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V0L.IV--NU17. M'CONNELSVILLE, OHIO, JAN. 7, 1870. ' $2.00 A YEAR.
On Monday last, the Lcgtolaluro
of Ohio completed its organization
electing the following offlcorB :
Skkati Eno T. Hall, republican,
of Muskingum county, Clerk j B. F.
Hnrlbart, Democrat, of Delaware,
First Assistant Clerk ; Goorgo W.
Johnson, of Jackson, Second Assist
ant Clork ; Benjamin Churchill,
Democrat, of Hamilton, was elected
Bergeant-at-Arms over Jamos A.
Adair, Republican, of Morgan j and
John F. Jerome, of Stark, and Jo?-
pb Gulrovillor, of Hancock, were
elected Assistant Screen nt-at-Armn.
Hottbb Mr. Cunningham,
IJoformer, of Hamilton, wbh clcclod
Speaker; Amos Lnjman, of Frank
lin, Domocrat, was elected Clerk j
J. F. Webster, of Trio, Republican,
and David Thomas, of Brown, Dem
ocrat, were elected Assistant Clerks;
A.Keelor, of Hamilton, was elec
ted Scrgcant-at-Ai rri ; Mr. Perry,
of Fairfield, and S. C. Kerr, of Jef
ferson, were clectod Assistant Scr
"Smiler" Colfax V. P.
lie has built himsolf up liltlo by
little until bis pedestal is as solid
and enduring as granite or brasH.
He bas boen ever so careful of his
ways, and considerate of a moral
public's prejudices that bo in im
pregnable. I remember hearing
that once, hon Gonora' Garfield
entered bis district . to assist in
a closely contcstod cloetion, Un
christian statesman mingled with
the crowd that listened to Garfield's
speech, and after in close ho com
plimented bis friend on tho effort.
"Bui," bo id, confidentially, "I
observed, Garfield, that you wonr
some gold studs in your shirt bos-
som. Now, you know It la a small
thing, of esters e ; but the people
havo prejudices we must rot-poet.
I always woar common born, and
they like it."
Is not Hub beautiful 7 Here in n
man of tbo people ! Donn Piatt,
A Bright Trait in Mr. Stanton's
Whatever faults Mr. Star.tm may
have had, thero is ono trait in his
character, made public since his
death, which should and will go far
towards romovlng the feoiing of
preju-lieo existing against him, and
that is his poBitivo refusal to bo
placed under obligations to any ono
by recoiving presents in money.
The New York Sun says :
Few persons outeido the circle of
Mr. Stanton's most intimnto friends
are aware of the fact that a propo
sition was made soon after bis ro
tiremont from office to givo hiraa
purse of 1100,000. The project was
conceived by wealthy morchants at
a private dinner party in this city,
and tbo full amount was raisod on
the spot. Tho next question wes
bow to indnce Mr. 8tanton to accept
the gift. Judge Tierrepont wns de
puted to execute the delicate mis
sion. llo accordingly went to 'Wash
ington, no first broached the sub
ject to Mrs. Stanton, who replied
thatsho did nol believe her bus
band would recoivo the present,
Mrs. Stantoti said that sho would
mention it to him on tho Gist fav
orable opporlunity. Mr. Stanton
was Id tho next room and probably
overheard the conversation. Judge
Tierrepoat then went to eo him.
no was sitting as an invalid in his
'ne received me," said Judge
Fierrepont, "with his old, kind
emilo, and although very fooblo,
mado an attempt to rise and fchako
hands. I conversed with him on
different subjects, but I did rot
make any allusion to our project oi
presenting him with a purso. Fi
nally I arose to take my loavo.
was just about to open the door,
whon be said :
"l'iorropont, come buck ; I havo
something to say you."
I returned. Having taken n seat
by his side, he gonlly laid bis hand
ujon my shoulder, and, looking mo
straight in the fuco, feelingly suid
"1 bavo a'waya regarded you as
my friend, Fierrepont. i ou are go
mg away now, ana l may nevor
see you again. I am, as you soe up
on a bed ot sickness, from which
may never rise. I want you to uo
ma a favor. When you go back to
New York tell my friends thero
and elsewhere not to raise any mo
ney or other gills for mo, for i
most refuBo them all. They liuve
My thanks for thoir kind intentions,
but I can never, and will never ac
cept a cent as a gift from evon my
I promised to comply with his re
qnent," continued Mr. Flerropont,
"nud the result was tha' tho project
Tho fact that Mr. Stanton, unliko
roosl of his associates, retired from
office in very moderate circumstan
ces, sods to tho merits or hieerofus
Grant Wants a Second Term.
One of tho editors of tho Ohio
Ststo Journal (Howard) is at the
city of Washinytor., and writes (Do-
ember 10th ) to his paper as fol
'I suppoco I may stalefacts with
out comment, favorablo or unfavor
able and escape suspicion of a con
cealed motive in tho premises. In
a conversation to day with one of
tho Judges of the Supremo Court of
tho Unilod States, who enjoys In a
high degree his persona! confidenco
and friendehip, President Grant
mado known that it was his earnest
wish and desire to enjoy a socond
term in the office of Chief Magistrate
of tho Republic. This comes from
no ocondary source but from a
party to tho conversation. It may
be of iiitorcst to add that the gen
tleman by whom this fact is com
mr.TMcr.ted bclievoa that Clint
will be given a second term altho'
the leading mon of tho Republican
party may havo a preference for
somo one else. Ho thinks that par
tv loaders rr politicians enn no
longer control Presidential nominn
tions, and instances tho caso of tho
nomination of Lincoln in 18C1
without a single member ol Con-
cress in bis favor, nnd tho case of
Grant, in lRfiS, who was nominated
by a spontaneous movement f the
people. If Grunt was nominated
onco ' against the wish of political
leaders, why can bo not ho again ?
Upon ah of which wo havo no com
ment to mnko until 187L
THE MONEY POWER OF THE
The moneyed powor of tho coun
try lm9 afsumcd frightful dimen
sions ss against tho interests of tho
laboring cluflses. Thirty-five yearn
ago, in tho days of President Jack
son, a National Bank, with its cap
ital of thiitv-fivo miliioiiB of dollars,
was considered so formidablo to
popular lilorty thut it was put
down by tho voice of tho pooplo.
Now wo have sovonteen hundred
National Baoka, with a capital of
three hundred millions of dollars
Affiliated with them nro thrco
hundred thousand bondholders,
who represent two thousand mil
lions of bondtt. They have, a'so,
their five hundred millions ofcapi
tal invostod in manufacturing priv
ileges in New htigland, which are
sustained by rroleotiye bonuses
from tho National Treasury. To
these r.ro joined tho great railroad
corporations not now only tho Po
cifio with its sixty millions of dol
lars' aid from the Treasury, and its
cost of branch roads but such
great corporations as the New York
end Erie, New York Central and
Pennsylvania Central, which jointly
control a capital of two hundred
million of dollars.
Of tho power of corruption and
intimidation possessed by theso
irreat afrcreations of monoy, it is
iiselosH aud unneoessary to speak
Wo havo for years soon them in our
cloctions and our primary meetings
We have seen thorn in the legisla
tion of tho country. Exchange.
If tho votiorublo philosopher, Mr
Groelev, who is ono of the best and
purest mon the Jjoru evor set awk
wardly on end, were more choico in
his language, und not to point it
too tino less protano, what a shin
ninr licht bo would bo. It is true
thut Mr. Groelov's swearing, liko
Parson Moody's prayers, as Sena
tor Wade is said to bavo remurkod
means nothing. But shocks many
weak but woll-moaning neoplo who
roaa the Tribuno with their iuuies
Mr. Groeloy is not himself aware of
the wido popularity at the West
for instance of his journal. One of
tho bost fumily newspaper ever
published, known to the world as
tho Maek-a -Cheek Press, was com
netod out of existence by tho Woek
ly Tribune. And 1 am rominded,
in this connection, of an anecdoto
related by the late Tom Corwin :
A ilportour was traveling thro'
the Wortlorn Reserve, giving awuy
Bibles. Tbey were oi the same eort
so stranpely rejoctod by tho School
Board. lie encountered a tall, slab-
sided, knock-kr.eed Yankee ".n that
heavon-bound Reserve, and offered
him a Bible.
"Wall, 1,0," .atd the roan, "'I gness
I don't want It."
The pious distributor of a cheap
print that would destroy any one's
eyes to attempt its reading, pressed
the book upon' bis customer. He
wished to present it, and at lust
said that ho would leave it and re
turn in a week. Ii the man still
declined, be wonld then take it
back. At the end of tho time spec
ified bo made bis appearance and
askod the Christian bow bo liked
"Wall, I declare, there's a deal of
good readin' in it," was the re
sponse, "but I've subscribed for the
Weekly Tribuno, you seo, an there
is readin' enough in it for my fam
ily. Dnnn Piatt in the Cincinna
COUNTY. LOCAL & GLEANINGS.
BY A REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR.
In all probability, on New Yoar's
Eve, whilo the more devout and
Christian-like people were worship.
ing, in view of the advent of the
Now Year 1870, in one portion of
our '-littlo city," in another section
an altogether different scsno was
being enacted a "row" was in the
courso of ''vigorous prosecution.
Thoeonibatantn, doubtless, confron
ted each other with glaring eyos
and clenched fists, and not only op
tical organs were bedimmed with
claret, and blaekenod, causing tho
possessor thereof to appear as if he
was in favor of the "Filteonth A
nicndnient," but sash, irrespective
of glass, atoned for-unrohnting an
ger and unsubdued wrath, until, by
the application of a four pound
weight, ono of- the combatants was
roduccd to an undangcrons condi
tion so th numbor of contusions
and tho amount of Mack eyes they
oaeh sustained will suffice to attest
as to tho cnercy and earnestness
manifested in tlo"fout." As we do
not profess to keep run of such un
necessary transactions, any further
saying on tho subject is neediest
oil ly, wo do enter our protest against
such occurrences, and hope that
thero will, honcefoward, bo n re
currence of the same.
The individual, who, on New Year
lay, paid hisrerpocts to'Jim Crow,'
whose podostnu! foundation is a box
npou which are charaetots announ
cing that Cochran Bros, manufac
ture Cigars within that house, on
Center street, should, heroaftor, be
cautious how he partakes too cop
iously of strong potations. He wan
ted to know if 'Jim' was tho coming
enfranchised "man" under the Fifs
teenth Amendment ; but, ss 'Jim's'
feelings remained intact, and no re
ply could be dieted from him, our
hero concluded that "Mistub Crow"
had already partaken of that "man
hood" and "porcposity" which at
taches to tho enfranchisement of a
"cullid piissen," and remarked :
"Ho thinks hisself very big j accor
din' to tho present Legislature, he'il
find bissolf mistaken, and will have
to wait anothor thousand yoarafor
that glorious day forotoldl" We
learn, furthor, that our hero hails
from the School District in which
our friend of the Herald was form
rely school teacher, and under
whose rod and rule, our hero says,
bo "larnt mor'n be ever did onder
enny otbur master speeholly how
too spcl." Sdcth I
" 'Tis True, 'Tis Pittt, Fury
'lis, "lis True" that We had not
tho plcaguro of witnessing tho dra
matical rendition, not long since.
In connection with which, however,
we are forced to record a very re
markable instance of foresight :
We were on tho cvo of writing an
apology, ou gilt edgo and highly
perfumed note paper, to tho "man.
agoment," stating sundry reasons
for our non-appearance (that is, in
case they, the "management," sent
us an "Admit tho Bearer froo-gra
tis-for-nothlng,") among the "au
jenoe" on this occasion ; but, owing
to the kocn powors to anticipate, of
the "management," they took the
hint and didn't send na a "comph
mentary." Well, wo Bhall inatigato
no imbroglio for this "loo ready' to
accommodate ; but would rather
that our "swcot Bcentud" noto of do
clination had boon received. As
to whotlier Willie "Waterloe" Pyle
cut up high or low, pleased or dis
gusted tho audience, we are uoablo
to iy. Vive la Skeleton !
The enow-Blorm, on last Sunday,
was, wo suppose, a general thing
at least, it lasted here from mo.rn
ing till lato at night. It "anew" and
it "blow," ar.d it "fussed" and it
''foatherod" over all tho land snow
flnkos, sft rlnon In places, that pe
destrians wero oblifd to take the
"nigh" cut around the mary enow
drifts that lay meanderingly on our
pavements. Th' tss a western
snow storai, and it f)u1 pur-tle tho
"oldest nhftb!tstf't"Vniima a seve
rer one. We would not be surpris
ed to hear an o'er true tale of woe,
wafted from tho West, of snow-bo-so'ged
trains, and any amount of
Buffering among the people.
Brothib Brown, ofthc Zanesvillo
Times, says that tho good pcoplo of
Hopewell township, in that'conntr,
concluded, recently, to havo a chaso,
and, accordingly, purchased a deer
from the park of John Yamer, Esq ,
of the aforesaid township. When
tho day come, thero was quito a
company gathored in, but no dogs
with them, and so the chase did not
go off. Brother B., why didn't somo
one of the company chase the 'boun
ding stag' any how? IIo would
have mot with as good success as
d'.d a man hero once, who was out
squirreling ; a fox came prancing
by, and ho conclndod as it was such
a pretty littlo thing, ho would set
his gun down and catch it I He af
tcrwards told that ho chased Tt
round a forty-acre tract of land
fourteen time, and swore "JTc'd lie
dnrnrA if 1 could catch the brute "
All that is wanting is tho "vim,
and yon can have a chaso without
DrniNa tho progress of tho boll
days, a grocer, ol our town, suspen
ded before Ins door, a fine, fat tur
key, to tautulizo tho appetite of tho
passers-by ; he went to tho door to
seo how his turkey was doing, but
lo ! it had fie 1 nnd lis lor.e were
probably picked, ero that, by the
ruthless hand that plucked it from
the post. We snpposo bo consoled
himself by singing:
"John , .felin, Juhn, tlie gmy jtoono ! gonn,
Anil the Inx it air for hi rtin I"
a want of
stranger treats mo with
proper respect," said a philosophic
poor man, "I comfort myself with
tho reflection that it is not myself
that he slights, but my shabby
coat and hut, which, to sy the
truth, bas no particular claim to
admiration. Po, if mj' hat nrd
coat chooso to fret about it, let them,
it Is nothing to mo."
On last Friday night, tho Old
Year drooped near his tomb, and, at
about the twelfth bourof the clock
midnight, Old Time, the unerring,
consigned him to the dead past.-
How much joy and bow much sor
row thore is in store for us poor
mortals, in tho Now Year, O who
can tell ? In the language of
Western orator, lot us exclaim, " We
hope, not much, if any "
Little Bovs, Bio Bors, and am,
Sortb of Dots, Cite Ear ! In the
town of Somerset, in our neighbor
County of Terry, aa tho evening
hack arrived thore from Zanesvillo
two boys, aged renpoctively 13 and
10 years, picked up a paokagH, and
upon examination, it was found to
contain bank liotcs. A strange
was a passenger in tho hack, and
was heard to inrpuro of tho drivar
"what about that monoy ?" The
man, bomg a Jittlo "tipsoy" ot the
time of alighting from tho hack, tin
suspectingly let fall his money, and
after awhile, the two boys, named
Drogoo and Elder, found it. They
presonled tho packago, which was
identified by the stranger as being
his property. The packago contain
od 1)2,801). Verily, wo suy unto you
that not all the honest boys aro
dead vol nor all tho fools, who
are bo heodless with their "cash."
Jjoaic. "Mind, John, if you go
out in the yard, you will wish you
had staved in the house."
"Well, if I stay in tho bouse,
will wish I was in the yard so
whero'a the diiforonco, dad ?"
J6T Senator Pratt, of Indiana,
announces his intontion to resign
his seat in the United States Senate
because ho feels he is not fit for the
place. II every Kadical unfit to bo
u Senator, should resign, there
would be u clear Democratio maj
ority in that body, as largo as the
numbor of Democratio Senutors.
' Unredeemable Bonds Vagabond.
"Spirit of the Age"-Whiky.
BY A REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR. Miscellaneous.
CARRIER BOY'S ADDRESS
TO THE PATRONS OF
JANUARY 1, 1870.
Tbi:i fonjs of the Seasons, descriptive
ft oiu your CARHlEIt BOY, Is sub
mitted to you ;
Then read its content, so amusing
nnd clear, -
And with it, I wish you a HAITY
NEW YEAR I
Delightful Reason Spring,
All nature stnrts to me,
And nil creation seems engaged
In vegolativo strifo.
The fields of verdant prsss,
And boHUtitnl will llmtrors,
The whent, that stood tho winters
Displays it living powers.
The plnnts, ef every kind.
t forth their Micis and uoitom;
The diifl'odil nnd snow-drops white,
Spring up through gen ml showers.
Thecattloon tho hills
Are crnzinii day and night,
And flock of sheep nnd pretty Inmbs,
They frollck with delight.
Th rntkling poultry tribe,
Their ecus nliuiulntitly Iny,
And furtiiidi us n good supply
l or uso on Lnster-tliiy.
The cows n rieh supply
or milk and butter yield,
And crenm nnd cheese to est
At ench successive meal.
Tho bird hegin to pnir,
And cheer u with tlicir songs,
Inspired with vi;or and new life,
1 heir joyful note prolong.
I.et men with birds rejoice,
With cheerful voices sing,
To Him who give nil rmture life,
In tins sweet season Spring.
Bright shines the orb of day,
itli Ins rctuli'oDt rays
Matures the rieh und growing crop,
III light and hent (iisplnys.
The fruit maturing font,
reach, amile, iiliim nnd pear.
Vegetable of every kind,
Abundtintly we share.
The flowers of various kind
Send forth a rieh perfume,
Tlio lovely rose und beauteous pink,
In all their irlory nioom.
The husbandman starts forth
To cut the ripened wheat,
Th laborious task performs,
Much oppressed with hcut.
He loud his team with grain,
And stueka it in the field,
When threshed in the machine
KxpecU a plenteous yield.
He cuts the fragrant hay,
Convey to stack or barn,
Supplied through wintor months
With plenty on hi farm.
Sweet i our daily bread,
Obtained by honest toil j
Lnbor bring the wealth,
Hall springs from the soil.
The industrious, busy bees,
Are fleet upon thawing,
Culling tho sweet from every flower,
Their store of honey bring.
Tho laborious little nnts,
Liko bees in summer season,
Lav up thoir winter store,
Led by instinct, not by reason.
A lesson we may learn
From nil the insect tribe,
All through the plenteous months
For wintor to provide.
If from indolenco or sloth
We provide not for our wants,
Mora senseless mm', we be and blind
Than those poor creeping ant.
Let grntitudo arise
To Him that rules on high,
Who sends the summer grain and fruit
Iu plentiful supply.
The wnrm and sultry days
Of Summer now are past,
Tho nutunimil crop secured
From mildew, rot and blunt.
Tho treos aro loaded down,
reach, npido. plum and pear,
Those tine, delicious fruits,
So wholcsomo, rich and rare.
flrent crops of yellow corn,
To tivd poultry und beast;
Hogs, horses, bullock, sheep,
For market are bent East.
Early and lnte potatoes,
Hose, noHhunuock, nnd peach-blow j
No vegetable no wholesome,
Of ull the kind that grow.
Turnips, parsnips, and beets,
Onions, cabbage, piwnpkina, aquash
Willi parsley, thyme and SHge,
For snusuge, soup or hash.
Fat turkeys, ohiekens, geeso,
Rabbit, pfiHHums, duck and quail,
With cider plenty, rich, nnd sweet,
Our spirits to regale.
Buekwheat, and rye, and corn,
When ground wo mix and bake,
Then with butter, fresh and sweet,
We saturate our batUr-eukes. ,
Thick hang the clustering grape,
In bunches sweet and tiue,
Catajvby, Hamburg, Concord,
All make dulioiout wine.
Cold, dreary winter comes,
Willi pelting hail and frost,
All nnture seems to feci the shock,
And is by tempests tossed.
Loud blows the howling wind,
Deep drifted U the snow,
And d( isolation widely spread
In every place we go.
I The rivers, stiff with ice,
Suspend nil nnvipvion,
And railroad curs, bloeksd up with
Create a deep sensation.
The trains are all obstructed,
All inside frozen cold,
And many her.rts nro wrung wi'h grief,
When the sad tnlo is told.
The xhip Hint plow tho main,
With fearful tempests tossed,
Aredn'hed on quicksand and rocks,
And nil on hoard arc lost.
Wo sympnthie witli all,
The poor, both young and old,
In sipinlid poverty nnd want,
Exposed to winter' cold.
No fire to keep them warm,
No shelter from the cold.
With furnishing hunger sndly 'press'd,
Is sick ning to behold.
The piercing winter's b'nsts,
Are littlo felt by those,
Who live in affluence nnd ease,
On downy bed repose.
All those who wealth posse,
Who food and clothes enn sparo,
O, mnlto the wretched, snll'ering poor,
The objects of your core.
What we pive 1 tho por
Wi lend to thn Most Mich,
He'll prorpcr. bless and keep us here,
And suvu when wo die.
WINTER. Ante-Mortem Obituaries.
Tl.o enterprise of journalists re
cently, in preparing obituaries, has
furnished a tlumo for no littlo fun
in some quarters, and has been the
cause of many gravo sneedntoB. It
is related of ono editor that bo bad
nn elaborate sketch ol ueneral
Wool prepared eevoral years since,
but having minlaid it in tho mean
time, whilo tho old hero existed,
could not find it when it was need
ed, and a serious amount of lnbor
ami research was entailed in pre
paring another article. It eeoms,
however, that the English journaU
ists havo exceeded ours in this mat-
tir. Indeed, it is likely that the
fuln of a British obituarist mny in
cludo the necessity of preparing bis
own epitaph before that of many a
notability, whom ho bas obituariz
od, ih published. This is raid to
hnvo boon tho case with a biogra
pher of Lord Brougham, who wrote
an article chronicling the death ot
that nobleman "ycatcrday," almost
ciL'htcen yoars belnro tho event
and twolvo years before his own.
Wbon.sixyears after his own death,
that of Lord Brougham occurred,
another hand tooK down tho yel
lowed manuscript from its dusty
pigeon holo and complotod it.
What morals wore drawn from
this ? But in tho case of Lord Der
by a hotter story is told. In the of
fice of the London Daily Star a bi
ography of tho deceased nobleman
had boen In typo for sixteen crsev.
enteeti months. Tho paper died
lourleon days boforo the carl. A
"gay and festive" former attache of
the jNcw xork lieralu, who was a
graduate of Union Colloge, wrote,
in 1801, it long and elaborate skotch
of tho Bov. Dr. Noll, the venerablo
president of that institution, for
which tho "managing editor" of
thntentorprming journal gavebim
a hundred dollars down, auu con
tracted to trivo bim another hun
dred when the subject of the onto
mortem article should depart this
life. Dr. Nott did not die until
January 29, 1800. During this in
riorvnl of fivo j-ears botwocn tho
writincj of his eulogistio obituary
by his former pupil and the doctor
death, the writer, liko most report
era became quite "hard up,' and
was wont to remark that "Old Nott
clung to life with fearful tenacity.
IIo told mo when be gave me tho
facts contained in my skotch of bis
life and character that he could not
live a year, which is tho only ho
ever knew him to tall : but such is
rny luck, you know I"
Mark Twain bad a groat aud
ience here. It would not be fair to
steal from bis general slock of stor
ios, which answer in all parts of tho
country, but he can hardly havo
any use olsowbere for bis story a
bout "docking" cmployoos, which
ho told for the benulit of tho Treas
ury -Department, According to
Murk, u minor engaged by a large
and woalthy company in Califor
nia, while churging a blast, and in
tho act of tupping it exploded, and
whilo clinging to bis drill was car
ried up and up, till from tho sizo of
a man he dwindled tn appoaraniu
to that of a monkey, then to a chic
ken, filially a bumble beo, and then
disappeared. Shortly after ho bo.
gan to return, and passod mvorsoly
through tho same sizos till at
length ho struck upon tho identical
spot he had loft, still clinging to his
drill, and raising it without an in
stant's delay, began another bole.
Said Mark : ' My hearers, this man
was absent only fifteen minutes,
and would you bclievo it, that com.
puny docked bim ?" Boynton
Oaeotto, Wash. Cor.
For the Conservative.
Mb. EDiTon:Tho buffoon of the
Herald, whono capacity for lying,
and tendency thereto, have been so
well demonstrated In bis attacks
upon the Morgan County AgricoU
tnral Society for some time, past,
again renews his taisenoous in last
week' issuo of that . delectable
sheet, in commenting on tbo Treas
urer's Heport of the Society for the
year 18T.3. It is his. misfortune to
havo a verv limilod Knowledge of
the s?ion-o cf accounts, or, porhaps,
he mijrht not havo made himself
appear quite as ridiculous ns ho
has by somo of his misreprcscnta.1
tions and misconstructions of thct
Beport, which ho rclcrs to with so
much self satisfaction, nnd which
he now thinks has demdished tho
stronghold of the Secretary against
his evil-disposed ' tongue. It is a
pit' to dcpnvo this miserable, de
luded youth of his "sweet morsel,"
but tho "truth must be told, though
tho Heavens fall."
His statcmont that ,:t'.icy (tho
Society) are obliged to draw tho
S200 00, allowed them by the Leg
islature for tho yonr 1870, to pay
their indebtedness oft he year 18C0,"
is bb falso as his general itatemer.ts
of tho op orations of the
foeicty Imvo bcretofors beon.
Tho Focie'3' bavo not yet drawn
their allownnso of fI00 00 for
which, when paid, will relievo them
of all indebtedness, andlcavoa nice
balanco ti begin tho present year
with. Their allowance is never
drawn in advance, and not until
aftor the close of tbo year and a
report oi tho ope'otions of this So
ciety for the j'cnr is made to tho
Stato Hoard of Agriculture This
will bo done on the &th inst., after
which time tho Society will again
be in funds. The ollowanco for
1870 cannot bo drawn until after
the closo of that yoar. Tho Secre
tary nevor assorted that tho Society
was "able to pay its dolts at all
times," as this maliclons slanderer
represents. In one year 1808
out of the four years thai be bus
served as Sccrotary, tho Society
was unable to moot its obligations
by reason of important improve
ment upon tho Grounds, but they
have all been canceled during tho
present year, and the Society, ly
faithful and Judicious management.
is ready to meet all its obligation!,
and eommonco tM now year with
a balanco in its Treasury.
What bettor exhibit of tho flnan.
ccs ot tho Society, would this poor,
pitiful, pusillanimous specimen of
humanity want than this Report of
the Treasurer, showirg that not
only is the Society able lo pay all
its promiums and expenses of tho
yoar 18G!), but also paid in addition
thoreto fll- 4.s unpaid premiums oi
18G8, and 8-113 08 borrowed morroy
and Interost; that, too, tn tho only
year when tho Horald oflico didn't
get to fleece tho Society in the way
of Job Printing. 025 6l paid out
by the Society, over and above the
oxponnes of 18G9, for tho indebted
ness of tho year 18G8, is quite a nice
sum, and iWJ per cent of the enUro
rocaipts of tiio yoar 1809, and Bhows
a fair financial status, and reasona
bly good management of tho same,
tho lying assertions of the theatri
cal aspirant and mountebank of th
Herald to tbo contrary rotwith.
Ttio statement this bar-room
hanger-on makes of a proposition
tho "Secretary has made to furnish
tho Premium List froo the subse
quent yoar," rpon certain condi
tions, is ns fulso as his debased
mind could conceivo, hnd in keeps
ing with bis erroneous statements
of "largest schools," 'insutHciency
of our now school bouse," "ex-bher-iff
Murduck'g nunnor of ejecting a
poriion from tho Court house," and
hundredo of other willful misstate
ments for which he has boen bro'ght
to account during tho short period
his slang and school-boy effusions
huve appeared in the Herald.
Uowovcr, my experience as Secre
tary of tho Morgan County Agri
cultural Society lina enabled mo to)
doviso a plan wheroby the Premium
List car. bo furnished gratuitously
to the Society, iu much bettor form,
and froelrom the typographical er
rors it has heretofore been subject
to in thut office under this wise-o
ore's management, reaching a grea
lor number ot rcadors, and giving
better satisfaction, and saving to tho
Society every year the $00 00 here
toforo to tho Herald for publishing
tho samo. This proposition I have
nover made to the. Board in any
form, but am ready to do bo at Ita
next meeting, wbethor or not, they
desire mo to coutinuo us Secretary
of the Sooioty for the year 1870.;
SEC. MORGAN CO., AG, SOCIETY.
December 31, 1869.