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Holmes County Republican.
,H. G. White, T. B. Cnniilnghajn,
xditobs axr raontiiToas.
Feb. 12, 1874.
40,000 PENSIONS AWAITING EVIDENCE.
There are 40,000 pension cases on
file in the War Department, await
ing evidence. Dilligence is required
"oTthe department, if the pensioners
are not to be delayed in receiving
their money, as a reduction in the
force of the department can exer
cise this diligence if it orders it.
It speaks well for the extension
of the trade in American silks, and
fnrnishes conclusive evidence of the
excellence already attained by our
manufacturers, that the amount of
silk manufactured goods imported
from the 1st of July to the 31st of
January, in 1872-3, was $18,010,765,
while the imports of the last seven
months are only $12,508,850, which
gives a falling off of $5,501,915, as is
shown by the statistics of the Janu
ary report of the American Silk Association.
, .The Philadelphia North Ameri
ican publishes a tabular statement
of the official statistics of the do
mestic exports from the port of
Philadelphia during the month of
January, which foot up $2,584,207,
against a total of $1,311,593, being
an increase of $1,272,689, notwith
standing the panic, crash and revul
sion. Of these exports the leading
articles were: Petroleum, $735,114;
cotton, $385,973; wheat, $535,336;
flour, $158,285; provisions, $219,337;
tobacco, $93,711; tallow, $81,114;
iron, 36,601; coal, $36,151. The re-
cliemicals and drugs.
' ' The Committee on Education and
' Labor, of which Hon. James Mon
roe is chairman, has commenced the
, work of investigating alleged irregu
larities in the affairs of the Agricul
tural Colleges. It is c'larged that
land scrip has been improperly dis
posed of and that in some cases the
colleges have been diverted from
the uses for which they were design
ed and in aid of which the grants
were made. It will be a question
for the committee to consider
whethsr that Agricultural College
is fulfilling its mission which turns,
out but one farmer out of twenty
or thirty graduates.
A Philadelphia paper states that
a bill for the equalization of boun
ties will be Yepoited to Cengress at
an early day, probably on the basis
of the bill introduced last year,
which proposed to give a uniform
bounty of eight and one-third dol
la. s per month to every officer or
private who had served at any time
either in the regular or volunteer
service between April 15, 18C1, and
April 15, 1865, the bounty payments
already made to be deducted, and
the benefit of the provision to'be ex
tended to the widows or other heirs
- of deceased soldiers. This is all
very pretty ana patriotic; out we
should like to know where the mon
ey is come from. An 'equalization'
of bounties in the manner proposed
would cost close in the ncighbor-
' hood of three hundred millions of
- dollars the simple statement of
which fact should be sufficient to
show the utter impracticability
THE NEW YORK RING FRAUDS.
By degrees the truth is coming to
the surface in regard to the frauds
in New York, for which three ras-
-cals Tweed the chief are now
the State's prison, another is an es
caped convict, and still others are
hiding from justice. The last de
' velopment is of Michael Norton, once
a Democratic Senator and now a fu
gitive from justice. Norton was one
of the Commissioners for the Court
House in New York City. Of the
twenty three millions of money sto
' len by the Tweed gang over four
millions was taken from the Court
House fund. Out of the appropria
tion in 1870 for the Court House
$420,000 were traced directly t the
bank account of the thieves. Mr,
Norton says in his affidavit that
was appointed Commissioner in 1870
that immediately he was solicited
sign vouchers in . favor of expendi
tures said to have been created pri
. or to "his coming into office. Con.
- nolly the Comptroller, Watson
Auditor, Tweed the Commissioner
of Public Works, were urgent in
matter. Norton resisted very stren
uously until it came to the time
. when he was nominated for the Sen
ate and then he yielded. He
clares that he, himself, was not en
riched a dollar by .the frauds
that he was a mere instrument
- the hands of the thieves.
From the investigation of
House Committee on Appropriation
it is pretty evident that there is
screw loose in the Indian Bureau
Judge Loughbrige, a member of
committee, is of opinion that there
have been frauds perpetrated either
in tne Commissioners office or
the agents, in regard to the number
of Indians between the Rocky
Mountains and the Sierra Nevadas
is put by the departmedt at 27,000,
while ontside information, from reli
able sources, gives the total number
at 10,000. It is believed that
number in the various tribes is over
estimated by at least one third
A catting off a million and a half
from the appropriation asked
the department is a very commen
' A cookery school has been estab
lisued among several aristocratic
ladies in London, who agree to take
borne and eat what they cook.
the following anecdotes: "In 1796
twoMgusn gentlemen were
nnnn ra . ma ATMntira Inf & fOTTl- I...
, . ! . " " ,
mon friend just deceased. They
found the will duly exe
ecutea, out -
were extremely puzzieo.ou.- ,,
the schedule of property with
1 1 J
perceive there would be a deficit of
a considerable sum. The executors
were so much more surprised as they ,.
always known their friend to be
y accurate a, thej bel eyed
Dim quite incapable of bequeathing
a larger amount tnan he possessed.
They searched .carefully, therefore,
!n ovppv nncpiv&hli nlnCA nut with-1
7 i- i i
out findmg any clue to the missing
mAnnt nckVitnii a cran tT riirvfr on I
wnicn was me i
be token out of Till. As this
sum ci.rrespouuuu w.tu kuC .
by which they were out of reckon
ing,they naturally conciuaea mat i
luc T "TZ " "rri
streng box which he designated by
me worn -uu, nc "
business, and could, therefore, only
intend it fiffurativelv: stilL after me
most diligent inquiry, no such re-
serve appeared. Under these cir-
cumstances. the effects of the testa-
tor, furniture, plate, library, dec,
were sold, and the proceeds distrib-
uted. It was not until some time
fter. still ponderinar on the provok-
nr mvsterv. it occurred to one of
t.h. niirtiM that the writer of the pa-
per might have meant some book,
the author's name of which was Till,
more probable as it was written
with a capital T. and referring to
the catalogue he found there inven-
toned among the folios a volume of
Bishop Tillotson s sermons, a lact
which at once threw a new light on
the difficulty. Having communica-
ted his discovery to his co-executor,
they repaired together to the book
seller who had purchased the libra-1
ry, and inquired whether he had dis-1
posed of the volume in question. I
1 had parted wttu it, replied ne,
-but, as it happens, it has been re-
turned on my hands, for the purch
to whom I sent it in the coun-
try objected to pay the price, and 1
shall, therefore, be glad to dispose
of it to you." 1 be value was agreed
on ana me dook carnea aome,
where, after carefully turning it over
page by page, bank notes to the
of exactly 700 were found
as the scrap of paper had stated, 'in
Till, and the intentions of the tes-
tator was carried out.
Dr. EUerby died in London in
February, 1826.. He was a member
of the Society of Friends. He
passed for being a very eccentric
. t T la will I
sunup 01 ungiuaubj. iu """"
are to be found some singular claus
es among them the following :-
Item : I desire that immediately af
ter mv death my bodv shall be car
ried to the Anatomical Museum in
Aldersgate street, ana snail mere ue
dissected by Drs. Lawrence, Tyrrell,
ana nararop, in oruer maw iub
cause of my malady may De wen
understood. Item: I bequeath my
neari 10 uur. ., uawuiii, "-J
inngs to ut. n..; anu piy oraius w
Dr. r in order thatmey may pre-
serve them decomposition; ana a
declare that if these gentlemen shall
tan laitniuiiy 10 execute inese my
last wishes in this respect. I will
come if it should be by any means
possible and torment them until
thev shall comply.' This threat did
not much alarm the above named
parties, for it appears that they un-
hesitatingly renounced their several
Naturally, there are no figures
more perfect than those of the Jap
anese young women. The children,
up to the age of fourteen, or as long
as they have the free use of their
limbs, are models or symmetry,
About that time they begin to fasten
long garments about their hips, the
enect 01 wnicn is to impede tueir
gait, and give mem an awkwara
snamDie. in course 01 time it uues
worse, and interrupts the develop-
ment of their legs and thighs.
Among the laboring class, an addi
tional misshappenuig is accomplish
ed by the practice of carrying bur
dens, from an early age, upon the
back, for the support of winch
broad straps are passed over the
shoulders and crossed in front, pres
sing directly upon the breasts. When
Japanese girl reaches the age of
sixteen without having undergone
either of the processes or aeiormity
she is a wonder to the ere and re-
mains so until twenty-live, or pos-
sibly a little later. Then she ceases
to charm for a certain period, in any
way excepting by ner manner, and
mat is generally preserved to tne
last. But as She grows Old She bas
a chance of becoming Quite delight -
fnl nu-ain. There is nothing nicer!
than a dignified and white-haired
nlH Jnn. Urtv She is alwavs
happy, for sbe is always mucu re-
spected and cherished by her young-
pre nrt at a certain aire the natural
high breeding of the race appears in
to attain its crystalization.
Whatever W station in life, she is
almost, alwavs sure to surest an
i.lpo nT anr lent, nohi lt.v. and to he
surrounded bv an atmosnhere of an
Oriental Faubourg St Germain.
TROUBLE IN THE CAMP.
The Cincinnati Enquirer is out of
patience with the Democrats in the
. . . . .
Legislature who want to "go the en
tire swine in maKing me utmost out
of their temporary ascendency,
The Democratic party in Ohio is
on probation again, and unless it
can give the people a better and
more economical government than
tbey have been accustomed to, it
will go hard with the Democratic
It will so hard with the Demo
The Illinois Legislature gave way
to great hilarity, the other day, be-
cause a country member submitted
I uhjuuhiu"" ...6
penalties lor orunnenness on mem
hers of the legislature as on railroad
employes. It is difficult to see just
where the laugh came ,n, unless II
nnois legislatures are Srei oeM
better than me average. im prujj-
osition should furnish food for
the most serious reflection. The
neoDlehavc suffered as much from
drunken legislation as from drunken
railroading. Neither should be tol-
crated. We agree with the St.Louis
ainhe in aavin? that "It would be
well if something could be done to
prevent drunkenness in higher
places the rear platform of railroad
cars or the cabooses of engines,"
Lj rinteldenc7o7Be" v.
patch - f CircleTiU the of
wome der the leader
ing ghi of Granyille Moody Mr8.
r Vj J 7kT
bquor sellers have pledged them
peculiar wh) haye thu.
arrefuged. All are kind ,nd respect
. . t . i- im
Un(( to make sport of this move
to ment acknowieJ thelr mis.
mercy's door against them, knocked,
slammed his door angrily and dis
the played a revolver. The ladies sang
minister, tried hard to rally the liq
aser uor forces, but the women prayed at
ladie8 manifest a resolute disposi
amount tinn in ti,:- The nroces
this place have formed a missionary
, . .,., , ,
r " - , nnA
McMillen and Mrs. Weeks, hard at
. . , 7ar . ,J -
intense, Lhe power or tbese wo-
their side u won.
derfuL Men who were at first m-
teke , tearg AU den0minations
. . . . The
m niith W.
dies work. A tremendous mass
me s now . hM ,n the
kiplet, u, reoruary o.-ie m
dies determined n a temperance
movement, have persevered through
storm and sleet all day. More liq-
uor sellers nave surrenaerea, omers
are obstinate. L. Reinhartgave the
ladies an invitation to come to-day'
then shut them out in the storm
wnere tney sung ana praveu ior
these men, asking God not to shnt
and prayed outside before leaving.
Business houses were closed all day
for prayer. The interest is intense
ana saioon Keepers are ui wmiug w
be bought out. This is positively
Later. Beinhart, who shut the
ladies out this morning, has come to
terms and quit the business. Buhr
also quits in two days. Over half-
our saloons have succumbed before
the prayers and tears or a nunarea
women. A discarded priest, now a
him and for him till he retreated in
confusion and left them rapidly pos-
gessing the field.
RlpI 0.. Febrn&rv 7. The tem-
jyej. excitement is red-hot. The
sion appeared this morning stronger
than ever Three more saloons
cloned. The most respectable deal-
- ra have o-iven nn. At noon the pro-
ec8Bio boarded the Wildwood on
jown trin -nd received bv
,1. - nj ; rpP kind and &en-
Uemaniy manner. The assurance
. .. ...
was given that no liquor wuuia oe
sold to the citizens of this place
from that boat or at the bar while
at this wharf. There were on board
some of Kentucky's grandiloquent
bloods, among them a Colonel JJod
bj . of DoTer wij0 grossly insulted
the ladie8 with tne most profane and
unffentlemanly abuse while Mrs.
Mood wa9 engaged in prayer. He
h d t evcn the 8iinte8t excuse
of being drunk, or this might have
been overlooked. He was return
j from a chicken fight at Mays
viue and felt very valorous. When
Lhe maie element heard of this the
boat was leaving, but you may rest
assurred if thev could have got at
him Mr. Dobbins would have met
with more "daubin's" and a full sup
ply of feathers. The victory over
the saloons seems as complete as it
are'sober to-day and as dry
is sudden. Many astonished old
as hot bricks. Nearly five hundred
signatures to the total abstinence
are secured. The public sentiment
is overwhelmingly in favor of the
ladies movement. Jhere was no
procession this afternoon, but the
women will board tne rotomac to
night and ask the same assurance
given by the Wildwood. They are
thorough going ana mean Dusiness.
A bonfire and mass meeting will
take place to-night,
COLUMBUS COMES NEXT.
Columbus. O- February 8. The
8ncce88 of the women's temperance
movement8 at other points has cans-
ed the disciples or temperance nere
to organize, and arrangements are
now being made for a grand attacK
at this point. Dio Lewis has been
called on and will be here to start
THE MOVEMENT IN INDIANA.
Evansville, Feb. 9. A special
to the Journal from Hazclton, Gib
son county, Indiana, says that last
Saturday the ladies ot mat place or-
ganized for a movement on tne nq
uor dealers. " To day they visited
the saloons keepers and drng stores
in a body, held services and besought
liquor dealers to give up tne tramc
[From the Lexington Ky., Gazette.]
THE PISTOL THAT KILLED TECUMSEH.
Jonnson aineu wo gram, mumu wi
lier rior Tecumseh at the battle of the
A gentleman in whose care it was
left for tne sale Keeping at tne oe
iguu'"s ' " uluu6u'
our office a day or two ago me very
piswn wim wuitii uic mj
IV, . T .1 :
Thames in the year 181d. It was
hurried in the ground at the break
ing out 01 tue war u aeup it iruui
falling into the hands of the Feder
als, who had a great hankering for
firearms but no disposition to re
turn them to their owners, and was
only dug np after the close of the
war, and is very rusty ana aeiacea
It was made by old man West
a gunsmith of great
repute in the beginning or mis cen
tury, and is silver-mounted, and
mlIst hav bppn
the eyes of its owner and the rough
pioneers who accompanied mm
the wars. The history of the kill
ing of Tecumseh as told us by
near relative of Colonel Johsoa who
often heard his uncle relate it,
this. The Colonel s horse fell un
der him, and he himself had recived
six wounds and was so weak from
pain and the loss of blood that he
could not extricate himself from
his dead animal. While in this pre
dictment, he saw a large Indian ap
proaching him rapidly, brandisnin
a tomakawk, and he made sure tu
he would be scalped unless te cou
protect himself in some way.
first attempted to draw his sword,
K ,, . fartnl ti nt lint. Kv arrant ttTnrt
v mnnftrpd to iret his pistol from
the holster, and as the Indian ap
nroached. and had gotten within
lew feet of him he fired and then
wa8 found ving within a few feet of
t)ie (joionel, and recognizea Dy mose
who were familiar with his features
to be no other than Iccumseu nira-
. " , . ... :..
kim. and with a pistol shot The
larinv tn&L 1,01. aJoiirisoQ uau
bore of this pistol is very large, and
carries a ball of sufficient weight to
l"" an elephant llie present own-
er of this venerable relic is young
Dick Johnson, of Mississippi, to
whom it was given by the Colonel,
and to whom it will he forwarded in
a day or two.
From 301 citizens of Columbiana
County for a reduction of the sal
aries of State and county officers.
From 113 citizens of Franklin
County, for the passage of H. B.
No. 37 to authorize the Commis
sioners of said county to levy a tax
for the improvement of the fair
From 183 citizens of btarke
County, against the passage of H.B.
No.3a, for the protection 01 lanu
From 64 citizens of Hamilton Co.,
for a reduction of tolls on turn
From 118 citizens of Franklin
unty against the passage of the
bill to authorize the Commissioners
of said county to levy a tax for 1m
proving fair grounds.
H. B. No. 37. Mr. Heitmann To
authorize the Commissioners of
Franklin County, Ohio, to levy a
tax to pay for the improvement of
the grounds of the agricultural so
ciety of said county, and its debts
due for lands purchased, was read
the third time. Mr. McCoy moved
an amendment, which was agreed to
providing that the levy shall be
levied for only two year instead of
three. Mr. Heitmann s mil pass
Mr. Holloway presented the peti
tion of 99 citizens of Mahoning Co,
against the removal of the county
seat to Youngstown.
Mr. Newton presented the petition
of 328 citizens of said county in la
vor of said removal.
Bills were introduced providing
that County Auditors shall keep 1
book designating additions and de
duction from taxes; to give a minor
itv of a corporation who have not
received a dividend for three years
the right . to dissolve tbo cor
poration. Most of the day was
spent in filibustering over the
resolution to adjourn till nextTues
day. The resolution was defeated
in the Senate, the Honse joint reso
lotion declaring that the General
Assembly shall only adjourn from
day to daynd that the session shall
be brought to a close as soon as
Mr. Sherrick presented a remon
strance of five hundred and eighty-
three citizens of Canton, bterke Co.
against the passage of a law to au
thorize the Board of Education of
Canton to borrow $100,000 to buiid
Mr. Thoumpson presented a re
monstrance from fifty-three citizens
of Montgomery county against the
passage of House bill No. J! to pro
tect land owners from trespass by
One local bill relative to the con,
struction of a road in Washington
Bills were introduced :
By Mr. Eidson To repeal Section
116 and 117 of the school Law,
which authorize teachers to dismiss
their schools for the four recogniz
ed holidays and for the week
which they may attend teachers in
stitute, without loss of pay.
By Mr. Case To so amend tec
tion 18 of the Tax Laws to provid
that funds derived from sale
school lands shall be kept intact
as required by the constitution.
The bill relating to the safety of
halls and buildings for meetings of
public assemblies was indefinitely
The House, on motion of Mr.
Grosvenor, adhered to its disagree
ment to the Senate amendment
the bill making appropriations to
pay members of the Constitutional
Senate bill by Mr. Weddle To
amend Section 13 of the Ditch Laws
so as to proyide that money shall
only be paid out of the county treas
ury for work done under the Ditch
Laws after the same shall have been
collected upon assessment for such
Senate bill to so amend the In
surance uvas to autuorize con
tracts for insurance against damage
benate bill by Mr. Worthington
Prescribing the mode of executin:
deeds and other conveyances by cor
porations and authorizing any for
eign corporation having an interest
in lands in this state to convey the
By Mr. Morris To provide for
the' redisricting of the city of Day
ton, into wards by a commission to
be appointed by the Governor.
By Mr. Thompson To authorize
the commissioners or r ranKiin coun
tv to transfer funds collected for the
erection of an infirmary building to
payment of agricultural college
By Mr. Waddle To repeal the
law which provides for the registry
of Dirtns ana deatus.
By Mr. Ferrall Prescribing far
ther duties for probate judges.
makes it the duty of the probate
judge to furnish the widow of a tes
tator in writing bis explanation
her rights in law in the event of her
refusal to take under the will, and
prescribes tne remedy for an error
in such explanation.
By Mr. Andrews To amend Sec
tion 534 of the Civil Code as to the
power of Courts to modify and va
cate their own orders and judge
By Mr. Seitz From the Commit
tee on Fees and Salaries to reduce
the pay of treasurers and assessors
frnm 1119.51) a Anv t.n 3
T j -r
By Mr. Andrews To prescribe
fees of attorneys at law in partition
By Mr. Thompson To so amend
Section 435 and 436 of the Munici
pal Code as to provide for the im
provement of streets not involving
the condemnation of real estate up
on petition of the owners of more
than one-half the number of' feet
front, the improvement to be con
ducted under direction of the cor
poration engineer or of a committee
of three of the petitioners designat
ed by the council.
The House joint resolution to
print fourteen thousand copies of
the Secretary of State's report was
amended by substituting ten thous
and copies and adopted.
Sennte joint resolution to provide
for the cancellation and return of
Boesel railroad bonds deposited
with the Treasurer of State was
A joint resolution instructing the
supervisors of Printing to have the
report of the Commissioner of Rail
roads for 1873 printed in advance of
other matter was referred to the
John Hopley has given the ltuey
rus Journal a new dress.
THE CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION.
Proclamation of the President.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26.
Ue PrMulMU f On United StaUt:
Whereas, It has been brougnt to
the notice of the President of the
nited States that the International
Exhibition of arts, manufactures,
and products of the soil and mine
to be held in the city oi rnuadei-
phia, in the year 18 1 6, for the pur
pose of celebrating tne one nun-
dredth anniversary of the indepen
dence of the United States, it is de
sirable that from the executive de
partments of the Government of the
United States in which there may be
articles for the purposes intended,
there sLould be such articles and
materials as will, when presented in
collective exhibition, illustrate the
functions and administrative facul
ties of the Government in time of
peace, and its resources as a war
power, and thereby serve to demon
strate the nature of our institutions
and their adaption to the wants of
the people. Now for the purpose of
securing the complete and harmoni
ous arrangement of the articles and
materials designed to be exhibited
from the executive department of
the Government, it is ordered that a
board to be composed of one per
son, to be namea ov me neaa oi
each of the executive departments,
which may have articles and mate
rials to be exhibited, and also oi one
person to be named in behalf of the
Smithsonian institute, ana one to
be named in behalf of the Depart
ment of Agriculture, be charged
with the preparation, arrangement,
and safe keeping of such articles
and materials as the heads of the
several departments and Commis
sioner of Agriculture, and Director
of the Smithsonian Institute may
respectively decide shall be embrac
ed in the collection; that one of the
persons thus named, to be designa
ted by the President, shall be chair
man of such Board, and that the
Board appoint from their own num
ber such other officers as thev may
think necessary; and that said
Board, when organized, shall be au
thorized, under direction of the
President, to confer with the execu
tive officers of the Centennial Ex
hibtion in relation to such matters
connected with the subject as may
pertain to the respective depart
ments having articles and materials
on exhibition and that the names of
persons thus selected by the heads
of the several departments, Com
missioner of Agriculture, and Di
rector of the Smithsonian Institute
shall be Submitted to the P.-esident
By order of the President
Secretary of State.
A KENTUCKY MIRAGE.
Paducah is ten miles on an air-line
from Metropolis, and the bend in
the river between the places makes
it impossible to see any portion of
one of those places from the other.
Yet the people of Metropolis saw
Paducah very distinctly the oilier
day, if the following, from the Me
tropolis Journal, may be relied up
on : "A most remarkable phenome
non was witnessed yesterday morn
ing by some of the citizens of this
place. Directly after sun-up a dark
bank of clouds lay close to the bori
zon in the direction of Paducah, ob
scuring the golden-haired ki.ig of
the day, and -just above this dark
embankment mirrored in a clear
and serene deep blue sky, the city
of Paducah appeared, with all its
spires, houses, streets, wharves, etc.
clearly visible. The mirage appear
ed about forty degrees above the
horizon. At the time the beholder
could see three steamboats at the
wharf, the Tennessee river, the two-
heads, and, in fact, the entire city,
all appearing as natural as life, ex
cept that everything appeared mag
nified to twice the natural size.
gentleman who came down on the
isk verified the appearance so far
as the steamboats were concerned,
This and one other are the only in
stances of the appearance of the mi
rage in this section that we have
heard of. Hickman Kentucky
Old age. A Hampshire paper
gives the names of fifty-two persons
who died in 1873 over the age of
ninety years. Two were over one
hundred, and their united ages
amount to 4,854 years, ten months
and ten days; an average or over
The Grangers' movement has
found a historian in' the' editor
the Western Rural, whose "History
of the Origin, Aims and Progress of
the Farmers' Movement, the Trans
portation Question, fcc, will ' soon
Will the Democratic Legislature
dare to disfranchise the people of
Ohio by setting aside the majority
given in favor of Mr. Welsh for the
purpose of securing purse strings
the atater it is the people s money
they are after? It certainly looks
that way. Toledo Blade.
The co-operative system is being
run into the ground in England,
The latest example is in the form
a novel, the joint production of sev
en literary laborers.
One of the guides in the Yosemite
Valley lately declined to allow
man and his wife to ride on the
same mule, because of the injunction
"What heaven has joined, let no
man put ass-under."
An old grave stone, unearthed re
cently on the Ohio river bank, an
bearing the inscription, "Fanny W,
1690," is exciting the curiosity
quid nuncs of Carrollton, Kentucky
The legality of assessraeuts lor
the high schools is being contested
in the courts of Michigan, a prop
erty owner refusing to pay his as
sessm.nt The case will be carried
to the Supreme Court, no matter
which way it is decided.
The Committee on Ways and
Means will not, for several weeks
to come, act definitely on the vari
ous, financial propositions before
them. A little delay will be of infin
itely less harm than wrong action
from undue haste.
A very quiet and unassuming
young Tcnnesseau has invented
peice of artillery that will mow down
men at the rate of a regiment a min
ute. It has been tested, nnd is de
clared to be the most formidable in
strument of war now in existence.
The House bill to forbid the ap
pointment of the partners of Prose
cuting attorneys to defend criminals
was passed Inst Thursday by the
Next summer, it is affirmed, Mr.
Howels gives way as editor of the
Atlantic to Mr. H. E. Scudiley,
literary partner in the publishing
firm of Houghton fe Co.
The Ohio Legislature has passed
a bill for the appointment of live
A screw and tap factory is to be
established at Elyria.
Iowa towns on the Mississippi riv
er are all moving in the matter of es
The Treasury Department strong
ly favors a specific duty instead of
an ad valorum duty, in all cases.
Five hundred more claims have
been presented to this Congress than
to the last in the same correspond
ing time, and the cry is still they
"Outstanding legal tenders" are
not increasing tbese davs, and that
is one comfort The sum has not
varied much lately from $381,700,000
The American-Atlantic Cable
Company expect to complete the lay
ing of their cable from the west coast
of Ireland to the shores of New
Hampshire in May next
It is an honor to womanhood that
not a dollar has ever been missing
from the Department of the Comp
troller or the Currency, where wo
men exclusively act as clerks. -
Charles Astor Bristed (Carl Ben
son) is said to have been the only
man in America worth a million of
dollars who was not afraid to say
what he thought One would imag
ine that a rich man could afford to
Thomas King, an old man who
had become insane from loss of prop
erty, visited the Louisiana Senate
chamber a few days ago, with a can
of powder, and threatened to fire
into the can and blow up the build
He will be an uncommonly mean
thief if he keeps that watch of Thur-
low Weed s, with the portraits in
side of the veteran editor's wife and
daughter. It was Stolen from him
a day or two ago while riding in a
New l ork stage.
The "balloon mania" has crossed
the Atlantic instead of the Graphic
balloon. One M. Poitevm of France
is about to experiment on "a rise in
silk" and an aerial voyage with "Le
Condor 1 ransatlantique to the Lni
The New York banks hold thirty-
three millions more of deposits than
before the panic, and sixty-three
millions more than on the first of
December. A fresh efflux of green
backs would add largely to this ac-
cummulation of idle capital, and
then prosperity would ensue, of
The bill of Mr. Dawes, refered to
tne Jrostorace Committee, proposes
that on all mail matter of the first
class, including local or drop letters
and postal cards, shall be charged
at the rate of two cents for each
half ounce or fraction thereof; pro
vided, however, that no stamped
envelopes shall hereafter be is
Baby poetry. A little four year
old Oswego girl went running into
the house the other day, exclaiming
"Mamma , mamma I ve seen Jack
Frost! I've seen Jack Frost!"
"Where did you sec him my dar
ling?' queried the mother. "Oh,
saw the tip of his tail banging over
the eaves. Mie had seen an
Mrs. CbicT Justice Waite has al
ready issued her first decision in
the snpremc court of fashion. She
has decided not to wait on any of
the female dignitaries, not even Airs.
Fish, which is pronounced by all
a violation of the Constitution. It
is reported that President Grant en
joys the imperious demands of Mrs.
Waite hugely, and is glad that Mrs.
Fish has had her fins clipped, so
that she can't swim as defiantly as
bas been her practice. As a matter
of course, there is great commotion
among the tad-poles, minnows, por
gies, porpoises and whales of Wash
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BA1LY ft DONOVAN,
Stato of Ohio, Insurance Department,
Columbus, Jan. au, 174.
the JSTHA INSURANCE
i iiMI'ANV. located at Hartford, in the
State of Connecticut, has filed inthisollloea
sworn statement, ry tne proper omcers inere
of, showing its conditiou and business, and has
compiled In all respects with the laws of this
State relating to lire Insuranre Companies,
incorporated by other States or the United
States. . .
Now, Therefore, In pursuance of law, I, II
llnin F. Church, Superintendent of Insuranre
f the State of Ohio, do hereby ccrtiry that said
Company is authorised to transact its appro
priate business of Fire Insurance in this Stale,
In accordance wilh law, during the current
year. The roudition and business or said 1 oiu
pany at the dste of such statement ( December
31st, 1873.) is shown as follows:
Amount ol actual paid up Capital, 13,000,000 00
Aggregate amount of arallable As-
sets, S,844,SM 03
Airgrt'iditi amount of Liabilities,
(.x...-it capital). Including '-..,
insurance, ,3M,01t 84
Amount of Income for the preced
ing rear In cash. 4 9S0,5: 18
Amount ol Expenditures forthe pre-
ceiliug year in cash, 4,815,831 ,a
In witness whereof, I have hereunto sub
scribed niy name, and caused the seal of my
olUVe to bo nnited, the day and year above
written. W . F. CHURCH, Superintendent.
E. J. DUER, Agent, Milleriburg, Ohio.
Get the Very Best
RUDY & GO'S.
Eagle Corn Shelter,
Empire Clothes Wringer,
jror any aepm 01
AMERICAN' ENIFE CO.'S
BEST MAKES OF -
Best and Largest Stock or
Cross-Cat & Gircnlar Saws.
(I)Uton's. Always on hand,
WHEELING NAILS !
And everything in the Hardware Line at the
YEIt YLO WEST JPXICE.
KIIXBUCK LODGE, I. O. O. F.,
Meets every Tuesday
evening, in theirhall
F. XUSSBAUM, N. G.
H. G. WHITI, Sec y.
Keep Cut the Coli
The creates, article yet soM for heating
houses, offices and uteres. Very simple. Will
pay for itself a hundred times over during the
cold weather. Can lie attached to any stove,
dooror window Used in almost every store
or office in our citv; gives universal satisfac
tion, samples sent on receipt oizj cents.
Agents wanted, address LEE A CO.,
22ml .Rochester, New York.
Steel Kail ! Double Track
& OHIO 1 1
Is the ONLY ROUTE by which holders of
THKOKtU Tickers to .New lora ana isos
ton are enabled to visit the cities or
New York and Boston,
At the cost of a ticket to New York or Boston
only, with tne privilege oi visiting
Washington City J'pQQ.
Is the ONLY ROUTE from the
WEST TO M ASHIMGT031 CITT.
Without a lonsr and tedious Omnilms Transfer
The ONLY LIME RUNNING MAGNIFICENT
DAY CAtt. and
Palace Drawing Room Sleeping Coaches
From St. Lonis, Cincinnati and Columbus, to
Haiti more and Washington
Tickets for sali at all Tii ket Onioers in the
!Hulh and vt et.
Slll-SEY B. JONES,
General Paengrr Agent, Ciminnali, Ohio.
L. M. COI.K. (ien-l Ticket Agent, Baltimore,
IIH'AGO, KOCK ISLAND &
The direct route for '
Joliet, Morris, La Salle, Peru, Henry, Lacon,
1'eoria, ueneseo, Mimne, kock isiauu, uav
en port, Muscatine, Washington, Iowa
City, tirini-el, Kcwtun,le Moines,
Council Bluffs and Omaha,
without change or Cars
Where it loins with the Union Pacific Railway
for Dearer. Salt Lake City, Sacramento. San
r rancisco, anu ait points wet on me acme
Trains leave daily, as follows:
Omaha. Leavenworth a Atchison Express, (ex
Ppm ivi.nimrMltinn. fexp.ent Snndavs).
cept sunuaysi, tv.w a.
5.00 P. M
Omaha and Leavenworth Express, (except
sunaays). a. a
The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
AK nave now opcucu nicir ouuuiuckiu
nnnnPRtinsr nt Leavenworth with Kansas Pa-
ciHc and Missouri Pacific Railroads and at
Atehisnn with Atrhison. Tmicka i-aata e,
(Jentral Branch Union Pacific, and Atchison A
Nebraska Uailroads, tor all .Minis in
Kansas Indian Territories, Colorado and
This Company have bnilt a full complement
of Palace Drawing Room nnd Slcepinir Cars,
which for external beauty and interior arrange
ments for the com tort, convenience ant) luxury
or passengers are unequa'ted, if equaled, by any
otner cars oi tne Kinn in me worm.
fgThrough tickets tor eale at all General
unices in mc states anu vanaua
HiTfiH ItinDLK. ;nera.l Huoerintendent
A.M. Smith. General Passenger Agent. Chi
cago, ni. ssyi
Has just rocoived a large stock Jt
I AMERICAN & SWISS
In GOLD and SILV'rHt CASKS.
Gold and Silver Charms in ahun
b dance. A large assortment
j of Studs, Buttons, line
' Gold and Silver Kings,
; Gold ItraccleU, tine
i Gold Jewelry
; Charms, Silver Thimbles, Gold
Pens, Spectacles, Nickel and
Plated Ware, Ac. We
continue to sell Elgin
Watches at rac
: Call and See our stock of Goor,
before purchasing elsewhere,
ft to 1U0 per cent . aved
hv m doine. We do
as we wih to be
done by. All
Watches, Chronometer, Clocks,
Jowiilry, Ac., Repaired on short
JrLook for the Big Watch
and Spectacle Sign.
fcflVA iwtlay! Agents wanted! Allclas
pvLUawUneftof working Hple,ol either sex,
roung or old, make morc.uioucv at work lor us
n their suare moment, or all the time, than at
an) thing else. Particulars free. Address U.
tlnon A Co., Port laud, Ale. 5yi
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Btatisueai i aoies.
from Blast Furnaces,
yi ages Tames.
sale of Iron, Steel,
Ore. Coat, Class, Hardware,
Lancaster anil Arooskeag Gingams,
15 cents per yd.
Good Gingams, 12 cents per yd.
Yard Wide Heavy Sheeting,
ll cents per ya.
Yard Wide Good Sheeting,
10 cents per yd.
Hill's 4 4 Bleached Sheeting,
la cents per yd.
Good 4 4 Bleached Sheeting,
10 cents per yd.
Good 4-1 Bleached Sheeting,
11 J cents per yd.
Extra 4 4 Bleached Sheeting,
. 12 J cents per yd.
Balmoral Skirts, 90 cents.
Boulevard Skirts, $1.50
Good Flannel, 25 cents.
Shoulder Shawls, 50 and 75 cts.
Paisley Shawls, from $5.00 to 30.00.
Blankets, $4.50 per pair.
Call soon if you want Bargains.
Remember, Only 30 Bays!
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This unrivalled Southern Remedy it warran
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countries where Liver Diseases most prevail.
ik win cure ui uisease causea dj Lcr&njce
ment of the Liver and Itowels.
Simmons' Liver Regulator, or Medicine,
I eminently a Family Medicine; and by being:
Kept re any ior immediate resors win smve
many an hour of suffering and many a dollar
tu nme ano doctors' mils
Alter over Kortv YetuV trial it is still
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Price ILOQ. Sold by all Druggists
Look This "Way !
A. SHRIMPLIN, who is al
ways selling Boots and Shoes
Cheaper than the Cheapest, is
prepared to sell goods down at
He has purchased the inter
est of bis partner, and is bound
to sell goods to suit all custom
ers. Call and see him.
'He has also secured a good
workman, who will do all kinds
of Repairing and New Work.
Orders promptly filled.
Leather aud Findings on
hnnd at all times.
Come and see.
Mlllershurs;. O., Jai. 1. 14.
Tithe creditors of Kl'SHKLI. B. HARRIS,
an iulvfiit debtor Thai on the Mh day
of January. A. I. IKS. the sahl Kusaell 11. Har
ris made application beibra me. John Huston,
'oiuiuisioni-r of InsolTenlmof lloliaeat ouuty,
Ohio, for the benent of the Insolvent Law.
Ami that on or neiore in arsi nay oi tne next
term of the I ourt of Common Pleas, of Holmes
Countr. Ohio, the said l ouimissiouer will flle
in said court, cupiee oi ait tne proceedings aad
before aim in said ease.
Commissioner of Insolvents of Holmes 'ounty.
Feb. l, 1114.
Xi. B. BIRD,
Attention ! Everybody !
AND BUT YOU It
SHEET -IRON WARE,
Of our own manufacture. Also dealers tn
WrontM - Iron Furnaces !
Manufacture bj 1- J . Hattlson. iieTeiana, i .
We are Sole Manufacturers of
PATENT CHIMNEY - TOP,
Gothic shape Prevents Chimneys front smok
ing. Roofing, Spouting,
Job Work of All Kinds
MADB A SPECIALTY.
In Courtney Appletoal Block,
4-Ht MILLERSBCHG. O.
TEN REASONS WHY
A Family skemtd (V w:kt m Amti if
U iliTTLLbEY i tk !.
(St. It mill relieve the rt csc of B .liOUS
Jholio or Cholara Morbus ia ij canu;o-.
Id. i will cure the moi fatVutwic cue oi
Dye pops, a and Indlgasticn iaaiVw
3d. It i lhe Kit rcttrjy fct iSe oLI ft
Si OK Hsadncho, rtWn!tuM w-4irV.it
taken wUca lite tirsi yctm pvrr.
4th. It t the (Vol i:uretic cr pet be-re
the public; crii th.me e'lrrxin ( impUinii,
Dlabe-tevaiU Cravt I uud ti; Urinary
th. It a m:tf e-rl"rnt r m m n a
Ogu, and tu tSa Voun Clrla m.-U.
aged Women, ami at the Turn Of L.ffa, iltts
remedr is of utcukttl:.i .Uuc. ?
6tn. li will rrtwve wind from il- Vowels
and heace a few drop, m eeirJ Mrr
Siven to a lube h bet;cr S a tarr LonliaK l
tlitvt tndmakt it &lp. lui
nc no anodyn.
7th. It u a -art ilf rtjirti-. arl rb-Mmi
sneered with Worm a and Pin Worms.
It will bring at-jy the .in .
8th - It wi!l cure the Pi ICS ami Homor
Oth It wilure Con at I pat Ion and keep
the bowel reit..r. It will :.U4 .ur thv rae
wSumn.tr Co mp taint no Cyaantory.
10th. -It wn curv lour Homioh,
fttlmulata tha Llvar to Wl.hr actna.
Pali H art-Burn and act a s gcar.U
atCUlator of the ysicia.
"A he- taken dilnte tSe !oe with Sugar and
Watar to a WinfClm full and ot
tv.vea piaasant tonie
Whiiilicv tlysycpia Cure $t.oo oer bottle.
V!ii'i!eeY Aue Cure oc. per bottle.
'V'niiloscv I'ougS tnnule aw. fer bottle,
.it v ull Jrufgvtts m1 warranto d
WklUlsssy Proa. Is, fe TsN
JTorf h Pacific Bond.
Call oa ar address.
LUTHER S. KAUFMAN, Buoker,
M Fourth A Tea or,
WRITE TO ME!
t'lreular free. Write to me and mth...-
clusiv. sales ofaeonntT. Write so me. and m
other man will kas. tae rt.ht to sell in nt.
tnnnty. Write ts me, and to. raa make' Iimi
per week. V, rite te me, and secure the eonntv
Writs to me Now.
Address, R L A W Y tU. Patentee, No 5 Sixth si
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