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M' ARTHUR, VINTON COUNTY OHIO, WEDNESDAY,
AUGUST. 27, 1873.
jr. W. HOWKN, Kdltor and Proprietor
Terms of Saoaorlntion.
i i- i ijjiv, imc vcai-.n HI I One copy.Rnios M W
due .Miii'v, II mos. . .. 15 One copy,4 mos. M)
fl'iint paid within the year.: J''
Vhc Mi' . Ar'hur Kxtirm-B rlreuluteit ( Hhli.
fi J'O.M'AvilC within the limit l Muton
',i h''i--.illiiii' KsginiiKIl unci Thf CUrh
',. 111 bu sunt to one person mnf
war tor . (W. ,. , ,' . . ,' ',
' V failure t.i notify ii liM('i:itliin;n'e at the
n. I or the lime subscribed l'ir, will he taken
n i.ow engagement for unburn iption.
ran-ril) type shall eonsliliito a Hipuire.
Itultsit.nl r'ijfiireWirk--nOceuis nddltii
t iii'u occupied by 10 linen or tins (.Itoji-
f 4 00
1 It 110
J. 5 IK)
. bO 00
'I'l: I lUIII't'S
yi'ij. . s-pitiivs,
' . . duuui,
f H 00
15 00 ,
.Vlmi'tiscineiits ?1 00 , . t stpip.ro for
tliM innfiiioii'. uml ) rents per siiuni'O for
i-ni-li uilMilumiil insertion,
la.-diiew Curds, not exeusdlrjtr 0 linen, 5
Aft bill's dmo Mnrt insertion of urtrcrtff.B-
.'ills with re
ijular udvcrtlseii to he paid
l "t rit-HH Notices 10 cents a lino. Marriage
"Not in' according to tlie liberality of the
Nearly ijyertiser cutlllud to ijunrtcrrly
eliuug''. , , , . ...
rtdvemiutiioiitiMipl otherwise ordered, will
ha continued until uidt'Ct"! Uincontlmii'il, uml
clmixoil iiiico-iliiit(l v.
(Foiniei'ly Samld lloune,)
Z ALE 3 X I, OHIO.
KGP.KIiT 1JOa7en7 Pitoi'iinncii.
'J liU il.iuKv, uliii li Is convenient to the !. It
ili'jiu:., kIiiiui eliiiiiifin piopi'ii'toi'H, Iiiih liei'ii
lliii.ii.iirlilv renovated mid refill 'iiislied. nml
tin1 present prnpriulor oIl'ei'H to tinveleis and
i ii i iui 1 1' i'h me inisr ne.t'oniinoiiinienH.
tjnoil stiilileon the iicinii'.
CfeyTH10IS HOST KKASONAUI.K
J. W. Tinkhaciand Mvc, jSlisa Uy
llavliiK leaned thin ilolel, we tvoiild Inform
the tr.ivelinj; pulilie and utliuid, lliut they
lime llKiiontrhly renovated anil refurnished
jl. It U i Hiiaeiiiint and I'.oininodiiiiiH, uml (he
proprietor will eitileitvor to aeieinmodale all
who may favnr thent with their uati linage.
I.uneli served upon n inniueut'H nolice. Teniiia
Vi'i.l be proytiieit lor. toDitceo, t. iars, etc.,
hi'pt at tin time!., lciiiih mouoimt).
July 111, lsr:MI,n.
Mo ARTHUR, OHO.
J V MKS WOKKMAN, Proprietor.
oliico (diailfjliilf pronrletovs, linn
Iv renovated from ''ton to Imt-
Ibis lliiiue. a
elers Uie best ncoouitnodution lu clean and
neiit st.i le, at low prices. Come and try It,
(iooiV Htabllutf, aud liornos will he well eared
for. t,'. W. Baknktt'8 "Bun line" startu from
thin llotnte dailv, ntl. o'clock noon, for the
Unllroad. ' 10-ely
tnn.f' '1 Iih nieeiit oioorietor ofl'tiiH to truv
pRKNUKKOAST fe JKNKINGS, Pko'S.
Con. Makket and Front St'b.
'i'l il IToune fionts the Bteaniboat I iukIIiik,
nml convenient to the It. K. Depot. Kloiint
ly and i k lily ftirulslied for couvenlence and
,1. W. VAKMKIt Proprietor.
TIiIm lintel Is 111 tho mint convenient pint of
the city on Front St..' between Market and
ME RIC All HOTEL.
pinier IIIkU and Statu Bin., nearly opposite
'I'lilt Hutu) li l'lii'iilithed tliroiilunit with all
the inn lorn Improvements, titieKta can rely
on the huit tivHtmontuuil very low liilln.
Htruet Cars pass thb Hotel to and I'rom all
.I'll. I.T. JIO.NAHAN .... Proprietor.
'i'hin liounu, fonneily the Isli.'im IfmiHn, lius
'b.vn tlioroiiKhly renovated ami heiiutifnlly
ful'liUhed. Iluvinjf suiierinr fiicilitieH, every
thlni( will lie done loiniiku niirntiiioiiifin tiilile.
l'.ililo nhvaysiiujiplled with the best the mar
ket iid'ni'il-i. Meely furnlnhed riioniH nnd
icleiiiie.it lied, (loud Wlnblen. Every effort
jim.lt? fur thu euiiifort of putrona. All cbui jfi'H
. C H I LLl COTHE, OHIO.
1'hls Hotel, a few leet from the Hiillroml De
mi,, and where all travelers on ull trains can
..ilcn mollis, bus lust linen irmnt.lv ctilnvircil nml
tliomuichly repaired, painted. Ac. nnif Is now
In eoniplotu order for ilia receptinii of guests.
Trains stop ton minutes for meals. Tornn
Cunier .Sixth ami Walnut Mtrcou,
f. J. OAKKK .L T. FISH Kit, Proprietor.
.l.fO.MolNTYHK A J. B, Ci)NNKi,i,r, Clerks.
This Iiiiiho lni' been ontlroly Rellttod aud
Huinodeleil, and Is In All Itospoct a
, 1,1, TUB t.ITXITHIICfl OKTITR8KAH0M. Table
nrii.sHinl by none lu the West. Ample nnd
lilKitsniiii aeconunndatlona for travelers. Ulvo
il i til. OAKH4 A CO.. l'roiirlctors.
merican SubmorjoiJ Pump.
"Tim Ml'st Pump the World."
nil It AUENT3 report over f'JOO.OOO worth of
I'oportv snveil iroiu nre tins
li it tit
t world, us well us Niin-Kukkzinii
id. he nir tho most noworn
powerful force. pumps
year by these
inluin List, page SU4 of the Aniorlcan AgrfT'iil
, to rlst. This paper never deceives the farni!ir.
riee notice III February nuinher, page 45. Try
line, lr it don't do the work claimed, send It
hack mid gut your money, lis WK W A Kit A NT
our pumps to do ill w elaiin for them tin our
Heml for circulars or orders ti the Bridge
port M'f'gCo., No, 55(.'liainlii'i't.,S'cw York.
An order for nine No. 1 Pump, secures an
, oxeluslvi) town itgeuny, "7-tf.
Hcm (ii.tobor nuniber, iiago.'IIK), also tho Pro-
Q T. GUNNING,
1'ionipt allunUnn (f Ivon to nil legal buslnCBH
jitrnntud to IiIh earn,
(I like lit ilia losiiU'liie. ' ;
Officii hi e-Miid Story f Ditvln' KulM
imr, opiiiiKile ' i n ton (.'iitintv Mationitl Hank.
July DO. IB'iJ) ly.
Will nttund iiminiitlv to an v butilneiw given
liiHearu uml niiiiuiiuiiLMit ill liny t'ointmif
the Court House, tip bkiIi .
viiitim aim aniuiniiig cntiiuie.4. urirwx m
ritOHKOU'J'I.S'H ATTOKNKyoP VlkYON t'wt.'yTY.
Will prai'lli'O In Itost, Vinton nml HilJulninK
coinitii'H. All li'Kiil hiiHiiten. untiuntud to his
cave promptly altemleil to,
I'arbb Monumsnts, Tomb Stonc3,
MA NT LES, HJltNITi;KK,io.,
hand. All kinds of CK.M UTKIIY WOItU done
(iiinil Asyoi'lir.ent lit Marble rfinAtiiutlv mi
to order In tlio llm'st stvle.
mi'! denier in all kinds of
Picture Oh 1 1 uml Picture Nails.
miillet l'l'MuieH enlarifed to liny sl.e, and
llni.shed in oil, Waler-colors, or India Ink, or
liuy other style Hint niay he desired, at the
LOWKH'F K ATI'S,
Lnrjro and llnely flniHlied I'liotojrrnplni can
bo niiulo I'roni scriileheil nnd failed Picture.
Pictures of all kinds Framed to order, and
all work warranted to iive satisfaction.
carefully done, and the
g T. BOGGESS,
Jackson O. H., Ohio.
EW" Ciin tit nil tinies be lound nt Ills office.
TEhTII KXTIIACTKD almolutely wilhont
lain, and with perfect safety, by the use of
Laughing gas. cm
PITTSBURG, CINCINNATI &
ST. LOUIS R. R.
C. i U. DIVISION.
Cincinnati... 8:30 a. in.
Lancaster... 2:10 p. in.
Laucaster. .. 2:15 p. in.
Zanusvillo... 4:111 p.m.
" " ... 4:20 1. m.
Pittsburg .. 11:10 "
PNladelpla. 12:35 "
jNowYork.. 8:85 "
.V.York .. :S0a. in. B:0Opm
Pittsburg. . . 1 -M a. in. (1:00 a in
r iiiuieiu'ia. ixmuu. in. m:iu
Kanosville.. 8:20 " 4:00pm
. . b:.iu 4:10
Lancaster,. 10:80 " H:lft
" " .. 10:40 " (1:20
Cincinnati., fi:00 p. in.
jyj c ARTHUR HACK LINE.
Charles W. Barnett, Proprictoi'
"ITT"!!.!, run rgiilnrlvtoM'ArthurBlntlim
VV to meet ail trains.
Hack leaves SlcArthur Post Ofllco at 10
o'clock, A. M toinnet Fnst Lino West; at 12
M. to meet the Cincinnati Kxpress going oiutt;
at2 o'clock 1. M., to meet the St. Louis Kxiiess
guiiiir went, at o r. 3t ior r list i.me ciihd,
Will meet the Paikersburg, ilariotta and
Zale.sk I Accomodation on application in per
son or bv letter.
Orders left at the Post Ofllco, MoArtliur, or
iniiiiiii.i, prom ptiy nuoiuieii to.
line 4-lWij. C1I AKLKS W. BARS' ETT.
Wk arc prepared to do all kinds of work dono
in njlrtl class -woolen factory, such as
CARDINO, KP1NI.NG anil WEAVING.
Siitlsfiictlon will be given to all our mmtoinors.
Highest miM'kiit prloo 'Ali for wool,
1)ii,los, Huston 4 Co.
Juno 5, 18T3-8UI.
ANSAS CENTRAL LAND
MnJ. JOHN W. BK11K9. Manager.
Real Kstnte Business; also have for sals all
tho binds of the Kansas Pncllle Railway Com
pany, amounting to ovor C.OOO.OOO acres of tho
most desirable in Central and Western Kan
sas; also Mill Mies, Coal Lands, Farms, Cattle
Itanchos, and City Property in hulliia and the
neighboring towns, for sale at all times.
St- Send for the " Kansas Central Advo
cato," alnrgo!)'J-coiiinn land paper, see what
woliaveforsalo, and read all about the great
keystone Htalo of tho West. .
Mnreli fill, IKID-loiw'
In overy county of oacli State, for new
Nailonal Book. (Tits mvhh anii poiitkaith
oi' tiik niBHiniiNTs) wllli Inn slmilo eopv of
the Det'lnriilloii of liidopomlunce, the Consti
tution of United Hliilcs, and WaslilngUin'i
Farewell Address, with 10 Una steel plates.
For circular and terms, address Johnson
Wilson A Co,, ST Jloekmun St, N. T ,
ttrletw0m. - ' '
The Philosophy of Love.
'Wisliliitfuiieli other not OltowA, luldtttd,
tliey lived lTspectahly its man mid tVlfp."
Could love forever
. Hun like a river,
Ami Time's endeavor
Ho tried lit vain,
No other nlcaniro
)'jl h this could iiteasuro;
And lll.u a t.ri'Hsnre
vyo'd'lws tie c,imIi :
ltiit hlitcn our sl(;hlfig
J'jIMI inn. fii'U "KJ
foinicd for nyliiar
Then fur tl.li feiisftu
hoyu pinnies niswiiig;
j,et' nve a 4Hgnj
lint let Unit teuton j . . -Bo
only iH'ln. ;
U lien lovers, parted, '
And, all hopes thwarted,
Kxpect to die,
4 lew years older
All liOw inucli coJi,r
'i'lioy iul,'lit lleholdlicr
for wliinu they Kihl .
M'liea linked tofcetliur
In evory weather
'J'licv pluck love's feather
... Wotil out is WllMf-.
Ilo'U atny lorovor,
Hut sudly shiver
-W itliout his plumafre
When past the spring.
1,1 ko chiefs of faction
His life I action,
A fornial fuel Ion
That curbs his rein,
libscinc; titj fiery,
Despot no inot ej l'i
u it" withdibdidu.
Still, still ndvanciiiKi
Wild biinnors glancing,
His power enhancing,
lie must move on;
Kupose but cloys him,
Ketroiit tlestroys him,
l.ove lirookti not n
Walt not, fund luvun,
Till year are over,
AH.'! tlluu l'"pV-'l'
As from a ilre.'inl.
While cuc-h bewailing
The other's failing
With wni Hi and railing
All iilili'oiiH seem.
While first ilecruujn,
Vet nut quite ceasing,
Wait not till teasing ,
All passion blight;
If once dimluish'd
J.ove's reign is lluisli'd,
Then part in friendship,
And hid good night.
Mo shall affection.
The dear connection
Bring hack with joy;
You bin I not waited
Till, tired and or hated,
Your passions stated
Begun to cloy.
Your hist emhruccs
Leave no cold traces
The same fond faces,
As through the past;
And eyes, the mirrors
Of yoursweet errors
Helloct but rapture
Not least, through lust.
Ask more tlian patience;
W hat despiuatioiiK
From ucli have rlslu!
But yet remaining,
What it's but chaining
Hearts which, onc waning,
Beat 'gainst tlmir prisony
Time hill can cloy lovo,
A ml use destroy love
The winged boy, lovo
Is but iiirhovs.
You'll find it torture,
Through slinrpor, shorter,
To wean, and not
Wear out your Jovs.
Catechism on Tobacco.
BY JULIA COLMAN.
Q. WJial is tobacco ?
A. A poisonous plant.
Q. Why 110 you call it pois
A. Because, if a person takes
a little, it makes him sick.
Q. In what way ?
A. He turns pale, trembles,
becomes dizzy, vomits, retches,
and sometimes swoons away
Q. What is the cause of all
this commotion ?
A. The system,
tobacco aa a poison, makes vio
lent efforts to get rid of it,
Q. Does it always succeed ?
A. Not always; if enough
tobacco is taken it causes
Q. How much is enough
one mouthful ?
A. Much less than that often
Q. But we see men take
largo mouthfuls every day with
out appearing sick ?
A. That is because thev have
become accustomed to it.
Q. Hoy do you explain that?
A. If it is continually put in,
the system gradually leaves off
those violent efforts, and expels
it more quietly, works it off in
some other way.
Q. Is it still a poison ?
A. It is, and it goes all
through the system doing much
Q. But you said the system
worked it off?
A. So it does; but very
slowly, and it hurts itself in do
Q. Explain how ? '
A. The system was not made
to work off tobacco. It has
other work to do keeping us
well and strong, and this extra
work weakens it so that it can
not do its own work properly.
Q. But supposing only a lit
tle is taken, docs that do any
hurt? ' :
A. All poisons hurt ; they
are callod poisons because they
hurt. Tobacco . is one of the
most violent ; a ' little hurts
some, and more hurts worse.
Q. What are t)0 most com
mon injuries done by the use of
tobacco ? " ;
A. It first affect3 the nerves,
and often bring on neuralgia,
paralysis, and other nervous
Q. Does this effect other
parts pf the system ? -
A. It does, because the" whole
system is governed by its nerves.
These of the stomach help di
gestion, an poisoning .them
often produces dyspepsia, a
common disease among tobacco
Q. Does tobacco ever affect
the heart ?
A. It often does so very seri
ously, making tQ Ijearlbat ir
regularly, and, sometimes stop
ping it entirely, and the man
dies suddenly of heart disease.
Q. Does it affect the eyes ?
A. t rjqmetjmes, affects the
nerves of sight as well aa the
other nerves, so that tobacco
users frequently grow near
sighted. ; and jt has been known
to bring on various eye com-
plaints and blindness, beside
causing numerous diseases.
Q. Some people wljo use to
bacco live to be quite old ; how
do you account for that ?
A. They would most likely
have lived longer and have
been healthier and stronger
Q. put suppose they live lon
ger than some of those who do
not use tobacco ?
A. They may have been
stronger to begin with.
Q. Are not all people equally
strong naturally ?
A. Half of all the children in
this country are so weak nat
urally that they die before they
are five years old, and many
others are afflicted with nerv
Q. Has tobacco anything to
do with this ?
A. We have reason to be
lieve that this is largely due to
the use of tobacco and alcoholic
Q. Tobacco does not make
some people sick at .first. Is it
poison in them ?
A. Such people have proba
bly inherited a taste for it, and
are poisoned to begin with ; so,
if they use it, they are doubly
Q. Does it ever affect the
1 Tl I
a. it inaices men more or
less dull and stupid, and it has
been known to make them idi
ots and lunatics.
Q. If tobacco does so much
mischief, who do people use it?
A. Because, as they say, it
makes them feel good.
Q. How do you account for
the good feeling ?
A. The nerves, when de
ranged arid diseased by tobac
co, feel bad, but a little more
tobacco stupifies and quiets
them for a while. ,
Q. Some people will ask,
"What, then, is tobacco made
for?" How will you answer
A. If I do not know what to
bacco is made for, that is no
reason why I should eat it, or
use it in any way.
Q. Does the use of tobacco
cost much ?
A. Not at first ; and tho user
fancies that it never will cost
him much; but the appetite de
mands more and more, till it
sometimes cost him hundreds of
dollars a year.
Q. How much is spent
this country for tobacco ?
A. It is estimated at eighty
millions of dollars a year or
Q. Why do not nion give it
up when they find that it is so
so much ?
A- Many would be very glad
to i) so, but they find it hard
to Li-oak ijp the hajjifc hen onco
toruod. -"" ,
Ql What makes it hard?
A! Because, when the tobac
co ia stopped, the system rests
from ! jts ' terrible poison fight
ing, and that -makes a feeling
of sinking j then comes a thor
ough overhauling and cleaning
out, and the man, "not under
standing it, thinks ho is sick
and inust have tobacco to cure
Ijiii, mi sq it Receives . hirn,
anj keeps on, 1 ,. '
wnrno-Lys evoi' com
mence using it ?
A. Because they
using it, and, as they are going
to De iten some (lay, they want
to use t,
Q. How do our men come to
use it, in the first place ?
A. They saw the wild Indian
uso it, I
Q. A very poor reason. But
what cai wo do about it ?
A. The) boys can do some
good by learning all they can
about the mischief Jt dqes, so
that they Hvill never, wish to
learn the use of it.
Q, ; JIow can we help each
other in this good work ?
A. Anti-Tobacco societies and
Bands of Hope can bo formed,
in which these truths will be
studied , and people can give
money to distribute tracts, and
editors can show it up in their
papers, so that everybody can
learn what mischief it does.
! Q. How much good will that
do? , ;;
A. They tell us that knowl
edge is power, and, if the wrild
Indians did not know any bet
ter than to poison themselves
with tobacco, perhaps intelli
gent Christian people, can
learnj1 and we mean to try. '
hurtful and so vile, and
How not to Criticise.
It is a curious feature, in the
common run of what are called
"reviews" and "book notices,"
that the objections made to a
dook so irequentiy consists in
the charge that it is not some
thing else. As a well known nov
elist remarked the other day,
"Thev find fault with a crab
because it is not a lobster." Or,
an another eminent writer said
a hundred years ago : "If you
present them the handle of a
knife, they complain that it is
not sharp; and if you offer them
the blade, they complain that it
is inconvenient to take hold of."
Anybody who will examine a
file of newspaper notices of Miss
Ingelow's wonderfully good
novel, Of The Skelligs', will find,
accordingly, that a number of
them consist in substance of as
sertions that Miss Ingelow has
heretofore written poems, and
that this novel is no a poem. It
certainly is not ; nor is it a pig.
But why say so? "There are
somethings which this court
may be supposed to know."
Old and New.
Tub Medical Home has the
following receipts, which may
bo of value :
A tea made . of chestnut
leaves and drank in the place
of water, will cure tho most ob
stinate case of dropsy in a few
A tea made of ripe or dried
whortle berries, and in the place
of water, is a sure and speedy
cure for a scrofulous difficulty,
however so bad.
A tea made of peach loaves
is a sure cure for kidney diffi
A plaster made of fresh slak
ed lime and fresh tar is a cure
for cancer, which, with all its
roots, will soon oomo out.
Ior the cure of small-pox,
apply raw onions, halved, under
tho arms, in the hands and on
the bottom of tho feet; change
often ; diet, chicken broth.
' i. a l r.: ... I ., ' i . i ,y.r '
Advertisement for a Liquor Dealer's
' " These commodious premi
ses have recently fitted up for
the sale of Liquid Fire." Beg
gars, paupers and drunkards
are here manufactured at the
shortest notice. I deal in " Fa
miliar Spirits," which are war
ranted tq excite men, to deeds
of riot, robhery, profaneness,
impurity and Woodshed. Vic
tims are prepared for the asy
lums, the prison aud the gal
lows. Crime, depravity and
death can be obtainec at (his
store,: wholesale and retail. The
double distillea ;"Lia4 Br?"
sold by me, is guaranteed to
produce misery in families,
wretchedness in the community,
and ruin in the church, j for the
glasses I sell, will deprive some
of my customers of life, many
of reason, more of their sub
stance, and all of true domes
tic comfort. References are
kindly permitted to my minis
ter and church, from which I
have a letter stating, over my
pastor's signature, that I am a
member of his flock, in good
I would also say that the
magistrates of the city has
rritmn niA a lirtAnan orwl frtnf.
q! 1 ,11V llV.VI.IUVj lAAv, .""I
the legislators of the land have
made the traffic honorable. Thus
endorsed, I venture to say, that
"all are invited" to my store,
where the " Liquid Firo" may
bo obtained, either to drink on
the premises, or to be carried
home, where fathers, mothers
and children will speedily be
made sots, or widows, or or
phans. As a church member, I daily
pray, " Lead us not into temp
tation." The Bible says, " no
drunkard shall inherit the
kingdom of heaven."- But my
store yields a . lucrative profit,
and I shall try to explain these
passages in the figurative sense,
and if my conscience should
now and then squeak, I will
quiet its voice by promising to
give a liberal subscription to
the Missionary Society, and to
supp ort church and schools at
home by splendid donations,
Therefore,! say again, " all are
invited" to take a few glasses
of " Liquid Fire," and I pledge
myself that all I have herein
set forth, shall be fully proven
to the very letter.
Give me an occasional call
I am certain that you will be so
pleased, that I shall re ckon you
a regular customer. Ask for
" Liquid Fire," sold by Chris
tian Judas, at the large store
of the Age.
Died, Aged 122 Years.
On Sunday, Aunt Hager, a
colored woman, died in the
country near Alexandria. She
was probably the oldest person
in the United States, being 122
years old, having been born on
the 21st of March, 1751. She
was a native of Virginia, ; and
was brought to Kentucky, at
an early day of its settlement,
by Lewis Wizcoxen, whose wife
was a sister to Ben. Beall the
elder, grandfather of Ben. Beall
the present circuit clerk of
Campbell county. She died of
old age. For the last twenty
years she has been blind, but in
other respects possessed all her
faculties to tho last.
The Agricultural Department
at , Washington h ive received
from Scotland 30,005 plants of
the true Scotch fir, or highland
pine tree, for distribution in tho
Western States. ,
' News is scarce in Minnesota ;
in tho. effort to. present, some
thing fresh, a Lanesboro paper
has found it necessary to pub
lish the Ten Commandments. -,
A Scene from LIfe.
A young man entered tho
bar-room of a village tavern,
and called for a drink.
"No," said the landlord"
" you have too much already.
You have had delirium tremens
once, and I cannot sell you any
moro," , .
, We stepped aside to make
room for a counle ot vouns
men who had just entered, and
the landlord waited upon them
The other bad, stood by si
lent and sullen, and when they
had finished he walked up to
thelaunlovd, and thus addressed
" Six years ago, at their age,
I stood where these young men
now are. I was a man with
fair prospects. Now at the age
of twenty-eight, I am a wreck,
body and mind. You led me
to drink. In this room I formed
the habit that has been my ruin.
Now sell me a few glasses more
and your work will be . done !
I shall soon be out of the way ;
there is no hope for me. But
they can he saved ; they may
be men again. Do not sell it to
them. Sell to me and let me
die, and the world will be rid of
me ; but for heaven's sake sell
not a drop more to them I"
The landlord listened, pale
and trembling. Setting down
his decanter, he exclaimed, God
helping me, that is the last drop
I will ever sell to any one 1 And
he kept his word.
There is not a more pleasing
exercise of the mind than grat
itude. It is accompanied with
so great inward satisfaction,
that the duty is sufficiently re
warded by the performance. It
is not like the practice of many
other virtues, difficult and pain
ful, but attended with so much
pleasure, that there were no
positive command which en
joins it, nor any recompence
laid up for it hereafter, a gen
erous mind would indulge it,
for tho natural gratification
which it affords.
If gratitude is due from man
to man, how much more from
man to his Maker. The Supreme
Being does not only confer up
on us those bounties which pro
ceed more immediately from
His hand; even those benefits
which are conveyed to us by
others. Every blessing we en
joy, by . what means soever it
may be conferred upon us, is
the gift of Him who is the
great Author of good, and the
Father of mercies.
If gratitude, when exerted
toward one another, naturally
produces a very pleasant sensa
tion in the mind of a grateful
man, it exalts the soul into rap
ture, when it is employed on
this great object of gratitude,
on this benificent being, who
has given us everything we
already possess, and from whom
we expect everything we yet
hope for. Lord give us a heart
with less inurbanity, and more
C. H. B.
Food Medicine. Dr. Hall
relates the case of a man who
was cured of his billiousness by
going without his supper and
drinking freely of lemonade:
"Every morning," says the
doctor "this patient arose with
a wonderful sense of rest and
refreshment,1 and a feeling as
though the blood '. had been
literally washed, cleansed and
cooled by the lemonade and
the fast. His theory is that
food will be used as a remedy
for. many disease seccessfully.
So the way' to keep good health
is really to know what to eat
not to know what medicines
to "take." ' v.;"""'
Important if True—A Farmer's
. A farmer named Baker,' liv
ing near Rochester, on the Ce
dar River, went into his pas
tures, one day, and salted his
cattle. The animals licked up
the salt with customary , eager
ness, but the next day a fine
cow died, after a few hours' in
tense suffering. Soon another
was attacked in the same way,
and then another and another
until eight were lost. Mr. Ba
ker at once suspected that the -salt
he had given them ' con
tained poison, and took a sam
ple of it to Dr. "Jamison of Mos
cow, who examined it without
finding traces of any injurious
substance. Tho Doctor then
went up to Baker's farm, and
found on the bank of Crooked
creek, where the cattle went to
drink, vermillion-colored earth,
which ho thought might con
tain quicksilver. This, i to hia
mind, fully explained the death
of the cattle. They had swal
lowed some of the mercurial
earth, or water - impregnated
with it, which, combining with
the salt; in their stomachs,
formed corrosive sublimate in
sufficient quantities to cause
death. He then hastily ar
ranged a very crude apparatus
for extracting the quicksilver,
and succeeded in getting a
yield of 10 per cent, of pure
mercury. The beds from which
the quicksilver was taken ex
tend for about a mile along tho
creek, in layers from five to
ten feet in thickness. These
crop out in various places, and
can be easily worked ; but
whether at a profit in something
Jonah's prayer was not nota
ble for its words. The ' fish's
belly was not the place for
picked phrases, nor for long
winded orations. We do not
believe that he offered a long
prayer, but it
from his heart and flew straight
up to heaven. It was shot by
the strong bow of intense desire
sire and agony of soul, and
therefore, it speeded its way to
the throne of the Most High.
If you worild now pray, never
mind your words it is the soul
of prayer that God accepts. If
you would be saved, go to your
chamber, and rise not from your
knees till the Lord has heard
you. Ay, where you now are
let your soul pour out them
selves before God, and faith in
Jesus will give you immediate
The Scientific American de
scribes the new wood carpeting,
which is coming into extensive
use, as follows : The fabric is
made of slats or more ornamen
tal shapes, glued or cemented
upon a cloth backing. The
slats or strips of wood are of
different colors, arid are arrang
ed to produce all the effects of
tesselated to produce all the ef- .
fects of tesselated , floors,
mosaic work, etc., . and being
about a quarter of an inch in
thickness, they" will wear many
years. Thoy aro finished in oil,
and fit togother so tightly that
the joints are as perfect as
those in invalid work. The sur
face thus produced can : there
be scrubbed, washed and oiled,
whoa needed, precisely like
other floors made of ornamental
woods, which floors they resem
ble in all respects when laid.
Qerry : How are They Free ?
The sum realized from the sale
of the pews in Rev. Mr. Hep
worth's church , in New York
amounted to $250,000. The
pews number 317, with rentals
ranging from $150 to $1,200.