William Collins, fresh from the county of Wirt, has been
sojourning with Sheriff Jarvis for the past week, having been brought to jail by
constable Jack Starcher, upon the charge of breaking into a house and stealing a
watch from Palser McCune. Bill has had lots of trouble, and has had similar
charges in Wirt County on several occasions. From the evidence against him now,
it is believed that he will not trouble the people of this county much more,
after Judge Parsons is done with him.
Leonadis E. Hicks of Stinson has been granted a patent on a
Last Monday night, the Harry W., a passenger packet between here
and Creston, sunk while laying at the wharf of this town. The boat arrived here
with a load of passengers late that evening, and while the water was at a stage
of near 15 feet, they tied the boat to the bank. The river fell so fast that the
bow of the boat soon rested on the bank causing it to sink. The crew worked
several days before getting it raised. There was quite a bit of merchandise,
etc., yet on the boat that was all badly damaged.
Did you ever stop and try to think of the most valuable thing on
earth? Is it a diamond? Is it gold? Some say it would be power, riches, or
You might think it would be love. Certainly, faith and love,
which are tied closely together, are the greatest virtues, of which there are
many--like unselfishness, sincerity, kindness, etc.
What is the one most valuable thing? Dismissing faith, which
transcends all else, what is there left more valuable than anything else?
Time. Time is the most valuable thing you own. The amount of it
you have left may depend on you.
When you waste a day, or a week, you will never recover those
hours and days. They have been spent never to return, and, if you learned
nothing in that time, failed to improve yourself in some way, or failed to
better your position in life, you lived wastefully in that time.
In spite of man’s inventions and knowledge, he can still do
little with time. Time was the subject which probably fascinated the late Albert
Einstein most of all. It brings about life, causes death, makes plants and
animals grow, and takes care of everything. Time will heal any wound and solve
any problem, if applied in great enough measure.
If man could ever capture the secret of the ravages of time, he
could prolong life, perhaps even stop the process of aging. That would
definitely not be a waste of time.