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NORTHERN OHIO JODMAL. I
USES E. CHAMBERS, - - - Editor.
SATURDAY, - - APRIL 37, 1872.
EDITORIAL PAHA6B1MH.
The attention of our readers i called
to the article republished under the title
of "Politics," in another column upon
this page, from the Atlantic Monthly for
May.
Last Wednesday was rendered me
morable by the fact that on that day,
for the -first time since the South Caroli
na Senators withdrew after the secession
of that State in 1860, twelve years ago
all the States of the Union were fully rep
resented in the Senate of the United
Statev. R-iConstritctfew, with its rarloos
phases, and contests 6er individual
seats, have combined to prevent this- re
sult, and it was only, finally brought
about when, on the 2-tth, Gen. Ransom,
the new Democratic Senator from North
Carolina. was duly admitted thus fill
ing the only vacancy in the thirty-seven
SUtoa. On that day, for the first time
since 1861, every seat in the Senate was
filled and every State represented.
Public opinion ia England seems to
expect more from their legislators than
we do from ours. The scene of disorder
und personal recrimination which fol
lowed the introduction, in the House, of
Sir Charles Dilke's motion for investiga
tion, was promptly denounced by every
paper ia the realm as a disgrace, not
only to that body, bnt to the entire na
tion. Similar exhibitions in our Con
gress are, however, allowed to pass with
out remark or comment as witness the
late personal altercations in the House
over the Civil Service Reform bill and
the Verba' Buena Island grant. If Sen
ators and Representatives feel no respect
for each, other, they ought at least to re
member that some degree of considera
tion is due to the dignity of the office
they fill.' ' '
At the present time, when narrow-
guage rail-roods - and narrow-guage
statistics and narrow-guage ideas are
subjects of snch deep interest to the
dwellers here and hereabouts, it may be
pleasing to some to know that a narrow
guage railroad convention is ,to be held
in St. Louis on Wednesday, the 19th of
June next. The movement is regarded
as of prime importance to all persons
interested in the narrow-guage theory
Officers of narrow-guagft roads, dealers
in narrow-guage materials, and railroad
engineers are especially Invited. . Might
not a narrow-guage delegation from
those who understand the workings of
the Painesville and Youngstown road,
lie able to lay . before this convention
some new and original ideas in regard
to t lie successful management of a nar
row-gunge enterprise ?
Tjik past week has still further de
veloped the probability that the coming
summer may bring to the fair fields of
Frauce, harvests other than those of
peaceful industry. Warlike prepara
tions are being pushed rapidly forward
and every effort is being put forth to
place the military system in that state of
efficiency which will enable them to re-
vengo the bitter lessons of subjugation,
upon their hated neighlxir. The recon
struction of the Rheinish frontier is a
fondly cherished idea, which the inso
lence of Germany but fans into a keener
sense, and, urged on by national pride,
it is to be feared that the warning of the
past will go all unheeded and the "land
ot smiling vineyards " be once more
plunged into a repetition of those sad
scenes that have draped her people and
her honor in funeral weeds.
OOXKISTEMCY A JEWEL.
Economy of management has long
been a desideratum with the officers of
the Lake County Agricultural Society,
and in furtherance ot this object much
care has been taken in controlling most
of the expenditures rendered necessary
by the organization. . But with a singu
lar obliquity they have permitted one
source of expense aud that the largest
of all to go without any attempt at
control and seemingly without any de
sire to reduce the outlay in that direc
tion.
The printing of the Association which
in amount of cost is more than equal to
any other three items in the list of ex
penses Is given out without being sub
jected to competative bids and without
even au attempt being made to secure a
reduction in the rates charged. Practi
cally the establishment,' in whose hands
the work is placed, fix their own prices.
and the result is that the Association
has heretofore and does now ' pay from
twenty-fire to fifty per cent, more for its
printing than other responsible estab
lishments would be willing to do it for,
If economy is a necessity or even de
sirable, why not extend its operation
into every -department of expenditure?
Why should there be any better reason
for paying from one-fourth to one-half
more than ia necessary, in the case of
printing than in that of any' other
branch? Perhaps Geo.. Blish, Esq., the
President of the Association, or C. C
Jennings, the director who, together
with the President, is .--entrusted with
this matter, can furnish a satisfactory
explanation to those interested. But to
the uninitiated it bears at least a family
resemblance to certain events lately ex
posed in New York.
XEHVES VS. GOOD-TEHPEK.
A aucry has often suggested itself
whether the development of one's pow
ers of enjoyment is not often too dearly
purchased by the correspondingly in
creased capacity for suffering. Probably
there is no person, who is morbidly con
scious of possessing nerves, but has
looked with envy upon that class of be
ings who float through life, calmly and
happily, without realizing intense en
joyment er experiencing fierce pains,
Heaven has come to be, with many, the
svnonrm for rest, and Mrs. Greville, in
her celebrated "Prayer for Indiffer
enec," gave eloquent expression to a
very common aspiration which few peo
ple possess the ability to put into ade
quate language.
And after all good-temper is generally
but a question of organization. In Sun
day-school tales and, Religious memoirs
we find accounts of those in whom the
epirit overcomes the flesh and who, while
suffttring torture, compel the lips to
smile and the tongue to return soft an
swers. But in real life one seldom, if
ever, meets with one of this class. As a
rule good-tempered people are no better
tempered at heart than those who suffer
under tho reputation of being ill-natured
wretches. Tbe man whose temper is
seldom ruffled.gejicrally possesses strong
muscles and perfect health, excellent
digestion, and an aggressive manner.
What we call his amiability is a were
matter of strength and health, for which
lie is not more morally responsible than
for having a large appetite and functions
that enable him to assimilate rapidly
People fail to realize that the nervous
man suffers in his own individuality far
more than those around him. Theydonot
appreciate that his irritation is but the
outward expression of innumerable
pang which are no less poiguant be-
cause lutiuitessiuial. On this account
:hey often aot as aggravations and pro
voke additional out-breaks by miiliaj:,
conceited declarations that a man is re
sponsible for the misery which he suffers.
When they do thU they render them-j
selves simply unendurable, J .
People who possess no susceptibility to
petty annoyances deserve- no credit Cor
preserving their tranquility and their
equanimity. The truth is they cannot
help it and thereare few things more
worthy of genuine contempt, than that
complacent self-assertion which leads
one of those so-called good-tempered
people to sneer at annoyances and their
expresslowpwlilcn ttfeTTireslmpTy xi lia
ble to comprehend.
1 r T r " ' " f
FAWNEWiM POLITICS' -
Political writers can seldom be brought
to understand or rpprctete JJsff fact that
fair and candid argument ia, in reality
far more effective than partuan misrep
resentation, or, that a decent acknowl
edgment of personal merit in an oppo
nent docs not involve the surrender of
either position or principle. . With them,
as a class, to abuse is to refute and to de
nounce is to disprove, while the strongest
delusion prevails among them that the
people are pleased and influenced by
tnese means. But occasionally a nota
ble exception may be found.
At a recent meeting held in Brooklyn,
New York, in favor of the renomination
of General Grant, Henry Ward Beecher
delivered an address which was so
strongly characterized by a manly
straight-forward candor that it com
pelled respect even where it failed to
convince, , and which, 60 far as those
qualities are concerned, might advan
tageously be taken as a model for others
Unqualifiedly in favor of Grant, he was
nevertheless willing to admit that there
might possibly be men who opposed him
from tture and patriotic motives. Of
Sumner. Trumbull and Schruz he said
that he believed them to be "able, bou-
est, eloquent and true men," and that
they were worthy of the respect and con
sideration of every Republican, even if
they were not entitled to the support of
the party.
We believe it has not been claimed that
the effect of his speech was at all marred
by these utterances, and, on the contrary,
there can be little doubt but that it was
increased by thein. An audience is al
ways better disposed to hear and believe
a speaker's statements because of an im
pression produced that hcisso.far fair
and impartial as to be worthy of thought
and credit.
Another point, and that a good one,
was made by Mr. Beecher. In speak
ing. of the Cincinnati Convention be
admitted that it would probably be
the means of doing much good through
the debates to -which it would give ri.se.
if not through its final action, and in con
cluding he said, " If they can raise up a
more loval power within the land if
they can raise a platform which shall be
higher than it would have been bad it
been raised by us we will accept their
influence and nse it."
Free discussion of the merits and qual
ifications of a Presidential candidate is
not a privilege but a duty, aDd any at
tempt to stifle it by unfair denuueiation,
by excommunication from the party, by
threat or bribe, is no less a tyranny be
cause exercised by the many instead of
the individual. An honest belief and an
honest defense are entitled to a respect
ful hearing and a decent consideration,
nor do unfair attempts to suppress or de
ceive avail more in the political arena
than elsewhere.
Literariana.
The May number of Scribner's Monthly
is the first one of the fourth volume of
this excellent publication. It was started
about a year and a half ago and since
then has been steadily increasing in
worth, both in its letter press and its il
lustrations, and consequently iu pop
ularity. Owing to flue management aud
able editorship it has succeeded in be
coming one of our standards if good
taste and an equal of the older repre
sentatives of periodical literature. To
our mind it combines the solidity of the
Atlantic with the lighter class of read
ing found in Harper and a number of
other magazines. Particularly is this
happy medium visable in the criticisms
winch have appeared in its pages at in
tervals since its first appearance ; in its
well-chosen illustrated articles; and
more than anywhere else in its various
departments of "editorial." With the
present number there are the traces ot
additional and new improvements in
several departments. - The illustrations
accompanying " Traveling Dy leie
graph" itself an admirably written, in
teresting ami improving paper are even
finer than we have heretofore seen in the
magazine, and reflect as vast a deal of
credit upon both artist and engraver as
the article does upon its author, Mr.
James Richardson. Wo have not space
to produce the table of contents which
is as varied as it is large uui snan en
deavor only to make particular mention
of one or two of its attractions, although
each and every one would bear favora
ble criticism. "At His Uates," a serial
story, of which the XII and XIII chap
ters are now Detore us, is Dy Mrs. ou-
phant, and is one or that author s most
poweriui anu iriiiiutu worxs. ine de
lineation of domestic character is pure
and natural, aud although the scenes and
incidents dealt with are those of appa
rent actual life, the story is what sim
ple as it may seem lew could produce
from sucli material. The story is never
lacking in trajric interest, and tbe style
of the writer is bright, graceful, and never
fatiguing. Altogether, "At His Gate
is a story of rare merit. Of "Back Log
Studies " it need only be. said that the
paper ia the May number is equal to any
that have appeared, but Mr. Warner has
a little more of the sober, earnest thought
In this than in any paper which has been
published heretofore. Among the ar
ticles ot more solidity are an admirable
and scholarly criticism upon " Mr. Low.
ell's Prose," by Mr. W. C. Wilkinson,
and "Our Educational Outlook," by Mr,
O. P. Burchard. There are four illus
trated articles and a number of poems
sketches and stories of more than the
usual attractiveness and variety. The
Mav Scribner is as we think every new
one is ahead of its predecessor ; but it
hardly seems possible that the June
number can surpass the present one, un
less it contains Mr. Whitlaw lieid's essay
ou Journalism, wnicn we nave authority
ror saying will appear m an early num
ber.
In the Atlantic for May, 'Jefferson in
in the Service of Revolutionary Vir
ginia " is the initial article ; and in it Mr,
James Parton continues his admirable
biographical sketch of the great states
man in the same interesting manner that
has characterized his former paper. Will
Wallace Harvey contributes a very pretty
story under the title of "Who won the
Pretty Widow." The tale assumes to be
the narative of the trials and sufferings
of one who "shared and ympathized
with the misfortunes of a lost cause,"
but whether it be fiction or fact, it is
what may have been, and shows us the
side of the picture in the late rebellion
that we have not yet seen. " French
Democracy " is the subject of a schol
arly essay by Mr- Herbert Tuttle, and in
which are discussed several of the topics
of vital interest in the career of that bct
pie. "Septjmius Felton " is continued
and is aevei.onuig in oeauiy anu interest
There are papers containing "The Di
versions of the Echo Club ; ' "A (bonie.Uy
of Terrors;7' "xne roet ac tne urcakmst
Table." and several minor contributions
upon various subjects, The poems of
which there are seven are unusually
rich id fine qualities ana will form to
many reader tho most attractive portion
of the reading matter. Certainly one
can seldom find such an array or cele
brated names appended to verses of such
merit in any magazine. Grace Green
wood writes "The Story of Some Bells ;'
Bret Hartc of "Conception de Argucllo;"
each is in it author's reiu.- '-Di
tinv" is tbe subject t tfome graceful
lines by Kr. T. B. idrich; "In a
Church." -"An April Aria." "In the
Dark," and "In Earliest Spring," are all
excellent in their id liferent wajs. The
contents of tbe several .'editorial departr
ments w a-awe as theother nwMer,"
and are fair and impartial criticisms of
literature, art, music, etc. 1 he reviews
of recent literature in this magazine.
which have alwa-v -beea.-cause mod gaoAi
authority and sound criticism, it -seems
now have been developed to a greater ex
tent than ever before; and this, fax., sot
only in quality but in quantity, lor un
der tbe head we can now find not only
noKssTHTEnglisn, nt on Germanand
r renen works. The pages oovotea to
Science and Politics are filled r&b th
record of the latest discoveries da the
former, and with able articles on the
questions of the day in the hitter,,,
NEWS OP THE WEEK
It some.
East, West, ITcrtli & South.
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ABROAD.;!-
lute Foreign Advices
GENERAL
The Sex ate Resume for the trtek end
ing April 23rd. On Wednesday the 17th
the House amendments to Mr.. Boesel's
bill to allow counties, cities and towns
to build railroads were agreed to, and
the bill is now a law.. Several Senate
bills and half a dozen local bills were
also passed; as was a bill previously
passed by the House to allow trustees of
the soldiers and bailors' Uphans Home
to permit inmates to remain at the Home
until they attain the age ot eighteen
years. In the afternoon, Mr. Jones of
Trumbull, from the Temperance Com
mittee, reported back Mr. beluU s bill
projiosinji to repeal the Adair law., re
commending that it be indefinitely post
poned. A somewhat protracted debate
ensued but when at last the voue was
taken on indefinite postponement the
motion was agreed to yeas 17, uays 14.
the Democrats, with exception ot Mr.
Amos, voted against postponement,
while all the Kepublicans, except Messrs.
Brinsmade, Beavis and Young, voted
in tho affirmative. On Thursday the
House foint resolution for printing the
annual reports of the State Board of
Agriculture for 1871 and 1872 was taken
up. After amending it so as to provide
that the report shall not contain more
than 600 pages, including an appendix
which shall not contain more than 100
page?, in which' advertisements relating
to agricultural interests may De inser
ted, the Secretary of - State to- secure
proposals for space for advertisements
the proceeds of which shall be paid into
the btate i reasirry, and credited to tbe
general fund, it was adopted. In the
afternoon the general appropriation bill
was taken up and Its conside
ration continued from that time, during
Friday and a part of Saturday, when It
finally passed. I he balance or tbe day.
Saturday, was occupied in general bus
iness of no especial importance, and in
the hearing a report from the Finance
Committee. On Monday the Senate re
lapsed into its old ways, and after pass
ing tour unimportant puis, it adjourned,
pending a discussion of the fifth. 'On
Tuesday a long discussion was had 'on
Beavis' workhouse bill, a few new bills
were introduced and a tew old ones
passed among which was Mr. How
ard's House bill to regulate tbe sale of
illuminating oils, and Mr. Steele's bill
to authorize the trustees of Willoughby
township, Lake county, to buy a site
and build a town hall thereon,, and to
levy a tax tor that purpose.
The House. Resume for the week end
ing April 2Jrd lhe morning session
ou Wednesday, until nearly noon, was
occupied with the 'disposition, of. Senate
messages. Senate amendments to sev
eral House bills of a local, nature .were
asrreed to, and at eleven o clock, the bill
to redistrict tbe State for representatives
in Congress, being the special order, was
taken up and its consideration continued
during the day until afternoon when the
Dill, amended by jut. tanton s substi
tute, wa3 passed yeas 57, all Republi
cans, nays 40, all Democrats but Messrs
Powell and Williams. On Thursday
so: .0 aeoate was nad on certain senate
bills -ind a little miscellaneous business
got iiirough with, but nothing of import
ance or interest was attended to. un
Friday several bills were passed, among
which was the senate bill by Mr. Par
ker to authorize probate judges, when
required bv county commissioners, to
complete records of their predecessors
Another senate bin by Mr. Jones, of
xrumouii, to prescribe tne mode or as
sessment and collection or compensation
to the owners ot private property ap
propriated oy, and to tne use oi corpora
tions. The bill contains- nearly thirty
sections, and is intended ' to supersede
the lormer laws relating to the subject.
two local bins were introduced, and
considerable amount of routine bus!
ness transacted. Saturday was entirely
taken up in considering merely local
bills and in miscellaneous routine work
Monday was similarly taken up though
in the course of the day the joint reso
lution to provide lor printing the agri
cultural reports for 1871-72 was re
ceived with the Senate amendment, aud
after some debate was disagreed to
Tuesday was taken up with local bills
and the consideration ot the bill to pro
vide lor the "ventilation ot mines, but
nothing of interest was done.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
The Senate Resume for the toeek end-
inn April 26. Wednesday the 17th was
passed in executive session, and Thurs
day in miscellaneous business of no im
portance or especial interest. Friday
was passed in tne discussion ot mils in
tended to grant subsides to several en
terprises, but no final action was reached
and at an early hour the senate ad
journed. On Saturday the Texas Pa
cific Railroad bill was the principal sub-
iect ot debate, out nnauy, pending ac
tion, it was found that no quorum was
present and so protesed the senate ad
journed.' Monday was passed in execu
tive session. Tuesday, was taken up
with the same routine work as had occu
pied the time during the Test of the
week. - -- i.
The House Reswne for , the week
ending, April 23.-;-On Wednesday tbe bill
to carry out the provisions or the treaty
of Washington came up as the special
order, and was, on motion ot Mr. Banks.
and against the objection of-Mr, .Cox
postponed for four weeks. ; A discussion
on the prolific subject of civil service
reform occupied the balance of the day,
On Thursday, after the passage of a few
unimportant bills consideration of tho
civil service reform bill was resumed
and the debate continued all day. . On
Friday the same' subject was again taken
up, and after a debate in the course of
which Mr. Garfield made a long speech
in support of the bill, it wa3 finally re
committed, upon motion of Mr. Butler.
The House then adjourned until Monday,
On Monday after some resolutions and
routine business, the Yerba Buena Is
land concession came up and the discus
sion upon its merits was continued dur?
ing the balance of the day, but without
reaching any final action. On Tuesday
nothing of interest was accomplished.
The president, in conversation with
several leading Congressmen, who called
his attention to the course pursued by
Spain toward the United States, intima
ted that our relations with Spain, were
of a very critical character, and that un
less she made reparation for some of her
outrages and made proper explanation
it would become the duty of our govern
in t to assume an attitude that will se
en ru respect. It is slated that General
Sickl-j is of opinion that Spain will
back dotyn from her olTcnsiyo position,
A report having been circulated tl."ii
Senator Schurz was iii default to I lie
treasury six thousand dollars on account
of his mission to Spaiu, he culled upon
the fifth auditor and found that his ac
count, ike li)nr others, was ke-t open
because the last six monies of iii's sajary
has pot beep i-cceiped for, and a small
item of contingent expenses has not beep
certified by the Legation in the usua)
form, and that instead of Senator Schurz
bcifig iii default to the government a
balance is stjll' due jlin from the goyeru.
meat. ,
Authentic information has been re
ceived in Washinsrton fmm St. Peters
burg to the effect that Catacazy's justi-
utation of himself bad been considered.
attentively iff-. the Council of thcftm-
:ire . fie is utterly disgraced, and has
left St. Petersburg for Paris, with a pen
sion ef three thousand roubles per an
num.) The pension is sx settled , that it
will be withdrawn. t vtaeazy -mases
any publication or grres new cauv; ot
ofi'ense.
TENNESSEE.
A terrific hail storm passed over nor-
mgur, onTbg-ynshrtltg an't -Chatta
nooga Railroad. The Tfim stones were as
large as .walnuts, aud.did. tauch damage
to growing icropsA Gallic. Hkirses and
swine were greatly terrified by the
storm wjbjeb, extendetL over.. jan.sxtiit
of territory of about six miles.
TEXAS.
The reiirtttierft pfihe Gravid Jury jbf
Cameron county recited tne history of
the depredations on this border, and at
tributes the tnccesslindmpuriltyof the
thieves, to tbe. protection. ol..Cortlruis,
and asks Xhe . protection -of a cavalry
force. -" The"govcrnment 1s moving in
the matter. One company of cavalry-
has already arrived and one company, of
the Tenth Infantry is being mounted. ;
-. MASSACHUSETTS. .-; . v .
Wendell Phillips delivered an address
before the international Grand Lodge of
Knights ot sc. Crispin, on the labor
question, in which he eulogized General
Butler, predicted the downfall of the
Republicans, and lauded the efforts of
the working men to organize-promising
them that if they stood by. each other
faithfully they could elect a President
in 1870. He wanted to see the financial
system of the country so reconstructed
that money eouUl be had at three per
cent instead of ten, and gardens and
books aud beautiful things given !to the
working classes, who, in his opinion,
ought never to work more than eight
hours a day. .
- MISSOURI. ' '" . .
It is asserted by those competent, to
know, that the Missouri'ilelegation to
the Cincinnati! Convention will embrace
at least one thousand politicians, more or
less prominent In diderent sections orthe
State. They leave via the Ohio & Miss
issippi Railroad on Tuesday next accom
panied by a band ot music, and have en
gaged the whole of the St James Hotel
for head quarters. The Liberal State
Executive Committee has been called by
its Secretary Joseph Pulizer, to meet in
Cincinnati on Friday , at the St.
James, and remaiu in session until after
the adjournment of the Convention.
Governor Brown aud most of the mem
bers of the committee left Wedncsbay
evening. Colonel Grosvenor, chairman
ot the state : Convention, and Senator
Schurz. who heads the Missouri delega
tion, will be in Cincinnati on Saturday.
The Kansas delegation over two hundred
strong, go directly through.. .
caijfoexia. -
The increased production fef bullion
has advanced mining stocks, stimulating
business of all descriptions.
lhe grape crop . or California was
damaged one-fifth or one-sixth by the ;
late frosts. ' Peaches, fligs, apricots, al
monds, nectarines and English walnuts
also arc badly damaged 1n Some locali-.
ties. -
The" San Gabriel Placer mines, Los
Angetos eonnty, from whence gold was
sent to the Philadelphia mint in 1836,
twenty-one years before Marshall's 'dis
covery at Colomsarc1 about to be worked
by the Hydraulic and on a large ' scale.
Kich placer mines have been discovered
on the Colorado river, two hundred
miles above Collivillc.
Judi Kiyonari Yoshida, Vice Minister
of Finance of Japan, with General Geo.
r,. Williams oi the Japanese treasury
Department and a numerous suit have
arrived on a special Government : Mis
sion, and leave for the East in a few
days.
UTAH.
On Sunday, there was a great gather
ing of Mormons at tbe Conference.. Or
son Pratt and other elders preached that
the irresistible progress ot the religion
of Latter Day Saints .must ultimately
prevail with all the people of the world.
intense Interest was manifested. Eve
ryone seemed to . rejoice in the convic
tion that the power of the church was
victorious in the recent judicial conflict
aud the knowledge that the prophet
Brigham would he speedily restored to
them. It . then adjourned till next
Sunday. .
Most ot the mining districts are now
accessible, and next week an examina
tion will be made of tho mi lies, which,
if favorable, tbe result will bring into
the territory over a million dollars capi
tal. The future brightens daily. . it is
noted as a remarkable fact that every
foreign company working mining prop
erty here is a success. ..
The Mormon authorities commenced
a series of arrests, for refusal to pay
oppressive taxes and licenses. An
apostate Mormon merchant, named Sel
ver, was dragged over his counter and
through the streets with all manner of
indignity, and tortured with wire wrist
cuffs, to the City Hall. Intense excite
ment ensued and hundreds flocked to
the court room, angry and determined.
Mr. Hayden, for the prisoner, alleged
that a great outrage had been commit
ted, and demanded time to prepare a
defense, and said a hundred thousand
dollars if necessary, were ready for
bail. Selver was at length released
upon his own recognizance UHtil Mon
day. :
iixinois. ' -. i .
A series of meetings have been held
lately by ladles who have either been re
fused assistance or only partially re
lieved by the relief and aid society, du
ring the past winter, for the purpose of
giving expression to their indignation,
and securing an investigation of the
transactions of -the society. While rhev
do notdirectly charge the principal of
ficers with dishonesty, they hold them to
have been negligent and incompetent,
and their employes rude and corrupt.
The charges against the latter are of a
circumstancial and very grave charac
ter. One instance is given, in the case
of four families occupving a sin trie
house, of three receiving an abundance
of everything by paying the visitor five
dollars'each, and the other; the most
needy, receiving nothing, because it re-'
fused or was unable to bribe the visitor,
' Governor Palmer delivered a speech
on the political situation to a large au
dience. He announced nimseii in tavor
of civil service reform, not through com
missions, but by giving more power to
the people, and permitting them to elect
postmasters, assessors, etc. He de
uounced the corruption which he claim
ed existed in various departments of the
government. He criticised severely the
administration . of Grant, particularly
the alleged acts of military usurpation.
referring particularly to'his.actipn at the
time ot tne cnicago nre. - tie claimed
That old party lines are now obliterated.
Patriotic men of all shade of opinion
could and should unite on the common
platform of reform. He said there would-
be two national conventions; the' one at
Philadelphia, which would lie what he
called a stocked convention, the result
of which iB known beforehand : the other
would he at Cincinnati, and would be a
convention of the people. ' He criticised
General Grant's political record, and
said he was never a Republican till '6S
. . AKRAXSAS.
The Fort Smith Areu Era of Wednes
day last, the 17th, contains the following
startling news iroui tne inuian . coun
try: The feeling of jealousy harbored
by our Indian neighbors -at the authori
ty of the United States exercised .vep
their territory culminated last Monday,
the 15th Inst., in a fearful deed of blood
shed, tailing little short ot the whole
sale massacre of. the agents of the United
States Government. The following
startling letter was received on Tuesday
morning at the United States Marshal's
office, by Captain James W. Donnelly,
chief clerk i , : -
1 ' Whitkmers, Barren Fork, '
Cherokee Nation.': ) '
J. W. Donnelly : Dear Sir We
have had a terrible fight. Lost seven men
killed dead, three of theirs killed and a
lot wounded. We are in a devil of a
strait. Send us men and means instan
ter. We are with the dead and woun
ded, and expect to stay with them ftntil
the last ono of us goes up. Owens is
wounded.' For God's sake send lclp
and quickly. ' Come to Dutch town and
(hen down Barren Fork to.Whiteniers.
Ward is killed. Vauney and 1 are alone
with Owens. JTone of the rest are here
with us. We look for help to-morrow
night by dark. . Wp are looking to be a,-
acked every momppt. The parties arc
close together. Some of the Cherokecs
are with us.
j. Yours ifi haste. Signpd
J, S. Peavt,
The Fort Smith Hew -Era of Friday,
after giving the full particulars of the
late tight-in the Indian country, as de
tailed by Dcputv Marshal Peavv, who
with aiiepe-rsou.,-oiily jescaiwd unhurt.
'Says that on '1'burs.la j :v courier arri ed
at "the Marshal's olliee here with a letter
from Charles F. UoWn-ion, in charge of
tbe party sent " out,""datetl Flint Court
House. April ljtli. statin" that the re
cruiting party had arrived tiier at ten
b'elock on thame dv, mnd fob-od. -he
whole country deserted. Tiie Proctor
family had left the previous day at six
o'clock P. ., with forty-six well
apueci niOThr-faktRg'-ittt--tlmt wwwwn t
with them into The mountains. - Pursuit
with a handful of men was out of the
qiie'sSoiV TheSetfcer further states htft
the previous report, as published in the
Avw .fcra. was not exasreraied. that it
"was a dreadful affair,""bbui siiles fighting
like bull-dogs, and there were thirteen
killedauditwelvc jn'ouiuled., - ,
fJXblJZmtMy of thejKiw.xsharieri ,Jt
is must NuiMuuiury, ii suuiew tat iaru ,
it is the fruit of the great movement in
lavor oi municipal reform. The World
calls it the "absurd charter of the Com
mittee of Seventy." ; The Tribune says :
"It differs in a great many important
points from all the laws under which we
have been misgoverned heretofore; and
while it seems to be heedlessly cumbrous
in someprovisionstnd detective in many
others, there are portions of it which
command our hearty approval." The
Herald says : "It is experimental!! its
character! complicated in its machinery
destitute of that directness and simplici
ty which 'more than ""ahvthfng else
tend to seenre good and honest govern- I
ment.
An order giving steamship companies
privileges -for receiving general order
goods into their own bonded warehouses
has been signed by Collector Arthur,
and sint to Washington for Secretary
Boutwell's Indorsement. '
"' The Herald special from Richmond,
Va., says: In consequence of the dis
cordant elements in and the inharmoni
ous proceeding? of the late Republican
convention, a Liberal movement has
sprung up in Yirginin which, from the
names prominent in Its development, as
sums some importance. A prominent
Republican visited Washington and con
ferred with Schurz, Trumbull and Fen
ton, when a plan of action for furthering
a liberal movement was agreed upon. A
meeting will be held in Richmond next
Wednesday, at which wealthy and prom
inent Republicans will be present to ap
point delegates to Cincinnati.
Henry Ward Beecher preached from
the sermon "Our Father," a sermon de
nying utterly the doctrine of foreor
dainment, and claiming God to be a God
of love, and not the fiend which such a
dogma implies.
The Tribune says nothing that lias been
said iu favor of the Cincinnati movement
has been more cordial than the langauge
of .Rev. H. W. Beecher, at the Grant
meeting. The masses applauded, but
the managers looked aghast and said,
like the Moabite king, lo an impraetica-.
ble prospect: ' "I took thee to curse mine
enemies; behold! thou hast blessed them
altogether." - -.One
hundred find ' seventy-five thou
sand dollars have been collected in this
country toward payment of the French
war claims and deposited with one of the
trust companies here.
"V-A special from London, : April 16th,
says arbitration is at a complete stand
still until the reply is received from
Washington to the English protest. The
nature of tbe protest inspires little hope
in the success of future negotiations. -
General Sickles states that he has re
ceived information that the recent suits
against Jay Gould and Lane were filed
to prevent, the company from compro
mising with and releasing them from fu
ture litigation, hut no complaint was en
tered, and the counsel of the Erie Com
pany considers such action- untenable.
The report that seven-eigbthsof the Erie
stock is owned by the Bischofi'heiiu par
ty is discredited by Sickles, who states
that the new American director, Mr.
Green,, owns $10,000,000 a number of
other Americans as much more, and
other parties in Germany, Russia and
Holland, associated in tlie new move
ment, if 28,000,000. Sickles slates that the
Heath and Raphael party, having failed
to secure the majority of the stock, have
abandoned all attempts to control the
road. General Diven, Vice President of
the Erie Road, is virtual President, other
duties of General Dix claiming his chief
attention. - : -
China.
A telegram from Hong Kong brings
intelligence of a terrible marine disaster
on the Chinese coast. The French steam
er Avato came into collision with the
steamer Roua, and the latter vessel was
sunk. Sixty persons who were on board
the Rona are missing, and it is believed
they are an lost.
Japan.
Political affairs are exceedingly quiet.
The first Japanese fair under direetiou
of the Government commenced at the
sacred city of Liotto, April 10th and will
last fifty days. Jjoreigncrs arc allowed
to visit it and the suburbs for the period
of sixty-four days, thus enabling them
to show their manufactures. This is
considered the virtual abandonment of
their exclusive policy, aud one of the re
sults of the visit of lwakura to America
'The news oi the hearty reception
given the Japanese Embassy in Califor
nia by all parties there, is highly appre
ciated, by natives and foreigners alike.
Several severe earthquakes have taken
place. -
. ' Although the Japanese are granted la-
cintiesand license, Van Keed sKlce Ex
change, at Yeddo, is still debarred from
the same privileges, creating much com
ment at this action of tbe Government to
wards foreigners.
The tea season - is j ust over. The ex
ports are one million pounds less than in
t he same time last season.
Prnswia.
The Minister of Public Worship has
given formal notice to the . Bishop of
Ermeland that, as sentences of excom
munication . against German subjects
clash with civil law and enect the social
status, therefore the consent of the gov
ernment must be obtained before such
sentences are pronounced. The minister
insists on obedience to the laws as a duty
incumbent on all, and intimates that
failure-in that duty on the part of the
Bishop will lead to withdrawal by the
government of official recognition of his
ecclesiastical functions. The Bishop an
swers apologetically, anirmingthatcivu
.honor is iu no way affected by excom
munication.
t The North German Gazette again de
nies the truth of the London Daily Tele-
gruph s alarming statement in regard to
the relations-of France and Germany,
but. takes occasion- to remark that the
last speech of Thiers previous to adjourn
ment at tbe Xational Assembly, has pro
duced an unpleasant feeling throughout
Germany, aud that tho character of the
French war budget dictates caution on
the part of Germany. It is evident,, says
the Gazette, that the government cannot
permit Trance to hastily reunquMh the
pledges she has made to Germany, and
consequently the occupation of French
territory by German troops will be long
er than would be necessary if the rela
tions between the two nations were more
favorable,
., France.
Mr, Gouland has been permanently
appointed Minister of Finance, and M.
Tersserence Minister of Agriculture and
Commerce.
Thiers will shortly hold a review of
tl)e military forces in and around Paris.
The review which takes place at Long-
.champs will be preceded by maneuvers
on a largo scale.
France having abolished tho passport
system as regards England only, other
countries demand of her similar exemp-
tion.
' French officers have obtained satisfac
tion from Madagascar, and the intention
of bombarding its principal seaport has
been abandoned,
Gambetta delivered an address at
Havre, in which he alluded to the pres
ent condition of France, and tho neces
sity of a more definite form of govern
ment. He said the first measure to be
adopted to insure needed reform was tin;
dissolution of the present legislative
body of France, and election of a Re
publican Assembly,
A number of persons wore arrc-U-d
in the city of Bayonne, near the Span
ish frontier, in the Department of Bas-
scs-Pvrcnnes, who were known to be
en route for Spain to engage in tho pres
ent demonstration against the Govern
ment of that country. Tho captives,
however, overpowered the police force
which had them in charge, and escaped
toward the Spapish frontier. Troops
have been sent in pursuit of them.
Nothing is known of the movements
Don Carlos. It is believed he is accom
panied by General Cothellnau.
Spain.
The carlists have again commenced
demonstrations against the government,
ami are uutive in the provinces of Toledo
and Xavarre, where bands under the
command of -f .Priests have appeared.
Demonstrations in other portions of the
kingdom are looked for. - The govern
ment authorities have -arrested many
persons in the cities of Madric and Vall
adplid, and elsewhere, -whom they sus
pect ot conspiracy mine i.aritst move
ment. A lartre number of peasants in the pro-
Tinrr; ryt ftitrnrrcr-wttfnxm- Tenia I.
Leon and lluesca have ioined the forces
of the pretender. The government is ac
tive in cxtraotis to suppress the rising,
and it is reported it will adopt a more rig
orous policy towards disturbers than that
now pureueu. .it is oeiievea neie mas
Don Carlos is not atAnnecy, as was re
ported from Paris, aud has not yet left
treneva. f
A Madrid dispatch reports that the
Goi'tes-asseittbled in that oily on Monday,
The Caalists deputies, at the request of
Don Carlos, did not take seats in the con
gress. All the Republican and Radical
deputies were present.
The King's speech contained the fol
lowing declaration ; "I will not impose
myself on the country- except as the rep
resentative or and supported by a major
ity, ent if some turbulent minority seeks
to impose its will on the nation. I know
my dutyaud will fulfill it."
Enfland.
The prospectus of the "Ameiican At
lantic Telegraph Company" is issued.
The company proposes to lay a cable
from Milford Haven in Wales to Rye
Beach, New Hampshire. The rate for
messages will be fixed at Is 2d per word.
with a charge in gross lor address of
three shillings. This rate is about one
third of the taaiff of the present com
pany. In the House ot commons, Thomas
Hughes, member for Fraume, moved an
address to the Queen praying her to urge
on the Spanish government prompt ful
fillment of treaty obligations, so long
neglected, in regard to slavery, and the
slave trade in the island ot cuoa.
A deputation from Belfast, Ireland.
waited on Gladstone, and presented to
him an invitation, bearing the signa
tures of three thousand of its citizens,
to visit- that city, accept its hospitality
and deliver an address. The document
handed to Gladstone heartily recognizes
the great services rendered by him to
Ireland and its people. The Premier, in
response, tooK occasion to speak at some
length in explanation and defense of his
Irish policy, and expressed a second
wish for the welfare of Ireland. He
said it would be a great deprivation if he
could find himself unable from the pres
sure ot public duties, to visit Belfast.
He closed by accepting conditionally an
invitation as that of the whole rather
than a portion of the people of Ireland,
and he said ne would open a communi
cation at some future time with a depu
tation as to the exact date for his visit.
The trial of O'Connor has ended. The
Jury was satisfied as to the sanity of the
prisoner, and brought in a verdict of
euilty. O'Connor was then sentenced
to be imprisoned twelve months at hard
labor and receive twenty lashet. The
trial was brought to an abrupt conclu
sion. ' The jury impaneled to inquire
Into the medical condition of the pris
oner, after hearing a number of wit nes
ses, reported the boy sane, although an
expert. Dr. Herrington. who has studied
the subiect of insanity for a quarter of a
century, testified that he' regarded the
prisoner as insane - and dangerous to be
at large
The claimant to the Tichborne estate
succeeded in. obtaining bail in the requi
site five thousaud pounds, as fixed by
Lord Chief Justice Bovell, but the judge,
on presentation ot his bondsmen, de.
clined accepting them.
In tbe House of Commons, Rathbone,
member from Liverpool, af-ked whether
the Government had sent or intended to
send its counter case respecting the Ala
bama claims to-the Geneva Board, and
Gladstone replied that the case had licen
prepared and sent to Geneva. Touching
the contents oi the document, he would
say, there was nothing relative to claims
for indirect damage. A note accompa
nied the case containing a declaration .on
the part of the government for the pur
pose of reserviug all rights appertaining
to the Queen in this arbitration, so that
in future tbe government would not be
fettered by any implied compromise
Mr. Schenck, the American Minister,
had been duly intormed ot the course
taken, and had notified Lord Granville
that there was no objection to it on his
part. The American counter case would
be presented to the Geneva Tribunal
Without prejudice to the rights of either
party. Mr. Schenck has since informed
Lord Granville that the government of
the United States concurcd in the views
that the presentation of a counter case
would not effect the position assumed by
Great Britain on the question of indirect
claims. Disraeli wanted to have the
papers produced, and asked whether
Lord Chief Justice Cockburn was to re
sume his duties as a member of the
Geneva Board. To the latter question
Gladstone replied , affirmatively. He
promised that the British counter case
would be laid before Parliament at an
early day. Granville in the House of
Lords, made reply in substance the same
as those of Gladstone to questions put by
rxrji stannope,
POLITICS.
As the time for the Presidential con
ventions draws near, newspaper readers
are beginning to be reminded of their
political duties ; and it becomes Obliga
tory upon the great editorial body to is
sue a series of manifestoes, urging their
subscribers to stand by or rally round
some one ; to nail the colors to the mast
head, and fight the ship to the last; to
keep their fire until they see the whites
or the enemies' eyes, and so on.
One of the most singular of these bu
gle-calls (to use the term by which they
are commonly known in the prolession)
with which we have ever met was lately
issued by the late collector of the port of
Thiiadeiphia, in his vv ashington news
paper. We ought pernaps to say that
the design of tb is bugle-call is to assist
the administration party. According to
Colonel Forney, it seems that at the time
of the nomination of General Grant, in
1867, by himself,' Mr. Justice Carttcr,
and Senator Thayer, General Grant's
chief of staff, who conducted the nego
tiations with tho nominee, wished to
know what was to become of General
Grant ."after his second Presidential
terra, what indeed during his adminis
tration ? He is receiving from seventeen
to twenty thousand dollars a year as gen
eral of the armies of the Republic, a
lite salary. Togo into the .fresidencv at
twenty-five thousand dollars a year for
tight years is,' pernaps, to gain more
fame ; but what is to become of him at
the end of his Presidency? He is not a
politician. He does not aspire to the
place. Eight years from the 4th of
March. 1869,-he will be about fifty-six
years old. Of course, he must spent his
salary -as President, i-ngland, with her
Wellington, her Nelson, and her other
heroes ou land and sea, has never hesita
ted to enrich and ennoble them through
all their posterity. Such a policy is in
accordance. with the character of the
English government.; bnt in our country
the man who fights for and saves the Re
public would be a beggar if he depended
upon political office; and, mark it, if
Grant takes anything from the rich,
whose vast fortunes he has saved, after
he is President, lie will be accused as the
willing recipient of gifts."
The moral of this story is, that when
we elect a man to office we at the same
time unconsciously encourage others to
tear him to pieces. What public char
acter can escape calumny? Our best
candidates for office are not saints, our
best representatives and senators in
Congress are not divinities. President
Washington, when be closed bis second
term, was regarded as a usuper, and the
end- of his administration declared a
groat national relief. If we establish
an angelic standard for our public men,
we are not only sure to tan, but perhaps
to end in milking an hereditary mon
archy necessary to govern and subdue a
dissatisfied people.
The bugle-call, managed in this man
lier, is not likely to prove a success. It
may satisfy the'intellect, but it caunot
be expected tp fire tlie heart. The bu-ulc-call
in times past has always taken
;li form of a stirring appeal. The citi
zen has been adjured by his altars and
fires, by the memories of his ancestors,
by his hatred of tyranny and oppres
sion, by his love of liberty and right.
Uis sentiments of honor, of patriotism,
of justice, have been appealed to. Col.
Forney is, we believe, the first Ameri
can statesman wbq has discarded these
traditions, aud urged the American peo
ple to re-elect a President on purely
economical grounds. In this he seems
to us to make a mistake. We certainly
are. a commercial people, and have a
keen sympathy with the love of money ;
but we doubt whether even in America
a President can secure a re-election by
showing that he went into tie Preiae"
cy at a loss, and needs a term s of eight
years in order to enable him to "coy
er." :
The replies of the friends of the ad
ministration to the charges made oainst
tho President have been from tbe first,
considered rnrrely as replies, singularly
ineffective. The official reply' to the
charge of nepotism was that, instead of
having appointed twenty-four relatives
tMtiic; the Prefidcnttmd otiry-appoin
ted twelve. But the difficulty with this
method of meeting the " accusation
was that it did not go far enough. iOb-f
viously the question was not whether
the number of these appointments .. had (
been exaggerated, but what the propor
tion was between the whole number ot
appointments actually made and the
whole number or relatives. It the Presi
dent has two thousand relatives clamor
ous for office, the appointments ic mar -
possibly have been eleven) was not very
large. "On the other hand, if he has only
thirteen relatives who seek offices, and
are eligible under the Constitution the
appointment of twelve shows a different
spirit. To have made its reply com
plete, the official organ in 2ew. lork
ought to publish not only a complete list
ot all tne relatives ot the President and
Mrs. Grant, but at the same time furnish
full information on the other points we
have indicated. To the most serious
ehaige of all, that of these family ap
pointees, several were incompetent to
discharge the duties of their offices in a
fit and honest manner, one of them being
the notorious Casey of Xew Orleans, no
reply has been made. The country has
yet been spared hearing by way of of
ficial answer that these Indecent appoint
ments were not in reality four in num
ber, as had been reported, but only three.
In the second place, the charge that, in
the face of repeated remonstrances, the
President has allowed an obscure and
impudent adventurer to amass a fortune
by a systematic system of plunder under
the protection of the authorities of the
governmert, it has replied that the
general-order system would be modified.
And it nas been mocuneo, and no one
knows to-day whether Leet retains the
control of it or not. To the charge that
the President took no interest, in the
most important political question of the
day, that of civil-service reform, it was
replied that a board of eminent men had
been appointed to consider the subject,
and that the President would be guided
by their conclusions. Their report was
made and adopted by the President, and
a great flourish of trumpets was made
over this reform, which might quite as
easily have been introduced three years
before; and it had hardly been adopted
when it was announced, that the rules
would be temporarily suspended when
ever the administration thought proper.
Ami lastly,' to the charge - ot present
taking, the reply made is, that the whole
matter yras talked over in 1867 by Col.
Forney, Mr. Justice Cartter, and Sena
tor Thayer and General Grant's chief of
staff, arid it was decided that, as Gen
eral Grant has saved the rich a great
deal during the war, it was only fair that
he should get some of it himself. " ' '
All -these accusations, however' are
merely matters of details Those who
distrust, the administration have an un
derlying ground of complaint, which it
would require a great deal to remove.
It has often been repeated, butrepetilion
does not weaken its force. Ic is, that
when General Grant was elected, four
years ago, it was the popular belief and
understanding that he would bend all
his energies to the work of purifying the
government of redeeming it from the
corruption into which it has fallen, of
assisting those whose object it is to make
political life in America once more res
pectable and honorable. Instead of do
ing this,'he has allied himself with the
very men whose names are by-words
throughout the country for those vices
which he profecsed hisdesire to root out;
he has lent his warm assistance to petty
factions warring, not for any political
objects, but for the control of plunder,
and he now demands his re-eleciion on
the strength of these services to the
country.
9IEKTAL TlTSTERIES.
The Spiritual Science Founded.
Christianity.
At a meeting of the State Spiritualists'
Association of Indiana, atTerre Haute.
Mr. Owen delivered an address, in which
he sets out the creed of his "church,'
"society," or whatever it is called, brief
ly, but with particularity enough to en
able us to get fairly hold ot its main
points. We will try and present them.
1. He holds that "Christ was tlie founder
of Spiritualism," in that "Ho gave the
world its highest phenomena,", "taught
the world all its noblest lessons,", and
"attested its most subline truth the doc
trine of immortality by appearing to
his disciples after death." "Socrates:
was "the forerunner," the morning star
of the faith of which "Christ was the
sun." 2. He accepts of what are called
"the Gospels" only the three which he
calls "the Synoptical Gospels" Mat
thew, Mark, and Luke and of these ac
cepts only Christ's own utterances. He
claims that they must be read with a
mind "free from all obscuring glasses
and all disfiguring adjuncts, whether
coming from Paul or any other source,
and making allowance, also, for more or
less error and inaccuracy in the bio
graphies." Which, we may remark in
passing, is making the basis of the faith
at once exceedingly narrow and exceed
ingly vague, aud is the true lnndel
ground. The "allowance for more or
less of error," certainly leaves the new
believer with a penumbra of very un
certain breadth between total obscura
tion and full light. 3. "Spiritualists are
Christians, not because of the historical
evidence of Christianity, but because of
its internal evidences, and in accordance
with their own highest teachings from
the spiritual sphere." "Historical evi
dence establishes the existence of the
three earliest gospels in the latter half of
the first century substantially as we
still find them, and that is about all that
historical proof can do for us." "'For
the rest" that is for pretty much every
thing "we must trust to thepirit of the
record itself, when tested by our own
moral sense of uprightness and justice."
Which suggests another passing remark,
that the convert to this sort of Christi
anity is left to shape, it by his own idio
syncracies more than by the teachings of
Christ. The faith that rests on individ
ual "allowance for errors" in. the gospels
that it consents to .accept at all, com
pleted by "teachings from the spiritual
sphere" which are very queer inculca
tions at times and "tested" by "their
accordance" with each one's sense f
"uprightness and justice," is, to say the
least, the most, accommodating faith ever
offered to humau credulity. 4. Christ's
teachings were never intended to be a
finality, ' because He told His disciples
that He "had many things to say to them,
but they could not bear them now ;" but
"the spirit of truth," after his death.
would lead them "into all truth." , This
Mr. Owen interprets into a reasonable
probability that He meant to fill up tho
cracks in His system by revelations
through modern "mediums," 5. "Christ
declared that spiritual signs should fol-,
low those who believed in His word
that they should do the works He did.
and greater works also. Orthodoxy re
stricts the application of all such sav
ings. Christ himself never did, and I
propose in this to follow Christ, rather
than bis commentators. But Mr. Owen
does not tell us bow he would extend the
'application" which "orthodoxy re
stricts." We are left to infer that the
wonders of Hume ifpd Kate Fox, and
the Davepport brothers, are "spiritual
signs," which may be accepted as those
Indicated by Christ. Adding merely
that he protests against any authori-
tive creed, or "declaration of luith for
seven millions by a convention of a hun
dred or two," we conclude our summary
of his exposition of Spiritualistic tenets.
THE CHARMED RIHIES.
"Hark Cringle" informed "Bertha.
the Sewing Machine Girl, " that he wn
the "Unknown Suitor" who had sent
her tlie'Charmeil Kubies.'Sluj afterwards
learned, fruiu tho "Wood Giant" that
they had been stolen from a "Ladies
Work-Box," where they had been placed
l-y "Mabel Carrington" of the "Lone
Ranche," when she received then from
Carlos the lerrible," after he had wres
ted them from the "One-Armed Bucea,
neer," who had stolen them from 01d
Moscow" while he was taking'vA Leap
in the Dark,' tp rescue the '.Drunkard's
Daughter'. from the "Wife' Foe.
She thereupon took a 'Woman's Vow'
to be reveugetj upon the "Arch plotter"
who had failed to, be "Redeemed by
Love, and she sought out the "Bov
Gladiator," and giving hlra the "Key o"f
Gold" sent him to the "Injured Hus
band," ordering him to consult "Herc-
ward aud La Mort," and, if necessary,
to use the contents of the "Knowledge
Box" to buy up "Markham's Secret,"
iwhieii like the'Baronct'S Secret," had
been divulged jonly t the "Flower of
Suda,'" who was "Wcddod yet no Wife,"
imd who had been sent to the "Golden
Wolf of Geneo" to ascertain . what had
bevn done, with "Sybil's Inheritance"
and "Luke Peel's Legacy.")'
JfcShe knew that once possessed of This
secret she would have no trouble in
bringing to justice her "Traitor" lover,
who had shown himself a "False Heir,"
and who had come ""Out of the Dark" to
make a 'Struggle for a Title," and failing
in this had lied to the "Witch of the
Ocean ?' and taken passage to the
Leightou Homestead," where the
t'Lotksmith- of. Lyons" liad agreed to
conceal him in the "Crimson Room."
But the vessel and all on board were
captured by "Ramon, the Outlaw-;" who
told him that "Io,lMJW Keward, Dead or
Alive," had been offered for his body,
by- hw"girl with Haae Eye." - He
thereupon Drlbcd "Conrad, the uonvlct,".
aud " Barnacle Backstay" to take him
ashore in a boat, for which service he
gave them' "Winnlfred's Diamonds,".
which ne had stolen. -
. He then sought out "Buffalo Bill" and
"Little Buckshot," and hired 'them to
go-with him across'the plains In search
of Squrrel-Cap,"who had gone to attend
the marriage ot "Handsome itoDert" and
sweet "Eglantine."
He thought if he could find the "Old
Trapper" that he could bribe him by
telling him "Lady Juliet's Secret," to
hide him under the "Shadowed Altar,"
where he would be safe from his ene
mies. But "Josh Billings" met them
when they were crossiug the plains and
h sent the "Boy 'Whaler" to put . the
"Man in Blue" on their track, who made
all haste after them and overtook them
just as"Cecil's Marriage" was being
consummated. As soon as the marriage
was over he pulled the thief from under
the altar where he had been hidden, and
told the others what would be the "Con
spirator's Doom." They denied all know
ledge of his crimes, and after making
them promise that their course should be
upward and On ward, he released them.
but took his prisoner to the "Lady of
Grand Court ," who made the "Strange
Marriage, 'and she compelled him to give
up the "Diamond Collar " which he had
stolen from "Faithful Margaret," and
then she delivered htm over to his in
dignant lady-love, who bade him never
again to set foot npou the earth,-but to
become forever a"Sky Traveler." That's
how she punished him.
THE QUESTION OF CAGCE.
In the lately published annual report
of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company,
rrestdent Thomson expresses some very
sensible and practical views on the sub
ject of railway gauges. In his opinion
j'tne adoption ot the proper gauge might
in each case be determined by the cir
cumstances that surround the proposed
improvement, as neither can he judic
iously adopted until all these are known
and considered ;" in other words,that the
relative advantages' of the narrow and
standard guage depends wholly upon
the character and volume of the traffic
which a Toad is designed to accommo
date. Mr. Thomson, who has doubuess
studied the matter over carefully, does
not thitik that any special advantage can
be claimed for the narrow gauge beyond
the economy 'of its construction through
a rough nni difficult country, and to se
cure this economy sharp curves and
steep gradients must be resorted to. In
this opinion we think the best railway
and engineering talent of the country is
beginning to unite. The claim of tlie
advocates of the narrow gauge, that the
saving in dead weight is in proportion to
the reduction in tne wiritn ot the track,
is not substantiated by the experienees
of the Denver and Rio Grande Company,
or the Toronto, Grey and Bruce in Can-
aita; it having oeen ascertained that.
in proportion to capacity, the weight of
tne narrow guage roiling siock is great
er than the a-verage of the rolling stock
in use on roads of tlie standard gauge.
We quote these opinions for two reasons,
we believe them to be sound and sensi
ble, and the source from which they
come entities tnem to consideration.
Whcthei we are to have a narrow-gauge
system or not is a question ot mucn in
terest as affecting the future of overland
transportation : it - is evidently best
adapted for the accommodation of un
important local traffic, as in lumbering
and mining districts, and agricultural
sections of limited productions. But at
the same time we are satisfied that many
of the roads projected on this principle
had better remain unDuiit, at least until
these now in progress have been long
enough in operation to furnish trust
worthy and comprehensive data as to
their utility and economy.
THE Jt BlLEU OF ClXmORE.
- Boston at least takes an interest in the
Jubilee, and would fain persuade other
cities to do so likewise. . To encourage
others she informs us there are actually
thirty-tive singers coming from SSan
Francisco, and probably as many more.
if " the fares can be reduced.'' Two or
three people whose merits exceed those
or v leuxtemps, uie null, and eyery one
else, have applied tor the coveted posi
tion of solo fiddler to the Jubilee. One
of Gounod's compositions has heen sent
to the committee for acceptance, and
Miss Kellogg, as tbe "leudiug prima
donna" of America, has been invited to
sing in the Coliseum at tlie Jubilee.
She accepted. The erection of the Co
liseum has already been begun. The
framework for the first eud and the
central tower will east be raised to
height of one hundred and fifty feet, or
about ten feet above the highest point of
tne arcn ot tne rooi. The tower will
then be used to assist in raising the oth
er parts of the building until it is strong
enougn to sustain itseii. The Whole
building will require about three mil
lion leet ot lumber. The work will be
pushed rapidly forward. Mr. Uilmore
and his colleague, Mr. Baldwin, have
come on here to employ Musicians for
their string band. TUey are looking
iui 1,11c luuuwijjg : rust violins, sou.
secona viouns, zuu; vinias, lou; violon
cellos, 100; contra basses, 100: first
flutes, 12 ; second flutes, 12 .first! clario
nets, 12 1 second clariQueta, 12; first
oboes, 10; second hoes, 10 bassoons
(first, second, third, fourth), 30; French
horns (first, second, third, fourth), 24;
trumpets (first, second, third, fourth),
24 , alto trombones, 12; tenor tromboaes,
iz; oass iromooneB, s; oass tuoas, 6;
tympani (pairs), -6; . small drums. 10:
bass drums, 4; cymbals (pairs). 4: great
nruin, 1 ; great, triangle, l ; total, 1,000.
IIHE DISCOVER V OF COFFEE.
Toward th middle of the fifteenth
century a poor Arab was traveling
Ahraoln!. n .1 .1 . . ,1 : i : 1
.o.in, auu 11 111.11 11 lliujnril
weak '- and weary from fatigue. he
stopped near a grove. Then, being in
warn, 01 mei to cook nis rice, ne cut down
a tree which happened to be covered with
dead berries. His meal being rooked
and eaten, the traveler discovered that
the hnlt-burned berries were very fra
grant. He collected a number of these.
and on crushing them with a stone, be
found that their aroma increased to a
groat extent. While wondering at this,
he accidentally let fall the substance in
a can which contained his scantv annnlr
or water. Lo, what a miracle ! The al
most putrid liquid was instantly purified.
Ilo K,,r.l.. : . 1.1. 1!.. .. I. . ,
... vivujumw ui 11 was ireMi
agreeable, and in a moment after the
traveler had so far recovered his
.strength and energy as to be able to re
sume his journey. Tho lucky Arab
gathered as many berries as ho could,
ud, having arrived at Arden, in Arabia,
he informed tbe mufti of his discovery.
That worthy divine was an inveterate
opium smoker, who had been suffering
for years from the influence of that poi
sonoiis drug. He tried an infusion of
the rousted berries, and was so delightfxl
at the recovery of his own vigor that In
gratitude to the tree he called it onhunh,
which in Arabic signifies force. And
that is the way - in which coft'ee was
discovered.
Verily, there is nothing new under th
sun, specially as regards the vanities of
uieieniaio toilet. Hoods travel inrlr,
cles; chignons have been worn behind
oelore; high heels have had tlu-ir rH-
odlcal per-high-hcellon in fashion's Dr
oit, iiut our great-graiulairMi lia.l ih
iustinct of sclf-prcservatiuii mora strong
ly developed thiin we of ibU degenerate
age. By an at of his Maiestv Jim ii.
the poiwitiesHtUohed to witchcraft were
declared applicable to everv woman who,
oy weans of coauierios, false hair, pad
ding, stays, boon.. hi?h-hptlml sluwa nP
other leuiiuiue devices, should sedum
aud betray into matrimony any membwr
af the opposlts sex, and a marriage con
........... 1 .. 1 ,. .
uuuer sucu circumsianoas was
pronounced null and void. Were such
a statute in force nowadays there would
be little need for Indiana divorces, and
mothers-in-law would become the most
transient of Ufs's fleeting ills.
: Executor's Sale
OF HEAT, ESTATE. I will offer at PnWio
Vciiilue, at the C ourt House door, Id Faines
villc, Lake countv, Otiio. ou
MOXDAY, MAY Gth, 1812,
Commencing at Ten o'clock A. M., precisely,
(uiiud the time), the following leocribel Kal
K-tate, belonging to the estate of Seymour 11.
Hcxford, deceased, lato of Mentor towobhio,
like coimtj-, and State of Ohio. Paid lands aie
alt situate in Lake countr, Ohio, and arc dew
cribtd as follows, to-wit :"
1st. One I'iece of about one hundred and ten
acres in the ttmnt-hip of Mentor, and known as
his borne farm, ami bounded on the north bv
lands of Varuoy Pronty ; on the east by lands of
said l'routy ana the highway, an,i ou the Wet
and houth by lands of John Warren. Appraised,
$Srt5U 00. Free from dower or incumbrance.
Sd. Also, another piece in said township, con-6i-Uni
of about silt; acres, and known as the
"Mason Farm," and being the eamu land oou
veved to said decedent irom Wiliiuin Mnson
anil wife, by deed dated October IS, ISO0, and re
corded in Book II page 405, of Lake Countv
record of deeds. Appraised as follows: . The
part lying on west side of highway. $750; and
Uiiyiart lying on tbe east title of 'the highway,
Sd. Also another piece, eituato in tbe Village
of Willoughby, in said county, and consisting of
about four rods of land, and being the same land
conveyed to said decedent from A. K. Hurd
and wife, by deed dated September 8d, 186, and
recorded in Book X page 063, of Lake Connty
record of deeds, to which said records, reference
is here made ior a more particular description of
said several pieces of land. Appraised, 98UO Ou;
u irom uver.
4th. Also, another niece of land situnte in tha
Village of winonphby, consisting of 9-100 of an
acre, being a Village Lot, for the purchase of
which the said Seymour H. Rexford had an ar
ticle at tlie time of his decease, and the legal title
to which land there was and still is held by Da
vid T. Boynton, which said piece of land is fully
described in said petition, to which reference fs
here made for a more particular description of
the same. Appraised at 22U0.
.. David T.Bovnton has a claim of JhST5.ll on thi
last named property, and this last named tract
will be sold subject to said incumbrance. Re
mainder valued at $24.8.
The above mentioned tracts will be sold free
from widow's dower or other incumbrances.
Terms of bale One-half of the amount of our.
chase money cash in hand on day of sale; Dal
ance in twelve months, to be secured by mort
gage. . JAMES M. WELLS,
April ia, lffiz-waaiui-x executor.
Sheriff's Sale.
THE
STATE OF OHIO,l ca
Laki COCNTV, i BO'
BT virtue of an Order of Sale, in tbe ease of
George E. Howe against Carlot C Pease, I
will offer at Public Auction, at the door ol tne
Court House in Painesville, on the
18th Day of May, A. X. 1872,
At one o'clock P. M. on said dav. the folio win r
described Land and Tenements, to-wit. Situate
in tbe Township of Painesville, County of late,
ana state 01 unio, ana Known a part oi tneiarm
formerly owned bv Zebulon Marshall, situated
on and near the "Rider Road to Newport, so
called, and bounded ns follows: Beginning in
the renter of said road at a point in line with the
northerly side of land lately owned by Thirzy
Frary; thence running westerly along said line
to the northwest corner of the same, eighteen
chains and six links ; thence south one-half de
gree west, eight chains and twenty-eight and
one-half links; thence south, eighty-nine and
one-half degrees west, twenty -two chains and
eleven links to land owned by Samuel Burridge,
Jr.; thence north, one-half degree west, eight
chains and twenty -eight and one-half links to a
stake; thence north, eighty-nine and one-half
degrees east, twenty-two chains and eleven links
to a stake; thence north eighty-eight and one
half degrees east,on a line parallel with the first
mentioned line, and one chain and five and one
half links therefrom to the center of said Kider
Road; thence along the center of said road south
erly to the place of beginning; containing twen
ty acres of land; and being the same land con
veyed to said Carlos C Pease bv J. Sedgebeer
and wife, by deed dated October fjtlu A. 3. 117,
and recorded in Lake Connty Records, Book No.
9, page 23!) the tlrst piece therein described.
Also. Lots Nos. t".2 and 63, William' survey and
addition to the Village of Painesville, in said
township, containing twelve acres and nineone
hundredths of an acre, more or less; and being
the same land secondly, described in the deed
above mentioned of Sedgebeer and wife to said
Carlos V. Pease together with the privileges
and appurtenances thereunto belonging.
Appraised at $5410 00.
Given under my hand at my office, at the Court
House in Painesville, this 81b. day of April, A.
D.
40ek5 e. WISE, Sheriff.
Commissioner Sale.
BY virtue of an Order of Sale, to me directed
by t he Clerk of the Court of Common PI ran
of Lake county, Ohio, in the cause of Oliver
Fowler against Charles V". Hammond, Permelia
Hammond, William Clayton, Almon Sawver and
Sarah L. Youmans, I shall offer for Public Sale,
at the door of the Court House in Painesville,
Lake county, Ohio, on
The 11th day of May, 1872,
AT ONE O'CLOCK P. 3L,
The following Lands and Tenements,--to-wit:
Situate in said County of Lake and State of Ohio,
and being part of Lots No. I and 5, iu Tract No.
6, Mentor township, in said county, commencing
at a post standing in the middle of the road lead
ing from Painesville to Cleveland, Ohio, in the
east line ot a tract of land lately owned by Isaac.
Sawyer, aud muning thence along the center o
said road north thirty-live degrees east, thir
teen chains and seventy-six links to tbe south
west corner of land lately owned by B. Bissel
Esq.; the ce northerly on the west line of said
Bissel's land about sixty rods to a stake; theace.
westerly on the south line of land of said Bissel
about fifty rods to the east line of said Isaac Saw
yer's land; thence southerly about eightv rods
on said Sawyer's eat line to the place of begin
ning; containing nine and one-half acres of land,
being the same premises conveyed to Charles V.
Hammond by Oscar Andrews and wife, by deed
dated July 29, 18o!, and bv Monroe Dille and wile
by deed dated January 11, A. D. 1980; reference,
being had to said deeds for a more particular
description of said premises. Terms, Oish. Ap
praised at Four Thousand Dollars.
JOHN CAVENDISH,
Master Commissioner.
JonN AY. TYLER, Pl'ffs Att'y. S9fk4
THE PLACE TO BUT
THE WONDERFUL
WIRE MATTKJSSS,
THE MOST COMPLETE
SPRING BED
In the World.
SOLD FOR ONLY
$16.00
HART & MALOFB,
103, 105 Sc 107 Water St.,
Cleveland, O.
SSart)
HOWER & HIGBEE
SILKS! SILKS !
ELEGANT
GRAY AND BLACK STRIPED SILKS,
BLACK & WHITE STRIPED SILKS,
WHITE & GRAY STRIPED SILKS,
AND SHADED STRIPED SILKS !
BLACK SILKS!
PONSONS,
VALLOX'd,
BELLON'S,
TAPPISSIER.
The celebrated Tillard make of .
Cashmere De Saire
BLACK SJLK AT J3.50.
Equal in stock, appearance and durability, to
the BONNET at 3.00.
All f Ike Bkeve jusl pae4 mt
238 fc 240
SUPERIOR ST.
CLEVELAND, O.
8Tcht-
Union Meat Market.
LL KINDS OF FRESH AND SALTED
.4 m. JibAi sior sale at the lowest prices. All
aieats delivered free of charge.
C. O. DAVIS.

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