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VOL. 4.
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POETRY.
Summer Time in the Fields.
BY H. S. D.
In tho fluids wbcro tho clover blossom
And the daisy's yellow head
Toll us of the ripening sowon,
Green oud gold In beauty wed.
Illi ils of varied hue there singiliKi
Streamlets 'mid tho turf there Hinging,
Nature wenrs her smile moat winning,
Orocn un'd gold In bewity veil!
In tho fluids whero Ininhklus gloeful
Konm about with cureless feet,
Where the lowing kliiORO ptacofnl
Crop tho springing verdure sweet,
There tho sunny hour nro Joyous j
Nature radiant, iinturo Kloi'lo"',
lirenllictf her grnelous inlliiencoo'cr us,
Man's full heart and nutnro meet.
MISCELLANEOUS.
Two Pounds of Butter Out
of One.
I here present to your rend
ers as a free gift a recipe for
which I paid five dollars two
years ngo and whatever oth
ers may say or think, I do not
regret the expenditure :
To every pound of butter
you mnet use one pint of milk
and the yellow of two eggs.
The last named article is to be
well beaten up and placed in
the churn. The churn must
first be cleansed with hot water.
After putting in the yellow of
the eggs you must pour in the
milk, which must be slightly
warmed in cool weather. Then
cut up the butter (if it is hard)
into small bits or slices. Then
churn in the usual way. Butter
will come in a few minutes,
and you will have double the
amount you put in. The prop
er temperature of the materials
in order to make butter quick,
is fifty-five degrees of Fahren
heit's thermometer, which is
somewhat less than milk warm.
Put the butter on ice or over
water, and don't work it for
forty-eighty hours, and you will
have as solid an article as ever
went on a table.
f Some farmers allow them
selves to fall into the miserable
and costly habit of letting their
cows, early in the spring;, roam
at will over their meadows.
Nothing is more injurious. The
ground always wet in the spring,
ia trodden intouch an unequal
surface that, beside the great
injury to the grass rootg, mow
ing is made more difficult, and
the loss in subsequent crops is
many times greater than all
the cattle get in their perambu
lations. Keep the cows and
other cattle in the barn or in
the barn yard, or some small
lot adjoining, till there is grass
enough in the pastures to give
them a good bite; and then
when' turned out, with one
feeding of hay each day, they
will have just what they need
to secure to them the best
health and to the owner the
.largest profit.
ThcuWhlto Laborer Asks:
Pay, African lovers, who set Samuo free,
Who gave you tho right to muko a do.niwak of
Protect Your Eye Sight.
Milton's blindness was the
result of overwork and dys
pepsia. Une or the most emi
ncnt American divines, having
tor some time been compelled
to forgo tho pleasure of read
ing, has spent thousands of dol
lars in value, and lost years of
time in consequence of getting
up several r. urs betore day and
studying by artincial light.
His eyes never got well. .
Multitudes of men and wo
men have made their eyes weak
for life by the too free use of
the eyesight, reading small
print and doing tine sewing.
In view of these things, it is
well to observe the following
rules m the use or the eyes.
Avoid all sudden changes be
tween light and darkness.
Never read by twilight, or
moon-light, or on a very cloudy
day.
Never read or sew directly
in front of the light, or window,
or door.
It is best to have the light
fall from above, obliquely over
the left shoulder.
Never sleep so that on the
first waking, the eyes shall open
on the light of the window.
Do not use the eyesight by light
so scant that it requires an ef
fort to discriminate.
Too much light creates a
glare, and pains and confuses
the sight. The moment you
are sensible of an effort to dis
tinguish, that moment cease,
and take a walk or ride.
And as the sky is blue and
the earth green, it would seem
that the ceiling should be a
bluish tinge, and the carpet
green, and the walls 01 some
mellow tint.
The moment you are instinct
ively prompted to rub the eyes,
that moment cease using them.
If the eyelids are glued to
gether on waking up do not
forcibly open them, but apply
the saliva with the finger it is
the speediest dilutent in the
world then wash your eyes
and face in warm water.
Hall's Journal of Health.
Currant Wine.
Prepare the currants (which
should be perfectly ripe) the
same as if you were making
jelly. To each quart of juice
extracted add two quarts 01
cold water, and three pounds' of
good brown sugar. Having
stirred all well together, let it
remain undisturbed till the
next day, then skim and Bet it
in a cool place to ferment.
Keep it uncovered, and fill it
up every day until done work
ing. In six or eight days,
when it has ceased tormenting,
cork it closely, adding, if you
wish, a little good brandy a
pint to every eight gallons of
wine will be sulhcient. As
soon as it becomes clear it is
fit to bottle. It will be fine
wine in the course of the win
ter. ....
James Gordon Bennett and
Horace Greeley are both dan
gerously ill. ' Mr. Bennett, it is
believed, will not live many
weeks. He i3 now seventy-five
years of age, and is afflicted
with neuralgic gout. He de
clined, however to send for his
son for fear of interfering with
the ocean yacht race. The warm
weather has had such an effect
as to cause his friends great
alarm. Mr. Greeley also still
remains very ill, so much so aa
to forbid the visits of his friends.
Thurlow "Weed was also repor
ted quite unwell at his residence
in New York city.
A Michigan man, who some
time since separated from his
wife, after several years of mar
ried life, recently advertised
under .an assumed name for a
wife, and, as it happened, the
woman answered tho advertise
ment. Letters passed, and fi
nally they met, with mutual
surprise, liut ail enueu nap-
pily, as they resolved to forget
the past, and to try again, de
termined to be happy together,
[From the Gallipolis Journal.]
THE RAILROAD.
THE RAILROAD. GALLIPOLIS, O., June 20th, '70.
Mr. Editor: As tho timohas
come when the Subscription
Books of the Oallipolia, McAr
thur and Columbus Kaihoad
are to te opened, tho construe
tion of which is of vital impor
tance to our county as well as
the city, I sincerely hope that
every man of means ia waiting,
for the timo to come, when they
will oubscribe to the stock, to
the utmost of their ability, lu
order to construct the long
talked of, and so much desired,
Railroad.
Llaving recently become a
citizen of Gallia county, I am,
therefore, deeply interested
and identified with the pros
perity of tho county; and hav
ing removed from a portion of
our great and growing State
traversed by different railroads,
among the most important and
best paying ia the United
States, the Great lm Handle
route, lrom Philadelphia, via.
Columbus, to Chicago and St.
Louis; also tho River Divison
of the Cleveland & Pittsburg
R. R. from Wellsville on the
main lino to Itellaire, Ohio
which pays very handsomely
to the stockholders, and is an
incalculable benefit to the coun
try through which it passes, let
me state an honest fact: that a
largo portion of the comr.tuni
ty was violently opposed to the
Railroads took no stock themi
selveB, but tried to prevent
others from doing so, and acted
in tho same manner about the
right of way. When the cars
had been running but a short
tune they were asking and sell
ing their property for double
prices; and, to-day, the people
for miles on each side of the
Roads would give twenty-five
per cent, of their actual wealth,
rather than have tho track up
and tics removed for .good
and hoar no moro the whistle
of the locomotive, and its echo
along tho valleys and surround
ing hills. Knowing the advan
tago of Railroads from experi
ence, I positively assort that
tho proposed Gallipolis, Mc Ar
thur & Columbus Road will pay
a handsome per cent, to the.
stockholders, if men of financial
ability and economical in their
dealings, control the same.
Therefore, follow citiznes, as
we have great need of a Kail
road from here to Columbus,
and have made several unsuc
cessful efforts on former occa
sions, let not the golden oppor
tunity pass by us with the vain
and delusive idea that men of
capital from a distance will
build our Railroad, and thereby
increase our wealth, while we
sit on the corners and whittle.
13ul come up to tho great and
important part, and subscribe
to the capital stock with Buch
liberality that will convince
men of capital elsewhere that "
the people along the lino mean
"business," are alivo to their
own interests, &c, knowing
that there are great advan.
tages to be derived, with prop
er railroad facilities through
our communications and facili
ties' for cheap and reliable
transportation. Our minerals,
coal fields and agricultural re
sources, will be developed;
trado will ba increased and
stimulated; labor the great
lever of all wealth and prospen
ity will command remuner
ative prices, while the agricul
tural products of tho country
will seek a foreign market,
thereby commanding better
pay to the farmer, and general
prosperity will crown our ef
forts, if successful in building
our Railroad and establishing
communication East and West.
Therefore, let every man who
feels himself able, subscribe in
proportion to his abilities, and.
not expect his neighbors to aid
in building the object so much
needed, for unless every effort
is mada we may not bo such
cessful, and the present oppor.
tunlty will pass, and the, citi
zens and travelers will have'to
mud it out. While other por
tions, with less means and loss
natural advantages, but more
vigilant to t he welfare and pros
perity of their portion of the
country, will reap the rewards
of our Inactivity,
Iloping and believing that
the pooplo are ready and will
ing to do all that is In their
power in aiding in the building
of the proposod Railroad, and
that the Iron Horso will bo
running down Ohickaraauga in
less than throo years.
H. B.
SHORT ITEMS.
Ohio divorced a thousand
couples last year.
A hotel, to cost over $1,000,
000,000 is to built in Chicago.
Texas has 51 postmistresses,
and the mailsjareirregular.
The yellow-fever is raging in
the West Indies and South
America.
Perry county, Pa., is excited
over the mnrriage of a young
man of twenty to an old woman
of seventy.
The Oneida Indians' have or
ganized a brass band in Wis.,
ond purchased twenty-five in
struments. The grave of Dickens, at
Westminster, Abbey, is entire
ly covered by flowers enst there
by visitorsj3ince tho burial.
Two young women turned
out with spade and hoes, and
worked out their road tax in
Beloit, Wis., the other day.
Naughty boys of New Or
leans cut the tails off of cows
in suburbs of that city, and
sell them to the chignon ma
kers. m
A Kansas woman weekly
flagellates her husband, and
then locks herself in the parlor
and sings "Nearer, my God, to
Thee."
A lady of Milford has a head
of hair which measures five
feet six inches and a quarter
it's not a good year for hair,
either.
An eastern editor in an obit
uary of a young lady, closed by
.qnvin.o-
per, and was uncommonly fond
of ice cream and other delica
cies. A Cincinnati woman had
eleven children, but insisted
that the census marshal should
call again the last of the week,
when she could make it an even
dozen.
A Norwich hen has' hatched
a chicken with one head, two
bodies and four legs. The
head has got all it can do to
pick up food sufficient for the
two bodies.
There is a family of high so
cial position in New York, in
which one daughter has died
of delirium tremens, and anoth
er has had thejimjams, but got
out of them alive.
An exchange says that the
only people in Washington who
mind their own business are
such young married pairs as
happen to be spending the honey-moon
at the hotels.
A citizen of Weymouth has
a seal which has become so
thoroughly domesticated that
it refuses to live away from
home. He carried it to one of
the islands in the harbor, but
it reached home before him.
After the passengers had been
taken from the wrecked car in
the Vermont railroad disaster,
one of them, was seen rushing
about in a very excited manner,
and being asked if he was much
injured, replied that ho "wasn't
much hurt, but he wanted to
find his umbrella,"
The Lyceum Committee of
Milford, Mass., recently wrote
to Mrs. Scott Siddons, asking
her price for reading there.
Her agent' auswered that she
would ona evening for $ 300,
and she had but one night to
spare, ns she sailed soon for
England. Milford responded:
"Let her sail 1"
A wedding in Bridgeport,
Conn., was interrupted for a
moment, tho other day, by an
apparently sane gentleman, who
stepped up to tho bridegroom
at the altar, tapped him on the
shoulder, and said in an audi
ble whisper : "Before this lit
tle affair goes any further,
would like to know one thing
who will build tho fire3 'in
J
SHORT ITEMS. (From the Iowa Copperhead.)
"Accomplished Facts."
;
A certain class of Democrats,
small in number, but respecta
ble on account of their associa
tions, are throwing themselves
down on the ground in the
depths of despair and exclaim
ing : "It 18 of no use to fight
against negro suffrage it is
an accomplished fact."
Now let us examine and see
whether they are justifiable in
thus giving way because of the
temporary advantage gained by
the negro party.
At one time during the Rev
olution, Lord North proclaimed
to Parliament that the rebel
lion in America was suppress
ed that the authority of King
George was re-established that
the subjugation of the "rebels"
was an "Accomplished Fact."
The tyrants over Switzerland
thought that every vestige of
freedom had been crushed out
of the land, and there were only
three men left who were not
subjugated. But these three
were brave and determined, and
kneeling among the wild crags
or the mountains, they swore
an earnest oath never to cease
their efforts until their country
was free and they overturned
another, "Accomplished Fact."
.The jews thought that when
they crucified the Muster that
his religion would die with him,
but the evidences are too over
whelming to even enumerate,
which demonstrate that Chris
tianity reversed uAn Accom
plished Fact."
"Accomplished Facts" occur
every day.
It is a fact that error tri
umphs often over truth.
But "Truth crushed will rise
again."
So will thi3 "Accomplished
Fact" of negro suffrage and ne
gro' equality be swept away
even by the slow but sure logic
of events which Nature impels
in her defence.
The unnatural force equaliza
tion of the races cannot stand
the pressure of the laws which
govern everything.
The white man is tho evan
gelist of civilization.
The negro is the black and
dismal concomitant of barbar
ism. Progress is the word.
Fight against progress and
civilization, and you fight
against God and Nature.
Plate not then about "Ac
complished Facts'' to those who
know what they are talking
about.
God is on our side.
When he accomplishes facts,
then will we "accept the situation."
Judge Hoar, Attorney-General
of the United States,
sent his resignation of that of
fice to the President, Wednes
day three weeks ago, to take
effect as soon as his successor is
appointed. The President ac
cepted the resignation, and filled
the vacancy, by appointing A.
T. Ackerrnan, of Georgia. "Mr.
Ackermnn is a native of New
Hampshire, but emigrated to
Georgia many years since, and
studied law in the ofljee of Hon.
J. M. Berrian, Attorney-General
under President Jackson.
Mr. Ackerman is the present
Attorney-General of the State
of Georgia.
We learn from the Coshoc
ton Democrat that, Samuel
Ketchum, who was one of the
parties in the Coshocton county
embezzlement case, was arraign
ed at the bar on the first inst.,
plead guilty, and was sentenced
to five years in the Ohio Peni
tentiary, and to pay a fine of
$41,072, being a sum double
the amount of that found em
bezzled. The Sheriff started
with him to Columbus on the
same day. Brown wai sent one
week earlier. This is tho end
of tho matter. St. Clairaville
Gazette
Tho Californians are prepar
ing to ship apples,' pears and
other fruiltt to China,
An Exciting Personal Debate
in the House of Representative
—Farnsworth
and Butler in Battle Array.
WASHINGTON, June 22, 1870.
Butler General
Farnsworth met in battle array
in the House this afternoon, aud
the occasion was one of rare
interest and excitement. Prob
ably no other scene of person
alities Avas ever allowed more
limit in this body, or produced
more unparliamentary language
The basis in itself was insignifi
cant, being the question of pass
ing a private patent pistol bill,
for the relief of one Rollin
White, over the President's
veto. While Butler was ad
vocating the passage of the bill
Farnsworth interjected a charge
into the speech that produced
a positive sensation, by declar
ing that Butler had been em
ployed as counsel for the oppo
nent of White, but had turned
around to represent the latter
before Congress for a fee of
$2,000. He exhibited a certi
fied copy of a document on file
in the Patent Office to show
that Butler had received this
sum. To this Farnsworth
added that Butler had filed a
small brief in the Supreme
Court where a suit over the
case was pending, as a mere
pretense to cover the receipt of
so large a fee for work to be
done really in Congress. "I
therefore charge bira," said
Farnsworth, with vehement
force and gesture, "with being
on both sides of this case oh
one side without a fee, and then
on the" the other side of the
case with a fee." By this time
the whole House was on its
feet. The entire Democratic
side came into the central aisle
to see what would follow next.
Farnsworth had the rule rend
that no member shall vote on a
matter in which he is interested.
An attempt to shut off debate,
and thus end the scene, failed,
and Butler got the floor in re
ply. Farnsworth sought an
interruption. Butler excitedly
said, "I don't yield to a man
who has got more beard than
brains," alluding to the former's
long, iron-gray beard. Jbarns
worth shouted out, "The mem
ber may curse my beard, but
he shall not come into the
House and steal under the
shadow of it.1' This was re
ceived with shouts of "Order"
from the Republicans, and cries
of "Good ! good l" and nods of
approval from the Democrats.
But Butler went on with his
reply, charging Farnsworth
with having made an infamous
and maliciously falso statement,
aud addiner that ho acted in
the first instance against the
White patent for some of his
constituents, but that ho was
not called into the case profes
sionally until White came to
him and said his couusel was
ill, and asked Butler to take
his place in the Supreme Court
in the pending case. He did
this by preparing the brief,
which he said took him a month,
and for which he received the
sum named, but that he never
argued the case because the
counsel first employed was
then able to go on himself; dis
claiming any interest in it in
violation of the law and his po
sition as a Member, as Mr.
Farnsworth had charged. He
concluded by saying that he
who had dealt this plow, with
out notice, and when he (But
let) was unprepared, was a
coward and an assassin. Down
came the Speaker's gavel with
a fearful blow, but the Speaker
said nothing. The whole House
looked first at the Speaker and
then at- Farnsworth, who was
in his seat, and then at Butler.
The gavel fall was succeeded
by no call to order. "Is it a mess
age from tho benater inquired
Butler. The Speaker was now
as Bilcnt as his gavel, and it
was evident- that this was not
the usual signal announcing a
message from tho Senate, but
an incompleted call to order.
Butler ' pushed- abend .with, a
repetition of his charge...'1!
take it," said he, land I reiter
ate it, that it is a princinle of
ethics that no one here will
dispute, that he who deals a
blow on one that is nnnrtnurpfl
for it, and has no notice of it, fa
an assassin ana a coward, and I
venture that it is an assertion
that evenQthe Speaker's gavel
will not interrupt." Butler
then sat down, full of passion
and excitement. The members
were requested to take their
seat3 and order was restored.
After a little more debate tha
vote wus taken, but so general
wa3 the feeling against Butler,
who had at first advocated tha
bill, when he knew he was in
terested, that he only got
twelve votes, the measure being
rejected by more than a hun
dred majority.
The Meanest Thief on Record.
Wiishington Banks, a stal
wart fellow of about thirty,
found his way into one of the
cells of the First Precint station
yesterday for playing the role
of a minuter in order to swindle
a poor wo nan out of $5. The
accused was in the neighbor
hood of St. Mary's Market on
Saturday morning, when he was
accosted by a young woman,
who asked him where she could
find a minister to christen her
child. Finding that she was
willing to pay for the ceremony,
Banks said that he was a min
ister, and accompanied her to
her house, where he found the
child at the point of death. He
sent the mother out to borrow
a Bible, and then went through
the form of christening tbe
child, which died during the
performance. Banks now told
the mother that he would attend
to matters, and have her namo
enrolled in the society of which
he was a minister. The snW.v
he said, would pay all the ex
penses 01 the luneral, but sho
must give $5 for the christening
fee and the initiation. She
gave him the money and he left
in a hurry, taking the Bible
with him, and promising to re
turn in half an hour with a
coffin. , As nothing was heard
of him afterward, the woman
had a warrant issued for him on
the charere of larcenv of tha
Bible and obtaining money on
iaise pretences, ana the swind
ler was soon in cusfcodv.
New Orleans Rep.
If dis Tail Come Out.
Tho followincr is an old ioka lint
it comes in a now dross: wn thinlr t
will boar persevering:
Two darkies in Hie West wont
out to hunt possum, and by accident
found a larco cavo. with nnUn n.
small ontranco. Peeping iD, they
discovered throo young boar wholps
111' L11U J11LU1 ivr.
"Look lioah -Sam." aniil mn.
"whilo I fro in dar. and rreta ono of
the bars, you just watch Leah for tha
oiu Dar.
Sam cotnsleon in tho dun. mhm
opening his eves, ho saw tho old
Dear scouring nor way into the cave.
Quick as wink ho caught her by tho
tail, and hold on like blnzos.
"Hollow, dar, Sam, what dark do
hole dar?"
"Lord bloSfl von Jiimlm! nnvn
VOursolf. honor: ii dis tail p.nmna
out, you'll find out what dark do
uvivi
Blackberry Wine.
, To every gallon of the fruit
allow a quart of boiling water,
mash the berries; pour tho
boiling water on them, and stir
them up well ; cover, and let
it stand until the following day.
Then, having stirred all again,
strain the liquid into the cask,
adding good brown BUgar in
the proportion of two pounds
to each gallon; cork it tight.
The wine will be ready for uso
in the course of the autumn.
Still another way is to fill a keg
or cask three-fourths full with
sound, ripe blackberries ; then
fill up the cask with molasses,
close it tight, and set it in a
dry cool place nntil the winter.
The liquid may then bo poured
off, and will be found an agree
able common wine, and tho
berries will make good pics. '
raraguny.has fifty women for.
one man.

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