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Sastlst bare services first Sunday and
S inday night in every month and Saturday
ntrbt Dreredinc. -W. P. Bennett, pastor.
M. K. Cnurcn boutn bervieee intra son
dar In every month. W. W.Cook, palter.
Union Sunday School every Sunday morn
tut at ball put eight o'clock.
Hen Jamti Slnart, Judge, Owemboro.
A. I- Morten. Clerk. Hartford.
K. R. Murrell. Master Commissioner. Hartford
C. W. PhtllSps. sheriff, Hartford. Deputies
QVTBuneer. Hartford, 6 P Tailor, Bearer
Dam, E II Cooper, Fordsvllle,8 L Fulkenon
Hc-r's Falls.
Cenrt begins second Mondays in May and
flovember. and continue! three weesi eacn
Sen J A Murray, judge, Cloverport.
Ken Joicph Hayrraft, attorney, Owemboro,
K I. 7li. iailer. Hartford.
Cenrt brglns on Crtt Mondays in April and
October and conttnuea tw weexs eacn term,
lien. W. T. Oregery, Judge, Hartford.
Capt. 8am. K. Cox, Clerk, Hartford.
J. P. Eanderfur. Attorney. Hartford.
Court begins on the fint Monday in every
Begin on the 3rd Monday! in January, April,
July aad Oetober.
Bet-ins en the first Monday! January and
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i. Smith Fitthngh, 6urTtyor. Sulphur Springs.
1 hei. II. Eoswell, Coroner, fcuipnur springs
3, P. Rewe, School Commiuioner, Hartford,
Cllir DISTSICT 0. 1
I Mar I June I Sept I Dec
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Alferd I 3
cool iraues siamicr so. Z
AX Brown I 28 1 IS I
D J Wilcox l 27 1
ATCoffman I 2 26
WP Render 27 1 !S
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Den Newton I 1 I 15
Woodward I 1? It
J L. Burton I 81 8
tlgMcElrey 1 12 1 12 1
James Miller ( 111
AS Bennett I 19 1 I
John P Coeper 20 f 18 1
Melrin Taylor I J1 I 2 I 29 1
Samuel Austin ( 30 20 23 J
niairono sistict o. 9.
J.bnM Leach I 21 I 211 22 1
I L Allen 2: 20 J SI
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Jabs A Bennett I 8 1 6 1
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J g Tales I 14 1 14 14 1
Vf H Cummins 1S 13 li
A lilt of the Constables of Ohio County an
their Pest Office address:
VT W Bsell, Koine.
cool yrsixoa district Ko. I. ,
Isas Brown, Rockport.
J M Catebier, Ceralro.
SltCtlon, Bator.
Jo I Harder, F.rJ.Tllie.
niRTronD district ko. 7.
W L Maddox, Bearer Dam.
X 8 Hedges' Cromwell.
A. C Ellis, Hartford.
T. I. Kerby.
Hartford F.P.Mergan, Judge, aeeond Mon
day! in January, April, July aod October.
Cbarlei Grifin, Marshal.
Bearer Dam. E. W. Cooper, Judge, first
Saturday in January. April, July an I October.
Thomas Stevens, Marshal.
Cromwell. A. P. Montague, Judge, second
Saturday in January, April, July and October
JS4. W. Daniel Marshal.,
Ceralro. W. D. Barnard, Judge, last Sat
urday In March, June, September and Decem
ber. Daniel Tlehenor, Marshal.
Hamilton J. W. LaaVferd, Judge, post
Sea address MeQenry, courts held third Sat
urday In January, April, July and October.
A- J. Camas, Martha, pott-eBet address,
Reckport J. W. Duke, Judge, Mansfield
Williams, Marshal. Courts held first Wednes
day in January, April, July and October.
Meet third Monday night in each
Iftels second Monday night in each
month. M. E. W. If. MOORE, H. P
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Meeta in Taylor Hall, in Hartford,
Ky.,on the Second and Fourth Saturday
erenines in each month. The fraternity
sire cordially inritcd to Tieit us when con
venient for them to do so.
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very Thursday evening. A cordial invi
tation is extended to members of the Or
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Patent Medicines fcc,
" Family Medicines and Physicians preicrip
tfens accurately coaponsicd at all bouts.
VOL. 3.
Twas but a word, a circle's word,
As thistle down It seemed so light;
u pi
used a moment In the air.
hen onward winged Its flight.
Another Hp caught up the word.
And breathed it with a hearty sneer;
It gathered weight as on it sped,
That careless word in its career.
Then rumor caught the flying word,
And busy gonip garo it weight;
Until that little word boeame
A rebiclo of angry hate.
And then that word was winged with fire,
Its million was a thing of pain;
For soon it fell like lava drops
Upon a wildly tortured brain.
And then another pace of life.
With burning, soalding tears was blurred;
A load of care was heavier made,
Its added weight, that careless word.
That careless word, oh! bow it scorched
A fainting, bleeding, quirering heart!
Twas like a hungry fire, that searched
Through erery tender vital part.
How wildly throbbed that aching heart!
Deep agony its fountain stirred;
It calmed, but bitter ashes mark
The pathway of that careless word.
The educational record of early days is
nlso very obscure. The first school teach
er of which tradition speaks was Mr.
James Shanks, the father of Q. C. Shanks
He stems to have been a wclr educated
man for that day, and much celeemed as
teacher and disciplinarian. The late
Robert Mwelev. who was among the
first urchins thai bathed in Rough creek
and played "hide and seek" behind the
stumps and logs in the then new town of
Uarlford, used to tell a story that illus
trated his teacher's discipline. He
(Shanks) enjoined it upon his pupils to
say their prayers, night and morning,
and punished them if they did not He
boarded with Mo6eley'a father. Bob, as
boys will sometimes do, fell asleep before
bed time and before saying his prayers,
and it was quite a job to arouse him.
Some one got him on his feet, and in his
half sleeping, half waking state, told him
to eay his prayers and go to bed ; but he
swore with an oath that lie would do no
such a thing. When looking around
there stood school master, at the sight of
horn he fell on his knees and prayed
like he was at a camp-raeeting. Col.
Shanks, however, explains this feature of
lis father's discipline, by saying that it
was outy in compliance with the wishes
of his employers, that liis father thus
taught his pupils; for his father, like
himself, was a staunch unbeliever in re-
igion. This might have been the case,
but H his father died in the Colonel's in
fancy he might be mistaken, at least
most ol us would fondly hope that our
parents died in Christian faith ; for few
of us reach or envy those intellectual
eights that assure us there is no here
after! that death is eternal "loom I
At a very early period the Legislature
passed an act incorporating the Hartford
Academy, and granted it several tboui
sand acres of land. These lands, it was
said, were entrusted fo a surveyor to lo
cate on the shares, and tradition says
that this surveyor had no difficulty in
finding good saleable-lands, on which to
locate his own shnre, but could find no
place vacant except in the swamps of
Cypress creek, on which to locate the
Academy's share. That they were so
located was at least true, and the early
trustees of the Academy paid no atten
tion to them. A new act of Ibe Legisla
ture, passed between the years 1835 and
1840, vested the property of the Harts
ford Academy in the Hartford Seminary,
and the trustees of the latter institution
procured copies of the original patents,
and sold those lands for scarce a portion
of their real value, the proceeds of which
aided in buildings, that now dilapidated
old building which stands as & monument
of disgrace to our town, called the semi
Daniel Barry, a small framed mcrcu-,
rial Irishman, and, who it is said, was
scarce ever known to stand or set still,
the old records show was appointed clerk
of the Ohio Circuit Court as early as
1803. He, perhaps taught the largest
and most popular school ever taught in
Hartford. Many of the most distin
guished men of the State attended this
school in their youth, among them Ben.
Hardin. Many are the stories that used
to be told of the pranks and frolics of
Barry's school boys, notwithstanding his
roost rigorous and strict discipline. He
had the reputation of being not oniy
thoroughly learned in all the branches
hich he professed to teach, but had the
tact of rapidly and thoroughly teaching
each pupil to the full extent of bis men
tal capacity, Nearly always on his feet,
alternately punishing, instructing or en
couraging each scholar, he was the terror
and admiration of all, and it was thought
an honor in after days to have gone to
school to Daniel Barry.
It was not the good fortune, however,
of the early settlers to have many such
teachers as Daniel Barry. Some were
cruel and inhumane in their punishment,
others lazy and careless, and others yet
drunken and dissipated.
The writer of these sketches was so
unfortunate as to have for his first pre
ccptor a fanatical idiotic, oldbypocondric,
bom the older boys could manage as
they pleased, and procure a holiday
whenever they wished, by persuading
him that he was very sick and looked as
e as a corpse, upon which the poor
old creature would take an affectionate
leave of us all, and request us to meet
im in Heaven, as he felt assured that
hia end bad come. Being too feeble and
cowardly to chastise the largo scholars,
he would flog the little ones by way of
caution to the older ones. A severe, but
unjust reprimand of this kind, adminisn
tcred to one of his youngest and favorite
pupils, set him against the school that
persuasions, bribes, severe whippings
were in vaiu, and nothing but actual
force would make him ever enter tl
school again ; and when the parents gav
way to his will, lest he would starve i
the woods, he demonstrated how far th
preceptor had succeeded in "teaching th
young ideas how to shoot," by laying
round the school house, and shooting
the old man through the crevices in th
log walls, with his pop gun.
The employment of such a teacher as
this was a forcible illustration of tl
folly, nay, the almost criminality of em
ploying su:h teachers, even in the first
rudiments of an education, for there,
perhaps, was not a single scholar who
ever went anv length of time to that
good meaning old creature, who ever en
tirely recovered from the defects of his
early education.
That, and various other teachers who
have been employed in the country, derai
onstrate the further fact, that it is not
the birch, the rules of the ecbool, thougli
as fixed as the laws of the Medea and
Persians, nor isjt the book learning that
constitutes the good teacher. It is un
doubtedly true that the tutor must know
what he professes to teach. But it is
equally important that be should know
how to teach it to not only the whole
class, but to every individual of that
class, and for this purpose the capacity,
intellectual powers and sensibilities of
each pupil, should be carefully studied
The present erstem of teaching in large
classes, perhaps never can and never will
be abolished in our schools. But many
a child lags behind, becomes discouraged,
and falls a victim to this system that
might under other circumstances, have
become the ornament of .the school,
Take for instance a boy of bashful, timid
modesty, slow perceptive faculties, which
is almost the sure accompaniment of a
reflective inquiring mind, and let him, in
company with more forward, pert boys,
come before a petulant, unobservant
tyrant of a teacher, and he will alinott
invariably make a failure; The conse
quence is, that he soon lags behind his
class, becomes discouraged and acquires
no taste for learning, and ends a street
loafer and a vagabond.
The steps from rule to rule, from case
to case, from, axiom to axiom, from prob
lem to problem, are as regular and as
necessary in the temple of science, as in
the stairway of a building. The pupil
must comprehend and understand each
step before it can ascend higher with con
scious knowledge of progress.
To illuctrntei How ia it poaeilt Cor a.
scholar to make any progress in arithme
tic without fully understanding the fun
damental rules addition, subtraction,
multiplication and division? Yet, how
frequently it is the case that a scholar
from absence, sickness or inattention,
passes over one of these rules without
understanding it, yet be is lifted by the
teacher's fiat over step after step, and
kept in his class. It is true this makes
but little difference on examination day
in some of our fashionable schools ; for
the questions and answers are written in
books, and the pupils' memories alone
are called in requisition, and they an
swer with a parrot's pertness and little
more than a parrot' comprehension.
The interest taken in the cause of ed
ucation has done credit to our political,
religious and social progress, but at the
same time rc everywhere behold the self
taught, the self-made man, from the
'mill boy of the slashes, who stood,
among men:
Erect in form, as one whoso spirit free.
Ne'er bent to any, less than (tod, the knee"
down to our present statesmen and di
vines, ever rising superior to their col
lege-bred competitors.
It would be unjust to attribute this
entirely to defects iu our system of educa
tion. The iron will, the habits of untir
ing industry and application, the tintram
melcd freedom of thought and expression,
which builds up the indigent youth to
place and distinction, are seldom devel
ped and formed into fixed habits by the
college student. He relies on his
parent's wealth and influence, upon his
teacher's instructions, and fails to acquire
that self-culture and selNrcliance, so nec
essary in after life. But that profound
thinker, Sidney Smith, has pointed out
one defect in our system of education.
He said to a young friend: "My udvice
is, to have the courage to be ignorant of
great many things, in order that you
may avoid the calamity of being ignore
ant of everything." This is the great
defect of our present system of education.
The parent sends the child -to school
perfectly ignorant of its taste or capacity,
or destiny in future life, and requires it
to be driven around the tread mill of the
sciences, disregarding Pope's couplet :
One genius only, on one science fit,
So vast Is art, so narrow human wit.
And the poor child is driven through
studies, for which it has neither taste,
capacity, or the remotest hope of being
available in after life. Instead of con
fusing the young mind in this way, let it
be learned something well that will be
useful in after life. That boy who has
even learned the multiplication table well
will surpass the other who has been
forced through without study and reflec
tion. to bb continued. 1
'Prav. sir. of what rirofession arc
you? said a JNow York counsel to a
witness who bad como to prove a fact,
and who was not deemed a very re-
pectable gentleman. "Sir, 1 am a
hoe-maker and wine-merchant." "A
what, sir?" said the learned counsel.
'A wine-merchant and shoe-maker.
'Then," said the counsel, "I mav de
scribe you as a sherry cobbler,"
In so-called fashionablo society, it is
the custom to offer wino to friends. A
scial party could hardly be called a
success without it, and lovely women
press tno tempting class upon youtie:
. j :i. . .i r
men, mm unuik uuuiius mm llieir Own
ruby Hps, just as recklessly as if they
uiu nut, miuw iiiai, uicnmi ucsirucuon
lurks in tho sparkling draught.
Half the miserable drunkards who
are launched upon tho world as fester
ine placues to decent society am start
cd on their evil course by this custom
of offering wiuo to friends. Respecta
blo people arc to blamo for half tho
drunkenness in the world.
Ask any of tho persons why they do
so, and they will tell you, "Oh, it is
impossible to do otherwise: It is the
custom to have wines at parties, and
we should loso caste if wo neglected
anything so tniportunt. Why, people
wouia talK ureadiuiiy about it. and
some of the most eligible young men
in our set novcr attend parties where
there is no wine. Oh, it would never
do to disregard so old a custom.
Well, go on in it, if you dare I Uive
this infernal poison to vour friends.
place its baleful redness at the lips of
your husbands, and put the fatal class
into me nanus oi your sons, lttiu tne
risk, if you dare, of making drunkards
of those you love, and of ruining them
both body and soul, here and hereafter.
louug woman fair women everv-
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wnero win you suny your wuite
hands with the touch of tho destroy
ing wineglass ? Will you daro to offer
its tempting contents to theyoung nun
who trusts you, and who looks to your
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nuiuuu a muhlv ui mjul lur urcct'iiL mill
example ? Will you dare to risk con
signing him to the dark despair which
nils the drunkards lite Will you
risk plunging him into the hell which
drunkenness ever creates for its miser
able victim, and where, through time
and eternity, ho may writhe in agony,
and curse your name and memory ?
Uh, beautitul woman, in lasmonable
society 1 you aro responsible for many
sorrowtui wreck of manhood ! lo
you many an unhappyyoung man may
trace back his ruin.
At the festal board, where silver and
china glitter in the brilliant gas-light,
where Lowers pcrlume the air, and soft,
voluptuous music fills the luxurious
rooms, and champagne sparkles in
crystal glasses, and beautiful woman
smiles overall, and invites the unwary
youth to drink her health from the
very glass her red Hps have touched
how differently looks to the inexperi
enced the pleasant siu of indulging in
trong drink, and how innocent seems
the pastime of "looking upon the wine
when it is red.
Does tho young man think of
dingy, fly-uluHu dniiii-sliwjo, uml of
blear-eyed, bloated drunkards then?
Does he dream of delirium tremens,
and the filthy gutter, and death in the
almshouse or the torpid fever?
Not he.
He drinks from the hand of beauty
tho draught of intoxication, and never
thinks that he has laid tho foundation
of despair and ruin.
A little while ago we asked a miser
able young man, who, in the lost
stage of intoxication, sfaggeied to our
door to buy a crust of bread, where
lie got the hrst whisky he ever drank.
His eyes gleamed : he made an ef
fort to stand erect: he clenched his
dirty fist, and replied :
A woman gave it to me 1 I was
the son of wealth, and she was the
woman I loved. It was at a social
party in Boston, and I belonged, to a
temperance league, too. She laughed
at mo for being old fogyish, and said if
loved her 1 wculd drink her health.
Curso her 1"
Many another ruined man could
tell the same story, we fear, and to
many another beautiful woman could
lo traced the same dark commenc-
ment of evil.
Ob.beautiful women ! Oh I women
with husbands, and sons, and broth
ers! sec to it that your cxamplo is
pure! that you do not smile compla
cently upon the intoxicating bowl !
See to it that your tongue never speaks
in toleration of it ana remember that
for whatsoever temptation ye place
before your fellows, God will surely
bring you into judgment,
Kate Thorn.
Tbe lied niblen,
The following letter was written by
a "lied Kibbonuo ot beymour, lnd
to a "Red Ribbon" brother of Evans
ville :
Seymour, led., Sept. 3d.
My Dear Sm Your kind note of
the 3d ult. to hand. Any aid that
you can give the Monitor will be very
thankfully received, and we will try
and repay you in somo way.
I am really glad to notice your de
termination to banish your desire for
that cursed poison. I took the Red
Ribbon with the determination that I
would quit drinking the stuff if it
killed me ; it is a big undertaking to
quit right off after being a hard drinker
for seven years not an occasional
drinker, but a regular, steady hard at
it. I signed tho pledgo twenty times
or more, and broke it; swore off hun
dreds times, but God was with me
this time and helped me, nnd now as
truo as there i3 a God in heaven, mis
fortune after misfortune may come
upon me, poverty may stare me in tho
face, bad luck of all kinds may come
to me, I am determined to die a sober
man, and sincerely hope that God will
help me to be of some little benefit to
this reform movemegt. I cannot
write on this subject without getting
pretty hot ; please excuse me.
Our club is in a flourishing condition
about 340 standing members. Near
ly all who have broken their pledge
have signed it over. If you can spare
any time shortly, I would like for
you to send mo a communication, or
have some one else to send ono from
Evan8ville- Very truly yours,
M. E. Smut,.
KENTUCKY, SEPT. 19, 1877.
Home nuil IU Quern
From the Christian Standard.
There is probably not nil unpervert
ed man or woman living, who docs not
teel tnat tno sweetest consolations and
best rewards of life are found in tho
loves and delights of home. There aro
very few who do not feel themselves in
debted to the influences that clustered
around their cradles for whatever good
there may lie i:i their characters and
condition. Home, based upon Chris
tian marriage, is so evident an liistitu
tion of God, that a man must become
profane before he can deny it. Wher
ever it is pure and true to the Christian
idea, thero lives an institution conser
vative of all the nobler instincts of so
Of this realm woman is the queen.
It takes its cue and hue from her. If
he is in the bestsense womanly if she
is true aud tender, loving ond heroic,
patient and self-devoted she con
sciously and unconsciously organizes
and nuts in operation a set of influen
ces that do more to mould the destiny
of the nation ihau any man, uncrown
ed by power af eloquence, can possibly
eueci. -iiiu hich ui uiu nation are
-t. rri r .1 . 1
what mothers make them, as a rule :
and tno voico that those men sneak in
the expression of power, is tho voice of
the woman who bore and bred them
can bo no substitute for this,
is no omer possioio way in
which the women ot the nation can
organize their influence and power
that will tell so beneficially upon so
ciety aud the Statts Christian Stand
From the Temperance AoTaice.
Famine In India.
The Lexington cekly Press of the
12th, says:
"The statistics of the famine in In
dia continue to be portentous. There
is a steady increase, especially in Mad
ras, of the number applying for relief.
Within a fortnight, this has amounted
to no fewer than 385,000. About 1-,
300,000 persons are employed on the
relief works about as many more arc
the objects of anually gratuitous chan
ty. A short time ago the number ac
tually dependent upon the alms for
daily food was stated in the House of
Commons at 2,000,000. To these
melancholy details it must be added
that the Autumnal crops are hopeless
in Southern India, very dubios in
Western, Central and Northern India,
aud only tolerably good in Eastern In
dia. The full of rain in Madras is
spoken of as moderate or light In
Mysore there have been only good
showers. In Bombay there has been
good rain in the Southern Collecto-
rates, but over the rest of the famino
area only a partial and uncertain fall
in other districts there Is anxiety, and
raiu is still much wauted. Tho gen
eral prospect is declared to be discour
aging ; only an tnprecedeut rain can
make up the dehcency of the last four
months. Tho prbes of grain continue
to be extremely high in tho famine
districts the pressure in the South-
em Presidency being terrible, and
grain selling there at rates double
those which ruled in liengal three
years ago. irade, however, in bouth
ern India continues active, and the
stocks of grain aie considered suffi
cient for immediate demands.
With the famine has naturally come
epidemic disease. The mortality from
from all sources is moderately com
puted at 500,000. Cholera and small
pox especially prevail in Madras and
Mysore. The wtnt of rains has low
ered tho wells ; tho quantity and puri
ty ot tbe water hive been diminished ;
and this cause alone would aggravate
cholera. In consequence of these
causes, there can lo no isolation of the
cases of small-pox, and its ravages
are proportionately multiplied. There
is every reason for believing that the
virulence ot both diseases will in
crease." Truly this great nation is in a de
plorable condition. It should excite
tho deepest sympathy in the hearts of
all the peoples and nationalities of
earth, and we are gratified to notice'
some of the degree of interest in the
matter. The Weekly Pres3. adds :
"That thero is no lack of sympa
thy, either in England or India, with
this extraordinary distress. The con
dition of the people of India is every
where spoken of pitifully. They are
described as industrious and patient.
obedient to the law, grateful and Ioytd.
T... . I ? .? f At--
iut tne enorirous proportions oi me
trouble mako it a very difficult oue to
deal with, however excellent tho inten
tions of the authorities.
It should be remembered that the
population of this country amounts to
not less than from 15,000,000 to 20,-
000,000. To devise plans for relief of
so vast a multitude in so great distress,
is a truly, difficult matter. Conflict
ing opinions will necessarily arise.
And yet the emergency of the cose
demands hasty, prompt nnd liberal ac
tions. Wo hope most earnestly that
the nations of earth will not delay to
act promptly.
Mind vour tonmie! Don't let It sneak
hastily, cruel or unkind words.
.Blind your eges I Von t permit them
to look on wicked books, pictures or
.Mind your curs I Don't suffer them
to'lbten to wicked speeches, songs or'
Mind your iiw Don't let tobacco
foul them. Don't let strong drink
pass them. Don't let the food of the
glutton pass between them.
Mind your nanus t Don t let them
steal or fight, or write any evil words.
Mind your tea I Don t let them
walk in the steps of tho wicked.
Mind your heart I Don t let the love
of sin dwell in it. Don't give it to Sa
tan, but ask Jesus to make it His
An Essay.
Wo do not wish to discriminate, but
at tho same time we cannot refrain
from calling special attention to tho
following touching and appropriate
article. It was written and read before
Hartford Lodge by request. Let all
give it a careful reading:
in reading lor tho entertainment
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those present, I do not flatter myself
Iknl T 1? " .1 .
uiui, j. limy auy uuyming in ineso has
tily thrown together fragments that
win oe instructive.
We all know tho lowerintr tendenmr
of intemperance from observation.
We see the outside effects daily. The
misery entailed by tho drunkard is
plainly written upon himself, his fam
ily and upon his possessions ignor
ance, vice, poverty, dishonor, crime
and death are the never-failing com
panions of an unrestrained appetite for
strong drink. We see, in our every
day contact with the world, the lur
ing banners of the mcrrv cod eailvi
floating on tho breeze, and the lone
:.. ,i .1 i
ranks in the motley procession are lo
gions in number. Among the follow
era aro the brightest and most gifted
intellects in the land; talents which
God has placed in the possession of a
few men for the good of the whole
race, the blessings intended to emanate
therefrom -virtually, belong to us in
general, and are intended to enlighten
and elevate us in the scale of civilizi-
tion, and no one has the right to an
propriate them exclusively as their
J! 1 .
uu, or una meir lustre, or mar
their usefulness by cloudmsr the brain
with the narcotic fumes of alcohol.
The pleasures of the wine-cuD are
delicious in the alluring song of the
sweet-voiced syren, i he brain is stim
ulated to a pitch of extraordinary ten-
ciuu uy uiu ui kiuuni ujjeiicy oj excite
ment. J. he imagination is brightened,
the nerves aro strengthened, the blood
is warmed, and the heart throbs with
a new emotion a love for our fellow
man, without exception and we feel
at peace with ourselves, and wish that
all could share with us tho new-born
happiness, that seems to carry us on
ward to realms of unrestrained pleasure.
Time passes the effect wears awav
there is a reaction a drowsiness op
presses us; we feel a strange misgivine
of something we cannot account for
a dull, dreamy, painful throbbing of
tne Drain, and foreboding tear of ap-
nenuinc evii: a recrrei iorine nast tint
no rcsoTvo for the future, and we drink
to drive away tho unwelcome and un
explained dread. The effect is the
same, though soraewltt intensified.
and we go from day to day, from week
to weeu, trom year to year, each and
every debauch telling slowly but
steadily upon our system, until the
warm blood that once leatied with
joyous pulsation to the heart, now
creeps with sluggish throb to a seared,
emotionless and selfish pendulum of
an ebbing and purposeless life. Tho
bright eye that once flashed the bril
liant hopes of the soul, has grown dim
aud expressionless, as those happy
hopes, fanned into life by a mothers
ove, have laded as life 3 journey draws
nearer its close, ibe brain is dor
mant the strain Iia3 been too great.
and tho power for usefulness is lost
forever, and the wreck is all that is
left of the man whose early life gave
promise ot a useful and brilliant
To give some statistical evidence of
the fearful fatality of intemperance, we
would not bo far amiss in estimating
its victims, for tho last forty years, as
quite the present population of the
United States 10,000,000. What a
startliug array of ghastly, tottering
numerals iu paruue Dqiuro.me vision.
What a tale of misery, sorrow and
want could be told by those silent vic
tims of a diseased appetite, who each
year squandered money enough to
educato every child within the wide
circumference of this vast .Republic.
What a sadly wonderful scene, could
we view it all at once forty million
of men, women and children borne in
ono vast, gloomy and sorrowful pro
cession to the drunkards lost resort
tho grave I When all have forsaken
him kindred, friends, enemies, stran
gers, all, the grave opens its dark
bosom and kindly receives tho outcast
from society, and within its gloomy
depths hides from the gaze of a pitiless
world, the faults, tho shame, tne dis
honor, the total wreck of what was
once the noblest work of the Supreme
Architect. Could we but hope that
God, in His goodness, has received
the spirit, forgive"! its faults, and in
that Celestial Lodge whose portals are
guarded by tho presence of angels, he
has received tho pass-word from the
Worthy Chief who presides over the
temple of the universe, and there his
voice mingles in harmony with th
welcoming song of the reclaimed can
didate fur membership into that order,
tbe charter ot which is for eternity.
A schoolmistress in a suburban
town, who had long been annoyed by
the perversities of a male pupil of
nineteen, on one of tho closing days of
ast term kept him in and undertook
to whale him. He, however, disarmed
her, aud returned several kis3es for
each blow. The schoolmistress, un
able to forgive this breach of disci
pline, looked him sternly in the face,
nnd, shaking her forefinger at him in
a menacing manner, said, solemnly :
.William, 1 will give you just pre
cisely fifteen minutes to stop hugging
me, and If you disobey me 1 shall
punish you very severely. Chicago
A modest young husband sent the
following message OVef the wires to his
friends : "See ninth chapter of Isaiah,
sixth verse. " The old Bible was taken
down In an instant, and the above
chapter and verse were hunted out,
and were found to explain all. The
verse reads: "Lo! unto us a child is
born uuto us a sou is given.''
NO. 37.
This department will le conducted by
Let us organize a Reading Club in
Hartford; the evenings are lengtheninc.
Books, papers, and periodicals cheap, and
there is no pleasanter war ofsDendinir
of i ltt Ume- l "s hear from you.
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School Population-of tbe United States
White males, 5,264,635: colored males,
814,576; total, 6,080,872; white females,
o.loT.y-'V; colored females, 806,402; total,
5,968,571; grand total, 12,055.443.
Attending School White males,
3,326,797; colored males, 88,594; total,
3.415,391; white females, 3,087,943; colV
ored females, 91,778; total, 3'179,721:
grand total, 6,595,112.
Not Attending School Whites. 4.007.-
824; colored, 1,330,506; total, 5,458,977.'
From tbe above it appears that of the
white children of the whole country, be
tween the ages of 5 and 18 years, 38 per
- J cent are not attending school; of the col
ored children 88 per cent are not attend
ing, while an aggregate of 45 per cent of
both classes are not nnder instruction.
Am. Journal of Education.
Black-boards are among the most ef
ficient instrument for diffusing light i'4.
Pupils ought not to be required to make
fires and sweeD tbe house. Thi.
part of a teacher's duty. It devolves
upon the board to employ and pay a
janitor. In all graded schools it is thus
managed. Only tbe under-paid and
over-worked country teacher is compelled
to serve as janitor. The custom is all
wrong, and a serious evil, and like that
of boarding around, should be abandoned
It is bad economy. A small sum paid
for this work to some worthy boy, is
money well spent. It leaves the teacher
all his time for preparation and school
work. Am. Journal of Education.
The teachers in the different district
of the county, are requested to furnish
sucu items oi general interest as occur in
their schools, for insertion in this column.
Make your articles short as possible.
Every teacher should keep, besides the
register furnished by the Commissioner, a
day-book in which a record of the daily
attendance of each pupil should be kept.
A school without a blackboard is like
a slide without soles.
Articles for this column should be ado
dressed to W. L. Hawkins.
Were I a trustee, I would never hire a
teacher that would ferule a child in the
The attendance of teachers at the In
stitute is requirey by tbe law; not by the
Six hours of actual teaching is a school
The hours of the Hartford school are
from 8 o'clock till 12, with 15 minutes
recess in the morning, and from 2 to 4
in the afternoon.
Let much of your light in a school
room shine from a black-board.
Like begets like. If you want your
pupils prompt, be yourself prompt.
Ninrty-four pupils have been enrolled
in the Hartford common school, taught
by W. L. Hawkins.
The colored people about Hartford
seem in earnest about education. Be
sides a tax, they haveon fcota scheme for
a ten cents weekly contribution, from all
between certain ages.
Would it not be wisdom to have two
districts in Hartford T Short contribu
tions to this column are solicited from
any who feel an interest in the subject.
Answers to queries from trustees,
teachers, and others on the subject of I
schools will be inserted in this column.
How many teachers in this county?
Why do not the teachers of this county
organize a Teachers' Association!
Who is in favor of organizing a Read
ing Club in Hartford?
Will Hon. E. D. .Walker favor the
public with a lecture upon education at
some early date?
Let every teacher in the county sub
scribe for the Herald, and contribute for
this column.
A trustee must vist a school within
five days after it begins, and once a
month thereafter.
Teachers' certificates end with the
school years, not with the calendar; and
the school year ends on the 30th day ol
June, instead of 31st ol December. Trus-.
tees should bear this in mind.
Will the teachers who are so down on
the Institute examine article 9th. sec
tions first and second, school law?
County examiners may charge each
applicant or a certificate one dollar
Art 8, sec. 3.
This column alone shall be worth more
to teachers and trustees than five times
the cost of the Hebald.
The Commissioner may, at any time.
revoke the certificate of any teacher upon
the proof of hia incompetence, Inef
ficiency or unworthines9. Art. 8, sea'3.
The trustees of a common school dis
trict are exempt from working on roads,
serving on juries, inquests, from militia
duty, writs of ad quad damnum, and
from penalty for lion attendance upon
summons as grand or pettitjury. Teach
ers should enjoy like exemption, but they
Hartford. Er,Stpt 12, 1877.
itr. Gioror Ci Wkuuixo jS7r: Yon
will greatly oblige me aud Confer a last
ing obligation upon tlie pupils of my
school if ytra will at your earliest con
venience deliver a lecture upon education
before ihtuu liespeetfully,
W. L. Hawmss.
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i Col.
i Col.
I Cel.
10 00
One inch of spxie constitute) a squire.
bixkt D.veHiStT, txx. t. ntit.
UeiiEXRY At nithi
ATTt)tiiikTs& covxssibns At la if
irXirxroRD, fctf;
Will prielfceli 6416 inJ,'djofnInr;tiao(fej'
and la th'o Court of Appe.Is of Kentaeky.
ool ly:
(Offiee west ef to4r5cje over UiiiwUi i
Hstl'l itore.
ttrit .1 ? !-.- ' l- i - T f i .'. .
of this eommonwenlth
SpeeUl attentlaS (via' 4 eases in bni
raptey. ... .
F. P. Morgan is also eziminu, ind will
take depositions eorreeify wilt so ready to'
oblige ll parties at all Ume j. .
mit i. roan;
Hartford, Ky.
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t)'wensboro, Ky;
Will practice-their profession in the
Ohio county Circuit Court, and ra thai
wano1 Appeals or JS-enttiCKy;
OFFICE West side of Market Stmt
near courthouses.
ira. k. Gregory.
(Connty Judge.)
Prompt attention given to tho eolToetioa erf
claims. Office in the courthouse.
!. 1CSS1IB.
I SpeeUl attention given to abtatnlagSIseharg'-
es in -ffankruptey.
aad Seal Kitats Agent,
Prompt attention given to tno collection Hi
:limj. Will boy, sell, lease, or rent lands Of"
mineral privileges on reasonable terms. WUf
writ, deeds, mortgagee, leases, Ae., and at
tend to Ifitins and peylng taxes era lands be
longing' to tfoa-feifdents.
Atterftey asd (Jeaaseler at taw;
Will attend to all busineea confided to
his care in the inferior and superior courts
of the Commonwealth.
J Office opposite Court Hous neaf
the Post Office. n40-ly.
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188 l irtla atret
Practitioner of Dentistry in all its de
partments. The prettiest sets of Artifi
cial teeth at Ten and Twelve Dollars per
set. Extracting teeth 50 cerrtsr. Large re'
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, ulator hat1
I been la ay
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torn time;
and I is
persuade J
lit is a Tala
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Uon to Lbs'
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Saorrxa, AlabXma',
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I can safer recommend it to tho'
world as the best medicine I bavef
ever seed for that el of cfifease i
purports to cure." 11. F. Taiorx.
'President of Clrj Bank;.
"Simmons' Liver Regulator' bo
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The stomach Is affected with tSSrov'
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ble Loss or xkmokt accompanied with
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SomeUmes uaar of the above jmp--toma
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