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VOL. 5.
i Publisher and Proprietor,
I IiAdfMei, i'
NO:. 25;.
Mead, Everybody, Bead!
Lot tho )ooplo go to
ar. 3. stuong's rrus store
For anything in the way of tho finost quality of
Together with a gonoral assortment of
FANCY GOODS, &c, &c.
A toantif ul stock of JEWELIIY just received, consisting of
Ladies' Bracelets, Mack Se, filings, Gold Pieces,
WatoHes, efce.
We propese to sell these Goods Cheaper than the Cheapest. Give as a
trial and see for yourself
At John S. Hawk's Old Stand.
Main Street, - - - McArthur, Ohio.
. stuck of
"Wo liavo tho cxclusivo salo in this county of tho
"AKLIIVUTOIV," a Combined Wood and Coal Cook Stove,
acknowledged to bo tho best stovo now manufactured. Also,
tho "Indianoln," a Wood Cook Stovo manufactured by the
Bamo company, tho new Homo deflector," "Planet"
for coal, all stovcB well known in this country
numbers of them being in uso and giving
Perfect Satisfaction.
They aro also agents for tho
The only wrought iron ft-nincd machine yet made, and for Durability,
WorkmanHliip, oaso of Mai.gorr.cnt, lightness of Draft, and quality of
Work tho Champion is acknowledged superior to all others.
Cut !i 1-2 ivt, in nrr.msed a a Right or I,cH
Hand Cist, with Weir or Hand Ilahing; or
Dropping AtlaeliKieiit, and Uses but
one utter-Iar lor both Mow
ing and Heaping.
ltistho"Machiiio of the Period," and should bo oxaminod by all
who con tempi u to buying a lieuper or Mower. Don't rely on our repro
Hentations or thoao of ugeiils of other machinos. Examine for your
selves. A written giiaminteo given with each machine.
Awardod tho
ItU THlillKHT for Family Howlngr, ..,k,.. U.e Lock NUM. hy ,,,. of.. Beating
nok. ami Rank. HIKI..t on mut of tha M.uUclty, IWamme .,,.
ml B. nr..l dwlnblnnmia of 1U HtItvl,li,B. nn,l t, wl(, of J(
,.Ht,.t.m. . brtn, rcHlrc, ,M,wcr ,, , ,Aore d(mM
liny no other until j oil try (he Wl.c, Icr Wll.on.
01tl inuclilnnft rfl-ndliwrnfl im,iA ... . 4
eiiliw of tliu Hijcnt.
For sale by Q.
UK Just now rccclvlns nml opening a largo aflil well solcetort
trUHng eont, by cslllug,
Gen. Noyos says he stands
by tho "record of the Repub
lican party." He swallows
Grant and his nepotism; endors
es .land-grabbing and defalca
tions; extortionate' taxation;
revenue spies and bummers; in
iact no goes the. Who,lo . hop
when ho 'stands by tho i;e"coi (l '
The next StntVnlAnr' tnn
bo held is that of Kentucky,
(iovernor and other State
Cei'8 will bo i-linapn. T
Leslie is the Dmocratic can
'lute for Governor,, and Gen
j ,-,
j woun m. Jiarlan tho Kepub-
11 -mriv a' -
l)c (Enquirer.
J. W. EOWEH, Editor.
IfArthir, July 5, 1871.
Election—Tuesday, October 10th.
0E0ROE W. MoCOOK, of Joffcrson.
. SAMUEL F. HUNT, of Himllton.
DE. OUSTAVB UKUElIL,ol Hamilton.
10. W. OEDDES, of Kiohlnnd.
AKTIIUK HU0I1E4, of Cii)liig.
WILLIAM W. I!OSS, of gandiukjr.
The Duty of Democrats.
An exchange very pointedly
says, now, that our standard
bearers have been placed in the
field, our declaration of princi
ples made, and the campaign
fairly opened.
:Wliat is the duty of the De
mocracy ?
Our earnest suggestions in
regard to the selections of can
didates have been adopted.
We could not. have desired
better ones.
They are fully up to the
JelTersonian standard.
They are men of irreproach
able characters, and as such
will command the respect aud
support of all good citizens.
"What, then, we repeat, is
the duty of the Democracy 1
It 13 to organize at once, and
to organize thoroughly.
There must be no halting or
hesitating in this matter. .......
"Procrastination is the thief
of time."
And delays are always dan
Up then, Democrats, and to
Let no idlers be found in our
We want every man to feel
as though the fate of the elec
tion depended upon his indi
vidual efforts.
No stone must be left un
turned. No labor .shirked that will
serve to aid us in securing an
honorable victory.
The hour. for inaction has
We must bestii ourselves.
Every school district must
be thoroughly canvassed.
The . designs of the Radical
party must be circumvented.
Every honest vote of the
party must be polled.
And, if this is done, '
We shall as certaiuly achieve
a victory in October as that an
election is' held.
We nro not a constitutional grum
bler nor are wo givon to complain
ing, oven if wo are "gougod" pretty
stoop, but nftor patiently submitting
to tho extortionate charges of tho
Adams Expross Company until for
bearance has ceasod to bo a virtue,
our duty to . a suffering and . much
abused public forces us to entor this
protest against that which has come
to bo an Intolerable nuisance. If
tho Adams Express Company can
not bo contont with just and reason
able chni'70H. (lift rtnhlin niifrKf. in
soolc somo othor modo of convoy
ar.eo when shipping their goods.
Aiftcna uacssenger.
Wo do not like to crumble oitliar.
but wo aro very much dissatisfied
mill. (1.a .1. I . . . -
.uu tuu uAiwruonaio ciiargos ot tno
Express Company. The Mesacnae.r
oditor has a right to complain ; ev
erybody having tho loast businoss
with those legally orranizod robbers
ought to eorapluin. A law should
bo onaclod by tho Legislature to
rogulato tho charcos of Express
Companios in Ohio. .It ia ofton
nccossnry to transport small goods
by Expreris, but Uiobo rocoiving
mom do not Iiko to pay for trans
portation more than they nro worth.
Campaign Enquirer for 4
Months for 25 Cents.
An election of more importance
than all tbe elections held in past
times will bo held on ' Tuesday, Oc
tobor 10; and erery voter in this
county, should take the McArthur
Enquirer during the campaign.
Wo will furnish it for 4 months
for only 25 cents. At least fivo
hundrod voters ought to come for
ward nnd have their names placed
on our subscription! book..
Thero aro six reasonB why every
voter should Bubscribo for this pa
per. Hero aro tho reasons:
1. It is tho official' paper of the
2. It gives as much reading mat
ter as any county paper in Southern
3. It has moro than doublo tho
circulation of tho other paper in the
4. It is the duty of every Demo
crat to sustain his county organ.
5. The Democracy of the paper
hnsnover waverod.
6. Tho times demand a removal
of the grinding exactions placed up
on the people, artd the Enquirer
will fuarlossly urge such a change.
Sond in tho names.
About the most disgrace-
ful and meanest specimen of
electioneering among members
of the same party we have seen,
was that pursued by those Re
publicans opposed to the nom
ination of Gen. Noye3 as the
Republican candidate for Gov
ernor, ine Uincinnati iiinquir
er says the following document,
signed by 219 Republican
members of the 30th regiment,
O.V ., was circulated at Co
lumbus to defeat Noyea' nom
ination :
We, the undersigned mem
bers of the 39th Ohio Volun
teer Infantry, do hereby, certi
fy that during the campaign
against Atlanta, the conduct of
our Colonel, Edward F.Noyes,
was sucn as to excite tne dis
gust and pity of all 'the sold
iers. Ills conduct was coward
ly throughout, and his want of
courage led him into the grave
error of trying to conceal the
fact by .resorting to intoxica
ting drinks. In front of Rc-
saca, he was so cowardly and
drunk, and matte such a. dis
turbance that he was repri
manded by the commanding
officer, General Dodge,- and
when the firing commenced
was so imbecile that the Lieu
tenant Colonel, Henry T. Mc
Dowell, had to take command
of the regiment, and led them
through action and take them
into camp. All through this
memorable march he was an
object of disgust and pity to
the seldiers in his command.
Had not chanty for a -crippled
aud fallen men restrained us.
these facts would never have
been made public in thia shape
wer.e it not for the infamous
attempt to place thia unworthy
man at the head of the great
State of Ohio."
The grinding -taxation of
Great Britain has already fallen
out of use as a topic of con
gratulation for stump orators.
VVe have come to live' in glass
houses ourselves, and to pre
tend we like it, and consider
the national, debt a national
blessing.1 'But the last budget
on the B.iltish debt shows that
taxation is becoming easier in
stead of harder. The increase
of the expenses . of the civil
government from the time of
the Crimean war until now has
been less than three millions
sterling, and since the yearl826
f At a J.:H!j-'1 n ,1
less uinn ven minions, wnue me
population of the empire has
gradually increased and its
wealth more than doubled.
Against this increase of 17
per cent; the increases of the
expenditures ' in Prance has
been about 80 per cent.; in
Belgium, G9 per ceut.; in Hol
land, 81 per cent.; and in Prus
sia, 70 per cent. The United
States is, happily, for us, left
out of the comparison. Not
only has our expenditures in
creased1 at a rate far beyond
that of any nation named, but
it i oppressive far beyond its
proportion because of the
shameful bunghug' our legisla
tors maue in levying taxes tor
it. Great Britain is a free
trade nation, and her states
statesmen have reason to con
gratulate themselves, as they
do, that the slight increase of
taxation is a real decrease,
since the tax-pnying power is
multiplied .and the burden
scientifically adjusted, while
here we are taxed professedly
not for revenue, and every dol
lar brought into the treasury
to help defray our vast ex
penditure amount, in the way
of meddle and waste, to ten
dollars out of the pockets of
tne people.
Getting Accomplished too
At sixteen, a girl's education
is often considered finished. At
the very age when, if a right
system of physical and mental
discipline had been pursued,
she would have been prepared
with a strong mind in a strong
body, to commence serious
tudy, her education is pro
nounced finished, and she will
ingly lays aside her task to
enter society more fully than
was possible during the period
of schooling. Henceforth, pleas
ure is the chief object for the
plans that were formed, per
haps, on leaving school, for
reading and study, are never
executed, the mind is not pre
pared to exert its power alone.
The knowledge already acquir
ed has no connection with her
present life; her social nature
needs companionship ; and the
temptations of society are too
strong to be long resisted.
And what has r been gained
during these long years of
school, at such a sacrifice of
physical strength ? The logic
lias not taught her to reason
well on any subject ; the men
tal and moral philosophy will
furnish her no guide to good
ness or happiness ; the chemis
try will never aid her in the
preparation of wholesome food,
or taking stains out of her fur
niture ; the botanv will not
ender more interesting the
country rambles that she does
not care to take. She will
never use her natural philoso
phy to make the fire 'burn, or
ventilate her house. Those
studies will be completely
dropped and soon forgotten
for they were learned too soon;
the mind could not retain them;
they were acquired too super
ficially, too unpractically, to
be of any use in strengthening
the understanding or aiding in
daily life.
The music may be useful in
society, if there is any natural
taste for it; if it is simply ac
quired with much drudgery, it
will be at once dropped. The
French will be of doubtful
service ; the young lady is too
shy to speak it, if the occasion
should present itself; if natural
taste or circumstances induce
her to persevere in its study,
it may prove an elegant accom
plishmentbut in general that,
too, is drooped.
What, then, is made service-
able o.ut- of the long list of
studies ( A little reading and
writing (for i is very rare to
find an elegant writer still
rarer one who can read well
aloud), some arithmetic, and
the general outlines of history
and geography- this may be
retaiued for life, and this is
about all I Little real knowl
edge has been gained ; but an
evil habit of mind has been ac
quired ; a habit of careless,
superficial thought, and inabili
ty to apply the mind closely
to any subject; and this habit,
unfortunately,1 cannot be drop
ped with the superficial ac
quirements which produced it,
What a result is thia foi
years of time spent and much
money I Surely we may, call
it a criminal waste of life. '
Panthers and Alligators.
A htmter in the- wilds of
Teaas, who met many start
ling adventmesr and- saw some
(strange creatures,, was once
witness to a singular battle on
the banks of a lonely lagoon, in
the forest.
He bad killed' a black pan
ther at this place more in
self defence- than for game, for
he was chasing' wild cattle that
day and leaving the carcass,
to return, possibly, by-and-by
for its skin, hurried forward on
a trail which he expected would
lead to the object of his hunt.
He came back before night
with the trophy of a wild bull
mue,. uuu. piiasuu. mv aag.uuu
where h had encountered and
killed his dangerous assailant
in the morning;. Savage cries
and sounds of Brutal struggle
iuformed him, before he came
to the place that some deadly
battle was going on among, the
ueiisis 01 uie lurest.
He soon came in full view of
the scene, and a sansruinarv
one it was. four black pan
thers were ferociousfv disnn
' L a
ting the possession of , the car
cass ol the dead tantlier with
two enormous alligators. The
obiect of the combatants on
t -
both sides appeared to be the
same, viz., to eat the carcass ;
and for this bottrfoucrht with
bloodv tenacity. turrin? at the
oone 01 contention uy way ot
seeing how much had been
The panthers were sunerior
in number?, two to one: but
S I -
the alligators had much the
thicker armor, and could tWit
with their tails as well as their
heads, so that the battle was
pretty nearly equal. One of
the big reptiles had a Danther
on his back, plying his flank
lunuusiy wua nis num ciaws,
and another was holding him
by the foreleg with jaws like a
tiger. When he succeeded in
shaking off his savage assailants
his foreleer was broken, and a
slit was made in his side nearlv
through the flesh into his eu-
Meantime the other alligator
was making frantic efforts to
get the third panther into his
mouth. He had nearly suc
ceeded, when a tremendous
swing of the huge tail of his
fellow-saurian knocked out the
panther and weighed itself firm
ly between his jaws. The teeth
snapped together like a nair of
copper-mill shears, and one of
L .. iM il L ' ...
iuv Ltui-uirusDing coniDaiams
was minus his weapon.
The fourth panther, that had
been viciously busy with teeth
and claws at the eyes and
throat of the curtailed reptile,
now redoubled his attacks, and
with the aid of two others, in
front and re,ar, soon disabled
him. Tne third panther, ow
ing to his entrance and" exit
through his enemy's jaws, was
"horsed u combat" with broken
The fight wa3 now between
a single alligator and the three
remaining cat-savages. One of
the three, however, was by
this time badly damaged.
Some terrible stroke or bite
had completely scalped him,
and the skin hung down the
fide of his neck, flapping as he
fought. Another, apparently,
had a rib or two broken, but
did not seem to mind it. The
odds in the battle .were still
not so very great.
Onlv the Ailvnntnrro ef io.
lentv was vastlv on t.Tift nirlfl nf
the panthers, and when the al-
ugator, with much difficulty
tl, u ' y-1 .
wvvum 111 OCI4Ull U11B D
in seizin?
a,.WH' T Tt
crushinar his orev. and mn rt
1 j" .7. .
much flwkvrnt'n mnnfliinn rf !f
iw i,a v iV 5 ; '
that he nut nimQolF olmrvot .!.
n, t;c 1 - 1 . . "
c T m8 antagonists.
OL11I I IS mWOI'tnl toil ....... I
i:. v. ,
. 1
in snrinffin!? abnnf. tn GnJ 1, a
now, twu me cai-iiKe crflfttiirna.
vulnerable nointa. WW'A rmf. an
spry but they took some Btun-
uiug cuus irom this caudal
bludgeon. Besides, dm-incr -nil
u - ; 1 -
buo wuium. ine amnnirnans
I ,
badi bcn working gradually
towards the water, and'now the
survivor was- almost at the
j Once ini the lagoon' nndUiis
ieneraies- woaid be nowerlta.
The panthers seemed to bo sen-
sioie ortnis, and' by an artful
movement both succeeded in
getting at his throat while his
mouth; was loll..- A, lew sec
onds of vigorous tugging and!
in...! i l1 i f
icunug m im tenderer, lfesin
made the alligator's W,ht
Wounds, aud, he slid hopelessly
into uie water.
The Cat and the Squirrels.
? We propose to- telT our
young readers a story';. Are
you re idy to hear it r Well
then sit down nn vn,,r. fii
round about, if. nil w..;iMw,
; There was once a cat an
old cat, and what they call a
Maltese cat.. Wellj. this, cat
l0n. a. certain occasion, had; four
neautltUl little k ttfna nil
.Maltese fiwt: lit-n tiio,v.n,.
But thn nwnpi- nf i,.;a
" ' V 11 J.T LiUU IV. L.
a sour;, crabbed old man,, and
when he discovered the four
beautiful Maltese kittens, snug
ly stowed1 away in his hay loft,
he took them, and threw theui
int' a pond not far off. What
n cruet 01a man he was. wa
V 11 ,
think yom will all say; but let
us go on with the storv. and m.
late what the old cat did, when
she discovered that her kittens
were all gone.. She went to a
neighboring wood, and brought
home two- young squirrels,
which she placed in her warm
bed, ami she took the gim, p
of them that she did of her kit
tens, and tlwjv crew nn, -r l.a
large smiirrek and th i.v fol
lowed her into the house, and
when they had become full
grown, they used to run off to
tne woods, and gather nuts,
and bring them home to their
mother the old cat as they
supposed she was; and she
would go out into the fields to
eaten mice, and bring them
home, and throw them down
before her kittens, as she sup
posed the squirrels to be; and
they took no more notice of
her mice, than she did of their
nuts. It was amusing to see
her try every art she possessed,
to make the squirrels take her
mice, as well as in spa tha
squirrels try to persuade tho
old cat to crack nnta n tliov
did. Sometimes firm
much perplexed with th ww
the souirrels treated hev nl
at last, after having done ev
n..-iu: l. 0
tiyiunigju ner power to turn
the minds of the two squirrels
InU I T t
imy ner way 01 ininKitig ana
acting, without the least suc
cess, she one morning after a
long effort to induce them to
eat a mouse, gave up in despair,
ana rushed out ot t in mnsp.
and was never seen afterwards.
The Republican naners snpnlr
of Noyes' "ringing voice." It
is peculiarly a "ring'Mng one.
He is one of the Cincinnati
County Court House rats; he
1 1 A: J.n..,
iis mis uuu ine laitcsi slices Ot
bread butter that can fall to a
politician; he is a "ring," mau;
he was nominated because he
was the creature of the Cin
cinnati "ring," and because he
belongs to the office-jobbers of
that city. His nomination at
home has not created tho
slightest enthusiasm.
m America would do such
. . .
The othftr ilftV wn rpritTOl
a letter from a furnace man in
this county. The card on tho
envelope and letter-head were
printed some riWn not in
Jackson county. We rather
iwnutt. mo letter jucuu niusb
tknL 1L. li.. 1 1 A
have been printed in Europe,
1 1 . , .
we ao not tninK any primer
. -J '
joo. I et this gentleman 13 in
favor of protection to home in
Miustry when pig iron is con
. " . .
[Jackson Standard.
Thft ltnntic'ta 5
now numier 17,445 churches.
whilo their members number
nnn in pvptv. tn,nTw.c,,
01 tne neon a nt
v v wuv .WUU.

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