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Terew?Two Dollar* a Year In Advance, or FlTe Youn 80. a SO. W. WflWt, Editor. Point Pleasant. West Va.! THURSDAY, AI'RIL 22, 1875. Preparing for lIuMlo. There nrc two interesting processes: say? the Mountain Herald, going on in our State at this moment, both j tending to tho same object. One is* a carefully and intelligently jilunne<l, scheme of the Republican minority to secure the overthrow of the Dem-1 ocratic ascendancy in the State; the ' other, singular to say, is a coursc of; action pursued by the Democratic majority, as if in cordial concurrence in it, and calculated to promote it.? There aro two nominally organized) political parties in West Virginia?a Democratic majority and a Republi can minority; and there is also an unorganized but powerful element of Farmers or Grangers, made up of both Democrats anil Republican.", which will act no one knows how. These are the elements out of which the Republican minority are attempting to extract the defeat of their antagon ist in the next State election. Tlicy do not propose to beat their antagon ist directly; they rather propose to let them beat themselves by such ngoncics and influences as the ma jority in the legislature most gener ously supplied. The nomination of u strict Republican ticket, met with the nomination of a strict Democrat ic ticket, would be a light in which tho compact Republican minority would be defeated by the compact -Democratic majority, the unorganized farmers voting with the old parties. There is no great necessity for a local Republican triumph in West Virgin la; and the occasion may wisely be improved for effectitg an object next in importance to it?the defeat of the Democracy by some other party. The Republicans, therefore, it is argued, ought to stand aside and let the farmers grapple the Democracy; the admitted extravagance and blun ders of the present adjourned session furnishing the issues, and the farmers being supported by the whole Repub lican vote. Of course,'this is passivism pure and simple, nnd it is the highest tri umph that the principle ever achiev ed, tlmt this recognition and approv al of it, come from those who so de risively hooted at it four years ago. In 1870, the disfranchised Democrat ic minority successfully used the weapon to overthrow the Republican power; in 1870 the Republican mi nority propose to use it to overthrow the Democracy. Uoth parties, there fore, know tho power of the weapon ?the Democracy, because they con quered with it; the Republicans, be muse they were conqucrcil by it. The Repubjican Isadora understand the situation thoroughly, which is more than can be said of their antag onist.' The Republican leaders base their confident estimate of success on on imagined dissatisfaction of the Democratic masses with the result of four years Democratic rule. They calculate that if this feeling be al lowed the full and unrestrained exer cise which the withdrawal of the Republican party would insure, it will carry enough Democrats over to the farmers ticket to leave the De mocracy in a minority, and inflict a humiliating defeat. This calculation is worthy the serious consideration of the Democratic majority in the legislature, who seem strangely un conscious of the vast deal they have dono to verify it. The Democratic leaders content themselves with the reflection that West Virginia is a Democratic State, without looking any further. West Virginia is, in deed a Democratic State, but on con ditions. The Democratic coherency has been seriously impaired within the last year by causes, for some of whieli the State administration is, and for some which it is not respon sible. Wo do not stop here to dissect this, to ascertain how much or how little there is in it, but these matters ore worthy of consideration if we would retain Democratic supremacy in the State. A sjiechil to the Cincinnati Com mercial from Huntington, April 14th, pays, Governor Jacob will not regard tho injunction against removing the Capital to Wheeling, recently award ed byJudgo Ward. Unless hechangcs his mind before the 20th of May, the time when the removal bill takes eftnet, be will get himself into jail for oontempt, in which case the mer it* of the injunction matter will be tested on a writ of haltrtii eorjm, The United States Supreme Court, his decided that money temporarily borrowed by a banker in tho course of business Ma* not taxable as capital. .NecuUir Fkliool*. Tlie trustees and^eprefentatives of the Catholic parochial schools in New York City nave held one confer ence with a committee of the Board <if Education, at which, it is under stood, they submitted their proposi tion*, hut what they are the public does not vet know, tlie parties having resolved upon privacy lor the prencnt. "If the Catholics propose to take a part of the school fund for the sup-, itort of schools in which their relig-i Ion is taught, or if they oflfer any plan j of evasion," says the Chrirtian Union,; "they may as well understand, first as last, that the Board of Education cannot yield to their wishes; hut if, in gocxl faith; they will surrender their schools to the exclusive care of the Board, und agree that no religious instruction shall he given in them! in school hours, we are willing to go: as far in other respects as we can to gratify them: Public opinion among Protectants is fast tending to an agreement that the schools shall he completelysccularlizcd. Chvrrh and Sl/ile, ono of the weightiest of the Episcopal journals, well says: "We have long felt that the controversy must result, finally, in making the State schools, so far as sup]>ortcd liy the State, entirely and exclusively secular. This would place the re sponsibility of religious instruction upon the diflerent religious bodies, where it properly belongs." The same journal, nowevorr, proceeds to make a suggestion about which there will doubtless be some differences of opinion: "In order to carry this out so as to meet the wants and difficul ties of all concerned, and as a recog nition by the State of the importance of some religious education, we do not see why a day might not be set apart for religious education in the public schools, and any religious body be allowed, at its own expense, to give instruction to such children as might be confided to its care."? 11 '/iic/ imj Stu ndaril. Went Virginia. How shall we, and what means shall we use to build up this nev State? Thcscquestionsarc propound ed a thousand times a day by men of public spirit, but the way does not seem to oc open. Politics alone can not answer the interrogatories. Pol itics have their places in tho machi nery of a nation or State, but alone, they are impotent for good. Some times it is a source of positive evil, more especially when it seeks the personal aggrandizement of politi cians, to the sacriiicc of the public gpod. If every political party was gov erned by a desire to devclope and give efficiency to material interests, and foster with care and vigilance every moral element of the State, we might look for advance. Prosperity we cannot have until the people shall learn that submission to the. high claims of true morality is the only road to permanent success, either in national or individual character.? One leading element in that system, is the use and improvement of our gifts and our resources. These are bestowed upon man for tho mutual benefit of all. He who locks and bars his means against the demands of the industrious and energetic, violates great moral principles. He who throws it upon the surface, where it may be used to bring out tho unde veloped wealth of a people, becomes a public benefactor. if our State would be rich, and bid defiance to poverty, hunger and suf fering, the people must invite the working industries of other places to come to us, and make it to their in terest to come, by offering the best inducements.?l'arkrrtburg Item. Humors of European fl'iir. Hearing in mind that all newspa pers in Germany arc under a strict surveillance, and that the journals of the capitol areoblidged to be especi ally careful in their treatment of the public affairs, the following from the Berlin /W, a ministerial organ, is in the highest degree significant: "Recent events unfortunately ren der it probable that the present French assembly, fearing there will lie a Republican majority in the next assembly disposed to peace, arc anx ious to precipitate a war of revenge under tne dangerous auspices of Mar shal MeMahon and the Orleans princes; while the strong body of roy alist deputies will he placed in posi tion to profit by the restoration of the monarchy. War accordingly is com ing although the clouds gathering 011 the horizon may yet be dispersed.? The Austrian Conservatives are en deavoring to oust Andrassy from the cabinet with a view of participating in coining events. The greater part of the upper classes in Italy are ready to join any ally a?ainst Germany, considering her anti-papal attitude hostile to Italian interest. Yet it is by no means certain that France will be aide to procure an Austro-Italian alliance just now. If her endeavors fail the war will probably bo delayed, but things have reached a pass where the Gorman people should bo better acquainted with tho relations of the the situation. It is time to awake the slumberors." Another State Aiundons I'nomui TioN.?From present indications pro hibitory liquor laws will soon lie things of the past. Massachusetts is now added to the list of the States which have abandoned prohibition and adopted stringent liconso laws. Amongst the provisions of the Mas sachusetts law is 0110 that no sale or 1 delivery of liquor shall be made to a person Known to bo a drunkard, or to an intoxicated person, or to a mi ; nor, and anothei^tlint in case of dam I ago done by an intoxicated person | the liquor dealer is made liable, and he is iurthor subjected to damages I should lie persist in selling liquor to 1 a person habitually liable to mtoxi ' cation, after warning from a husband, wife, child guardian or employer. THE <T\Ti;\-\HI,. Governor J-oob'- I Ciiaiu.kstos, March 31,lfc>i ? Leaving out the patriotic spirit hiaCentennial to exhibit the min-| eral resources of this infant State makes that event a matter of consid erable concern and still greater?in terest here. To develop theeegreat resources in the grand problem, the solution of which agitates the minds of all West Virginia patriot:s and statesmen, consequently the eager ness with which they embrace the golden opportunity afforded bv the Centennial of 187o is strikingly ob SC Inference to this matter a re porter of the Herald caUed ?I?n Gov ernor Jacob to ascertain his Views. The Governor was found at Ins resi dcnce, seated near a bright coal fire, in the quiet enjoyment of a pipe, the fragrant wreaths of smoke testifying Mint the weed lie used was a product of the sacred soil of the Mother State. In reply to various inquiries he said that though ho ftrongly fnvored tht great aims and objects of theCcnten ninl, he had made no reference to it in bib last annual message to tliWCg irfature, which body he was glad to state was about to pass a law ap pointing three commissioners, whose duty it will be to sec thatWes \ r ginia is properly represented at the "Ifon'Tli. Boteler, of this State, a former member of the Lnited Mates Congress, is oneoftlie Vice;Presidents j of the Centennial, and nsheisngrca personal friend of the Goyernor, lu' will have the moral aid anil support of the Executive in allhc undertakesin its behalf. "Individually, said the Governor, in explanation of hi- 1> <iti?n, "I strongly favor tlie < enten ninl; but I deem it prow and polit e , not to advise the Legis aturo on subject, but rather to let that bod) act for itself. I wish the State rep re-ented, but I think the legislative branch of the government should con trul the matter. An appropriation fully adequate to the means and 1-Lncial standing of the Sta e ? , he made, to insure a first class repre sentation." The Governor addid that West Virginia would make a show that would surprise even tho great iron and coal State?1 cnn. \ 1 vania.-Cor. N- 1. Herald. ('onntiug lUe Public Money. The retirement of Mr. Spinner as Treasurer of tho United States, will make it neccessarv t<> count all tht "old and currency ofevcry dcnoniin.i tion in that ollicc. so that his succes sor may start fairly with an exalt knowledge of the amount of the money for which he will be held re-. Heretofore, it has been the custom to call in some banker or well-known citizen to witness this proceeding, while the subordiate* actually count ed the coin and notes, sometimes l>> weight, or average, or packages ac cepted to contain a given sum. Now the case is wholly ditlerent, and Mr. New will personally superintend the whole operation, both for his own satisfaction and for the safety of Ills bondsmen. ... f The counting, therefore, mil ?ot ho a formality by any means, but a "rigid and thorough examination, such as has not been know for years. Whatever may be the result, it can not be concealed; because the coming Treasurer has an interest for his own protection in disclosing the facts, and the country is entitled to the mfor m There may be discrepancies or de falcations, because they have hap iK'ned before under Mr. Sinner more than once, and Congress indemnified him against harm for lie robberies bv bis chosen ami most confidential clerks. But as the office is to be over hauled in every part, it is only fair to withhold any opinion on the fcub 1 ject until the result of the investiga 1 tion is known, i # * * * ?* * Of course there must come a day of settlement for all these things, when the whole truth will he told, no mat ter whom it may hurt. That balan ces have been forced at the Treasury; that the books exhibit the marks of manipulation; that immense frauds have ocen perpetrated; that interest is now paid on forged bonds; and that large sums of money have been stolen, is and long lias been an open ferret. And it may be doubted, with all the power of the next House of Repre sentatives to investigate, whether the actual condition of the Treasury in its various branches and vast operations, can be developed nt the next session of Congress, with the utmost energy and disposition to push such inquiry to the fullest ex tent practicable. Possession of tho department itself, with access to ci'cry ornee, and will ing bands to aid the work, seems to be indispensable to success. Experts | of tho highest character, too, will be j I explored by which the concealing j process has been carried on, as well as tho frauds committed under it. I Whenever this is dono fully and j honestly, the public may prepare for agenuino sensation.?N, V. Sun. At a meeting on the loth inst., of the Committee on investigation ap , pointed at a recent meeting of the [officers of tho Grand Army of the Ro | public, it was decided in addition to I issuing general invitations to Con federate soldiers and sailors, that special invitations should bo sent to prominent Confederate officers, and that they should be requested to at tend the approaching army reunion at Chicago. If Beechor could forget his con scientious scruples about swearing on j tho Bible when in the Grand Jury (room, he might have forgotten them ! about something else whon alone with' Mrs. Tilton.?Cinrinnnlli Ewpiirtr. From tvji interesting article in the Cincinnati Enquirer, wo reproduce the following concluding sentences, which are worthy of serious reflect tion on the part of those who think: Once morethe cycle of time has brought uh to the famous drcinnial figure that has so conspicuously-illus trated our history. Wo have now to settle something which, in the de gree oj-interest it awakens, is not in ferior to anything ever agitated on : the American Continent: Are we to j be a Republic or an Empire? Dis guise it as we will, that is the prob lem. Grunt inn is IVsarism. It is nothing less. We are called upon to say whether we will pass from the era of Cicero to that of Augustus? from a country ruled by the ballot to one under the"subjection of the bay onet. If this is to be the upshot of all the sacrifices made for American liberty, the9 it would have been far. better if they had never been given. Better that ivc should have remain ed in iHjlitical connection with the mother country of Great Britain, and shared the freedom which she enjoys there, than'to hand over our destines to a military.usurper, who would be the parent of a long line of such of whom wo rwid in the "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.."' There is daligotof this?great and immi nent danger. I*t us prepare to j meet it in.the spirit of our ancestors j of u hundred or two hundred years | ago. Let the watch-fires of liberty j be kindled in overv valley?let them blaze from every hilltop,'and shine resplendent from the mountain peaks, a beacon to the country beyond. Let i no efforts be omitted to'strengthen the party which is opposed to Cicsarism, and whose motto is "Down with the I would-be Dictator and the overthrow I of his bayonets." Tho Democracy appreciate the dangerous character lot the man in the White House, who has given every indication that he is one of those degenerate characters who figure in the pages of the immor tal work of Gibbon. The fight with Grant comes off in this and the Cen tennial year of our independence; and if the third term, which means Empire, is to win, the period of our ! greatest glory will bo associated with ' the period of our eternal degradation. LtihoriiiK Meu. It is an easy matter to see thai the j laboring man?and he is generally the poor man?is the most'useful man in the community, and conse quently the men to whom we should give protection of law iiiul due en couragement. The construction of public anil private improvements, the tilling of the soil, everything that requires physical labor, is what goes to make up what is called mate rial wealth, and material wealth is the foundation of social elevation. But society once elevated, kicks atj the ladder on which it has climbed up round by round and snubs the very pilHnvs upon which it. repose's. In vic.? of,this tendency of things, there is nothing so powerful to reme dy this evil as an universal educa tion. Whenever a boy is educated, he is sure to demand and receive that recognition at the hands of soci ety and his fellows that his merits demand.?Portamouth (llobe. The Secretary of Internal Revenue, on appeal by druggists of Boston, has decided that officinal standard med icines prepared according to formu las of authorized medical books, and labeled simply with the name of the article and nunc of the compounder, arc exempt from stamp tax; but if put up in style similar to patent medicine?, they are liable to tax, un less there also be printed on the label the formula and reference to the med ical books where such formula is found. Un-oflicial medicines are li able to tax unless the label contains the exact formula by which they are prepared, and also a renunciation of all claim to proprietorship in com pounding the same. James Sheridan, a brakeman on the Cleveland and Pittsburgh -Hail road, was instantly killed at the Federal street crossing in Allegheny on the loth inst. lie lost hisfooting and fell under the wheels, and the train passed over him, mangling his body in a terrible manner. The de ceased was about thirty years of age itnd unmhrried. Ni:w, li.wi.upAi) Jlov-K.MKNT.?Mr. Hatch, of Mew York, a well known railroad man, is in Louisville in the interests of the Chesapeake it Ohio road. If is proposod by Mr. Hatch to attempt a connection between the said roau and the Louisville Short Line, by an extension from Mount Sterling, Kentucky, to Huntington, West Virginia. Richmond, Va., proposes to give 81,000,000 toward the cntrrprise. The creditors of the Short Line had a secret meeting, at which Mr. Hatch stated his proposit ions. Nothing in detail is known as yet of what the creditors have desir ed to do.?Enijuirer. The Capital removal question should never be mentioned in ]h<H tics. The men who voted for Jacobs are the last in the world who should raise such a cry: "Vote for Jacob and save the Capital!" Anil he did save it with a vengeance! Fie on such stuff Those who voted for him, against the regular Democratic nom inee, calling themselves, at the same time, Democrats, expecting favors at his hands, and wero most miserably deceived, should hold still for the pre sent.? Greenbrier Indejtendenl. The Radicals are in a stupor and a rage by turns because of the results of the Connecticut elections. It has completely disconcortcd them. BT.lt? SEWS. I We arc informed that there-h'tt onr citv quite u large number ef old and young men?rho*dwht iMhel cruel sport of chicken trhts, choosinu various places out ot the JZofthe police ind other preserv ers of the peace; and spending hours and hours in looking ?n."n'^'!(j^ inn the- death struggles of fowls lot Uhjsc against each other in a temiw W arena they secure in various nh'ces. if our information is true, J 1 we arc not surprised that our library and similar associations are shunned | by men who seem to thirst rather for degrading bloody spectacles, than for the ide va^ing influences of moral and instructive lectures, essays, mus e, anil other means of refinement. Pi i.# IcerAurg Tiwti. From tlie Weston Democrat, wc see that Lewis county Ims givenamajor ity of 50(1 in a total vote of 1,WH.tor a narrow gauge railroad, froni \\cs ton t<> tap the Baltimore and Ohio. This decisive inajc.vify W'ks as ifour Lewis friends were widoavukcto enterprise, and strongly in fuvor of such internal Improvements, as ?'|J develop their material resource.. 1 lis upon such works as these^ that West Virginia dcpciulsfor abr liant future and a prosperity which will 1 make iicr one of the wealthiest btates of the Union. The subscription \o 1 ted for was for $50,000, the name of t),e pro)H.s,xl road is the W estun and West Fork railroad, and its object \o point is the l'arkcrsburg Branch at or near Clarksburg. S\n Accident?A Boy Kai.En.-i As sad an event as wc have lately been called upon to chronicle octnr redon yesterday (Thursday) after noon. Mr. Elmus Hamilton, who re sides just outside the corporate limits, has some very tin, sheep on Ins farm which have teen troubled by dogs of late making it necessary to watch them closelv. Yesterday afternoon Joseph, a son about fifteen years J. age, took a shot gun and repaired to the field containing tho flock to watch and shoot any dog thatShoudapi..ar Joseph was just out of sight ofthU house, and about 3 o clock tbe report ,,f the eun was heard, hut nothing was thought then more than hat a doc had been killed, or at least sho i at. The usual supper time came and I Joseph did not return, when search I was made in the direction whence the report of the gun came; arrived I at the spot, sad to say there lay thi I boy speechless and unconscious, ba\ 1 ing lain there in the rain and chilly lair from tlie hour the reiiort of tlie gun was heard till six u clock. 1lie?; whole charge of shot had enteicd the . right temple- directly between the I eve and ear, making a ghastly wound. I The sufferer was carried to his home and Dr. Lazzell called, who examined and dressed the wound, from which j the brain was oozing. 1 he shot could not be extracted, lie died on the next morning altout 10 o clock. H,?f Yipjiniun. Su.k of Bi-ooi>i:i> Stock.?At the ! Vuiuliver sale of horses and blooded stock, on Thursday, prices were rcal ized ranging from S-10 to 880 for cows, I S100 for a three year old tliorough I bred bull; two year old heifers at j to 840. A good, well broke harness I horse, showing considerable trotting speed, brought 811)2; the stallion. Kcntuekv chief, brought 8200; some fair work horses,in thin order, brought from 8(H) to $80; a three vcaroldinule sold at $82. llav sold extra well, bringing about 820 per ton in the stack. The thoroughbred Durham eows and bull sold entirely too low. Our people do not seem to attach much importance to blood, which ac counts, in a great measure, for the short prices. Dull times and scarcity of money, however, exercise an influ ence in every branch of trade and commerce.?hf>per 1 ribunc. Tim Asyu m.?At the meeting of the Board of Director.", to which we referred last week, it was ordered that the unfinished section shouidbe pushed on to completion as soon as possible. The completion of this section will accommodate about 70 now patients; and it is thought will clear the jails of insane persons for two years to conic. The Hoard also ordered considerable necessary repairs to be made; and the continuation of the large sewer,?which has been such a source of annoyance to the Hospital and to the citizens of this place?to the West Fork River. The Hoard, composed almost entirely of new members, after having thorough ly examined the building, the con dition of the patients, the cost of maiutai nance, ifcc., reportod that they were in every respect fullv satisfied; and highly pleased with the efficiency, humanity and good government displayed by the oflbers of the institution, in their manage ment of the patients, and in the eco nomical and faithful manner in which the financial concerns of the Hospital were administered.?Demo crat. Dkatu of Anothkr Oi.d Citizen.? One by one they are passing a way. On Tliursdav evening last, our old and much beloved friend and neigh bor, John Wetzel, quietly passed away and crossed over the river, full i of years and rich with honors, lie I had been a great sufferer, but bore his a mictions with patience, lie is now i resting from his labors, lie was a faithful and constant member of the >1. E. Church, South, and died with out a known cnoniy in the world. Ho was aged about <8 yoars, and was the oldest member of tno Masonic or der in this section, anil, perhaps, the oldest in the State.?Greenbrier Ititle jxndcnt. Hon. James II. Miller, of Gauloy Bridge, wo regret to hear, is threat ened with general dropsy, He had about recovered front the effects of the accident on the railroad by which ho had his bin joint broken several weeks ago. This second allliction will not, we trust, prove asseViousas has boon apprehended: Pi'tom-EH W'ATrn Factory k West Va.?Wc uhdeNtfnd thut u number of capitalist* are in correspondence with parties in Charleston with a view to leasing the building now oc cupied ;ui the capUol for a watch fac tory. So that it is more than proba ble" that^ in n short time tho late "jterinanen t seat'' wtyl boast ofa watch factory* We presume, however, that like tne capital it will soon be remov ed to Wheeling. It is the intention of the company to manufacture a watch similar to that of the Elgin and W? 11hani.? M'heclitUj Rrgittir. Information Wanted.?David Illackshire, or Hlaeksher, died in Manchester, Va., October 13th, 1873. lie was a gallant member of liarks dale's Mississippi brigade during the war, but was originally from Louis ville, Kentucky, or in the vicinity, and was jKisessed of a small property in that section'. lie left a widow and children who have never heard from Jii< relatives, and who arc in needy (circumstances. Papers willing in .any way to uid (he widow anil or phans of a deceased Confederate sold ier are requested to copy this and any information sent to the City Editor of Courier, Manchester, Virginia, will be thankfully received.?fiaindtalcr. Harmony and equality amongst the States must be re-established.? Peace and order amongst the people must be restored, and as an inevit able corrrollary of this the war party must die. Its fato'is sealed. Here is another Republican pro test against loading the party any longer with the third term scheme. The Cleveland Herald says: ''As there could have been no more direct issue than that made in the Connect icut election, it is to be hoped the Republican admirers of General Grant will not longer persist, in the face of certain defeat at the next Presidential election, in thus ignor ing the third-term issue." Carpets! Carpets!! Jl'ST OPENED KOK THE SPRING TRADE, A GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF ALL KINDS OF CARPETS, RUGGSJMATTS, Oil Cloths, Matting, Stair Carpots, Stair Rods, Hall Oil Cloths, dtc., And would Invito nil pcrsiins wanting Car pets in see my stork before purchasing. Carpels matelieiljjumi made to order. GEORGE W. COX, GALLIPOUS, OHIO, April L'2-lm?. LEG AT. iUYEKTlSEHIEm COMMISSIONER^KOTICK Hugh J. Jewett, 11n Clianccrv in vs. the Circuit Court The Went Columbia Coal of Mason Coun nnd Salt Company,\Jas. tv. II Young,surviving Trustee of the Creaeent Coal and Salt Company, Frederick H. Wol cott and George W. < i era rd, Trustees, Hen ry L. Young* Jatnes II. Young, and Mason Voting, Executors of and Trustees under the last Will and Testament of Henry Young, deceased, Frederick II. Wolcott, in his own right, Charles A. Townsend, Mrs. 1>. W. Kpooner, Joseph Buckman and Al exander Buckman, partners in business under the firm name of Buckman Broth ers & Co., ItevceG. Bvnan, Adniinistnitor of John M. Johns, deceased, James C. At water, K. S. Davis, Henry Kesener, Wil liam B. Porter. Charles D. Hnthboue and Charles C. Halo, partners doing business as Porter, Kathl>onc<& Hale, K. E. Doug hiss, John 8. King, Watson Matthew and the unknown landholders of the Crescent Coal and Salt Company, Defendants. IT is ordered, adjudged and decreed, that this cause be referred to one of the Com ! missionere of this Court to take, state and report, the following matters und accounts to-wit: First. Who are the ton a fuk holders and owners of the bonds and coupons secured by the Mortgage or Deed of Trust, execu ted by the said West Columbia Coal ami Salt Companv to Russell Sturgis and James II. Young, Trustees, and the amount due t<? each separate owner or holder. Second. The amount of bonds issued by the Crescent Coal and Salt Company, secu red by the Mortgage, or Deed of Trust made or attempted to be made by the said last mentioned Company,to F. II. Walcott and George W. Gerard, trustees, and w ho are the true owners of said bonds, and the am ount due thereon, and also to whom said bonds werft first delivered and sold; Third. That he ascertain and rej?ort the liens existing upon the real estate of the West Columbia Coal and Salt Company, and the Crescent Coal and Salt Company, and their respective priorities. Fourth. Whether tin* bond* of the West Columbia Coal and Salt Company held by John S. King, and bv him transferred, or delivered to the Testator of Henry L. Young, James II. Young and Mason Young Executors of, and Trustees under, the last Will and Testament of Ilenrv Young, de ceased, wore sold to said lienry Young, deceased, or delivered to him as collateral security, by said King, for a debt due from the latter to the former, ami if delivered and held as collatteral security, whether the debt for which they were so held has boon paid either in whole, or in part, ami how, when, and where paid. And that he ascertain and re|*irt such other matters as he may deem pertinent, and either of the parties may require. It is further ordered, that the Commiss ioner give notice of the time and nlace of taking said account by publication for four successive weeks in some newspanor pub lished in this county, which shall no deem ed equivalent to personal service of said notice U]>on the parties to this suit. All parties interested in the nl>ovo enti tled cause, will take notice, that 1 shall proceed to carry out the requirements of said decree, on Thursday, the 20th dav of | May, 187ft. at the l^aw Olliee of l(ogo. i Tltnms & Helton, in the town of Point Pleasant. [Extract from Decree.] Com mission ku's Omcfs, Point Pi. has ant, West Va. JOHN K. TIM MM, Commissioner. ! Tomlinson k Polsley, Sols, npr:L\ IS7A Iw. ELECTION" XOTICE. WEST VIRGINIA, ss: A T a County Court continued mid hthl /X (or the County of Mown; at tlw'Cuurl House thereof on Thursday, March JStli, IS"."), for tin' trial of cause* A petition luiviiiij thin dnv been present cd to the Court sinned by one hundred vo ter* of this county, asking the Court to submit to the voters of tue eountv, the Sueatlon of discontinuance of the Alterna ve Method of constructing and keeping in repair the county roads, in accordunc* with an Act of the l-cjoslature, approved February 2HIh, 1H75, entitled An Act to amend ami re-enact scctjon 22 ?>f chapter IKS of the Acta of 1872-3 in relation to on Alternative Method of Constrmtiiig and keeping in Repair County ltoads, which petition being seen anil inspected by thu Court, it is ordered that a special election he held for the purpose of submitting thu question of discontinuance of said Altern ative Method, heretofore adopted by this County, to the voters thereof. .Slid speclitl election to be held on the 1 ?? 8TB DAT Or MAT, 1870.,, And it i.? further ordered, that those )>er? sons desiring to vote for discontinuance, shall have written or printed upon their tickets or ballots, the words: "FOK IMS CONT1NUAXCK;" and those desiring to vote against it, shall have written or print ed on their tickets or ballots, the words:? "AtiAINST niKCOXTlNCANCK." Anil it is further ordered that the Clerk of this Court, give the notice of said spe cial election us Ls required by law, and that said election shall lie held, and the return* made and certified as is provided bv law foi*thc eountv elections; in the general chfc tiou law. TICSTK: K KIMBKRUNO, Clerk. upril 15-4w?. lay "Mason County Journal and W'est Virginia Monitor copy td. and charge to "the county. THITSTEKSSALK of Valuable Farm! BY virtue of n deed of trust executed by John Taylor und Matilda, hi* wife,, on the 27th day of Juno, 1871, to Josiah Tay lor, Trustee, to securo to John W. Pfnkier the payment of certain notes therein Jes cribed. which Haiti trust deed is duly of Record in the Mason Countv C%ritrt Otcfrk's Oilice, in trust deed hook No. 2, folios; 281 and 282, I having been substituted bv an order mnde by the Circuit Court of Mason County on the 1Mb day of April, 1875,-to all the rights and privileges of said Josiah Taylor, former Trustee, now deceased; will proceed to sell bv way of public atictiifn, at the front door of the Court House of said county, on Monday, May 171 li, 1N75, (that being Couiiity Court day,) a valuable farm, well improved, lying and being in lianuan District, County aforesaid, contain ing 100 acres. Title indisputable, but Hell ing as Trustee, will only convey such title as is vested in me. Terms of sale?cash. JOHN K. TIM MS, Trnfttee. npril 15-4w. ? TRl'KTKI-rS SA. 1J-; of V" aluablo farm! BY virtue of a deed of trust executed to me by Geo. W. Housh, on the 30th day of September, 1872, to secure the payment of a certain note therein described,' which said Trust Deed is duly of Kecor<tin the Mason County Clerk's Ofl'ire, in trust deed Book No. 1, folio 5<?4, I will proceed to sell bv way of public auction at the front door oi the Court House on Monday, May 171b, IS75, (that being County Court day,) 55 acres of land, lying near Lctnrt Falls, and known as part of 1x4 No.fi, of the Abraham Itoush back land. w Title good, but selling as Trustee,, I will convey only such title as is vested in me.? Terms of sale?cash. JOHN K. TIM MS, Trustee, april 15?I w. fc* BUSINESS CARDS. 0 A LECTURE To Young IVlen! Jiut I'uhlitliHl, in n St'itltA Kiicdope, 1'rirc tit nnt*. A LECTURE ON TI1E NATURE, Trent incnt, and Radical cure of Seminal Weak ness, or SpEitMATOuitmKA, induced by Self Abuse, InvoHintary Emission!, Impotescv, N'erveins Deliilitv, and Iin|>edinients to Marriage generally; Consumption, Epilep sv. and Fits; Mental and l'hvsieal Incapa city, Ac.?l!v ROBERT J. CL'l.YKIiWKI.I., M.l)., anttinrof the "Green Book,"&e. The world-renowned antlior, in this ad mirable Ix'cture, elearly proves from his own experience that the awful consequen ces of Self-Abuse may be effectually remo ved without medicine, and without dan gerous surgical operations, bougies, instru ments, rings, or cordials; ]>ointiug out a mode of cure at once certain and effectual, hv which every sufferer, no matter what his condition may be, may cure himself cheaply, privately and radically. S&-TI,i? Iscturf uill prvre a boon lo thow awl* nml Ihoitotnth. Sent uniler seal, in a plain fftvelo|>e, to any address, port-jHiirf, on roetipt of six cents or two post stamps. Address the Publishers, ( HAS. .7. (.'. KLINE* CO., 127 Bowerv, New York; Post Office it"*, 4580. II. IT. BVTLBt I? M. lUIO.tUDt. BUTLER & RHOADES, FOltWAHDINU AND Commission MERCHANTS, . . ANp STEAM BOA T 'iGEXTS, Point Pleasant, West Va. GENERAL UEALERN in Flour, WliiM and (irev Lime, Cement, Lumber, Ijiitli, Wool, Ac. sept J,(i(l-ly. B'ABMEBS TAKE NOTICE! J WILL offer to (lie farmers of Mnsuii County, during the KCn*on, t!iu Weslern Hulking ('(illhulor! This Cultivator consists of fofcr Shovels nml two Dull-Tongues and Fenders. Allonlerj led with John It. < iitnvr.it, l'oint l'leasawl, or sent ?0 meat Cheshire, Ohio, will rr ceive prompt attention, l'rice, $2*. apr l?l in* I,. C. RALSTON. JOHN IIIU.II. ' JKItlUIAII XIIU* JOHN MILLER & SON, DRY DOCKS. Point Pleasant, West V*. Steamboats, Barges, &c,i DOCKED AND REPAIRED. I'ATHONAUR S01.K1TKI). i nov 20 1y. Merchants a.\i> rrni:u< win find it to thoir IiUerotl to wnu tni'? I onlert for work to tltU offleo. Al.l. kimln nf .liiHtii e M.uiks. f"* 1,1 . tliin ullin*.