r . ; ...
M'ARTIIUR, VINTON COUNTY, OHIO:
I $1.50 PER YEAR, l
r J.TV.BOWEN,. I
I Publisher aad Propnotor. J
( . S . r - r i- f 1
Marietta & Cincinnati Rail Road.
Marietta & Cincinnati Rail Road. TIME TABLE.
On and after Nov. 19 , 187i, Trains will
pi J a ; :
!. : ! : : -u
i.2 c a. : i : : : I
'."i 3 i S
. -f x"e.' ?i w 51 M
ii -' 21
t r-1- O fSHifO
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ii- si r?
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t-1--' aj x ?. s: a
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' 3 : : ' : : : :
! J ; ' ' I
I'INCIN'S VTf F.XI'IIK ;H will run dully
jvi'!)l'urt'mliulanv. i'it. Wiinilny.
IV .'INN' VI KXPltRsa EAST makes no
otiii) ImIwkhii It vindmi nnl AIIhmih.
I ii? H : : j : j IS jsj i !? ! ! ;
! :S ! fcg S5 :3 : : : :
p rt oi; a : : h
15 i t a : i:
t i- a .
lvm. II a ri-Urt
.T '.i',k iU
A r'f. IJiii-l viomMi
l)ii. P iriam .ntli
Ar'v. Jv ItH'in
II II u Ion
!) 15 A. M.
I! 15 P.M.
(i; 'l A. M.
l ?0 V. Mi
Portsmouth Branch. Trains Connect at Loveland.
F ir nii 'i iints on tho l.iitlc Mian'.l U-iilroud. Rtid
nt th lrliaiiMpolis(Jliiclniiatl Railroad June
il in 'or all points Webt.
w. w; rr.AftonY.
Jf.i.j. tif 7V,iiiiiiWi(''"i.
BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD.
Great National Short Line Route
Great National Short Line Route East and West.
Only Direct Route to the National
Capitol and Eastward.
n nml iiftor Monday, Novcmher 1, Trains
Will I'll 11 IIS lolll'WH 1
i 'in iiiid
ll iviii'i-'s I'l-rry
Now York j
Ctiuioerl.ind . .....
.1 H I'm
(I II "
II (tt "
J Ili Am
II n,1 Pni
8 li'i A in
I (I l lm
4 l.r Pm
fl :.!) "
1 10:00 '
Il :io "
it Ii Am
1? m Pin
tn I ,m
8 50 "
12 0 ) adi
12 '.' "
H Am! !):?0Pm
II l'i PmiH-MA-m
!M ' (1:1.-. I'm
4 0.1 Anil P:()0 "
4 " K:'.'0 "
7 I:! ' 110:0(1 "
It (IT " I f:-!Am
i " ' "
Pnltratu ? tla03 Drawlnif Roim iSloanin; dura,
SVhhdi iiroftsftomfnrtnhin, I'lngiinlly fiir.nlsliud.
niiil nlinosto(iial to a ilr i-iiiiht, atv'oit nil Trains
friiii Clmtl iiiati to Hul tlniorc niul Wiishlnitloii.
h '.iSidi'i lulnof Marlnttii nml ('lncltviii!l Hall
wiv for time of arriving ami dupiirtlng from
. Thu ii lvimtiiifo" nfthW route over nil othei-H
1. tint It ulvos nil trnvi'lors holdini,' tlirnuijli
(I ''t's thi prlvllene of ylsitlnir P..i)tjmore,
J'hlladolpliln. mid tlio Xnlliinnl (l.ipllol fivJ'.
Tlmoq:ili;Uiirntnl rates of faro lowor than by
Any ollinr lino.
The sunnorvnlonu this Hallway Is noteqnulcil
for grnndowr on thin Continent.
TO SHIPPERS OF FREIGHT.
Tills lino offers superior Indifomenls the
MtiMhuliiK nnii. third lon er to niul from Hmlnn.
Nciv iorlc,-or any other Kastern puint. In or
florlnir (ton Is of anydhsiM-lptlon, from the Kent
tlvnillreotions to sliln.r'ii lliiitlmore (Milo
tlvniflreotlons to shin. r'n lliiitlmore. (Milo
H. K.,iiHUnhlit)lnX Kast give sam'eillriVtions.
Ktel'thls shipped hv this routowlll Ii ive ilea,
psti'.h. and no linndlt'tt with enrn nnd .save
ihlppors inueli money. J. I WILSON,
G. II. ni,ANOiHltl,
lion. Freight Ag't, BitHlinorB. 1
K n.J0NRS, Oim.Tleket A't, If ilUmore.
Oen. Pass. Ag't., Olnc.lnnntl.
Indianapolis, Cincinnati & Lafayette
GREAT THROUGH PASSENGER RAILWAY
To all Points West, Northwest
THIS IS THE SHORT LINE VIA INDIANAPOLIS.
Tho Great Thronnh Mall nivl Kpress I'm
aonner hinO to 8t. T.ouli, lCamuiM Oltv, Ht.
JoNonh, Denver, Snn Krunulneo, (mil nil points
In Missouri, Kansas mid Colorado.
nunlis, liifavette, Torro Hauto, Camlirldiru
('Itv, Kprlnirllold, Peoria, Hurllnaton, ChloiiKi,
IMIIwiinkee, Bt. Paul, and all point) In tho
The Indinnanollj, Cincinnati and I.afavntto
Railroad, with Its eontifllitlntis, noir riders pim
ijonirnr nnro faellltlea In Tiirnimh Ooaeli and
ftloonliin O.vr Snrvlnn than nnvotho r llnrom
Oin'nlnn'Vt.l, hnvlnir tlin advnritniro fit Ihou
, Dallv Orsi from Olneliiniill to nt. Louis. Kan
' sas Olty.Ht. Joseph, Ponria.Riirlintrton.Chlratcn,
f)in ihi, nml all Intermit Unto points, presnnllnir
to 0 ilonlsts mi l Families sueh vonifoi'ls and
unomiiirtoUiitions as nro nffordod by no other
Tiir.niuli Tlckntx anil DaggmrO Chocks to all
Trains Insvo Olnolnnntl at 7:30 A.M., B;00' P.
,, ami 9:00 P. M.
Tlnltets ean ho obtained at Nn. 1 Ritrnet
1.1 me, nnrner Third and Vlnot Pnhllo Lsnd
Ihx, oo'inr M'lln and Hlvori nTso, nt Dhpnt,
(inrnnr Plnin mid Pearl fUmoU. (llnnlnnatl, O.
H i snro t,i norihusii tleltots via Iiidlannpolls,
Cliuilti'viU and Lafayotti'lKallrnnd.
, (! If Ti'VM. U li. IlAHItlNGlCIl,
Olilef Th'tetClork,- Mailer TrnnsportuM"",
Cliielnn itl,' Cincinnati,
Columbus & Hocking Valley Railroad.
Oiuiiid nfter Di'oemliur I0tl, 1871,'rralna will
r in fis ibiiowxi
t:0), v. H.
M0 p. M.
2 ill A. f
7:51) P. M.
11 . "
S:H0 A. H.
01" A M.
:4S . N.
o. i 5 r, u.
S:ilnlliUy . .
SpriiiKlleM. 1J i!T "
MMMIl ia:'0 "
Dnvton l-'JO "
Klrlmmnil... 3 IS "
linli.iMamills 0 10 "
L'hicut'o.....lJ:15 a', U
nioin ronnpiMinn niflili) ut LnnonMct1 for (.'lr-
clpvllle, Zunt svlllii. mill nil ijointH on tlm Cln
I'lniiiitl iiiid M lisle illum Vulley Hiilliouil.
Kuwt roniiuiiliiins made M Loiuintius ior
Dnvtiilii K)nii!f(l(ili, IndiiinupolU. Cliirnjru,
mill nil points W.cst. Alsrt, for Cli'vclaml,
ISiiITiiIo, I'ltlsliuriiii, niul nil points miki.
I'll to tliu lloi.klnir Valli-v mill I'nn iiuiiuio
rnino tn CliIflHirn niul tlin Nortliwvt. U Is tlit
Hhortcsl liy nlxly-nlx nillps, KiViurf iiissongis
tin' lli'iiefil or iili'ker tunc una luwer rutes
tliiitV by any ottiir line.
il " . liiMir ii ii ,
filllUJl'llitf lull nt.
R. A-HuHM,, Oin'l Ticket A ji J.,
KANSAS & MISSOURI
OHIO AND MISSISSIPPI
O EXPRESS TRAINS DAILY O
r EUH THROUGH FEClfi O
the rtnio & 3iississirri
oicriiir boad .
Dtrnivl niul opcrntcd by ollofoin pany from C'in
ciniiiitl t-i lit. J.ouls. tlnncl'iiro pnssciiifois lire
I'liii ol bul ii,' curried through without chunge
tho pns-illiilltv Inclili'iit In uihur
uro in :id t' up of svvri'iil Nlioi l rimil) of liiiKSint
cuiiniii tiolii.. mid im'iJwt.UiK llielr iMiiseiigui'ii to
Fari'ilies aiid Others Seeldrlff Homes
in tin' riidi vullry mid on tlm fr-vtllr. prnlrlM of
w csti'rii Jli?mn. U ins is, .Noiiruskii, i.nioriiuiif
or t!ic iniiiu distant isliitu otl iililiiniia, win con
s:, II 1 1 1 " 1 1' own iiiturust bvmillinir u or nddrcss
inii tliu iniiU-rsiiriii'd. Onntniol I nc Asont. us i
loiiif ri'if If iici tri tho w.oxturii I'onntry linsfa-
iiiiliai ue.l him wiilitiifi ostloc-alitlfs.
This Ront.p is 31 miles Shorter tliBln
T IS R O lT bF'tI CK ETS
dun ho piiirliiiscil nt nil tli Prliichml Ticket
tr.Hi'x. of o niMt'L'i.lit)( Miips, uud In ('.iiiciniiiitl
lit lilt' (lunmul OIlii'CK iiltlieUi)iniany,
I J 9 Vine Street,
Sroa&way, Corner Front Street,
Mnin Str5f. COrner Leyoe, and nt De-
pot moi oi Mill aireai,
ljntrni!tlnjr u ncnift'r AxiMit,
llll Vliw SI.. CiiiclniiiUl. Ohio.
FOR L O UIS villi: .
' VIA '
OHIO AND MISSISSIPPI
Tlio coin pletliiti of the I.oui'svlll'cJ hrvlston of
this niiiilsiuil the Hil."iidUI fiiiiljimeut lor pus
oinser travel makes this ilw
BEST BOUTS TO OUISVILLE
AND ALL POINTS .
South and SoiUhcasts
9 TllIlUOGlT TRAINS
O Until. .
Wlib- flreet Cenneetions from the East for
Lraisvilio YTithoutjphango of Cars I
This isl.hu only roiul whose trulim lonvcf.'ln
elniiati and uasM-iiKers ore delivered nt depots,
hotels or resiliences in Louisville FRKli.
'Ask for Tid-els viti Ohio tb Miss.,
and take, no others.
Can lie p'.trehasodat nil tho
Principal Ticket 0Hice8 cf
COWNfiCTISG LINES, ANI IN
At tho (loncral Onicesnf the Company
I 10 STREC5T,
JiroadiC'iti, Corner Front Street,
Main St., cor. I Vee.
mid nt It) Dep il, lout of Mill Street.
Contract Inx rasNenjter Attent.
Mil Vino St.. Cincinnati. Ohio.
"BEE LINE." Cleveland Columbus, Cincinnati and
On nnd niter .MONDAY. May Will. 1H7I
nri.4'l'.,illl will KKIVK ( (Jl lUAl 1HH
nml OltKS 1 1. INfi and AitiilVK ut points uuinud bo
lew, as tollews:
Stal loiiH. No. 2.
Crestline l'J:.'iH p in
Cleveland ...... 8:15 p tn
llilfl'itle Ill HO ill
Niiixiirn Fa'ls.. . ,7:(tiia ui
Rochester 1 iSfla m
Albany U: Ilia in
I) :4.'i p m
6 :46 ll in
2:00 p in
1 1 .90 p m
(fuS p in
1 tin a in
1 1 2.1 n in
i 41) pm
(1 it p in
8 l'i p in
4 Ml ft
7 :HO h
4 :40 p HI
B :rtr ni
1 ::m a in
1 1 :(K) II 111
a :40 a 111
"8 115 a m
8 4n p in
2 40 a in
NVw Ynrk r.'lly..H:llOp m
Crentlliii! l'i 1'' 1 1 in
Plltshiirx p m
llarrlsliiirg 7 1 ft h hi
hull I mure 10 40 a in
Wtishlnirtnii .... I 10 l m
Phlliiilelphla . . II 16iuii
CresliTiro iVSd pm
Fort W'nyno.... fiflOam
ChleiiKO 12 10 p in
7 00 a in
7 lo p ill 6 65 u m
1 16 n in 11 si; am
7 20 a in A 00 p in
fifV-No. , lenvlmr Coliiiiilnm nt 4:10 p. in.
has a Through (-arrdi Del aware for Sprlnulleld,
reaching Sprlnglleld wit limit chnn ore nt7:!!0pm.
Train No. a mi Hie Cnliimbus Hocking vol
lev Kill i-n-l rim iii-ct wit ll No, 4Trnlu. Throiiuh
Tickets for snl nt Athens.
IMSSKNHUlt TRAINS rolitVHlng nrrlvo nt
Oolu mbtiH at V-::llla m. 11 :IA a. m. nnd 8 :60 a. m
SSrTalace Day and" Sleeping Cars
On All Trnlns.
l"So ll"lnvhiii Oolniiiliiiii it' 1:18 a m, on
Rumrav. runs through without (Intention, by
both F.rle nnd New York Central Hallway,
arriving at Now York on Monday morning at
For particular Information In regard to
tlirough.tlcKiitH. Ilnio. connections, etc., to all
points Kast. West, North lunl Honill, apply to
or address. R. Fottfl.Oiilnmhiis.Oblo-.
U.S. FI.IMT. (leii.tsiiiierliitondont.
Oen. Agent, Columbus, O.
Pawwnirnr Agent. Ooltiinhiu.Oi
A NEW GfiUK-nOOK,
WITH PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT
Prloo, $1.00 esioh;$ID par dozen.
Wherever llni ".Vs PltM Vilm" Gtr'-finoli tins
been lnlrmleced.lt hss keaa pronniinerd siiierlnr
nil other forks of lis kind. It Is the largest, Intent,
flinst, snil nnlv enllonnn of Now Oleas and Qusr
ii-ts nesrlr all of whleh liar Piano Acooinpanl-mi.-
ti, ml lib.
Ci-im'. fnpli$ nutUM. pntl-pllitnr $1,60.
,l: U, l'l.l,f.lis,,60l) BiesiliraXiNe Vork, f-l
J, W. B0WEN, Ililltor,
1C Avthun March 20. 1872.
: Torms of Sutecription.
One ennv. one venr,... El 60 I Ono cupy, 8 ioi.tl 00
Out copy, 6 inuiitli One copy, 4 mos.'. CO
If not nl-l within the yer ..ii..., 9 w
Clubs ofthty i......i..,..20 li(l
POSTAOK within th limlu of Vinton County. ,
V failure to notify illioontlnimnco t the end ortm
ne mihscrlNjil for, will be tiiken an now engtgument
nWl ' arW hemiilUir h KIlineBof this (NonDiirell
tuonimll coiislltuo anquure.
1 . .... i. ii .in ' n .n 0 CI) no
I j sqniirt'. one wen oi o i i' ihbiu, w n
1 nil nilillUiiiml Insertion Insertion 60
All sihortlnlng for a Blunter noriod tlisn three
a )iitlis. olmrKcd at tlie above rates.
r . . .. .1... ttl O.I nn. .nilAI T9 O fl
I.0K01 illlvniireiMii-. ... .H ...... ... .... .
Iiuertlmi; mil 60 cents per Bqre for esch additional
Utile una Figure Worn DO con's anmuonai
H inn. 8 mos. 12 mos.
TWil Hq tlf l l'.fi',
i 800 t 600 , $JBQ0
60 T 09 lDia
4 ha Q an 1 '1 no
sour sqi. ircS,''
ii x sijuni en,
10 110 10 00 ill 00
14 00 80 00 2T00
. ir, nn XT 00 U 00
a. nn ai on fin on
111) ciiiiimn. o: V" ' -. .
BuhIiipss Caril', niit eoeillnit 0 lines, JRper year.
All Mils ilmi oh first . Insortliin of advertisement;
Illlls with rcjtulsr advertisers to be pnll qnartnry.
sM-ftftonnllniftctiholiberiiHty of the parties, IJeath
Notice fir'?. ,
Notices of Uunnwfijr "WlvoB 6r IXusbAnAs doable
prle. i . i-
. 1 i . a ,.l.-L.t.A nrAr.mA u- 111 ll a nun.
Hmiml until ordeied lilsuontlnufld, att.1 chorgeil BccorU-
mKiVi ...... .
Uoli?loun and Chanabid ronoe ire.
To Stockholders of Gallipolis, McArthur
& Columbus Railroad.
THE stilisrrlfifrfl totheOapitnl .filbfcb bf tiie
O..Me A t- (! K U. Co., will plousetaVo no
tiro tlmtn 2d Insliillinent of ten fvr cent on
such Storlt snlwribi'd Is required to be pnld to
tlieKeiTHtnrv of the Coinpaiiy. on or 'ocfoi'B the
lstdav of Xlni'idi. niul those not having
paid tho Ill's t installment rnllt'd for, uro 10-iiui'sti-il
to pnv theKnmo promptl.Vi
Uv oi'dt-r of Uw Hoard. .. .
XT. SlltTBER, Sco'y;
. Fohninry 7. lS72-tf
iS(uie of Ohio. Tint'ii OiMiifyc
Michael O'Rorlck, Plaintiff,
n gal list .
Patrlak fVRrlen enul wife, Defendants.
In Vinton Ojuntv Court, of Common Tlens.
Order of Side.
I'ui-Kiiaitt to the eoininimduf an order of wnlo
Issued Inmi theCi'iivt of Coinmnn Plens of Vin
ton Countv, nnd to mo directed ns Sheriff 61
said eomitv. I will offer for sale at the door of
ihi-Court House in the Town of Ik-Arthur,
VlntmV county, Ohio, on
Monday, the 15th Day of April,
H tie Ironrof 1 o'clock P. M. of said day, '
I'ollowiiijt il -uri-ilicd premises, to-wlt:
I n -Lot Number One, (11 In the Town oj
H.imdeii, Vinton County. Ohio. .
Appraised ,it !?ine hundred nndTliirtv-tbrcc
doilnib. !), imd iniiHt bring two-thirds of
Ilia' 8 'ni.
T.'koa us the properly of Patrick O'Brien
II 'id wi'.'e to Kiiiisfv an order of ule In favor of
'J bums of S LK. Cush in hand.
Sheiltt Vintou County.
li.P. nmidv Atfr for Pllitntilf. J
iMai-ih IS" IS72 5w-9
Stnltnf OMn, Vtntan Coitnlj.
Jehiol A. Kclton und Eliza A f alto'i, Pl'ffs,
Joseph W. Rannells, Charlotte Ilsnnnlls, Ho
nierO. .Tones,, lames K. .Imies. Jlordorai B,
Jones, Ci'inu Joncu, and David Warren Jones,
Vinton County Court Common Plons. Order
In pnrsiiancototheiymiiiiand of nn order of
snlu In the above cause tome illreoted from the
Court of Coiiiinon Picas ,of fold county., .and
.'tale of Olilo, und to ino directed its Bherifl' of
Hahl ronntv, I will offer for sale nt public unc
tion, at tho door of the Court House, in the
town of M Arthur, ill tho aforesaid county of
Monday, the 15th Bay" of April, A.
Atthehnurof2o'clock p. If. of said day, the
I'ol.luwing described lands and tenements, to
wit : , -. . . .. .
Out-Lot Number Tlilrly-fonr (31,) and In
I.ots Numbers One Hundred and Twenty-nine
(12!i),()ne Hundred slid Thirty (1,10.) One Hun
dr"it nml ThlrW-ono (131.1 One Hundred and
Thirtv-twi) (1341 Jne Hundred and Thirty,
three! (1-C1.) mid One llnmlred and Thirty-four
(l.'tt 1 all iti tho town of MuArlhar, county of
Vint in, nml Si ni'- ol Ohio.
Apiira si d as follows:
Out hot Number Mat t2,500
Ii'-Lot Nunil'crl'iU ut NI
lii-I,ot Number ViO at 60
lii-I.otNiiinhor 1.11 ut 800
lii-I.ol Numb rlM nt. Ml
lii-l,ot. NuniherlllJ nt...r, 40
In-Lot Number V.ii ut tiO
Ami each of the nbovo described lands and
tenemenls miiBt bring two-thirds of tho ap
praised value respectively.
Commando 1 to be sold In rertnln pnrtltlnn
piooecilint lately iiend lug In I ho Court of Com
mon I'lens In said countv. wherein Jihlel A.
Kellnnand Klimi A. Felion wuro petitioners
and .Insepli W. Kannells and others were du
tuiidants. TF.RU8 Or BALK.
One-third cnsli In hand! ono-lhlrd In one
venr; awl one thlrd In two veil's from tho day
of nile (Inferred pnyiiieiila to bear interest snd
to bo secured bvinorlgagooii the premises sold.
Phcriff of Vinton county.
JTareli 11, 187-2-Rw -18
Notice to Bridge Builders!
OKALEO PEOPOSALSwIII berecclvod nt tlio
kj Amlltor' oltlco, in Me. Arthur, Vinton
county, Ohio, until Iho hum-of2 o'clock P. M.,
Thursday, the 4th day of April, A,
for the bulldliifrof a
One Hundred und Twenty feet long, with Stone
BIG RACCOON' CREEK,
At tlio crnsslngnenr tho residence of the Widow
Hawk In WllkHvlllo township.
The plans mid apcclilcatimis are on (lie for In -siii-eilnn
in the Aiidilor'soOlcs.
Con tractors will bo required to give bond nnd
security to the satisfaction of the Commission
ers for the rnlthliil perlormnnceortlio work,
Tho Commissioners reserve tho right to re
loot nny oi'ilil'lilds.
I)y Older of the Commissioners.
March B. 1873. Auditor V4nton County, O.
INFIRM ATI Y FA JIM.
ArniTiiK's OffiCs, Vinton Co.,
MeAHTHtn. ().. March 8. 1873.
ClF.AT.F.n nroiioHiils will bo received at the
O Auditor's ollloo, In MuArthur, up to 2
o cioclt f. M., on
.Thursday April 4, 1872,
for a farm for the purpose of erecting an Infirm
ary thereon. Hiiid farm to bo situateil within
11 Ve miles Ol nil) i..wn in inu.&i 1.1.111. ishih irtf-
iiosals must glvotho locution and condition of
llirill, IIIO lllll.ii'i ... f..'i.:n iiiiiiui vii.iiTiiiiuii
and mnrihor of. news In tlinbor. tho distance
n'oni jiieriuur, ino vvuoiu iiuiiiuur nines, nuu
pi'M-e per ncrn. ...
The (!oiiiinlssloners resorvo tho right to rcjoet
..-..11 ...i m.i
lly order 01 the Coniinlsslonnm of Vinton
County! W. W. UKLFOKI), ,
Marclt 11, 1572-lw
THE LIBERAL REPUBLICANS DEFINING
THE ANTI-GRANT MOVEMENT
Ex-Governor Cox, Hon. Stanley Matthews,
Hon. Judge Hoadles, Hon. Judge
Stallo and Hon. Judge Brinkerhoff on
the Political Situation.
Letters from the Distinguished
CINCINNATI, January 29, 1872.
Tlie Uudersigned brYe ob
served with. 'pleasure-. (Be call
by a recent Couventi6r, of Lib
ei al Republican of ; Missouri
for a mass Convehtioi! to be
held at the city, of Ciacinnati
on the first Wednead, being
the first tky of Majncxt, to
take Buch nctiou .s llifir .con
victions of duty an'd t.fj public
exigency rbay rtptgar. : .
'""ni ea ! t ily " sy hi patlfi zin g"wi t-TT
the views and piivposts which
have dictated this Call,-the un
dersigned, in behalf of them
selves and 8nch KepubliWis of
this city and vicinity as finite
with them in sentiment, join
in the invitation and uiganpon
all those favoring the po itical
refoVmS proposed as the (bject
of this hiovementj to n teud
J. J). Cox,
J. 13. Stallo.
MANSFIELD, O., Feb. 6, 1872.
Hon. J. B. Stallo, Cincinnati il
My Deak Siu I haveob-
served with pleasure the aird
of Messrs. Cox, Matthews.
Hoadley and yourself, publish
ed in the Commercial of the 3d
inst, Approving the call of he
late Missouri convention, for a
National Mass Convention pf
Liberal Republicans,-at Cincr)
uati, on the 1st of. jfay next.
Being with you in sentiment
and opij-jio'ri, I 'i7;!l endeavor to
be there with you in person.
'It seems to be a foregone
conclusion that Geueial Grant
is to be the nominee of the Re
publican Convention, tp'be
hell .in . Philadelphia, Jtf '., iime
next. Considering the'vastot
ficinl patronage pertaining to
the office of President, md the
manner in which that patron
age has been employed, this
foregone conclusion "is not a
matter of1 wonder, although it
is to me, and I doubt not to
thousands of others, hitherto
members of the .Republican
party, ft matter of deep regret
and dissatisfaction, As for me,
whatever else I may hare been,
I have not been,- nor do' I in
tend to become, trie tdave ,of
any political organization.
Born, so to apeak, a member
of the old Democratic party, I
'.ontinued to act with it until I
thought, and still think,' it had
degenerated in to mere subser
viency to slaYelioIdmp; interests
and aspirations. For this rea
son, and this only, and failing
to hud any indications ot re
formation in this respect, I left
the party thereby, as to my
self, abandoning every pros
pect and hope of political pre
ferment in the future: and
thenceforward I co-operated
with the Freesoil party, until
it was merged, 6n the basis of
its own principles, in the Re
publican party, md .with that
I zealously acted unti
inauguration of General Grant,
and up to the developments of
his personal and political ad
ministration', which are.the
foundation of my objection to
Under a .Republican Gov
ernmertt, attention to politics,
must work througn the me.di
urn of parties. Rut parties are
parties.. They are instrument-
unties not dictators, un no
other ground than this can the
existence of political parties be
ustihed; and the man who nd
he res to a party when it has
ceasea, in ,tne mam, to repre
sent, or has become antagonis
tic to hia own convictions as to
what is inst and wise, aban
ulons alike his freedom and his
duty, and voluntarily assumes
the position of a slave.
As to the' personal adminis
tration of Grant, I do not like
liitt acceptance, prioc to his in
anguration,' of munificent pres
ents trotn men distinguished
for nothirig but their wealth.
and then Appointing those same
men to oillce. I do not like
the shameful and shameless
nepotism;, his , apparently inti
mate and continuous associa
tions vith stockjobbers, his
project tor the purchase of oan
Domingo; his ostracism' of such
men as Sumner, Hoar and Cox,
and the substitution, as his con
fidential, advisers,, of men in
whose ability and political pu
rity, a .discriminating, - public
has far less confidence., I do
not like his official professions'
in favor ot civil service reform
when contrasted with the' fact
that he made the places of - the
only members of Jus ""Cabinet
who seemed to be heartily and
practically in favor of such
reforhl too hot for them; nor
do I like the revelations re
cently madeth'rough the me
dium of a reluctant committee,
as to the character . of the
administration of the New
York Custom House, nor .his
fulsome indorsement of its late'
Nor is the legislative policy
of those who assume to be the
special friends of the President
more acceptable to me. I do
Hot like a tariff of duties on
imports,, which, while it takes
money from one inan's pocket
and puts it into the pocket of
another, brings little or no
revenue into the public treas
ury; and which, while it osten
sibly adds to the wages of some
manufacturing laborers by
means of the increased cost of
living. Nor do I like the ap
parent effort and disposition
toward the assumption by the
General Government of powers
and functions properly appert
aining to the States.
If there , ever was a party
lormea wan an uonesc view to
the realization of a system of
just legislation and purity of
execuitye administration, it was
the Republican party; nnd it
is grinding to the sensibilities
ot those who participated in
its formation to find so many
men wfio had no sympathy with
the principles on which it was
based, but who jumped aboard
of it when they am? f that its
voyage was likely to be a suc
cessful one, now assuming both
the office of captain and the
responsible labors of the helms
man. The disruption of long-
iccustoined political associa
tions is always painful, and it
was not tor such results as we
now see that such men as Todd
and Bi'ough, among the dead,
and Matthews and lloadly,
and thousands of others, among
the living, stepped out of the
ranks of old nlliliations and fell
into fine with the cohorts of
The great battle against
slaveholding domination and
rebeHiou having been fought
and won, and the fruits of vic
tory ingrafted into the .Na
tional Constitution; we have
leisure to' consider other ques
tions less vital doubtless, but
still of immense importance to
the public interests; and the
people of the United States can
never afford to abdicate their
own sovereignty in favor of nny
sort of self constituted leaders.
Believe me, dear shy very
truly yours. . .
Mr. Allen W. Thurman, son
of Senator Thurman, has had
to have one of his hands ampu
tated in consequence of inju
ries received while feeding a
corn-cutting machine 6u his
farm in Madison county.
One hundred dollars fine nnd
six month's imprisonment is
the sentence of a Chicago
Alderman for proposing to
receive a bribe. That's the
difference between an Alder
man and a Presisdent. If
Grant received six" month's
imprisonment, for every bribe
he receives, be would remain
in prison five hundred years, if
he was to live that long.
Interest was manifested in two
suits under the State, liquor
lavv, before Esquire Kichols
and , a jury, at Portsmouth,
Ohio, the latter part February.
A Mrs. Hardin prosecuted two
saloon-keepers for three hund
red dollars each for selling her
husband licjuor. . In one case
she was awarded one hundred
arid eighty-six dollars, and in
the other sixty-five dollars.'
The city of Washington, un
der the corrupt I'eign of the'
ring of scoundrels who operate
under this shadow of Grant, is
reduced to abject wretchedness.
Frauds have beeu perpetrated
which shame the palmiest days
of Tammany. A comnvittee of
twenty-five eminent citiaens has
been appointed to wait upon
Congress and beg for a modifi
cation of the District Govern
ment all because Giant stand
by and protects the thieves who
divide with him.
Grant has iust three bund
red davs remaining in which
to serve I113 family as President.
ij.hu ui tiiuii wiiitt lie win
devote to re electing himself.
nnd the other half to scraping
togother his plunder, prepara
tory to leaving his free board
Fifty-six laud grant bills
are now pending it Congress,
twenty-six be'ing in the House.
The total number of acres em
braced in the' garhts is consider
ably over two hundred millious.
or a grater area than Ohio, Iu
diana, Illinois, Michigan, Wis
consin and Iowa combined.
The Ohio river rises in wes
tern New York, and joins the
Mississippi at Cairo, Illinois,
n the shores of Missouri.
When considered the Ohio is
1,200 miles in length, -and passes
through, or borders on eight
States, but its great tributaries,
the Cumberland and the Ten
nesseec pass, through two other
States, so, that in point of fact,
ten btates are traversed by the
Ohio and its tributaries. These
ten States contain nearly half
the population of the United
States. But deducting that
part of those States not inter
ested directly in the naviga
tion of the Ohio, there yei re
mains eight millions of people
The land-crrabbers are hard
at work in Washington, eud-
eavoring to gobble up what is
left ot the public' lands ht for
settlement; lue benate, a
few days ago, passed the grant
to the St. Croix and. Bayfield
road, over which Procter
Knott made the country laugh
in derision a year ago. It is
now working its way through
. i tt i t n i
tne iiouse, DacKecr. oy a power
ful rinr rebresentinrr the
combined interests of the land
grabbers. General Boynton,
correspondent of Cincinnati
Gazette, says, in a late' letter
that the land-grabbing bills
introduced in Congress up to
the middle of February will
cover two hundred and twenty
five millions of acres, or 351,
000 square miles. He then
adds these significant figures
A ' ... e
by way of comparison; "Uino
has 39,80-i square miles or sec
tion?, Indiana 33,809, Michi
gan 50,234, Illinois 55,405,
Iowa 50,814, Wisconsin 53,
924, Kentucky 37,600. Total
or 24,000 square miles less than
the area granted by the bills
which were pending two weeks
A Charleston paper in giv
ing an account of a debate in
the Legislature of South Car
olina, says: Tuckei;, a dark
member of one of the Houses,
arose the other day and" said
on the State debt: Gent'men,
how is we goiu' to pay this
ithingr Don't the members
say we are barnkrupt V Howkcn
a bankrupt pay a debt? Say?
I say this. I say that every
man in this chamber and out
side of itv ia a counterfeit!?'
An Extraordinary Suit.
An extiuordiriary case was
lately brotfght by one Bartho
lomew. 0. Calviu against Mr.
Boutwall, .Secretary; of , tlie
Treasury ,to recover $2,000,000,
alleged damages for nonfulfill
ment of contract. The plain
tiff sets forth in his. complaint."
which he. seems to have. drawn
up himself, that he had, ascer
tain financial, scheme which he
had devised, and . which he
offered to the Secretary of the
Treasury in June, 18G9. This'
scheme had eigljteen points; all
of which are duly set forth irf
the" complaint. By it3 opera-'
tion a stop was to be put oh all
gold gambling; it waV to sate
td the mercantile .coranaunit
sjxty millions annually, to ex
tend the national cbinro'erCe td
the same amount, increase the
Customs' duties twenty fivfij
millions, save one hundred and
forty millions, by paying duties!
in gold instead of currencr?
and cause an annual saving to'
the individual public, in thq
! t .1 . 11 e s .
price or ineiraany ioou, equal
to twenty-five cents on the dol
lar daily, or an. annual, saving
to whole population collective-'
ly of $3,935,000,000 yearly, or
nearly once ana a halt the na
tional debt. In addition td
theie triflinpr items of the
scheme, there are numerous
others in-relation to contrac-?
tion of the currency, national
banks, srold deposits, etc. This
scheme the Complainant offered
to the secretary of the Jreas
ury, and the latter,it is alleged,
took it. and after full examina
tion of all its provisions, told
the complainant that he would
pay him the value of ii, and
give him a place of trust; in the
Treasury Department. All the
sales of gold, and the buying
ot bonds, the reduction ot taxe',
and the raising of loans, by tha
Secretary, the complainant
alleges, were the results of his
scheme; yet, notwithstanding
this, the secretary haa "refused
to pay him anything, or give
him the promised place," nnd,
therefore, he brings suit against
him for $2,000,000 damages.
The case was brought in tho
State Supreme Court, but re-
moveu to me unueu etntes
Circuit Court, as the co inn lain-
aut was a resident of this State.
It appeared,- however, that Gal-'
vin is a resident of Canada,
and a subiect of Great Britain.-
and that he only camfi to Jvew
York to prosecute this suit.
On this showing, Blatchford,
yesterda)', rendered a decision
remanding the cao back to'tlio
State Courts, where District
Attorney Davis will answer in
behalt ot Mr. iJoutwell.
A Mean Cuss.
Miles W. Vance of Findlay,
has established a mean cuss,
by ta'kiffg the Democrat for
about five years without pay
ing for it, ftud when we dun
ned him, refused to take the'
paper from tho post-oflice'.-
This we care nothing a'btfuf,
but he fails' to respond, to our
gentle reminder of the" amount
due, and b now indebted to us
in the sum of !) 23 at our ad
vance subscription rates. We
can afford to lose the amount,
but we' propose to warn the
public of d man who would be
guilty of 60 mean ft trick.
"Forewarned is forearmed."
The talk about moving the
Zaleski , Shops to this city
causes the towns of Bougler
und Ynnkee to indulge in many
improvements and divers spec
ulations. Much' building will
undoubtedly be engaged in
thereaway tins summer.
. The Republican papers call
Tweed a' th.ef, and think he
ought not to take hU 'seat in
the Senate of NW fork
because be is so called. If tho
same doctrine was applied to
members ofCougress, tho Re
publican majority in thatbody
wouhtdwincti- d'ownto nothing.-
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