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The McArthur Enquirer.
J. W. BOWKS, Kdlto and Proprietor.
Terms of Snusorljitioii.
Ono coy, out! ycnr.fl 00 1 Oneeopy,8mon f 1 00
Onoeopv, tl hum. . .. lo I Olio c'iv, 4 1110 N)
If not paid within the year. .. ... t Ml
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The'.MiArlliar I'.'syt'titKR nut Th Chrli
tlun Milium will lie will lo ono pursuit one
year fnT 01.
A ffiilmyto notify a dlscontiimnnco ill the
elm IH nil 111110 SUIJi-l 1 llll.'ll im, 111 uv iiinuii
a new engagement Mr Humeiiptinn.
A1 vortlnlner Hates. ,
The space occupied by 1(1 linos of till (Noil
lmrei t vim shall constitute n siiuure.
Unit) and Figure Work 50 rents u.ltlitlonnl.
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One wqiimv,
"Two Hqunren,
Three itipinren,
Kijsipljron, ,
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HO 00
JAiinil AilverlliieniAUg tl 00 dot hhuiuo foi
flint insertion; iimi BO.tcnts jiur Bitmre lor
fui li a,iitioiml inHurtrbn
BiiNlneM) (;iiM not exceeding Q linen,
ter vfit r. , . '
Afl hilln tine on flfttt iiiiytitiou-of advcrtlnu
incuts. 4
liills wllli lfjjiilar nilvertmem to be piiltt
UnsiiiiMrt Notices II) oentu n line Mnrilnire
Nolieen iiiuoitliiiir to tlui llliei tility of the
Veaily iiilveitisors entitled to (junrtt-rl y
Oll.'l list's.
AilrertNeinniits not otherwise, ordered, will
he t ominuwl until onlervil disroiilimitiil, mitt
vlmreil iit'cortlin.ifly.
ow is the limo to SubiCribe.
Take iitlvantajco of our .fiilemliil I'raiiiluin
Offered Free to every New Siihserther to tli
ami t.i every Old Sulisi-rihor wlio hkiiiIh ih the
cu-li lor mio:lijr year's subi:ilititui.
is a Virjje size I montlily iimtfi'.liif, of 1(1 pa,'es
an I M iiiliiuiiis. neiftl . illusnnri'tl, tout tin hi .
Ilisi-cl.ii ti i'iiiitl li!er,il.iii' for llui la.nlij
t'irtln n I.I ujii!i':i 'liijcsiiet'i.il Deiiiiitinems tlo
vote 1 (o the fr'arinur, tlin Yminir KolkM, 1 1 IM
iii .'Uiiiii, Si'li'iu'c, Ait, tliu lloiitieliiiitl, ami S;.
eii'ty III fjelit!! 111.
It is iilily edited mid 1ms ntlalned n very
l.irjr J ciicul ilio-i .iiiioii' llio liC't I'iii.ens,
The (.'liionio we tiller is a beautifully execu
ted iviireKeut.il inn of ' I'onion i's I'e.irls."
I'oiiiiinu win tli't I'litrou of ilieyirlui.il ami
li tilts, uiul her )l':uI.s are here presented in
tllttshapeof n elioiru i-ol)ot.iiii of lui;!'tveil
fruits, done In 1(1 tolors and so natural as to
exi itu surprise ,iud a liuiiatiiin.
Tile pli t ore is 11 im lies liy 14, Just the si.e
for eimvu'iirii t fiiiiiiin, and to pioiluee n
pleiisiiiif elVtiet when f ruined; iih a pttilo.'or
fittin-rojiii Oi iiaini'iit, it is tastel'ul uiul ele
t'aiit. fho Sitli t rl nt inn prico of the " I'noi'l.K'a
Jm iKAl." is 1 jtr vtNir. The prlio of the
( luoiiio is li)'2.r0. Wo offer tlien to ea. li
new and lenewiii); suliin rilier, in lliesha.ieof
th.'S.) b 'anlii'ul joint premium, the stun of
H3.n0 free. Ill' uidiiiar I his amount to the
MilNoripllon prleo of tliis paper, we (jive to
them Ilia value ol fi for the small sum til' 1.
: , SiH 1 ut oncts or i ulUmul t.i k o ndvautuuof
our iiinniili.i'iit utlur while it Is open.
.1. W. IHMVKN-,
Pub. Enquirer, Mt Arthur, Ohio.
Dry Good?, Notions, Houery. &o.
S'l and SI.U Soulh High Street,
. I'. M. Saoi:, of MeArthiir, is the Iruvelhiot
njjent for the above house, ami nil orders en
trUHledto him w ill receive prompt attention.
Iitnuarv 15, 1HVS. tl'.
J . . . T O "W ELL,
riunt St., l'iiBT!tii)t;rif, Oil (Q,
.1. T. To well Is ii'rent 1'orKeverul 31 ills, and
his house Is headquarters for ninny duti able
iniiki'sof Kiislern tiuoils, All t(oods will be
601-1 nt. the lowest possible prite.
(dnso ntdi buyers, llrst-tlas time, Ir.ule.
Wholesale iietl.lleis ami lun.uet.inen are pnr
liiiilarly invited to an e.Miinir.ution of l.is
Marblo llonumonts, Tomb Gtor.es,
IjOOAHI, - - - OHIO.
Oood Aorlineiit of .Mnible (onslitntly on
hand. All kinds ot CK.MKl'EKV WOUK iliuie
to order in (lie llnost stylo.
I'rompt ntleullon glycn loall Ugn business
finirusioii lo nist-ii.e.
Oilieeat his resldeiu'e.
Feb. SO, m.
ArrTQiiiiri3"Sir A-a? law
OFf.'loK-1'lrsl door West or Dan. Will A
Ilroi. Kspei inl at.lentloti given lo the rollec
tlnnof rlalni. I H'.Vcl
3icAnTiii.it, onro.
IVill altemr1 promptly to nil legal business
cull listed lo lls eaie In Vinton and adjoining
rumi tks. Ot'Hl!K In the Recorder' oilli u.
Will attend promptly to any huslness given
to his cure ami iniiiiRgeiiieut In any (Joiirta of
Vinton and n UoIiiIuk counties, OFFICE In
tl)0 Court House, up atalm,
1'noBtcttiNo ATTORNum? Vinton Covktv.
' Will prantlfo It Uins, Vlntin ami adlnliiliig
counties.1 'All loirnl busliuitiooUuiKMd tllUl4
(Formerly Snnds Home,)
'ThlHllpiiHO, whleh Is convenient ti the II. It.
depot, "hire chnnjjlnir pioprietoin. has been
thoiouuhly ieiiovnie.1 ami lefiiitiisheil, and
the present proprietor ollem to tiavelem and
boiii ilois tile best fieooiiinindiitlous.
. tiood stable on I lie promises.
'IIiIm Hotel Ih In tlio,iiios(lronveiilont part of
Hie eity on Front tit., betweeularket nnd
. (plVertioii. F
Corner irijh and State Sts., nearly opposit.
Statu House,
E. J. 11I.OU.NT
This Hotel In furnished tlironjrhniit with all
lie modern improvements, (iuests run rely
in the bust treitlinent nnd verv low hills.
St eetCaiB pass this Hotel' to and from all
Ilitil.oad Depots.
Propi letor.
This Hotel, a few teet fioni the ltnllrond De
pot, and w hero nil traveleisuu all Kninseaii
litkenieals. It.tN lust been irienllv tuilni'iri'l unit
thoroughly lepuired, puiuted, .te., and is now
in etmipieie onier lor ino rtveption or (ruest ".
1'iHins stoii tun tuinirtes for meiils. Terms
0 It. I. T. MONAH'AN .... Proprietor.
Tills hoilHU. foi meilv the Ishain House, ha
been thoroughly renovated and beautilulli
rninished. Having superior f.teilities, evi-i- -hinir
w ill lie dune to make guests com fortable.
l'.tble always supplied witli the beet the ma -ktit
nilords. Nieely furninhed roonm anil
dennesl beds, tiood StiMes. Ev'-v elt'ort
ua lo for the t ouifort of pulrons. All charges
Corner Shtli and Walnut 8 reets,
I'.J. OAKHS A .1. T. ('ISIlKIt, I'ropriolou.
Jno. .MidNTVKE & J. II. t.'ONSKl,l.V, Clerka.
1'liis house h m b ien entirely Itefltted, Ho
fiirnisb.'il and Itemodeled, nnd lit in all le-
speen a
A 1.1. THK U'Xt'KIKri OK TIIK S:aOK. Til bit'
so passed by none in the West, Ampleiiud
pli'iisnnt aeiouimod ilions fur travelers. Oivo
us n . till. OAK1CS H CO., I'roprietnrs.
Selected Poetry.
"I'm Just Going Over Home."
. I'm a poor, wayfurinji stranger
While Irnveiiui; through this world of
I!ul there's no (tlrkness, death, nor danger,
In thnt hi lglif world lo which I go,
I'm going there to see my Father,
i'ui going there no more to roam;
I'm Just n going over Jordon,
I'm J list u going over home.
I know dark clouds w ill gather round me;
I know my path is rough and steep;
Hut beauteous Ileitis lie just before me,
Whuiu God's redeemed Ills vigils keep.
I'm going there to meet my Mother.
I leel my tins arc all forgiven,
I feel I'm on my Journey home;
I'm going away to yon bright Heaven
Where Jesus snillesaiid bids me come.
I'm going there to seo my llrotlier.
A will soon bo free from every trial;
My dust shall sleep lu the Church yard.
I w ill drop the cross of flell'-denial,
.tteud.mcc on the great reward.
Pin going there to 6ce my Sister.
I'm going there to see my children,
I know they're round my father's throne.
I'm Just a going over Jordon,
I'm Jut n goina over homo.
I want to sing salvation's story,
In concei t with the blood-wnhed band;
I want to weai a crown of glory
When I get home to that good land.
I'm going there to'sco my Saviour,
To shout His pi also thro' heaven's doom.
I'm Just a going oyer.Iniilon,
I'jii Just a going qyer home.
The Anxious Visit.
BY J. C.
In 1805 I changed my resi
denco and located in a row of
fine houses, but for some
months made no acquaintance
with my new neighbors. At
length I heard that Mr. N ,
who lived the third door from
me, was, spmewhnfc ill. lie was
a tall, gentleiiianly man, whom
I had seen passing my door
almost daily; and I said to my
self, "Shall I let this neighbor
bp sick, and perhaps die, with
out any effort for his good?"
I felt afraid to call on him,' and
yet not afraid to call. After
praying over tho matter a few
times, I determined to go.
I rang the bell, asked for Mr.
N -,and while waiting in
library, -saw that it contained
on almost every subject,.- but
not a page to point a soul heav
enward not oven a Bible.'
In a few minutes I was tak
en up stairs to Lis chamber.
lie recieved mo in a gentle-
manly manner." After enquir-
in regard to the nature
his disease, I tried to give the
conversation a religious turn,
but received no satifjkctory re
sponse. I asked him if ho was
in the habit of going to church,
lie said he went occasionally.
I asked him if he had ever felt
any special interest in regard to
his soul. ' llo said notj.111 rath
er a significant manner, as if it
was none of my business. I
felt that it was not wise to pusy
the matter any furthcr.at that
time, and did not even propose
prayer. I aisked him if lie was
able to read. He said a little.
I told him' I would send him
some tracts on religious subjects,
which I immediately did, such
a "Call to Prayer," "Come, to
Jesus." He asked me to call
About a week after I called,
again, lie was evidently grow
ing weaker. I kindly told him
that I feared he would nev
er be any better in this world,
and tho sooner -he set about
preparation for another tho bet
ter. He was deeply affected.
I asked him if he understood
the plan of salvation. He said
he had never thought much
about it. I told him of God's
love in giving his Son to die
for us. S lid he, "I never could
believe that God was so unjust
as tc suffer his Son to be put
to death to save men. I look
upon it as an act of cruelty too
4'i'eat for any one but a monster."
I told him God did not force
his Son to die, but that Jesus
Christ pitied us our ruined
condition, and voluntarily took
upon himself the work of our
salvation; that such was the
character of God, being infinite,
his law that man broke was in-
.'inite, like himself, and nothing
.short of an infinite sacrilic
could ineet the claim. He did
not seem to grasp the idea.
I then told him about the in
terview between Christ and
Xicodemus; that Christ told him
lie must be born again; that the
Spirit of God was the third per
son in the Godhead; that when
we reall the word of God, or
heard it preached, the Spirit ap
plied it, and made us feel that
we were sinners. This led us
to pray, or cry to God for deli v
erance, till we were brought to
feel willing to forsake our sins
ami believe with all our heart in
Jesus Christ.
He listened with the most in
tense interest. I asked him if I
should pray for him. "Oh yes,"
said he, "do pray for me; 1 feel
that-1 am a poor, miserable sin
ner." Tie wept bitterly. IJe
begged me to call as often as I
could. Said he, "I have learn
ed more about religion than I
ever did in all my life before."
I called two or three times each
week for about a month. He
was every day becoming more
and more anxious about his soul.
I had tried hard to gtt him
to understand how God could
bo just, and saved sinners by
his Son Jesus Christ. One
day he was in great agony of
mind, and my whole soul was
moved for him. I said, "Mr
N , suppose you were in
debt a million of dollars and
shut up in prison for it, and
could not get out till the debt
was paid, what would, yqu lq?"
"Well," said he, "I novcr could
pay it," And I said, suppose
somo benevolent person who
had money would take pity on
you and pay it off, and then
come to the prison and knock
it open for you, and say, 'Mr.
N -, I have paid off nil your
debt, and here is the receipt in
full; come out of prison,' would
you not come out?" Certainly
I would, and thank him all my
life for it."
"Well," eqid I, "Mr. N ,
you are locked up in tlie prison
house of death ; you are in debt
to the law of God an infinite
amount that you can never pay
and I tell you Jesus Christ. lias
pqul.it afl, a.nd stands beside
you this mom.en,t hqUling Quito'
you tho receipt, which in his
bloody hands torn with tho nails
on 'the cross, Ho says to you,
"Believe in me, accept of what
I have done, ana c m out of
tho priaon-houso of death, and
I will save you.' '
Ho instantly grasped mc
with both hands, and said, "Is
it possible that the way to be
saved is so- "plain aa tUat, and
- i
tliat I have lived forty-live years
in this world without knowing
oiling it?" He repeated it over.
and over: "Is it possible that
Jesu3 paid it all ? Lord, help
mc to believe it." Said I, "That
is the plan; believe, and trust
in Christ, and you are safe."
In a moment his fiice was lit up
with joy, and he grasped mo in
his arms, pouring out his thanks
to me for coming in to see him
and teaching him how to be
saved. "It was you and those
h'ttle books that saved my soul."
His wife, who had been
carelesSjfashionable woman, and
who was sitting as if shewould
break her heart, rano up and
came to him. ; She'tfas startled
at ' his appearance. --Ho grasp
ed her in his arms: "0h. niy
kleap;wjjp, Lam, saved; -Jesus
. ' 1 ! 11 llf I -- ,
paiu it am in a momenc Her
countenance too was lit with
The news soon spread that
Mr. N-
,was converted,
His friends were mostly irre
ligious, and so were many o
his neighbors, but from day to
day ho continued to repeat
what I had told him about
Christ paying it all. His sick
chamber became a mission
chapel, where I have no doubt
a number were bom again.
Mr.. G-
about what occurcd at each vis
it, and would listen with the
most profound interest,
lie had a large family and
when I told him about the little
tracts Mr. N read, he han
ded me a $20 nole, and said,
"Buy the worth of that for mo
and my fanily."
In a few weeks Mr. 1T
died with the same exprn ision
of joy on his face, i l ever
left him from the moment, h ! be
lieved till ho died,
These are h resul!':. as far
as man can cce, oi fno anxious
visit. Fellow-Christian, tell
men Jemm paid it all'.
He Will Never Forsake.
This world is a world of
"leaving, parting, separation,
failure and disappointment."
Think of finding something that
will never leave or fail. Grasp
this promise"! will never leave
thee," and store it in your
heart, you will want it some
day. Tuc hour will come when
you will find nothing so com
forting as a sense of (rod's com
panionship, Stick to that
word "never." It is worth its
weight in gold. Cling to it as
a drowning man clings to a rope.
Grasp it firmly as a soldier at
tacted on all siiks grasps his
sword.- "Never!" Thouglrl
young heart faints and you are
si k of self failures and infirm
ities, even the promise will not
"Never!" Though the- devil
whispers, "I shall have you at
last, your faith will fail and you
wiil be mine," even then God
will keep his word.
"Never!" When the cold
chill of death creeps on and
friends can do no more and you
are starting on that journey
from which there is no return
even then Christ will not for
sake you.
' "Never!" When the day of
judgment comes, and the books
are opened and eternity is, be
ginning even then the pfom
Isoi will bear all of your weight,
Christ will not let go his hold
on your soul.
An eminently pious trades
man whom I knew, used to say,
'Blessed bo God, when I rise
on the Monday, I can get up
with, loss worldly-mlndedness,
but by the time Saturday conies,
I seem to have labored so long
in the worldthat I begin to
enter to much into its spirit
and custqnis, and, m how
glad I am to seo my darkened
warehouse on the Sabbath morn
ing, that I may go to that dear,
place whero my God meets his
people." Though there is but
ono day in ylic we, cin avtic
ularly serye God, yet it is
through tho strength of that day
that wo tire properly kept the
other days. .. '
I pray that I may bo enabled
to look as much to God, the
Ilojy Ghost, for sanotification
as 1 do, through faith, to God
tho Sou, my redeemer, for par
don and justification.
The evideuco of Christians is
generally clouded j trifling, .
A'good book upon the mor
airtics of the season is yet
be written. Our great English
poenr'un'on the subiect full ns
it is: qr exquisitely charming
pictures, is .not very proioun
in itHjphjlosophy. The delicate
grace' of Cowper has illustrated
With a, tender feeling.. wine!
makes us love him the succes
siou'of Uic seasons; but the col
or 'of hist scenes, both out "door
and mils thoroughly- English
Our .speculations upou the
weather, ; to bo worth much,
nfnst be-., climatically accurate
Uur good, oru lashioned North
Ea'sts0v stoi'ms, for instance,
aie-jirobaiily unlike those o
anyvotjie, regioiy. fhey have
ftfiorr yii iasfeia,-'-amir now -anu
then, a respectable snow ston
in the regions visited by Dr.
r-i sjjT.i . ...
Uinc; but line white veil there
does not ill upon the same
landscape, kior under the same
conditions. I In Arctic coun
tries the snow is expected ev
ery winter; With us a great fall
is.a constantly renewed novelty,
and, it it be' very great, a fresh
astonishment,! It is an inex
haustable subject of conversat'n.
It is a remorseless disturber of
human proposals. It prevents
undertakings; it hinders busi
ness; it suspends amusements;
it blocks up the thoroughfares;
it makes us prisoners in our
own nouses; it -premptonly
stops the railway trains; it is as
bad to walk as to ride; it tries
our tempers, it discourages our
energies, and it gives us the
rheumatism; it makes some of
us involuntarv hermits at home,
and some of us it cuts off from
home altogether; it is as hard
on horses, and renders the dai-
y foraging of the cheerful little
sparrows dillicult and unproduct
ive in short, for a few days, i-
iitterly changes the current of
nunan affairs, or perhaps we
should say that it arrests it al
together. It brings waste and
It waylays travelers by
and and by sea, sometimes
with a mortal pertinacity. It
meddles with all our works and
ways. ' It is worse than hot
weather, because it impedes
movement. It is more dogged
than the hurricane and is as
insidious in its way as a simoon.
But it is the part of the wise
to extract comfort from every
thing. We had no trouble in
getting this from the snow
when we were small and supple
boys; when we fought pretty
serious battles with the damp,
hard balls; when wo carved the
great white images; when we
rushed down-hill faster even
than we have been rushingsince;
when sleighing was nobler in
our unsophisticated minds than
all the chariot-races sung by
Pindar; when we could skate,
and when we could slide, and
when overcoats, no matter how
low the mercury might be, wert;
to us a burdensome incumber
ancc, In some moods, we ask
ourselves, where are our
summers? Last week, if at all
reflective and old enough to be
seriously so. we old and growing-old
people might have ask
ed ourselves, where are our
winters? As we grow old, vc
wax particular about the barom
eter and the thermometer, tho
warmth of our flannel and the
thickness of our boot-soles. We
stride, indifferently no longer,
splashing through thick and
thin, but pick our way ovei
the muddy crossings and the
glassy pavements. Our shoul
dom -may be still broad and
not very round, hut we observe
in them just the faintest suspi
cion of rheumatism. We be
gin to know what winter means,
Fortunate a.re we if wo es
cape a moral winter, and happy
are wo, if, eomo good hap or
evil wo can still keep summer
in the heart. Whatever may
happen to the bodies of our
readers, yp trust that their souls
will not got Bnowed up nor their
hearts frozen. To a great ma
ny, let us remember that a
great snow brings great suffer
ing. So long as the sun shines
and tho temperature- remains at
a, nyvlerato point, deprivation
and want, nakedness and hun
ger, may : be just tolerable.
But fierce and extreme weather,
which interfered with th hab
its ' of tho "well-to-do" and the
cqilqi'tabiy domesticated, is
foarful aud perhaps fatal to them
who are needy and friendless..
Winter, which makes our best
blessings of homo and close kin
ship brighter than ever, should
touch our heart and open our
hands. While the poor are so
almost utterly helpless, let us
be chary of our catechising,
and believe all the mendacities
ot mendacity so far as possible!
Above all, let us cultivate cheer
fulness, so that if we give we
may give cheerfully, and if we
refuse help, we may do so with
reasonable politeness. . It can
not be denied that winter tests
our nerves; is there nothing
else charity, for instance
which it subjects to a similar
Living Too Fast.
ts a'biisihess' nation, we oc
casionally make very grave mis
takes; riot in the mere matter ot
dollars and cents though a
good deal may even be said on
this subject but in our endeav
ors to stand in the front rank
as merchants, as politicians, we
draw too heavily on the bank
account of nature, and, in con
sequence, become bankrupts.
hi honest business man will
hesitate before expending more
money than he earns; in fact,
us property is based on the
maxim that receipts should
greatly overbalance outlays, ju
dicious axiom is forgotten, and
as a result, we die of American
disease, nervous prostration.
When man, is struggling
against h'u m an nature.
ms an opponent who makes no
allowance for mistakes; an an
tagonist without spite, but also
without pity. If moderation be
observed, the antagonism is
iealthful, is productive of de
cent ambiton; but the moment
uimanity rushes into excesses,
it finds itself opposed by a
lower against which it is vain
to struggle, over which it is im-
lossible to triumph.
We boast ol our energy, and.
villi some reason, for we have
no medium even in trifles. As
we destroy sleep by brooding
over vast financial schemes, so
wo destroy health in the inter
est of real estate. We cannot
eat a sandwich like the rest of
le world, but gulp it down
without mastication for fear of
oosing a minute or two of val
uable time. When an over
worked stomach protests, when
weary brain gives unmistak
able signs of exhaustion, the
esson is not read aright; the
overburdened animal is rested,
but is forced into fresh activity
by means of alcoholic poisons.
Another law ot our existence is
that we "must never be seen
without a
or drugged
"fine-cut" tobacco in our mouths.
Moderation even in ' this luxury
is disregarded, and our blood,
ike our cloths, is tainted with
nicotine. Perhaps it is lmpo-
ito to refer to the amount of
saliva dailv lost by a shrewd
business mail; but what society
gnores, nature takes a strict
account of, as evidenced m
sunken checks, dry lips, and
ack-lustro eyes. We have read
i i i i i i t -n i f
in novels that me ncn mst In
dian uncle is compelled to stim
ulate ly's liver with curry to
teen, digestion alive, the
quantity of high spiced articles
consumed in this country would
cause astonishment in the breast
of even a Bramaputra owner of
i white elephant. If Peter Pi-
piper picked and ate a peek of
Yielded peppers, ho would still
in this respect be far behind'
the averago American school
nrl. .
Knowing the life of our busi
ness men, it is not astonishing
hat PQ many die of nervous ex-
laustlon, but the wonder is that
any should be alive to tell tho
tale, ihe artificial require
ments of American civilization
are so many max, nernans,
some of our oxcesses are excu
sable; but that we should earn
money that wo can never possi
bly, use;, that we should struglo
for positions we can hardly ev
er reach, or, if reached, at the
expense of health, perhaps life,
are problems that will tax even
ingenuity to explain. Posterity
is nono the better for our gains,
for it follows in the samo foot
steps, becomes afflicted with
tho 6ame, diseases, dies . the
fcame" death. Infants' are inoc
ulated with tho mania for be-
ims "siaatt," aad- leavn 'book
keeping before they, know
the difference between right
from wrong; youths become ac
quainted with the mysteries cl
tobacco and the intricacies of
gambling before they are aware
that Iney have either heart oi
brains. We are a fist nation
in every sense of the terra
Like the puff-ball, we grow from
almost nothing to gigantic size
in one night; and, like the pufl
ball, having reached,.. maturity,
are .good lor nothing but to die
With amusement surrounding us
on every side, we really do not
know what enjoyment means;
theaters are "bores, only to be
tolerated because they give us
the opportunity of drinking
brandy between the acts, ball
rooms are used as exhibition
markets" for -.6'u marriagebfc
jluigKter3,"'biit I:aveiio oiTej- in
fluence' for sedafe elders;-on-very
house-hold fires are sur
rounded with only vacant chairs
A feverish nervousness, be
gotten" ol our routine labors,
makes us fretful, ill-natured,and
dyspeptic. Everything is re
garded from a business point ol
view; everything which has no
direct bearing on business is
looked upon as of trifling value
We marry as a speculation, live
for money, and die, that our
names may be used'as synonyms
of remarkable business tact
All is sacrificed for business; lite
itself is only another name for
rise and fall in stocks; and s
we go on, day by day, accumu
lating money, day by day burn
ing away our physical energv,
day by day deadening our nerv
ous sensibility, until exhaustion
and a tombstone complete the
unity of t he tragedy. We have
already lost many of our distin
guished citizens through the
American disease, and miles we
are content to live more moder
ately we shall lose' many more.
As it is, life is short enough, and
pleasures few and far between.
If we cannot all be great we
can at least be indifferently sen
sible, and not wilfully burn out
the candle of life by lighting it
at bath ends.
Swarm of Scripture Be's.
Be converted..
Be renewed.
Be obedient.
B3 com firtcd.
Be content.
Be sober.
I) 3 thankful.
Be discreet.
Be gentle.
Be loved.
Be courteous.
Be pitiful
Be wise.
Be diligent.
Be faithful.
Be zealous.
Be temperate
Be vigilant.
Be ready.
II) ' glad'.
Bj good.
Be holtv.
Be perfect.
Be Christ's.
Acts 3:10
Eph. 4:2o
u a
Col. 2:2
Ileb. 13:5
1 Pet. 1:11
" Col. 3:lo
Tit. 2:5
2 Tim. 2:21
1 John 3:21
1 Pet. 8:8
t. U It
1 Cor 3:8
2 Pet. 3:14
Rev. 2:10
Gal. 4:18
Tit. 1:18
1 Pet. 5'1
1 Pet.. 3: 15
" " 4:13
2 Cor. 5:10
1 Peter 1: If.
2 Cor. 13:11
. Gal. 3:20
A r.v inter was once employ
ed to paint a picture of the
great Macedonian monarch
In one of his battles he ha1
been struck with a sabre upon
the fircliead, and a large scar
had been left upon bis rjgh'
temple. The artist sketched
leaning upon his elbow.
cove ring
the scar
So when we hold up the diame
ters of others before the world
let us lay the finger of Chris
tian-like charity over the scars
Tiikrk is n great demand
good prcneI.ioi-8 in Texas.
The Northern llttlioilist Con
ference recently held a session in
Austin, Texas, and used a rreshy
teiitin house of worsliop connected
with the Northern General Assem
bly, Rev. Elisha Ilousti, of Ma
son, Mich., is now in his eighty
sixth year. Ho was licensed as
a preacher in 1807, and has
his first parchment, signed by
Bishop Asbury in 1 SI 1.
The SO carriago shops of
Amesbury and Salisbury turned
out 17,000 'carriages' during lire
year 1871.. Foi" 1871 the
sales will amount to fully
19,000. '
FiTTSituno minaror. ,-rofivso
front st'titt) in the theaters toda'dle3
wLo Cq u t,U;ir UiU' u la moMc.
Stephen Allen's Pocket Piece.
In the -pocket book of the
Hon. Stephen -Allen, who was
drowned from on board the II.
Clay, was found a printed slip
apparently cut from . a news
paper, of which the following is
a copy. It is worthy to be put ;
in every newspaper and engrav
ed on very young man's heart.
Make few promises.
Always speak the truth:
Keep good company or none.
I Never speak evil of any one. '
i Kive up to your engaements. "
Be just before you are gener- 1
OUS. ' -"' ' - '
Never play at any ga.me.-iOf
chance. ' ' :
: Drink no kind of intoxicating v
liquors. ' . ' .
, Good character is above "all. T
filings else.' :r.-. . -'- ...
Keep ytrur. own secrets, if
you have any. i .
JNever borrow if you can pos
sibly help it. "-"'
Do not marry until you can
support a wife.
Keep yourself innocent if you
would be happy. ; ; !; .
When you speak to a person
look him in the face. .
Make no haste to be rich if '
you would prosper. .;
lier live (misfortune expect
ed) within your income.
Save when you are young to
spend when you are old.
Avoid temptation, through
fear you may not withstand , it.
Never run into debt unless
you see a way to get out again.
Small and steady gains give
competency, with a tranquil
Good company and- a good
conversation are the sinews of .
Your character cannot be es
sentially injured except by your
own acts.
If any one speaks evil of you
let your life be so that none will
believe him.
When you retire to bed, think
"over what you have been
doing during the day.
Never be idle; if your hands
can't be employed usefully, at
tend to the cultivation of the
Read over the above maxims,
carefully and thoughtfully, at
least once every week.
Bathing in cold water. Noth
ing is more common than a
custom of many persons to have
a cold water bath immediately
after leaving their beds, as a
daily habit. Delicately organ
ized ladies not unfrequently
have established the same
course, considering it conducive
to health. There is an impres
sion that it invigorates the in
dividual, hardens the muscles,
and strengthens the constitu
tion. The sudden abstraction
of caloric or vital warmth in
that way has not only injured
but destroyed more than were
ever benefited thereby. A re
action, as it is called, a glow of
warmth that subsequently fol
lows, is a direct draft upon the
system to meet a sudden loss
of vitality, and is by no means
so beneficial as theoretically
imagined. A trepid bath
make o such injurious de
mands, and, therefore, is not in
jurious or perilous for these of a
trail structure.
WAiTiNo-"Said a visitor at a
country almshouse, to a feeble,
palsy shaken old mau. ,
"What are you doing, Wisby?'
"Waiting sir".
"And for what?"
"For the appearance of my
"And what makes you wait
for his appearing?"
"Because, sir, I expect great
things then. lie has promised
a crown of righteousness to all
that love his appearing." .
Better have Wisby s hope
than Victoria's sceptre; Lazarus'
rags thati Dives' purple, Bet
ter is poverty with piety than
riches with petition. lleber.
Nearly the whole town of
Canhelton' Indiana, is inocula
T)te business colleges of the coun
ted with the s m a 1 1 - p o x ,
jn .consequence of the scourge.
C ' 1 .1 'il - ' - ..j 'L l" .
ouyerai ucuuis arc rcporieu. ;
The London mountod police
force was a failuro; the ' "top"
raoeel i)nrj too much.
Coxatijaa 19 thinking- of up
pi-cesinj- memorandum books under
the: ohtjrt dp lUm.timi kv.. .,

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