VOLUME 7. 1
M'AIITIIUR, VINTON COUNTY OHIO, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1873.
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(Formerly Hntnls House,)
KG BERT 1J0.WEn7 Phopiuetoh.
i 'his House, which In convenient to IheH. It.
t. Mine changing pinpriotors, bus been
lioinughly renovated nml l flli li islicil, mid
111.- present proprietor oilers to travelers and
bonnier the best ncciimmodntions.
(noil stable on the premise.
fifei'" TKUMH 110S I' llKAHONAlll.t .fSiJf
fi. W. Sinkham and Mrs. Eliza Hy
z ALoasicr, o.
Having leased (Ills Hotel, we would inform
the truvclinj; piihllc mill others, that they
have thoroughly reuovateil and icl'iii n ilnil
it. It is capacious nml commodious, mid the
piopriotori. will emleiivor to ncccmiiioilnto nil
who may favor them with their patronage.
Lunch served upon a moment's not Ice. Tennis
will he provided lor. Tobacco, Cigars, etc.,
kept at all times. Terms moderate.
July 10, IKi.l-Um.
J.UIKS WORKMAN, Proprietor.
Tills House, since changing proprietors, has
been thoroughly renovated from "top to bot
tom." The present proprietor otters to trav
eling the best itcconiuiodntioii in clean and
ncnt slvld, itt low price. Conns mid try it.
(Joint stabling, ami luuacs will ho Hell eared
for. (.'. V. JUllNKTT's "Hus lino" stin ts from
this Uouso daily, ut 11 o'clock noon, Mr tlio
I'll ENDKRQ AST & JENNINGS, Plto'S.
i COR. SlAUIET AND FnOXT ST'8.
This House fronts the Stenmlioat I.iinilliiK,
and con veil lent to the It. It. Depot. Klff(iint
ly mid richly fju'i)ilicd lor convenience and
coiufort. ; -. i - v
JzJ ERCHANTS' HOTEL.
J. V. VAItSEB
Tills Hotel Is In the moit eonveiilent part of
the city on Front St., between Market and
Corner Hlxli and Rtato 81., nearly opposite
E. J. BLOUNT Troprlotor.
This Hotel is furnished throughout with all
Hie modern Improvements. Uuests can rely
on the best treatment and very low hills.
street Cars pass tills Hotel to and from all
Dll. l.T. MON AH AN
This hoii.e, formerly tlio lshnm House, lias
lici'ii Hi nimirlily runovatoil nml beautifully
Imuished. lluviiiK superior facilities, every -l
liinir will bediiua tomiike quests coin fm table,
iahle ulwayssuiiplliKl with the best the mar
ket atfoi'ds, Niraly furnished rooms and
(ileiniust hods, (iood Utilities. Kvery effort
innlii for tlio comfort of patrons. All charges
This Hotel, a few lect from tlio Itiillroad Do
id, and where all travelers on all trains can
I , ike meals, has Just been grentlr onlarifud and
tliiiroiiKhlv renireil, pniutuil, &C, ami is now
in complete order fur the reception of ffiiusts.
Trains stop tun minutes for meals. Terms
Virner Sixth and Walnut BtrooU.
V. T. OAKKS J. T. VIRHKR, Proprietor
.Ino. Alol.N.rifRB 4 J. II. Connei.lv, Clerks.
This lioiiflu has been entirely Itellltetl and
Uetnoileled, ami is in all Huspeet a
A I.L TnK I.OXUHIKR OK TtlK Rl IROK. Tallin
mii'iiaMoil by ninio In the West. Ample nml
nleasunt aciiiiniodiitliiiis for travelers. Ulvn
lis nan. HAKES It CO . l'roirletors,
Amerioan Snbmerged Pump.
"Tim Best Pump in the World."
(HI II AOENT8 report over $.'100,000 worth of
property snveil rroin r ire mis year uy uieio
iiiiiiips,'h-lug tlio most powerful foreo-puinpi
In the world, in well as NuN-l' iiKitxiNO.
Hee OeUiber nuinlier, uaKO SIM), also tlio l'ro
liiiuin I. lit., pHjfeillUoI'tlio Ainerleaii ARrlcul
tiirlsl. This pniier never deceive the farmers.
Sownolleo In Kehrnarv uiiniber, pnre4n. Trv
one. If It don't do the win k claimed, send It
hank and net your money, ss WK WAKKANT
our pumps to do all we i laliu for them on our
fend for Circulars of orders to tlm nnilfre
poi'l M'f'KCo., No. ll5'liaiuheiHt.,New York.
An order for nine No. 1 1'uiaps svouros nn
exclusive town ajjeney, "l-tf.
A.TTOKIsrE!Y A. IT LAW
- ' MoARTIICH, WHO.
Prompt attention given to nil legal business
ntrustod to hisenre.
() lllce at his residence.
Feb. 811, lb"73.
ATTOEKEY A.T JLA.W
OFKICK 111 Second Story of Davis' Build
Injr, opposite Vinton County National Dank,
July 0. 1HTS ly.
J M. McGILLIVRAY,
Will attend proinptly to any business given
his euro anil management In any Courts of
Vinton and adjoining cMuntios. omen In
the Court House, up stairs.
Prosecuting Attohnkyop Vinton County.
Will prni'tlcG In Itoss, Vinton nml adjoining
counties. All leal business entrusted to his
cure proinptly nttemled to.
R. HIGGINS & BR0.,
SJ ANL'FAOTl ItUKS OP
Karbla lionnmsnts, Tomb Stones,
MANTI.K.S. VURNITl'RK, &e..
LOftAPf, - - - OHIO.
(iood Assortment of Marble constantly on
linml. All kinds of CKMKTKUV WOHKilone
to order in the Illicit stvlo.
am! dealer in nil kinds of
Pletare Cord nml Picture Nails.
Jy-COPYINO carefully done, and the
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all work warranted to give satisfaction.
T. BOG G ESS,
Jackson C. H., Oliio.
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TKlii'H KXTKACTKl) iibsolntely without
pain, and with perfect surety, by tlio use of
LAUUHINU UA. el
jyJoAETHUR HACK LINE.
Charles W. Barnett, Proprietor
Will run regularly to M'ArtliurStutlon
to meet nil trains.
Hack leaves McArlliur Poxt 0 lllce at 10
o'clock, A. m to meet Cast Lino West; at 12
SI. to meet the Cincinnati lCxnress going cast;
Ht4 o'clock r. If., to meet Hie St. I.ouls Kxpresn
golue west, at 5 r. M for Knst Line east.
Will meet the Pnrkorshurg, Marietta and
nleski Aceouiodatioii on application in per
son or by letter.
Orders left at tlio Post O lllce, MuArtlmr, or
Dnmlas, promptly nt tended to.
uno4-ltf!8. CHA11I.K.4 Y. BAItNETT.
V aro prepared to do all kinds of work done
in a frit class woolen factory, such ns
CAIIDINU, SPININO and WEAVING.
Satlsfnetioii will ho given to all onr customers.
lligliest market price paid for wool.
Dillon, Huston Co.
Juno 5, lftTtl-Sin.
ANSAS CENTRAL LAND
MaJ. JOHN W. I1K1UC3. Manager.
Roal Kstate lliisiness: also have for snlo all
the lands of tho Kansas Pacllle Hallway Coin-
puny, iiinouniiiig ut ovoro,uuu,uuu acres oi mo
most desirable In Central and Western Kan
sas; also Mill sites. Coal Lands, Farms, Cattle
Itnnches, and City Property In Sal Inn anil the
iiulghlxirinsr towns, for sale at all times.
flriV Send for tho " Kansas Central Ailvo-o,"nlargi'Ma-colmnn
land paper, seo what
wo have for salo, and read all about the great
Acrsione state or inn west.
March Stl, lb1-ev'
PITTSBURG, CINCINNATI &
ST. LOUIS R.
C. II. DIVISION.
H:.Kl n. 111.
S:io p. in.
a .15 p. m.
4:10 p. m.
4:lt0 p. ui.
, 0:110 "
Now York.. H:lio "
N.Yoik .. 0:80 .m.
l"ilailiilp'la. VJMtl p. in.
Pittsburg... l:H,1a. in.
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AGENTS WANTED, ,
In nrery county of cadi Stale, for a new
National Hook. (THK l.ivrs. .Nil roKTiiAITM
oc TDK rHkHiiiKNTH) with Ino simile ropy of
tun iieuiaraiion ui iiiiioioiiiicnoc, ino i iinsu
tntlun of I' li I toil Hlnles, nnd Washington's
Knruwull Address, with 10 lino steel plates.
V'or eliTitlnrs ami lei ins, address Johusou
Wllsfm A Co., 37 ileckinan St. N, Y
[From the N. Y. Star.]
Uncle Sam's Whitehashed Lambs.
Kleeces were as white as snow,
Went where lambs ought not to go,
I'nrlo Sam's ,
Cot their fleece black Willi soot;
Undo Sam's .
Didn't like goats very well;
Cni lo Sam's
Knew that goats werosent to h 1.
Cot their friends to take n bush;
Were covered o'er with whitewash.
In corruption next will nielli
Keep on hand a whitewash brush.
Don't qnuiY Hie wine tho templing wine
To clendeii care or urlofi
Pleasure may Ho within tlio cup,
Hut oil 1 its bliss is brief.
Temptation holds It to your lips I
lint hid the lltmd iluii.i t
Tho silver cup is brimmed with blood,
Draw n from the orphan's heart.
Tho mother's prayer, a sister's tear,
Tho widow's dark despair "
All that sud hearts can know of woe,
Like blond drops mingle there.
Don't linger whom the nectar flows,
For lessen ci.rc It won't.
Oh! listen to the still small voice,
That ever whlspors, 'Don't."
Ludlow, Champaign Co., Ill.,
August 17, 1873.
Have beeu rusticating in the
country, seven miles east of the
above place, since Thursday
last, and surrounded by end
less cornfields and extended
prairies. If we could realize
that "we were monarch of all
we surveyed," what a huge farm
would be our lot; and then Ave
would no doubt feel like the
man who drew tho elephant,
"what would we do with it?"
Nearly all tne pniiiju soil in
this section Las been cultivated
and improved the past season.
The main production being
corn, although there has been a
good breadth of wheat harvest
ed, as also flax, oats and smal
ler cereals. The wheat was a
fair crop, oats did well, but flax
is comparatively a failure. Just
uow the corn is suffering from a
severe drouth, and unless a
good refreshing rain falls soon,
the crop will .be short. The
corn stalks are short and small,
and the leaves are being shriv
eled by the heat. There has
been no rain, worthy of note,
6ince the 4 th of July last.
Should there be early frosts
the corn will prove a total fail
ure. Any number of improved
farms can be purchased for from
twenty-five to thirty-five dollars
per acre in this locality. We
think these are very fair and
reasonable prices, considering
that the soil is equal to any in
tho West, and climate healthy.
The great lack, however, is an
abundance of water. At tho
present time nearly all the
wells are dry, and running
streams scarce and at a dis
tance, consequently'stock is apt
to suffer through the heat of
Game, such as prairie chick
ens, ducks and
abundant, and make an appe
Most of tho towns are at a
stiind-still, except those located
at prominent manufacturing or
central points. Nearly all the
towns have grown at a greater
speed than tho farming commu
nities surrounding them, and
henco their collapse. But they
will no doubt retain a steady,
substantial growth, correspond
ing with that of the farming
Urbana, tho county town, of
this county, (Champaign.) is
attractive, nnd exhibits consid
erable thrift and enterprise.
Tho same may bo said of Cham
paign, two miles west of Ur
bana, at the crossing of the
Illinois Central and the Indiana,
Bloomington and Western ltail
roads. Both towns aro vicing
with eacli other as to growth
and business, and it is "hard to
tell 'tother from which," The
towns aro conncctod by a street
Paxton. tho county town of
Ford county, . ia also wide
awake, being located at the
crossing of the Illinois Central
and Toledo, Wabash and West-
ern Drancti Haurotuta, it s . a
new town, and is making rapid
strides towards greatness and
popularity. An artesian well
is nearly completed, and an
abundanpP of wstpr m thus
been secured. Your corres
pondent gave the town a short
visit on Friday last, and called
at the Commercial office. The
boys were luiey and just put
ting the paper to press, and re
ported business good. They are
all social fellows.
We have an item that we are
almost afraid to mention to the
young men of Vinton county,
especially to those of McAr-
thur. However, we will abide
the consequences, and "speak
right out."' There is a beauti
ful young lady in this neigh
i i i . ,
ooruoou wno can beat any
young man in the . general man
agement of a farm. She plows,
harrows, pitches hay and grain,
runs threshing and mowing
machines,' breaks colts, handles
the scrapers in making and
rrrndinnr vimfls lnna nrnrnf5iiiT
and performs tho household du
ties for the family. She is
the manager of her father's
farm, and does it equal to the
best mau. She js hut sixteeu
r t i
years oi ajre, and ner name is
Miss firinxuf.u TTavs Now,
. t ii it t
young men, uon c an maite a
rush for Illinois.
So far as politics is concern
ed, the farmers appear to con
trol matters in this part of the
State. Ford county has a full
ticket of farmer candidates, so
has Champaign, and the Pat
rons of Husbandry are spread
ing like wild-fire. Lawyers and
politicians who aro candidates
for public favor, wear straws in
their hats or cover them with
hay seeds in tho hope thereby
to curry favor with the agricul
turists. Farmers' suits are in
great demand among office
seekers. We depart for Nebraska to-
monow morning. More anon
LA GRANGE FURNACE, TENN.,
August 4th, 1873.
Many people think it an easy
matter to sit down and write an
article for publication, think it
an easy thing to commit to pa
per tne tnougnts tnat come
forth, but tho great trouble
found by almost every one
myself particularly is the fact
that when the "foolscap" i be
fore them and the pen taken up
tho thoughts aforesaid are not
forthcoming, or if they do come,
are in such a mixed up condi
tion they cannot be committed
to paper. Imaginary work is
easily performed. In commun
ing with ourselves we .become
good speakers, and writers, and
our words pour forth in an un
interrupted stream of eloquence
Without an audience or listonor
we can talk right along and
say many sharp things make
many good hitsall appropri
ate and to the point, but were
wo to face an nudienco the
wholo fabrio would go down in
utter ruin our eloquence
would vanish in thin air and
our thoughts becomo so hidden
by our "bashfulness" that our
tongue would refuse to utter a
single, ono of them. Our self
reliance is not sufficient for the
occasion we lack the moral
courage at the right moment to
push ahead and the result iawe
fail "iii the outset. Hundreds of
our, young men might become
.powerful dobaters if this one
great' trouble did not stare them
in the face. The history of our
country gives us the names of
our great men, who, in this one
respect, utterly failed in their
lives. Chief Justice Taney,
T1103, JfiFFpnaoN, our own Pres
ident GiNT, and so on. But I
did not start out to write an
artichrljr tho above tenor, but
to give you a few items of in
terest concerniqg our locality,
of which I suppose most of
your readers are unacquainted
The La Grange Iron Works,
a corporation doing business in
Stewart county, Tennessee, own
about forty thousand acres of
land on which are erected their
blast furnaces, to-wit : Eclipse,
Clark, and La Grange. The first
named is dismantled and has
been standing still for 'several
years. The two last named are
in successful operation The
two furnaces, Clark and La
Grange, are but one mile apart,
and the nearest one, one and
one-fourth mile from Tennessee
River. Both furnaces make about
six thousand tons annually
of first quality, No. 1 Foundry
aud Mill iron. They are both
in the hands of experienced
furnacemen ; Clark now being
handled by Mr. Wm. Reed, of
your county. He had done
well and his success stamps
him as one of the btst furnace-
men of our country. The sup
ply of timber and ore for these
furnaces is simply inexhausti
ble; You can have no concep
tion of an ore bank until you
haVo looked at some of them in
in this county. Take the vine
yard hill east of McArthur, and
split it from summit to base and
entirely remove one-half, and
imagine the face of the other
one solid mass of ore and you
havo an idea of a Tennessee ore
bank. We have ono bank
here Clark Furnace bank
which has a face of about oue
hundred and fifty feet in length
by an average of thirty feet in
in heighth. In it we work
from twenty to fifty men, aud
from three to five carts. We
have now erected near it a fine
ore washer to which is hauled
all the fine ores, where it goes
through a process of washing
and comes out entirely clear of
dirt. The capacity of the wash
ing machine is seventy-five to
eighty tons per day. The. La
Grange Furnace has a bank
similar to that of Clark, near
which a washer will be erected
soon. Both furnaces employ
from three to five hundred men
and from twenty-five to forty
teams, and tho benefit accru
ing to the citizens here by rea
son of these works is very
great. This not an agricultural
country, but is pretty well
adopted to grazing and the
raising of sheep. Farmers,
however, have heretofore taken
but little interest in stock rais
ing, and there are but few
sheep in the county. Of late
there is a better disposition
manifested and the farmers are
consulting their interests by
the introduction of somo good
stock into various parts of the
county. As an agricultural or
stock raising country, however,
this is destined to be a failure,
but as an iron country it will
become 0110 of tho greatest im
portance, and that too, before
many years. Already East
Tennessee, North Alabama, and
Georgia is being flooded with
Eastern capitalists in search of
secure investment, 1 and it is
constantly working itself this
way, and ere long this whole
country will become ono vast
iron works, and tho precious
minerals now hidden in mother
earth will bo distributed to all
parts of the globe. What a
glorious future awaits Tennes-
seo ! Few years will pass be-
fore she will bo one of the
brightest stars in our constella
"A word of warning to young
ladies on this subject is not
inappropriate. How many young
women, by uniting their destin
les with tipplers,, or men - of
confirmed - iutemperate -habits,
have involved themselves in
lives of sorrow, and often,shame!
'Yetjin spite of all the wretched
ness of drunkards, wives,' says
Mr. Cuyler, 'young women are
continually willing to marry
men who are in the habit of in
dulging in the social glass.
Ladies often refuse the marriage
offers of. young men because
they are too poor, or of too hum
ble a family,or two plain in per
son or manners. But only now
and one has good sense
enough to ref uso to unite herself
with a man who will not pledge
himself to total abstinence. A
rich and fashionable young
man has commonly no trouble
to get a wife, even though he
is hardly sober long enough to
pronounce the marriage vow.
But a teetotaler in course rai
ment might be snubbed as a
vulgar fellow who has never
seen society. Ladies ! before
you begin to scold at me for
this impious thing, just look
around and see if it is not true."
"Ladies, this is an important
subject, and should consider it
well. It involves your happi
ness and respectability in this
world, and perhaps your salva
tion in the next. You should
reject the hand of any man who
indulges in the intoxicating
cup. What is riches, station,
or anything, worth, without so
briety, virtue and character.
Few Christians, if any, suffi
ciently honor Christ, as govern
ing their concerns. They do
not say, "Now while I am
praying on earth, my Saviour is
working for mo in heaven, lie
is saying to one, ( do this 1' and
to another, ' do that 1' and all
for my good." While Jeremiah
was, doubtless, crying to God
out of the dungeon, Ebed-me-lech
was interceding for him
with the king, and they were
preparing the means of his de
liverance. See Jer. 38.
Let the warm-hearted Chris
tion bo careful of receiving a
wrong bias in religion. When
a ball is in motion, almost any
thing presented to it obliquely
will turn it wholly out of its
course. Beware, therefore, of
a wrong direction in Christian
ity. Fix your attention ever
on such examples as St. John
and St. Paul, and hear how
they speak : "If any man love
not tho Lord Jesus Christ, let
him be anathema, maranatha."
Religious joy is a holy, a deli
cate deposit, it is a pledge of
something greater, and must
not bo though lightly of; for if
it bo withdrawn only for a little
and, notwithstanding tho ex
perience we may have had of
it, we shall find no living creatur
that can restore it to us, and we
can only, with David, cry," Re
store unto me, 0 Lord, the joy
of thy salvation."
God teaches some of his best
lessons in tho school of afflic
tion. , It is said that St Paul's
Epistle of the Ephesians has
quite the spirit and air of a pris
on. That school must be truly
which produces such experience
and wisdom. '
Books of the Bible.
When and by whom were
the books of tho Old Testament
first collected and arranged ?
By Ezra, about 450 years be
fore Christ. The five books of
Moses has been kept with the
ark of the covenant (Deut. 31:
21 20) and Joshua had writ
ten that portion of Scripture
bearing his name "in the books
of the - laws of God." Joshua
8:2126. 7 ,
What are the most prominent
translations of the Bible that
have ever beeu niado ?
; The Septuagint, the Vulgate,
the lfty and the n English o
King James' Bible. .
What is the meanins: of tho
word Septuagint ?
Seventy. Tho , translation
was so-caiieu because it was
made by seventy, or : more
strictly speaking, by seventy
two men; six having been
chosen from each of tho twelve
tribes of Israel for that purpose.
When and where was this
translation made ?
At Alexandia, in Egypt,
about 500 years before Christ.
It was a translation of the Old
Testament only, from the He
brew into the Greek.
How was this regarded by
the Jews in the time of Christ ?
It was regarded with pecu
liar reverence. Our Savior and
the apostles generally quoted
from this version.
What is the Vulgate transla
It is a Latin translation of
the Septuagatc, not of the He
brew ; and so called the Vul
gate, because, being the only
version which the tho Roman
Catholic Church holds to
bo reliable, it is in that Church
the common version.
When and by whom was this
By Jerome, about the year
A. D. 100. It was hastily made
and became very incorrect by
What of the Douay Bible ?
It is an Euglish translation
of the Vulgate, with notes and
comments, and is the only
English Biblo approved by the
Roman Catholic Church.
From what did it receive its
From the placo where it was
first published Douay, a town
When was it published?
Why does it differ so much
from our English Bible ?
Because it was made not
from the original Hebrew, but
from the Vulgate which was
from the Septuagint, and very
imperfect. . It could not be as
correct as a translation made
directly from tho Hebrew.
Why is our English verfiion
callled "King James' Bible ?"
Because it was made during
tho reign of James I., the King
When was it beirun and
. In the year 1G07 the work
was commenced and was fin'
ished in about three years and
published in 1611.
By whom was the transla
tion made ?
Fifty-four of the most learned
nien of the kingdom were ap
pointed for the task. Seven
did not serve, leaving forty
seven as the number who were
actually engaged in. tho work.
How was the labor appor
tioned among this number ?
They were divided into six
classes, to each of whom a cer
tain portion of , the , Bible was
given to translate, not from the
Latin or from tho Septuagint,
but directly from' the original
Ilehrow and Greek.
, How will t our English , ver
sions compare with all tho oth
er versions of the Biblo ?
It is said by the most com
petent judges to be better than'
When and by whom was the
Bible first divided into chapters ?
It is generally said to have
been done by Cardinal Hugo, ;-'
A. D. 1240. But as early as -the
third century the four Gos
pels has been divided into chap
ters. Whom and by whom were
the chapters divided into ver
; By Robert Stephens, in the -year
1551. It is said, that he ?
performed the greatest part of
this laborious task while on
horseback on a journey -from
The Sawdust Swindle.
This catch-penny swindle,
we have no doubt, is . familiar
by melancholy experience,, to
not a few of our more confi
ding readers. A circular is re-,
ceived by post, directed, in full
with all the titles which cour
tesy could suggest. Within is
a letter addressing the victim
in the most confidential and
particular manner, and propos
ing either to send a consign
ment of counterfeit money, or
some other remarkably valua
ble present, from jewelry .to
elixir of life, all in considera
tion of v. small remittance.
Thinking, at last, that his ship
had come in, the unfortunate
wight sends his remittance and
in a process of time receives a
package, for which he pays ex
pressage and bears tremblingly
home, only to find an inclosure
of saw-dust of unimpeachable
quality, but very trifling value.
If there be any among our
readers who have thus been
duped, we have no doubt that
it will afford them consolation
to learn that two of the biggest,
"sawdust swindle" offices in
New York city were pulled by
the police, last Tuesday,- the
managers and clerks arrested,
and at least a temporary check
put to the nefarfous business.
Among the pieces cf evidence
found by the police were books
containing thousands of names
and addresses all over the
country, a large number, of
boxes packed with sawdust for
for dispatching, and a few cards
A Timely Catechism.
The following catechism wa!s,,.
invented and published in 1866 ,
by Dr. Henry G. Clark, of Bos
ton. . Its republication at. the
present time is believed to be
1. Will it (the cholera) come
Yes. . '. ... ,.
2. How shall we avoid it?, . . . ,
By eating only plain food, in
moderate quantities, at regular
times. 1 ,
By abstaining from in toxica-"
By avoiding unripe fruit and
sale and imperfectly cooked
vegetables. - '
By being so clothed as never
to get chilled, especially in the
night air. - ' ; r!
By avoiding all over-crowded
and ill-ventilated places, espe
cially to sleep in. "
By having all cellars, drains,
vaults, yards and outhouses
clean, dry and freed from all
bad smells. .
3. If we get sick what shall
we do? . . , ,"r.-.. ."' . ,
Leave offeating and drinking,
go to bed, send for your doctor,
and do exactly what ho , tells
you. ' .
4. Is it contagious:
Those who know most about
it say No. .; :! 1 , 1
II - L - , Ji
There are but two states , in
the world which may be, pro
nounced happy either i that of
tho man who rejoices in the
light of God's countenance, or
that of him who mourns after it
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