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A. M'CRECOR & SON,
TEKMd or SriWCRIPTIOS.
M. 121 ADTASI. - . - . $2,00
A failure ta aotirv a divsoullBnaac l th nd of
he time subscribed for will be considered the
umt aa a saw at 7, irafn.at or anhecri Dtioa.
1) J. PUNCH EBT. r-LAIN AND OKMAMKN
O tal Plastwrcr. Cantou, Ohio. Krterenre, F.
K. Mnn, I-d'r. Cantou. a C. Porter, Architect,
GEIOER, DRCGOIST, EAST TCSCAHAW-
ae elreet. Canton, Uoio.
T 0. WILLIAMS A
m. DHrGOISTS AND
Ph,muiUiii and Uonerai Dealers In Drug
ralnta. Oile, Patrai MeUlciaea, uyc mene,
rnt door WtiilFual office. Mais etreet. Alliance.
Ohio, fmr-rmcrluuous omarfa si ,
MERCHANT TAILOR ABSALOM KITT, AND
duMr la Cloths, Cassioiere Ve.tinfa, Kea-ly
.'a Clotbiaf, AC. utUKnH birnl,U
m, Ohio. jnnl
lTAKK COUNTY DEMOCRAT A.
O boa. Publisher,
and Pima end Fancy Jo
I HAM THURSTON. BOOK-BINDER AND
'tank book Maaotacturer. All ordere Irom
abroad promptly attended to. Bindery in ll-rlr'
niuoK I up luuni, cantos, onto.
1)RJNCS A HAAS. VN l)KH'f AK.ER3. ME
talio, and all Amda oi cornusalaaja on hand.
Two Hsarae alwajre In rcadinaoa. East cod
e( Tuecarawa atreel Canton, O.
PHOTOG K A P HER.
EDWIN SMITH, PHOTOUHAriTERTio'AR
ticalar attention riven to copying and tn
larirln; plctnraa. Oral Frame and Albums cou-
tautly on baud. Room In 3tatthewa block, Urd
Spot ontb Market Square. Cautnu. O. lunlirsctr
r. a normu, . J
to p. eair. a. ti
DRS. HUFFMAN ft BEIP-nOMEOPATniC
l'hysiclan and Snn?eon Oittcc, Cat silly Cor
ner, Id floor. Canton, Ohio.
Dr. Help will pay apodal attention to disease of
Uie Eye and Ear. stf
It. s 1 D D A L L DENIlrW. OFFICE IM
amnmr nana uiock- LinLm nhm. Ail n
raiioiin jnocoaulcal Ucul'.try prr'orturd In the
i ti, aua inuav improTeu maiiHi-r. lie would call
e.peutai atteatitia to hi Oold Filling, in wh'ch. In
th. word, of -A. Ward," he uali.d by few and
excel td by none.
OUHUEoN DENTI8T-A, J. DOUD87T)FfIce
oh "P mMr Denkai'a J-walrj nlora. Canton,
- rwiM cauiKiN witn in proiapiioa
' -j w. ooo i
riKOKGED. HABTJaK BROTHER. DANK-
VJ Eitd, Soatn Market Street, Canton. Ohio. Re
ceive Deposits, Loan Money. Bay Gold. SIlTer.
Itoud and Corapoand Interest Kote. Exchan'e
feVniaht and Bold. noy.C CI
L. V. tflKBOB. 1. M. TatOMr-HOH.
DIERCS THOMFBOX. Attoraeya at Law
Jl Akron, oaio.
McaUNLEY. ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Canton. Ohio. Office la Tromo' Bnlldinv.
ecuna wry. i jun if Ksei.
"f O. MoUKEUOR, Attocouy at Law. and Oeu-
-i'A. erai lollucuug Agout, Carthage, Jutpvt Co.
TTARVEY LAUQHL1N, ATTORN Elf AT LAW. I
. .vuw7 r uuiiu -uu wniiury uiaim Aseni, aiii
anoe, Ohio. 2utr.
fora id a e
O Acs Cm n ton
dt LYNCH. ATTORNEYS. HAVE I
foraosd aco-partnerahip in tus Practice of Law.
rs Canton, tark eonnrr, O.
GEORGE E. BALDW1.N, ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Canton, Ohio. Office In Trump' Buildior, j
arposita b 8t. Olood Hotel.
T W. MoCORD. ATTOKNXT AT
tj e General Collection A rent. Alliance.
. O. All bn.
a ne.a enlraaced to his care will receiy prompt
itwuHiu. vmce in comaisrciai tiouk upatair.
GEORGE W. ItAFF, ATTORNEY AT LAW
Canton. Ohio, iio pexmaoaaU located in
Canton, and willldeyote exclnsiy attention to the
practice of hi professioa. All bainta sntrusted
in niai will as duixwur and promptly atteadsd to.
wmea ia uarter-a near sinea tap suur.!
dUSTCE OF THE
Ayirser, Puuie square, cantcn, Ohio, will attend
7 drawing dssda, oortgage,aower ofattorney,
Ae. la addition to the English, he aUo apeaks tha
beravaa and rrencn languages, ae will also pro.
r passport for noraoua wishing to go to En.
tOSSPH CRETOISIE. Ji
(J Peace and Notary Public.
JTTO WIlNTBRHALTER. PRACTICAL WATCH
t Maker and Jeweler, and Dealer In Walchr.
Clocks. Jewelry and Silverware.
rfoae. oa snort aotice - A
i upsrs nonae
Itll 'Clf . I
DEUBLS A UKO-rttkUt, LA1E3 IN WATOU
as, Clscka, Jewsiry no aurar Ware Ac ' East
do a tha Publio Hnuaia Canu.B, Ohio, aa, lie,
aina don oa ahorl notice.
JOSEPM A. METER, DEALER IN WATt.UES,
dtecks. Jaw ry sad r'aoey Artidsa, noi ihweet
eoraer o Market da uare, Cantoa, O. an. Repair
Vug a Waajhss, Clock and Jewelry aaCfcwrily
IAANIEL BOCHBECK ALLIANCE
XJ at tha Btatloa, Alliance, O. Meal alway
sadinaaa aa lb
tf prieioT, North
am sal of tha Cara
Louis ouLiuuer. rno-
MarketM. Canton. Ohio.
B. M'CREA & CO., EtraJsiTURJi
riiLiB. East Tuacarawaa atraet,
Canton, Ohio. noyllf
Liuuii i ounv o kjje ivn
la located with the County Recorder's
In tha Wikldal Buiiaine. north of the old
Court House, Cunlon, UUko, where he can
be found when la the city ; lr not, any bu
ninea wautod can be left with Jacob Kep
Unorer, Eq., Cunuty Recorder, who will
fire doe notice to toe undersigned.
The law authorizes the County Surveyor
to take the acknowledgment or any in
strument of writlnit : he will therefore
write and acknowledge Agreements,
Alorteap.ea, Deed. kc d:o , at fair prices
and upea the shorteat notice.
J. O. WILLI ARD.
SurTeyor of Btark county, O
Canton. Jan. 15 ItUA.
SALE 1 ' - - -
A LARGE NUMBER OF
'' - And over 200 Valuable .
On very reasonable t-rma.
Office No, M Liberty street, opposite
the Malleable Iron Works, Canton, Ohio.
L.D ESTABLISHED IIOSPI
TAL On the French system.
QUICK CURES and LOW PRICES.
Twenty Thousand Cured Annually, j
Dr. Teller continue to b confidentially and suc
cessfully consulted on all harms ol private diseases.
at his old established itospitai. ro. a Bearer street.
Albany, Nw York.
Twenty year devoted to this particular branch of
prartloa, enablea hUa to perDirm cam such a no
otaar physicisn caavaad his mciiitiee are each (be
Ina: ia corToapondence with the must eminent phy
sicians of the Old World) for obtaining the safest aa
well aa tan latest remedies tor the dlaeaacs, that bs
can offer Inducements to the unfortunatee.of a rapid
core to be obtained at no other offlce in America.
In BTuhillla. Gonorrhm, Stricture, Enlargement
of the Teeticlee, and Spermatic Cords, Bubo, Ulcer
ated Threat, Sore Nose, Tender bain Bones. Cuta
neous Eruptions, Biles, Ulours, Abou, and all oth
er Impurities of the system.
add! etas' ta secret habit, who have impaired their
health sad deetroyed the vigor of their mind, thus
depriving themaeire or the pleasures or Married
Life, are notiAsd that ta consulting Dr. T. they will
And a friend to ouoeale, and a physician who ha
DH. TELLER'S GKBAT WORK
or tha Married asd those contempUtlurmarrlare
ue page full of plates price S6 cent. Bent to
an parts ander seal, by mail, post paid. Ths slaxle
married and the married happy,
as sue toe
A lecture oa Lore
as bow to chooss a partner a complete work oa
It contain hundred of secrets never
ted an ceate enclosed will aeenrsa
eooy ny return mail;
TO THE TAtIirS.
Dr. Teller atUiretaina hi America the agency for
the sale of tsr.. YlctkuT Italian Female monthly
ruin, wor saoppaaee, irregular itlea aad etaar ab
airucuone in nuuaiee.
Oa receipt of use dollar , the price bar box, these
ei will bs asnt by mail or express to any nan ef
world scours from cariosity er damairs.
Ones hoar from a a in to s p m. aad oa Sunday.
f. B. Pur sons at a distance caa be cared at nome
by sddrmslng Dr. Teller, enelaeia a remittaaee,
alediclneeecnrsly sacked from ooost , i tLa sent to
any part of tlto world. All enee warranted. No
chares for advice. No stadeuta or boy employed.
Motto thin address all letters to
J. TELLER, M. D.
boS.l Baavsr st,. AMaayN.T
CIXY LOTS FOR SALE
THE undersigned la ready to sell
en good terms op wards or au City Lots
on Walnut, Cherry, Poplar, Market, and
Other street in the northern part el the
city oT Canton, beautifully located for
firlv.1. 11 . . ,,!!! 1 .
r ' ' - ... u.wiiug uvusiui,
uTtf LOUIS fiCnEFER,
CANTON, STARK COUNTY, OHIO, MARCH 31, 1869.
y I 1 1 i I II II I Ml I
AT 1UU 0
HOOFIAISD'S GERMAN SITTXILfl,
HOOFLAHD'S GERMAN TOHIC,
Tepsisd by Dr. a If . Jackson, rhaedslphla.
Their latrodacooa fasta thl eountry from OermaaT
THAT OUEIO TO0B
sTATHXRS ABS MOTKEBS,
Ann will ear yon and year ehilsren. The are
tlrery alifcrentiiil I " fret U aaaay
ryJon now f ! I In th onntry
eafled Bitter or I j"", f Tordea, They ass
b teeern mn anUa nananawraUon, or annktaa
Ukaone; boi good, honest, reilatal medlcln. The
TU gnaiat ham rrw(ieap
Diseases of (he Kidneys,
ERUPTIOHS OF THE SKIH,
vat 4 UI Blaeanss arlslna; fraam a Dlaar
marwsl IJvar, Stoau, or
iMTxrnrtT or thm bl&od.
OmampaUoB,natalaaew, Inward Tllew
jynllnoas of Blood to the Kaad. Aoldity
of tlx Stomach. Kaasaa. Bsaxt
warnT) leiraat for food. iSUaaaa
or Wsdcn la tha Stomaab.
fioar raotatlona, Slaav-
lna or Flatteries; at tha
Fit of tha Stomach, Swim.
nUr of tba Head, Harried ar
ZHmoult Brsevthln;. Fluttorinat
or We ha before tha
Jfatn in tha Head. Deftoiemer
ml jParaplratioa. Xsliownea
of th, fikia and Era,
nia la vna Bide,
Bank, Cheat, lirnb, t
ahiddan Fluahea of Haat,
id m m na r ieaa, uoexstant 1aa-inlnra
Of Ev-l and Oraat Saproaaion of Sau-ita.
MX Am tacliotif. dutat . JL4MT r DiguUmt
Orgaut, maWiKd anA impmn Maea.
Hoofland'i German Bitters
la tMrelr wwajetaUa, and eontalna mm
llsjaar. It la a coot-pound or VlaUd Ex.
tr.cls. Tka Emu, Haras, and Barks
rrsaa wlstem tnsee a traeta srs bus
a r a a-alhered aaw. m tiemisr.
tl anadlT ctnaj Tlrtaes
estractedVV JiVoam tlMaa kw
WWBWSB.BaiV -BWB---- CnS011l.-inSS
wj-traata sure f hen lorwrardesl to t la
country to ha naest expreely for tn
anuamauaetura of the Bitaara. Tarn la
a icehllsnkiaa efaay klad need
In onnaponndlna; tha Bittern, mamaa It la
tha only Bitters that can ha need tat
caaen whtrs alcoholic BUnanlants njm
Hoofland's German Tonio
vTssaras) O AHMara.
. , ata. M snuf
Her, im eaaat a4Wi s mm
M a mfssa 0 A mgrvHrKlt a (V
arua reaa aawia cm jm, ursa.
sr mi assur dlaiaan ss A Bitter, i
pars ehsaslif awneles is rsfaarrii Fes waa ass an
auad Oaf tAsa ni.nii ar entirely slaaraat tin
e, .lAer. ihai(i'afW'ttsen-al iansii.it,
tan. tmmttite smparanaas asswasaaaa aaSrw,
Mils IV stAsrs srs dfre Ynas nan a ana
sras. f TON IO is deeseWiy ens r tas easst s4mb
hs sas tfiniin nsnsics seer ejrsre a us ssHm
Kt un it nanKla Jiasaeann totsAat,iii
ai .!, saAileerfwaa, and nrdiiaaal raslibai I
saawd it 1 s haws as Ms areatsst ed binia
TK'rw ia , tij - imal t HolnntT Ormon
tfr w T-Mic ti---Wi-litt mf iHbtfxiy.
7htf xmfmrt W h -t.j md wymtr Ut Umt mtud
9M'm. strtmtfhtH If j th antU, mhN
at rVy - tf i ff-atJUi tJ, tMlaV' tU
MaffrA Im tffmt tf. fMry ArtaW, tr pOOal, klttlt,
wsAMi.iVrasa, r.si jftUom Httj jrom tks
ry. r.j.art r-a tm tAm check, mmd Jlmh tk prnhmU
inrtttd, JU-Jtrri, stout, mmd r'ffortm ytrtom.
WaK and Delicate Children are
made Mrsst hy imiiif I lie Kltlara ar
Ionic. I ti at, Ihcy are Family Medi
ci nr.. They ran b aduslnUiarod with,
rtrcl .al.ty lo n child three anosstha
old, il,- most delicate trmals, or a sua 11
F'sf JCrMSaiu ers Uu test
t-w.a, .f m.71
tnrftOanrf Km ytr
tlusttars ram Eaf fr&m
""it yna. Thi hcu ncs is Uu coumtry recsmauad
ei. If years . Aoaeat TtpuUtUon p er sayUiny
m mm trg utM nreMirarieaa.
FROM HON. GEO. W. WOODWARD,
Oilvf JusiIks of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
PaiLASALFaiA, March IS, 1M7.
2 d livoflamTt OsreisM BiUtrt " is net as Mafes-
icnlxmg temrruys, sec 11 s soed Wlllu, utfM MS dilll'dwl
Ihr disliH srf.as, cad srast easl as sasss s
tbUilg sad al of Neraow scdea, in las system.
GMO. W. MODWAMD.
FROII HON. JAMES THOMFBOif,
' J udie of th Supreme Conrt of Pennsytvania.
PaiisnsLrnt. AnrU tt,
eensldsr ia UMOsnd'
(irrnan Bit Jr tonMaiM
a,nlria. In ease A' . or attacks of
ludlrealloiiasas I I 1 or Uyspepslk.
cam certtly tsiss Irons any experience of
Yitnre, with respect,
FROM REV. JOitEPn H. IENNARD, D. !.,
Paawr of the Tenth Baptist Church, Phlladerphla. '
la jAOsaoa Xjsab 01 s . i aara teas frmrmaiUt
noassled fe pinmrt sy noets wilA rscemateasooeas
raieinss, 9m rroannns
spasr, I Ass ta
dtjrsreat kind f stetiicinss, tnt ri
ear my af
; tat wit,
perfieusWy w. My ewnsaiiiy, IAs aacalnsss Ur.
ttwamt t vtrmtut Atiaara, I aVaerf far ana frem mm
cowres, lo tryrtit myuU ceseintios taot for cen-
o.otitty of tneayatem and especially for unr
esssa tt may
saiiM net, at mil
Mass eW ssrtr
J'surs, arry rseusefMlir,
J. a. AA.T.TAAU,
Might, iw OmUs strsst.
Complaint, it 1 a na,n k ansmasn
nreparatlou. At It I si
tut tutieUy. 1
ssra tsnvtananai J e
rat tliS soevc cm usrs. 1 'ear, aerw
atesdaaaT Ciinaw ATimsJitl .
H. Jiaekaoat en
earns, wrsiiasr mf sues eotlia, and 1A
s las arhcl Msem is sask Asian Mi sUsr srs
seasMts Mas (as WjWallsjrs s C.
uimLy ass t
rrleo of the Bitters, SI OO per nettle t
r, n haXdoaen for fS Oe.
rrleo or the Veals, St AO ner beetle 1
Or, n halt doasn for T iO.
tonle I put up la quart bottles.
ti ft it Dr. HomJtMmTt otsrmsn AtsnariM
ss aarfasrsan, neat sad ss Aauaiv i am
Isd ( aad d eaiesassmmna. eilew las AVwonwM
indue yes (e Ids i yNasytAMif slat laU As
Mf II l II yjss.d, eaessas A
a lary. r prcJL saaMaaaawaw ,a n. Tktm Jfsst
will W seat Ay sam-cas as say taoalra ansa ai'aiiae
X TEDB OZXJCJaJf aCZIrXOZNal STOBX.
jr. szi xxcn strxkt, rxiUArfphm.
CHAM. X. EVANS,
jrorBASrlr c tc JAOXSOV CO.
Tfhm Haanedlaa are for sade hy Drug
arUta, Btersksepsra, and nsdlcln OeaJ.
sat arsd ta smatfnt ml 0U ertfoH f lay, a
IIa just received his large
ply (G.000 rolls,) of
They are of tha very
And he is confident he can satisfy
the most fastidious in taste. He
also ranges his choice good
AT LOW PRICES
Invi.es All To tall
AND SEE HIS
EAST TUSCARAWAS STREET,
WEDNESDAY:::::::::;:: MARCH 31.
A. McGREGOR, EDITOR.
MONDAY EVE., March 22, '69.
Present All but Mr. Anderson.
Remonstrance of 11. Donnamtller
and others, against opening; and wi-
aenin; i.im street, -tteierred.
Mr. Saxton read an ordinance re
quiring plank walk cn both aides of
South MarEet street. Read the first
Engineer Pillsbury submitted plat
and report on water power, west of
City Water Works.
To the City Council of Canton:
Gentlemen I wish to remind
your honorable iody that profiles of
the principal streets of this city, with
trial grade lines upon them, have been
open to public inspection for several
months, in which time many persons
interested nave examined mem, ana
so far as I know, are satisfied. I be
lieve that in most cases these trial
lines will be lound suitable, yet on a
more careful examination, the Coun
cil may find chartered desirable.
As the season for beginning: public
and private improvements is at hand,
many citizens are calling at the Engi
neer's omce. to learn what the estab
lished grades are near their respective
properties, as they wish to improve
sidewalks, fences and buildings, plant
trees, make drains and other improve
ments, all depending, in a greater or
leas degree,upon the established grade;
and they cannot safely proceed one
step until mat araae is oenmteiy
Known, it therefore seems oi the
highest Importance that measures be
at once taken to establish the eeneral
grade of the city, that citizens may
proceed with their improvements un
derstandingly, and avoid inconveni
ence and expenses.
it is also desirable that the .engi
neer and street Commissioner may
know Dreciselv where material Is. in
excess or deficiency, that a balancing-
of excavation and embankment inty
be made, and citizens allowed to take
surplus earth from the streets, or de
posit surplus can a oi tueir owu lu ue
ficient places; by a judicious attention
to this point the city can save a large
amount of eradins money, at the
same time this balancing will show
the exact quantities of earth-work on
any street or sub division. It is also
desirable, even absolutely unavoida
ble, that the water pipes and nre hy
drants may be set placed at the prop
depth and place.
1 nave so prepared the grade lines
on the city profiles, that the Council
can treat the subject as a whole, and
see precisely what the effect of these
grades' will have npon the present
and luture sewern&re system.
I will also state, that permanent
Bench Marks, bearing relation to the
City Bench Mark in the Court House
wail, have been made at every street
crossing, and at other proper points,
and a record or them presented in
book form as well as on the profiles.
is desirable, as soon aa the grades
are established, to have copies of all
these profiles made for record, keep
ing the originals for une in the Engl
neer'a office. I would respectfully
suggest that the Council would, as a
body, pass over and view these streets
with the profiles in their hands, they
could readily determine what was
proper or objectionable, and but a
short time would be required to de
termine most of the street grades.
Ail of which is respectfully submit
J. L. PILLSBURY, Engineer.
On motion. Council visit, with En
gineer, on Saturday, the streets of city,
and determine grades.
On motion, the Water-Works Com
mittee be authorized to issue $50,000
RoudH, to be signed by the President
and Clerk of the Council.
On motion, the Water Works Com
mittee take leral advice as to electing
On motion. F. W. Haack Is to get
36 a month as lamp lighter.
Hanin t Morgan, for litho
graphing City Bonds ,
Geo. Robins vs. St. Commls'r
Gas Co., for gas for 8 months..
A. McGregor & Son, printing
John Apley, for coal
Andrew Shorb, for straw. . . . .
J. S. Esslg, for straw
Berg A Stephen, for wagon re
pairs Adjourned for one week.
How the Government is Swindled.
Hon. J.. H. Ely, M. C, from New
Hampshire, has been engaged In an
Investigation or the interior Depart
ment, and will soon submit his report
to the Mouse, as to the swindling car
ried on in that department, in the
supply of stationery for the Patent
Office. We ask the people to peruse
carefully the subjoined statement from
the forth coming report of Air. t-Ay
If it does not serve as an eye opener,
we don't know what will. It appears
from the report that forty six caveat
books have been charged and paid
for since the first of February. 1868.
at $40 and $41 each, while not one of
them can be found in the office.
' Five hundred and eierht thousand
printed blanks, consisting of letters.
decisions, c, were cnargeu ana paid
for. when less than 200.000 could be
accounted for by the requirements of
Of file wrappers 80,000 were char
ged and paid for at a cost of $57 per
thousand, ana after making liberal
i! - a.1 a , ,
estimates lor uiocto usea aim in nana,
18,000 cannot be accounted for.
Of Manilla and large brown envel
opes, 9x12, 14o,00A were charged and
paid for, while the quantity on band
and used could not exceed 40,000, lea
ving unaccounted lor luo.uuo.
Ol cards lor models, loO.OOO were
charged and paid for at $40 per thou
while but 40,000 can be accoun
ted for as u-Acd and on band, leaving
liu.uou unaccounted ior.
The above articles could be of no
use anywhere but in- the legitimate
business of the Patent office, as sworn
to by ail parties.
Vast quantities ol other articles can
not be accounted for In the office.
O. the eyelets. 1.820 boxes were paid
ior, dui only wo boxes would be re
quired for the business of the office,
four and a half dozen brass copy hooks
bought and p tid lor, but none to bo
found. 890 sheets oi French tracing
paper oougni seiaom ir ever usea
and but 12 sheets are on hand: 1.000-
000 envelopes paid for, while the uses
of the offices would amount to about
150,000, there was like extra vacrtnee
in the other articles.
The prices charged were as extra vt-
gantas the quantities. We give a
few cases. Books worth $9 are char
ged at t4 1; cash books worth $5 char
ged at 15, cards worth about $3 per
thousand, charged at $20, printing n
velopes, worth about 12.50 per thou
sand, are charged at &M and $40; prin
ting 600,000 blanks, worth perhaps $2
per thousand, barged $1 60 to $17.
The messenger who bad custody of
the goods, and certified to their deliv
ery, certified to the correctness of the
July bid, which ran from June 24 to
July 24, 18U8, amounting to 17,183 26.
rrom juiv a to July m. he waaah-
sent, and it was during this time that
S3,bo3 i'G out or S7.1S3 26 are charged
and delivered. His assistant keot a
memorandum of all the orders given,
! and the goods received in the absence
of the messenger, and, the gross amt.
in value is less than $100.
A firm in Washington has been nald
in advance $2S,000 for &il,000 sheets of
bona paper, it is shown that the
highest market value of this was 7-
um, leaving f 2i,ouo profit. Mr. Ely
has prepared a bill which will secure
the purchase of stationery for the de
partments by contract awarded to the
lowest bidder, by the joint committee
on printing or congress, as they now
receive bids for and award the paper
Resistance to Perfidy in Indiana.
The Democratic Members of the In
diana Legislature who resigned their
seats in order to defeat the adoption
of the XVth amendment, have issued
an address to the people of that State,
in which they object to the unfairness
of making such a revolutionary change
in the nature of our government with
out consulting the people. They quote
from the platforms of both parties, to
enow that both were pledged to main
tain the states in the absolute control
of the composition of the elective ele
ment. This distinct paasdge;from the
Chicaga platform "the "question ol
suffrage in all the States' and this
from the Democratic platform at New
iorK -the regulation of tne elective
franchise in the States by their citi
zens" aie quoted, and prove the
pledge by both parties, not to disturb
this most essential and important of
all the rights remaining with the
Stales. Under such circumstances
they justly regard the proposed a
mendment as a grosi breach of plight
ed faith. We quote from the address:
The manufacturing and Donaed in
terest ef the East, seeing power slip-
Eing from their grasp that is, seeing
y the result of the lateleiections. that.
although for thctinia being, they were
succeBsfu, yet that white men were
losing confidence in them and their
schemes; that white men were becom
ing restive under the enormous bur
dens of taxation now heaped npon
them; they have Invented this new
scheme of placing in the hands of
those whom they hope to control en
ignorant, irresponsible and depraved
race the glorious right to fund, up
hold and direct the Government.
If, before the last election, they In
tended to fasten negro suffrage and
negro equality upon tha people, and
thus conceal their intention, they were
guilty of fraud upon and treachery to
wards tha people.
it they had no such Intention, then
it is a question which neither they
nor the Democracy had in view when
voting; and being a matter of such
vast importance, no less than permit
ting some six hundred thousand per
sons to vote that have not heretofore
exercised that right, it seema to us to
be right and proper that the voice oi
the people should be taken upon the
question. Even in England, lately,
when the question of the extension of
suffrage to persons not before exercis
ing it, was agitated, the Queen pro
rogued Parliament, and sent the mem
bers to the people to take their voice
the matter by way of a new elec
tion. : xnis was tne action of a mon
arch ial Government, and certainly
much more should the same principle
prevail iu a country where it ia said
the voice of the people is as the voice
God. Then let us consult that
The consideration, so tar as it ha3
been made, is assuredly adverse to
the position now taken by those in
authority. . The question of negro
suffrage has, within the la-t few years
been submitted to the people of Con
necticut. Ohio. Michigan. Wisconsin.
and of Kansas, and in each instance
has been voted down. When thia
proposed amendment was before Con
gress the other day, an effort, upon
the part of the Democrats, to again
submit it to the people, though dele
gated conventions, chosen for that
purpose, was voted down bv that bod
Faffinefforiso madJ t o noft vile,
wne actton LeLislatfu until?u1h 888
Legislatures shall have been elected
view of this question, was also vot
ed down by that body. In other
words, they refused In any way to
consult the people on the subject
Leading Republicans from Indiana,
caucus there, assured the friends of
negro suffrage that If It was ever adop
ted by Indiana, it must be done with
out consulting the people, and by a
Legislature elected with reference to
that question -
In conclusion, we would say that, If
constitutional and legal barriers
middle walls of partition between
races are to be broken down; if
schools are to be thrown open, or
school funds, raised by white men.
to be divided with this people and
tney are to vote, and bold omce,
sit as jurors, then will onr whole
States be flooded with this population.
they labor they will come in com
retitan with, and strike down the wa
of white men and woman; if they
not labor, then our pauper asy
lums, Jails and penitentiariea will be
filled with them.
If at the special session of the Leg
islature to be convened in April, the
Radicals again make the attempt to
ratify the Amendment, the new Dem
ocratic members have only (to resign
their seats as before, to baffle, as com
pletely as on Thursday last the auda
cious attempt of the Radical majority
carry the Amendment in slavish
obedience to the behest of Congress,
in defianee of the known, eenti
ments and wishes of the people of
thier State. From the resolute stand
which has thus been taken by the
Democratic members, it now seems
probable that the attempt to force the
obnoxious measure will be defeated.
the State were permitted to vote on
its ratification would be overwhelm
ingly defeated. It cannot be other
than that the Deople will every
where resent this unparalleled treach
ia the face of a solemn pleJge
infamous attempt to mix and con
found them without their consent,
inferior races of Africans and
"Equal Rights" in the District of Columbia.
FollowiBjr U the text of the bill aurned by
liLYssEo the I. on Friday, giving nezroes
wright to hoM office, serve m jurors,
in the DisUict of Colombia:
Be it enacted, &;., That the word "white"
wherever it occurs in the laws relating to
District of Columbia, er in the charters
ordinances of the cities of Washington
Georgetown, and operates as a limitation
the right of any elector of such District,
of either of the cities, to hold any office.
to be selected and serve as a juror, be
the same Ubereby repealed; and It sha'l
unlawful for any person or officer to en
or attempt to enforce such Uhutation
the passage of this act.
yocko man named Charles LVbach was.
dead on Friday last, on the ice, on
lake, nearly two miles from Madison,
Us was evidently murttereu, a stab
found ia his throat, and the veins la
left wrist severed, besides scratches on
body and bruises on his head. A pool
blood was discovered some distance from
he was foind. No cause Is known
this horrible deed. Urbach was a steady ,
icfta sod universally iwpected.
[From the Richmond (Va.) Enquirer.]
Living languages grow, with new
exigencies iresrr words are coined or
old ones receive new application to
answer the demand. When the bub
bungs of civil commotion threw to
the surface of society an impure scum
wnicn had before been interfused
among its lower strata, it was felt that
some word or pictorial power was
needed to represent and consecrate to
scorn the disgusting phenomenon. It
was supplied by the farmer.
W hen he sees among his flock a
black sheep, lean and ill conditioned.
which feeding will not fatten nor nur-
tuoe, covered with burs and filth, pre
disposed to catch and communicate
every passing distemper, but still go
ing about with sniveling nose and
rheumy eyes, apparently rejoicing in
the rattling dishonors of its tails, he
at once pronounces it a scalawag. And
when amid the seething of the revo
lutionary cauldron, certain disreputa
ble things, gaunt and ill favored, hun
gry ior omce, and never satisfied with
getting, prone to corruption and ea
ger to contaminate others, were seen
to emerge from the depths of society
"like infernal Irogs from the pit of
Acneron,- tnousanas or throats hissed
on t scalawags. Even the sable sons- of
Africa recogu'zed the exouisite aDt
ness of designation, and with nostrils
broadening with a snort of contempt,
yelled forth the epithet which consigns
ineui to universal ueriston.
Junius remarks that "the people
are seinom wrong m their opinions,
in tneir sentiments they are never
mistaken." A high instinct guides
them in their moral judgments.
ruacK ana cnarrea as the human soul
is in the furnace of its own oassions.
It never wholly loses Its ability of
aiscingmsning Detween the plainly
right and the palpably wrong. The
strong blast of universal contempt
wnicn witners tne scalawag fixes his
He has stripped himself of the last
rag or respectability, and walks gown
ed in a tawdry attire of shams and
pretences. He has surrendered, at the
uiuuing oi a master, all the convic-
tions. affections, sensibilities and nrl-
udlcea which from early infancy has I
entwined themselves around his heart
strings, and for what T The "consid
eration" which "liae an angel came
whim the offending Adam out of
mm," is some paltry office contempt
uously tossed to him by his former
slaves and present task masters. For
this he forfeits the gratulatin? hand
friendship; for this he relinquishes
oweei assurance oi welcome which
beamed from a neighbor's face; for
this he turns his back on kith and kin
and color, and advocates uniformity
political privileges to all complex
ions and conditions, though he knows
mat it involves for us social equality
possible amalgamation. Like the un
happy Clandio. he professes to be wil
ling to "encounter darkness as a bride
and hug it in his arms."
Jiisau soia nis mrthright for a mess
pottage, but haply he was uncon
scious of the spiritual blessings be was
oartenng away. J udas committed a
more awful crime, but at least he
manifested a gu I ity remorse. But the
scalawag is a conscious deliberate,
unpretending traitor, who would en
juaas nis bargain ana defraud
Esau of his broth. He breathes an
atmosphere of Insincerity, speaks the
sniDooietn or nypocrisy, ana bathes
soul in halcyon seas of tasehood,
"The man that was used np" by the
KickapooB, but who repaired the rav.
ages of war with the appliances of
and obtained a raise eye, false
hair, false teeth, a false palate, a false
tongue, and false limbs, but for the
that he was remodeled after an
elegant pattern, was a fine type of a
These are subjects on which thought
painful. Pascal complained that
measureless expenses of the heav
enly spaces terrified him. The Infin
ite prolongations of eternity confound,
deeps under deeps, the abysses
wallowing up abysses of human deg
redatien, freeze as with horror. To
a Southerner, once, perhaps, a
bright eyed boy, endowed with ca
pacities for usefulness, with a soul
crowded with noble aspirations.dwar-
Dy a mean love or place into a
brawling, wriggling creature-to
him deU&rateiy layWe his back
while the Radical beadle plies the Ip
crying "Even so, master, since
seems good in ty" welcoming the
descending rod as an emblem of
mercy, kissing the foot that spurns
-il angeis weep, it is at sucn a
Shakspeare has drawn a Shallow, a
Slender, and a Silence, he has por
trayed the nearest approach to mere
insanity, but he draws with loving
and delights to show a soul of
goodness in things evil. But even
universal genius, in whose vast
was set all that God ever vouch
tafed, never conceived of a scalawag.
generous nature feeling "how
fearful and dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes
low," recoiled from looking into
fouler depths of human debase
ment. This was reserved for a fier
cer and meaner spirit who gave us
Art preliminary sketch and faint
adumbration of the coming monster :
the scalawag is the bright consum
mate flower which the Yahoo is the
Let us hope that even he is not al
together without some aspirations for
he deems noble and exalted. It
seems that he. too, has his ideal.
notion of human perfection his
of unfallen Adam walking
around the bowers oi Jaraaise is car
bagger. "But what must be the
worshipper when money Is the God ?"
The Tribune correspondent at Washing
ton, March 9th says: "This has been anoth
day of intense excitement, rumor aud
speculation, consequent npon the unsettled
of political flairs.''
Who is responsible for this "unsettled
of political affairs!" Not ex-President
Johnfonl Not the Dcmocrslie members of
Consrrefa! Who then is responsibleb! What
yon Mr. 8nmmer! What say you Sen.
and reprenent&Uvea who refused to
withPrcsident Grant's request to re
the law restraining bun in the appoint
of Secretary of the Treasury! In this
entertainment to which the country was
loudly and so conhdenUy inruedf
Political affairs are "unsettled" and hare
so for years, in all the Southern States;
who is responsible there foil Who but
Summer, and others of his stripe, now
encaged in thwarting the measures
the new President?
Constitution of the United Suttestvas
by the convention on the 17th of
September, 1787, yet was not ratified by the
until May, 1790, the last being Iihodo
and rtorth Carolina, in November,
It is now asserted by Congress tbat
ratification of an amendment must be
immediate by three fourths of the State Leg
islatcree. No more bolting, absence or in
on the part of the minority, a major
ity those voting shall be considered suffi
How readily the people seem to ac
quiesce in these kingly slides to absolute
Congress has now but to command
obeyed. Oar Republican form of
government has been destroyed by the Re
Democrats of Rhode Island
nominated the following State
f or Governor. Lyman Pierce.
Providence; Lieutenant Govei nor,
1. Allen; Secretary or state,
J. Mellen; Attorney General,
N. Bliss; Treasurer, Caleb Rider.
THE MISER'S BEQUEST.
The hour band of Philip Acre's old
fashioned silver watch was pointing
to tne ngue a, the snug red curtains
shut out the rain and darkness of the
March night, and the fire snapped
and crackled behind the red-hot bars
of the little grate in a most comforta
ble sort of way, casting a rosy shine
into tne tnougntiui Drown eyes that
Were tracing castles and coronets in
the brightly burniDgcoal. For Phil
ip Aere was, lor once, indulging him
self in the dangerous fascinations of a
"If I were only rich !" he pondered
himself. "Ah. if ! Then good-bv to
all these musty law-books; good-by
to mended boots and tamed coats,
and all the ways and means that turn
a man's life into wretched bondage.
Wouldn't I revel in new books and
delicious paintings, and high-stepping
horses ? Wouldn't I buy a set of jew
els for Edith not pale pearls, or sick
ly emeralds, but diamonds, to blaze
like links of fire npon her royal throat!
wouldn't 1 what nonsense I'm talk
ing, though !" he cried suddenly to
himself; "Phil Acre, hold your
tongue. 1 did suppose you wero a
fellow ol more sense. Here you are
neither rich nor distinguished, but a
simple law studeut; while Edith
Wyllis is as far above your moon as
pirations as the Queen of Night her
self ! She loves me, though she will
wait and the time may one day
come. If only Dr. Wyllis were not
distrustful of a fellow ! However, I
must learn to prove myself worthy of
the sweetest prize that ever Halloo !
come in, there, whoever you are !"
it was only the serving maid ol the
lodging house, carrying a letter in the
corner or her apron, between her
finger and thumb.
fiease. sir, the postman has just
All right. liaty. Now. then," ho
added, as the door closed behind Ka-
ty's substantial back, "let's see what
my unknown correspondent has to
say. A black seal, eh 7 Not having
any relations to lose, 1 am not alarm
ed at the prognostic."
lie brose the seal and glanced leis-
urely over the short, business-like
communication contained within,
with a face that varied from incredu
lous surprise to sudden gladness.
"Am l dreaming?" he murmured.
rubbing his eyes, and shaking him
self, as if to insure complete possess
ion of his senses. "No. I'm wide
awake, and in my mind ; it is no de
lusion no part of my waking visions.
But who would ever suppose that old
Thomas Mortimer, whom I haven't
seen since I was a boy of sixteen, and
picaea niin out oi tne river hall dead
between cramD and fright, would die
and leave me all his money ? Why,
I'm not the shadow of a relation ; but
then I never heard that the old man
had any kith or kin. so I can't imag
ine any harm in taking advantage of
his old freak. Rich am I really to
be rich ? Is my Aladdin vision to be
an actual fact ? Oh. Edith' Edith !"
He clasped both hands over his eyes.
sick and giddy with the thought that
the lovely far-off star of his adoration
would be brought near to him at last
by the magnet gold. All those years
of patient waiting were to be bridsred
over by the strange old miser's be
quest ; he might claim Edith now.
How full of heart sunshine were
the weeks that flitted over the bead of
the accepted lover, brightened by
Edith's smile made beautiful bv the
soft radiance of Editb'a love. There
was onlv one alloying shadow the
almost imperceptible touch of distrust
and suspicion with which stern old
Dr Wyllis regarded his future son-iu-law.
Ah ! he leared to trust his onlv
child to the keeping of any man who
had not beeD proved in the fiery fur
nace oi trial.
It was precisely a week before the
day appointed for the wedding, and
the soil lights, veiled by shades of
ground glass, wero just lighted in
Dr. Wyllis's drawing-room, where
Edith sat among her white roses and
heliotropes, working on a bit of cam
bric rufhing, and singing to herself.
She was a slender, beautiful girl, with
oeautiiui eyes, a blue-veined forehead.
and glossy abundant curls of that pale
goia mat our painters love to portray,
a wonaer ir mortimer I'll
.'lac Is so
very lovely," she said to a silver
red dy who sat opposite. "Phil
going to take me there when we
return from our wedding tour, aunty;
says it is the sweetest Dlace a Doet's
iancy can devise, with fountains and
shrubberies and delicious copses. Oh,
shall we not be happy there ?"
She started up, with a bright, sud
den blush, for even while the words
were trembling on her lips Philip
Acre came into the room, his hand
some face looking a little troubled,
cheerful withal. Mrs. Wyllis,
with an arch nod at her niece, disap
peared into the perfumed perspective
the conservatory, leaving the lov
ers to themselves.
'You are looking grave, Philip,"
Edith, as he bent over and kissed
MAnd I am feeling so, darling. I
have a very nnpleasant disclosure to
make tonight: Our marriage must be
"Philip, for what reason ?"
To enable me, by diligent labor at
profession, to lealize sufficient
means to support you, dearest, in a
manner satisfactory to your father's
expectations and my own wishes."
"uut, I'niiip, i tnougbt "
"You thought me the heir of Thom
' Mortimer's wealth ? So I was.
Edith, a few claim to it now. When
accepted the bequest, it was under
impression tbat no distant cousin
a woman is alive, although my
lawyer tells me, she is in ignorance of
relationship to Thomas Mortimer.
course, I shall transfer the proper
to her immediately,"
"But, Philip, the will has made it
Legally it has ; but Edith, could I
reconcile it to my ideas of truth and
honor to avail myself of old Morti
mer's fanciful freak, at this woman's
expense? I might take the hoarded
wealth, but I should never respect
myself again could I dream of legally
defrauding the rightful heir. Nay,
dearest, 1 may lose name aud wealth,
I would rather die than suffer a
stain on my honor as i Chris
"ou have done right. PhiliD. said
Edith, with sparkling eyes. "We
wait and hone on. happv in lov
one another more dearly than ev
er. But who is she ? What is her
'That's Just what I didn't stop to
inquire. 1 .will write again ta my
lawyer to ask these questions, and to
that a deed of conveyance be
instantly made; and then, darling"
His lips quivered a moment-yet latter
manfully completed the bitter sen
'.Then I will commence tho
of life over again."
And Edith's loving eyes told him
she thought of his noble self-abnegation
a sweet testimonial.
iiem . said ur. vvynis, poib-hing
eye-glasses magesterially, with a
crimson silk pocket handkerchief;
didn't suppose the young fellow
so much stamina about him a
honoiable thing to do. Edith, I
never felt exactly sure about
Acre's being worthy of you be
But my mind is made up now.
Is he coming again ?" '
"This evening," faltered Edith, the
eyes drooping again t "
"Tell him, Edith, that he may have
you next Wednesday. Jut the same
as ever ! And as for the law nractlc
ing why, there's time enough for
that afterward. Child, don't strangle
me with your kisses keep 'em lor
He looked after his daughter with
eyes that were strangely dim.
"Tried, and not found wanting 1" he
The perfume of orange blossoms
had died away, the glimmer of pearls
and satins were biuen in velvet cas
kets and traveling trunks, and Mr.
and Mrs. Acre, old married people of
a mil month's duration, were driving
aiong a country road, in the amber
glow of a glorious June sunset.
"Halloo ! which wav is Thomas
going ?" said Mr. Acre.
a have told him where to drive
to." said Edith, with britrht snark-
ling eyes. "Let me have my own
way just for once. We are going to
our new nome."
Are we?" said Phil, with a com-
mical grimace. "It is to be love in a
cottage, I suppose."..
W o i f nnf il tiAii arn atasl'f out-? "r-s3
v ana V Vd aa til J OW Oil 4 OU1U A-' A- A O,
Acre. And Philin waited duteouslv.
Where are we?" he asked in as
tonishment, when the carriage drew
up m iront of a stately pillared porti
co, which seemed to be not unfami
liar to him. "Surely this is Mortimer
"I shouldn't besurprised if it were,"
said Dr. Wyllis, emerging from the
"Walk iu, my boy come Euith.
Well, now do you like your new
"Our new home?" replied Philip.
"I do not understand you, sir,"
"Why, I mean that your little wife
yonder is the sole surviving relative
of Thos. Mortimer, although she
never knew it till this morning. Her
mother was old Mortimer's cousin,
but some absurd quarrel had caused a
total cessation of intercoure between
the two branches of the family. I
was aware of tho facts long ago; but I
wasn't sorry to avail of the opportu
nity of seeing what kind of stuff you
were maae or, mil. Acre I Ana now,
as the deed of conveyance isn't made
out yet, 1 don't suppose your lawyer
neea trouble nimseif about it. The
heiress won't quarrel with yon, I'll be
Philip Acre's cheek flushed, and
then grew pale with strong hidden
emotion, as he looked at his fair wife
standing beside him, when the sunset
turned ner bright hair to colls of sh
ning gold, and thought how uner
ringly the hand of Providence had
straightened out tho tangled web of
Out ol the darkness had come light!
A great "brute of a husband" adver
used in the morning papers for a
strong, able-bodied man to hold his
There are twenty-three veterns of
the war ot 1812, the younest seventy
two years old, living in New York, in
The London Telegraph calls Anna
Swann, the giantess, a "damsel of
harmonious and homogeneous, though
The present tariff on sugar is five
cents per pound, but the sugar refiners
are not satisfied, and desire to have
it stilJ further increased.
It is estimated that in Great Britian
the annual consumption of intoxica
ting liquors is $1,025,000,000. upon
which a tax of $120,000,000 is paid
The Westminster JRcciew says that
"Miss Thackeray's new book will be
g'eat tnumpn to those who main
tain that gemus is hereditary.
A lady with tho "Grecian Bend-
considered herself insulted when she
was told, a few days ago. that rh:um
atic Jiniment would restore her shape,
The Lexington IDnterprttie s&ys, the
I'resotenan church in that town is
broken open by liersons who steal
pork and bacon and go there to cook
on tne stove,
A well known author hung up his
stocking in jest last Christmas eve,
and his wife, very much in earnest,
put a bady into it. whereupon tho
author said: "My dear, darn that
Seventy thousand acres of land In
Florida will be sold at Jacksonville
the first Monday in April next,
division among the heirs. Theso
lands are Spanish grants, and com
prise some of the most valuable lands
A Gentle swain, enamored of a Miss
Bread, perpetrates tho followihg:
While belles their lovHy graces spread
Ana lops around them nutter,
be content with Anna Bread,
And won't bave and but her.
The hotel car that is designed to
accompany the first through train
from San Francisco to the East has
been completed at tne Central Pacific
shops. It Is thus described toy a Cal
ifornia exchange: It is divided into a
large number or compartments one
lined with zinc for meat, several for
groceries, vegetables, &c, ene with a
wire door for live fools, largo tanks
fresh water all arranged as neat
and compactly as can weU be imag
ined. At one end of the car there are
several berths for the accommodation
the train hands. The car is strong
built, and having both rubber and
steel springs, is one of the easiest rid
in the State.
At Columbia City, Indiana, John
Tyler is on trial for the murder of R.
Shepler. near there, last summer.
Taylor admits that he shot him, but
it was done in self defense, they
having quarreled over some private
matters, and come to blows, ine im
pression prevails that be will be ac
In the New York Assembly the re
of Jay Gould, President of the
Railroad, as to the capital stock
the road on the 19th of March, was
presented. The common stock was
$7,000,000, preferred $8,0000,000, and
funded debt t'23.000,000. The re
says the floating debt is too fluct
uatmg to bestated accurately.
The New York Sorosis held its an
on Monday. There are now
eighty-throe members. Jennie June
elected President. Mr Horace
Greeley and Fanny Fern are among
man named SL Clair, who recent
attempted a rape on a woman near
Ogden, Utah, was snot at umaoa on
23d. by the husband of the woman.
he was in charge oi tne ponce,
is not expected to recover.
a'JLI. .bvici iiiugnuiU itJiixicijr
citizen of St. Louis, but lately of Sfe
Genevieve, comu-itted suicide aj the
place on Monday evenino.t ,
UCUVU a4 AAlAaA !-! VsAttA. AAA 1 1Q n na
He was engaged in th0 brew
ing business, and had lost $12 qqq
The special election for member8- of
i.etaiaiuie wai uoiu iu fortv-slx
li i it n via luuuuia .- 1 v j) and
resulted, of course, in the return 'of all
uemocrauc memucrs wno naa j.
sigueu. ia very icw "nties was
any opposition, and ln gji tne
cast was quite ligur.
Harriet, the negro wom wt,rt mi.
litMy Nancy Wright In the WCOte
Macon, Ga.,haa b- arrested
still wore the frarments some of
staineu wnn Wood she had on
chopping her victim's head to
Wall Paper. A large assortment
John McGregor's Book Store. See
THE DEMOCRAT OFFICE.
nvins lately rei.-etvcd n new supply of JOB Mil
ERIAL. Is now fnrnis-hed in a ittjlo jua. to an
country office In Ohio. Iiavius
TWO POWER PRESSES.
And .a lull cssoriincnt of the :ntct stylus, of Tyi-4
with the uual fucilltka for dolujr work of every
inscription in the lxt of etyle, and as reason!
a cau be done in uy finft-clas city ofiice.
vASDS, PAFIK, EimXOPES, Ac,
Always ktpt on hand.
Intelligence of Idiots.
In Great Britain there are fifteen
thousand imbeciles, tho erpator tr.
tion of whom are not utterly vainr-
sj as helpers in rjerformino- thA
work of the world, but actually rltv
tract largely from the work of oth
ers, iusomuch, as they require to be
watched and taken care of. It is evi
dent that any attempt to make this
unfortunate class even nartlally inrlA-
pendent and self supporting should
be watched with interest, not onlv
on humanitarian but on politico eco
nomical grounds. Two such experi
ments have been tried in England,
institutions for training imbecilea in
manual labor of various kinds having
been started, namely, Earlswood Asy
lum and Essex Hall. The former of
theso a writer in CasselPa Maimy.lna
describes quite minutely.
It Is estimated that a little over one'
third (thirty five per cent 1 of im!,.
cilea are capable of a certain deere
of culture iu some direction, and it is
only those who are thought to belong
to this class who are received at Earls
wood. Thus the institution is a hos
pital, and not a mere receptacle for
hopeless cases, :
lhe majority of the children reared
here are simply specimens of what ia
termed "arrested developments." A t
very early age, the functions of the
brain at least in regard to its intel
lectual operations appear to havo
stopped, hence we see a school full of
grown up boys and, girl?, sometimes
the age of eighteen or twenty, no
more capable of taking care of them
selves than children ot three or four.
They con not use their hands in any
operation, sometimes they don't know
the way to eat with a knife and fork,
and, as a rule, the new corners are
utterly incapable of dressimror un
dressing themselves. Their verv ac
tions are those of little children; their
emotions and fears, their joys and sor
rows, remind us most forcibly of
those we witness in a nursery of little
ones. The faculty of Imitating, which
common to tho monkey and to the
child, is the great instrument by which
these poor little ones are taught to ex
ercise their senses, and to acquire the
ordinary habits of civilized 1wings.
They are grouped into classes, a few
those already instructed being mix
ed with those who have to learn. Fin
lessons are the first that are taught.
Most of the children, ior instance,
first admission, cannot button a
button, tie a string, nor do tho com
monoat act which requires any adroit
manipulation of the digits, hence all
this has to be learned. It is certainly
odd sight to see a group of girls all
actively engaged in buttoning and
unbuttoning their clothes, in piuning
and in tylngand untying otringd
a short time, by watching thoso
who are instructed in these simple
arts, they become adepts, and are
able to dress themselves with perfect
ease. W hilo witnessing the mechan
ical manner and the earnest exnres-
with which these leSsons were
performed, we confess we - were re
minded of the performing monkev
Italian organ grinder carries about
with nim. who sweeps with a broom.
plays tne drum, shoulders and lets off
musket, and does half a score of
tricks with equal adroitness.
Various handicrafts are tuught here.
therefore niatiy preliminary les
of a similar character have to be
required belore the boys are intrusted
with tools. All the tailoring is done
the inmates, a regular teacher p: re
siding, and instructing tho moro ad
vanced in cutting out, sewing and tit-
The workmen give the snoote-
however, tlte id. a of being boys
play, for they come up to him and
eagerly show their work, a.-i the
youngest children f-how their draw
oa a slate, delighted at tbe small
est praiuo. Besides the handicruf'tri,
boys are taught agricultural pur
suits, they cultivate tho garden, and
the stock the favorite occupa
tion; they milk the cows, and do it
too. The routine instruction of
asylum lifts all of these poor chil
dren, more or less, into the scale of
rational beings, able to help themselves
others, but in some instances the
encouraging results are obtained.
some of the lads are able to copy
engravings in a surprising manner. It
done in p purely spirit it is true,
this very fact affords a proof of
small intellectual merit of- the
merely copying capacity ; bat are
not many persons earning their
in the world, and considered to
very clover, by means of the same
lhe great benefit arises from the en
of idiots to perform uuy useful
can not be doubled. A similar
enterprise has lieen started by Ir.
Parrish, iu Media, near Philadelphia,
has been quite successful in its
operations as those in England. The
London uany JNews, a short time
iu noticing the annual fete at
.rLariswood Asylum, speaks as lollows
One idiot has a special power as a
of the finest engravings, and
imitations of Landseer and other
known artists are plentifully
about the walls. One of the in
mates we saw on Thursday, a smart.
man of thirty years, in nautical
uniiorm. has constructed a model
and has developed mechanical
of no mean order. He was
wearing an Ivory cravat ornament.
manufactured by himself, which wo'd
done credit to any West End
rnd appealed to be exercising
intelligent supervision over the
pastimes of the day. Ask him a ques
tion, however, and be stares vacantly
in silence. Try to rouse him by
admiration of the vessel he has
fashioned with such exquisite care
skill, and he gibbers unintelligi
or tells you that "Angels are
devils bad angels put top of
devils down below." Boots are
by one idiot which have chal
lenged comparison at the English and
Exhibition for neatness and
and what is called the "work
The inmates may be seen at
except on such festivals as that
Thursday, upon a variety of trades.
Household and .laundry work, mat
farming, gardening, carpen
tailoring, shoemaking. plumb
and basket making, are all car
on by idiots.
new administration has been well
characterized as "The Great American Gift
Enterprise." it appears tbat even Uoah
a fine library to General Guant a
or two ago, and the Washington cor
of the Troy Times details aoon
vcrsaUon with General Longstbbkt wherein
Lokg&tbest gave Grast several magnificent
which wero all, perhaps, that Lono-
bad to give, and lor which such a
as the Surreyorship ot the Port of New
may be considered a fair equivalent.
a number Of the members of
Young's family arrived in
March 24th. They are Mrs.
Young, wife of Briuham Young:
A. Young, son of Blrgham,
wife, Mhs Nette Young, daugh
ter Brigham; James T. and Miss
Brigham Young's nephew
niece. Accompanying them are
II, Stenhouse, proprieter ot
Salt Lake 'Jelejraph, his daugh
ter, and others.
"Post Office Department naa
officially informed that the Un
ion Pacific Railroad has been exten
Ogden, and the Central Road
Lucca, thus leaving the gap of only
two miles to be filled in order
complete the two Pacifio railrcaojs.