a visit to
friends at Decatur, III.
Messrs. Ferd Young and Charles Msrshall
aro spending a few holidays about the Lako
near Sandusky, fishing and hunting.
Mr. Charles Boyd and family spent a few
days last week visiting Mrs. Boyd's parents
Several of the parties who left in such haute
for the Far West from this section last fall and
spring, are returning one by one to their old
haunts. Two or three came back last week.
The dog poisoner was getting in his good
work last week ; several worthless canines bit
tne oust from eating dosed meat.
Rev. A. N. White, pastor of the Baptist
Church, preached at Hughey's school-house last
Mr. and Mrs. SIIsb Whaley buried a twoyisr
old child last Saturday.
A stone walk has been laid in the alio) run
ning from Main Btreet to Church, passing near
the Park Hotel Messrs. Reed and Pearce ero
A colored man lifted five sacks ot shot or
125 pounds with his teeth at WaddcllY hard
ware store Friday morning.
Mr. Edward Norton is attending Commercial
College at Springfield, Ohio.
Politics in this locality is about as dead as
can be. We seldom hear the name of any can
Among the residences pilfered by thieves
near this place during tho Fair, was Rev. John
Barrett's, pastor ot Pisgah Church, Ross ccun
ty. Several valuable artioles were stolen. Mr.
John Taylor, living southwest of this place,
had several articles of silver taken. Also, Mr.
William Holton'a, where qnite a large haul in
silverware was obtained.
G. W. Lefevre, the Republican candidate for
Auditor, spent last Tuesday here, shaking
hands with old friends.
October 23d, 1886.
Wm. Hill, or Blue Creek, visited in our vil
lage this week.
B. S. Trout, of Rome, O., called on his moth
er and friends this week.
W. H. Reno made a business trip to Pcebleo
Station yesterday, returning to-day.
John Webster and wife visited their daughter
in New Vienna last week.
Miss Tish McBride returned by back Thurs
day from an extended visit to her sister, Mrs.
Ed Griffith took a flying trip to Cincinnati
last Saturday and returned ou Wednesday.
G. W. Burns, of Locust -Grove, paid h'is
brother and friends a visit i this week. '
Frank Test is visiting his sister!) Mrs. G. F.
Dickey. Frank has taken unto, himself a wife,;
Mr. Harrison Hammond and wife, ot Middkv
Fork, were renewing old acquaintances thia
week. 1 :
Mr. John Hirons has sold his farm and will,
shortly remove to the Queen City.
W. B. Corbln will shortly become a resident
of our village. Welcome to all such men.
Will F. Webster has gone to Youngsville to
clerk for Lick. Silcott.
Mrs. Cells Webster, in splitting some kind
ling wood the other evening, cnt a dangerous
gssn in ner iooi wuu me ax.
The last of Henry Hopkins' twins is lying
dangerously ill and is not likely to survive long.
Mrs. George Naco is lying dangerously ill
with inflammatory rheumatism.
An Interesting debate is being held at Trout's
school house every Friday night. The subject
for next Friday night is, Resolved that tbo
Negroes have more right to complain of their
treatment by the whites than have the Indiana
of the United Btatea." A. Z. Blair and F. A.
Tener affirms and T. W. Roberts, Alexander
Gray, Ed Hobbs and John Emory denies.
Hurrah for Pugaley, Foust, LeFevre, Grim
and the whole Republican ticket, notwithstand
ing boodle, dear boodle, sweet boodle.
October 23d, 1880.
The farmers say that wheat is being 'dam
aged to some extent by the ay
Mrs. Henry Fenner is recovering from s
severe attack of malarial fever. Mrs. Jacob
Manker la also ill with the same disease. '
Mrs. James Edingfleld is very low with con
sumption. Mr. Frank Edingfleld and family, from Iowa,
are visiting his parents in this place.
Mr. Charles EdingCeid and Miss Essie Cow
man were guests ot Mis Lizzie Alexander, of
near WUlettsville, last Sunday.
Dr. A. Evans lost a fine young horse last
week. Cause nnkuown.
Misses Bertha Fenner and Lizzie Alexander,
and Mr. 0. A. Lyons were calling at Mr. Jamea
Uncle Sammy Edingfleld Is visiting frieJt1,.
u nMiuiwtuii; t ft jyjtj fiiJV jlti
Saved His life.
Mr. D. I. Wileoxson. of Horse Cave. KT.i
says he was for many years badly afftloted with
phthisic, also diabetes ; the pains were almost
unendurable and would sosoetimesi almost
throw him into convulsions. He tried Electrio
Bitten and got relief from first bottle, and
after taking six bottles, was entirely oared,
and bAd gained in flesh eighteen pounds. Bay
he positively believes he would have died, had
It not been for the nilef aSordad by XUetrio
Bitters. Bold at Arty cents a bottle by Beybsrt,