Search America's historic newspapers pages from - or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities external link and the Library of Congress. Learn more
title: 'The Conservative. (M'connelsville, Ohio) 1866-1871, December 10, 1869, Image 1',
meta: 'News about Chronicling America - RSS Feed',
Image provided by: Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH
All ways to connect
Inspector General |
External Link Disclaimer |
A. IIOMIC 3?-A.I3EIl Dovoted to Politics, New,?, Home Interests, Miscellany, fcc.
T. .A. Kelly,
VOL. IV-NO. 13.
M'CONNEI-SVILLE, OHIO. DEO. 10, 18G9.:
$2.00 A YEAR.
blisses - H. & E.
inn in, ii litv.
Swan s-D o w n
. U .'- . . . j i
. .. HAND GLASSES,
. . PERFUMERY.
Largest assortment of tho best and
cheapest Bonnets and Hats, ol Silks,
Velvet, and all varieties, ever in
Fancy Hose for Mimm, Breakfast
and Arap fcSbuwIs, Felt and Linen
Skirts, new style of Hair Kelts,
Old Ladies' Dross Caps, Furn, In
flint's Saques of scurlot and wbito,
liluo aad wbito, and whit vario
lar an J a general assortment of
Toys mid FANCY GOODS.
Duo. 10-2 y.
f 6 m m.
- v . -
WALTIIAM WATCH Ed,
Gold and Silver
Pearl and Ruhy
French C locks,
, COFFEE TJRNS, ,
. CAKE STANDS,
Goblets, Cups, Vases, Roquet Hold
era, Card Cuses, Pen Knives, Soup
Ladles, Oyster Ladles, and Kuives,
Forks, Spoons, &o. . .
gab. Largest assortment, ever op
ened in the market. Call and see
for yourselves. Remember that it
Is our greatest pleasuie to 6I10W
GOODS. . . . , - .
'IT. 3. VINCENT & BRO.
Dee, 10 3w.
GOODS ! !
in rich & elegant
the largest, finest, and cheapest as
sortment ever brought to town.
AND HAIR BItUSHES,
COMBS AND POCKET
BOOKS, HYMN BOOKS,
POCKET AND FAMILY
PICTUBE FRAMES AND
WRITING DESKS, AND
CARD CASES, PORTFO
LIOS, SCRAP BOOKS,
UIUHHU PEIfCILS, AND
Many other goods, making their
stock the roost complete troin which
to seleot presonts for the Holidays.
EvnrvbodV Is requested to call and
oxaiuine our aoleotions. No trou-
ble to show goods.
(Ml St HIS
And In order to give pltasnro to
those around you, it will be neces
sary to supply yourself with a few
articles In tho wa3' of
for your friends, and for the infor
mation of tho render, we wonld mty
lhatwe know of no place where you
can hnd more or n variety or
. THAN AT
Thcro you find presents for tho lit
tie ones, in tho greatest profusion
ns cheap us the cheapest. ElcgHnt
and nsot'ul urticlcs of bmuiy tind
merit for tho older ones, and, in
short, something to please every
body. Taking the Slock ol
TO YS ! !
and present with a full assortment
of the finest
NUTS, RASINS. TOYS, DATE.-?,
CANNED FRUITS, AND NO
TIONS of every description, it is
the bost placo w know of to pre
pare for the coming of
U Santa Clans.
A Sensible Girl and How She
Got a Husband.
Some writer tells this story: Twenty
years ago, a young man who had paid
Httentioii to a bright, sweet girl for a
longtime without making any thing
that was even second couoin to a pro
poial, was startled one evening by the
question, "Itobert, do you want to mar
ry me?" He tried to evade the point
by asking why she put such a question
to nim. "Because, If yeu do not want
tomairy mo you mutt stop coming to
see me. No mocking bird around the
red-breast:s nest, you know." Hobert
took the bint, and with a cool good
iiijjht he walked homo. What should
he care for a girl so rude as that? Good
company as her's elsewhere, lie
would join the club next dy. fie
tried to sleep, but oouldn't. lie did
not quite like the turn things had ta
ken. The figure plugued him. If he
was a mocking-bird, who was the red1
breast that ho was keeping sway from
Mich a imnuerf "At any rate, one
thing is certain, Edna is smart and she
is pretty," he said to himself, "and
ho means business." The next morn'
ing Robert went to the countingroom
It was a long duy. Business had drag'
ged.' Every body was pre-occupied
hurried, cross, lie wax glad to go
home, only It wasn't home. He took
a book, but found himself trying to
read coals in the grate and figures on
the wall instead of the pug. He threw
liirrfMt on the lounco, but it was
dreadfully dull. Ho stood it for sirhil
snd then put on bis hat snd walked
down to the Widow Craigio's. JI
stepped up to the door ss usual, but
Edna was engaged. He asked to have
her called- It seemed a month before
she eame down. At lust she appeared
He arose from his seat and met bar in
ihe middle of the room and said, "Ed.
na, I have como hero to-night on bui-
ncss. I am tired of being your mock
ing-bird and want to be your redbreast;
will you be my wife?" "When do you
say?" said Edna, sufl'used with blushes.
"Soon as I can make a nest," llobert
replied. "I believe both the red
breasu join in building the nest,'' said
Edna, "and I want to do my part."
This was twenty yesrs ago. To-day
one of the handsomest mansions in
one of ouroities is the nest of a wedded
pair whose life has been as sweet as a
bird's song, and whose hearts, like
their affections, are as young as ever,
There is a great deal more in putting
a littl straightforward business at the
beginning of life than is generally sup
posod.. . r
te world of the capital, dressed In
....... ty utul. tn Rati.Io
.amber, to' listen to him whenever
a spoke. Clay was every body's pet.
No man has ever dad such adulation
Ince. No man has every got habltu.'strod
ally such brilliant and splendid
enovs lor nut orating m no. mesa
. . ....
were days of grand debate, when the
pros bad not gained no much rc'.ige,
before oratory bid f ive vrsy in Con-
grew to the reporters. There were tio
1 n lU. .1. m 1 1 . .. n .nil ,-nn . r I j 1 1 1
not prick an orntor, liks a buhle, with
itty ssreaam. CIhv never dimp-
pointed. lie would not hate daicd.
But he dared things no other man
then and now would dnre. At the endl
of abrllisjntpsge he wouia p.u.s
deliberately anil wolk nix stops serous
thailetoirobeitJ. Walker, nat.iri
box; and taking a pinch gracefully be
tween hi finger and thumb, retusn to
Mi desk, nnd put it with ineflUo dis
tinetit'ii to his nostrils, the wholo au
dience was ready to burst into ap
plause- With any other man Unit
would hsv been ridiculous Clay
mnde it sublime.
THE PRESIOENT'S MESSAGE.
Next wcok, wa will lay Grant's
Mesaogo in full boforo our readers.
Tno following editorial not'n o ut it
nppenrod In tho Cincinnati I'nq i!-
Tho mcssnge opns with an ex
Iraordinary flight of specnd-caglc-
lain, which rends though it wan
borrowed from aomo old Fourth of
Julv oration. 'It ta followod by
remarks eulogising tho Iccon-
attuclion policy of Congress, w4iicb
is the most impudently and enor
mously fuUo of anything wo have
ever seen asserted dd that subject.
His moro Important suggestions
are all distinguished by great so
dncity, and by consumate igno
ranee and disregard of the Consti
tution. Having a largo amount of
bonds himself, he recommends their
payment, principal and interest, in
gold. He recommends a renewal
of tho incomo tax for three year
at three por cent.
Ho virtually proposes to turn
Uoorgiu out of the Union after she
hns beon admitted under tho re
construction laws, because some
negro members were unseated in
the Legislature of that State He
commends the negroes, and de
clares thuy aro making rapid pre
gress in learning.
Ths currency and taxation ques.
tion ho seeks to dodge by recom
mending that they bo postponed
until next Congress.
The Tenure -of ofllco Law, which
was passed for tbo pa-pose of cha
fing Andrew Johnson, he finds
chafes him, and thoreforo asks for
This Congress refused lo do at
Its lust session, and it now remains
to be seen if they will accodo to his
He advises the making of closer
alliances on the part of the United
States with the Kepublics on this
Continent. This would bo an ex
cellont opportunily to become In
volved ir. their differences and
As to the Alabiimu cli!nis, ho
hopes the timo mny v.n arrivo
when negotiations may be reopened
with a probability of reaching
satisfactory result; and, on the
qcostion of a new commercial trea
ty with Canada, ho arrives at the
astounding concluaon that "no
oitisoo ot tho Unilud Siatos would
bo benofitted by reciprocity."
Taking tho document ns a wholo,
it is bitterly partisan, nnd entirely
devoted to cho interests of the ne
gro lovers and the bondholders.
A bot fisleen years of ago has
been recently confined in the Maes
achusotta Lunatic Asylum at Wor
coslor. Tho diseaco was caused by
essive labor. The boy, about
two yoars ago, begun to work at an
extensive wire fuclory, and daring
that timo labored regularly, eleven
hours a day, and every alternate
week, eleven houre at night.
Having got protty well through
with tno woes of the "down-trod-doo
African," would it not be at
well for theaontimontal JnumaniU
rians of Now England to look into
the condition of the oppressed and
poverty-stricken white bond slaves
of tho mill masters at tboir own
Telling Stories Out of School.
mit ardently to have kept'
MVa T.ivtitinii of f'.htrAirn bnt
. . , " ., . I
cnawnjiions, was re...7 M,
lttl Cleve,and JConv.n
t on. Bus) let a cat out, of me oag,
that a great many would have de
j illustrat.ni? tho Very.,,.
xCollrnt efTects which would follow I
female suOrngo in the promotion of .
cause ot tumpuranco and tho,
election fl sober men to Olflro, sho
' remarked that Uurini'
the war she
haJ business with t.ovenor IATKh,
the then Jiepolican Chief Magi-
trale ofilllinois, and now one oflho
r;njort states Senators. Ho eoold
r . f . . .. r.,. ', .
me hu . ,,tknfun .j U
Iictior saloon, and what rollowod we
glvo In ilia. Livcrmoro'e own lan
guage as reported at time :
' He (the buckmnn) wont in and
found th. Uovenor, bat told Mrs
I.lvermore thut she must go in, for
he could not' come oat. Sho went
in and there, bclnnJ the green
screen, that too mnny persons
might not eco him, sho found the
Governor of the great State of Illi
nois, all in a heap, dead drunk.
"At another stage sho needed the
signature of another officer at the
scat of war, and could not find him
le'-nuso he was off on one of his
tprcc. Afterward we made that
man President of the United States."
.Now, we do not deny that these
are spicy little incidents; but, thon,
is Mrs Livormore justified In tell
ing tliciit wben they will sorely
hurt tho f-tclingit of tho pore and
virtuous men who votod for Yates
and Grant? Another thing we
would say to tho lady: If we are
so unfortunate as to elect drunken
United States S-'nntors and Piesi-
dents. why publish tho fuel to the
Tnt latost abomination inflicted
upon suffering humanity by Boston
ts a new lecturing nuisance, known
among men aa the Bar. Rowi.axd
Cowen. The strong point of this
poripatetippoddlnr of Boston notions
is a contempiious and slanderous
manner of speaking women.
"When the ncirro waa freed," he
stid in a recent lecture, "it was a
raittur of surprise to Abolitionists
that he was found lo be such a no
torious liar. This Is tho caso of
women with rnon. Women are not
as truthful as men. Snoer at it if
you wish, I know that it is true.
Lying is one of the weapons of the
weak against the strong. I have
watched yoong women lie with
clearness and calmness, and a
straightforwardness impossible in a
young man or the ssme age." A
few faint hisses greeted tho slan
derer at this point, bat and tbe
fact shows to how low a grade of
civilization the Boston mind has
boon oduculed down ho was per
mitted to finish bis tirade and de
part in peace. In the rudest Til
Inge of the Far West tho native
chivalry of the peoplo would have
secured the libelous scoundrel a
ducking in tho nearest horse-pond
R CPHRSENTATI V OARFIILD, of
Ohio, is disposod to be far more
Bolf-sacriflcing than was Artbxcs
during the war. Tbo Chairman on
Banks und Currency is willing to
immolate hirr.solf for the country's
good. He is reported as declaring
that if the present Congress had
the proper spunk tho Republican
members would say : "Well, we aro
in power for at least a year and a
half. Jniiinir that timo we will
provide for resuming specie pay1
ments, and thus put the business of
tho country on u stnblo basis. Wo
may not bo sent back propably we
will not but we will Immolate our.
selves for tno country's good. '
Now, ibere is something hiroio in
that; but we apptohend tbcro aro
few politicians who possess tho
pluck to take such a leap. Bui,
then, why not be sent back ? Be
causo the resumption of specie pay
ments would bring disaster to tho
people, who would feel-more like'
hanging their Congressmen than
re-electing thorn. No doubtful
cause will justify self sacrifice ; we
thoreforo advise Congressman Gar
fif.ld and hi. eproio-reuumptioa
coadjutors not to be too rash, or sot
their coulter too deep, for their is
chance ot their being under the in
fluense of defective judgments. .
Atr unusual quantity ot snow foil
in Idaho and Montana last week. .
of tr.nsf.rrJn. to the fr. list.
number of articles, concerning which
th. public do not rare whether the tar
ths iff" be one or one hundred ber cent,
This they intond as a sop to t'crborws'
The Ways and Means Committee
havetxenin session for some days on
the revision of the tariff, and snmn of
the fruits of their labors have Wen
ptiMihed. The idea Wasto.bead oil'
the free trade movement so rapidly
becoming popular in the Went; nnd
tliaw liav. alAil i n t V. . ..mi. ...... .wt !
re:l"y convil., th.-nnelvo with the
tlMt IIio poop to will int know
tho difference between a real onU f
pretended swindle which has robbed
them so long.
Tm: negro g;rl, ilalinda Morgan.,
who commit U d the fiendish offense.
short timo since, of burning to
death tho infant child of Mr Henry
Creasy, Bedford County, Virginia,
was tried by the County Court, on
Saturday lust, found guilty of mur
der in the first degree, and scntenco'I
to be hung. This was onooflbo
most diabolical crimes ever perpe
trated. In tho ahsonco of tbo fami
ly soe plated tbe child on the firo
and held it there until it was so
badly burnt as to caoso its death.
Wonder if some buroaa.ot nogro
worsbipors will nolcoilbera mar-
Tni Alabama Legislature has
passed a bill which takes away a
part of the city charter of Mobile,
and constitutes tbo Lieotonvnt Gov
ernor, the Speaker of tbe House of
Representatives and the Attorney
Goneral (all Rabical) a Board of
Commissioners, with power to ap
point a Mayor and Alderman, who
shall exercise plenary, executive,
legislative and municipal authority.
W. n. KELLY, M. D.
Slav ne fonnd at bis ultioe on
THE MOITII-WEST iOll.CR
Public Square, k
At all tunes, when not absent on Trofsn-
ton. I business.
Bept. tl, tSSB-tr.
Adams fc Kalil r
hsv. . w.ll selrrteii slock of Prv Goods,
Ortwsrics, qusoniwsre, Boots sail 6 Lost, Ao.,
OBSATtr RED VCED TJt CX3
STOIE Jort!rm Conn ef Ccotrr aad
April IS ly. -
liobrfc L. Morris.
dealer in msebanie's Tools, Fsrm Imp)-
Disnts, Builrting Materials, Bb.lf llsrd
ware, Cordage, Houts Furuishiog Ooeds,
TJX AS J SHEET I SOX WAXS
Opposite lb Court llout,
1 1 C 1 1 1 L f 1 1 1 , Oaio.
P08 T HOUSE
FRANK JKFFEKS - frojiriclor.
Every accommodation afforded puests,
and tbe stubling may bo con
sidered tho best.'
Ol VE THEM A OA I. T..
w T N la -
INSURANCE COMPT, HARTFORD.
July 1. 1809.
CASH AS. ffo.3o2.532.iKS
'Ttv their (Villi y know thmii."
I.OftHKS l'AID IS FIFTY TKAllS,
835. a Q 1.4 8 5. 3 7.!
FIRE AND INLAND NAVIGA
ee:rTKB t st
KS FAVOUBA LE RATES AND
As ar eor.sistpnt with solvenrr au.l rtliu
bl iMilemuil v.
J. A. KELLY, AGKxr.
Oct 29, '09. McConnelsvillo, O.
SCHOOL BOOKS IN LARGE
stock and grnt varioty at tho
WB HAVE NOW IS BTOCK LAKU1
;iwiititiusrall ths tkhool Books n..l
I. lb it locality, with nw sud fr.ih sdiii-
liont almost daily srriviuf . Otir aim is to
kejt verylhina; on hsud nsrdcd in nu
lla, an. w sik in pttronss. ol tu pnblni
in susiaiains a Srti lst Uuuk Slurs.
Ws hsv lb best grade of
Ink, 1111 l'esja, Penboldera,
MrlllusT I'apsri, Copy Uttok.,
SlMtet), 1'esiclla, Chalk (rsfaat,
and other Goods utsd I. Schools. aa4 at
' All Books 4 I. tow. and aonntry
Schools always on ba and (fl'orts mad lo
aeoomiiisdaU all purchasers with Uoods
mketbor tu stock or not.
All olbar Goods atually ksj't in Book
tors eoD.tanily n bsnd.
Com. and m us.
6epl. , lt.