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M'ARTHUR, VINTON COUNTY OHIO
MAY ; 28, 1873.
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JAM KM WORKMAN. Proprietor.
This House, since changing proprietors, has
1mii thoroughly renovated from "top to bot
tom." Tho prsuent proprietor offers to trav
elers the best accommodation in cleun mid
neat stylfl, at low prices. Come ami try It.
(iood stabling, Hiid horses will ho well cnreil
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this IIiiiikm iluiltr nt. 11 tV1tiik tiniin fttr tltti
J4 41IU ttnii ,
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v, (t'omierly Sands House,)
Z ALE SKI, OHIO.
KGBKRT BOWEN7 Pkoi'iiietoh.
This House, which Isuonvenlontto the II. It.
depot, since changing proprietors, has been
thoroughly renovated and Mturnlshcil, and
the present proprietor olfora to tvgyelors and
boarders the host necoinmodiitioiis.
Good Htiihle on the promises. '
fliy TKIIMS MOST KKArTON ABI.K mSSH
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l,f ERCHANTS' HOTEL,
i PORTSMOUTH, OHIO.
J. W. VAUNEIt - - - - - Proprietor.
Tills Hotel is In tlio most convenient part of
the city on Front bt., butneen Market and
Corner High and Htate His., nearly opposite
' Mlnto House, ;
E. J. 11 LOU NT - . - . . . Proprietor.
Tills Hotel Is furnished throughout with All
the modern improvements. Unosts.ean rely
on tho best treatment and very low bills.
Htrool tars pass this Hotel to and from all
Railroad Depots. ....
JSHAM HOUSE. ,
j--A.aicso3sr ,: pmo. .
1111. I.T. MONA1IAN . - - . Proprietor.
This house, formerly the, Ishani IIouso. lias
been thoroughly renovated and beautifully
furnished. Having superior facilities, every
thing will be done to make guests comfortable.
Table always supplied with the best tlio mar
ket a iron Is. Meoly furnished rooms and
cleanest beds, (iood Htablos. Every effort
made fur the comfort of patrons. All vhargos
OWKllWUtU. , . - . v.. -r-
jjepot hotel: " ;
CHI LLlCOTH E, OHIO.Yy
M. MRrtlil.E --- Proprietor.
This If otnl, few loot from the Railroad Do
pot, and where all travelers on all trains can
tnkenienls, has Just boen grcatlv enlarged nml
thoroughly roialreil, painted, Ac, and is now
in complete order for tho reception of guests.
Trains stop ten miuute for meals, Terms
moderate. , ,
n Mi'. OUT . (i
CRAWFORD HOUSE, 1
;oruor Sixth and Walnut Streets,
F. I. OAKKS J.' T. FISHER, Proprietors.
Jno. MuIntyhk A J. 11. CONNRLI.Y, Clerks. .
This house has bcon ontiroly' Roflttcd and
Heinodoled, unit Is in nllKoapootA
FI11ST-OI-AS3 IIOTEI.. i
Al.l. TI1K LtTXtTHf RA pPTHRREASONt Table
nrnasHod by none In the West. Ample and
plntwant aacoiiunndutioiis for travelers. Uivo
niveau. o A K m A CO., Proprleton.
GKEENLEAF & CO.,
WIlOLUHlf.H PKAI.K11S IN r
DryGvOds, Notions, Hosiery; &o.
i24 lind I'M Sou Hi High Stroot,
C, Sr. Sauk, of MnArlliiir, Is tlio t raveling
agent for the above house, mid nil ordoin en
trusted to III in will receive pioinpt nttentiou.
January 15, !. tf. '
The Beautiful Hills.
Oh! tlio lltmitKul 1II1U whore the blest have
Klin e tlio years when I ho earth was unw;
When our father kiikoiI from tlio Held of (iod,
On the valo we uio tinvuliiiK throiixli.
Wo linvo seen those hills In their ln i htness
Whim llio world wai black below.
And we'vu fell tlio thrill of Immortal eyes,
In the night of their darkest woe.
Then sing for tlio Beautiful Hills,
That rise f voiu the evergreen shore;
Oh ! sing for tlio llcniitiful 11 ills.
Whore the weary shall toil no more.
Tho cities of yoro that was roared in crime,
And renowned by the prnlso of seers,
Went down in tho tramp if the obi King
To sleep with his pray-oared years.
But the ftoautifut II ilia rise bright and strong
Thro' tho snioko of old Time's rod war,
As on that day as the Hi st deep sung
Koso upfront tlio morningst)'. .
Then sing for the Itenutiftil Hills, etc.
We dream of tlio rest on the Koiuitiful Hills,
Where the traveler shall thirst no more,
And we hear the hum of a thousand rills
Thnt wander tho groeu glen o'or.
Wo fool the souls of the martyred man
Who have braved a cold world's frown;
Wo van boar tho burden which they did then
Xorshrliik from the thorny crown'.
Then slug for tho Itoailtiful Hills, etc.
Our anus are weak, yet wo would not llng
to your loot mis loan oi ours,
Tlio wlndsof spring to the valley! alng,
And the turf rppl ies with the flowers,
And thus we learn on our wintry way,
How a mlirhtv arm controls.
That tho breath orooil tin our lives shall play
j Hi our Homes inooin to souis.
Then slug for tlio Ititniitifid Hills,
That rise from the evergreen shore;
Oh! sing for the Beautiful Hills,
Wlie.ro tho weary fill In) more.
From the Christian Witness.
The Woful Effects of Modern Spirualism.
V)ile traveling across the
tStitlo oflllinois,vve had occasion
to stop at oft a certain place
where we had a goodly number
of acquaintances and also some
business to transact. Wo had
formerly known a man a drug
gist in tho village and had
known him to esteem him, as a
good, substantial member of the
Methodist denomination. We
first thought of giving him a
call fop'oH acquaintance sake,
but soon saw that his titcre was
dosed, and so passed on else-
w n ere.
This brings us to narrate the
story intended, and also, the se
fjuol, A few years ago, this
man, whom I shall call M,com
menced reading Hid "Banner
of Light," an organ of spiritu
alism. He became a believer
in its baneful teachings and be
came a most zealous advocate of
its loose and demoniacal tenets.
He could not travel on the cars
without scattering this infidel
trash along the way, dropping
the sheets where ver he presumed
a rtader might pass ; in san
guine hope that some one might
become infected by the teach
ings of this " Banner of Dark
This said M. had an invalid
wife, whose life had been ono ol
Buffering and pain, from chronic
causes, for many long years and
to tlais Pupil of Delusion and
Free-loveism, the burden of a
helpless wife became intolerable
The food of tho so-called spirits;
evil ghosts soon fed his mind
with the beautiful, mirthful,
gauzy idea of free-thought in
love and marriage, and he aban
doned his wife in her affliction
and prostration, for the' more
" salubrious" life of sinful and
licentious freedom. Disposing
of his effeots, he told his wife a
falsehood, and took the train for
other and pleasanter climes, as
lie supposed, taking with him-1-aa
U asserted some two or
three of the lovely sjsters of
this Satanic faith -modern spir
itualism., This is the tendency
of this system, said by its devo
vees, to be the advanced and
progressive theory of intelligent
free-thought This Is the effects
of becoming the dupe of, jug
glers, necromancers, and de
ceiving deluders. -The very soul
of this so-callod spiritualism
consists in opposition to
every sacred and holy thing
of God and the Bible, and up
roots the foundations of all good
society. Mr. M. would have
shuddered at the thought of such
a course, while ho was under
tlio influence of good old Meth-'
odist training, or the faith of
the Bible ; but when he cut his
moorings of truth and struck
out over the dark, hopeless and
trackless sea of iriodern spirit
ualism; all moral restraint and
nobility of soul was lost. '
We have noticed that the
spiritual exponents are ever pa
rading tho defects of Christians
before tho public and that their
lecturers curse the professors 'of
Bible religion, yet, who dare
superficially scan the theory of
this school of sceptics or spirit
ual necromancers and not dis
cover, that their theory plunges
mankind into tho boiling caul
dron ot domestic anarchy, infi
delity and prostitution ; breaks
tho marital relation, tears the
heart open, plunges hope into
oblivion, and leaves the para
dise of life, a barren, and pain
ful desert of perished peace, joy
The man or woman who tam
pers with this destroying beast,
will only eclipse their own sun,
and darkened a life that may
sparkle with brilliant gems and
undying happiness. Go not
near the deadly upas ; turn
from the syren; approach not
the mailstrom ; and evade a wo
fil Inferno, and the eternal
sting of helpless and hoplcss
From the Christian Witness.
The Sad Fate of a Family.
A few days ago, a family
composed of husband, wife and
four children, passed through
Hainesville, Mo., on their wa)
to Kansas. The incessant rains
had swolen the streams very
much and( rendered many of
them impassable. The family
undertook to cross a stream
running between our town and
Kearney and found it very swift
and deep, but succeeded in
reaching the opposite side of
tho water, when in endeavoring
to rioe out of the cre.ek, up a
steep ascent their wagqi) 'came
uncoupled, and the team with
tho fore wheels ascended the
bank, and the wagon, with the
family, all save the man and one
child that clung to his father,'
rolled back into the deep water.
The father 'disengaged himself
from his child, overcoat and
boots, as soon as he could and
endeavored to save tho rest. By
this time tbe wagon-bod bad
floated off fronl Ibo wheels, up
set, and cast its contents into
the boiling, roaring, rolling an
gry stream. Two of the children
went down in each others arms
and finally sank to rise uo more
alive. The wifo and mother
with one child in her arms
floated 'down with the rapid
current, while the almost crazed
husband struggled hard to reach
a.nd save them, and finally when
nearing them tbe .rnother cast
her child from her and cried :
" for God's sake save my child"
and sank to die beneath the
Tho father carried his child
to- the shoro and raised the
alarm. One feature about this
sad affair was that a young man
who stood upon the bank and
saw it all and did not fly to
their relief for foarof getting
wet or hurt some way. Shame
on such cowardice.
About all the family possessed
was lost, Tho wifo was found
the next day, and at last ac
counts the children were still
This should teach travelers
caution and warn them from
venturing into swollen strango
streams. It also teaches a les
son that life is uncertain; " we
know not what a day may bring
' Bright were the prospects of
that family ks they neared the
fatal stream, m ten short min
utes all were dissipated in the
blackest gloom and midnight,
and on thu bank stands, a be
reaved, broken-hearted man,
wife gone, darling ones gone,
money gone, and the roaring
rumble of the muddy water
only replied in angry ripple. So
may your sun go down dear
reader. Are you ready for your
fate ? Are you prepared to die 1
Answer, honestly answer.
The Cause op It Tim Mndnn
war is diroctlv tracenhln t.n thnt.
band of thieves employed by the
jovornmono or tne united States in
its intorconso and dealings with the
aboriiarines. Thcv bnv tlmlr lnnrlu
andagroo to pay them in agreed
upon , sums. ,Tho . .... money
is duly drawn from the Treasury
and tho acent for its disbiii-sptmrtnt.
then forms partnership with a lot
of swindlers who accompany him
to tho stations, and instead of. pay
ing the cash, they pay off in cheap
toggery in beds, feathers and Cin
cinnati whiskey; '
Doing Good Every Way.
Yes, our temperance organiza
tions not only uo good, but they
do good in a variety or ways.
Leaving tho question of temper
ance entirely out of view, the
Friends of Temperance are doing
a jrj'eat deal in tho way of distrib
uting tlio word of Life. Every can
tlidate initiated into our Order, (iT
the fJou-ncilB uo their duty) is pre
sented with a copy of the NewTes
taiiient. In this city alone, . we
doubt not five hundred copies have
been distributed since tlio orgam
zation of Onk Council, in 18U7.
Who will say that is not a good
The Friends of Temperance are
a Bible and tract distributing agen
cy, hut a chariatable institution al
so. Many a loaf of bread, and
many a stick ot wood, that has been
furnished to sick and needy cases,
or which the world knew nothing.
Who will say that. is not. .a good
Another most important work in
which tho Friends of Temperance
arc engaged, is that of harmonizing
tho conflicting opinions and ele
ments pf society, and making a
brotherhood and sisterhood of all
classes, whether rich or poor,' and
elevating them all to a high moral
standard; thus preparing the way
for the reign of that peace which is
ot the Gospel.
Who will say that is not a good
Another good work which the
Friends of Temperance are doing,
and will continue to do, is the
bringing of the young men of the
country into notice and prominence,
and training thein, making them to
realize, in their youth, that thero is
a work lor them to do, and that they
are expected to do it,
Yve regard this as a most impor
tant feature- in our economy, and
already we nro beginning to see the
good truits of it. Our young men
are the most-zealous, active and ef-
llfieut laborers, and in many cases
tiie most prudent Many of them
have held the highest position in
our Order, and their conduct has
more that met tho expectations of
those who honored them.
Tho recent President of the State
Council of the great Stato of Vir
ginia, was a young man; but nnder
no previous administration did tho
Order prosper moro than under
his. The present President is a
young man, and ho is, in every re
spect, as good an officer as his pred
ecessor. The President and Asso
ciate of the Sitato Council qf North
Carolina nro young men; but not
too young to exert influence and
Far from it. . ,
Wo havo had no officers who
accqinplished more good in the
samo space of time.
Then, who' Will Bay, that our Or
der is not doing good, independ
ently of its torapsnincc ertirpf
We are doing good in the com
m unity for the community for
State, and especially for the young
men of the country.
Who would not be a Friend of
—Friend, of Temperance.
The increase of inividual drunk
eness is rapidly making us a nation
of sot3. No wonder an alarm is
sounding over hill and dale, and
springing up into full volumed
voice all over tho land, demanding
redress. No wonder tho indignant
cry for redress, spuming with su
preme contempt, the rapid scrib;
biers of the press, and leaping over
the corrupt decisions of the sup
sidized judges, is pealing out thun
der tpnes in the halls of legisla
tion. The blood of slaughtered
thousands is appealing to heaven
for vengence. The wailing cry of
distress from thousands ofhomes,
mado hells on earth, by the liqpqr
trafllc, is smiting the car on every
hand. Thousands of young men,
tlio hopo of tho country, are reeling
in besotted di'unkencss through tho
streets of our towns and cities, bur
dening the air with loud mouthed
profanity. The complaint is gqing
up on all hands, and can bo heard
everyday, that it is tho hardest
thing in tho world to find compe
tent, sober young men who can bo
trusted, Wo are fast drifting .into
a nation of drunkards. What a
shame it is that religion, and
Christian asssciations, and Christ
ian churches, and Christian house
holds, do not train up more young
men who are faithful and sober,
and true to all claims of society
A number of Toledo, Colum
bus and Lancaster, capitalists
haje formed a heavy coal com
pany, to . oparato .in Hocking
county, Ohio. They have 3,000
acres pf the best coal lands, and
intend to 'lay out",, a town.
Tho project is in tho hands of
some of the best solid men of
the three cities,
A cart wheel at Grand Rap
ids scalped a boy- aa : nicely, as
Oapt. Jack might have done it;
and now the Government pur
poses' to furnish the Indians
with cart wheels instead . of
a ......! ;
The Gallia County Agricult
ural Society 'have decided to
hold a county fair this year. ;
Small quantities of gold have
been found in Clark County,
Wis;', - ' ', "'.. , ! . ; - , .
For The Ladies.
Kf article containing as much
gpodVfinirio as the following is rich
ly wdikhy being laid by to mellow.
Adca to the ladies is generally
tinctVed with some sort of flattery,
but is moat honest and tine.
Gii )tj; should know that men, su
periorKo themselves in education
and position, do not always associ
ate wih ' them for good. Men
should know, that by marrying
girlij Educated in habits of life
abovo Ihoir fortunes, they are not
likely have good wives. A little
souud fct'iise will enable any man to
see thatiit Is better to have a wife
gratftil lor moro than she expected
than pj-umblihg at less. ' It - do
liglitfuWgoing np the hill of for
tune; liv't horrible and aggravating
to cornrMlowib No woman will be
likely;! Vt'H1" to with, us, . when, . w?
assert trat marnago is ncr destiny
A nihn may possibly fill some sort
of tm existence without loving; but
a womai with nothing to love,
oherish, care for, and minister to, is
an anonnly in tho universe, an ex
istence without an object It is
natural jor a woman to' have some
ono to iJok to for ad'ice and pro
tection, Is to breathe, Without it
no woman ever was or can bo hap
py. It u the want of her nature,
and nothing can satisfy her heart
with mch a void unfilled. Now
with tie fcxecotion of some oecasi
onnl regularities in the relative
proportions of the soxses, produced
by ciitnmstances, sucli as the set-
tlemeit of new countries, thero is
no reason, why every man should
not have a wile, aud every woman
n husband: and this would easily
be brought about by the exercise of
more jommon Bcnse and less ambi
tion. Each sex is looking up for
something above its own sphere.
The Ion of an industrious and suc
cessful mechanic must bo a profes
siona man or n merchant, instead
of fol 3wing in his father's footsteps
and his is tho first. When he
looks for a wife, tho neat, indus-
triouj daughter of a mechanic, like
his Mher, is not good enough for
mm. lie must make lovo to some
fine lkly who is one ago in advance;
that s, her grandiater was a me
cnanp, instead or nor latner a
very aristocratic distinction. On
the ether hand, tho girl who works
for litr living, earn it by her honest
laboip, would not deign to encour
ago mo addresses of a laboring man;
she wnud set her cap for a gentle-
man,l forsooth, the mechanics
dauglter, educated on her father's
earnings to be a fine lady, encour
ages tie attention of a set fops and
dunglers, who drive honest men
away. in di)f!nst; and she becomes
tlio victim ot sorry sharper or shal
low lool. inow this is all wrong
deplorably, wretchedly, wrong.
II J.-.I.J.L.-Ul i
Vuai do you suppose kept
the President from attending
the funeral obsequies of Chief
Justice Chase, on Saturday?
Perhaps It was distressing ill
ness in tlie family? No. Per
haps the President was ill him
self, and unable to get out?
No.; Perhaps an overwhelming
pressure of business interven
ed?,, No. Perhaps tho Presi
dent tarried at his public du
ties so long that he was too
late , to catch the train? No.
He was out on the road exer
cising, a pair of under three
year old colts! That was what
kept the President from attend
ing Chief Justice Chase's obse
quies, on Saturday. Tho per
sonal oman of Grant m New
York! says of these colts:
"One is . a dark bay, and the
other a beautiful dapple bay.
Driven together thay show
superb style, speed and action,
and are, probably, the finest
pair of horses of their age ever
brought to Washington. They
are colts of the President's
own raising, and he was scarce
ly awire until ho saw them on
the farm that sucli a new pos
session and delight were in
store for him." No wonder he
The ' Mansfield papers an
nounce to the . outside world,
with quite a flourish, that Sen
ator Sherman is having a man
sard roof put on his residence,
which is being otherwise im
proved, it will be tho most ele
gant in that city. It would ap
pear, then, that Senator Sher
man has been able to lay some
thing by, out, ol the niggardly
Salary as Congressmen, in just
ification of their support of the
Salary steal, characterize tho
old-time salary of Congressmen.
Fifteen hundred Bineinc birds
of different varieties imported
from ucrmany, by a society or
ganized , for ' that purpose, were
turned loose m the suburbs ot
Cincinnati, on tlie 27th ult.j the
object being to domesticate tho
birds in this country if possible.
Flowers perfume the air.
From the Christian Witness.
THE SLOVEN, BAH.
I think, that when we cut
a garment, that, sometimes, we
have some very close cross-cuttings;-aud
if I am to cut out
a garment to fit a sloven, I sup
pose I might ; just as well get
about it. i It is no harder, than
to spend all my time on old
logs, with this old saw of mine.
I might just as well take up an
old pair of shears, and cut off
some of the tangled locks, found
on , Mr. Sloven's head, or cut
out a garment to fit him, as not
for who under the Sun, can bear
to sit down and see men, who
might be of sublime usefulness;
past ruin themselves, for lack
of decency and taste. .
What a pity it is, to sea a
preacher, too indifferent about
the nicety of dress, to keep
clean, and fit to be seen in so
ciety. What must be the feel
ings of tasteful ladies and gen
tlemen, while listening to a ser
mon from a man whose clothes
are nearly off his backhand
what are hanging on him, torn
and dirty, when a few stitches
and a little soap and water
would set things in a lit
tle more decent shape. But
savs some one this may cut
closely ; do you trifle with my
poverty ? no tirl but I do ab
hor your dirt while water and
soap are so. abundant. If a
man has health, he need not be
a sloven. If his clothes are
old, for manners sake, let him
keep the rents sewed up. .
Keep clean firstly, and sec
ondly, keep clean, and thirdly
keep clean, and your head
combed; and if you are
preaoher, don't go so slovenly
that your friends and brethren
are ashamed to own you ; nor
so careless about your appear
ance, that the little boys and
girls in town, are led to make
sport of you, and bore your
friends about you, when you are
gone., Old Cross-Cut must
shave away, and by-the-by tell
some truth in an odd manner
that .will do some folks good,
if they take the hint: and if
they don't we will have to cut
closer next time, and so that it
will hurt we fear. .
Social Proprieties. Christians, it
is to be feared, too often uninten
tionally do great evil by overlook
ing what may bo considered by
some impropriety of life. They are
careful, perhaps, in respect to all
the cardinal -virtues, but tho minor
duties of the day are almost wholly
neglected, and very many qf those
things which in goneral society are
of good report, such as becoming
manners, tastes, general deport
ment, social obsrvances, and the or
dinary amenities of life, are con
sidered beneath their notice. But
tho truth is, this is one way . in
wincti our Juristianity is to devel
op itself, and by which wo may ef
fectually approve ourselves before
men. And uuless wo are essential
ly Improved in our varied private
and public relations, in our dis
position, in our conduct, in all our
habits, wo give . but little evidence
of the transforming and elevating
power of Christian piety.
lho past remark of a cultured old
lady, whoso thoughts wo learned
early tq prise, we have often quoted
and now make bold to print it: "If
religion does not make a gentleman
of one, what is it good for?''
HOW WARM SNOW IS.
Last fall, Mr. Spencer, who has a
farm near Elk Rapids, Mich., filled
a pit in his field with potatoes, cov
ering them only with boards and
potato-tops! During the night
suow fell, and he was unable , to
cover them with earth, and they re
mained in this condition until last
week, when tho covering of snow,
potato-tops aud boards was removed
and tho potatoes found to i be en
tirely untouched by frost Perhaps
tho njost remarkable fact connected
with this is that a coffee-pot half-full
of water which was left, standing
on tho ground beside tho potato pit
and was covered with snow only to
tho depth of one foot, was found to
bo as free from ico as whon placed
thero last fall. ; , .;;' ; -
Mas. Cherry;, of Canal Win
chester, has obtained a verdict
in Franklin Common Pleas, for
$5,000," against P. G & St. L.
It. It., for damages sustained
in the death of her husband,
who was killed while iii the
service of the road as brakes
man,! This' was tho 'second tri
al. , i '.. t -'Ir )')'! '''.;:!'! i -n;-.
Quincy, 111,. which, usually ' goes
Republican, has, this year,, elected
a straight Democratic ticket, May
or and Aldermen, by 800. majority '.
t , , 'ilii-. ') ',., .,' i.i ("!' ttl-.'H ,'.'(.
The Middling Man.
Mr. F. ''From what you have
said, John, it seems you think your
self a pretty fair kind of a man.", ;
John.' Well, Mr. F , I will
tell you my opinion about that ex
actly. I don't think that lever did
much that was bad; nor can I say
that I ever did a great deal of good.
I think you may call mo a middling
man. . . ,
F. " That is your opinion, John :
But rdon't you think everything
that exists must havo had a cause
from which it sprung "
John. " Ccrtainiy I do, Mr.
F ' ; for old John is not so void
of sense as not to know that."' '
, F. "Well, John, what do you
suppose is the cause of a good
John. " Cod, of course, sir."
F. " And what do you think is
the cause of a bad man ?" ,
John. "The devil, most cer
tainly; for God never made any
F. " But, John, what is the cause
of a middling man ?"
John. " W-e-1-1, I sup-p-o-s-e"
F " John, I perceive you have
got fast there. You say God is the
cause of a good man, and Satan is
tho cause of a bad man, but you say
that you are neither! You area
middling; Doubtless, John, you
must have had a cause that made
you what you are."
" But as there is no middle Being
between God and Satan, then I am
at an exceedingly great loss to know
what has been the great moral cause
that made you middling."
John. " Why, sir, I have heard a
great many folks like me saying
that they were middling, that is,
neither good nor bad ; but really,
when I think of the matter in the
way you put it, I begin to be some
what doubtful whether I am right
Yet I assure you, sir, I do not think
I should be called a bad old man."
F. " John, did you ever see a
middling gold dollar ? Or did you
ever see a middling bank-note ?"
John. " No, never, Mr. F ;
they are always either good or bad;
But I have known some bad ones to
pass for good ones."
F " Well, John, if you never
saw middling Wney, you never saw
middling men; that is, as belore
God. God is a being of perfect ho
liness, and He judges according to
a , perfect standard. Ho cannot
adopt middling men and call them
good. You must cither bo right
eous or unrighteous-saint or sinner.
So, friend John, I want you to think
seriously on this matter. You can
not serve two masters.' At this mo
ment j-oii arc either good or bad,
you are either serving God or Sa
tan. : You can not be a middling
man. You have no middling cause,
no middling life, no n.iddiinv death,
and nq middlins: destiny.
Cure for Horse's Legs.
Few men who handle horses'
give proper attention to the feet
and legs. Especially is this
the case on farms. Much time
is spent in rubbing, brushing,
and smoothing the hair on sides
and hips, but at no time are the
feet examined and properly
cared for. Now be it known
that the feet of a horse requires
more care than the body; they
need ten times as much, ; for in
one respect they are almost the
entire horse. All the groom
ing that can be done won t avail
anything if the horse is forced
to stand where his feet will be
filthy. In this case . the feet
will become disordered, and
then the leg gets badly out of
fix, and with bad feet and bad
legs there is not much else of
the horse fit for anything. Sta
ble prisons generally are ter
ribly sever on tho feet and
legs of horses, and unless these
buildings can afford a dry room
where a horse can walk around,
lie down, or roll over, they are
not half so healthy and com
fortable to the horse as tho pas
ture, and should be avoided by
all good hostlers in tho con-
The total value of the Man
ufactures of Cincinnati for the
year 1872 was $143,400,000, a
gain over the preceding year of
$7,500,000. The Manufactur
ers of iron reached $25,750,000
liquors'$21,500,000; food $17,
750,000; 'wood $15,250,000;
clothing $13,000,000 leather 8,
000,000; tobacco $5,500,000;
soap Qandles and oil $8,500,000.
All these departments, show an
increase over, tho preceding
yeaf with tho exception of to
baccd.' The heaviest increase
id in iron manufactures, $58,-
000.,, !. ! .. !.?. :,:i;
f Beacon' ' (Rad.)
Ewingwillbe the lnext Dem
ocratic candidate for Governor
of. Ohio, and will bp elected too,
unless ,the . , Republican - party
repudiates corruption ists . with
an emphasis that cannot be.un
derstood. ,,-f ir n.
Deceitful and unpleasant tho
weather. ! .' :; "' '; '
From the Christian Witness.
The End of the World.
There seems to he a diversi
ty of opinion' as to the end 'of
tjme, or when the earth 1 shall
be deluged with fire. This ex
citement has , been greatly
augmented by certian . individ-i
uals who have mado calcula-!
tions and fixed upon ' a time,1
when they should sec; Christ
coming in the great white cloud
with all the armies of the Lord
to destroy the earth and purify'
it. We remember the ' excite
ment on the . memorable night
of August 11th, 1843, when al-,
most all stood anxiously wait.
ing to see the great demonstra
tion of God's power,aud to hear;
the angels declare that time,
should bo no more. But they;
waited in vain, or at least many
of them did, for on that even-i
ing, as on all other nights, of
the 11th of August, there were
some that heard the Angel's
trumpet calling them away
and - they were warned that
their probationary stato ; was
changed, for that of prepetual
happiness or eternal misery. It
was not only then that time
closed with some but it is con
tinually bringing others to - the
edge of the precipice ofdissolu-
tion. ' 1 ' i
Every day is the last day
while it is the first. . The last
day will come to all of us
soonor or later, and we are -to
be called away from our labors
here, to partake of the joys or
sorrows that never end. :
While it is true that there is
to be ono great last day we do
not believe that any one is able
to tell the day or the hour, any
more than one is able to tell
when one of his neighbors are
to die. . Life is uncertain;
death is certain. It is the duty
of every one to be ready for the
calling of the death angel, when
he shall call us away; for when
we. are called, that will be the
last day with us, and it is ' as
necessary for us to be prepared
to meet God in peace, when wej
are called to meet God individ
ually, as though . the whole
world were called at once: if we
are wicked, then we will be as
certainly lost as if we were,
when tho whole world shall i be
wraped in flames and the smoke,
rolling up to heaven and dark
ening the sun; and all the stars.
are blotted out and the moon
has been veiled away to hido ,
it from view, of the awful judg-v
ments of. the Creator upon the ,
creatures. The last will cer
tainly come and it is almost
here with some of us, and this!
may be the last with some, for
ought I know then let all
see that they have their lamps
all well filled with oil, and all
nicely trimed and burning, all 1
decorated with the wedding'
garments of Christ's righteous-?
ness, then there will be no
terror in his coming ; then you -'
may set out on the journey from
this time world to the land of '
the zeal. ; - " ".hi
How many have thought that'
they were to live a long life,arid
go on without thinking about'j
God or his requirements , and
how soon they have run their
little hark upon the rocks of hu-'!
man depravity , and been wreck-,
ed,and then sunk to the bottom. I
of the Gulf -in dark ' dispalr j
never to rise more, thero to live
with the Devil, and all the im-' .
pure vicious and ungodly.
Is it not better to enjoy '&l
peace of mind here in time and
not be left to' drift among the
breakers, when,we are brought
to the harbor of death, where
we shall, lind the old ship "in1 '
which we have trusted, fail usj
and go down and we in sight ol 3
the shore. How great must bef
the remorse of those that have
thus made 6hip-wreck of life,
and have seen the happy recep-1
tion they might have ireceiv6u J
if they had taken a different
pilot, and obeyed different cjap-b
tain, but in sight of the happyj
and the saved with only a span ,
between them and thoso .that'
a safe, and yet no help can
they receive; they must go down"
inthe eight of ' heaven - and' of
friends ' and be forever lost i
Turn oh! sinner turn, and live,'1
for life is offered 3rou, and 'all"
you have to do is to . accept and
you .may i live,, while eternity
shall lust and be eternally hu)-' !
py :with God. Will, you jtiot 1
come and live? i 1 ,; ,.!
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