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VOLUME 7.
M'ARTHUR, VINTON COUNTY OHIO, WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 1873.
NUMBER 17
McAbtbur
Enquirer
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McArtmjr Enquirer
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MARBLE.
Jg R. HIGGINS & BR0.,
H ANUFACTU RKKH OK
Marble Monti ments,Tomb Stones,
MANTI.KS, FUKNITUKE, See.,
IiOOAN, - - OHIO.
Good Assortment of Marble constantly on
hand. All kinds of CKMIOTlillY WOKKdono
to order in tlio tluest style. ' .
ATTORNEYS.
0
T. GUNNING,
ATTOEUEY A.T W
MoAltTHUK, OHIO.
Prompt attention given to all legal busiuess
entrusted to his care.
U nice at his resideuce.
J.'eb. 2(1, ISIS.
J M. McGILLIVRAY,
ATTOBNEY LAW
MoAUTllUK, OHIO.
Will attend promptly to any business given
to hi cure mid intimigcinuiit in any (Join ts of
Vinton anil adjoining (oiintics. omen In
the Court House, up stairs.
u,
S. CLAYP00LE.
ATTOBKEY AT L AW
1(J ARTHUR, OHIO.
l'ltOBKUOTINO A.TTOKNKY OK VlNTOM COUNTY.
Will practice in Uoss, Vinton and adjoining
counties. All legal hiislnes entrusted to his
care promptly attended to.
HOTELS.
JgOWEN HOUSE,
(Formerly Hands House,)
ZALESKI, OHIO,
EGBERT BOWEnT Pnoi'iuiiTOH
This House, which Is convenient to thoK. K.
depot, since changing proprietors, lias been
tlioi-oughly renovated and refurnished, and
the presout proprietor odors to travulnr AUi
uoaruurs tue uost accommodations.
Uood Stable on the premises. '
jg&sT TKRMS HOHT HKA80NABLK Ujf
I w&el
JJERCHANTS' HOTEL
PORTSMOUTH, OHIO
J. W. VAHNEK
Proprietor,
This Hotel Is in the most convenient part of
tno uity on rout St., ooiweon Manet ami
euurson,
MERICAN HOTEL,
Corner High and HtiUo 8U.t nonrty ojippslo
nut lu iiuiiut
COXiTTiMIBtTS, OHIO
E. J. BLOUNT
- . Proprietor,
This Hotel Is furnished throiiirhnut with all
the modern Improvements, Ouosts enn rely
on the best treatment nud very low bills.
Htreet Cars pass this Hotel to and fnm all
Uuij luitij iiepots.
JSHAM HOUSE.
JAOKSOIT, OHIO.
J)lt. I.T. MONAHAN
, Proprietor.
'fills homo, formerly the Ishaiu House, lias
been thoroughly renovated and beautifully
furnished, fiiif lug superior facilities, evcrv-
V'Muik win no ifonu uHMaffe gnrsiscoiiiionaiiio.
Table iilwayssiij))iod Willi il0 Ijch), the mar
ket nlTords. ' Mcely furnished ri)iii and
cleanest beds, (loot! Htahles. Kvury elrnrt
made for the comfort of patrons. All charges
liwumiate.
JEPQT HOTEL.
CHICI.ICOTNE, OHIO.
M. M Kit KLB
.Proprietor.
This Hotel, A fnv loot from tho Ralli'nnd Do
iint, and where all travelers on all trains ran
taku meals, has just buen greatly enlarged and
thoroughly repaired, painted, &., andis now
in eoiuplutu onlor for tlio reception of gtioids.
'Trains stop ton inlliull's for meals. Terms
moderate,
QRAWrORD HOUSE,
('onior Sixth and Waluut Streets. , .
OXlTOI3SrisrA.TI, OHIO.
V. T. OAKF.H J. T. FISHEll, Proprietor.
JNO. MuIntvrk i, J, II. L'ONNKl.i.r, Clerks.
blants house has been entirely Reflttod, Ko'
Thlsodr Siul Qeniodeled, and Is In all re
npliia FIUST-CLAH8 HOTEL, :
Al.LTHRliCXlTHIKS OK TI1K SEASON. ' 'Table
surpassed by none in the West. Ample and
llcftnt accommodations lor travelers. (Jlvo
. (if . i . 0AKK8 A CO., Proprietors.
DRY GOODS.
J GREENLEAF & CO., 1 ;
Pry Goods, Notions, Hosiery. &o.
8-l and SM South High Street, i
COLUMBUS, OHIO.
0. If. Sauc, of McArthur, I the traveling
gent for tho aliove house, and nil orders en
trusted to him will rocelvs prompt attention.
January in, 1078 tf. r
Original Poetry
This Great World of Wonders.
This great world Is tilled with wonders,
As well as thronged with many bluudcri,
And men most wise, can rarely know
Which way the wondrous events go.
The very air of woudeis talk,
The mammoths' cross thu continents walk,
While frightened uieu, will stand amazed,
While thousands go almost acruzed-
lu this great world of wonders.
Tha preachers loud, of wonders talk,
Ami doctors ut,the wonders gawk;
While silly stupids, laugh to scorn
liach wonder, ere the same is born, '
With wondrous ken, tlio scholar sees,
Wonders in wind, wonders In trees,
And crumpled papers, hold the tule,
And keep these wonders llxcd lor sale '
For this great world of wonders.
Sensation priests grow wondrous wise,
And thunder out their wondrous lies,
And then expect, good fruit to grow,
While thoy go forth their chair to sow;
Ami loudly howl, like an angry elf;
Uccnuse you dare think for your self, ,,,
And thus refuse the dose to take
And tlielr pour reputatiou stake
Ileloro tlio world of wonders.
The mighty bluudors, muko the wonders,
As frequent as the wonders blunder,
For Darwin's call, their wonders great,
With men and monkeys made to mule,
Or liziards, frogs and reptiles too,
Clad as our sires, in garments new,
To which greeu men are called to bow,
And never stop to ask the lioy-
As goes tlio world of wonders.
Joaquin Miller, poems write,
And sister Miller shows her spite
By writing prose to tell the world,
How Joaquin from Siorles hurled; ,
Had made up poems, by wondrous chanco,
While to his belt, a buckled lance,
Foretold his hate and crazy zeal,
Against his wife, who sought his weal
Around this world of wonders.
The cruel critic takes his pen,
And like a busy setting hen,
Takes up a man and sets hi m down,
Just like some gassy, country clown,
And when he's done, feels wondrous smart,
liocuuse he has an empty heart,
And with ltowns nu empty head.
With feelings blunt as heavy led
Then calls himself a wondor,
Indiana Temperance Law.
The following are the princi
pal provisions of the Indiana
temperance law :
Ihe law forbids the sale of
intoxicating liquors to be drank
in the place of sale, unless a li
cense has been granted. Per
sons who wish to obtain a li
cense must send a petition to
the County Commissioners
which has been signed by a ma
jority of the voters of the ward
or township, on a basts of the
number of votes given to the
preceding Congressional eleo
tion. Besides, the possessor ot
the license must find security
in the sum of three thousand
dollars, with two .real estate
owners. For the sale or giving
oi intoxicating liquors to a mi
por, who becomes partly or en
tirely drunk from it, tho law
provides that the seller pan be
forced to pay suitable amends to
any person interested in tho
drunkard; said amends can be
sued for any court of competent
junsuicuon.
It is declared illegal for a
person to get drunk. The pun
ishment is a fine or imprison
ment. The sale of liquor on
the Sabbath and festival days,
as well as on all election days,
is forbidden ; also on week days,
between the hours of 9 in the
evening and 6 in the morning
(pollco hours) with a fine of
nuil IP" V" iPW w Pcl ftjuoa
sold. The law further deter
mines that any husband, wife,
child, parent, guardian, or any
one else who is injured in per
son, or in bis property, by a
drunkard, or in consequence of
1 1 Ilia
drunkenness, snail . Have the
right to enter suit against the
person or persons who by selling
the liquor, have caused this
drunkenness ; and that any one
owning a house and rents it for
the sale of liquors, or has rented
It for othor objepts. and knows
that liqour is sold in it, he is
subjected to the condition, as
well as the- seller of the liquor.
A married woman has the same
right to enter complaint as un
married ones, TJip illegal sale
of liquor has the effect that tho
lease and every claim of the les
see fall upon the property rented.
The law further provides that
no' liquor shall bo given lo an
intoxicated person or any one
who is in the habit of getting
drunk. The punishment for
trespassing In this spotjon is
from $5 to $50. Uesides fines
from $5 to $50, and imprison
ment in the county jail from ten
to thirty days, are provided for
every transgression of the
law. , , : :
Says the Whitehall (IIU Rea-
isten "The fanners are looking
rather blue. Tlie orosnoct of
the present wheat crop looks
p.1 .11 . : l 1 1 i . i
umuvoruuio at iuis time pi (he
Blufldale part of tho county of
Qroone, The farmers think
thpir best hold la hoga and corn
for this season."
Cross-Cut Papers.
Mind Your Own Business.
1 If you would lio rich, mind
your own business.
If you would be wise, mind
your own business.
3 If you would be loved, mind
your own business.
4 If you would gain friends,
mind your own business. ' J
5 If you would gain position,
mind your own business.
C If you would hold an olllee,
mind your own business.
7 If you would have health,
mind your own business.
" i
8 If you would raise n rospet'ta
blo family, mind vour own business,
0 If you would be happy,' mind
your own business.
10 If you would bo a christian,
mind your own business,
11 If you would avoid the cuts
of Cross-Cut, mind your own busi
ness. 1 2 If you would generally suc
ceed, observe the above rule.
SUMMED UP.
The man who attended to his
own business, was wise, rich, loved,
had friends, position, lucrative of
fice, good health, a respectable fam
ily, ti happy heart, an easy con
science, a christian life; and when
he died, every body in the town
mourned, and hung crape on their
door knobs, and said: " the golden
bowl is and the beautifu
CROSS CUT.
THE BABLING PREACHER.
The sharp teeth of old Cross-Cut
must have passed through tough
tiniber,and one of the toughest sticks
1 have found is that of a preacher
who has no more respect for his
calling thenv to sit around stores
and shops, and tell long and vulgar
stories, for the diversion of a pack
of nido boys aud men who enjoy
such talk. You are astonished that
a preacher should bo guilty of such
indiscretion did you say? So is
Cross-Cut, but I know a mail claim
ing to be n preacher, whp is guilty
ot just such exceptionable demean
or. no nas at times made us
ashamed and we felt like taking
hold of him and cutting hiin
into, as we would a rot
ten log. What a pity, that re
ligious people will allow such verita
ble clowns, to ramble over the conn,
try to the detriment of a good cause
Cross-Cut has decided on naming
out this "babbling preacher" so
loud that all trees in Woodland shall
bear aijd knqy who he is. unless he
change his course of conduct.
WOODLAND, O. CROSS-CUT.
THE HOG.
I might as well cut up a hog as
anything else, so hero goes:
A hog may appear iu the person
of a man sometimes. We have
seen it manifest, that some men arc
moro hog than man. Thoy try to
get all the good things on tho table,
and if there aro four eggs they
take three, if not four of them. If
there aro three pieces of pie, they
take two, and everything else in
liko manner, ad tho poor little
children eomo jn for tho leavings,
There aro no manners In some of
these human hogs, no how; and
they don't show their hoggishness,
only at tho table, for you often dis
cover it in everything. They will
seek tho best place at tho flro .and
drive tho little ones back in tho
cold; they, will take tho only re
maining chair, and let the old man
stand up. They will keep their
scats In tho stage coach, street or
rail-road car, and permit tho ladies
to stand up or find scats as best thoy
can; and just ns like, as not, these
hogs will occupy tii entire seat, and
with a grunt, lie at full length on
tho sent. They are also greedy in
getting money, and will allow their
next door neighbor, although ho
may bo a son or dauglitcr, go hun
gry, while Mr. I log grows fat by
greed. Theso hogs "devour wid
ows' houses, and, for a pretense,
mako long prayers," and all this
kind of thing, and if you under
take to cut them oft' from getting
moro. than belongs to them, they
will set up.a torrihlo Injured volco.
Ihey wpuld Just ns. squn rob a
preacher of his share, as they would
a private, and, when told of their
faults they only go around to an
other place socking to gratify their
hog-liko proclivities. You know
somo of those fellows iu lifcs' great
CROSS-CUT.
WOODDAND, O.
No doctrine is irood for. any
thing that docs not leave be.
hind it an ethereal furrow,
ready for the planting of seeds
which shall spring up and bear
auunaant harvest.
Keep Thy Tongue.
For all the disorders of the
tongue, the remedy must begin
at the heart, Purge the . foun
tain, and then the streams will
be clear. Keep thy heart, and
then it will be easy to keep thy
tongue. 7 It is a great help in
the quality of speech to abate
in the quantity ; not to speak
rashly, but to ponder what we
are going to say. "Set a watch
before tlie doors of they lips"
(Ps. cxii. 3.) He bids us not
to build it up like a stone wall,
that nothing may go in or come
out, but be speaks of a door,
which may be sometimes open;
oft times shut, but withal to
have a watch "standing before it
continually. A Christian must
labor to have his speech as con
tracted as can be in the things
of this earth; and even in divine
things our words should be few
and wary. In speaking of the
greatest things, it is a great
point of wisdom not to speak
much. The Apostle James
makes it a great character of a
Christian's perfection, "If any
man offend not in word,
the same is a perfect man." But
where Is that man? Seeing
we find men generally, and
most of all ourselves, so far
from this, it can not choose but
work this, to stir up ardent de
sires in us to be removed to that
blessed society, where there
shall never be a word amiss, nor
Leighton.
DRESS PLAINLY.
Some person has given the
following reasons why people
should dress plainly on Sunday.
These reasons are as valid any
other day in the week:
1 It would lessen the bur
dens of maney who now find it
hsard to maintain their placein
society.
2 It would lessen the force of
temptations which often lead
men to barter hqnesty and hon
or lor display.
3 If there was less strife
in dress at church, people in
moderate circumstances would
be more inclined to attend.
4 Universal moderation in
dress at church would greatly
improve the worship by the re
moval of many wandering
thoughts.
5 It would enable all class
es of people to atteqd church
in unravoraulo weather.
G It would lessen on the
part of the rich the tempta
tion to vanity.
7 It would lessen on the
part of the poor the tempta
tion to be envious and mali
cious.
8 It would save valuable
time on the Sabbath.
9 It would relieve our
means from a serious pressure,
and thus enable us to do more
for good enterprises.
Mignonette is is one of the
finest flowers cultivated iu the
gardon or elsewhere, it seems
to be one of greatest favorite
with tho bees, and yields a
great amount of both pollen and
honey, bow it early and it
will bloom from May until frost
kills it in the fall. We would
recommend the sowluir of more
of it throughout the country.
Pjckled Peppers. Use the
peppers green. Cat the stem
end off and remove the' seed
carefully; soak in salt and water
twenty-lour hours. Take them
out and rinse them. Take
good cabbage, cut very fine, and
stull them ; sew the stem end
on and put them Into vinegar.
In two weeks they will be'readv
for uBe.
Russia fcitill reckons time by
the old Julian calendar. ' Thoy
call a year in Russia 365 1-4
days, which is an error of elev
en minutes. This error has
now 'amounted tq twelve days.
so tho . Russians tare twelve
days behind the rest of the
world in their reckoning.
A Willson county, Kansas.
farmer intends' planting ton
flcres to castor oil beans, this
Eeason. 1 He says one of the
greatest incentives' to immigra
tion to a new state is cheap
physic and whisky, ;,
The glowing Bnark of life is
too often permitted to be almost
extin gushed in tho ashes of this
world.
Pluckā€”A Capital Fable.
..The hopelessness of one's ac
complishing anything without
pluck is illustrated by an old
East Indian fabta. A moiisn
that dwelt near the abode of a
grtat magician, was kept in
such a constant distress by its
fear of a cat, that the magician,
taking pity on it, turned it into
a (cat itself. Immediately, it
began to suiter from fear of a
ddg, so the magician turned it
into a dog. Then it began to
suffer from fear of a tiger, and
tho magician turned it into a
tiger.- Then it began to suffer
from its fear of huntsmen, and
tha' magiolan,: in disgust, said,
"Be 'a " mouse again. As you
have only the heart of a mouse,
it is impossible to help you by
giving you the body of a noble
animal." And the poor crea
ture again became a mouse.
It is the same with a mouse-
hearted . man. He mav be
Clothed with the powers, and
placed in the position of brave
men, but he will always act like
a mouse: and public opinion is
usually the great magician that
finally says to such a person.
"Go back to your obscurity
again., iou have only the
heart of a mouse: and it is hsr-
less to try to make a lion of
you. .
The Great Wonders.
.... i . i . ...
An anecuote is told of a
poor North American Indian,
who returned. to the backwoods
of his distant tribe to recount
the wonders he had witnessed
at Washington. They were
listened to with doubt and in
credulity, until he declared that
he had seen the white people
attach a great ball to a canoe.
anu so rise mtQ the clouds and
travel throuch the heavens
This was instantly, pronounced
iu ue an impossibility, and a
voun?r warrior in n nw,,r,v,
of anger, leveled a rule at his
head and shot him dead on the
spot, as too great a liar in ho
permitted to live. If, then,
what takes place in an other
climate, or in a different ntnt.A
of society, appears absurd be
cause contrary to experience,
shall we srreatlv wonder that
the things of the Spirit of God
those heavenly and eternal
things which eye hath not
seen, nor ear heard, neither
hath it entered into the heart
of man to conceive" should be
foolish to all them who have
not the Spirit, and are conse
quently alienated from the life
of God?
France and Algeria.
Prance Is determined to rule
Algeria with an iron hand. The
insurrection among some of the
Arab tribes having been parti
ally quelled, four of tho chiefs
have been executed Constanti
na. It is very doubtful if Alger
ia will ever be worth to France
the blood and money it has
cost her. As a training school
for the army, it certainly prov
ed itselt in the late war with
Prussia . an utter failure,
France holds tho land, how
ever, as much through pride as
lor any beneht the nation de
rives from it, and she massa
cres the native Arabs who own
the country by tho same divine
right that wo Americans ex
terminate tho Indian.
There is no despair so abso
lute as that which comes with
the first moments of our first
groat sorrow, when we have
not yet known what .it . is to
have suffered and be healed, to
have despaired and to have re
covered hope. Adam Bedc.
m-m l
If you hate your enemies you
will contract such a vicious
habit of mind as by degrees
ii i
win ureal? out upon those wno
aro your friends, or those who
are indifferent to you. Plutarh
The blossom can not tell
what becomes of its odor, and
no man can tell what booomes
of his influence and example
that roll away from him, and
go beyond his ken on their mis
sion. ,
M. A. Boillot describes a new
method for preparing ozone, by
bringing oxygen in tho vicinity
of" electricity passing through
broken or pulverized gas-carbon
contained in a tube.
A Writer in an exchange
tells the following of the spir
itual inspirations of a certain
class of religionists:
': i i i
Many years ago I spent a
week in a neighborhood of
Hard-shell Baptists, in the west
ern, part of Georgia. This ap
pellation, however, seemed ap
plicable to their religious tenets
only for they were exceedingly
kind-hearted and Jiospitable
Most of them were small plant
ers, in the enjoyment of an
easy competency, and, although
strictly anti-missionary as re
gards the heathen, they never
forgot that "the Greeks were
at their door." . At stated peri
ods "they held their ecclesias
tic councils, called associations.
A meeting of this kind was
held during the week at Ebene
zer, the name oi the church in
that vicinity. As the associa
tion embraced several counties,
liberal preparations were made
for the entertainment of the
brethren from abroad and for
crowds always present on such
occasions. A few days previ
ous it was oustomary for the
male members of the church
and congregation to- meet and
specify what each one could
furnish, In order that there
might be not only a variety, but
a sufficiency also. At such a
meeting on this occasion one
of the members was asked what
he would prefer to contribute.
He said: "In anticipation of the
meeting, he had already pur
chased coffee, sugar, tea, etc.,
and also a gallon of whisky."
"A gallon! exclaimed the as
tonished brother. "A gallon?
Why Brother W., yoii are just
as able to support the Gospel
as I am, and I got a barrel."
i i
Increasing the pay of Con
gressmen was a thing not
thought of until the advent to
power of the Republican Credit
Mobilier party. Previous to
the war the payment of the
members was eight dollars a
day for the actual session, but
as the Republican party came
l rt It. i
in it was nxed at three' thous
and a year. Again in 1866 it
was increased to five thousand
dollars, and now in 1873 to
seven thousand five hundred
dollars. It is a noticeable and
peouliar thing that each one of
these increases were voted in
years when there was no Con
gressional election. This of it
self is sufficient to stamp the
whole thing as a dishonest
transaction, for the members
dare not face the people on a
question of that kind raised
just previous to election. How
many of these swindlers would
have been back in Congress
now if this vote had been taken
last year instead of this? and
yet we think it will be possible
tor the people to remember over
till next year and then weed
out the thieves.
Secrets of Health.
Keep warm.
Eat regularly. and slowly.
Take early and light sup
pers,
Maintain regular bodily hab
its.
Keep a clean skin.
Get plenty of sleep at night
Do somo good daily.
Choose cheerful companions.
Don't sigh for what you
don t need.
Avoid idlers, men or women.
Speak only tho truth when
you talk.
Rise early from bed.
Govern your passions.
Avoid whisky and tobacco.
Be temporate in all things.
Keep out of debt.
Subscribe for The Enquirer
and induce your nieghbor to do
likewise. ;
Our experience and the his
tory of the past eighteen cen
turies incline us to the belief
that no matter how well you
treat 'a shot-gun, nor how well
you bring it up, it will bang
the stuffing out of you the very
first time it gets a chance.
s m si
The rumor afloat that the
Rev. Mr. Hammond r said that
if ho did not have tho rheuma
tism so in his left arm he would
try and stir up n revival in
Oskkosh, Wis., is contradicted
by that gentleman's friends.' .
Constancy and firmness form
the characteristics of serene and
composed minds.
Our Temperance Column.
The Drunkard's Daughter.
BY W. G. BUNGAY.
Out In the street with nnlied foot,
I saw the drunkard' littlo diturliUir:
Her Uttered ulinwl was thin and small;
bho little knew, for no one taught her.
Her skin wasfnir, her nulmrn hair
- Wu blown about her protty forehead..
Her uad, white face bore sorrow's trace,
And want and woe that were not bor
rowed. . , . , ,,
Ilenrt-hroken child, the seldom milled;'
Hope promised her no bright to-morrow J
Or if its light flashed on her night,
Then up camo darker clouds of sorrow.
BIib softly said: "Wo hnve no bread,
No wood to keep the lire a burning,"
Tlie child was ill; tho winds so chill
Her thin cold blood to Ice was.turnlug.
But men well fed and warmly clad, '
And ladies robed in richest fashion,
. Passed on the side where no one cried
'l'o thorn for pity or compassion.
Fled that long night, and then the light
Of rosy day In beauty shining;
Set dome aud spire and roof on fire,
And shone on one beyond repining. ,
AsIccd alone as cold as stone.
Where no dear parent ever sought her;
JU winding sneut or snow ana sieut.
Was found tho drunkard's lifeless
daughter.
What Total Abstinence will Do.
BY REV. CHRISTIAN EVERS, OF NORFOLK,
VA,
For a long time I have been de
termined to give the history of a
man in Portsmouth, who abstained
from liquor two years ago. I am
well acquainted with tho circunv
stances, as for several months
have boarded in his family and can
give a detailed history of him, hop
ing it may, under God's blessing.be
the means of turning many meu
away from the rule of his satanic
majesty, King Alcohol.
John C. Herbener, a ship carpen
ter in the Gosport Navy Yard,
would occasionally have what the
world calls an old time frolic, in
drinking till the last cent went to
the rumseller and then would work
and save first, a few hundred dol
lars again, to go on the next grand
frolic. He owned a little oyster
sloop, which in a drinking spree, he
sold for the pitiful sum of twenty
dollars to get rum. About two
years ago he was stopped in his
wild career through the entreaty of
hia family and friends, and aban
doned the use of ardent spirits en
tirely, and was soon enabled to buy
a vacant lot in Newtown, for four
hundred dollars, cash. On this he
built a large shed and commenced
laying the keel of a schooner of
thirty tons. At this stage many
people thought him to be a derang
ed mau, and that he never would be
able to finish the work he had be
gun. But as a man of pluck and
perseverance he commenced to use
all spare momenta he could com
mand, to work on his schooner, with
out the air and assistance of any
one, and has now, after two years
labor, nearly completed tho work.
In the morning he is at work till
tho bell calls him in tho yard, and
at nights often works till nine or
ten o'clock. Every piece of timber,
spikes, nails, copper, paint, etc., he
has bought for cash, saved in the
two years, to the amount of fourteen
hundred dollars, and after the boat
is completed, its value will bo at
least thirty-five hundred dollars.
Nor is this all. He is now a . very
zealous Christian. After the labors
of the day he does not forget his
Crtator. He can be seen then with
his little "Johnny," a hoy of eleven
years, each one having aBible, the
father giving instruction as a true
old patriarch to his son. His seat
in the Sunday School and church
is never empty during service, and
tho name of John C. Herbener is
honored by every one who knows
him. Let none of your readers fail
when they visit our city, to go to
fourth street in Newtown, and view
the schooner, forty -eight feet long,
seventeen feet wide, which has been
built from pennies saved by one
man, by not drinking rum, in only
two years. I do not know what Mr,
II. will name his new boat, but
shall suggest "Littlo Things," as it
is built from littlo mites saved by
not drinking, and every little
moment of time well used to do the
work. We . long to see the day
when the boat will bo launched, and
wish her a prosperous and happy
voyage on tho briny deep, and the
master a long lifo - aud happiness,
praying that many will follow his
example, let rum alone, and become
an ornament to the church aud so
ciety. " i V , .
Since it is more important
how we live than how we die,
and since death is merely the
arrival at the end of a journey
the beginning,' history, and
progress ot the journey, deter
mining what the T arrival is to
be we shall do well to dismiss
our borrowed troubles with re
gard to the manner ot , our de
parture out of the world, and
be . Solicitous only with regard
to tho right discharge ' of pres
ent duty.
News Items.
Five Southern States are to hang
murderers next month. n .
Five Southern States are to
hang murderers next month, r
Frank P. Blair is at Clifton
Springs,-N. Y., for his health. .
William Cullen Bryani hat
had his shot at a Florida alli
gator. , .
Mr. Delane, editor of tho
London Times, is about to visit
this country.
Richmond had snow and
strawberries together one day
last week.- - ! , I;
San Francisco won't allow
the Heathen Chinee to act as
fireman. , . .
Lake Champlain threatens to
submerge all the real plains in
its vicinity. , . ; , , -... ,
New York spends three mill
ion dollars on funerals annually
and thinks it cheap enough. , ;
The juicy pollwog has become
an article of diet in the New
York fashionable restaurants. .
Brooklyn has imprisoned a
man for two years merely, i be
cause he beat his boy to death.
Kentucky farmers will quit
raising hemp if there isn't a
better demand for it before
long.
Western pork packers esti
mate the hog value of a Con
gressman at 1,000 fat ones ; an
nually. . ' r -.'!
The Maryland oyster beds
have been scraped so clean
that a tight market is looked for
next year. . , '
The Franklin fund, left to be
lent to Boston mechanics, now
amounts to one hundred and
seventy-five thousand dollars.
Robertson county. Texas,
claims that its native coal is
42 per cent more calorific; than
that of Pennsylvania. ,
Ancient Jerusalem is about
to innovate on the accommoda
tions of its fathers in Israel,
and ride in a street-car.
A Kentuckian who said that
he never heard of Daniel
Boone was promptly shot in
the leg by an enthusiastic
young man.
The new Gardner gun, which
combines both magazine and
breach loader, fires twenty
seveti shots in sixty-three sec
onds. . '
A Pennsylvania legislature
has refused to change libel law
and news paper men will have
to be careful who they call a
thief and heathen. i
Pursel, the New York baker,
has made enough money to
build a threatre, and intends to
put it up on Broadway.
Barnum's wild Indians are
getting ready for the Vienna
trip. They have almost suc
ceeded in concealipg their
brogue.
The doctors have now come to
the conclusion that chloroform
killed Napoleon, and that if
they had left him alone he
would have lived on. v
Owing to the loss of the1 At
lantic, Miss Faithfull's return
to England is delayed until the
10th of May, when she will sail
in the White Star steamer
Oceanic.
The late Walter Montgomery
left property to the amount of
$2,070, Of this $100 worth
in England. He bequeathed
his watch-guard to the Duke
of Edinburgh. " ;
When tho thief can not break
in at the door himself, he .finds
a child, and puts him through
the little window, and then the
big door is speedily opened.
Thus do little sins open the
door for a great sin.- Sturgeon.
Ohio tobacco growers are
just now busily preparing beds
and planting seeds that ' is.
those who have not alreadv
done so. It is: estimated that
not quite as many acres will bo
set out this year as latst. IU:t
it is the very general purpors .
ot growers to take moro pisti
with the crops than they did
last year.

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