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NORTHERN OHIO JOUMAL.
JASES E. CHAMBERS, - - - Editor. SATURDAY, - - AUGUST 17, 1872. EDITORIAL PARAGRAPHS. The Chicago Times wonders and wishes it knew who first invented the same of ball. Now the fact is, it never was invented at all, but came into its present position by a process of evolu tion from the time when the first mon key threw the first cocoanut. It is far enough back to the Odyssey for the fir9t mention of it, unless one prefers China or Hindostan. The real question for the higher criticism and one, the capa- bilitiea of which would prove much more iinriative. is. who first invented the no ' bat? ' ' Thk Comet didn't keep its word. The world, to the best of our knowledge and belief, still rolls on its clattering course men are made and unmade happiness and misery daily act and react the old story which was begun in Adam's time. But we are all getting used to those dire prognostications about the final break up. They can scarcely agitate or inter est us again. Unless tne next prophecy should possess some elements or origi- I nality, it will scarcely even excite a I smile. And yet another prophecy DMHe in a fair way to become things of I been proclaimed, even before tne oia one was decently dead and buried. Another Parisian savan has made the astonishing discovery that the world's finality is to come off in the year 2,000. So far as we have seen he makes no attempt to assert how, but contents himself with estab liaiiimr the when. In the year two thousand ! Certainly this is a perfectly safe prognostication, and after all might quite as well be believed, if only the be lief would silenee these crazy people who so impertinently insist upon the event taking place at periods so incon veniently near our own times. If has always been a matter of consid erable doubt whether witty compositors did not often avail themselves of their onoortunities, and force mistakes into print which are then attributed entirely I to carelessness. At all events, some ' I these typographical misplacements are I so aorooos that it seems almost impossi ble for them to have happened entirely I iw i-hiuw. For instance, in the com mercial report from Chicago, printed in the morning papers of Monday, was a iiinnder which was not all a blunder. In quoting wheat it said the demand was mainly from the "sports" meaning narties who had been selling August de- livery, or, as they are technically termed I the "shorts." Now it may possiwy have been "sport" to pay $1.44 for wheat to deliver on contracts made at $1.22 and under, but probably they "don't see it." However, the "shorts" are "sports" in the sense in which that word is applied to gamblers, for gamblers the victims to j the "corner" in wheat at Chicago un doubtedly are. For that reason the blun der of printing "sports" for "shorts" was so much a nearer approximation of truth as to suggest the possibility of an intelligence over and above chance. In almost all of our exchanges we see reports of the discovery of diamonds and other precious stones in Arizona, and accounts of the organization ot a com pany to work the new fields. Natur ally, visions of riches incalculable and of days when solitaires will flash from the Dosom or nnger oi eacu mm i i have arisen from the glowing stories told, and It is therefore with a feeling strongly akin to disgust that one reads the statement recently made in one of the dally papers, from which it seems that even if diamonds prove to be as abundant as the reports indicate, the effect upon the market value of the bril liant stones will scarcely be appreciable Before passing into the hands of the dealer, the diamond must be cut, and the number of persons capable of perform ing this delicate operation is small. In Amsterdam, where the business Is more largely carried on than In any other part of the world, the diamond cutters have recently raised their prices and entered into a compact not to receive apprentices or give instructions to others, not even tn their own sons, for three years. Dia mond cutting is also done in London, aud by two houses in this country Messrs. Tiffany & Co., and a Boston house employ about a dozen men in this work. The diamond cutters have been overwhelmed with work for a long time, and the largest Increase in the supply of the rough stones will not cause, there fore, a much greater number or dia monds to be thrown upon the market. Caricaturists are. like other sensa tional caterers to the public taste, often unable to iudge correctly as to when they have reached the boundaries divid ing decency from indecency, and sepa rating allowable from unallowable lib erties. We have frequently said that we did not. believe the caricatures against Mr. Greeley, drawn by Mr. Nast and published by Messrs. Harper Brothers, would be productive of any good to the Republican cause, for the reason that Mr. Greeley has been subject to that kind of notoriety for so many years that it serves rather as a help than a hin drance. ' But inasmuch as their appear ance was so entirely a matter of taste and political judgment, and in reality effected no real harm or good, no one had any reason to protest until the artist was permitted to overstep the line be tween permissable and forbidden repre sentations. To place the features of Mr. Greelev upon the body of an ape, or to hand the philosopher down to posterity in anv other disagreeable way, is a mat- t 1. 1 ..i . t ..1. 1:, n.A alone responsible. But when one finds, rnreoneerniniF wiiiuit liic uuuiniicia in in a journal of civilization, as was seen in Harpers Weekly of last date, a plcto- rial burlesque of the Saviour of man- kind, the feeling excited can be but of disgust, in tne caricature anuuea Mr. Greeley Is represented as kneeling on "a high mountain apart" and temp i tj.. l.A ..-111 nnl iiiv i ari v nuuiu am ww iiuuk saw v j "eet thee behind me." Political feeling may serve as an excuse for a great deal, but it can never Justify the introduction of allusions which to every right minded person are simply blasphemous. DIE BLinCN. Just below the window is a bed of fra grant blossoms brilliant with color- heavy with perfume. Across its surface dance softly broken, sunlit shades, that flutter off upon a patch of green-sward justbeyond, when stirs the foliage-laden branch, down drooping from above, and treasures rich are given forth and borne away on every passing breeze. A vine has clambered up, and hangs in trailing curves of quivering green as if to form a living frame of emerald wealth, and through it comes a changing view of floral beauties just beyond. One knows not why, and yet in flow firs is that which brings a blessing from the universal heart of man. No decora tion half so rich no offering half so pure can else be found and they alike are wreathed around the infant's pillow, the marriage altar and the quiet tomb. The Russian in the far off East delights in their perfume and writes his lone in fra- I grant colors, while the Indian child of I Western climes laughs out in gleesouie 1 mirth as he fills his tiny hands with abundant blossoms the illuminated I scripture of the wide prairie. The I Cupid of the ancient Hebrews tipped his 1 barbs with flowers, and now, with us a I nation of but yesterday, the orange bud is used as a bridal crown. In olden times sweet flowers garlanded the Gre cian shrine and now to-day they hang iu votive wreaths before the Christian altar. And are not all these uses most appro priate? Flowers should deck the crown of the youthful bride, for in themselves they constitute a lovely type of marriage. They should hover around the tomb, for in their beauty constantly renewed is a symbol of the resurrection. They should festoon the altar for their fragrance and their beauty ascend in perpetual adora tion before the throne of Him the High est. ItoadaieaB Fredia. Just at the present time when the political parties are to a certain extent changing when as a consequence there is an increased effort put forth to enforce the observance of party obligations when disagreement of opinion is regar- de(j tne one or tbe other as deliberate I heresy when charity and forbearance I i tne pastwhen intolerance and oppres- 1 lsjon are rapidly raising Might into 1 jjygjjj it s curious to observe the te- I nacity with which Americans cling to the belief and vehemently assert the fact that slavery has ceased to exist and that the Stars and Stripes literally float over a ''land of the free." To doubt, or at least to express a doubt, is held as but little better than open treason, and one scarcely knows which to deplore the most the fact that this faith is but a de lusion or the blindness which seeks to hide the chain that binds. Independent freedom is becoming al most a myth, and strange as the asser tion may seem, observation hut proves its truth. Whether in the political, so cial or religious relations of life, a man is far more apt, even now, to find bond- t&e tjian freedom If one wants office, he must attach himself to a political or- organization, and then his eyes must.be sealed in blindness and his lips in si- lence,towards all the faults of his party. He may have his eyes open and he,may see much to condemn, but he must say nothing, for over him is held the iron rod of party discipline. If he is a relig- ij0U8 parfizan he may know, perhaps, I tnat tiiere are errors in his adopted I creed. faults in his sect, fanaticism and extravagance in some of its measures. But attempt to get him to speak of them. See if you can persuade him to breath a whisper of doubt. No ! for a stern task master is ever present and he kisses the lash while asserting, in that convenient phrase prepared for such, that he be- ijeves at least "the substance of doc trine." Nor can one find this loudly asserted freedom in the press of the country, champion of liber ty and intelligence though it is held to be. If a man edits a paper, his choice is often between bondage and beggary and all too frequently the spectacle is ren dered the sadder because of the total ig norance of any restraint. It is. possible for one to be so completely a slave as not to feel the chain. In some instances it is true, the passions ot the jour nalist are so enlisted iu the cause of his party as to blind his discrimination and I to destroy all comprehension and capa- billty of independence. A machine, he only plays as his masters may direct. But far more frequently it is not the intelligancc to recognize the situation which is lacking, not the full compre hension of the demands of principle, but the courage to cut loose from his bonds and strike out manfully and boldly for Kight and lruth. lie has friends upon wnom nis support uepenus anu ne oare I not nnnntie them so Ik nwa nn. mivn. I eating and writing what he does not be- lieve or, worse still, what he knows to oe laisc uutwaruiy acquiescing, in- wardly remonstrating the slave of fear, of party allegtence, He sees men strug gling along in the advocacy of the very belief which he himself holds, but, re strained by hopes of emoluments, of of flee, of patronage, dares not come open ly out and say "I think so too." And more ; he otten casts the stone ot perse cution against his own conviction, but in obedience to the command of those to whom he is literally a slave. Who can doubt but that bondage still exists and that too in the most baneful form of m,i Di u. Wedo not propose now to advocate any particular opinion but only to assert the necessity of a breaking loose from the state ot servitude in which all are held, and the exercise of a manly free dom in the expression of those opinions which one honestly entertains. If these opinions are unpopular then so much the more need of an open and independent expression of them, if only they are true. In speaking of this a writer has most forcibly asked "who is ever to cor rect the faults of society If nobody lifts his voice against them; if everybody goes on openly doing what everybody privately complains of ; if all shrin!; be hind the fainthearted apology that it would be over-bold in them to attempt any reform." And this is true. If no one has the independence to protest against political time-serving, dishonest managements, religious fanaticism or shuffling social folly if, above all, the press of the country lacks courage to throw off all bondage aud speak in the interests of true freedom there is in deed no way from which to hope for re lief. "So long as there is no barrier against the universal despot! sin of pnb- l,i. is I!..;, i r ... nu uuiuiuu save uiuiviuuiii iiceuuui. its compromise Is the death blow to manly hardihood, high resolve.self-subsisteuce, fearless dignity and the glorious right I of mind." And yet Freedom, perfect aijd true, is , a possibility, xue wuier. icareu not to stand up against Kings and iNooies and - 1 Parliament and better did they account I il,n l.li innolir hnrlr sliniilil 9wn i u uv rr-rr -ttt - - the wide sea iu freedom happier were they when their sail swelled to the storm of winter than to be slaves in palaces of ease sweeter was the sough lug of the winter's storm throngh their broken cordage than the voice which said, "stifle your opinions, give up your useless contest against public customs. aud all will be well." And when they reehel this wild shore and built their altar and knelt upon the frozen snow and the flinty rock to worship, they built that altar to freedom, to individual freedom, to freedom of conscience and opinion and their noble prayer was that their children might, tn the fullest sense, realize true freedom, nor be bound by shackles of sclf-lndulgence or fear of personal disadvantage The love of. power and place the greed of wealth and gajn-rtho corrupt ing influences of public patronage the hope of political advancement the fear of possible loss in power the final dread . ., of accepting the position- m spired to rivet neeper "- bind free opinions and to prevent that open espousal and advocacy of one's true convictions which ought to he the life work of each, but which is too often entirely crowded out of sight and thought. And yet the time will come when all this must yield to the progress of modern education and enlightenment, Already indeed the signs of emancipation are begimng to be seen in the way of re bell ion against the tightly drawn lines of party and religion, and the growing desire for a development of that higher liberty which finds a perfect freedom for individual thought and action, without fear of punishment by banishment from social companionship or by the lash of political or religious fanaticism. It is no longer possible to lead or drive men, like brutes, as in the middle ages. Reason is asserting the power which it was ever intended must be used by her and mankind are begining to insist up on the right to iudge and decide, each for him or herself. But the " perfectness of all this is yet far off and true religious, social and political freedom can only reach their intended development when the minister of God's altar, the guardi an of the press and the sober and think ing man shall alike learn to dare to speak the thought that is in them, and manfully battle for the Truth as revealed to them. It is better to speak honest error than to suppress conscious truth, for smothered fire is ever more dan- gerous than that which flames and burns away its substance. But so long as Truth shall be made, as now, an altar for mental slavery so lonsr as exmession is restrained by pel- icy so long as thought is laid a victim upon the shrine so long as the passions of the trained and prejudiced multitude are permitted to furnish fuel just so long will be sacrificed all hopes of un trammelled liberty all hopes of true progress helped by individual labor all hopes of emancipation trom the whip ot public opinion and all hopes for the true advancement of the world. - NEWS OF TOE WEEK- OHlO. The completion of the Ashtabula Youngstown and Pittsburg Railroad to Morgan was cejeoraieu oy nearly nve thousand people, who picniced in a beautiful grove just above Rock Creek. An excursion train from Ashtubula, carried about one thousand persons with a band and fire companies, At the meeting of the Exposition Commission the committee reported ap plications for space double that or this time last year. Jt was estimated only half of the applications were in. The present applicants if allotted space asked would nil all tne Duiiuings. i ne com mission therefore ask that exhibitors show with reference to quality not to. quantity, they also resolve to erect ad ditional buildings at once. As to varie ty the offerings for the present Exposi tion excel those ot any loriner occasion. Gentlemen at Baltimore will ship car loads of flowers for exhibition. Art hall is about full. A Chronicle special says the latter part , of a freight train pu the layton and Michigan Railroad became detached from the engine, while going down a long grade near Wapakoueta aud was not missed for several minutes.- After reaching the bottom of the grade, and betore the engineer could get out of the way the detached .cars ran into thepi, injuring Conductor Merry and a young inau named Coiliiiau so badly as to cause their death shortly afterward. Some six weeks ago Kuchers residence in Columbus on South Third between Rich and Town was robbod. of $63 in money. No suspicion was fastened on any one, and the tuett was attriDuted to some one oi tuese mysterious disap pearances that sometimes efiect families. After a while Dr.R, becoming dissatis fied with Sol Smith, a colored man in his employ, because of hjs neglect of work discharged him. Last Tuesday night Dr. Kucuers stable was nrcu and was only saved from entire destruction by the prompt arrival of fire engines. As it was the roof and a quantity of hay were consumed. The matter was placed in the nanus oi ALsrsnau jjugeiKe who followed up the trail until he thought he had the right person when he arrested Sol Smith (colored.) who has served one term m me oeniieiHiary, aau fni-m-jllv 111 II r Klll'VlAl'S KfrVH.P.. .Kuchers He was placed in the station house, but becoming tired nas conresseu in uic nresence of several witnesses, that he J jf&& I jjayoJ Bull Tuesday tp answer for the I double crime. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. In accordance with a letter from Ger- ritt Smith to President Grant, asking for the release of certain Ku Klux pris oners now confined in the Albany I" en- itentiarvs the Attorney Ceneral to whom General Grant referred the letter, has requested Colonel Whiteley, chief of the government detective corps, to visit the institution wnere tne prisoners axe con fined, and make a complete inyestigar tion into their condition, reporting all facts to the Department The treasury department nas adopted regulations providing tnat nereaiter ail appointments for promotion in the Sew I -vTu-ir Pnainm TTmVaA will be made in ac- ordance with the results of public I competitive examinations, as prescribed m tne ruies governing me viyu ine, Txical examining committees have been appointed for the Custom House and its several branches in that city, The Evening Star has published a tet ter from St. Petersburg, denying the statement that the Emperor of Russia had declined to shake hands with lieu tenant. Grant and stating on the contra ry that he was most kindly received,, as also was lienerai oner man, not ouiy uy the Emperor but by tne entire .imperial tamiiy. The War Department has issued reg ulations for the discovery, identification and payments of claimants tor pay, bounty, prize money and other money due to colored soldiers, sailors or marines or their lesal representatives, now resi ding, or who may have resided, ip any, State in wnicn slavery exiausu m me year 1860. A chief disbnrsing office will be established in the Adjutant General's office at Washsington. with disbursing nffiraant Louisville. St. Louis. Nashville, Memphis, yicksburg, Jatcne? ana-wew Orleans, Payments to claimants in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia wju be made through the Washington omce. Tn N'orth Carolina. South Carolina, Georgia and Florida and States wherein slavery did not exist, by officers who will be temporarily assigueu kj uiai, uuij - J 1 . ll 1 .1.-4 and in all other states mrougu uisuurs I . , c -,. 1 i trior nn-ittP.rH nereiii uuiuib cuuiuciawu. I Sumner has written a letter addressed 1 ta wiSLhe sur ..,,,, ftt White's statement that he mis- I represented facts, with regard to Fred- cnck Douglas, humper repeats manna "Xt, at he said that President Grant ful . olrntted Douglas while he was in Washington at the time from the I fli liner to tne lomunssioiicia aim uiuo . - repeated the indignity. Sumner quotes statements of A. M. Grcon and James Wormlcy (colored) to show that Douglas complained of the neglect and felt it keenly. Sumner adds that Douglas at his house, said ttiat lie felt the President's neglect which was less excusable, as he had gone to San Doujiugo, at thp ex press invitation of president Grant and on his return was insulted on board a Potomic mail packet, aud that an in vestigation by President Grant would have been a proper rebuke to those who had insulted him. Mr. Douglas, alluded to Mr. Snmncrs letter to Mr. White and said that ho did not sympathize with this attempt to fasr ten on President Grant au act of which he had not been guilty. The truth is, said Douglass, I have been insulted while on the mail steamer coming up the Potomac tp AVasliingtou with the nnminlxnioii and wlieu I learned that lreuiilent. Grant had entertained the commissioners at dinner, I felt that by not inviting me to dine with them an opportunity had been lost for rebuking that insu)t. f never believed Ids negT lect to Invite me to the White House was intentional on the part of President Grant, or that it was anything more thgn tn0Ughiegsnegs, and J acquit him of the charge of navinar purposely neglected to send me ah invitation. That ' I expressed my regret at not having been nvited I admit, but I don't believe I ever said that "I felt it keenly" as re ported by Sumner. So long as I don't complain of President Grant and acquit mm oi any intentional lorgettulness, 1 don't see why Sumner and other per sons should hnd fault with him for al leged want of courtesy to me. PENNSYLVANIA. On Saturday afternoon the iron bridge across the Sheuango River at New Castle Pa., broke down during a heavy thunder storm. One man who had taken refuge under it was killed. The Executive Committee of the La bor Reformers has declared that the chairman A. M. Puett, cannot reas semble the Columbus Convention, as he has gone over to the Greeley party. They sustain the call for a Convention in Phil adelpnia, August. 22 7 ' . 5 ILLINOIS. The deputy United States Marshal ar rested nine men at Tawaroa, suspected of being members of a gang of counter feiters whose operations in that neigh borhood extend over a term of several years. A considerable amount of coun terfeit money was found on the accused, and it is thought the evidence is sufficient to convict a part, if not all of them. A shocking case of child murder is reported to have come to light at Naples Illinois. A man named Hale disap peared a few days since under suspic ious circumstances, and a new made grave was discovered near the house in which was the body of a little nephew of his of whom it is.said he had whipped to dfath. There appears to be little doubt but that Osburn, one of the men arrested in Peoria county for the murder of Mrs. Mathews, a few days ago, is guilty. The proofs were so strong that the sheriff and posse experienced great difficulty in keeping back the people, who gatherel with the determination of lynching him, long enongh to get him on the train and take him to jail. A Sioux City dispatch says .' About sixty Indians chiefs and representative men from different tribes on the Upper Missouri, under charge of the Assistant Secretary of the Interior Cowan and Commissioner Crunot, will arrive in the city on the 20th inst on their way to Washington. Sitting Bull, Unkapapa, and chiefs who have been on the war path in Western Pakotah and Eastern Montana for two years, lorm one party. These men represent all the tribes who have shown hostility to the building of the .Northern Pacihc Kail road, and it is hoped that this trip to Washington will pacify them so tnat hostilities may be avoided. STEW YORK, The New York Democratic State Cen tral Commmittee met and resolved to bold the State Convention at Syracuse, on the 4th of September next. The va cancies in tne committee irom tne nrst Judicial district were filled by the choice of John Kelly and James Thayer. Gener al Cochrane and Alfred Wilkinson chair man secretary of the Liberal Republic an State Committee were present, and concurred in the above mentioned time and place for their State Convention. it is expected that the poutitai discus sion amoug the colored men, Saunders for Greeley and Garnet for Grant, will take place ou Thursday evening. A chal lenge has been sent by Saunders to Rev. w.jb . .Butler. Grant, colored, inviting him to meet his colleague, George W, Hatton, Greeley, in like manner. A Baltimore special says the Huted States authorities arrested tO'Baldwin, and be is now in prison. There is no probability of the fight now coming ofl and there is much excitement among the roughs. The World says Thomas Murphy will be a candidate for Congress from the city district at the next election, the new apportionment having been arranged so as to make Murphy resident of a Repub lican district. Other Republican politi cians are uissatisneu with this man Charles Spencer is an opponant of Mtir- p,,v ... .Dispatches irom Maine say that very active canvassing is going on, on both sides, throughout the State. Senator Doolittle is working very hard on behalf ot the Greeley ticket, Governor .Noyes, oi Ohio, has arrived and is addressing Republican meetings. Senator Wilson is also to be shortly there. A private telegram from Rome to Archbishop McCloskey announces the appointment ot .Kight Key, William Henry Elder, Bishop of Natchez, to be Archbishop ot Baltimore, to succeed the late Archbishop Spaulding, Bishop El der is a native of Baltimore, where he was born in 1812. Governor Chamberlain of Maine has written a lettej to General Kilpatrick, stating that his name was not authorized to be attached to the call for a soldiers' and sailors' oouvention at Pittsburg. The Tribvne says a committee o f the Common Council have discovered indu bitable evidence of fraud amounting to over $250,000 in the building of the Eighteenth ward market, located at avenue "C" and sixteenth and Seven teenth street It appears that the Leg islature appropriated $75,000 in 1865 for the construction of this market. This sum was offered to the contractor to fin ish the market, but, lor some unex plained reason, it cost sdst,uuo, wtr.eh amount was paid. by order; of the people. f'Down on the paririe by Centerview" is the way the people of Warrenburg, mo., and vicinity designate tne situation of one of the most hospitable and pic turesque old homesteads in Johnson County, Famous amongst the farmers of the region as one of the finest farms in the State, and noted far and wide for its choice stock-raising, this prairie home has also a pleasant social celebrity tor the benignant Christian character of its mistressiot whom a recent local chronical says, that "her name in the neighbor hood is a proverb or charity anu benev olence."- As for the master, James Sharpe by name, it is probable that he bore a reputation generally worthy the possessor of such a domain and helpmate until a few days ago, when, in an alter cation with one John Erskip, whom he suspected of having injured him in soma business transaction, lie resorted to a violence of demonstration in which mur der was committed. This may sound like a rather euphemistic praising of the affair, but the accounts appearing in the Missourian prints are not definite on this point. l'here seems to have been a fierce collision in whiph several men were concerned, and another man named Ers kin was killed ; and that James Sharpe had at least struck one of the fatal blows was not denied even y himself. The tragedy caused great excitement throughout the country : and upon the prompt arrest and as prompt confession Of the rich farmer of Centerview, the public sentiment of indignation evinced itself in that ominous general murmur and popular restlessness which signify the beginning ot an instinctive judgment by tne people, wuetner tne country had previously suffered from any signal act of lawlessness or shortcoming of law is not told ; but it is reasonable to infer from the calm and persistent action of the citizens in this case that tliey had cause to distrust the appointed tribunals of lustice. and to believe that "an exam ple" must bo maije for the good qf courts aud people alike, r rom tne hour ot Sharp's arrest and confession, it was evident that Judge Lynch had proclaim cd judgment and decreed "wild justice. The guilty man was no ruffian ; lie had enjoyed enviable wealth aril standiu in the county fop years, and his wife an children were both respected and belov ed to an unusual degree: but neverthe less, he was now a murderer and must pay the full penalty of the crime to those whose peace and safety were moiu aced by tno spirit oi pis pnssipuatu deed Accordingly the Sheriff,' keeping guard over the prisoner in the jail at old War- rensburg, was not greatly surprised when 'some days ago. at mghtlall. quiet respectably appearing band of men demanded of him the prison keys for the deliberately avowed purpose or seizin Jame Sharpe and executing him at once Ho refused the demand peremptorily, as was his duty. "Then," said the spokes man ot the committee, as he and his si lent companions gravely departed, "wo shall come the next time prepared to efiect our entrance without keys." The Sheriff doubted him not in this No one in the town doubted that the dread visitors would come again. Even the doomed man in his cell knew prob ably that it must be so, and prepared for it. At niiduight about a week ago, the second and last visitation occurred Coming over the low hill between tow and cbiintrv, appeared the shadow forms of 300 horseinen in sombre caval cade, giving forth no sound or warning save tne oooasioniti cticic ot noois on the grassy descent. In strict military order and passionless precision, they rode into the sleeping: town to within a short dis- ince ot the square m which the Court House stands, and there dismounting at signal irom their leader, and securing their horses, moved onward in two bod ies upon the jail. Once more the Sheriff, roused Irom his bed, was conlronted by men who demanded entrance to the pris oner. He saw at a glance that the de mand was a mere form : that the armed men completely surrounding his strong hold were strong and determined enough to seize the whole town if they saw lit; et still he protested manfully. "You lire my fellow citizens," said he; "your own votes elected me to perioral the duty of a faithful officer of the law, and now you would have me turn false to my trust and aid you in breaking the laws. You are going to cast a stigma upon the whole country as a place in which armed mobs take precedence of lawful courts of justice. I solemnly protest against what you would do. The prisoner is self-convicted; there is no thought of rescuing him from the due legal penalty of his crime ; but he is en titled to a fair trial, and if you deny him that you disgrace your own citizen ship and civilization." His hearers gave him respectful atteution. He was told that thev respected him for his courage and fidelity, but the people of Johnson County had taken the case of James Sharpe into their own hands has de creed his doom and must execute it. What more the protesting official tried to say was lost in the crash of the sledge hammers and axes with which the be siegers at the back of the prison had be gun breaking their way to the murder er's dungeon. This was the only sound heard until the fatal cell had been gained, the fetters struck off from the prisoner, and the latter conducted forth into the open air. The whole work was done with mechanical formality and precision, without a shout, a threat, or even a word. In the light of the lan terns carried by some of the "vigilants," Sharpe's face looked pale and worn, but he obeyed the muttered commands of his captors without display of emotion, and went with them in their awful proces sion to the place appointed for his death ...:l... : a mi.:- . v, iuiuui fg" oi Lrepiuaiiuii. i ins place was the edge of a niece of woods about a mile and a half from the town; arrived whither the self-appointed ministers of justice formed a deep square around the captive, who, standing under a branch from which dangled a rope, was asked if he had any thing to say. Yes: he wished to yopeat his confession of hav ing killed his enemy, Erskine : that was all. Had he any request to make, or mercy to ask? "None." "Are vou eady to die?" "I am." At a signal from the leader the noose of the dangling rope was placed about his neck; men hidden in the darker shadows of the wood dragged at the other end of the cord of death, and the slayer of John n-rsKine swung between heaven and earth. Motionless and silent as statues stood the inexorable lynchers, gazing steadfastly at their ghastly work by the murky glimmer of lanterns, until the body of their late lellow citizen and the master of the homestead "down on the prairie by Centreview" hung rigid in death. "Our work is done, gentlemen," said the leader, "and I hope we shall never have occasion for another duty like this in Johnson County." Three nunurea noaus bowed mutely in re sponse to this sentiment, and then it was every one to horso, with a sharp rush and rustle, and a swift riding away of the scattered host of the night in every direction. List of tetter TTXCALLED FOU IX THE POST OF U lice at Pajnesville, Ohio, August Hi, 1872. LADIES' LIST. Brisihas Miss Ellen Morrison Miss Carrie I. Byons Miss Louisa i'enoyer Mrs Rose liiggins Mrs Nellie Searls Mrs Aflaline Knowles Miss S. Kloise Steele Mrs Miranda Lett Miss Maggie Winegar Mrs CorneliaE vvoou ward airs catnarine. GENTLEMEN'S LIST. Avery A N liandle A J Brooks Sylvester Budgeman Patrick Birns Georee Johnson Daniel Keener F. L. Mann Roll Palmer James Rexford F J Carber Peter Crossette C A Scudamore S W Thompson James Thayer Jared Wade James Wilcox Charles A Wilson James H Good H Hotran Daniel donnson . Persons calling for the above letters will say ndvertised." G. E. PAIN E. P. M. HELD FOR POSTAGE. S. S. Wood & Co., Newbnrgh, X. Y. Miss Jennie Trippe, Newark, N. J. Eugene Ford, Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. S, L, Caul. Cleveland, Ohio. Miss Lizzie Corheen, South Thompson, Ohio. Legal Notice. John Keves, plt'ff.) vs. ? vours ui common .rieas. Eliza Reyes, defO THE said Eliza Keves will take notice that on the 92d day of June. A. D.. 1ST9. the said John Keyes filed in the office of the Clerk of said Court, ms petition against her for divorce, alleging willful absence lbr more than three ears past, ana tnat said petition win be lor tearing at the October term of said Court for the yearlK!2, Burrows . Sweeney, 00-02. solicitors lor piaintin. Xotice. TTIMM A E.BRUNER, of the city of Cleveland JJi in the county of Cuyalioira and Stale of Oliio, u notilied that Ira Bruner did on the 14th day of August, (A. D.), 1872, file his petition in the oflice of the Clerk ol the Court of Common Pleas, within and lor the countv of Lake and State of Ohio, cbareinfir the said Emma 1-:. Kro ner with adultery with ope Lamar, and asking that he may be divorced from the said Emma E. muvi, wiuuu I'Gbuiuu win stanu xui Hearing at Dated this i ID 5th day ot August, (A. D.), 1872. 68-6 1KA iSKUNEK. Sheriff's Sale. THE STATE OF OHIO, ss JjAILJS UJtliTl, 1 BY virtue of an order of sale made by the Court of Common Pleas and to me directed 111 the cause ot Sallv Youne ntrainst Cornelius MatlOllV. I Will offer at Public Auction at, the uoor 01 tne uourt House in said county on the 17th Jay of Kvguxt, JL. 1. 1872. At one o'clock, P. of said dav the following described premises, to-wit: Situate in said County of lake and in the Township of Paiues- ville anil known and described as part of Lot No. 6 in Tract No. 2 iu said township and being also tne south halt ot a certain tot of land contracted by Robert Moodey to Enos Sumner and Edward Sumner March, 31st, 18(3, and bounded as fol lows: Beginning in the center of the Lake and Trumbull County Plank Road so called, at the southeast corner of land deeded to Leonard Sumner by Robert Moodey and wife, Julv 5th, 1865.; tbeuce along the center of said Plank Road south eighteen and one-fourth degrecs.east one chain and seventy-eight links; thence south eighty-nine and one-half degrees, west four chains, and ninety-four links; thence north twenty-nine and tnree-ronrths decrees, cast one chain nnd twenty-four links; thence north eighty-nine and one-half degrees, east four cnains ann six unKS totne place at beginning; containing one-half of an acre of land. Appraised at ft.) dollars, Given under mv haud at mv office at the Coiirf House in Painesville this 6th day of July, A. D. 1872, S. WIRE, Sheriff. 53.5 3,V. Sheriffs Sale. TnE STATE OF OHIO, SS Bl virtue of a writ of Fi Fa issued by the Court of Common Pleas of said countv and to me directed in the cause of J. B. liuirons against Anna Balch, I will oiler at public auction at the door of the Court House in Painesville, on the 14th Jiay of Srptentber A- -. J 9. At one o'clock, p, M., of said day the following described premises to-wit: Situate in the Township of oncord. County of Lake and State of Ohio, and is known as Dcing a part of Lot No. 5 in Tract No. 2, in said township, and is iKmuded as follows, to-wit: Northerly by lauds owned by Erastus Palmer, Easterly- bv the Painesville and Youngstown Rail Road, South erly by the road leading from the Chardou road to Fay's Mills, and 'usiorly by the Chardon Road, suppose to contain about seven acres of laud be the same more or less, appraised at $350. Given under my hand this nth dav of August, A. V. m-i. S. WIRE, Sheiill'. 07-5-3. Tlie Union Cornet Band Would respectfully announce that they are pre pared to furnish Music for all of the require ments of tho present campaign, ON SHORT NOTICE AND LIBERAL TERMS, or for occa sions upon which the services of a Band are re quired. An Efficient String Band, also in connection with the cornet Hand, are prepared to luruish Music tor Balls, Pic-Nics, Suppers, etc. Address, GEORGE BURT, Leader, P. . Box B87. Office Parmley's New Block, Painesville Ohio. Stale street 58-20. Cleveland District Camp Meeting. AT the Camp Meeting Par Cleveland District, to be held in Perry, one mile south of tho Deiiot. commencing August 2ith, and continuing through the week, there will bo extensive ar rangements for all who may wish to board at rcAsonablo rates, at the Dining Hall 011 the ground, to he conducted bv the ladies; the pro ceeds to go toward furnishing the new church now In course 01 erection. By order of Committee . Xew Cloth hi (j House. S. SCHWAB, MERCHANT TAILOR and CLOTHIER ! 13 4 SUPERIOR ST. UNDER AMERICAN HOUSE, Cleveland, Ohio. I HAVE just opened with a new, large and complete stock of FRENCH, ENGLISH. GERMAN AND AMERICAN, CLOTHS. CASSI MERES & TESTINGS, And having in my employ a Competent Cutter, I am now prepared to make up for customers garments which are WARRANTED IN EVERY RESPECT, AND AT THE VERY LOWEST RATES. READY-MADE . I have on hand a large and select stock of all grades which, when examined, cannot fail to please. Goods in all cases warranted as repre sented. 4dk61-2 HOWER & HIGBEE ARE XOW SELLING Striped Grenadines AT ONE SHILLING PER YARD. 4-4 Cambrics AT ONE SHILLING PER YARD. 4-4 Grass Cloth Suitings AT ONE SHILLING PER YARD. 4-4 Seersucker AT ONE SHILLING PER YARD. 4-4 Jaconets AT ONE SHILLING PER YARD. A Few Pieces Poplin Suit ings TO- CLOSE, AT ONE SHILLING PER YARD. A lot of YOSEMITE STRIPES, STRIPED VICTORIA LAWNS, LINEN SLTITINUS. TO TWO SHILLINGS PER YARD. 15 Lace Points, In very desirable patterns and good quantity, will be . closed at TEN DOLLARS EACH. About 50 Striped Shawls, Reduced from three dollars will be closed at ONE DOLLAR AND FIFTY CENTS EACH HOWER & HIGBEE, 238 & 240 SUPERIOR ST CLEVELAND O., 87chGl-2 nri r in: loiiowing ronsic ooks arerecom- rf Cl J. mended as being the best of their UJ 1 I class. 1 3 PBICE.Q S0.75 Q U The Song Echo. for Schools y iwiiKeis New Method for Rcedl W organs, win ie reaay Peters' Electic Piano SS.3U L-l School. HJ Over 300,000 copies in use. Peters' Burrowes' Primer 50 0 ism f-f. Worrnll's Guitar School UJ Festival chimes, for Singing classes, - Ne Plus Ultra Glee Book. With Piano orOrgan Accoinplanmeots,) HLuddcn's School for the Voice Peters' Art of Sinerinir 1.50 s sn IS 3.00 n Witchtl's VriolinSchool,'Petcrs' edt'n)3.00 HMimmer s r iuse scnooi Winimerstedt's Violin School 3.00 It. 75 n L-jlWimincrsteflt's Flute School. 75 11 1 eiors viuiin ocnoui 75 n : '. 11... . .. - . . c-i.nAi b 1 111. 1 , riure i'viii -i P nan For For j Flute, Violin and Piano, 8.00 'Peters Parlor C Jam iianion. 0 Flute and Piano, s.oo r 8 Anv Music will be sent, post-pa aitl, on receipt of the marked price, 0 0 Addn J. T. Peters, fc 509 Broadway, New York. 5-55, 3-3. 0 CO DRY GOODS! Great Excitement FOR THE XEXT 30 DAYS. I will sell for the next Stldnys alllSummer Goods at a Great Reduction in Prices. Best Prints, (no damaged or commonfonos) . . 11 cts. per yd. r.ngusu amurics 10 Paper ('ambries 121 Coats' anil Clark's Thread ti " spool Best Sheeting 12 '41-; former price 15 cts. II ills' Cotton 1 18 Spriug Poplius 35 Japanese strped Poplin 93 4(1 45 50 70 1.00 25 37 50 (ill 87 ' 1.00 do ohks. . . do do do do m :.- 25 35 4i HO French Percales tlo Cambrics... Table Linen do do do do Best Silk Pongee. . All Dress Goods 25 to 50 per ct. lower than former prices. Ladies' Hose at 10, Viy 15. 20 and 25 cts. worth 25 per cent, more. A reduction ol"33 percent, iu the price of our Shawls. Shawls at $2.50, $300, $3.50 and :$4.00. A hundred other articles at equally low prices Wo guarantee to sell all Goods at the prices we. aiiveitise inein. uciucmiHir lor only Thirty JJays. Come and convince yourselves oflheBargnlna that we are selling. JK-jy-All for Cash nnd Cash only.WS NEW YORK STORE h Painesville, O. I.HRLiril. 19 a r 61,'. I ',1 Main Et. LOST! ON SlvXDAY last, a black aud white woolen shawl was lost somewhere between the Stock well Honse, in this place, anrl Madison vil lage, ine nnuer will receive a iiierai row ant by leaving it at the Postolhce or at the First national -isanK. Billiard Table For Sale! At Very Low rignres. For Cash or in Kxchange for Other Property. Knnnire at the Ijannhier House, near Li. S. A M. a lepot. 5-1, 8-1. Plain and Fancy Stitching DONE AT THE "VsT EED Sewing Machine Rooms. 114 ATAIX STREET. 42dkl HART & MALONE, Manufacturers OF Fine FURNITURE. 103, 105 & 107 Water St., 30, 32 & 34 St. Clair St Cleveland, O. 86ar6 IS the BEST and CHEAPEST Independent Family Newspaper published. It contains okt y-kight columns of reading matter, is i-uuiii Au iiw uoawb. styie, uu line, Willie pa per, and tmblished at the low rn-ice nr ci . year, and . EVERY SUBSCRIBER Receives a Beautiful Chrauo, worth the money invested, thus receiving a fiut-clxbs Weekly Newspaper FOR NOTHING! J6?-Send One Dollar for a Tear's Sub scription, and Ten Cents for postage on the Jlironao to the Star Publishing Com pctny, Cincinnati, u. To the People of Xake Co. THE WEED "TC ATWTT.V X' A TJn'DT'P'P Sewing Machine, With its new and valuable improvements, is be yonu a notiDii me SIMPLEST, LIGHTEST RUNNING; EASIEST TO OPERATE AND MOST DESIRABLE MACHINE . IN THE MARKET. No Part is Operated by a Spring. Every Motion is Positive. The .Attachments are the Simplest & Most Complete Made. Ladies, you should certainly try the WEBB before purchasing, and you will not be sorry you did so. By addressing GEO. FOLWELL 114 MAIN ST., PAINESVILLE, O. Tou can have a Machine Brought to Your House Anywhere in Lake county inside of throe days, when you can give il a thorough trial and see what the machine is yourself. Remember it will cost yon nothing, provided the machine don't suit you. SEE WHAT THE Eadies of Painesville Say ABOUT THE WEED: "YT"E the undersigned, having used the HFAM V ILY FAVORITE" in our families from three to live years, constantly, would sav that our machines have never been out of order al ways ready to do any kind of wokk; never cost anything for repairs, and wo think it tho best and most desirable machine in the market. Every lady should trv it beforo purchasing. Mrs. D. B. Clayton, Mrs. C. Shepherd, W. C. TlSDKL, L. W. Acklf.y, :o: Jxo.Martin, H.C. Nkllis. Don't forget tho place. .Iofkmal onii-e,- MAIN STREET, PAINESVILLE, O. PLAIN AND FANCY MACHINE STITCHING DONE TO ORDER. Maria PROSPECTUS POP 18T2-3. SECOND YEAR of ti iE- Northern Ohio Journal. A LIVE PAPER FOK LIVKlPEOPLE, Published cverv Satnnlav at No. 114 .Main St., Painesville, 'Ohio, by V. V. CM All ItF.KS & SON , l'roprietoi-N. Terms $2.00 per year. THE Journal, with the number for Jnlv 18, enters upon its Second Volume with the highest prospects for tho future. Throughout the year just past it has endeavored tofnfnl, and has,fulflied the promises contained in its original prospectus, and its aim to present an elegant miscellany of pure and pleasant literature has been so far carried out as was possible in view of the many obstacles necessarily incident to the first year of publication. As set forth on its title pagc.it lias been devo ted to Literature, Science, Agriculture and General Home and Foreign news and in the fu ture the aim of its editor and proprietor will be to maintain its present high reputation in these several departments. No pains or expense have ever been spared to make the Journal the best paper published in this section or the State, and for the year just commencing no other or better promise could be asked than that furnished by its past record. New attractions are constantly being pre pared for its readers and none will dispute the asser tion that its enterprise and energy have already won for it a foremost place in the ranks of co- temporaneous publications. By its influence the newspapers of this seetion have been driven into exurtion never before made and while the pa pers hero are now a pride to every citizen it ought not to be forgot ton that their marked im provement has been made within the year last past or in other words since (he establishment of the Journal. EGHT SPECIAL REASONS Which cannot fail to commend the Journal to every class of the reading public. First. Recause it is the lurercst nauer ever published in this county, and because it fur nishes each week nearly 111 ree columns more reading than all the other pa pers combined. Second. Because it has a larcrer list of contributors than any other paper in Northern Ohio. Third. Because it is in every sense of the word, "a live paper," "for live people." Fourth. Because it is, in the broadest sense, fair and independent upon all subjects, wheth er social, Religious or Political : Fifth. Because its articles are all to he point and its columns are not tilled with long and prosy essays devoid of all interest. Sixth. Because it gathers the news Irom all quarters of the world, by telegraph and throngh its own special correspondents and re porters, and condenses it into such brief shape RS to present a reliable mirror of all that is go ing on in this and other countries. seventh. Because its Market Reports of Stock, Grain, Groceries, and Agricultural pro ducts, of home and foreign markets are always reliable. Eighth. Because ft is a paper for the Home Circle always having something for the young folks, as well as the old folks; some thing for the humorous as well as the thought ful; something for the gentlemen as well as the ladies; in fact, something for nil tastes. New Features. Eor the year just commencing the publishers of the Journal are preparing several new and attractive specialties which will be brought out as fast as possible. Among these is the project of giving to every subscriber a Magnificent Premium In the shape of a beautifully illustrated Monthly Magazine which will be sent gratis for one years subscription. Of this Magazine the prospectus will be found lower down iu this colnrau, and specimen copies can be obtained at this office. Remember This is not a premium offered in case you secure one or more subscribers aside from your own but is a magnificent present made to each and every person who shall subscribe to the Jour nal for one year. JKa?"D JN'T put off subscribing to the Jour nal because it is not the season at which you may be accustomed to commence with papers but TAKE IT NOW! FIRST YEAR. -0- THE " Northern Ohio Souvenir, A NEW Monthly Magazine ISSUED MONTHLY BY IV. C. t'll AMKKltS A" SON, At 114 main St., Painesville, Ohio. Terms $1.00 per year. -0- THE Souvenir is intended to lie.in ever re spect,a llrstr-class illustrated niouthly maga sine. Its size will be a quarto and will lie printed onthe finest of double calendered cream laid pa per. Its reading will be an elegant miscellany of pure, light and graceful literature, while its pictures will form a niagnillcent collection oi the finest steel and wood engravings. Each number will contain twenty-four pages and the entire volume when bound at tho end of the year, will form a beautiful work which could not lie purchased in any other way for double tlie money. The Literary Department will he filled with the best of original and selected articles and the publishers feel confident in promising in this, the most perfect satisfaction. - The volume for ISTi-S will routain ah.mt 2-"0 pages and about 100 line engravings, from the pencil and brush of the best artistic talent iu the country and rendered iuto striking "pictures in black aud white" by the best engravers that call be procured. Do Not Forget That this splendid magazine has been put at the extremely low price of 1 .OO per year and that to those who do not feel able to pay this amount the proprietors are prepared to make tho fol lowing ESSES 'Special Offer To every yearly "subscriber to tho nrl hrrn Oltio Journal the Suui ruir will 1h sent for one year as a premium. Thus for $2.00 You can receie the largest and Ibcst weekly in this section of tho state and an illustrated monthly magar.ine eipial in every lvsjioct to any similar puhlicatoii in the country. JJ'Speeimen copies can lie obtained nt this omce.jjaa Don't put off subscribing to tho Souvenir or to the Journal because it is not the season at which you may be accustomed to comineuca with papers but Take it Now. That Convention. -o- THK balance of this Thrilling Romance will lie found in '-THAT CONVENTION; OR, Y ive luvs a Politician. Just out, containi ng 100 Illustrations by the Greatest Humorist rtist in America, with contributions fromMK. . W" PKTUOLKI'M V. NASUV. MAHK TW AIN, "II. G.," KOLLO RAMBLER, and a score of other popular writers, On beautilul nt. paper, elegantly imuiul, Cloth, 1.25: Paper. cents. FOR SALr. LKltYVVIIRK.iu- unr jtoKt-jmhl on receiptor price. F. G. WELCH i I'liimsners, jew i one and ciitcag. AMERICAN NEWS COMPANY, New York eneral Agents for supplying the trade. II AUD WARE! The undersigned offer to Dealers andCusoaa ers at lowest rales, BUILDERS HARDWARE, MAC1IANICS TOOLS, TINNERS STOCK, ALSO, Carriage and Harness Makers Goods. Geo W. Worthincton & Co. JVas. 90 92 WATER STREET, CLEVELAND, O. 48fh3 Notice This! Warner & Mastick. The Narrow Gauge Store A Jill THE Side Track Auction Store, Nos. 166 & 141 STATE STREET, PAINESVILLE, O., Are now supplied with :b IR, Gh .A. I ItsT s All Kinds of Merchandise. Dry Goods, Notions, Crockery, Teas ! 'Withal a general stock of Goods all Bought at Low Figures And to be sold acordingly ! We use no common, cheap flattery such as of fering to our customers a spool of thread, or something of that kind, a little cheaiier than our neighltors, hut we sell anything - iu our stock cheap. Special Bargains in WHITE GOODS, LINEN GOODS, PRINTS, LINEN CHECKS, CROCKERT, SOAP, ROPE, EMBROIDERY, SHEETINGS, COTTONADES, LINEN DRILLS TEA, & TAR. In connection with the "NARROW GAUGE ' we occupy Store No. 141, Next to James H. Taylor's Grocery, where, aside from our regular stock, we nave the Finest Lot of Chromos ! Ever offered in town. ALL NEW SUBJECTS AND WELL FRAMED. To those desirous of ornamenting their par lors and making home attractive, we will say that these chromos arc of IF1 UNTIE: QUALITY AND WILL BE SOLD CHEAP. Our aim is to help customers to Goods at LOW KlUfRES. Our buyer, 1. WARNER, Jr., ha had practical expei-ieuce in looking up bar gains, and knows how to secure them. " GOODS WELL BOUGHT ARE HALF SOLD. WARNER & MASTICK, 100 STATE STREET. The World's Grocery! 171 ROM which goods are dailv shipped to all " -ivili.ed parts of the eastern portion of Lake comity, PERRY, OHIO. W. W. Sinclair Sc. Brother. Remarkable ground and lofty tumbling dowaof prices in nil kinds of Groceries & Provisions. tiunpowder tea for 1 .R per pound. Sugar at less than oilier tiealer can biiv for. i-'lour at hut littlt. over the cost of tho barrels, aud -vcr thing else in proportion. Wp are prepared to sav and prove that everr Ihiug in tlie lineoftiroceries aud Provisions are now selling at prices (5toW per cent, lower than can bo bought anywhere else in the county.