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NOVEMBER 5, 1873.
lie Arthur Enquirer
J. W. JIOWKN, Kill tor and Proprietor
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(Formerly Sands House,)
This House, which Is convenient to thelt. It.
depot, since clinnginir proprietors, has bean
llioiniiL'lilv renovated anil redirnlshed. auil
tho present proprietor offors to travelers and
uniiniers mo nest nccominouiiiiuiis.
Uoml Stable on the premises.
jyj-rnioFF house.
JAMES MILLER, - - Proprietor.
LHAKLE8 G. liAIKD, ... Clerk.
iloiiBomwly furnished; as a flint-class ho.
ti l, the House stands unrivaled. Fine sain
I'le rooms on the first floor. en42.
0. W.Tinkhamand M.s. Eliza Hy
son, Proprietors.
Having leased this Hotel, we would In form
the trnvi'liuK piililiu and otheis, that they
have thoinuvlily renovated and icliii iiUIhm
it. It is capacious and coininodlous, ami llu:
pnipi ietoih will enileavor to acecnimodiitu, nil
who inny favor them with their iai.'niiit'
Luiieh servud upon a moment's notne. IVams
will he provided Cor. Tuliai'ru, (.ivai... i'u ,,
kept at all times. Toiou ino.io.ate.
Jul, Ifl. 1K7.10.ii.
JAMES WORKMAN, Proprietor.
This IIoufc. since chunRluir proprietors, has
been thoioiijjlily renovateil from '"top to bot
tom." 1 he present proprietor oilers U) tr v
elers llu bent uccoiiiino.latlnii in clean au.i
neat style, at low prices. Come and try it.
(tood'stahling.aud horses will be well eared
for. C. W. ilAKNKTT'8 "IillS lllll!" stBl tn ll 1)111
llus House daily at 14 u'cluck noon, for i lit
Itailroad. 10-el
Pklxdkkoast & Jennings, Pud's.
Cur. Mahket and Kho.xt bT's.
This House fionts the Steamboat Lamllnii,
and eoiivunieiit to the K. It. lepot. KleKimi
ly anil richly furnished for couveuieuie an 1
8. L. .Mitchell, .... clei
This Hotel is In the most convenient part of
the city o'n Front St., between Market a ad
Corner Ilih and State fits., nenily opposite
State House,
This Hotel is furnished throughout with lilt
the modern improvements. Clients can rely
on the bent troatiiient und very low bills.
Street Cars pans this Hotel to and t'roii' all
Hull mud Depots.
T. M. HUDSON, ...... Proprietor.
Th! house has been thoroughly renovated
and beautifully fiirnlshod. Having superior
facilities, everything will be dime to make
guests comfortable.
M. MEltKLIfi
This Hotel, a few loot from tho Hull road Do
pot, and where all travelers on all tialns can
lake meals, hits lin-t been greatly enlarged and
thoroughly repaired, painted, Ac., and is now
In complete onlor for the reception of jruusM.
Trains stop ten minutes for meals. 'X'eri.u
Coruor Sixth and Walnut Stroots,
ciiraiK-asrATi, ohio.
F. T. OAKKS J. T. FISHEB, Pronrlotorf
Jno. JIoInttkk A J. 1). Connkli.v, Clerks.
This houno has been entirely Refitted anil
Hemoduled, anil It In all Respect a
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turpassoil by none In tha West. Ampleand
uioa.ant. accoinmodatlons for travelers. Olve
Ui nD. OAKlii A CO., Proprietors.
In ovory county of enrh State, for Mvf
National Ilook. (thki.ivkr and fobtbaits
ok tik pbrsiiiknts) with lao simile copy of
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tution of United States, and Washington's
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his care and management in any Courts of
viuioiiAuii h.ijoiiiiiik counties, ufkicb in
Will pructlce In Ross, Vinton and adjoining
counties. All legal biislnesa entrusted to his
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to order in the llnest style.
C.ood Assortment of Marble constantly on
nil'! dealer in all kinds of
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t'Gi'j'll JSX'I'UACTKD absolutely without
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Hack Line.
Charles W. Bakneti, .Proprietor
Will run regularly to M'Ai thiirStution
to moot all trains.
Hack leaves Me Arthur Post Ofllco at 1(1
o'clock, A. u to meet Fast Line West; at 12
M. to meet the Cincinnati Express going oust;
utS o'clock p. H., to meet tln St. Louis Kxpress
going west, at 5 P. M for Fast Lino cast.
Will meet the Parkershurg, Marietta and
Znlenkl Aeeomodatiou en npiilicatioa in per
son or by letter.
Orders left at the Post Ollleo, McArthur, or
Dundas. promptly attemled to.
111104-1873. CHARLES V. HARNETT.
Ind., Cin. & Lafayette Railroad
Great Through Passenger Railway
to all Points West, Northwest and
This I Mia Short Line via Iudluiiapclls.
The GreiU Through Mall anil Ex pross Pas
senger Lino to St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Jo
seph, Denver, Wuu Francisco, nud all points In
Missouri, Kansas and Colorado.
The shortest and only direct routo to In.
.liiinnpolis, Lafayette. Terro iluute. Cum
bridge City. Bpringlleld, Peoria, ltuvllngton,
hicago, Milwaukee, SU Paul, ant! all points
in the Northwest.
Tho Indianapolis, Cincinnati A Lafayette
Railroad, with Us connect Ions, now offurs
passengers more facilities in Through Coach
and Sleeping Car Sorvleo than any other line
from Cincinnati, having the advantage of
Through Dally Cars from Cincinnati to St,
Louis, Kansas City, St. Joseph, Peoria, Bur
lington, Chicago, Omaha, and all intermediate
points, presenting to Colonists and Families
such comforts unit accommodations as are
afforded by rui other route.
Tb rough Tickets mid Uaggngo Checks to all
Trains leave Cincinnati at 0:30 a. in., 3:15 p.
niMi ami 7:H0 p.m.
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House, corner Third and Vine, also, at l)eHit,
coiner Plum ami I'enil streets, Cincinnati.
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rOH PRINTING of every desorhition neat.
I ly nud promptly oxcouted at Uli olllee.
Selected Poetry.
Love's Philosophy.
Tho fountains mingle with the river,
And the rivers with the ocean;
The winds of heaven mix forover,
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in tho world is single;
All things by a law divine
In one another' heiug mingle;
Why not I with thlnef
Seel the mountains kiss high heaven,
And the waves clap one u not her;
No sister flower wou'd be forgiven
If it di&dained Its brother;
And the sunl Ight clasps tho earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea;
What aro all those klssings worth,
If thou kiss not me I
Orginal Story.
Over one -week -passe J- be
fore the kind hearted Mrs. Lo-
renzo, could
courage enough to "break the
subject" abruptly cut short in
our last chapter. The uncere
monious manner of her husband
in breaking off the conversation
just when she had reached her
object, had wounded the ten
der heart of the noble lady, and
again, her love for her compan-
ion, wnose moral sense was
none too lively, caused her to
dread the idea of coming in
contact with his preferences ;
so she tried to be more kind
and obliging to M.' L. than ever,
and if possible rouse those finer
feelings to be found in al
most every heart, although we
behold a frigid exterior. Some
of the most unfeeling men have
the tendemt feelings if you can
only arouse them, and such
were the thoughts of Mrs. Lo
renzo when she did her very
best to cause affection to appear
conspicuously on the exterior life
of her husband. She had not said
a word about his keeping Willie
out of school to "help clean the
wheat," nor when he kept him
at home two days more in the
same week to keep the chick
ens out of the garden; and
with these and many other
submissions, she had cre
ated & More thoughtful
and pliant disposition as
she thought; in the mind of
her husband. It was true that
he seemed more attached to
her personally, but still as stern
as ever toward others, for Mr.
L. was selfish and cared for no
one but himself and wife.
"Husband," said Mrs L, as
she came out on the front porch
and took a seat beside him,
"Mr. Woods called to see us
this morning about the way we
were sending Willie to school.
He said that it would be just
about as well for us to keen
the boy at home entirely and
teach him ourselves, if not bet
ter, than to send him to the
Academy about half his time,
and often not that."
"Professor Woods had better
undertake to run the families
of this town. Suppose he
comes over and instructs us a
little in what we should eat and
wear ? Gue'ss that we cau do
as we please about sending Will.,
and for my part, 1 don't want
one man to run me and tho
whole town."
"Hark, Mr. Lorenzo, you did
not hear me through; Mr. Woods
means all for the best; lie says
that if we give that boy a
chance he will be a useful man
and an honor to us."
"I am of the opinion, wife,
that other folks think they J
know more about my business
than I do myself, and I would
feel a great deal better if I was
left alone to do as I please, par
ticularly by outside parties.
When I have work for that boy
he must do it."
"But, husband," interfered
the noble lady, "wo should be
obliged to Mr. Woods for the
deep interest he lakes in the
youth of our town, and should
esteem his suggestions."
"Yes, when they are in their
places, I esteem every body's
advice, but persons must not
take me to be a child and un
dertake to govern me; I am
the governor of my own house."
"Mr. Woods only seemed to
bo of my mind about the boy."
"Of your mind 1 what is your
mind, pray tell?" remarked
Mr. Lorenzo.
A Funny Temperance Case.
In Akron, O, I heard" of a
funny temperance case. A
rum-seller, whom I will call HI
Church, because he was "high"
most .of. the' t imp, had, been
sued several times for damage
done by his rum on citizens of
the town. One man came out
drunk and smashed in a large
glass window. He was to poor
to pay for it, and tho owner
came against Church. A boy
about sixteen, got drunk and
let a horse run away with him,
breaking his arm. His father
made Church pay the damages.
A mechanic got drunk and was
killed on the railroad track,and
his wife sued Church for .$2,000
and got it. A fanner got drunk
and was burned in his bam on
the hay. His son sued Church
and recovered. Church got
sick of paying out so much
money for personal and proper
ty damages. It ate up all the
rum-seller's profits. Still, he
acknowledged the law to be a
statute, and that it made him
responsible for all the damage
done by his rum. He used to
argue, also, that sometimes his
rum did people good, and then
he said he ought to receive
something back.
One day Lawyer Thompson
got to drinking. Thompson
was mean, and when he died of
the delirium tremens there
wasn't anybody who cared
enough about Thompson to sue
Church for damage done. So,
one day, Church went before
the Court himself.
"What does Mr. Church
want?" asked the Justice.
"I tell yer what, Jedge,"
commenced the rum-seller,
"when my rum killed that thar
mechanic, Johnson, and Farmer
Mason, I cum down like a man.
I paid the damage and squared
up like a Christian now didnf
I, Jedge?"
''Yes, you paid the damage,
Mr. Church ; but n'bat then?"
"Wall, Jedge, my runt did a
good deal to'rds killin' Lawyer
Thompson, now, and it 'pears
ter me when I kill a lawyer I
kinder oughter get a rebait !"
N. Y. Graphic.
The Home Journal thus dis
courses on the etiquette of bow
ing, The difTerenoo between
a courteous! and a familiar bow
should be remembered by gen
tlemen who wish to make a fa
vorable impression. A lady
dislikes to receive from a man
with whom she has but a slight
acquaintance, a bow, accompan
ied by a broad smile, as though
he was on he tmost familiar
terms with her. It is tar better
to err on the other side, and
give one of those stiff ungra
cious bows which some men in
dulge in. Those gentlemen
who stnilo with their eyes in
stead of their mouths, give the
most charming bows. As for
men who bow charmingly at
one time and with excessive
hauteur at another, according
as they feel in a bad or 'good
humor, thoy need never be sur
prised if tha person thus treated
should cease speaking altogeth
er. A man should always lift his
hat to a lady.
La Crosse having murdered a
man for fifteen cents, Sioux City
lulls one for nothing and gets
one tally ahead,
Proverbs from the Talmud.
Jletween the wolf and the
shepherd the lamb has come to
grief, y .
One thing acquired with
pain, s better than a hundred
with ease.
Let the grapes pray for the
welfare of the branches; with
out branches there would be no
ce is beautiful in a wise
man : (but how much more in a
Mote than tho calf wishes to
drink J the cow wishes to give it
T(V (hey tell you that your
friyii'l' is, dead, believe it; that
he lias come 'into' a' fortune,
doubt it
He who lends money to the
poor is often better than he who
give them alms.
Here is a table, and meat,
and knives; but we have no
mouths to eat.
Bo prudent and silent.
The world is like the wheel
of the well, with its two buck
ets; the full one is ever
empted, and the empty one is
ever filled.
A quarrel is like a squirt of
water issuing from a cleft;
wider and wider gets the cleft,!
more and more powerful the
He who has been legally
deprived of his ill-gotten gar
ment should go his way re
joicing. lie who has learnt and does
not teach is like a myrtle in
the desert.
There is a threefold death in
the slanderer's tongue : it kills
him who slanders, him who is
slandered, and him who receives
the slander.
Some people's judgment is
that oi a blind man at a win
dow. You cannot touch a fool ; a
dead man's body does not feel
a knife.
For a man who has been ru
ined by woman there is no law
and no judge.
Many an arrow-smith is shot
by his own arrow.
Greater is he who causes'
good deeds than he who does
Great is peace ; it is to the
laud what leaven is to the
He who struts about the mar
ket in the philosopher's toga,
will not come. into the dwel
ling-place of God.
Woman spins her little web,
while she talks.
Throw no stones into the
well whence you have drunk.
A small allowance at home is
much better than a large one
Ho is a bookcase, not a
Cut off his head, but mind
you don't kill him.
It is the hole that makes the
In his own house the weaver
is king.
The salt of money is alms
A hundred shillings invested
in trade will give a man meat
and wino : in acres, it will give
him cabbage and salt.
When the ax already touches
thy neck, still hope in God's
saving grace.
Flight is the beginning of
Hang the sweetest grass
round a pig's neck, it will still
go " and wallow in its native
Tho lives of three aro no
lives ; that of the two compas
sionate, of tho man with a tem
per, and the misanthrope.
Poor is only ho who lacks
common sense.
". Throe , men are beloved by
God ; he who Is of a sweet tern-
perk he who is moderate in his
habits, and he who does not al
ways obstinately adhere to his
first resolves.
If the old people tell you to
pull down, and the young ones
build up : pull down.
You must not drink out of
one cup, and look at another.
He who cannot moderate his
grief will soon have a new grief
to weep over.
Where Satan cannot go him
self, he takes wino as his mes
senger. Whoever has been bitten by
a serpent is afraid of a rope.
He who has bread in his
basket should not be compared
to him. who, has, not : (though
neither be hungry at the time.)
When the jackal has his day,
make him a bow.
The way man wishes to go,
thither his feet will carry him.
Seven years lasted the fam
ine, but no workman starved ;
seven years lasted the plague,
but no one died before his time
a 11 i t 1
An oiu man in tne nouse is
a sorrow to the house ; an old
woman in the house is a bles
sing to it.
Honor your wives; they will
enrich you.
Eat below your means, dwell
according to your means ; but
spend upon your wife and chil
dren above your means.
First understand, then argue.
You must not refute a lion
after his death.
Much have I learnt from my
masters, more from my col
leagues, most from my disci
ples. In a quarrel it is always the
well-born who will first give
Do not Btand in a place 'of
danger, trusting in miracles.
Iron sharpens iron ; scholar,
the scholar.
Man has been created on the
last day ; even the gnat is of
more ancient lineage.
The thought of the sin is
worse than the sin.
Eat quickly, drink quickly :
this world is but a brief wedding-feast.
The older the wiso man gets,
the wiser he grows ; the fool,
when he ages, becomes but an
old fool.
He who studies for a good
purpose, to him his study be
comes a blessing ; to him who
does not, it grows into a poi
son. Why is the lobe of the ear
soft? that you may close up
your ear when you hear aught
improper. .
A bad wife is like a hail
storm. Do not dwell too long upon
your iriend's praises : you will
end by saying things against
Do much or little so. that
you do it for a good purpose.
Refined music is liked by re
fined people weavers do not
much care for it.
To cry out but get no pit) ;
ho who lends out his money
without witnesses, and he who
cannot get on in ono place and
does not try another.
Even the common talk ol
the wise should be pondered
Bad servants first ask only
when they have already com
Be Docile. Cultivate a hum
hie, willing and docile mind, or
desire to bo instructed in the
ways of God; for persuasion
enters like a sunbeam, gently
and without violence ; and open
but tho window and draw the
curtain, and the sun of righteous
ness will enlighten your dark
Jeremy Taylor
' Pottsville, Pouu.,' has had
miner snow storm. -
Children's Story.
A Thousand Boys Wanted.
There are always boys enough
in the market, but some of them
are of very little use. The kind
that are always wanted are
1. Honest. 6. Obedient.
2. Pure. 7. Steady.
3. Intelligent. 8. Obliging.
4. Active. 9. Polite.
5. Industrious. 10. Neat.
Fully one thousand first-rate
places are open lor a thousand
boys who come up to this stand
ard. Each boy can suit his taste
as to the kind of business he
would prefer. The places are
readyin every kind of occupa-
Many of these places of trade
and art are already filled by
boys who lack some of the most
important points, but they will
soon bo vacant.
One is an office not far
from where we write. The lad
who has the position is losing
his first point. He likes to at
tend the singing saloon and the
theatre. This costs more than
he can afford, but somehow he
manages to be there frequently.
His employers are watching
quietly to learn how he gets so
much spending money; they
will soon discover a leak in the
money drawer, detect the dis
honest boy, and his place will
be ready for some one who is now
getting ready for it by observ
ing point No. 1, and being
truthful in all his ways.
Some situations will soon be
vacant because the boys have
been poisoned by reading, bad
books, such as they would not
dare to show their fathers,
and would be ashamed to have
their mothers see.
The impure thoughts sugges
ted by these books will lead to
vicious acts; the boys will be
ruined, and their places must
be filled.
Who will be ready for one of
these vacancies ? .
Distinguished lawyers, use
ful ministers, skillful physicians,
successful merchants, must all
soon leave their places for some
body else to fill. One by one
they are removed by death.
Mind your ten points, boys ;
they will prepare you to step
into vacancies in the front
Every man who is worthy to
employ a boy is looking for you
if you have these points.
Do not fear that you will be
A young person having these
qualities will shine as plainly
as a star at night. We have
named ten points that go to
wards making up the character
of a successful boy, 60 that they
can be very easily remembered.
You can imagine one on each
finger, and so keep them in
mind; they will bo worth' more
than diamond rings, and you
will then never be ashamed to
"show your hand."
The iron rails first used upon
English railroads, stood from
fifteen to twenty years, even
under an enormous traffic ; no
such rails are now mado unless
of steel. In 1840 it was esti
mated on the London & North
western Railway 'that the pass
age of 313,000 trains would
wear out a 70 pound rail. .With
the present material put into
rails, no such service is obtain
ed. Mr. Price Williams states
that the besuality of rails, as
now made, will not stand the
tho passage of over 100,000
trains. The difficulty don't seem
to be so much in the impossibil
ity of making good and serv
iceable iron rails as in the fact
that few are made. In this re
spect the same facts hold good,as
has been frequently referred
to in the manufacture, during
late years, of nearly all classes
I of iron work.
General News.
Louisville is educating her
newsboys at the publio expense.
Out of 1,269 men who en
listed in the Eighth Illinois
cavalry but about 250 are now
England is the only country
in tho world that did't send
some home-grown tobacco to
Hazing has gone out at Yale,
too. There is a man in the
freshman class that measures
six feet seven.
There is in Virginia City an
old colored man who has made
$50,000 m, the boot-blacking,
business. " ' .
A Southern writer says that
Northern men believe no man
can be a gentleman unless he
is able to steal a million dol
lars. The "Auburn Sportsman's
club" is composed of 200 busi
ness men, and during the last
year they shot one quail and a
France lost during the Fran-
co-Prussian war 200,000 hor
ses. There are now 3,000,000
horses left in that country.
In England there were 25,
705 coroner's inquests held last
year, 18,046 being on men. In
the preceeding year there had
been 193 more inquests.
Hartford barbers are fined
for shaving themselves on Sun
day, and a Hartford man who
splits wood on the Sabbath is
assessed $18.
New Haven is trying to find
the names of the twenty-five
gentlemen in that city who vo
ted in favor of-the capital
amendment. The tar, leath
ers and pole are all readv for
bU V 111.
The fourth annual exhibition
of foreign wines will be held in
London in April next, under
the auspices of the wine de
partment of the International
An examination of the latest
published list of those to whom
Canadian patents have been
granted discloses the fact that
fully two-thirds of the patent
ees are residents of the United
The discovery is said to have
been made that it is not neces
sary to groove a rifle-barrel the
whole of its length, but that a
few inches of grooving near the
muzzle will give the bullet all
the needful amount of spin.
There are said to be no mu
nicipal rings in Paris. There
is something to show for all ex
penditures, as in the case of a
giraffe just purchased for five
thousand francs, to replace the
one eaten up during the Com
mune. A railroad is now in contem
plation from the Russian town
of Orensburg to Peshawar in
India, a distance of 2,500
miles. When this portion of
the line shall be finished a
railroad will extend, without
break of gauge, from Calais to
Calcutta, through Warsaw and
The state of education in
Franco is discouraging. Over
200,000 children, from seven to
thirteen years of age, receive no
instruction whatever. Twenty
three per cent, of the young
soldiers cannot read or write,
and thirty-four per cent, of the
married men and women can
not sign their marriage act
Tho most ignorant departments
aro Brittany, some of the cen
tral ones, and those adjomins;
Spain and tho Mediterranean.

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