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( Pablliher and Proprietor, J
M'ARTHUR, VINTON COUNTY, ,01110: ; VfEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1873. ,
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Marietta & Cincinnati Railroad.
On ami utter November , ia72,Trulns will
run us follows:
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CINCINNATI KXPRKSSwIllruniliiliy. All
otlier ti Rin dally, except Sunday.
CINCINNATI EXl'MCSS, KAST, makes no
top between II inulen and Athens.
4:01) p. in.
8:45 a. m.
(1:15 a, ni.
12:80 ). ill.
THAINS CONN KIT AT l.OVKLAND
For all points on the Utile Miami Knilrond,
and at the IniiiiiiiiiHlU A Cinoiuuatl Kail
rontl .Junction for all points West.
W. W. PKAHODY,
Master ot Transportation.
& INDIANAPOLIS RAILWAY.
On and ofter Monday. May 28tli, 1871, Ex
press Truing will leave t'olmiilms niidCreHt
fine and arrive at points named Iwlow us lul-
Tiuimii. I No. a. I NoT4. No, (T"
Coluiniiua., . .11:10 a. 111. 4:10 p.m. ST85 a.m.
Crestline ... tS: p.m. :U5 4:50
Clevulmid... 8:45 :45 ' 1M
ltullulo 10:80 4:10 ' 3:00 p.pi.
Niagara F'ls T:Wla. m. 6:45 a.m.' 4:40
Kochestor 1 :80 7:115 B:il.1
Allinnv .... 9:4.1 2:00p.m. 1:80a.m.
liostou 50 p. m. 11:30 11:00
N. Y. City.. 8:80 :80 (1:40
Crcstli 110 . . . . 12 :45 p. ni.
Ilarrishui'tf . 7:15 a. in.
Haiti more... 10:40
Washinirton. 1:10 p. 111.
Pliilaiielpliiall:15 a. 111.
6:85 p.m. H:85a.m.
l:'.'5a.ni. 8:45 p.m.
11:25 2:40 a.m,
Crestline ..11 :80p.m. 7:45p.m. 5:55 a.m.
Fort Wayne.. 5:30 a. 111. 1:15 a.m. 11:25'
Chicago .12:10 p.m. 7:'.'0 6:00 p.m.
fejyN. 4, lenviiiff I'oliimlMis at 4:10 p. 111.
has a Tluwigh Cur via Delaware for Spring
field, reaching Sprliigllcld without ulinnge ut
7:20 p. m.
Train No. 2, on the Columbus ft Hocking
Valley Knilrond connect with No. 4 train.
Through Tickets for Mile at Athens.
I'ASHKNUKIt TKAIN3 returning arrive lit
Columbus at 14:86 a. 111., 11:15 a. in., and 9:50
IQrPalace Say and Sleeping Cars
On All Tralna.
No. 6 leaving Columbus at 2:35 a. m., on
Sundav, runs through without detention, by
both Krio and New York Central Railways,
arriving at Now York on Monday morning ut
6:40 a. in.
For particular Information In regard to
through tiekets, time, connections, etl'.., to all
points Kitst, West, North and 8011th, apply to
or address E. FOIll), Columbus. Ohio.
K. 8. FLINT, Oen.Sup't
General Agent, Columbus, Ohio.
Passenger Agent, Columbus, Ohio.
VANDALIA ROUTE WEST.
23 Mile the Shortcut.
3 EXPRESS TRAINS leave Indianapolis
ilallv, except Sunday, for 8T. tOUIHnud
The only Line running PULLMAN'S eclo
brated Drawing-ltooni Bleeping Cars from
New York, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Louisville,
ClnelnnHti and Indianapolis, to Ht. Louis
Passongcrs should remember that tills Is tho
Un'at West Hon ml Route for Kansas City,
Leaven worth, I.avrenco,Topcka,J line
tion City, Fort Scott and BUosoph.
EMIGRANTS TO KANSAS, for the pur
pose of establishing themselves in new homes
will have liberal discrimination made in their
favor by this lino. Hatlsiyotory commutation
on regular rates will bo givun (0 Colonists aud
large parties traveling tofrothcr; and their
baggage, emigrant oetflt and stock will be
shipped Ou ttie most favorable terms, pre
CoLONIHTg AND PAMII.IIg
such comforts and accommodations as are pre
sented by no other route.
TICKF.TS can be obtained at all tlio princi
pal Ticket unices In tlio Eastern, Middle aud
General Passenger Agent, St, Ixmls,
Eastern Passenger Agent, Indianapolis.
. JOHN K. SIMPSON,
Oenaral Supeiintendent, IndlnnaiioUs.
Cin'ti & Muskingum Val'y R. R.
On and after Monday. November 18, 1872,
trains will leave and arrive at Lancaster,
(Sundays excepted,) at follows; -
SrpwanH tfttil. Jceommoitntlm.
Arr. 10:46 a.m. Arr. 7:50 p.m.
Arr. 4:10 p.m. Arr. 8:80 ii.ni.
Direct connections made at LANCASTER
with trains on the Col niiiblis and Hocking
Vallov Railroad for Athens, MeArthiir. Chll-lli-olho,
Portsmouth, Marietta, and forColnm-
-l"i)irot connections made at ZANESVILLK
with trains on the Halt Imore Ohio R. R., for
Eastern Cities: at MORROW and f)UKSI)KN
JUNCTION With trains on the' Pittsburgh,
f'lnnluoati A St. Ixmis Railivad, Eal aud
Welt. R. B, UAILEY Oen'lTJtkDt if.
C, VM AITK, pupWlVtVo1'
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.
Great National Short Line Route
East aud Wtit,
Only Direct Itoute to the National Capl
. tol and Eastward,
On and after Monday, November 19, Trains
will run as follows:
,V ssluu kUiiWmm. .
2 85 Pin
6 08 "
8 36 '
8 55 "
6 40 Pm
2 8.1 Am
5 61 "
8 45 "
8 44 Am
1 12 Pm
10 00 "
2 85 Am
12 80 Pm
8 30 A ill
11 45 Pin
4 00 Am
8 00 I'm
8 50 Am
8 45 Am
12 M A in
6 45 Pin
8 00 "
f : .
6 59 "
6 25 "
liiirpei's t erry
12 06 Pm
5 00 "
Pallman Palace Drawing Boom Sleeping Can,
Which are as comfortable, elegantly furnished
and almost equal to a lire-side, are ou all
trains from Cincinnati to Baltimore and
Washington. See Schedule of Cincinnati and
Marietta Railroad tor time of arriving and de
parting from McArthur.
The advantages of this route over all others
is, that it gives all travelers holding through
tickets tile privilege ot visiting Baltimore,
Philadelphia, and the National Capitol free.
Time quicker and rates of fare lower than
by another route.
The scenery nlong this Railway is not
equalled tor grandeur on this Continent.
TO SHIPPERS OF FREIGHT.
This line offers superior inducements the
rates being one-third lower to and from Bos
ton, New York, or any othor eastern point.
In ordering goods of any description from the
East give directions to ship rid Baltimore ft
Ohio It. It., and in shinning East give sumo di
rections. Freights shipped by this route will
have despatch, anil bo handled with care and
save shippers much money.
J. L. WILSON,
Master Transportation, Baltimore.
G. R. BLANCIIAHD.
Gen. Freight Ag't Baltimore.
L. M. COLE,
Gen. Ticket Ag't Baltimore.
8. B. JONES, 8
Gen. Puss. Ag'L, Cincinnati.
Ind., Cin. & Lafayette Railroad.
Great Through Passenger Railway
to all Polnta West, Northwest and
This Is the Short Line via Indianapolis.
The Great Through Mail and Express Pas
senger Lino to St. Louis, Kansas City, Ht. Jo
soph, Denver, San Francisco, and all points in
Missouri, Kansas and Colorado.
The shortest and only direct route to In
dianapolis, Lafayette. Terre Haute, Cam
bridge City, Springlleld, Peoria, Uurlington,
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Payl, and ull points
in the Northwost.
The Indianapolis, Cincinnati ft Lafavetto
Railroad, Willi its connections, now oners
passengers more facilities in Through Coach
and Sleeping Car Service tlnm any other line
from Cincinnati, having the advantage of
Through Daily Curs from Cincinnati to St.
Louis, Kansas City, St. Joseph, Peoria, Uur
lington, Chicago, Omaha, and all intermediate
IKiuits, presenting to Colonists aud Families
such comforts and accommodations as 1110
afforded by no other route.
Through Tickets nud Ituggage Checks to all
Trains leave Cincinnati at 7:30 a. m., 8:00 p.
m., and 9:00 p.m. r
Tickets can bo obtained at No. 1 Unmet
House, cornor Third and Vino, Public Land
ing, corner Main and ltlvor; also, at Depot,
coiner Plum and Pearl streets, Cincinnati.
IluHiire to purchase tickets via Imliauap
olis, Cincinnati ft Lafayette Railroad.
G. L. BARRINGER,
Master Transposition, Cincinnati.
C. It. LORD,
Chief Ticket Clerk, Cincinnati.
Great Through Passenger Route,
' ' "'ln.U'. 1. J il 1 o A il 1 c tH;iilif,
SB V MEXICO, VTA 11 A J' A C1F10 CO A ST,
18 VIA THE OLD RELIABLE
Hannibal it St. Joseph
( SHORT LINK, VIA Ql'INCY.
TIIRKE FAST EXPRESS TRUSS
Cross the Mississippi at Qtiincr, and Missouri
ut Kansas City, on Iron ltrid'ges, with Pnll
tenn sleeping palace and palace day coaches
from (Jiilncy to HL Joseph, KalisusCitv, Den
ver. N ebraska Ci tv and Omaha, wi thou t'chan an
All tlio great through Passenger Linos from
tho East connect with the Hannibal and St,
Josenli. bv wav of Ouincv. sacurluir uasseuirurs
the following ad vnntagi-s:
Jir.KM llliAU TI11SM
Tho most eleirnnt ami siinintiiiniii Ihronirh
Drawlnir Room Slenninir Palaces and Ouv
Coaidies run In the World.
The lamest and most convenient dennts and
Through Ilaggage Arrangements in the Uui-
The great rivers all bridarcd. avoiding all
transfers and ferriages; and all who are posted
win consult ronuort anil economy, by taking
this route to Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and
erar west to inoraciiicLoast.
BWTHe suro your tickets read bv this old
reliable line. For salo at all Ticket Oftices.
For Denver. Cheyenne. Salt Lake. Sacra
mento and San Francisco, passengers have
choico of route, either via Kansas City aud
venver, or at. uosnpu ami uniuna.
All connections via Ouincv are direct and
perfect. L. O. LYFORD, Uon'l Sup't.
r. Ji, uuoat. General Ticket Agent.
Columbus & H. Valley R. R.
On anrl aftnr T).ire,i,lmr inih 1 art f raln.u.iil
run as follows:
Athens 6:80 a. m. 9:15 u. m.
A rri ru A ovlua
Columbus 9:50 a. ni. 5:40 p. m.
Pittsburgh....... 8:85 p. ui. 1:00a.m.
Cleveland 8:55 7:80
Xenia 12:10 7:50
liBvUm 1:05 9:15
Richmond flrVH 11 ,rr
Indianapolis.. . 0:10 2:20a. m.
Chicago 12:15 a.m. 8:80
Closo connection made at Lancaster for Clr-
clovillu, Zanesvllle and all points on the Cin
cinnati and Muskingum Valley Railroad.
Direct connections made at Col inn bus for
Dayton, Springlleld, ludiannpolis. Chicago
and all points West Also, for Cleveland,
ItufTalo, Pittsburgh, and all points East.
Take the llockiusr Vallov and Pun Handle
route toChicairo and the Northwest: it is the
liortest by sixty-six miles, giving passengers
the benellt of quicker time and lower rates
thnn by any other lino.
,1. W. KMlltlll j, eup't,
E. A. BrjELL, Geu'l Ticket AgeuU
OLDEST IN THE STATE.
B. F. BROWN & CO.,
116 Smlthflold St., Pittsburgh, Pa,
r,tllft Pnn.lnH. T 1 1 ...
Ac, Ac. Special attention paid to suspended
and rejected claims. Applications by mail at
tended to as if made In person. nov21-8m
merioau Submergerl Pump.
"The Best Pump in the World."
OUIt AGENTS ronnrt over ilOO.OOO worth of
property Saved from Fire tills year by those
piiinpa, neing inomost no wen in lono-piunps
ii I no world, as won as jON-r kkk.i.mi.
See Oct4ibr nuniher, pageSOU, also the Pro-
miiim List, pagoAlia of the American Agricul
turist. This paper noverdoccivos tho fanners.
Sou notice in February number, page 45, Try
one. If it don't do the work claimed, send It
back and svt your monev, as W K WARRANT
our pumpitodoallweclaiuiforthern on our
Send for circulars or orders to the Bridge
port M'f'gCo., No. 65 Chambers St., New. York,
An order for nine No, 1 Puuipi secures an
BLOTTERS, DAY. CASH,
STANDABD INKS AND STATIONERY I
S. O- SWIFT,
DRAFTS' & RECEIPTS,
Will attend promptly to any business given
to his care and management in uny Courts of
Vinton and adjoining counties. Office In
the Court House, up stairs.
Mc ARTHUR, OHIO.
Prosecuting Attorney op Vinton County.
Will practice in Ross, Vinton and adjoining
counties. All legal business entrusted to his
care promptly attended to.
JJOMER C. JONES,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Oppick First door West of Dan. Will ft
Bros. Especial attention given to the collec
tion of claims.
J. W. VAKNER
This Hotel Is In the most convenient part of
tho city on Front St., between Market and
Corner High and State SU., nearly opposite
E. J. BLOUNT -
This Hotel Is furnished throughout with all
the modern improvements. GuesU can rely
on the best treatment and very low bills.
(Streot Cars pass this Hotel to and from all
CHILLICOTH E, OHIO.
This Hotel, a few feet from the Railroad Dc- '
pot. and where all travelers on all tininscnn
take meals, has just been gi cutly enlarged and
thoioiighly repaired, painted, ftc, and is uow
In comploto order for tho reception ot guests.
Trains stop ten minutes fur meals. Terms
DIt. I.T. MONAHAN
This house, formerly the Ishani House, has
oecu thoroughly reuovatea and beautifully
superior facilities, overy-
thing will be done tomake euests comfortnbli
Table alwayssopplied with the best tho mar
ket affords. Nicely furnished rooms and
clcanost beds. Mood Stables. Every effort
Dixie for the comfort of patrons. All charges
Corner Sixth and Walnut Streets,
F.J. OAKES ft J. T. FISHER, Proprietors.
JNO. MOlNTYBI A J. B. CONNELLY, Clerks.
This house has been entirely Refitted. Un
furnished and Keniodelcd, and is lu all re
All tre Luxuries op tbr season. Tabl
surpassed by none In the West Amploan
pleasant accommodations for travelers. Give
us a tall. OAKES ft CO., Proprietors.
JSTABLISHED 18 YEARS.
T. . TOWBLL,
WHOLESALE DEALER IN
DRY GOODS, AND NOTIONS!
Front St., Portsmouth, Onio.
J. F. Towell Is aient for several Mills, and
his house is headuuartcrs for many desirable
makes of Eastern Goods. All goods will be
sold at the lowost possible price.
i;iose casn nuyers, urst-ciass time, trade.
Wholesale peddlers and furnacemen are par
ticularly Invited to an examination of his
. HIGGINS & BR0.,
Marble Monuments, Tomb Stonos,
MANTLES, FURNITURE, o.,
IiOOAIT, - - - OHIO.
Good Assortment of Marblo constantlv
hand. All kinds of CEMETERY WOUKdc
to order in the flnost stylo.
y"KK'S FLORAL GUIDE
FOB THE YEAH 1873.
THE GUIDE is now published Quarterly.
cents pars for the year, four mimliers,
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Tho January Number Is beautiful, giving
duns for makiug itural Homos, Designs for
linlnir Table Decorations, Window Gardens. ,
ftc, and containing a mass of Information In
valuable to the lovor of (lowers. One hundred
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hundred engravings, and A superb Colored
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Two Hundred Thousand Just printed in En
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URPEil BUOTBSSS. New York.
[From the Methodist Recorder.]
The preacher ia not a mere
performer, as if he stood upon
the stage before an audience, a .
pleaser of men. The mission
of the pulpit is entirely misun
derstood by some persons who
claim intelligence and culture.
They seem to hold that the
preacher is a sort of public en
tertainer, a furnisher of popular
sentiment, well worded and
tickingly put into itching ears.
Ilis merits are measured in
proportion ' to his ability to
"draw," just as an actor is mea
sured. He is heard in a pat
ronizing spirit by. people who
erect and furnish churches as
places where they must be com
plimented and amused. It has
come to pass that in these lat
ter days that a minister is
judged as to his efficiency and
soundness, by his ability to call
forth applause, rather than by
his power to lead trembling sin
kers to the foot of the cross,
oo many pulpits are but sickly
imitations of the state, pander
inlg to the tastes and passions
of the people. There are too
many more spectators of form
and style, and too few honest
hearers of God's word. This
state of things is the natural
consequence of conducting
churches by money, and using
ninisters as chess-men in play
ii g a game for social aggrand
izement and eclat.
Who can best fill our church ?
, Who can preach the most
beautiful sermons? these are
the feelers that are put out
after preachers at Conference,
sometimes, and more especially
from among the professedly re
fined and prominent congrega
tions. A minister is on the
aucfion-lilnf'k for a. fflWrlnvH
w " J
Levery year, for the highest bid
der; ana while tnus in the
market, he is subject to all
sorts of impertinent questions
and measurements. He must
be felt of, as a horse or hat ; he
must walk a bit for a speci-
men, pray a sample, give an
exact invoice of his family,
have his face pecked into by
sermon-scenters, submit to a
general turning inside out by
the too-often indelicate dele
gates from sundry districts,
and all this in answer to the
fundamentally mistaken notion
that preaching is a marketable
commodity, and that hearing
the Gospel is a matter of purses,
positions and convenience.
When the Methodist people
at large shall have learned that
the office of the ministry is ,
heaven-appointed, and that the
message of salvation is not to
bo received as a mere profes
sional performance, but as the
very word or. Lite to sinners,
free, earnest, and unchanging
through all the years, then
will preaching have its designed
effect. The business of the
pulpit is not to pander to popu
larity, not to compromise God
and mammon but "to reprove,
rebuke, exhort with all long
suffering and doctrine." In
stead of excusing moral cor
ruption, it assails sin in every
point and in every person, de
mands a full surrender of soul
and body to the Lord Jesus
Christ, and has not a hint of
indulgence in unhallowed pas
sion or distorted taste. And
when preaching degenerates to
anything less than this out-
and-out speech of soul to soul,
as in the love and fear of God,
and in view of the judgment
day, it fails of power and be
comes a very mockery of hu
Hon. James .Emmitt, of
Waverly, had a fracas with a
miller whom he discharged, on
Thursday tveek, the dispute
culminating in an attack upon .
Mr. Emmitt, in the course of
which he ; was . struck Aon the
head with a mill pick, receiv
ing a wound which it ia thought
will be serious. The latest ad-.
vices ' .report . him to', be slowly ;:
recovering, although .erysipelas1
had set In. ' " '
WATER OF THE SEA.
[From the London Lancet.]
Nearly the whole" sea is, four
times a day, subject to a change
in its level by the movements
of, its tides. The motion pro
duced by the winds and known
by, the name of waves is much
less regular. The wind, strik
ing the surface of the sea in an
oblique direction, pushes some
of the water on the surface over
that which is contiguous 'to it,
and thus raises it above the
common level until so much
water is accumulated that the
wind, is unable to-maintain it
in that position, and it falls
down. Each wave presents a
gently ascending surface to the
windward, and a particular de
scent leeward. The elevation
of the waves varies according'
to- the strength of the wind. A,
very heavy gale raises them
from six to eight feet above the
common level; but in very
strong gales they attain an ele
vation of thirty feet. This mo
tion of the surface of the sea is
not perceptible to a great depth.
In the strongest gales it is sup
posed not to extend beyond
seventy-two feet below the sur
face ; and at a depth of ninety
feet, the sea is perfectly still.
The form and even the size
of the waves vary according to
the depth and extent of the sea.
In shallow water where the
lower part of the waves ap
proaches the bottom and meets
with resistance, the waves are
abrupt and irregular, and this
is also the case in confined seas :
whilst on the open seas they
are wide and long, and rise and
fall with' great regularity.
When the waves run to a slow
shore, the slope of the ground
breaks their force and they ter
minate in a tranquil manner;
but when they are impelled
against an elevated rocky coast,
being repelled by the rock, they
produce what is called surf.
This evident rising of the sea
on a rocky coast sometimes at
tain an elevation of one hun
dred feet above the sea level.
This surf is always dangerous
to pass, except in boats of a
peculiar construction. The
waves do not subside simulta
neously with the wind. The
sea continues in an agitated
state for many hours. The air
being little agitated or none at
all is unable to depress the un
dulation of the sea, and there
fore the waves during a calm
after a gale rise higher and
their elevated part forms a
more accurate angle than dur
ing a gale. Such a state of sea
is called a hollow sea.
SLEEP AND HABIT.
Sleep is much modified by
habit Thus, an old artillrey-
man often enjoys tranquil re
pose while the cannon are
thundering around him ; an en
gineer has been known to fall
asleep within a boiler, while
his fellows were beating it on
the outside with their ponder
ous hammers; and the repose
ot a miller is nowise micom
raoded by the noise of his mill.
Sound ceases to be a stimulus
to such men, and what would
have proved an inexpressible
annoyance to others is by them
altogether unheeded. It is
common for carriers to sleep on
horseback, . and coachmen on
their coaches. During the bat
tle of the Nile some boys were
so , exhausted that they fell
asleep on the deck, amid the
deafening thunder of that dread
ful engagement Nay, silence
itself may become a stimulus,
while sound ceases to be so.
Thus, a miller being very ill,
his' mill was stopped that he
might not be disturbed by its
noise ; but this, so far from in
ducing sleep, prevented it alto
gether, and it did not take
place until the mill was set
agoing again. ,For the same
reason the manager of some
vast ironworks, who sleptclose
to them; amid the incessant v
din of hammers, forges, and'
furnaces, would awake if. there
was any, cessation of the noise
during the night. To carry the
illustration still further, it has
been noticed that a person who
sleeps near a'church, the bell
of which was ringing, may hear
the sound during the whole of
his slumber, and be, neverthe
less, arousea by its sudden ces
sation. Here the sleep must
have been imperfect, otherwise.
he would have ; been insensible"
to the sound. The noise of Lo
bell was no stimulus;' it was its .
cessation which,, by breaking ,
the monotony, became ,B0j and .
caused the sleeper to awake.
THE DEATH OF A DISHONEST
It is all over. He was buried
to-day. He did not live to be
old, and yet his life was not a
short one. He did a great deal
of business, and was widely
known. The flags hung at
half-mast, for his name had
been a good deal before the
Yet nobody respected him.
He was not honest; and that
was the fatal drawback which
always kept him under. He
was shrewd enough and smart
enough, but he never had any
solid substantial prosperity, and
the sole reason was because he
had no inborn, abiding integrity.
Providence so orders things
that dishonesty thwarts the
most cunningly devised schemes
for making money. Were it
not so, thieves would become
rich ; but thieves never become
rich in the true sense of the
word. Their gains are uncer
tain, and their lives are thrift
less as well as unhappy.
Apart from all reference to a
future state of existence, there
is no better platform for this
world, no better basis to do
business upon, than that of the
A FEARFUL DEATH.
[From the Chillicothe Post, Jan. 9.]
On Monday at noon Mr. P.
G. Griffin, of this city, went
over to Raysville, Vinton coun
ty, on the railroad, and on
stepping off the car met a man '
named John II. Hutchinson,
who had a contract with
Messrs. Gaynor and Griffin to
cut and deliver 3,000 cords of
wood at the Richland Furnace.
After a few minutes conversa
tion with Mr. Griffin, Hutchin
son started off in a southerly
direction, and had passed the
passenger platform and was
crossing the main track when
the Fast Line train come along
at a furious rate, the engine
striking Hutchinson in the side,
producing internal injuries
which caused instant death.
A Coroner's jury was subse
quently empanelled, and de
livered a verdict substantially
coinciding with the above. Mr.
Griffin says he did not hear
the approach of the train, and
supposes that Hutchinson was
also not aware of its approach.
He was engaged in fulfilling
the contract on lands about one
mile from Raysville, but his
family resides near Petrea, in
Jackson county. He was a
man of much experience in his
business, and- about 55 or 60
A society, has been estab
lished in Lexington, Ky., known
as the Ancient Order of United
Workmen, the principle of
which is to furnish a cheap and
easy method of insuring their
families against misfortune.
The society is .essentially be
nevolent. Its most remarkable
feature is that its members by
the payment of one dollar and
five cents become insured upon
their lives, for the benefit of
their families, to the amount of
two thousand dollars.
A preacher at Burlington,
Iowa, says he does not want a
Mason, Odd , Fellow, nor a
:Democrat in his church. He
probably wants, to wrestle with"
the devil all by himself.