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rFrom the Edgufleld Advertisor.]
Presentment 'f le Gfahj Illry of -Edge
Judge of the fifth Ciropit.
The (raud Jury .at the Court of
General Sessions for Edgefield Coun
ty and the State' of South Carolina,
at the Juno Terrn of said Court, re
spectfully submit the following pro.
We have examined the offiae of the
County Commissioners and .ind that
the Books and papers are in exeellent
order, with vouchers for all moneys
upon which they have issued chooks;
but a more reckless expenditure of
public funds is not ordinarily met
with in such an Investigation.
The amouut of County Tax collected for
current expenses is, $11,848 77
Licenso Tax, 876 00
Fis es from Clerk of Conrt., 200.00
Fines from Trial Justices, 16 05
Totl amounted collected, $11,92 .77
Total amount disbursed to the
151th of May, 9 01..9
Balance on hand for Ceunty
purposes on the 15th of May, $2,919.08
We would espeoially call your
louor's attention to the fact that the
County Comaiissioners have already
paid out during the present fiscal
your for the Poor flouso, three thou.
sa1nd and forty-one dollars and
seventy cents, for the maintenance -
and comfort of twenty4wo paupers. I
They Ullege they have of that amount
on hand about five hundred doliars in
provisions -of the truth' of this as.
t!ortion there is no proof or.
evidence. If they' have consum.,
ed this amount in five months,
the paupers will have to be
supported by extraordinary means a I
great part of the year. Thirty..three
per cent. of the occupants of the
Poor House are consumers of money.
and supplies but are not paupers, and
we respotfully submit that there is a
needle.s and wasteful expenditure of
public money at this in,titution. At
the same ratio of expenditure of
money for the support of the Poor
House it would require three hundred
dollars for the uaintenace of each
pauper for twelve months. By the
time the present Court adjourns
there will possibly be not one dollar
left in the Treasury for County pur.
poses, nothing to feed the Coitity
paupers, nothing to build bridges,
nothing to pay the expenses of Octo
ber Court, no- hing to pay the Trial
Justices, nothing to pay the County
oflicial.-. Hence will arise the neces
sity of increased taxation for what
will hereafter be called past in
debtedness. All of which results
from having men in'offlie who are
totally devoid of business capacity,.
utterly inompetent tind irresponsible
Two of these officials can neither read
nor write. The other officer is utter
ly unfit to manage so important an
oflico. It it useless to recur to the
fact that these men were presented
at the last Court for ineomi etenoy,
and your\Honor informed -some of
the me,nbers of the Grand Jur& that
they could not be punished fo'r in.
competency or be'removed ekoept by
impoaohmont. We would respeotfit-ly
suggest if it is (ho olily manner by
whioh they can be removed, thiat they
be impeaoned at the next session' of
'rho oflide -of the Judge of Probate'
is in app arenL.good, order. , Ho re
p orts tha the has funds on hand be
longing to the Estate of Simeon
Boothe, do'oeased, 'mnd istributed, to
th amount of $828.75.
The distributivo' share of the chit
dren of Mrs. Margaret.01erl, in .the
Estate of Josep h .1one, .deceased,
$21.44. Showing the total arbount
now in his offiee, $845.19. He' ~com
plains that oxeoutors, addyiihti'at&ra,
guardians and trustoos are n~ot.inak,
iug their -r,tulrns aceidinga to lswr
though regular notlob hasbedhbgi'von
in the Count y' papdr.'
There is no chiango,in the Sherjf's
omoie since (lie Iast piesepient,
Trhree of the members of tho t%dge..
field bar complain that therer is nQa
way to get any money out of thei'
Bhoriff's hands by coaxing, entrea;ty
or otherwise,.as they h've 'tinr' and.
again importuned him to pay gv9pr
'that which belbnged to~ t;hem' and'
'their chionta,'and ho has refused, and
'still.refuse,' to . do . , Upon. the,
heels 'of this informatiob,,ho givde tis
the following get p 'of the
monies in lis o*Ifoo be h'ing to other
parties, to wit :E. P.~ oleman for
anotheor, vs, ., A. Sther, ..$5
Wet b'eg 14ave tio reper'tG the' ,jail
ini good condition. It needs looks on
thV06wer floor, alto a stovo to do06kL
'Ubr the 22 yrisonors now in jail, all 'G
if!wh'oh we recommended in the last C
83evbn Trial Justiode'of the fiftee'n p
in the County presented their Books
for the inspection of the Graud Jury. rO
1'rial Justios, Messw. A. Jones Li
..D..c. 'r Tmpkin, Tilltman Watsofi, It. 8
V. Cannon, R'. B. Forrest, J. L. Ald. b
di4on-and %V.. NV.a14 . We wQuld
respeeV(illy'bmttbatthe.. chir'gd C
made Iy most of these Trial Jumictis Y
are contrary to the decision of your
Honbr, And are altogether uno easo. -
able, aiidIf'fiotorrootod, .au addi. 61
tional taxIWill have to be levied to t
here are still twenty-two paupore
4a the Poor House, seven male and
fifteen ferwale. They complain that 0I
the di6o a ver7y..oro p &ey P1
are f'~~i'04d 1, oJ*t_in th
we afi 'tat " thV'~ fiids ver.y,
much out of re ifltwithstnding 0*
the Commisi06rb' t 'id out ,of 8.
the AountiY r4 .0 4170 'dbce
the bpgindinget t1e lso i yea
'AY, o owapent. ,on:t.Ooti'-I
diti66 of' gF'lis'-n k''F COUti .\d t
respectfulHy, 'rbsent.- the foll,wing
fuctSto thod,6 diQ'of r -'Ho''. r -
'At the lai6 4:t, tho OrAnd Jury d
presented the heriff'nnalfeasance P
in office ii .illegibly'withh'oid iigfunds t
paid into his oflice when denmnded 8
by parties entitled to the same. Thit, th
officer has not only not been punish- n
ed -but has not been indicted. an
There ought now to be in the W(
Treasury Lear $15,000 00, tied down
by an injunction from this Court, t
which was deposited there more than ag
a year ago for the bqnefit of the crodi- '
tors of the country, and which shoul ofl
have been distributed iniediately.
The parties to whom this money be
longs have been deprived of the samue,
as vd are informed,.for more than
two years, and- the prospeot of their n
ever obtaining it scons tO- have F
grown more doubtful 'each day singe So
ihe money was deposited in the treas
The C'rk's office to-diy from the of
inconipetency and wilful neglect of
he late.lerk of the Court, is in' &
ivretched, condition. Hundreds of 1
r iltiable papers, for recording which w
said Clerk had received the fees, are of
still lying unrecordo4. The would- th
be bonda of tihe offiCIaRis. for the last. h
Few yoaiseaan aso'roly any of theik
be found. Sono of them are record. *
d in the proper books, sowo in books aP
or recording liens and mortgages, in(
Dthers not recorded at all. , pr
The last County Commissioners
uquandered the public funds iand ran
the County in debt thousands of del
tars. Here again the bonds are
worthlesi and the people' must be
the lo'bers. These official cri mos were
many of then deteetod by the last
Grand Jury, and the perpetrators of
the same were indioted for the soveral a
Dffences, but not one of them has yet lit
been brought to trial or punished. ly
- The lato Probate Judge was in. t1h
dieted at the last term of Court for 4
malfeasauco in; offied ig.'not turning h.
over to tq% propoIr pirrtie. large of
amounts.of roA1yj ggregatilngsever. o
thousand i aollars, paid into his*oflie, t
and alo5forintruning over'tb 'tie wh
pr:exQu'1Wbedt1d. books dldb'tanal r
moneg, fAlthough this anonY"p .
the pt9gtrof -the' Midows ad 'or
phan ihld r,balway~'iagarded t l' at
special *ae of the '.Ceurt ials I
official si has 01
said money. ~ en o
ThO'Counj Sdho6l' Cdinmisalanor ti
we pt1i patiIldi
offi ,~ l,r,
con rary.to la, iaIe sl'6e .for a
several idnd1 dollars aet a tiwene
wherithe.TrAsererPs reports idieos
'ted.thiat the~id a, nu mioney tn the j
dord : g to t e outileif6higeii
tendngA school lastI yoain ist'eitd'of~
appotionipg it ace9rding ~ti 4' nuth -.
her attondang,this year.. 1n~00 oone..
q uapee of th1ese ~ra, a>me obo0l0a:
di4riolts ha Veheied a ni 'ch larger
por'tio'n of ti b'Sclldoll Ji'n d thin' d t.hy by
were .eoii(ledto w'liW attbrra baee a
not reed , .,'?pi up pl'opMrtlun10.-t~
a why(4 ltsma La k.n ,t:he .nwoney fropn.
oulN'h di~it tr inigrimtiod it
to t1se4b&Jeflt of: ed(h'er. fi I '3 ' Ei
~heoaty wJ'd polled etho1i sbtesU h
pagh2M, of lite (eny f t tm;rubUri
D h 9rdifdCupLy 4 tisurgy OiglWir
safi' 3t po)LVeA 6lfhe&1. i e
tutdid to We Soh dl U tmIaieideda
ths:Treasure a yp,o4u.(m sa. [
&Li 'v'n are tti di a LJ9A r
,idd~ nodteki os pUV~on'5y 411
Ferry at Shawa .! ill;'pHI~6 r
Creek. was _fol'ittlWhat na tth
Ile' oitIzens id' that sootion ,of 'the
ounty Icoumplain that the County
onmmusioners fail to perform their
ity in not hiring a min at the ex.
otiso'of the publio to not as ferry
an fot them at that point. . The
a from Turkey Creek bridge
Liberty lill is impassible by r'a
in,of its being blooiaded' by trees
own down by the late t1term.
WeV, the Grand Jurors of Edgefteld
Punty, respectfully beg leave to call
Hr Honor's atteutioi to a f'ot that.
ourre,4 in the Grand Jury room on
e 15th, inft. There were three
1s bWfore the Grand Jury ag'ainet
e County Coin uissioners for miesp
ioution of public funds, all of whiol
A been aoted itpon by the Grand
try: The Solioitor appeared beforc
ir body an4 spoke against the pro
-'ety of' our finding true bills in
cso cases, and insisted that it would
no use,as they would not betried,
stand the test in the court, upon the
ound that was no crinual inten.
ii on the part of the Coulity Com
i sioners in phyiig out thij money.
lie Orand Jury while they admit
at. the counsel who were employed
County Corta,issioniers should be
Id for the services rendered, yet
ny that such counsel fees i.hould ba
id out of public funda, as it is non
ury to statute or common law in our
ate. After hearing the remark ol
e Solicitor, the Grand Jury unani
jugly voted for true Bills in each
d every case. In conclusion we
)uld present the Solicitor
lat. For wilfully neglecting to give
e Grand Jury a Bill of Indiotmen.
ainst the present Sheriff for ille
Ily witiboldiug MoUCy paid in his
ice, when such Bill has repeat edly
2d. For witfully neglecting (when
ked) to furriiah a Bill of IndictUent
ainst the School Commissioner for
t properly apportioning the School
and, and for improperly issuing
3d. For wilfully neglecting to fur.
ih Bills of Indictment against those
ioers who accepted the present in
ilicient official bonds ; also against
o of the present County Commis
mers for signing checks which they
re unable to read,-the necessity
which bills was made manifest by
a last report of the Grand Jury to
We, the Grand Juay, therefore
-pectfully reoet- your Hlon6r to
point a Slicitor pro tent. from the
mbers of the Edgelield br to
3seute the present, Silioitor.
All of which prosuntment is re..
JAS. A. DOZIER, Foreman.
A brave Old len.
At 6 o'clock Thursday morning, on
o premises No. 139 ')ntario street
lien, with a dependent I-rood of.
te chicks, was searching dilligent
for the proverbial worm. ' Under
e sidewalk bkirting the house was
ueanled a full-grown rat, who also
is playing the earlyhird, and had
eyes 'tent upon the movements
the inlocnt baby hen and roos
rs. One little chick was almost
ithin his grasp, 'when the watchful
other diaovered the danger. Quick
lightnin'g she caught the rat with
ir beak and tossed him upon the
dlewalk,Mhore she furiously pecked
his head. The cmmotion among
e chickens and thie futile squealing
the rat brought the family, who
ore se.ated at bre4crast, to the door.
he head of the house grasped a
ick and rushed to the assiistnce ol
io valiant hen, who was still stik
g incessant add deadly blows, and
0 mian found it was inmpossible to
d her withiout danger to herself.
less than, a inute the -brave old
>n had succeeded -in "iputtling a
3ad" of such extraoifdinary dimien
ons on the rat that he(ooulId not rals
rover, and with a modest but
.tisf'actorlly '"chiok', clc, the
ath'red heroiee gathaerd hero t'ami
about her anrd s'tartcd again in
arsuit of the worm. The delight
d( adiniration of the owner was
>ne the less remarkablo, and an ob
rver fully ooncurrod in hisi exola
ation), "In' the bist hin in the city
A SImart Boy.
Once In a while the' world finds its
roeli out. Jlast fall a boy discover
1 ob'sti.uctions on the rais read line a
w miles west of Cedar. Rlapids, in
wa, aml although the youth was
lint and footsore with walking, he
~hed back'to the town and succed
I In stopping 'and saving a passenger
ain which was just rushing ont to
:eet,destrution. The heroic youth
pe rwrded.by the railroad oor
any anid hi :b. anmo printed. In
ap,g Tho, qt er day' the same
py wairestod, near De 86oto, :f'or
~bbing~ an express dfifo, andhoben
usred that he *was eoncerned ot
ily' in the theft, buti that he himself
adi plated: th'e obstruottes 'on the,
tek bear Uddat 'kapids .thre year
'ofore, and he had notified the traino
The free baths opened:sfelw :days
gn in New York are well natronisod.
The Heeley motor.
lOW TIM PUBLIC MAY BE- GULLED-.
OWNERO OP. STEAM KNOINES AND
COAL MINES CdlIPLETELY RE-As
We have giv the Iatest acoound
of this latest attempt to impoi upon
the credulity of the Oublic, as writ.
ten by tle parties thinsolvos,' and
6acked by their willing assistants.
The deception of the whole seoemoe t
so transparent that it'hardly seeins'
credible that persons of sano minds
can be found who aro willing to in.
vest, Novertholess, we hear from a
reliable'source that quite a number
of well known business men have in.
vested money in the sohefio, and in
0e instance we were 'told so by thA
party himself. He had piid $5,000
down; and fully believed the thing
to be a great discovery, and fully ex
pected to realize a large fortune fro-a
his investment. On all othdr' sub.
jects this gentleman was rational and
inteljigent, but in respeot to tho
Keeley motor be was badl Vhalluol0an
led. Ile was present ft the trial
above referred to, saw 2,000 ponnd&
on the gauge, and came away per.
feetly satisfied. The question i.t
asked : How could so great. a prQi
sure as 2,000 or 10,000 pounds per
square inch be produced, allowirig
tWt it really was exhibfitd as stated.
We think that any ingenious meohan.
io by moans of a hydraulio jick and
L sUJal pipe could readily produce
and exhibit such a pressure, and by
turning a faucet drive a whirligig
for the space of six:.y second,s or
from 9:08 p. M., to 9:09 p. ml., as
the loarned'eousel g ravely reports.
Keeley taks about his studies re
garding the force of columns of water,
and describes the use of water pres.
sure in his "genorato,,' 6iultiplica.
tor," "receiver," etc. Well, now,
Keeley might, if he wanted to, get up
an honest show of air pressure by ar
ranging a series of short water tubes
so as to eonecntrato the combined
weight of their water against air con
lined in a euitable chamber. Allow
ing, for example, that he had ten
3ommunicating water tubes, each
holding a cubic foot or 62 pounds of
water, ie might, by turning a faucet,
RIlI the tubes from the hyaravt, and
ooncentrato 620,lbs. weight onl the
3onfinod air, which, if cuiducted to a
gaug',' would indicato 620 pound,'
pressire ; this air' might drive a
4mall wheel from 9:08 p. mb. to 9:09
p. im. ; it would moreover be a cold
vapor, without suell or t;seL ; it
would blow out a caudle, but nut
burn ; there would be no noise except
that of running water ; there would
be no residuim save air and water ; no
heat, electricity, or oheinical action
would be involved.
A ourious arrangement of water and
air tubes, in whichl, by turning fau
cets, tho water weights are concen
trated, producing pressure, was illus
trated and de.oribed in the Scientific
American of April 4, 1868, p,go 212.
It was- patented by James It. Cole, of
Tenuegbce, December 10, 1867, as a
water elevator. It, might be bad for
Ketley if he Thould prove to be an
inlflinger of this patelit
There is also a 'yatented arrango
ment of tmereurial tubes for concein
trating the weight of mercury anud
air co'umns in tin analageus manner.
We allude to Quinu's patent steani
gange, 1860. It is possiblo that
Prof. Rand, Pt of IIaswoll, Chief
Engi neer Rutherford, United States
Navy, Chief Engineer Wood, United
Status Navy, anid other~ advocAts of
the Keoley motor, are not acquainted
with these devices.
One of the strangest developments
connect'ed with the Keelcy motor is
-he implhcit faith which many getntle
men.in this -coimmuni'ty, of tried ex
p nticnce and business capability, have
given to the enterprise. They have
yielded not .only faith but their
money. We can account for this
only by supposing that they mistake
mere pressur. for motive power. But
mere .prca1ure is not motive poe
it is.simply a resultant of motive
A very slight mot ive power, if suffi
ciently long .continued and properly
ayiphied, may produce the greatest
pressure. A weIght of only a single
pound, hung upon the extremity of a
suitable lever, is suflicient to pro.
duce a pressure at the opposite end of
the lever of 100,000 pounds more to
the square Innh. To persons not
familiar with,. thte- laws of n eolbanies
(and this, we thinkris probably the
situation of most of the Keeley invest.
tors) the exhibition of a gauge show
ing 10,000 pounds pressute might
readily be regarided. as proof positive
of an enormous power boehind the
gauge:: -whereas the actual power
conoealed from view might be only
a weight of one pound.
In oases of this kind, when a body
Is lifted or a pressure produoed, th6
i jquirer should take pains to ascer
t4in what the' extent of thre origineal
evi~ng powet' or wteight Is.. If this
gr*faution bYe taken, the falsity of
4otbra like'KCeeley's tmay be at onee
dteoted.o In.shq -examplbe of Keely,
:th oertlfloate'ef 'Uollier shows thate
a hydrant cforo6 of 264 pounds to the
inah Ia always required to run the
(Dachine. Thib force, if applied to a
opmrton wheel or engine, would pro.
duve a considerablo amount of con
etat mechanical power. But the
inoving force is nearly all wasted in
Koule'a device, for he is only able
to drive a toy engine for a minute or
two at a tia o. This does not look
e uoh like driving a train of cars from
Philadelpl-ia to New York,or crossing
the odean without the consumption of
A Wooden land Growing out or a
On Monday our city was unusual
ly exited by the exhibition in the
Courier.Herald oflico of a hand of
wood which grow out of a gravo
bear Yorkville, in Gibson county.
It was brought into our office by
Capt. G. 8. Androws of that county
who gives ts its history. William
R-rron was out walking with his
w fe one Sunday evening not long
0g%-, ad in p 4asing an old, neglet.
O graveyard near the publio road
e saw a gum buiti with a bunsh
of m1itAtoe on its top, and requested
her husband to get it for her. lie
out the top (fJ the bush, and coim
wencoed broaking off the mistletoe,
when, to his surprise and terror, he
discovered that the wo(.d underneath
presented the perfect form of a
human hand. Capt. Andrews hour.
iug of the wonderful discovery, went
to the houso of Mr. lerron, who,
fooling rather unaomfortable over
the thought that lie out it from a
grave, and perhaps having some
theory as to its supor-natural signifi
ance, very willingly lot Capt. Al-i
drews have it. The bush from which
it was out was six reet high, and the
hand was on the top, pointing up
ward, presenting the position of the
minister's hand when pronionicing a
benediotion. It is about the size of
a six-year-old ohild's hand, with long
slender fingers like those of a porsou
very nuuch emaciated by sickness.
The wood has enlarged for'mations
onl ech finger and the thumb, repre
sonting and corresponding with the
joints of the human hasid. The mest
remarkable feature about it is the
natural appearai%o of the nails.
They bad a kind of fle.h color, and
the rest of the hand, where the bark
had been entirely removed, looks
ghastly white. Mr. Andrews says
the grave from it was out it is sup..
posed to be the grave of a very
devout Methodist minister by the
name of Ilutolor, who was burried
there many years jigo.-Jackson
An Eccentric RIussin Cont.
(Paris Letter to the Pittsberg Chroniclo.'1
It may be perhape new to many to
loarn that the lato Camte Paul
Domidoff, whose wealth was immense
passed for a\savago at St. Peters.
burg. ile lived quite alone. He
nevel alloned hii servants to handle
anything intended for him unless
they wer.t gloved, and his valets had
to wour gloves when dressing him.
le even washed the bank-notes in
a golden vase, and hung them up to
dry oi a line as would a laundry.
taid her linen beforn puttir:g them
into hlis pocket-book, An attache of
thle Frenchl Embassy on one occasion
dineod with the Comate, and whlen tea
was served in the salon, he was so
occupied in a discussion on mlagnlet
ism1, thast 1he unconsciously placed
hlis hand in the siugarbowl when hatndl
ed to him by the servant, and tooik a
m,o'selof sugar; the .Comte called
tile servant anld ordered him0 to
throw the bowl and its contents cut
of tile window ; the attnche was
the least disconcerted among the
constened company, and when tile
discussion was over he quietly finish.
od his tea, and, approaching tile
window, slowly threw cup, saucer
and spoon out, apologizing to the
Comte that he was not aware such
was theO custom of the hlouse. Tlhat
attache Is no0w the new ombassador
The total amount which the
Frema' BanIk stole from the
darkies is at Inst determinsd at
$2,876,O03h, says an exchange. TIhus
at one swoop wore the earnings cf
the black people of the Southl for
eight years swept into the pockets of
the WVashlingtonl ring of Radicals.
In this ring was a builder named
lIeming, who has recently failed,
and in hlis papers it was diucoverud
that he got *2 1,000 of the mloney. Atn
extract from the Baltimoro Sun,
putblished this mornFfing, raplabins
ho0W it was done. We are curious
to know WIlen d1e the first "dividend"
will be paid up by 'the commission
Grant and Bunker Hill.
8ome of the papeis are poking fun
at thle President for preferring Long
liranch to Bunker Hill1. We don't
blame him.-After the vulgar treat
ment be reooived as the Lexington
(Joooord centennial, he no doubt ghad
his dome of Mapsachutsetts 4thospitali.
ty."' Better thte sea breeze, Baker'.
>18?7 whi6skey, , otees and bull pups
.Lha Puriftan splen"tant a Praise.-God
A grand Southern Exposition.
The directors of the Moohanic
and Agricultural Fair Asooiation o
Now Orleano, La., have, resolved t
hold a Southern States Agrioultura
and Mechanical Exposition in ths
city, which will bo open to the world
commenoing February 26, 1876, ani
continuing ten days, covering th
Mardi Gras festivities and tho fire
men's anniversary. It will be unde
the auspices of the association and i
board of ,special commissioners, oom
posed of the Governors of the South
eru States, the President of. lekioo
the executive officers of the Centra
American States, the United State
linisters to Mexico and Centra
America, the masters of the Stat
Oranges of the Patrons -of Husband
ry, and a commissioner at large fron
each Soutlierd State. The work o
preparation is to commonoe at once
and a bureau of information is to b4
opened on the 1st of July. The ex.
onses are to be met by an assess
mont on the stook of the members ol
the association, and an appeal to th<
mercantile oo'mniunity for an ap ro.
pfiation of $25,000.
The Washington correspondent of
the Springfield Republican gossips na
follows : "Senator Morton's friende
imi.st that lie will make the beat rut
for the Presidency next year, and that
as he is sure to carry his own State,
it will be politic to take him up.
They assort that he will run as well
in Ohio as any Republican who haa
beon namod, and far better than the
most of them ; but the fact that,
during the whole of the last Congress,
lie favored the most extreme measures
for the South, would loso him thous
ands of votes. He justifies all that
Sheridan did at Now Orloans, and is
still in favor of admitting Pinohback
as senator. If he were elected Presi.
dent lie would outdo Grant in his
Radicalism, and the more shrewd
Republicans, even of Washington,
admit that it is too late to go back to
the extremo measures which were
popular five or six years ago. The
President is not heartily in favor of
Morton as suocessor ; indeed, I doubt
it he has fully made up his mind on
the subject. If the thing could be
imade to work lie would like to see
Sheridan nominated, but the same
influences which will prevent his own
nmulination will be apt to destroy
the chances of any military candidate.
Briatow, prooably, would be the
strongest man, as the case looks now,
but lie is not the President's candi
data. Morton comes nearor to it.
,probably we shall know all'.about it
during the coming winter, for
Gen. Grant, I think moans to see I
lie hasn't power enough to name the
The Indictments again't Tweed.
Of the large number of indict.
inents which havo been found agains
Tweed, many of which were quashed
or disposed of under the trial of the
famous omnibus indietmont, ther(
remain in full force, it is officially
stated, sixteen indictments for felony,
seven indict..ents for misdemeanor
and one new indictment for conspira
cy. Iiithisinow indictment he i
jointly hagdwith Peter Ii. Swee
neoy with cnspiring to defraud the
city of Now York. This makei
twenty-four criminal indictments
exclusive of civil suits. On these
indictments, time District Attorney
will probably issue bench warranti
for each. Thme offenses with which
T weed is charged are forgery, lareonj
by triok and device, (under the mocl
auction Act,) getting possion of mone3
or other property of value by oh
tainiing an official signature under
false pretences, negligence of efflii
duty, and conspiracy to defraud.
TwIce lianrled anld Yet Not a Wife.
In 1866, Mrs. Eather A madell, wif4
of George 1, Amedell, of Albany
obtained an absolute deree of divoro.
from him, and on the 3rd of June
1874, she was remnarried to him b:
R1ev. Dr. Bridgmnan, and now, ac
cording to a complaint filed in th<
county clerk's office, it appears that,
although twice rmarried Mrs. A. ii
not legally a wife. The ;eoinplaini
alleges that, after the ocond mar
riage, she was persuaded by Amadell
to surrender him certain valuable
papers #,ioh put him in possession el
piroperty, and that she Is advised b.j
counsel that the second marriagohis
null and void, as the decree of di
vorce prohibited Amnadeli from mar.
r,ying (luring the life of his wife, ani
ahe, therefore, prays the court t4
issue issue an order to restore her thn
papers granted her b.y the decree o
divorce, aMd surrendered by her t<
Amsdll iter the aedond marrinago
Maud) Oswald had to stand bo
bind a counter in . 'fanoy-store a
Troy, N. V., twolve hetra a day
She asked permission to alt down
anid, being refused, resigned lher -$
a-week salary, and applie4 to Bar
num for a situation. She now drive
the most gorgeous ch arIot, does a bar
back aot, and on a rahary of $75
week, comifortably suppiora I
Evidence has been adduced to show
f that Spencer, the radioal. Senator
0 from Alabama was guilty of bribery,
I and corruption to gain hig seat.
t The Libbtal reptiblicans of N6W
York are mlting aiway. Some have
joined the dqmqdraoy, while others
B have rotqrnsd to the republioa. fold,
r The centennial oelebrations N
I knocking the hopos of radicals of the
Morton and Beast Butler tripe ii
the .bead. By these celebratio4s the
North and the South are boning
8 Bristow, Wilson, Blaine and Po"
1 ton are looming up as republican
3 Presidential candidates since Pen.
sylvania, O4iol aid Calforn(a p,a.
counood against a third term. Itiden
f Thurman, Alled and Hendrix ate
mentioned by t,he defboerats.
11arranft has rn renominated
for Governor by the' republicans of
Pennsylvania. The teetatailere have
nominated Hon. U. A. Brown. The
democrats have made no nominations.
The Maine republicans have 'nomina.
ted Gon. Belden Conw for Gov
Senator MoCreery (dew), and Gon.
Harlan, (rep) . are opposing can
didatos for Governor of Kentuaky,
In Ohio Gov. Allen has been renomi.
nated by the democrats, and
is opposed by ex-Goveraor Hay,
The demoorate favor Inatioa
and oppose national. banks. The
renubliouns are non-committal. The
California republiaess have nomina
ted Phel 'for Governor. They pro.
nounce tho third term gesip a slander
on the President, and denounce
the Ceatral Paolge railraed.
The Dma'ld for Work in rew York.
The various labor bureas In Now
York -are oveTUn with applications
for work, with an urgency rarely it
ever known before, and noe onl2
from oe oles of persims, but from aR
trados and all industries. - 11s . de.
oline 1.n foreign immigration t4r the
time being is a positive bessing -
otherwise the vil would have been
immensely aggravated. The iaus"s
of this state of blto are weIl unt
dorstood, ana have tair prper -ae
pUnatilon in the etagnat condition
of commerce, tradeand manuftctures,
which still prevatis. As offort will
be made to forward to the West and
North-west as iny able-bodied
laborers as -at ocompetent to perform
farm work and to assist In gathering
in the coming harvest.
1 Burled City Ia Snsky.
The Ivankfort, Keatucky, Yeoman
says : "Mr. Green Botts is the own.
or of a -farm at Peeled Oak, on State
street, a noted seotion of Bath County,
and this qpgn, in plowing up about
ity aeres of level land, he discover
ed the ruins of a city-a city of regue
lar streets, ourbed with stone and
evinoing a higher order of archieotu.
ral knowledge and a greater civilisa.
tion than atky other prehistorio re.
mains yet found In this country.
Many earsago a faint trace of a,
simiar itywasnoticed in Mont
goutery county, near Mount Sterling;
but the owner of' Ieho land having
little tas6e for backward researohese
almost or 'entirely obliterated the
evidenoo to make tools for oore grov.
U lnstamped fank Cheeks.
The Treasury Department has de
ciofded to compromise the oases against
the National banks. on secount of the
failure to stamp their checks. The
I reports thus far received from the
Bank Examiners show that more
tlian two hundred banks are open to
proseotion on this aecoubi. The, basis
of compnromise adopted in this:a
Whore the number of uestasped
o heeks is Aye or less, t6ese Is no
penalty. Where the ub6ee of
sheoks range from Eve to Efty, the
penalty is fifty dollar.. Where
-fromn ffty to one hundred, the pen
alty Is one hundred dollars. This Is
a penalty at tiq rate of oat dellar
Ifor each eheekb
The New Orleans finre hafi un
earthed the following opibttn of mods
quitocs agonistogly drawn frote one
'of the disooverers of Lsottsana :
By -continaily $lapping of wyngeg
he maketh noyse in the ayre as
I though he burred A 4 and -groueth
> lepyege .n- wItb noy.e and with
bytynge, and vraketh theym of theyr
t' reste, and *eeth about nioost. by
> yghte, and pereeth and' byteti4
nrembres upon which he sitteth.
That's a pleasatt bi of reediug.. I!
. loody, the revivalst, is aid to.
,hve remarkable facult 'fo sek ~
I g tamatical tuistakes:and Illitoeales
-aM "Them Jews,"m"Tho'- Spitit de
up,4 "Hie came to, hind ' &o. But