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JUNE 11, 1873.
McMiiur Enquire
J. XV, iOWKN, Edlto. and Proprietor.
J. W.ROWKX, Editor and Publisher.
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V In Um and adjoining cniiutiea. tifriiiK Ju
the Court House, up stairs.
McAllTHUR, 01110.
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counties. All legal business entrusted to his
care promptly attuuded to.
(Formerly .Sands House,)
This House, which is convenient to then. R.
depot, since changing pmpriutors. hits been
thoroughly renovated mid refurnished, and
the present proprietor offers to travelers und
boarders the bust fc.Cnnimodatioiis. .
Uou I Hialileon tKe premises.
JAMKH WORKMAN, Proprietor.
This House, since changing proprietors, has
been thoroughly renovated from "top to hot.
torn." Tho present proprietor offers to trav.
elers the bust iiuconnnodation la clean and
neat stvla, at low prices. Coma and try It.
(lood' stabling, and horses will be well cared
for, (.'. W. IIahnktt'h "bus Hue" starts from
this House dally, at W o'clock noon, for the
Railroad. 10-oly
This Hotel Is In the most convenient part ef
the city on Front 8t., between Market and
Comer High and State Bis., nearly opposite
. State House,
K. J. BLOUNT - . - . . . 1'ioprletor,
This Hotel is furnished throughout with all
the modern Improvements. UuenU can rely
on the best treatment and very low hills.
Street Cars pas this Hotel to arid from all
Railroad Depots.
jvriojcsoicr, ohio.
D11.I.T. MOMAIIAN - . - - Proprietor.
This houso, formerly the Isliam llonsa,hai
been thnrouifhlv renovated and hemitlnillv
furnished. Having superior facilities, vory-
ining will imiloue to make guests couifortabl.
Table always iniipllwl with tha best tht mar
ket alfnrds. Niraly furnlshod room I mid
cleanest beds. Oood Hlnlilus. Every effort
made for the comfort of patrons. All charges
This Hotel, a few leet from tha Railroad Da
pot, and where all travelers on all trains can
take meals, has Just been greatly enlargnd ami
thoroughly repaired, painted, An,, and Is now
In own plot order fur the roooutlon of suoats.
Trains sUip tan minutes for meals. Terms
Horner Sixth and Walnut Streets,
F. .T. OAKKb A J. T. FIHHEU, Pronrlotoi.
This houa hai Immui entirely Rofitteil and
uunioimiiHj, auuie iu an lies poet a
Al.t TH I.ltlURIM or THS SAt0 TabU
surpassed by none in the West. Ample and
pleasant accommodations for travelers, uivo
us a call. OAKK8 A CO., Proprietors.
- and dealer In nil kinds f
Picture Cord and Picture Nails.
HfyyCOPYINO carefully done, and the
smallest Picture enlarged to nnv siw, and
tlnlshod lu Oil, Watcr-colom. or liiilia Ink, or
any other style that uiav lie desired, at tho
l.tll ire and lllielv Mulshed I'liiitoo'i nubs enn
be in
. . ' "wrun lltl'l llllll I1IKVII 1 I Til 11 rCS.
l'l..liii.nU .. nil 1.1...! 1 I I
inailu from scratched mid faded Pint urea.
hi. itiimn riiinieii mi inner, mill
all work warranted to give sutUfaction.
Juoksou C. H., Ohio,
ftrj" Can at all times be found at his nlllcc.
TKLl'H t.TUAt."I'KI nhsoliitelv without
ns in. and with perfect safety, by the use of
&cC, &C, &C.
Kloven largo gicun-houscs full of choice
Oreen-bouse and Bedding Plants. A AU-page
Catalogue rreu. Al. 50.000 Roses, Haifa .Mil
lion Niirwae Spruce and olhor Kvorgroeii,
and 50.000 cliolceUrapo Vines, 50,000 Currants
llaspberrlvs, Ac. 500.000 Sweet ChestuuSa,
Treos, U inches to eight feet liigli, the best nut
and timber tree on the Continent. Fine venr
1 til ic trees by ninil. only 1 per 100. Chestnuts
preserved for planting, by mail, per lb, 50c.
Also, Spanish Chestnut trees, mack Walnut,
llutteruut, small Norway Spruce, $ Ac, by
iii.'iu.ii uesirei. a circular cni ireo on up
plication. Tulip trees, Scotrli Ilireh, Sugar,
l liiteaud Norway tiaide. In fact, a full us-
sortinentof Ornamental, Ueciiluousaiul Kver
green trees. Nursery estalilislied 10 years,
lilX) a civs, 11 greenhouses. Address
Valnesvillo, Lake County. Ohio.
jmerican Submerged Pump.
"The Best Pump in the World."
OU R AGENTS report over :)0,000 worth of
property saved from Fire this year by those
iiumps, being the most powerful force-pumps
In tho world, as well as Non-Fhkkzi.no. -
See Oe.tolwr number, page 300, also the Pre
mium last, page iw oi uiu American Agricul
turist. This uaner never deceives the fanners.
neu notice lu renruary mini her, page u.
one. If it don't do the work claimed, send It
bark and get your money, aa W li W AKRANT
our pumps to do all we claim for them on our
Sund for circulars or orders to the Bridgc
poit M'f'gCo., No. 45 1 hiunbers st.,New York.
An order for nine No. 1 Pumps secures an
exclusive town agency. 17-tf.
Dry Coods.
Dry O.ods, Notions, Hosiery, be,
221 and S26 South High Street,
C. M. Sauk, of McArthur, is the traveling
agent for the above house, and all orders en
trusted to him will reeeivo prompt attention.
Jnuuary 15,1878. tf.
Woolen Mills.
Allensville Woolen Mills.
Wk are prepared to do All kinds of work done
fit a Jirtl class woolen factory, such as
SatlHfaotlon will be given to all ouroustomers.
Highest inariei price rAiuior wool.
Dillon, iiihton a Co.
June 1873-8m.
Hack Line.
Charles W. Barnett, Proprietor.
"T"TT"ILL run regularly to M' Arthur Station
VV to meet ntltralus.
Hack leaves McArthur Post Oftice at 10
o'clock, A. M to meet Fast Line West; at U
ai. to moot me ciuemnnu r.xoress going easi;
ata o'clock r. M., to meet the St. Ixiuls hxprosa
goinr west, at 5 f . M for Fast Line east.
Will meet the Parkersburg, Marietta and
Zaleskl Aroomodatlon on application in per
son or by letter.
Onlers left at tho Post Offlco, SIcArthur, or
Dundas, liroiuntly attended to.
Land Agency.
MliJ, JOHN W, BERKS. Manager.
Real Estate Dnslnesst also have for salo all
the lauds of the Kansas I'nellle, Railway t'om-
imuy, uuiouiiiiiig w over o,ow,uuu acres or me
most desirable In Central and Western Kan
sas! also Mill Situs, Coal Lands, Farms, Cattle
ltnuelies, ami City Property 111 Siillna aud the
neighboring towns, for sale at all times.
Send fiir the " Kansas Central Advo-
ratn,"alarge)l'l-rounin land paper, see. what
wo uavu inr saiu, ami roan nil at
Keystone State of tho Wost
kbout the great
March 80, 1HM-hw
IV A Nil O E,
tlv MOYIMIITOV. .I nn llllf! tTllAV IIV
WAONKIl,wlllniaketliosasonofl874 at the
stalileur tile subscriber, In Porter, tlalllaCo
Ohio; will bo at the stablonf Dr. ( line, iu
J 11 I......III- 111... 1... ' - 1
, u.u.viiia, . iiiioii uoiiiiiLv, nio, vverr ai
temots week. Will stand for mures at IU5.00
for oonimnn, for thoroughbreds fiio.oo to in
suro, Aiilres all ut(ers to
Man h 30. '71 enq. ' . Pine Mivvs, Oh lo.
. l. oonsniE, bi.'d.
.11 .i . r- , mum iiiin 01.1 v
at all times, and on re asouehlo tonui, ellMlin
Will attend In iir.iritul.kni.l nail i.M......ib
Selected Poetry.
The Bashful Lover.
Ah, welll John came to-night and stood
. For full an hour beside the bars,
And wo two watched, between tho trees,
The glimmer of the moon ami stars,
Johu acted very strango, I think
I wish I knew tho reason why;
I really though he ment to say ;
Something to-night besides good-by.
John's coming here quite often now;
I'm sure I don't know why he should-.
Although my sister Jenny savs
It's talked around the neighborhood
Tlmt ho is making love to ma '
The strangest tfiiug I ever heard;
For if It's true, how iiiiuerit is . ,
That John has never said a wonl.
Ah. welll I shouldn't care so much
If John himself had told nioso;
For then he might have suit! it all . i
I. pon his own account, you know.
But he's so bashful, I believe
He'd never dare to speak out plain;
I hope he'll muster courage up,
And try it, when he conies again.
It cannot be that I'm to blame
I'm aero I've helped him all I could;
I've always met him at the bars
And talked as auv woman would
lliathiid n lover whom she liked
..And waited, with her heataglnw, ,
rorhlm to break the sublect first. : , '
... Aud then how flllek she'd let llllll know!
But John ho keeps a -coming still.
Just as he has for tweh o months past;
I've thought sometimes it looked as though
I'd have to speak myself at last.
I'm hound that ho shall know the truth,
Ami now, resnlvod, I cannot wait
rorhim to find It out himself,
And so, next time, I'll try my fate.
Out of the Street.
It was nearly dark, and a
slow drizzling rain had begun
to fall. The lamn -lighter was
already going his rounds, as the
sudden flash from some one of
tho street-lamps gave proof
Mrs. Weldon Smythe, warm
ly wrapped to keep out the cold,
was tiptoeing her way along
the wet pavement in a portion
of the street that the lamp
lighter had not vet reached.
The lady ivas in no very amia
ble mood, it must be confessed,
for she had uot made prepara
tions for rainy weather, aud the
prospect of ruining her cloth
ing was very productive of that
mood. Suddenly the lady came
to an abrupt stop, not so much
from choice as necessity. The
cause of this stop was, that out
from the darkness there shone
two great eyes like balls of fire,
as the lady afterwards declared,
the sight oi which almost
frightened her into a fit. She
was not a very brave woman,
else she would have gone
straight up to the eyes and seen
to whom or what they belonged.
Suddenly a light flashed out
from the street-lamp over the
way, and then Mrs. Smythe saw,
standing within a few feet of
her, a ragged, barefooted little
Mrs. Smythe was a kind-
hearted woman, and the sight
of such a mere child out on the
streets, barefooted, on such a
night, filled her heart with pity
on the instant. So she advanced
to the side of the child, and,
with a voice, soft and tender
with emotion, asked where she
The child, not being used to
hear any one speak kindly,
turned her large eyes full upon
Mrs. Smythe, stared at her a
moment, then dropped them
again, and burst into tears.
Regardless of her fine clothes
now, Mrs. Smythe knelt down
at the little waif's side and
kissed her, asked her where she
lived, and a dozen other ques
tions, all in the same breath.
By this time the child had
gained confidence, and oould
find words with which to an
swer the questions of her fair
inquisitor, .
"I dont live anywheres,
ma'am. Me and Maggie used
to sleep together under the
stoops, and where we could get
to sleep. But this afternoon.
Maggie fell inco the river and
was drowned, and then the men
what tried to get her out, gave
me a whipping and sent me
away told me to go home ; but
ma'am, I hain't got any home
to go to,"
" What were you and Maggie
doing down to the river ? Why,
it's a mercy you were not both
" You see, ma'am that's where
we gets all we eats. Don't you
know the oyster-bpats como up
there, and when they opens tho
oysteis and throws the shells
out on the doolc, we eats the lit
tle bits that is left in them."
" Horrible I" exclaimed Mrs.
Smytho. ,
"Yes, ma'am; I 'spect, it's
what yon said. But it's true ;
that's all we'vo had to eat all
" But have you no place to
go tono home anywhere ?"
No, ma'am " . was the an
swer. . Now, what was Mrs. Smythe
to do J . How should .she extri
cate herself from the dilemma
in which she was placed ? Be
ing a large-hearted woman and
a professed Christian, it occur
red to her that it would not do
for her to leave one of Christ's
little ones out in the cold and
rain, trusting only to chance for
some one to offer her shelter.
In fact, how did she know but
her heavenly Father had placed
this child in her way for a pur;
pose ? She had an elegant
home, with everything that
wealth, could procure, and no
one but herself and husband to
enjoy it. During the years that
had gone since her own child
had been laid in the grave, she
had so longed to hear a child's
voice once more in the grand
old rooms of her home. But
there came no child of her own
in answer, to her prayers, and
now the thought came to her to
take this child and care for
it as ; though it were her own.
Taking the child by the hand,
and bidding her dry her tears,
for that henceforth she would
give her a .home, she gathered
up her now soiled dress, and
started at a brisk pace for her
home. When sho reached the
elegant house, from the windows
of which streamed rays of light,
and was about to ascend the
stoop, the child drew back, and,
with a shudder, said :
"Not there, ma'am, not there.
I never goes' into them fine
houses; they always drives me
away." .
"But they will not drive you
away from here, my child. This
is my house; I am mistress
That , night, when the door
shut between the darkness with-
out and the child within, a new
life had already begun for the
poor little street waif, who but
one hour ago had stood shiver
ing and starving in the pitiless
Mrs. Smythe made some in
quiry about the child, but could
ascertain nothing but what the
cmici had already told her.
The next morning, when the
girl brought the .child down to
breakfast, as she had been com
manded, there was but little
trace of the tear-stained face
of the night before. Her hair
had been carefully curled, and
she had on a crimson merino
dress, which had once belonged
to tho child, for whom Mrs.
Smythe had so long mourned.
one wt.s indeed a beautiful child.
Mrs. Smythe turned to her bus
band with- a look of conscious
pride in her choice. They had
long talked of adopting a child
to cheer them in their home, and
both were willing to accept this
one as a direct gift from God.
" She did not know that she
had ever had any other name
than Liz. Maggie had always
called her by that name," she
said, one day, when Mrs.
Smythe had asked her what she
should call her. But Mrs.
Smythe was not pleased with
that name, so she called her
Emma, after her own little girl
who was dead.
Emma was a constant iov in
the home of the Smythes' from
the first hour of her coming.
She had so long been buffetted
about by the cruel world that
even the faintest attempt at
kindness would conquer any
little outburst of passion which.
child-like would sometimes
oome upon her. She learned
easily to love her benefactress.
who tried in every way to win
that love. Daily Mrs. Smytho
gave her lessons to learn, and
when she had mastered them,
heard her recite them herself.
When Emma had entered the
home of the Smythes', she was,
as near as one could judge,
about ten years of ago. Since
that time over six years had
passed, and during those six
years there had come to the
Smythes many changes. The
once prosperous banker had
failed in business, and. morti
fied at his failure, had given up
in despair. Then followed a
severe illness, from which, af
ter a year of suffering he died.
Alter his death, Mrs. Smythe
was forced to change her style
of living, and finally, after un-
successfully trying one thins
and anotuor, opened a school
tor young crirla. Then it was
that the good deed that sho had
done in the past begun to re
turn its interest. Emma had
received a thorough education
up to (jv, Certain point. In , mu
sic slie was proficient, and had
mastered French sufficiently
well t) bo able to teach. Mrs.
Smytho was not at all well, and
some days it did sceni to her
that she would be compelled to
give urj tho school. ' But Emma
would i)ot hear to such a thing.
" She wiuld i assist her, and to
gether they would 1 be able; to
manage it. She had been prom
ised a ('situation in one of tho
church r choirs, as solo singer,
and wiilji what she could earn
there, together with that of the
school, they would be, able to
get along nicely." So the
school was - not given up ; but
when thother year had passed,
it wai- iu Vsumcieutly prosper-!
ous condition to warrant the em
ployment of another teacher to
assist. ; '.
A few years have passed
since that time " The Smythes
are not rich, but they are living
in very comfortable style in
deed. Emma will no longer
hear to Mrs. Smythes teaching
at all. So this good woman at
tends to the domestic arrange
ments of their home. She often
stops at the open door of the
school room as she passes by, to
look fondly upon the girl, who,
in her hour of need, has proved
such a blessing and help.
"If I ; had passed on,, that
night, and left her alone in the
street," '; she ' would ; often
say to herself, " I might to-day
have been suffering for tho nec
essaries of life. One does not
always foresee the changes that
the future has in store for them.
If it were so, there would be
more kindness shown,more good
done, and none would fear 4 to
cast their bread upon the wa
ters, that after many days it
might return to them again.
Luther's Joachim. One' day
Luther was quite penniless, and
nevertheless was applied to for
money to help an important
Christian enterprise. He re
flected a little, and then re
membered a beautiful medal of
Joachim elector. . of Branden
burg, which prized very highly;
he went immediately to the
drawer, opened it and said,
"What art thou doing hear,
Joachim? Dost thou not see how
idle thou art? come out and
make thy self useful." Would
it not be well for us all to look
into our drawers, safes and
pockets, and see what idle Joa
chims are hiding there.
Give Quickly. The benevo
lent Dr. Wilson once discovered
a clergyman, at Bath, who was
sick, poor, and had a large fam
ily. He gave a friend fifty
pounds for him, directing him
to deliver it in the most delicate
manner, and as from an un
known , friend. " I will wait
upon him early in the morning."
" You will oblige me, sir, by
calling directly, saidDr. Wil
son, "only think of what im
portance' a good nighPs rest may
be to that poor man.
Saving and Doing A Lon
don merchant having met with
great misfortunes was the sub
ject of conversation in the Roy
al Exchange; and several per
sons expressed great sorrow for
him. A foreigner who was
present said, I feci five hun
dred pounds for . him ; how
much do you feel 1 "
Bishop Bloomfield was once
compeliod to reprove one of his
clergy for immorality of con
duct. He received as an ex
cuse this reply : " My lord, I
never do it when on duty."
" On duty I" answered the Bish
op, " when is ' a clergyman off
duty. This noble answer is
capable of great extension, and
wo may as well ask, " When is
Christian ever off duty ?"
Confession of an- Enemy.
One day when D'Alembert and
Coudorcct were dining wU,h
Voltaire, they commenced an
atheistical discussion, but were
immediately stopped by their
host. "Wait," said he, , "till
my servants have withdrawn ;
I do mot wish to have my throat
cut to night .
United we stand Divided
we fall.
"SEiRcu.the Scriptures."
"Stop," said Dr. ButterfieldJ
"dont you everbuy newspa-
" Yes! yes!" said Givemfits,
" and write for them too. But
I see their degeneracy. Once
you could believe nearly all
they said ; now he is a fool who
believes a tenth part of it.
There is the New York Scan
dalmonger and the Philadelphia
Prcstigatcur, and the Boston
Prolific, which do nothing but
hoodwink and confound the pub
lic mind. Ten doiiars will get
a favorable reportnof .-meeting,
or as much will get it carica
tured. There is a secret spring
behind almost every column.
It depends on what the editor
had for supper the night before
whether he wants Foster hung
or his sentence commuted. If
the literary man had toast and
tea, as this before me, he sleeps
soundly, and next day says in
his columns that Foster ought
not to be executed ; he is a good
fellow, and the clergymen who
went to Albany to get him par
doned were engaged in a holy
calling, and their congregations
had better hold fast of them,
lest they go up like Elijah. But
if tho editor had a supper at
eleven o'clock at night of scal
lops fried iu poor lard, and a
little too much bourbon, the
next day he is headachy and
says, Foster, the scalawag,
ought to bo hung, or beaten to
death with his own car-hook,
and the ministers who-went to
Albany to get him pardoned
might better have been taking
tea with some of the old ladies.
I have been behind the scenes
and know all about it, and
must admit that I have done
some of the bad work myself.
I have on my writing-stand
thirty or forty books to discuss
as a critic, and the column must
bo made up. Do you think I
take time to read the thirty or
forty books? No. I first take
a dive into the index, a second
divo into the preface, a third
dive into the four hundredth
page, the fourth divo into the
seventieth page, and then seize
my pen and do up the whole
job in fifteen minutes. I make
up my mind to like tho book or
not to like it, according as I ad
miro or despise the author.
But the leniency or severity of
my article depeuds on whether
the room is cold, and my rheum
atism that day is sharp or easy.
Speaking of theso things re-
reminds mo that tho sermon
which the Right Reverend
Bishop Goodenough preached
last Sunday on " Growth is
Grace was taken down and
brought to our office by a re
porter who fell over the door-
sill of the sanctum, so drunk
we had' to help him up, and fish
in his pockets for the Bishop's
sermon on holiness of heart
and life, which we were sure
was somewhere about him. .
"Tut! tut!" cried Dr. But
terfield. "I think Mr. Givem
fits, you are entirely mistaken.
The Doctor all the while stir
ring the sugar in his cup.l I
think tho printing press
mighty agency for tho world's
betterment. If I wero not a
minister, I would be an editor.
There are Bohemians in the
newspaper profession as in all
others, but do not denounce the
entire apostleship for the sake
of one Judas. Reporters,- as
know them, are clover fellows,
worked almost to death, com
pelled to keep unseasonable
hours, and have temptations to
fight which few other occupa
tions endure. Considering the
blundors and indistinctness of
the public spoakcr, I think they
got things wonderfully accurate.
Ihe speaker murders tho King
English, and is mad because the
reporter cannot rosusticato the
corpse. I once mado a speech
at an Ice-cream festival amid
great embarrassments, and
hemmed, and hawed, and ex
pectorated cotton from my dry
mouth, and sweat like a Turk
ish bath tho adjectives, and
the nouns, and verbs, and prep
ositions of my address keeping
an Irish wnke; but Ihe
noxt day, in tho Johnstown Ad
vocate, my remarks . read us
gracefully as Addison's, tyecla
ior. -. l knew aplionogrnplior in
Washington,' whose entire busi
ness it was to weed out from
Congressmen's , speeches the
sins against Anglo-Saxon ; but
tho work was too much for him,
and he died of delirum tremens,
from having drank too much of
the wine of syntax in his rav
ings imagining that 4 interoga
tions' ' were crawling over him
like snakes, and that ' interjec
tions' were , thrusting him
through with'- daggers, and 4 pe
riods' struck him like bullets,
and his body seemed torn apart'
by disjunctive conjunctions. No!
Mr. Gviemfits, you are too hard.
And as to the book-critics
whom, you condemn j .they do
more for the circulation of
books than any other class, es
pecially if they denounce and
caricature, for then human na
ture will see the book at any
price. After I had published
my book on The Philosophy of
vivwzauon, u was so badgered
by the critics, and called so
many hard names, that my
publishers could, not print it
fast enough to meet the de
mands of the curious. Besides,
what would we do without the
newspaper ? With the iron rake
of the telegraph, it draws the
whole world to our door every
morning. ; The sermon that the
minister, preached to five hun
dred people on Sabbath, the
newspaper next day preaches to
fitty thousand. It takes the
verses which tho poet chimed
in his small room of ten by six
feet and rings them into the
ears of the continent. The
cylinder of the printing press
is to be one, of the wheels of
the Lord's- chariot The good
newspapers will overcome the
bad ones, and the honey-bees
outnumber tho hornets. Instead
of the three or four religious
newspapers that once lived on
gruel and pap, sitting down
once a week on some good man's
doorstep to rest, thankful if not
kicked off, now many of the de
nominations have stalwart jour
nals, that swing their scythe
through the sins of the world,
and are avaunt-couners of the
Lord's coming."
As Dr. Butterfield concluded
this sentence, his face shone
like a harvest moon. We had
all dropped our knives, and
were looking at him. The
Young Hyson tea was having
its mollifying effect on tho whole
company. Mr. Givemfits had
made way with his fourth cup
(they were small cups, the set
wo use for company,) and he
was entirely soothed and mod
erated in his opinions about
everything,and actually clapped
his hands at Dr. Butterfield s
peoration. Even Miss Stinger
was in perfect glow, for she had
drank largo quantities of the
flagrant beverage while piping
hot, and in her delight, she took
Givemfit's arm, and asked him
if ho ever intended to get mar
ried. Miss Smiley smiled.
Then Dr. Butterfield lifted his
cup and proposed a toast which
wo all drank standing : " The
mission of tho printing press !
The salubriety of the climate !
Tho glorious prospects ahead !
Tho wonders of Oolong and
Love. What a wonderful
thing love is to a woman! How
it helps her to know that some
one is always fond of her, and
rejoices when bIio rejoices, aud
sorrows when she grieves ; to
bo sure that her faults are loved,
and that her face is fairer to
one. at least, than faces that
are more beautiful that one
great heart holds her sacred to
her innermost recesses above
all other woman! Sho can do
anything, suffer anything, thus
upheld. She grows prettier
under the sweet influences,
brighter, kinder, stronger and
life Bcems but a foretaste of
heaven, and all her dreams are
golden.' ' ' ' '
Tue English Methodist Tress
is mourning over the fact that
although tho body is rich and
powerful, with 1,400 traveling
ministers, 11,000 local preach
ers, and 860,000 mombers, the
Church Is visibly declining, and
has been losingln point of num bers
for the past two years.
If you would
bo lovod, bo
Lot candor and honesty con
trol every act , ; ;
Kansas City, Mo.
As a brief account of the
most wonderful city in West
ern Missouri, may. be of interest
to our readers, submit , the
lollowing brief history. Ed. Wit.
Many years ago, Gov.- William
Gilpen made tho' remark' that
Kansas City was located within
a few miles of tho Geographical
center of Uncle-Sam's domin
ions, and ' would one - day be
come the great emporium be
tween the Atlantic and . Pacific '
seaboards. ' Here . " would ! the
commercial waves of two great
oceans" meet and mingle, and
flood with business prosperity'
the young metropolis of the ,
Missouri Valley. The Gover
nor wTas-correct in his ' geogra
phy, and remarkably sagacious
in his prediction. 1
Kansas City is situated on
the southern bank of the : Mis
souri river, just below tho
mouth of Kansas, and a ' sight
that is high, irregular and pic
turesque. It '-is the: second
town in the State, and for rap
idity of growth, and the solid
character of its improvements
is without a parallel in the
history of cities. In 1838 the
place was partially laid out,
but nothing was done save the
erection of a few cabins. Eight
years after, the town was re-"
surveyed, and the commence-.
ment of this "Western Wonder"
dates from that time. The
sale of the first lots were made .
in April, 184G, and in 1818
tho place had a population of
seven hundred souls. In 1851
the first newspaper ,was started,
called tho Kansas Ledger ;
which after running a little
over a year, was moved to Inde
pendence. It was succeeded
by the Enterprise, and in 1855
his paper fell into the hands
of Col. R. T. Van Horn, the
present editor of the Journal I
of Commerce, who, soon made
Kansas City well known name
abroad. .
In 185G the town began to
grow in grace and stature, and
made rapid advancement , until
the spring of 1861. 'At the
commencement of the war the
place had a population of seven
thousand, and a business that
many an older city might envy,
but civil troubles ' came, and
the mailed hand of tho soldier
fell with crushing weight upon
the fair proportions of Kansas
City. For, nearly four years
tho avenues of trade were block
ed up, and business became, a
thing of the past. At the close
of the war the town had only a
population of four , thousand.
but with peace came-prosperity,
and the wheels of progress
were again , set ' in . motion. ,
Improvements commenced and
were steadily pushed ' forward,
old patrons returned, and new
capital and labor sought em
ployment. In 1866 the' popu
lation was 16,000, and the en
tire business for that year
amounted to ' $37,606,827.'.
There were 768 buildings erect
ed, at a cost of over $2,000,000.
To Kansas , City( belongs the
honor of building the pioneer
bridge across the Missouri river.
It was completed in June, 1869,
aud its opening on tho . 3rd of
July was witnessed by upwards
of fifty .thousand spectators.'
This great triumph of engineer-'
ing skill cost nearly, a million
of dollars, and was two years
and a half in building. It has ,
seven piers, aud is" 1,317 feet
in length. Although intended
principally for a railroad bridge,'
it is laid with a' good floor of
Nicholson pavement, aiid used'
for general highway travel. : ' -In
tho past seven years there
has been no "let up" in the
commercial prosperity of Kan
sas City. She has more than
trebled her population in'that
timo ; whilo her splendid busi
ness houses, her many railways;
her sleepless enterprise and in-'
creasing wealth challenge tho
attention of both tho East and
Ho who drinks moderately,
and even with : great' caution,1
cannot tell at what moment'
tho demon may awake within
him, and rush hnn beyond tho
control of any human power.
. Never betray a true and trust
worthy friend. ... ': , ;
In Union there is ulrcnglh.

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