COLUMBIA,! S. C.
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Friday Horning, January 17, 1873. |
Wonder* or trie Telegraph?Objections
*? GoTcrnujcBtai Control.
We have looked into some numbers of
the Journal of the Telegraph, published,
bi-monthly, in New-York, by the West?
ern Union Telegraph..Company, kindly
handed to os by W. R. Cathoart, Esq.,
manager of the company at this place.
We find it fully abreast of the spirit of
the times, and replete, with oarious and
interesting fact* and arguments as to
What oohcerus the telegraph interest.
The telegraphers are swift people, and
just now are crowing over our old Shak
spsarian. fairy friend, Pack, who en?
gaged ''to put a girdle round about the
earth in forty minutes." The, mayors of
Auv&i&i is Southern Australia, and of
San Francisco, in California, lately ex?
changed congratulatory telegrams. These
had to pass over a circuit of 16,000 miles
to reaoh their destinations. The mes?
sage, b tar ting at Adelaide, crossed the
Australian continent, went under the
Indian Ocean, through the Sunda Islands
to.Hlndooitan, under the Arabian Sea,
through the Bed Sea. orer the Isthmus,
of Suez, under the Mediterranean, over
Western Europe to London, under the
Atlantic Ooean to New York city,"and
thence over-land to San Francisco. It
was received and published in that city
iho same day that it was dated?science
thus setting nature's laws at defiance.
If the forwarding]maohinery were per?
fect and expeditious in its workings,
suoh a telegram onght to reaoh the Pa?
cific coast within a few moments after
its departure from Australia, and nearly
fittoeu hours, by our solar, time, before
it was sent. Prodigious! prodigious! as
Dominie Sampson would esy.
The business ol telegraphy has grown
to be large and vastly remunerative to
the oompanies engaged ib it. Thousands
of skilled hands, male and female, are
now deftly touching the telegraphic
keys, despatching important news and
facts to and fro through the world, and
earning thereby a decent and honorable
support Like type-sotting, it is almost
an education within itself, and the dull?
est learn something from it. Excellence
in the art, however, can only be gained
by those of the requisite culture and
discipline, who are naturally quick,
whose memory is retentive, whose senses
are educated, and who have aoqoired
steadiness and firmness of character,
which enables them to keep their facul?
ties nnder good command.
The General Government has turned
its greedy eyes toward these oompanies,
and, in keeping with other grasping
schemes which form a part of the pur?
pose to oonoentrate all attainable power
in its hands, has, through the Postmas?
ter-General, in hia report, attempted to
show the advantages and desirableness
of governmental acquisition of the entire
telegraphic interest of the oonntry. This
report has been shown to be grossly in
aoeurate In its statement of facts. The
Postmaster-General has altered and gar?
bled the reports of the workings of the
postal telegraph in Great Britain, and
has made some astounding errors and
blunders as to the cost of maintaining
and constructing telegraph lines in this
country. It was, perhaps, to have been
expected that a Cabinet officer, burdened
with the cares of his bureau, should fail
to understand a subject so vast and com?
plicated, and not to be grasped except
by thorough examination and study. A
business, as the Telegraph well says, in?
volving the employment of a capital of
over $60,000,000, of 10,000 skilled labor?
ers, of 6,000 separate places where it is
transacted, and an annual expenditure of
orer $7,000,000, cannot be comprehended
except by a long and careful study of
the snbjeot by persons qualified both by
study and experience.
The most patent objection to Mr.
Creswell's Bch.-mo is the enormous power
which Its adoption wonld confer upon
the General Government, and the prac?
tical espionage which it would erect and
establish over the affairs of oitizens and
States for political purposes^ The peo?
ple, in time of war, or in the event of
disturbance, would be placed at the
meroy of the General Goyernment, and
another So ward wonld only have to
touoh the wires, as the late Secretary of
State raDg his little bell, to secure the
speedy incarceration of oitizens ahy
where in this rast country. The free?
dom of the preset would be destroyed;
its oensureu on the Government could be
effectually stopped, and it oould only
live a life of subaervienoy to power, and
of permissif&ioritioism on anything.
Obnoxious newspapers oould be easily
wiped ont of elistonoe, or compelled to
change their polioy. As a tool in the
hands of unscrupulous partisans, or
superserviceable officials, it would be
perfect. Manipulators of the telegraph,
in their power for evil, would be as
I&ioh above the post offloe rascals,
Who aoted in so shameless a manner
during,the laat Presidential campaign,
as their instruments in quickness* and
deapatoh are superior to theelow-nioving
post coaches, or one-horse mails.'.' The
knowledge which would thus be acquired
of the private affairs of citizens would
constitute an unendurable annoyance.
All England rose in indignant remon?
strance, thirty jsars ago, against Sir
James Graham and the Ministry which
he represented, when he seized and
opened the letters of Mazxini in London.
Maoauley and other great speakers de?
nounced the tyranny and arbitrariness
of the aot in no measured terms, on the
floor of the" House of Commons, and
Oarlyl? Wrote a scathing letter to the
Times, in the flon*'o of which he charac?
terized it as "one of the viler forms of
sooundrelism." And yet, what is the
opening of the letters of a single fo?
reigner, to a doiiberaie oversight and
inspection by officials, pledged to no
teoreoy, and free to speak as they
pleased, representing a Government
whose friendship may be partial, and ia
often one-sided, of the private affairs of
the oitizens, their businebB and their
correspondence of every kind? It would
ohafe to an insufferable degree the spirit
of any free people.
Thk Btokes Appeal.?It is stated that
the legal profession of New York are
very muoh exercised o ror the bill of ex?
ceptions proposed to be filed by the
counsel of Stokes to the rulings of Judge
Boardman, the main point of which
seems to be contained in the judge's
charge, to the jury, the language of
which, it. is alleged, was calculated to
disoredit the testimony of Stokes to the
extent that if his testimony came in con?
flict with other testimony it was not, on
account of his being interested, to be be?
lieved. It is contended that, ander the
statute, the credibility of a witness is not
to be doubted on aooount of his implica?
tion in the matter at issue. Another
fact favorable to Stokes is that there are
thiriy-two judges in the State all of
equal power, and any one of whom oan
interfere to stop the execution.
YorkviltjB Mattebs.?-The Enquirer
Mr. E. N. Crawford has been ap?
pointed postmaster at McOonnellsville,
in this County, instead of Mr. Andrew
F. Lindsay, resigned.
On Monday morning last, abont 2
o'olook, a small building containing two
rooms, on the premises occupied by Mr.
Stanhope Sadler, and belonging to Mr.
Samnel E. Moore, was discovered to be
on fire. One room contained a quantity
of meat and other family supplies; the
other a quantity of extra furniture, bed?
ding, etc. The building and content?
were soon entirely destroyed. The origin
of the fire is unknown. The loss will
probably not exoeed $500.
An election was held on Monday laat I
for an Intendant and four Wardens for
the town of Yorkville, for the present
year. The followiug is the result: In?
tendant?Oapt. Thos. S. Jefferys. Ward?
ens?J. S. R. Thomson, Joseph Hern
don, J. H. Fayesoux and B. P. Boyd.
It appears to be understood that the
election of John J. Patterson, as Senator
from South Carolina, will be investigated
by the Senate before he is allowed to
take his seat The charge that he was
elected through bribery and corruption,
has become so general that many Sena?
tors are of the opinion that the Commit
too on Privileges and Elections should
look into the matter. Among the most
prominent and speoifio of his accusers is
the Hon. Robert B. Elliott, colored mem?
ber of the House from South Oarolina,
who was himself a candidate before the i
Legislature for Uoited States Senator.
It is understood that as soon as Patter
Bon's credentials are presented they will
be referred to the Committee on Privi
legos and Eleotions. So much has been I
said recently of the manner in which
Senators have scoured their election that
the more respectable members of the
Senate are disposed to have a thorough
[ Wash. Cor. Philadelphia Press.
Thb Proposed Amendment to the
Patent Laws.?The New York Journal
of Commerce severely comments on the
proposed amendment to the patent laws
now pending in Congress, whioh pro
rides that "no extension granted prior
t o the passage of this Act shall be held
invalid by reason of the faot that the!
certificate of extension was not annexed
before the expiration of suoh patent."
The only effeot of this amendment, the
Journal of Commerce says, is to revive
the old French Mellier straw paper pa?
tent, defunct five years ago, and the
effect of its passage will be to add ono
cent to every pound of paper purchased
by newspaper publishers. The matter
should be carefully examined into by'
members of Congress before they vote on
it, otherwise great injustice may be done.
The most industrious amender of tho
Constitution in Washington is carpet?
bag Congressman Porter, of Virginia,
whose title to fame is that ho procured
the imprisonment of the man who
"lioked* him in a drunken brawl. His
latest proposition is that members of the
Houso of Representatives be eleotod for
four years, instead of two. As A. Ward
might have said, this is two too muoh.
Naples has raised 8,000 soldiers to
hunt down Bevon brigands, but the bri?
gands are hunting the soldiers.
Columbia, S. O., Januaryl?, 1873. .
. L. C.tfarpcr&r, JSjg.-rStB: I am . in?
formed that at tbo meeting of the City
Council, last evening, yon used language,
in diaooBSiogY; an account presented to,
Oonnoil by nie, to the. following effect:
Alderman Carpenter said "he had no
more donbt than he had of hit own* ex?
istence that half the amount of the bill
wae a fraud. He thought the bill ought
to be out down and the parties left to
their own recourse."
I desire to be informed if such was the
purport of the language used by you?
This will be handed to yon by Mr. P?. C.
Shiver, who will receive your answer.
JOHN AGNEW, JR.
OoiitTMBiA, 8. C, January 16, 1873.
John Agnexo, Jr.?Ueae Sib: Your
note at the bands of Mr. Shiver is before
me. No such language was need by me
regarding your bill. What 1 did say
was, that probably large numbers of
bills brought before Oonnoil were nearly,
if not half, frauds. Your bill was not
instanced as one. I made the motion
that ft be paid, what language I used
was in a general sense, and in no wise
particular.- Respectfully, yours,
L. OASS CARPENTER.
The Annual Session of the National
Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry
The National Graage assembled iu
Washington on the 8th inst., and were
in session four days. The following
States bad representatives present: New
Jersey, Nebraska, Iowa, Indiana, New
York, District of Oolumbin, Minnesota,
Wisconsin, Mississippi, Illinois, Missouri
and South Oarolina. Messrs. Thomas
Taylor and D. Wyatt Aiken were the
delegates from South Carolina. The
session was an important one. The
constitution of the order was revisod aud
amended. The following is au extraot
from Secretary Kelley's report:
The increase of now granges during
the year 1672 amounts to 1,050, to which
dispensations have been Issued. The
amount of money received by me from
the same and other sources, as shown in
the Treasurer's report, is $17,366.51.
During the paBt year, there has been or?
ganized eight State Granges, in the fol?
lowing States: Illinois, (re-organized,)
Iudiana, Wisconsin, (re-organized,) Ver?
mont, South Carolina, Nebraska, Mis?
sissippi and Kansas; while Michigan and
Missouri are ready to be admitted, as
well as Ohio, Tennessee and Arkansas;
Oregon will not be far behind. In re?
gard to the standing of the States as to
working and paying granges, Iowa takes 1
the lead?having 751 recorded. South
Carolina stands next, having organized
its State Grange with sixty-two snb
granges, and has now on reoord 102
granges, and with Mississippi, with sixty
one granges, is the only State where
every grange reports and pays dues
Minnesota, the oldest State in our or?
der, follows in the list. Some of her
granges are dormant fram good cause,
but through the exertions of the present
efficient Master of the State Grange,
they are reviving. Wo now have sub
granges organized in twenty-two States,
and three have been established in Ca?
nada. The total number of granges is
1,362. The general condition of the
order is more flourishing than we had
reason to antioipate at the commence?
ment of the year, and its prospects for
the future are certainly encouraging.
The following officers for the ensuing
three years were elected:
Worthy Master?Dudley W. Adams,
Overseer? Thomas Taylor, South Ca?
Executive Committee?Wm. Saunders,
D. O.; D. W. Aiken, S. O.j E. R.
Lecturer?T. A. Thompson, Minne?
Steward?A. J. Vaugban, Mississippi.
Assistant Steward?G. W. Thompson,
Chaplaiu?A. B. Grosh, Distriot of
Treasurer?F. M. McDowell, New
Secretary?O. H. Kelley, Distriot of
Gate-Keeper?O. Dinwiddie, Indiana.
Ceres?Sister Adams, Iowa.
Pomona?Sister Kelley, Distriot of
Flora?Sister Abbott, Iowa.
Lady Assistant Steward?Sister Hall,
Distriot of Colombia.
The next meeting of the Natioual
Grange will take place in St Louis, Mo.,
on the first Monday in February, 1874.
Mark Twain is in favor of annexing
the Sandwich Islands. He says: "We
must annex those people. We oan afflict
them with our wise aud beneficent go?
vernment. Wc can introduce tbo no?
velty of thieves, all the way up from
street oar pick-pockets to municipal
robbers and government defaulters, and
show them how amusing it is to arrest
them and try them and then turn them
loose?some for cash and some for 'po?
litical iu?uenoe.' We oan make them
ushamed of their simple and primitive
justice. We oan do away with their oc?
casional hangings for murder."
A Pbactioaii View.?Tho Richmond
Enquirer thinks the "best way to get
out of our present embarrassed oondition
would be for every farmer to come to a
fixed determination to buy no more
fioery for his daughters on credit, to
make his sons support themselves, to
hire but few laborers on his farm, (no
moro than are necessary in oonneotion
with the family,) to sell all the land that
he cannot conveniently onltivate, and to
?get out of debt as rapidly as possible."
A young squaw of the Pluto tribe,
who was too much given to flirting, was
punished by being burned to death by
Hair has grown to the length of nine
feet on the head of a young lady at
Railroad from Lake Erie to Augus?
ta.?We learn from the following letter
in th? Abbeville (S. O.) Press and Ban
rwr, of the proposition of a new; and
grand railway enterprise, with Augusta
as the objective point of connection:
Knoxvili*, Ten?., Dee. 6, 1872.
W^A,- Lee, JkVitor Abbevilts Press and
DsabBib: A party of us are engaged
in working up a narrow gauge railway
from Lake Erie South to the Ohio Rivor,
thenee up the valley of the Big Sandy in
fastern J^entnoky, oroasing through
oath-west Yirginia and Upper East
Tennessee, crossing the East Tennessee,
Virginia and Georgia Railroad at Green?
ville, Tennessee; and we propose to ex?
tend this line to Augusta, Georgia, pass?
ing your town. The sections through
which the proposed line will run speak
for themselves. No lino will Burpasa it
in the quality, quantity and accessibility
of the mineral and .timber along ita
We are now procuring charters in the
different Stutea, and we would like to se?
cure the co-operation of some of your
live men. Will you pleaso furnish mo
with the names of your representatives,
and those who would take an interest in
securing a obarter through your State.
O. G. VANDERHOOF,
Engineer and Surveyor.
Anderson.?The Intelligencer any*-:
Mr. Harvin Yandivor, who was cou
vioted last summer of being accessory to
the murder of his son-in-law, and was
afterwards pardoned by the Governor,
died on last Sunday, in the seventieth
year of his ago. It ia singular that his
death ocourred just live daya prior to
the time set for his exeoution?17th of
The exaggerated stories concerning ?
small-pox in this County are almost too
ridiculous to merit public notice We
desire to make the emphatic declaration,
however, that the whole truth of this
matter has been published in the Intelli?
gencer from time to time, that only three
or four families have becu afflicted, and
that the disease has been under control
from the outset. Barker's Creek Charcb,
the neighborhood where the small-pox
appeared, is about cqui-diataut from An?
derson and Abbeville?near the dividing
lino between the two Counties.
A Strange Case.?About ten yoars
ago, a white boy by the namu of Henry
Purdie Lane, then only about live yeara
old, mysteriously disappeared from this
oity, it being tho general impression at
the time that he was stolen by a circus
company. Nothing more was heard from
the little fellow or his whereabouts, and
his relatives mourued him as lost to them
forever, when, a few weeks since, a let?
ter was received from him by Postmaster
Brink, written in Michigan, in which he
gave a detailed description of hia recol?
lections in regard to his family. Co).
Brink went to sea Mr. John Turner, tho
grand-father of the boy, who is nn em?
ployee at the gas works in this city, and
the result will be the speody return of
the boy to his home and friends. It
now transpires that the little fellow was
stolen by a woman, who carried him to
New York oity and from there to the
West, where he has since been left en?
tirely dependent upon hia own resources
for a support.? Wilmington Star,
The Chasition "Skatist."?Now that
the winter season has fairly set in, that
yonng man who skates from one city to
another, varying in distances from 30 to
150 miles, has loomed np again. He has
been skating on the Mississippi River
all the way up to 180 miles. On the
Hudson River he has skated 90 miles,
and on the St. Lawrence over 200. It is
almost time for him to skate away from
that paok of wolves that annually pursue
him from the wilderness to the bordera
of civilization, feeling their hot breath
on his cheek nearly all the way, but es?
caping them at last.
United States Court, Charleston,
January 15.?In the District Court, tho
petition of Jesso W. Norwood, for final
discharge in bankruptcy, was referred to
The petition of N. S. Harris to sell
ohoses in aotion, in the case of C. F.
Franklin, bankrupt, was granted.
In the oase of Arthur B. Lee, indicted
for selling segars and tobacco without a
license, the jury rendered a verdict of
An eccontrio old gentleman died a few
days siuco, at Con way, Massachusetts,
who, years ago, had his grave dug and
bricked, saying that he would probably
die in winter, when it would be hard to
Several newspapers in Milan have
opened subscription lists for erecting a
monumont to the ex-Emperor Napoleon,
that city being the first in Italy whioh
was liberated by him from Austrian rule,
A Chinaman who bad become snow
blind while working on the Central Pa?
cific Railway applied at a San Franoisoo
polioe statvou on the 3d instant for
official permission to have himself shot.
A now post office has been established
in Greenville County, ou the Ashoville
line, known as Kelly's Store, and Mr.
Isaac Kelly has baen appointed post?
The bale of cotton which was present?
ed to Miss Lydia Thompson, in Savan?
nah, last year, was sold in St. Louis, last
week, for $800, and she gavo tho pro?
ceeds to the poor of that oity.
Amputation at the hip is oonsidored
one of the most difficult operations in
surgery. Three successful eases, how?
ever, wore reported last year?one in De?
troit, Mioh., and two in England.
A now paper in Texas starts out with
tho announcement that "in religion wo
are conservative, and we intend to ad
hero to the cash system."
Mr. O. Witter has been appointed
postmaster at Oamden.
Orrr Mattkrs.?The price of single
copies of thei Phoenix is fiveoents.
The latest styles wedding and *letting
cards and envelopes, tastily printed, oan
he obtained at the Phoenix office.
Old newspapers for sale at Phcbnix
office, at fifty cents a hundred.
Coroner Coleman, yesterday, held an
inquest on the body of the infant child
of Harriet Myers. After an examination
by Dr. W. P. Geiger, the jury returned
a verdiot that the child died from con
gestive chills. It was only three days old
Yesterday was a regular April day?a
little sunshine and a great deal of rain.
The name of Dr. J. W. Parker was
accidentally omitted from the published
list of officers of the Carolina National
Bank. He was unanimously chosen for
the poaitiou of Vice-President.
Mr. B. Hamilton, who has partially
recovered frwm his severe and lengthy
illness, is attached to the Wheeler House.
The City Council, on Tuesday even?
ing, elected Mr. Charles Schultz as
Overseer of the Poor.
A statement of the condition of the
/E'.na Insuranco Company, of Hartford,
Conn., 01 the first day of January, is
published iu another column. Tbiu com?
pany ranks among the best in the coun?
try. It has doue a vast amount of busi?
ness iu Columbia?where it has had an
agent since 1810.
Mr. J. N. Drennau has purchased the
restaurant, on Assembly utreet, formerly
occupied by Mr. D. McGuiunis, and is
having it refitted. Ho invites his friends
to give him a call?feeling satisfied that
he oan gratify all reasonable demands.
Mr. Lewis Badoliffe was rcjoioed at
finding his watch by his frout steps, yes?
terday morning?the thief having consi?
derately returned it. The other watch
? has not yet made its appearance.
The Citizens' Savings Bunk .is in
funds, and proposes to loan $50,000.
Who needs money?
A medical correspondent explains that
"embolism," of which the Emperor
died, is a coagulation of the solid parts
of tha blood into clots, whioh block up
the heart and urteries. These plugs are
called emboli, and by blocking up the
arterial courses, give rise to fatal conse?
quences. They are dependent upon pre?
vious diaesse of the system.
Among the newspaper men now in
Columbia are Messrs. A. A. Gilbert, ->f
the Sumter Watchman, and J. O. Bailey,
of the Greenville Enterprise.
Capt. Strudloy, of Grtenville, is at the
Columbia Hotel, aud E. S. J. Hayes, of
Lexington, is at the Wheeler Houbo.
Thero were twenty-five arrivals at the
Wheeler House, yesterday.
Mr. E. J. Burdell, who for many
years has been the attentive cashier of
the Charleston Hotel, arrived in this
oity, yesterday. He will bo connected
with the Columbia Hotel, where he will
be pleased to meet all his old friends.
Mr. Burdell is a popular and efficient
business man, and Mr. Gorman has aoted
wisely in effecting a business arrange-!
ment with him.
Messrs. W. S. & J. M. Talbott's mules,
which were announced as ou the way,
have arrived, and oan be seen at Logan's
The cost of hollow walls?A holocaust.
Owing to the fact that the amount of
subscriptions would not warrant the
commencement of the building of the
synagogue in this city, the project has
The Governor has appointed tho fol?
lowing: Warren D. Feagle, of Newberry,
Notary Public; E. P. Sloney and W. W.
Starr, Notaries for Aiken. . i
Tho Supreme Court adjourned yester?
day, for this term. j
Those who take pleasure in gardening
are beginning to prepare the beds for
early spring salads and other esculents.
The bill providing for the extension of
time for the payment of taxes for the
fiscal year commencing November, 1872,
has been ratified. This bill leaves it in
tho discretion of the Governor and At?
torney-General to extend the time for
payment of taxes in any County, when
collection is impracticable.
The State Grange of tho Patrons of
Husbandry adjourned at a very late hour
last night, after a harmonious session of
two days. Important private business
The Working Man is tho title of an
eight-page weekly, whioh made its ap?
pearance, yesterday, under the oontrol
of Mr. Tilman B. Gaines, assisted by
Mr. Edward W. Soroven. The pros?
"The Working Man is not sectarian or
political, but designed as a first class
family aud business journal. Surely the
progress-loving and working people of
South Carolina will not fail to enoourage
and be benefited by such a paper. The
price is very low, ouly $2.00 a year. In
olubs of five, $1.75; in clubs of ten,
Thero are now thirteeu papers pub?
lished in Columbia.
SupiuniB Ooubt?^Thtjksday, Jan uary
16.?The Ooutt-'mil at 10 A. M. Pre?
sent? Chief Justice Moses and Associate
JusticesWright and Willard. ^
The State ex red. R, O. Shiver et al vs.
S. Ii. H?ge, Comptroller-General. Mr.
Campbell in reply for relators. ?
Ii. F. Campbell, receiver, tu. execu?
tors W. H. Conner et at. Appeal dis?
missed for want of prosecution. "
The following deoision was rendered:
S. Marco or. J. M. Brown, County
Treasurer of Darlington County?Mao
damns. Petition granted. Opinion by
Willard, A J.
At 3 P. If., Court adjourned.
Mail Abbanorments.? The Northern
mail opens 6.80 A. M. and 3.00 P. M.;
closes 8 P. M. and 11.00 A. M. Charles?
ton day mail opens 6.15 P. M.; closes 6
A. M.; night opens 7.00 A. M.; closes
6.15 P. M. Greenville opens 6.45 P. M.;
closes 6 A. M. Western opens 6.30 A.
M. and 12.80 P. M.; closes 8 and 1 P. M.
Wilmington opens 3.30 P. M.; closes
10.80 A. M. On Sunday the office is
open from 3 to 4 P? M-.
I. O. O. F.?The Grand Lodge re-as?
sembled in Temperance Hall, yesterday
morning, when the newly-eleoted officers
were installed. The appointed officers
W. G. Marshal?W. E. Milligan; W.
G. Conductor?S. Sampson; W. G.
Guardian?C. D. Eberhardt.
The following are the standing com?
On the Stale of the Order?P.G. Master
Wilmot G. DeSaussore, P. G. Master A.
J. Mims, P. G. Master John McKenzie,
P. G. M. Goldsmith, P. G. John Heese
On Finance?P. G. Joseph Whilden,
P. G. John Fairley, P. G. John Heese
Mileage and Per Diem?P. G. Samuel
Sampson, P. G. J. W. Smith, P. G. John
Election and Returns?G. Sec. Bobert
James, P. G. M. J. M. EUord, P. G. J.
W. Smith. -
Oo being installed, the B. W. G.
Master?Thomas Steen?addressed the
Grand Lodge as follows:
Brothers: In assuming the responsi?
ble duties to which you have elected me,
I should be regardless to the feelings of
I my nature did I not shrink from the im?
portant task committed to my oare. I
feel my weakness and inability to dis?
charge the duties of this office with that
readiness and taot that has elevated my
predeoessor to the first rank in Odd Fel?
lowship. I shall ask your assistance, in?
dulgence and forbearance to enable me
to carry out the duties required at my
hands, by the laws and regulations of onr
order. I do not, at this time, deem it
necessary to enter upon any extended re?
marks upon the condition of onr be?
loved institution?that having been fully
incorporated in onr retiring Grand Mas?
ter's report Suffice it to say, oar order
never was in a more prosperous condi?
tion, in the upper part of onr State, than
it is at the present tiz.e. Let every one
of ns return to onr respective fields of
labor determined to inorease our ener?
gies and put forth every effort to in?
orease the usefulness of our order?in
visiting the siek, relieving the distressed,
burying the dead and educating the or?
phans. I return you my tbankB for the
honor conferred upon me, and now enter
upon the dnties of my office.
Phcenixiana.?A young shaver?A
The man who is equal to himself is
generally a match for others.
How to roll in wealth?Marry a rich
A rural blade wants to know if the de?
ficiency bill was passed to supply the de?
ficiencies of Congressmen.
The man who wrestled with adversity
wore out bis silk stockings and got
Whiskey is said to be a horn of plenty,
because it will corn you copiously.
The latest invention to oure a cough is
to wear a lump of cotton-batting sus?
pended on the breast and saturated with
tar. Among the gentler sex this cure is
very popular, though the tar is generally
Counsel for Ailing.?Nothing is
oheapor to those who give it than good
advioe; nothing is more valaable to
those who receive it in the right spirit
and promptly act upon it. Well, then,
we advise the feeble, the ailing, the de?
spondent to become strong and hearty
and cheerful. "Ahl" reply all these un?
fortunates in a breath, "it needs no
wiseacre to teaoh us that such a change
is desirable; but how is it to be effect?
ed?" Your patience, siok and sorrowful
friends, and we will inform yon. Learn,
then, that there is such sanitary value in
the famous vegetable restorative known
as Hostetter's Stomaoh Bitters, that no
phase of muscular or nervous debility,
no species of bilious disorder, no variety
of that torment called dyspepsia, no
case of chills and fever, no form of hypo
ohondria, that may not be cured by the
persevering use of this harmless but
irresistible invigorant, alterative and
corrective. J12 f3Jl
List of New Advertisements.
Lawson Eidson?$50 Reward.
W. S. & J. M. Talbott?Mules Arrived.
/Etna Fire Insurance Company.
J. H. Sawyer?$50,000 to Loan.
Jacob Levin?Gas Bills.
A Kansas paper announces that one
"Colonel" Je unison, having failed in his
candidature for the State Senate, has re?
opened his gambling hell in Leaven
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