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' OrnOE u. W. Corner of Main and
.vu-Logai Sts., Oopowte Court House.,
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or the practice of
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.10 which he will dero'e n entire attention.
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ailxiVinlon County bank.
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Wholesale Grocers
Prompt Attention given to tlie
Transfer of PIO IKON and
other Property from and to
IMIIIlvau otiiu vmiaii
Water Street.bettceen Paint and Walnut
mar IUhi,u ly
Italian and Vermont Marble
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Mulberry St., bet'n Secoiid & Vatei
Cuillicotlie. Ohio.
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exeonleall llirjner iIpsikiik. n.e the IkI
mutorial. and an m he. umlrioold. PrrHoim
wi.hinn any work In my line are Invited lo
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up or atoo' a and monumenta bought at nij
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2, 1874. :
WHOLE NO. 1,261
Ma Editor You remember
Sir, I was disinclined to Lave
the Bermoo on temperance
which I preached in the Pres
byterian church' In McArthur,
published in your paper, be
cause it was written in haste,
aud not worthy of pnnl. But
you suggested that neverthe
le It might do good Hi Ihe
temperance cause by Its wider
diffusion. I yieldpd to .lhAt
dope. . If it has done any good
I do not i rejrel it.' But I am
sorry it has brought upon me
the necessity of a controversy
with a neighbor and a let low
citizen, for controversy is not
In toy lino. Nether is it all
pleasant to me. Yet I have
the instinct of self preerva
tion.'and when I am attack d
tuust defend myself. I, have
this to say of the crhidamt. in
question that they are with sev
eral. notable exceptions, courte
ous and fair. They are howev
er directed to side issues and
do not touch the pom' oi the
lermon, and its main aigu
ments This I consider n ad
diilonal proof of the strength ol
the position I took. MFor, sure
ly if they were assailable, Ihe
gentleman would not have ex
hausted all the ability which
he evidently displayed upon
stdtemenis which I made which
were not necessary to the
strength of the argument, and
left the argument itself stand
intact. You 'may remember
the doctrine of total ubslincnce
in that sermon was based en
tirely upon the principle which
underlies all Christianity sell
sacrifice lor the good of ol hers.
Mr. Boihwell himself liked ihe
text of Ihe sermon, lut It cer
tainly embodied Hie principle
of total abstinence. "It is good
neither lo eat fl-sh nor dunk
wine, nor anything whereby
thy brother slutnblelh or is of
fended or in made weak." lap--peal
to Ins reverence for the
fruih ol God, whether or not
the principle of total abstin
ence for Ihe good ol others
is not taught In that passage.
If lie likes (hat passape he must
in I'is inmost soul believe tola'
abstinence is right, and if he so
believes he goes as far as 1 do
in 1 he matter; for I only Insist
on the truth, the beauty, the
goodness of the principle, that
which Paul himself inMnts up
on. I held up to the light Paul's
splendid example, who said in
a most heroic epiri: eaiitic
meat cause my brother tc
offend 1 will eat no meat while
the world siandeth.'' In s me
of his quotations Mr. Bolhwel!
implies that in stating and il
lut?lrnting this principle,! judg.
ed other, who did not come up
to il. I j'ulged no man, 1 only
quoted the very strong mid
lorcible consideration which
(he apostle puts in the form ni
a command, "Destroy not him
with thv meat for whom Christ
died." It is the umpired writer,
not. I; who inters that the Chris
tian who sets a bad example is
guilty of the consequences to
which it lt-ad. The one who
follows Chrit must follow him
in sell-sacrifice. Be must nm
undo what Christ has done at so
much cost to himself. If that
which be eats or drinks has a
tendency to injure his brother
and ruin bis : soul he must do
without it, -The distinguishing
law of Christianity is, 'Thou
shall love thy neighbor as thy
self.4 bell-interest must give
way to ibe interests of other.
am content to let the argu
menl for total abstinence rest
on tbla, For the-'sake of the
weaker brother' r There . are
other arguments, but none so
good as this ihis is a high ar
gument addressed to the high
est nature oLtuan, lor that rea
son there vWe.'ifti lewt whom: it
y pot move,!, "i'oi'itbe creilu
oi the. rC?j I hope the uu,Uiber
is small. . Men who are Chris
tian in heart, and by that term
I do not mean only professing
Christians, but all those who
honor Christ and try to follow
his teachings, at once will al
most inevitably recognize this
principle as the true one.
I think we shall find no one
oi them to make the plea of
Cam, when the Lord inquired
of him, "Where is 'Abel ihy
brother." That we- are 'our
brother's keeper, is a well es
tablished fact of our existence.
We are all dependent one upon
another; we have all responsi
blhties, one townrds another.
The father is responsible for the
child, the brother lor lhe broth
er he tileiid lor the iriend. Ev
try one it respousible so far us
bis influence extends. If a
thousand persons come In con
tact with hi ru he has a respon
sibility in reierence to a thou
sand persons. It a hundred of
them are intimate acquaint
ances nts mponbipiuty is
greater i it reference lo them,
because his influence is great
er with (hem. If he is a man
of power,- of amhority, or for
any reason has a greater influ
ence than others over his lellow
men, he is responsible to the
extent of that liifjuence. So
then a man is responsible lor
the influence he exerts over
his leilow. It his deeds are
evil, he is of course responsible
lor thai. Il his example is evil
he is responsible for that. II
he says, 'come take a drink"
ami drunkenness follows that
drink, and ruin , follows that
drunkenness,' be is responsible
lor that. Is not the man re
sponsible who drops the match
into the shavings which kindles
ibe confl igratiou which de
stroys the noble ediiice. Ik the
destruction of the grandest ed
ifice on the globe in be con
pared to that of the immortal
edifice of the human soul. The
man who takes his glass be
hind the door 'and hopes that
no one sees him may drop the
match into an unnoticed pile of
shavings. Some man will find
it out that he drinks and he
will 8ay,"I can drink it he can,
and the conflagration commen
ces. God knows where Hvill
end. The man taking hk'glass
behind the door was the incen
diary. Eiernityalone will re
veal l lie fullness of his guilt.
I have here rested and siill
rest my main, argument upon
the principle of self-sacrifice
for the good of others. Yet I
will pass lo the consideration
ol Mr. Both welld criticisms.
Let me first consider several
personal attacks made upon
R-v. Mr. Biggs and myself. He
makes a very grave charge
against both of us trying to
pervert the scriptures' to the
purpose ' of ; the argument
against Ihe use of wine "It is
plain' to u,y mind that they
would have the scripture read
differently on the wine question
if ttiey could."' I do not know"
what in my sermon led him to
make, such a charge against
me,forI relied on scripture as it
was given by inspiration ol God
as the foondaiion of my argu
ment. Isee however, in a sub-!
sequent'Btatement why he
makes this charge against .Rev.
Mr. Biggs, tit i only and sole
ly because that gentleman ar
sued with great learning as to
the interpretation el a passage
of scripture, nd i)ven "went off
intov the1 Greek in .order 'iff
make the'andience understand
the meaning of the plain text1'
hen ; tothe '' mind'' of air,
Boihwell tbej'texi fxpiainsjt
sell lolly.? 0, vast hnindl" 6,
aitiszing laculty of" interpreta
tion o: sCriptuM'." Surely both
Mr. 'Biggs'; and . Mr Boihwell
have: mistaken their callings.
Copld- Jhey not,. exchange..
Sh'wuld this trfeetTihe eyes of
the1 Firs'PrVsbytefian Church
to them that we have here in
McArthur a1 gentleman who
has ;so much greater "mind"
than their pastor that while
the latter has to go to the
Greek original for explanation
of the New Testament, the
plain English text to this gen
tleman's "mind" is entirely
sufficient. '
Did Rev. Mr. Biggs by going
to the original Greek to prove
what was the true meaning of
the text in, question prove
thereby"! hat he woutd have the
scriptures read differently on
the wine question if he could?'
Not he proved a supreme rev
erance for the Scriptures as the
word ol God by goins to them
m the languages in'which God
cause them to be written. And
Mr. Biirga' superior learning
acquired by life-long r study of
the word of God certainly
would' enable him to explain
that or auy other pnssage, even
if he was compelled 4vto go off
into the Greek," belter than
any man who had not acquired
such learning by so-long study,
even if that man's mind was
such that to it "the text ex
plained itself fully.''
Allow me one other person
al explanation. Mr. Buthwell
accuses Rev. Mr. Biggs and
myself of mutilating the word
of God, and purposely pervert
ing its meaning" He even
quotes against us the solemn
denunciation of Revelations
against those who shall add to
or take away from ''the. words
f ihe prophecy of this book."
Il Mr. Buthwell bad called me
a horse-thief, he could not have
insulted me worse than he has
done by that accusation y The
passage is "in liabakkuk, 11:15,
and reads 'Woe unto him that
giveth bis neighbor drink, that
pultesi thy bottle lo him, and
makest him drunken also, that
thou may est look on their
The "mntilalion" and "per
version of Ihe meaning of the
word of God" consist eU in leav
ing nut the last clause. The
charge was made in conversa
nt n after Mr. Biggs' sermon,
and while that gentleman was
still here; it came to his enrs,
and be explained publicly that
he omitted the clause in ques
tion, out oi a feeling of
delicacy . In the presence
of a mixed audience composed
partly ol women and children,
and because the quotation ol
it would not have made any
ohange . in . the sense of the
passage as he interpreted it.
Can it be possibfb that Mr.
Buthwell did not hear of Mr.
Biggs' explanation? , Il he did
what shall we say of his an-
awr in repeating the charge.
My sermon was delivered af
terward. The same delicacy
caused me to omit the clause
in the delivery ot the sermon,
and in printing it the .omis
sion of it was ovtr looked. And
yet, had the omission of the
clause altered the sense ol
the passage, delicacy must
have given way to' truth. , But
neither Mr. Biggs nor mysell
thought , it did. Whether it
did or not we were honest
about it. The question then
is not whether we" "purposely
perverted the meaning ol the
word of God," but whether we
or Mr. Buthwell are - mistaken
about this passage in the word
of God. To say nothing of
myselt; : 'whose 'judgment,
in a ;point ., of . .Bcrlptur-i
al interpretation . would., you
prefer! Mr. Biggs, who has
"to go i'fl into the "Greek", to
make it plain, or Mr, Buthwell
to' whose mind ihe text ex
plains 'itself lull) f V The puss
age does not mean at! all
what ' Mr. Bothwell thinks it
d oes, and; I ,w IV notgb av e ; t o
go off lute the OreekEof (wnith
he haf suqhi ierroiR alio.w.
hira'so..li bas no refference
whsUe ?er to ISoah's ions. For
I ut,.nn. n 1. ' L ......
""inn majr nave ueen lueir
sin; they certainly did not
make; their father drunken,
that they might look upon his
nakedness,, The curse is direct
ed against the man who gives
his neighbor drinkand there
by makes him drunken, the
clause, "that thou mayest look
npon their nakedness,'' states
as an ' aggravation of Ihe of
fense of making a neigbor
drunk that such drunkenness
lay bare a man's nakedness,
discloses his shame; and he who
makes him drunk uncovers his
nakednejs that he' may look
upon it; and that the wholo
world may behold his shame,
even to the little boys who
makes sport of bim.on the
street.1 There is not a. more
effectual way of uncovering a
man's nakedness, than to make
him drunk, then kick him out
of the house because it is a
"respectable saloon," 'then
laugh at the "fool," as he goes
down the street, yelling like a
Camancbe Indian, until he
falls in the gutter and has for
a bed the filth of the swine
and for a covering his own
filth, or until he is taken by
the officer and led away to the
lock up to sober off and to be
come thoroughly ashamed of
himself lor his disgusliug
spree. .
Every man who sells or" gives
away liquor .to make a man
drunk does it that he ; may
look upon his nakedness, and
he unco era the man's naked
uess just for the paltry dimes
What 'does he care for the
man's shame or disgrace so
that he gets his monef ,
[Concluded next week.]
A Cornwall farmer told us
that his cattle were so gentle
and kind that they followed
hinu ' all over the farm, and in
passing a haystack they would
olten call him, upon which he
obligingly gave each one a lock
of hay. The traits relerred to
are not uncommon among do
mesticated animals. We were
visiting. a family ,last week in
lh vicinity ol Goshen, and,
having occasion to cross a field
where a male cow wus grazing,
when be lollowed us to the gale
with an eager expression, and
lifting the gate off its hioges,
he(took after us at full speed.
No doubt he would have called
when we passed a haystack,
but the lolks were waiting din
ner lor us and we couldn't stop,
o we lei L our coal tail and a
porliou ot our pants op the
gentle creature's horns aud
went into the house.
KkV Mb. JiitiiSoN.of Morgan
towu, Va says the whisky war,
in the form it is raging in Ohio,
has not been inaugurated in
that city, simply because here
is( no necessity lor it. Every
year the voters come together
and vote for no license and no
whiiky shops, and the town is
kepi Ireerora them.- , Whisky
can not be obtained . in the
place except at Ihe drug stores.
Ou. the Sabbath belore the
election comes off. the pulpits
of the place send a volley o.
red-hot gospel shot to their re
spective congregations ' aud
thoy turn out to a man at the
-polls and overwhelm the oppo
sition. . .
'Tub condition of the Texas
frontier is so bad that in Cor
pus Cbristi a Committee ol
Safety has been created, and a
registration made, the commit
tee announcing "that all per
sons tailing to appear and reg
ister within , the limn, hereinaf'
ter specified will be deemed as
aiding and abetting the ene
.nies of public safety, and will
be dealt with accordingly, bo
far as the execution of the' law
can be enforoed relating to v a .
grants; - idlers," slrollers,". and
suspicious characters,";1 'jj
Tbbrb'b 1 many a 'good bit ,, 01
work done with a aad heart, "
How to do K.-A truly good
Koinunce ot Couteuiporuue
ous luterest.
will initiate
those who apply into the se
crets of a business which re
quires no capital and no eflorts,
and which yield an income of
at least 500 a year, requiring
no especial efforts, and which
will yield an income of at least
$500 a year, requiring uo espe
cial' knowledge, and suitable
for men and women ofbotb
condition?. ; i . . ; - "
OMAHA, March 4, 1874.
John Verysmart, Chicago.
Deah Sir: Having seen vour
adveriisenient iu the Tribune,
I request you, at your earliest
convenience, to inform me of
the nature ol the' business of
the same. 1 confess that a
safe and yeurly income of 55500
would be very acceptable to
me. If your' promises prove
entirely satisfactory, you may
rely on my warmest gratitude.
Respectfully youri.
CHAPTER III. CHICAGO, March 12, 1874.
Thoi. Dunce, Omaha
; Dear Sir: In receipt of yoHr
lavor of the 4ih inst. I am will
ing and ready to give you the
desired inforfuation, but have
to request you lo send me five
dollars as fee, as you will read
ily understand that 1 coald not
part with so valuable a secret
without some tangible consid
eration. .
CHICAGO, March 25, 1874.
Thos. Dunce, Omaha.
Dear Sir: In receipt of your
favur of loth inst. with incis
ure as stated. I hurry to place
you in possession of the valua
ble secret concerning a busi
ness hitherto unknown to the
puhlio, and you will no doubt
admit that it possesses all the
advantages claimed for it. The
business is very f-imple; you
advertise in some newspaper
of wide circulation that you
can Indicate a business by
which it will be easy to earn
$500 to $1,000 a year, etc., ex
aclly as you have seen In my
advertisement; you will receive
many applications 'in answer
lo this; you will then request
the applicants to send you a
lew dollars as preliminary fee
exactly as I did in my re
spects of 12ih inst. tVben you
receive the lee you will make
exactly the same explanations
I have given you in the pres'
em, which I hope will reach
you palely. In this, manner
you will no doubt, without
much trouble or effort, have a
yearly revenue ot at least $500,
aud congratulating you in ad
vance on tnis agieeable expo
neuce,I remain youis sincerely,
. At least $1,000 a year can be
made in a pleasant and agreea
ble way, and attention is called
to the fact that no capital what ,
erer is required for the estab
lishment ot' this business. For
further information, apply to
Omaha, P. O. box 96, 793.
The Scioto Gazette says'that
during the thunder shower of
Wednesday Vast, two boy, ssons
of Jacob Flesher, residing near
Frankfort,! !;were . struck ' by
lightning.: The. eldest, ;iboy
about sixteen years ot age was
killed bile the-, younger one
was severely stunned. They
were in the act of . carrying
grass o the , barn to feed .the
horsea when the fatal bolt de
scended. - Fflorts were made
for the young man's restoration
to lite but wthom avail; i-t
.'IWomkii- who' hUiw upl the'r
busbaudi .axe called inflation..
f, r i . ii.hi 1 T f
One square,..., (l OO
Each addition, osertlon T60
Cards, per yew . 1Q Ot
Local potlct; per line,., lfc
Yearly advkrtlsementf $100 OO
column, and at proportionate rate pea
lespace. Payable In advance .
Of" The Record belnjr the offlcltt
pajier of the town, and Lfcvlnjr .the
largest circulation of anv paper in t
oountjr. offers suportorinJucemect
to advertitrs. . .-.
Morrissey and State Senator .
Fox, ol the Tammany Central
Committee, who had a fight in
a New York saloon' a day or
two since, are to be investigat
ed. The Sachems may 'call
each other liars and punch
each other's heads all ; they
please, but not in ' a public
place. Morrissey undergoing
moral discipline at the hands 'of
a Tammany committee will be
a sight lor the impartial histo
rian. -' !- ' i
Gen. W. II. Enochs, of Iron
ton, late State Senator, .was
married in Cleveland, on;. the
18th, to Miss Annie Ilamilton,
at the . residence of Mr. . Fred
Ely, on Prospect .street. ... The
bridal patty started East,' the
afternoon of - the same. day.
(Jen. Enochs intends shortly to
make Cincinnati his home. The
General. has many friends here,
who will join us in cordial con
gratulations and good wishes
State Journal. ..,
Mrs. J. R. Carson, of Toledo,
Ohio, enjoys the distinction of
the first lady who has ever oc
cupied the position of Su
perintendent of a railroad.
Mrs. Carson is Superintendent
of the Toredo, Wabash and
vVesteru road, with which she
has been connected in Various
edacities almost from its In,-
" Forty orfilty wjtnes3es were
examined by the Grand Jury at
the Rosb county Court oif Com
mou Pleas last week with a,
view ot getting some person
indicted for selling liquors m
violation of law, but no indict
ments were obtained, ' and tbu
liquor dealers breathe easier.
Ills ever thus in Old Ross. ' '
In a country town in Illi.
nois a lew evenings since, ati
a panorama of the Bible, a lit
tle eight-year-old&r : Bat wrap
ped in admiration at the scenV
until the picture of .Jacob aud
Rebecca at the well appeared,
when he looked up and said:
"Pa, do you see that picture?
I'll just bet five dollars they're
Qraugeru. ' ' , '
There is great rejoicing in
Utah, o.ver the passage ol the
bill look t to the prevention of
polygamy in that Territory. ;It
will probably 6oon be,, seen
whether the peculiar practices
ol Mormouism can be legisla. .
ted out of existence or not. j
A Southern journal issues
the following notice: "Many
people" ask for papers "at .thia
office who would scorn to bejsr
for five cents; yet that is tbo
price charged fdr a copy.1 We "
hope they will see the point?
,. A Georgia., negro who'. bet
ten dollars that Qeneral Wash
ington commanded the Feder
als attBull Run, handed the
money over with the' remark':
VVeIl, dis yere bist'ry business
is all mixed up.'anvway."
; A Nevada. lady recently tqokr
unlair advantage o( her .hus
band's unusual indulgence in,
a bajUij to elbpe ,with another,-,
man, and the bereaved One ex
presses his conviction that ehf
bad been awaiting the oppor .
(unity for months. ' : "" "'Ij'
. Fifteen years ago a
ington gentleman scratched
his name on V gold dollar and
s?nt it on, its' travel.' He has '
never seen it since. . .
You can't convince a Ver
mont 1 woman that' there won't .
be a death in the family if s& rV
dreams' Of seeingr a heh walflT4'
ing a picket fencerji"'u V'wS
, AH, .j ,i rijl
lUKinuitipucity . or ,lw;n,-j
mowers, : that j ar'e"-,t4tfrtse'
giyesTiBe to thftBqspiciop'.tlw
the mannfacturers, ike' hors
oar conductors, always J think;
there is room ior one)w.mcjVec
A Niw BEtFoRDfirrri, advir
tises Ti.n umbef eMia jiicia
i!?!lcnni; 1

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