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A SAD STORY
7o find tho foIIoAYiny in llto I'aily
Courii;),l publibhcd at llaunibnl. Mis
no uri :
A Jew daya ago n gontlcraan called
upon lis and roqaostod us to make pub
lio tlm following otory, hoping, besnid,
tliit it miglit provo a warniug to olli
era and thereby do good. "Yo will re-
litto it its near ns possible in his own
words. It wns us follows :
"Sevea years ngo I livod on
baiiksoftha beautiful Des Moines
Iowa. I was then a prosperous and
happy man. I had everything a man
could wit.li for, on this earth, to insuro
perfect happniets. I had a larg-and
boautifnl farm, well stocked; a
caviiaga, and horsoa that wore
pride of tho wholo neighborhood.
tho crowning joy jf my then happiness
was it ttue and loviug wife aud
children, Tommy and Lizzia, agod Teepee-lively
flvo und thi oo years.
house was not a lino ono, but it
largo aud commodious, built of brick
and slono, after no particular fashion.
Our life had been a life of perpetual
sunshine up to tho timooftho coin
maucoitient of my narrative. Nothing
had ever occurred to mar our happi
ness. My wife and I had no ouo
think trr enro for but ourdarlingbabes,
and many were the plana we had
for their future hnppincps. About
tirno a young man, one of my cousins,
Cttine from New York, whore his father
roeided, to visit me and Bpeud tho
tor. Charley was a good fellow, lovod
fun, avid Yi'as always up to.Bomothing
to gratify this propensity. The times
we had that winter sleighing, skating
ana hunting will uevor be forgotten.
Ono failing Charley had, ho likod
morning lram lor an appetizer, as
would say, and a little during the
lo faeililato digestion. Ibis would
have hnd no evil eft'vct in ilnelf had ho
not always insisted on uoy drinking
with him. At first I merely tasted
tho liquor, drinking it only through
courlcoy to him; after a while in con
sideration of Us being cold, I would
'take a little lor my stomach's ako,'
and boioro winter was over I went to
bed several times in a precarious con
dition. My wife had uoticod this stead
ily increasing taste for liquor, and
timo and again had ihe expostulated
with mo, and with tears in her eyes
she had cntroated me to drink no more;
but 1 laughed at her fears, and assured
her thatthore was no dnnsr of whisky
getting tho bettor ol jib.
"At tho firt call for troops in the
epi'ing of 1801 , Charley started for his
home in the Kant to raise a company
for tho war. I went to tho station to
see him off. 'Wo took tovcral parting
drinks together, and before I wasrady
to go home 1 wns so intoxicated that I
could scarcely drive my horses; beforo
reaching homo they took fright and
ran away, throwing mo violently
arninst tho root of a troo. I was taken
homo insonsiblo from n fovcro enntu
sion on the lefftcmplo. I lay for sev
eral days on my bed from the effects
of my full, during which time I was
kindly watched over and administered
to by my loving wifo. While lyingon
my bo I she used every argument to
induco mo to hign a pledge of total ab
stinence"! f-'U my degredatiou deep
ly, j-ct all her entreaties were in vain.
I was impressed with tho mistaken
idea that to sign a plcdgo was still more
degrading took away my liberty, my
manhood. And so I spurned my only
succor. Shortly after my recovery,
went to tho village on businoss. Be
fore going back, 1 could not withstand
tho tomptation of going into one of tho
saloons and taking ft drink ; just one,
I bald to myself, cutei ing the saloon.
Now Charley and myself had been in
the habit of going into thesj places,
nd. fur nniuscinont, seat oursolves
ono of the tables and play a fr"mo
euchro to sco who would pay for tho
drinks. So upon this occasion, when
entered tbo saloon, a man was stand
ing there whoml had mot once or twice
before on liko ocoasions. I invited him
to drink with mo, when ho proposed
to play lor it, as Charley and laysx'U
had done before. As 1 was in no hur
ry, and he appoared to be anagroeable
fellow, I sat down, played and won
gamo. And I being tho winnor in tho
first, I did not like to refuse to play
him a boeoud. I won again, and so
for sovoral games, drinking each time,
lie then drew out a five dollar bill, and
oflorod to bet that 1 would not get
next gamo. I was excited from drink
ing, and before I thought what I was
doing, I had staked nnother live nnd
wo were Tdavinjr for them. I won
game, and another, and then he won
one, and eo wo played, winning and
losinir, for an hour or more, whon I be
came too drunk to play longer.
found tho next morning whon I count
ed my money that I wussomo filly dol
lars ahead of flio game. I now
that this was only u bait. It eacceeded
well, howover, lor tho next day found
me back ut thi saloon playing with
my antagonist of the pruvious , day.
Sometimes he would Buffer mo to
and then again ho would win from
but this time upon counting my mon
ey 1 found that I was a loser to a
siderable extent. This made nio more
eager to play, as I desired to win back
what I had lost. I felt confident that
could do it. 1 thought thut it was
his luck that had won from me,
not bin superior playing. And so
wont on until I lost all my ready
I then borrowed some, and it went
samo road as tho first. I then becom
ing despcrale, mortgaged all my stock
to raise money, and lost it also. I
sophronsiod by this that I dolornuned
to win back my loat proporly or
all. The consequence wasthat Imort
gaged my farm aud everything I
fou-caah, nnd staked it in ono
against all that I lost. Ned I say
words? 1 lost, and was thus, fli a
short days, roduced from opulence
earie to it begger and an outoust.
outcast, for I dared not go home to
wifo and children and tell them
I had dono. To degrudo them
drinking rum was enouk, but to
them beggars was more than I
do. To think of it drove me almost to
madncsj. Unconsciously I went to the
railway station; a train was coming in
and aboard of it I noticed a company
of sol Jiers, going to join their regiment
nt tho place of rendezvous. "When the
train slnrtod, I found myself aboard
nnd wns soon Fpeeding on, I cared not
w hither. "When I had rithitn an hour
or more I noticed tbnt tho captain of
the aforesaid company was sitting near
me. I entered into conversation w.th
him, and ended by enlisting in his
company. I was three long and wear
homo years in the service, never onco
bearing from home. It is needless for
i,.o t? relate t ho marches, lot tics Hnd
hardships which I rndurcdduringtkat
time. It would be but a repetition of
an oft told talo. When I first enlistod
I took a solemn oath on my bended
knees that I would never touch anoth
er drop of intoxicating drink, and cnll
cd upon Cod to witness, my oath. I
soon gamed .the confidence ol officers
and men, and as soon as could bo, I
was made a sergeant in my company.
1 saved every ceul of money which I
received, determined t'jat should I cv-
I or be spared to go buck to my wife and
babes, that I would not go empty
handed. My comrades not'cd that I
wrote no letters nor received any, und
were u little curious lo know some
thingof my. history, but nil attempts
to draw mo out on this point failed.
On the subject of homo and friends I
was dumb. At la.it our time was up.
and wo were mustered out. Upon
counting my savings
I found that I
, ... . ... j i .i
iau somouung over six imiuuhu uwi
ars with which 1 intended to Ucgin
the world anew. I intended logo to
my wife, implore her forgiveness, and
again strive manfully with tho world
for another homeandan independence
Tn mteofthu idoasuro I anticipated
from meeting Ihoso who wero dearer
to ine than all tho world beside, I felt
nn inward mis:ivf liff that nil was not
right. In vain would I urguo to my
self that I left her among friends, these
who were able, and 1 felt sure would
bo willing, to ren'lerieraiijr m!iii"i
in their power. Notwithstanding,
ttill feared that all had not gone well
with Ihein during the three long years
of my self-imposed penance for tho
wroni' I had done them. When I
last arrived at tho villago beforo men
tioned, 1 made inquiries about them
and was booh nuulo acquainted with
the story of their sufferings, and tho
realization of my own future misery.
Hero Uio narrator was so overcome
by his fe'.liiigs that ho was unable
proceed for several moments. After
recovering ho again procoeded as fol
lows: My wife, on hearing of my los
ses and deparluro, was taken danger
ously ill, and lingered between life and
death several weeks ; at hist sho re
solved to live for tho sake of tho child
ren, and from that day grow belter
Durinr' her illness she had been watch
ed over by kind friends, but now that
ul. wns well ncrnin. sho refused
their kind ollices. Sho moved to
illume aud reuted u small room, whero
she took in sewing to earn the neces
saries of life. Many of her old friends
visiti d her nnd desired to lend a help
ing hand, but their presents wrere inva
riably returned. She was too proud
to l'Acoivo charitv. In tho winter
'ULl little Tommy took sick and died;
sho hud scarcely buried him when Liz
zio too was taken sick, and after
short illness diod also. Many were
the weary nights she had watchod
alone at their bedsides, and now
were dead, bIio had nothing more
livo for. Worn out and sick at heart,
she knelt by tho lonely bedsido
prayed to Cod to take away that
which sho no longer desired. Togothor
with burying her darlings and paying
tho doctor's bill, she had nothing
It was bitter cold weather, sho was
of fuel and out of bread, sick and una
ble to go for oither. A liltlo girl
that used to be ft playmate ef Lizzie's,
culled to s,e her and found her
on the bod, feverish and no firo In
room ; tne Jittie gin ucsireu to
ono made for ber, aad asked her if
might bring her a cup often; she
fused both, and Bald she would
along very well until morning,
then if she did not feel better that
miirht do as she wished. But alas!
bright eyes nevor saw the light of
nother morning. Her gentle
had llown to tho God who gave it.
When the little girl entered the room
tho next morning, she found her stark
and stiff upon tho bod, with ono hand
holding photographs of tho children,
and in tho ether was tightly clasped n
gold watch I had given her for a
Christmas present when we were first
married. "Yes, she bad starved and
frozen to death, and I wns tho cause,
through my appetite for the cursed
rum. Oh 1 tho thought of it maddens
me even now. When it was told thut
she was dead, my brain roeled and I
full to the floor. I went into a brain
fever, and lay for weeks net expected
to live; however, nirainst mv own
wishes, and as soon ns I was ablo to
travel, I loft the spot whero I could no
longer endure to stay. I caraeto Han
nibal, since which timo I havo made
every effort in my power for thceau&o
of Temperance, and against my old
I never expect to be
as hnnnv nrain as I was oneo. But I
' ' " I
nm nln-nva fillnd will. Snv in,.vnpoaf.i
J " J J 1
hi.. wWnovw. Ihr-n.Krr. nnvnU nf
mine, a voumr man is induced to re-
nounco the intoxicating bowl forever
or, when I succeed in reclaiming a fal
len wretch to himself and family."
A SAD STORY The Marriage of Blood Relations
--An Important Report.
cipnls of tho asylums for Deal Mutes
Tho commissioners of tho Kentucky
Institution fr the education and train
inir of foeblo minded children, at
Frankfort, have just mado their nnnu-
al report to tho Legislature These
commissioners are persons thoroughly
competent to iudtro of tho matter
which they consider, being tho Frin
and tho Blind and the Superintendents
of the Eastern hospital for tho Insane,
nt Lexington. Against tho marriago
of blood relations, which is much more
frcouent in Kentucky than north of
the Ohio river, they protest in the fol
lowing emphatic terms:
A subject cf very great social impor
tance is brought incidentally tonolico
in the report; tho intermarriago of
persons nearly related. "Wo deem
it," says tho report, "our auiy iu ti
interest of humanity, as well as to tho
pecuniary interest of tho State, to bear
our testimony, in addition to theabun-
dant statistics heretofore collected and
published by physicians and philnn
thropists, nnd to tho observation of ev
ery close observer, as well ns to goner
al considerations of propriety, that a
largo per centngo of deaf mutes and of
the blind, a limited percentage oflu
ii -iliiiQ nriil t r ilmlif miil lui'n-f.r' aha
than oither of feeblo minded or idiotic
children, are the offspring of tho ruur-
. a ! -i : a 1 . 1
riagooiiust cousins, jur cuariiuuin
institutions are uueu witn cuiiurcn an
uiu uu.o nu tivma ..ro bo n-iauiu
-sometimes as many as lour iroru one
lami.y; aim wo navo Known in uie
case of idiots, ol a still larger nntnuor
in a family. It is a fearful penalty to
which persona so related ronder them
selves liablo by forming tho matrimo
nial relation, and which they in noarly
every nibtunco iucur, not indeed in all,
but in ono or rnoro of their offspring.
Instances, we do not deny, may
shown where a portion of the children
one or moro may inherit Iron: both
parents, whero possessed of high men
tal and bodily endowmonta of uncom
mon origiii, enhanced and remarkable
pualitiosofbody and mind; but it
gonorally nt the expense of unfortu
nate and deoply alllioteJ brothers and
sisters. Wo boliove few instances can
be given where such enhanced endow
meuts aro common to ull offspring;
while instances are not unfroqueiit
whero nearly all, and, in a fow, perhaps,
every child, is afllietod either in
or mind, and sometimes in both.
The Stnto has, in ft largo majority
cases, to educate, and support for lifo,
theso alllioted children, lias sho
thenti clear and indfsputablo right
interpose her authority toprevontmat-
riuionial alliasoos so productive ofpri-
vale calamity and publio injury. The
State is thereby not only defrauded
labor, usefulness, energy and intel-
ligenco of a considerable portion of
citizens, but she has, in addition,
burden of their education and sup-
port, and, in tho cuso of uneducated
lots, their support lor nio, thus unrcas-
onably superinduced, upon her.
unfortunate, by uuuvoidublo cusualty,
ehe must and ought chocrfully to pro-
vido for ; but surely she is not bound,
in reason and good policy, to legaliee
murriages bo productive of private and
publio damage. Indeed, it is prepos
terous, not to soy wrong, that she
should do it.
A law ol a fow lines would cut off
henceforward the exponditnre ef thou
sands of dollars for tho suppart of the
offspring of marriages ofjirst cousins,
as well ns provont tho burden of a life
time of sorrow and regret in many es
timable families. We desire to say, '
emphatically, that this opinion is not
a theory, but is based upon well ascer
tained and indubitable facts.
Value of Time.
One fine summer morning, whon
Franklin wasbusy preparing his news
paper for the press, a lounger stepped
into the store and spent an hour or
inoro in looking over tho books, tio.,
Pd fi"IllIy taking one in his hand,ask-
C(J 1110 H'-,0P D0Jr 118 lnice
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WHO UOllllr, wan I DO u ur
. , i
' uouar sui-a ui iuuujjoi ,
'1 3'" luU lcs lhan thai?"
' No, indeed one dortTir is the price,"
Another hov'r nearly passed, when
the lounger snid : .
Is Mr. Franklin at homo?
"Yes, ho is in tho printing office."
"I wunt to 8oo him," said the loung-
Tho shop boy then immediately in
formed Mr. Franklin that a gentleman
was waiting to see him. Franklin was
I a I.
soon Lieinnu llio counter, wnen iu
lounger, with book in hand, addressed
"Mr Franklin, what is the lowest
you can take for this book?"
"One dollar ana a quarter, was tue
"Ono dollar and a quarter I nhy,
Uy,) Franklin returned into the
your young man asked me only a dol
Trao, said Franklin, "and I could
have better afforded to tako ft dollar
then than to have been taken oat of the
Tho lounger secmod surprised, and
wishing to end a parley of his own ma.
"Como, Mr, Franklin, tell -u
is tho lowest you can take for it?"
'One dollar and ft half.
"A duliar and a half! Why, you off
ered it yourself for a dollar and u quar
"Y'es," answered Franklin, "audi
had betler have taken that price then
than a dollar and a half now."
The lounger paid down his money
and went about his business, (if he had
Envy and Courage
,, ..... .i k Bn-,.
f . ,fc ... ... courasre tO COU-
Und wm wcj. rcljuko(1 by the princh
Trfl,vi. One of his friends
l n . tlll.-in...t unbounded admi-
V.f. ..Q - "--
ratiou al bis magnificent mansion and
exquisite culinary appliances, exclaim
ed at the end ot every phraso, "How
fortunate you are !" "I sco you envy
me," said tho Marshal. "But come,
you shall havo all that I possess at a
much cheaper rate than 1 myselt paia
for it ; step into the court yard. You
hall lot mo firo twenty musket shots
at yon at the distance of thirty paces,
and if I fail to bring you down, all that
I have is yours. What, you refuse?
is jarshali seeing that his friend
demurred. "Know that before I reach
ed my present eminence I was obliged
to btand more than a thousand musket
hots; and by my faith, those who
pulled tho trigger were nothing like
thirty pucos from me."
We havo heard a good many good
of ones, says nn exchange, concerning,
the "little" gamo of'Keno, but the
net following, perpetrated by a local editor
to of a county paper, will pas with any
of them. Thoso who are posted do not
neod to bo told where the "laugh coni
in." An honest and unsophisticated
of Teutonic, bu who la a diligent searon
the or after truth, made the following per-(
her tinent inqniryofft friends "Vat Isa
the dat leodlegaraos von all der fellers sets
round nit der dables, and put puttoni
id- on paste board carts mit figgors on 'era
nnd don t 6ay someuinga aireaay, auu
The den bye und bye one fellers he says,
'Genoo,' und den all doni uddor fellers
uays, 'Oh h II?'"