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FRANKLIN FESTIVAL,
GIVEN BY
GIVEN BY COLUMBUS TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION
GIVEN BY COLUMBUS TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION NUMBERS,
GIVEN BY COLUMBUS TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION NUMBERS, IN HONOR OF
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN —AT—
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN —AT— WAGNER'S DINING HALL.
Saturday Evening, January 18th, 1868
; i :T3 ';? ..(
?The "annual banquet: .of the Columbus
TTDoeraphlcal Union, in honor of the an
nlyersary of the birth of Benjamin Frank.
tlln, took place at Waener'8. Dining ttau
last evening. The assemblage was quite
" Tarjce,' and fiieluded nearly all of the mem
bers or trie .tress, as ucnjr an mo
printers in the ltyaad a number of dU
tlnenUhed Invited quests. ; The supper was
torepared lt Wajrner'S best style, as the bill
ot tare will indicate. There; was; plenty,
and to : spare, for more guests than were
present, and the preparation Tor the fra
ternal re-union was alt .that could be ile
Iredi ? :
wThe following; were the officers of the
evening: i
'Prei!n-iJudze 'W. B. Thrall.
"; Fice IVesfdsnta-rJotio Miller, D. CMitch
iell, C..'Bvt Riley,' D. fi. Moouey, S. . E.
JnhnMnu if- f.-,; t- t: , z-
BeevtionCommlUee-Tho. W. Flood, Joe.
C. Coleman, Jas. C. Williams; - .: . . v,.,.
l The- followms; ts the Bill of FarS : ;
e Oyster imp. ' -
Fish Boiled eod-flslu fried black bass.
Game Roast wild turkey, roast venison.
venison steak (with jellygnaU plain; qualrt
on toast, prairie cuickbii, piam nuuiu
broiled,, squirrel, broiled, rabbit stewed, old
style. 7 -. ""v" ,r
;, Oysters Fried. oyBtera,:-'raw ''oysters,
caiionea oysters, orousa oysters. . ...
... CnidDishes-Roast turkev. roast chicken.
agar-cured ' ham, roast beet, . . buffalo
tongues; sheep tonzuev beef tongue, pigs
feet, soused, pressed beet, tripe. ' ... . .
Relishes Lobster salad,, chicken salad,
cranberry ' sauce, currant-jelly, - English
mustard, jrreen, tea, cucumber - pickles;
celery, black tea, cold slaw, Worcestershire
sauce, co nee.'
ii After ample Justice haft been done to the
repast; Judxe Thrall-called 'he company
to order, and anaounced the regular toasts
asioiiows;. r
I'll The Day we Celebrate.
'S. B. Eshelmaa, of the Statksman, re-
eponded substantially as follows,:,;' .
iw Mr. President 4ND Gkntlemkn : .". There
teems, a' mlBarrantrement in the toasts. i
The toast dedicated to the Printer's Devil
la last on -the list, whereas, it properly
Should be "first.".' In a printing office the-
Devil precedes the journeyman, ana tne
Journeyman precedes the Editor, usually.!
'Once more we meet iir-annual com
m em oration ;ot.th nativity of Benjamin
Franklin. It is well..; Even .'were, there
nothing note-worthy in the life and char
acter of Franklin, there ts an eminent fit
ness la theassemoling of Printers, around
tbe festive board at least once a year. A
Icindlier feeling is thus begotten.--and a
pride of profession fostered, which is emi
nently praiseworthy. Although there are
throughout the world distress and wrongs,
and although " man's Inhumanity to man"
yet makes countless "thousands mourn,"'
fy-reason of the art you.. cultivate. 4he;
world is better, and, consequently, happier
(ban it otherwise would be.
It is only two bundred ; and ' fi'vft years ;
since poor John Gwyn, for. printing a piece,
eritlclsiog the , British - Government,' in -which,
occurred i this language :: If - the
magistrates pervert judgment, the people;
are bound: by the law of God, to execute
judgment without them, and upon them
was tried itt the Old Bailey, Clilef Justice
Hyde,- presiding. ' He,.. was- pronounced
guilty; and he was compelled, to atone for
th la offense by being drawn to the. place of
execution upon a hurdle,, wher, he was
banged by the neck, andV -while yet- alive,
was cut down, disemboweled, -his -entrails
burnt before his eyes, his fiend cut off, and
bis head and limbs set up over liberates of;
the cltyi Fof sixty years after this event,
it was a common circumstance lrr England
to crop the ears of Printers, and Editors, to
put them in the stocks and .pillory, to flog
them at the cart's tail, to hang them with
malefactors at Tyburn-, -Since, that time
bow great the progress.i Editors criticize,
now the official conduct of public officers
with impunity and severity with greater
severity than that ;; which .caused tbei
horrible x execution of .Johw- Gwym a
little -over two bundred years agoi By
bis - boldness and sturdy ' Independence,'
Benjamin Franklin did much to lay tbe
foundation for the usefulness of the Press.
Tbe Press improves in tone and character
year by year and consequently in Influ
ence. There ' are no more hangiogSrand
quarterlngs of Editor and - Printers. - The
fiunishraent that is nowinflicted upon them
' they offend the public is the withdrawal
of patronage. ; While this is hot agreeable.
It is much more desirable -than to.be bnng
and quartered. ,-- y ;v,;;i '-.'.,".,.'.;; :;;.'.;;
V-But ' we you' and T4-haVe.' cause to be
proud ot Frauklin. He was the des. endant
of race of blacksmiths, who for three
hundred years followed that vocation in
Ecton,' Sixty, miles - from London. ; His
father wii originally a dyer ; . but the bust
nesa not. being - profitable, at the time in
Boston, be turned bis attention to tbe boil
ing of soap and the ; making of candles. At
tbe age of tea years Ben's schooldays ter
m mated.! Before' this he bad. acquired a
fondness for reading, and every trastment
of tirr . e could call his own- he devoted to
the-:-axa il reading of. Standard : authors,
and .. In. efforts' to .. render... his. style
Ot suu.iHJsitlon. what it--should be; " He
lived all bis days - frugally and temper
ately, which, gave him a clear head and a
long life and an enviable, renown. . From
Devil to Editor be worked successfully np.
By experience he knew what it was to be
a tramping jour T'out of sorts." ; The in
gratitude ot politicians, as do all printers
and editors of political papers, he expert'
enced- .-.Without .wealth without Influen
tial friends without the advantages of the
education so common in-our day he at
tained to a lofty eminence as Printer, as
Editor, as Philosopher and as Statesman.
Bo'coaspicuous bad become his lame, tbat
the most beautitul of women and the most
learned of men at the Parisian Court were
proud to do bim honor.' ' And here in bis
native United States, he stood high in the
affections of bis countrymen. - By a similar
course of life; it is within the power of the
Humblest Printer's Ueyu to attain to emi
nenoe and honor, i
,,. Often did Franklin, when far advanced in
years, express tbe wish that one bundred
ears hence be could be permitted : to re
visit the earth. He was impressed with
the belief that great progress would iu tbat
time have been maae in everything, i On
the seventeenth of April it will be but
aeventv-eight vears since be died.' " Were
he oerinitted to visit US even, now. What
change he would recognize.. Instead of it
requiring tnlrteen mootns - ior- tne -arrival
nf thmlcrn niwn at Boston, as it did in the
days of his Devilship, It Is now received
dally. InBtead of the old clumsey press
that was worked with- the greatest aun
culty, throwing off a few Impressions per
nour, ne wouiu oenoia tne. tea-cyiinuer
Dress throwing off its from twenty to tnirty
thousand impressions per hour; He would
see that tbe electricity that ue bad lured
from the thunder cloud, and which he had
made passively administer- to bis amuse
ment, has now become a common carrier
of all manner of intelligence almost out
stripping tbe pulsations of time In Its fleet
ness. Marvelous as this might .seem, bt
would, doubtless, be more surprised to find
tbat man bad so far become the master ot
the elements that a Gale and a Flood stick
type, with admirable docility, in the same
omce.; s -i- v ;.-.; ..; f; ......
"si. Tha Tporphio Art The Key atona in the
Ana ot Modern rtcre. ...: .
Responded to by C A. Poland. ;
;;M. PKBStDENT AND' GENTLEMEN! A
little more than a hundred year ago, the
Art of Printing with moveable types was
born.. Ud to that time the world was gov
rned by force. - Tbe code of tyrants, tbat
"Might makes Klght," was the source trom
wbicb spruug every movement in pontics,
In social lite and in the church. A deep
darkness enshrouded tbe minds of tbe peo
ples A few only enjoyed the expensive
luxury or education.- ignorance and super
stition governed . the masses. But when
Koster discovered the Art of Printing, and
Gelnsfleisch and Guttenberg and Schceffer
and Faust exertea tneir genius in its 1m
provement, tbe sombre veil of ignorance
parted in twain and a flood of light ponred
forth to illuminate uie wonu. , ,
The Press became the Champion of Pro
gress. 'It'"" became ' the ' key-stone In the
irrand Arch. over. . wblctt toe arts and
ciences were' borne" to the ends of tbe
world.- It upheld the 'radical changes
! SOUirht to h pntrrnftorl tnfn tha hnil v noli-
tk It was the key-stone which supported
tne wnoie taorlc:or Progress in its Deauti
ful -symmetry... Remove tbat one stone
now, and the whole edifico tumbles into
ruin. Remove the Press obliterate all
knowledge of the TvDosrraDhic Art from
the minds of men ana Sciense and Art
would lose their chief sunnorts Civiliza
Hon would become retrogressive, until the
scenes ot turbulence and violence of the
"Dark Ages" would be re-enacted Rell
glon would lose its greatest power Fan
aticism and superstition would again noid
sway. over. the minds of the people-and
Liberty, deprived of its Argns-eved guar
dian, would become a prey to the wiles of
xyranny. Had tne ancient commonwealth
of Rome been possessed of the Art of Print
ing, and a Free Press, she would not have
fallen a prey to the cupidity of the un
principled adventurers who ' stepped to
power and royalty over the bodies of an
enslaved people. Give to France to-Mlay
Free Speech and a Free Press, and to-morrow
the strong walls of the Tuilleries will
bo shaken bv the u nnmdi nf Franca
more, powerful than the -rams' horns of
Jericho and 'that Janus-faced enemy ol
Llbi-rtVi Louis Nanoleon. would be burled
In the ruin. , , , . . .
! But the Press In not the conservator of
liberty alone, i Every art and everrprin
flple .of science and improvement, con-
ceived bv the genius of man is. Indebted to
the Press for perpetuity Is stamped by it
witn iim mortality, now-many precious
discoveries Of art and science were lost to
the world with the death of their discover
ers belore tbe art of printing was known.
It, wnen .f ranklin, with . Pis kite and SUK
string,., first discovered the principle of
electricity, there had been no Press to give
It permanent life, Morse would, probably,
never have iu vented the Electric Telegraph:
and without the Pi ess what would become
of the utility of this grand production of
genius r it would have- remained -Jtne
gigantic' experiment it was during the first
years ot its existence the whistle tor which
the boy paid t-o much I But the art ot
printing has utilized the experiment. The
Press has made If its servant and sent it
ortn to gather the dally occurrences ot
every nation and every clime: and the
day is not far distant when those little elec
tric arteries oi thought will permeate every
section, even to. the most remote and ob
scure hamlets. ,r : :, . I
Ir. Poland, continued : by : citing tbe
names of a number of the prominent men
belonging to the craft, which we omit for
tbe want ot space.
Sd. National TvvoaravUeat Union The beeeon
licht of all truo crafUineo ita influence extenda
from Maine to California, and from the f rosen re
gion of toe A orln to tbe jfc vergladea of Florida.
Responded to by S. E. Johnson. '
Mr. Pbksidbnt : I had the honor to rep
resent No. 78 in the National Typographi
cal Union at a late session- In Chicago. -1
duly appreciated the honor 'my lellow-
workmen conferred on . me, was favorably
impressed ! bv -my observations- of the
urney man printing interest in its national
character, and- was highly delighted with
the hospitality of our brethren in Chicago.
Intact, everything connected with the ses
sion was so agreeable that in no particular
have I been inclined to -oallr ray , member-,
ship in the National body a misfortune
except inasmuch as it has given a reason
tor calling on me to respond to this toast
to-night. The sentiment, comprehends so
much, in celebration-like this, that it de
serves . better . treatment than' It can ' dos4
sibly receive at my. bands, under existing
ctr;uui&biiilcrH. .t--r -, u tI
It could scarcely be expected that an in
dividual, who. lays no" claim to ,ver8ality,
and whose days and nights are spent in the
demnitlon grind that -characterizes the
printer's lifa ln the production of a daily
newspaper, , could, oh . short notification,
make a brilliant speech. and say pretty
things, and I shall not attempt it,
' It. U true that . the famous man whose
birthday we celebrate acquired much of his
learning and intelligence while faUhtully
fulfilling lris duties as a workingman, but
In his day daily newspapers had not reached
tneir present standing, and where the mid
night oil found him perusing books, it finds
tbe journeyman newspaper printer of to
day wrestling with the type and trembling
at th approach of - merciless editors and
reporters "with more copy. ' ; .--i '
.Yet Franklln?s difficulties were mani
fold, and.be.has. furnished an" example of
diligence and perseverance most worthy of
imitation "The printers look upon bis lifq
as a bright chapter in the history of the
art, and as a legitimate link in the grand
chain of improvement the world has wit-
nessed in these modern. times. '
bince Franklin toiled with the antiauated
methodsof pursuing tbe business, printing
has made a march of improvement in me
chanical Appliances only equalled by the
strides, it has -made in. elevation ot char
acter and ; healthy organization. -' It has
progressed, through; all the 'old . methods
until it has reached a . system by which a
President's -message can be- put in type in
less time' than it takes one man ' to read- it.
and the lightning rapidity .of the steam
press can furnish thousands, of copies to
tbe publican bour. u--..-vi.:
in this general improvement the working
printers ha ve kept pa6e.i.Tbev have emerg
ed rom tbedark days when capital was the
only Influence-recognized - in the control
of their fortunes ; have become thoroughly
awake to the tact that labor is as necessarv
to capital as eapital is to labor ; have formed
their local' associations,' and have culmin
ated the grand scheme m tha creation of
the Rational Typographical Union. -
me sntimeut you nave just read, Mr.
Presidenul's fraught with mucbslgnificance.
Such ia the perleetion of its arrangements
anq tnejusticeoi "its aeoisions taattne JNa
tional Typographical Union has truly be-
coxue'the Deacon light Qt all truecrattsmen."
The creation ot the subordinate Unions, and
composed of delegates from them, It seeks
not to enforce its laws as arbitrary edicts,
Due is a national council tor the considera
tion of projects for tbe protection and ele
vation ot the craft throughout the country.
lis counsels nave ever been, ot a character
which, it. followed, would lead to a happy
understanding-between the employer and
employee, anil if some local Unions have
overstepped the bounds of . propriety and
assumed prerogatives notdelegated to them
by tbe principles on which our organiza
tion is founded, I think I am warranted in
saying they have never received encour
agement from the .National Union. - So far
as I am informed, all attempts by local
Unions to better their conditions have been
seconded; by the legislation of the National
Union, and I am glad to say that its decis
ions and counsels have been received in the
same kind spirit In which' tbey were ten
dered. Its sessions have- been productive
of friendly greetings and mutual under
standings among printers throughout its
jurisdiction, and the general effect has cer
tainly Deen to give the printing interest a
national character commensurate with its
position among tbe various; items that go
to make up civilization.
An association ot working men, repre
senting a constituency spread over the
wbole country, and operating under a sys
tem inaugurated and recognized by each
and all of tbe various branches, is a pic
ture of harmony ' peculiarly magnificent.
and adds much to tbe respectability of la
bor. ' - - ':
Mav this "beacon Ho-hf continue to
shine fn all .tbe brilliancy . ef its palmiest
days, as long as the "clicking ot the magic
type ana toning oi tne giant press" are
recognized as civilizers a safeguard to
printers everywhere, whether wrecked in
pocket, on a fruitless "tramp," or castaway
ou a sea of trouble by unfortune strikes or
the insinuating treachery of. that dishonour
rtDie class ot printers so appropriately
known as "rats."
Tbe extent of the jurisdiction of theNa- .
tional Typographical Union has been fit- '
tingly referred to. What better evidence
of its utility could ' be produced than thi :
fact that Us privileges ana good otticef
have been embraced and aeoepted by every
State in the U- ion? Distance is an itnpedi-'
ment tbat has been overcome without hesi
tation, and printers from the golden shores
of the Pacific make voyages Dy sea to attend
its annual sessions. ' It has extended its In
fluence even, beyond the .boundaries of our
own country into Canada, and through it
arrangements have been effected by which
the printers of two nationalities harmonize
and work together with, an exactness that
challenges admiration. : . .. ,...
II there have been -divisions, they have
been temporary, and, from the very nature
of things, unavoidable. -. If there have been
di8sensions,thebreachesbave been speedily
repaired, and the old fellowship reinstated
with new bonds of unity.. . The late civil
war necessarily alienated a large number
of the Typographical Unions from the com
mon centre lor a time, but one of the e-reat.
est victories of peace was tbe first assem
bling of tbe National Typographical Union
after the contending sections had laid down,
their arms. ; Past political differences were
ihrtrotten. legislation took the old channt-1
of all sections, and, in the, language, o I
President Oberly, ouf reconstruction wa j
complete.":-:" -! wt t.im-1 tie-'.-.-.- i:.'f
Printers from the North, and from tb
South joined to overcome the temporary
entanglement, crushed passion to the earth
and wept in common over the havoc deaf
i had made in the ranks ol old delegates.
I cannot close the few remarks 1 hav'i
made, Mr. President, . without . congratu
I lating Columbus Typographical Union No.
5 on its able representation in the National
! organization. Among the gentlemen who
have represented it, and who are still
. among us, it is with considerable pride
! that I mentlon''Bradfordi' and 1 Paul,-and
; Riley ornaments to the cratt both in
' workraahshiDi.and .fidelity: to our cause.
; One ot my best wishes for this Union is
tbat itroayalways .be as. tortunafe in its
selection of delegates : and' may It live and
: flourish as an organizition to celebrate
; many a time the birthday of Benjamin
Franklin, even after the grim messenger
. shall have called us from tbe scene.
i .Gentlemen. I thank, you or your atten
i tton. and with your kind permission- Will'
"quart out.'' - - " -
4:fa. Th Journeyman Printer--Fnlfillinz hiadn
tiea and aw aitinc nia opportunities like bim wboae
: fame we are to-night assembled- to oommetnora'e.
. be ma; atani as a minister before tbe learned and
: s.e.t tbe Kings and rotentatsaof tne World.
i -J Mr. Horace H. Diiren was called on to
respond to this sentiment. We have been
I unable to procure his remarks foe publlea-
! tloh. He was earnest in his arguments for
j tbe advancement of the craft, holding that
there is no, position in life to which a onr
; printer might not aspire, If he would only
! strive for It. '
I 5(4. IU local lUUorHo paints .every daj-S
plotnre on tbe eanraa of tbe present, and, -when
. tbe figures are scarce, reproduces tbe past. ;
i . Responded to by -G. K. Nash, of the
'Journal: " J
I Mr. Prbsidbst and Gentlemen: My
'first thought upon hearing the. toast to
which I am called Hipon'to respond, was
that it had been suggested by some one who
is verv fond of "fat," and 1 venture to say
that he will respond, very eagerly " Here,"
y; .1 enter the composition room ' to
morrow evening and cry out, -Meterologl-cal."
But If local editors do reproduce the
past, and printers do love ..fat,":it is not a
subject to he discussed in so public a place
as this, and the less that is said about the
matter the better."1
i It Is probably expected that I shall say
something about the local editor, but what
can I say about tbat individual " which, is
not .already, known,. Every body knows
bim and every body discusses hi en- He al
so knows every body and thinks at least
about everybody, If perchance he" does not
discuss tbat comprehensive individual.
From morning until night he is flitting,
about vour city. If'you gdto market you
will, in all probability, And him there. If
you chance to pay a visit to the: Mayor's
, office, where the -votaries of vice, influ
; enced by the persuasive eloquence of isni
: formed policemen, daily congregate, you
iwill find . him there. Next you will see
'bim rushing along the-streets,, and- im-
mediately you imagine that" he has
' his eye fixed 1 on the object of all
I his de-dres an "Item." If you undertake
: a journey; you will probably find him at
. the depot, when you start, and also there to
welcome you on your return. It business
calls you "to the Capitol, this omnipresent
individual will cross your pathway even
there. Alter the day's work for all. except
Printers, is done-rafter i the' shades; of
night have hushed the hum of city lite, and
the gas lam ps glitter and sparkle in the
streets, the-irrepressible local isetH mean
dering through them, with tbe hope of
finding something to startle the nerves of
the reader of the moruiiig paper at the
breakfast-table. "i , : .: - .
: Tet this officious personage, whose busi
ness it is hot to attend to his own concerns
but to those of other people, is always
warmly greeted by those whom he meets
Everybody seems, to understand -him and
to consider that' he is. a necessary evil.
Therefore his hand is daily and cordially
received by the lawyer, the physician and
tbe clergyman, by the man ot business, the
laborer and the public official as-he impu
dently asks "Zo ytu know anything t"
- une, wno is thus thrown in contact with
all classes of people, has -opportunities to
learn much about his fellow men that lie
would not otherwise know. He sees much
of vice, but: he usually, finds that even
among its votaries -there is still .lingering
Something that men call ' heart,? and that
they still have a desire to be better men
and women. In the business man, whom
the world calls cold, he ferrets oat a warm
place and dispels from his own mind the
slander that all men are selfish and only
seltish. In his associations with the rich
and the poor he finds that there is happi
ness, in the palace or'in he hovel, in pro-T
' portion to the kindness, tbe generous-heart-
edness and tne goodness possessed Dy their
inmates.
"The few months during which it has been
my duty to perform tbe labors of a Local,
have been among the most pleasant and
profitable ot ray life, and I trust that their
teachings will give me more charity wbeu
I see faults in those by whom I. am sur
rounded. t
One qf the most pleasant experiences of
these months has been ray acquaintance
with printers. Formerly I was accustomed
to pass your windows and-wonder what
sort of men those were, whose lamps
nightly burned until ' midnight, and fre
quently until one, two, three, and four
o'clock in tbe morning. A nine months'
a.-sbciation with them has now taught me
that they are men with, large .hearts, and
the printer shall always have my hand and
my best wishes.;; ;.
: 6A. The Pnt of'Colamtwt la ererr ' Cri.is.
the doings of Statesman are ilonrnalised ; Gnettoj
pa blisb and Messengers i Westbota) disseminate tbe
Newa. : ; ..
Responded to by Mr. W, W. Webb, of
the Sunday Morning News, who Said : - -:
Great writers are seldom great speakers!
being neither, I will be pardoned lor talk
ing indifferently, leaving the brevity of
my speech to answer for its deficiency in
interest. I can not tell why I should have
been called upon to respond to tbe Press ot
Columbus, in the presence of the veterans
in it3 service that I see about me, unless It
is the fact that I now remember, that I
have been continuously and laboriously
connected with that press tor a longer pe
riod than any one in the room. 1 The veter
ans have changed places, -discontinued,
commenced again recently, or, best of all.
their lines have fallen Iu pleasanter places
than the perpetual motion of the press af
fords to Its bondsmen. It : is . pleasant
to think, . however, that even-those who
have been promoted still feel a sufficient
i pride In their old calling and appreciation
) of its nobility, to attend our annual fest
ival and celebrate with us the anniversary
jot our patron saint.
I The sentiment of "The Press of .Columi
bus" recalls to my memory a long list of
i brilliant names belonging to it men big
- of heart and great of intellect. First of all I
'recall that antique Roman of the Press,
-Medary, whose portrait looks benlgnantly
and fraternally, from yonder frame, upon
our festivities ; and his name reminds me
that we meet in the building; erected by
bim. and in the very sanctum in which he
dashed off those pungent editorials that
gave fame to the Uolumbus Press, when
giants swung the tomahawks ot lournai
ism, but never discharged poisoned arrows.
I can also recall the names of the gentle
and chlvalric James Haddock Smith, who
now sleeps in Green Lawn; the generous
and gifted Unas. o. foster; the iteed
.Brothers who 'still drive the editorial
quill. I can recall the names of Follett
and Scott, Burke Fisher, Haddock, Mackey
and Hams, and a host ot others, now wide
ly separated, and alas, too -many in their
tombs. 1 should not tail to mention Flood,
Geary, Gale, and Thrall, but we need no re
minder, tor they are happily here and
easily Identified. To f the memories of
those who are not here let us bow in rever
ence and respect, and bestow our kindest
wishes; to the Press-ot Columbus,- cele
brated in the toast, let us unite our good
hopes to the puns of the sentiment, and
trust that in tbe future as in the past it will
!maintaiu the dignity, the renown and the
pre-eminence of our beautiful city and
mighty btate.
' 7th. Thi Employer and Employ. They should
blend into one bud r. in abicb trbxt is done br the
bead that plana and tbe baud toat execute, cannot
bless the one while it opprot or ttrikt at the
otner. . ,
' Gen.Comly was called for, but Mr. Paul'
of tbe Journal, said be bad called on him
and found him wUli one eye closed up by
neuralgia,' and in characteristic language.
said that he could not go one eye on the
Festival. Liu j liter and applause.
1 8th. TK ladle. 0 nr Guardian Angela, be they
Mothers, Wives, Daughters. Sisters or Sweethearts.
They alwajs produce good impressions and printers
are never so uappj a wueu imprinting bissjs on
fair lips, it - i:'- .-
Mr. V7. H. Busbey, of the Farmer
Chronicle, responded briefly to this senti
ment, lie thought tne committee bad
singular facility in getting him out of bis
element.': Last .'year It became necessary
for him to be so impolitic as to talk about
those touchy Individuals Local Editors.
This, year he was asKeu to taite a step on
delicate ground to talk about the Ladies.
He could not and would not talk flippantly
on such a- subject. Going to church and
calling on a good and true woman was
with him about the same thing. The simple
pretence ot the one bad something of the
sacred ness that hovered about the other
The. sentiment came home to every man
present. At the mother's knee; by the
sister's side In long years of familiar inter
course; in the. hew joy of his own home,
;
with wife as presiding genius; in the
watching of the growth of what people call
his daughter, but who to him is angtl ; in
the mysterious intercourse with tbe one he
never names even to his nearest friend,
man learns to love and reverence woman.
' The boy never forgets the mother's pray
er the vagabond never refers to his moth
er but with respect; the libertine will nev
er mention lightly the name of his sister;
the veriest clown will strike, you down
dare' you breathe' one word against his'
sweetheart.
Those govern best who are most loved;'
so women rule men as they can never be
ruled by kings and princes. And men are
willing captives. , Women guard them
from dangers they 5never toll. -They ar
our Guardian Angels. When ladies are
present in any assembly there are no wrong
doings no foul-mouthed absurdities spo
ken no cigars outraging propriety. One
lady will come to a room crowded with
men, bringing a calm, a softness, that has
something of the angelic about it. ,
Tbe imprinting of kisses is something to
be practiced, and pot talked about. ' Print-;
ers are like other men. Numerous . cates
could be cited to demonstrate, that they all
do, or would like; to do, a big business in
this kind of "printing'? business.. .-"':'"
. Every heart would join in saying, " God
bless the Ladies."! ... --j . . v
- th. The Printer' Devil. : .: .. v .,
-Responded to by J. St. J.Clarkson. : a
Mb. President 1 You must excuse me it
1 fail to put in an appearance this evening.
Instigated by the very individual in whose
praise I am expected to speak the Devil
and not having the tear . of the couse-.
quences - before my eyes, I. went down on
tie ice to-day to skate.' - He suggested that"
I would be a big thing on ice. . I listened
to his fiendish suggestions, and like all who
heed his words, aed are not used to thei
Ice I 'fell. Consequences: A -shattered
constitution and ruptured breeches. Now,
a man's constitution is not. material, but'
his breeches are. ' The : poorest man may
get a new constiution, but a new breeches!
may trouble him. ::!;-.'.;. . ..;. ; .;
But, I forgot. I was about to tell you
that because ot the iar received this aiter
noon by my voluntary sitting down on the
Ice, p.od the manner In- which I took my
seat head first I came very near not
coming here at all to-night, and certainly
had all speeches knocked out or my cra
nium. You will- excuse , me, therefore, if
in the present disordered state of my mind
and my wardrobe, I am weak In my praise
of. the. only Independent .cuss about a
printingolllce the Devil. -
we have all been' devils; Borne or us.
have not recovered from it yet, and hardly
ueed a word by way of description. You
have only to shut your eyes, and in Imagl-.
nation go back to the first' day your feet
crossed the sacred threshold of a printing
office, and contrast your then innocent con
dition with what it was six- months after-.
Ward, to realize what a very devil of a devil:
you were. ' .::'-
One of the' most useful nnrl nt. the Rmn'
timo most Incorrigible institutions about a.
printing omce is that august personage
whose claims to immortality we -are now
considering. Though there be no throne
of -flame for his majesty, nor attendant de
mons or demonesses, no bot bath ot liquid:
fire In which to cool his parched system'
in short, though there be no hell for him,'
ready-made, it takes him a very short time
to raise one; Irf point of fact, "raising'
hell" Ls his chief delight., It he can't get1
tip hell any other way, he procures an old
shoe, and with it makes a little one of bis'
own. Into which he condemns broken and
battered types, valuable pie' and tbe like.,
It's, a great saver of time and trouble to:
your true devil, this old-shoe hell. " ' '' '',
To be a good iJevll- in s printing omce ls
to be a very useful boy, and to fill a posi
tion trom which nave risen some ot the:
first men of the world.'-Hein whose honor
this festival is given. Lord Clarendon,
Horace Greeley, Col. Green, of the Boston
Post, Hen. Shellibar, or, as he is better
known, "Mrs. Partington, and our own
lamented comrade, Artemus Ward, all took
stock in the Devil business.-. Poor Artemus,'
nearly all of you who hear me knew him.''.
With all a printer's failings, be had yet a.
printer's heart a heart that could feel for.
and relieve the distress of his kind, and
more especially of his craftsmen. When-,
ever a "strapped jour" came his way, he
was sure of aid and a joke. Dying, be
showed that he was a printer still that the
flattery of the great had not spoiled him,
nor dimmed irr him that love of his profes
sion which he held during his life. He
evidenced this, I say, by his magnificent
bequest to found an asylum for decayed
printers. Poor Charley Browne! A tear
to his memory. . ,
But I am getting off the track. I was
telling how many great men men "whose
names . the world will not willingly let
die" have filled the delicate and respon
sible position of Devil. You can hardly
mention a man to-day prominently before
the people, either in politics, literature or
art, who is not a graduate from "behind
the press." " ,
. But I have said enough; more than I
thought I could say when I aroe, not hav
ing been able to - make preparation tor a
speech. . Let our Devils then press forward
in their vocation, endeavoring, by a strict
attention to business, to kick up more rows
than any two men in a printing offl ce and
they can say wtih me,
Let others fill
' W bat posts they will '
' Let each man find his level '
Let this one pray,
' Let that be gay, :
I think I're raised the Devil.
Tolunteer toast by Mr. Coleman ; "The
City Fire Department."
Col. Marrow was called upon' but did not
appear. . .,. . '. J -.
Mr. Donaldson briefly and humorously-.
responded in bis behalf, upon the call of
the company, alluding briefly to the print
ing craft, and the ability displayed by the 1
speakers during the evening, and Anally in
a feeling manner to Franklin. -
Many other volunteer toasts were offered
and responded to, by Col. R. P. Baber and .
other gentlemen ; songs were sung and a
good time generally was had, .. .
C, B. Flood. Esq, offered the following : ,
The Pre idmt of the Evening The oldest of
Printers . as he is the best of men.
Loud calls were made for Judge Thrall,
who, in response, said :
Rising in acknowledgment of the too
flattering . sentiment you have iust ex
pressed, I need scarcely say to you, gentle
men, wnat pleasure it anoraea me to re
ceive your kind invitation to be with you
to-night; nor how much gratification I
have derived from a participation in the
social testivities of your reunion. The oc
casion carries me back in fond recollection
to the period, ot my advent to the then in-,
considerable village of Columbus, renews
my age, and restores my juvenility. : Tbat
period, measured by the standard allotted -to
human life, is now in the long past-
longer, my triends, than I choose to specify;
but as data from which vou may estimate,
I will say, it was when Thomas Worthing- ..
ton exercised gubernatorial functions in
Ohio, and when Ethan Allen, Brown was
inaugurated as his -successor."' Compared
with the collossal proportions it has uow
taken on, that was "the day of small things"
in the typographical cratt ot (Jolumbus.
Had the whole fraternity then in the town.
employers and emyloyees, been mustered -
: lil .U 1.1 1
on an vcchbiuu iiao luis,. uiey wuuiu usra
found ample space for their accommoda-
tion.around an ordinary sized dinging table.
And 1 trankly deciase to you, gentlemen, .
that until meeting you here in your own
congress to-night, I had myself no concep
tion ot vour numbers and torce in this
city. At a meeting like this, at the time to
which 1 have adverted, my appropriate '
place, from my years or rather want :
of years would have been among your
youthful portegee over there, to whom the
country must soon look for counsel and di
rection.
-At the period to which I have referred, a
single apartment on tbe second floor served
for composition room and press room.
Power presses and rollers bad not been
dreamed of. We had instead the honest
old " Ramage," and pelt balls. - With these
appliances, and a font of old pica that had
lain pied in Chiilicothe since the removal
of the seat of government and worn near
ly to the nick at that added to the scanty
stock already on hand, it was managed
to execute the State printing, get out a
weekly "Monitor? and do such transient
jobs as were offered. There was no dally
paper west ot the mountains iu those days,
and tortunately for the printers,no railroads
or tetegrapns. . xue man couiu naraiy
be called even a "stow coacn" tor the
eastern- mail reached here on horse-back
twice a week, via Marietta,-Athens and
Lancaster. Old Mr. Zinn, the ancestor of
the present race of that name, had inaugu
rated a line ot dug-outs, called coaches,
that made semi-weekly trips to Chiilicothe.
The same line (somewhat improved in style
and celerity) remains ; almost the sole rep
resentative in our State of that mode of
".public accommodation." - Thus we were:
enabled to dispose of Gov. .Wortblngton's
valedictory message in one issue of the
paper and Gov. Brown's in another and
be in readiness for President Monroe's sec
ond annual message by the time it reached
here. ' v-..
' But a truce to "the dead past." . Our vo
cation here to-night is to put ourselves in
Sympathetic communication with tbe
merits of one of our craft, whose wisdom
in council commanded the respect of his
co temporaries, and whose example Is a
perpetual exemplar to all self-reliant
young men. Great, and justly great, as
.were tha honors paid bim by bis cotem
poraries, yet did they come short of the
measure of his real merits, tor these could
not be readily estimated ; and his fame as
a philosopher and patriot will continue to
increase and culminate for " many
generations yet to-come. I have been
in the habit ot regarding the
very -- .-- scrutinizing - examination to
which: he - was subjected before" the
English House of Commons, in February,
17G6, relative to the repeal ot the American
Stamp Act, with his masterly answers to
the various interrogatories propounded on
that occasion, as ol itself sufficient to estab
lish his fame as a profound philosopher,
statesman, and patriot. Had his views, ex
pressed in the course of that examination,
been adopted by the Ministry, it would not
then, and might not ever, have been writ
ten la the primer, that "..' ...... t ...
' -'; i '. v..-; "The British Kim' "V. -.''!
Lost States thirteen." , . .., i,
: But the hour admonishes me to desist;
and I close my remarks by proposing as a
sentiment: .. -;
The Age in Which we fv Distinguished beyond
all periods- of equal extent for the development oi
seienee and the progress of arts, and their applica
tion to the praetieal uses of mankind... .v.:
IwIX Myers, E-q., being called tor, pro
claimed bis Inability to make a speech, and
settled the question by making a first-rate
one, at the conclusion of which he offered
the following, which passed unanimously :
' Resolved, That the thanks of this assem
blage be returned to Judge W. B. Thrall,
for his kindness in presiding over our fes
tivities. .. . ,
The following resolution was adopted
unanimously : -.- ; t cr-': - -.
: Resolved, That our thank? be and they
are hereby tendered to Charly Wagner tor
the magnificent banquet he has prepared
for us on this occasion- ' ,
i- After singing "Auld Lang Syne," the
banqueters adjourned to their homes well
pleased with the manner In which Colum
bus Typographical Union No. 5 celebrated
Franklin's Birthday,
. " And when they hare another feast. - ,
"May we be there to see." .-!!
FIRE YESTERDAY.
FIRE YESTERDAY. BURNING OF THE UNIVERSALIST
CHURCH.
Loss, About $6.000.
About three o'clock yesterday afternoon
a fire was discovered in the TJniversallst
Church, on Third street, corner of Cherry
alley. Loss, perhaps 5.000or $6,000. ''
-The fire originated in a detective flue, on
the north side of the church, and must have
been burning for hours before it. was dis
covered.. .---.-.:.!:.' '. -:
The. Sunday School was In ' prog . . " -
the basement, but thanks to Mr.- Bailey's
and the teachers' admirable management
and presence of mind, the children were
all got out without injury, and without un
necessary excitement. . '.r ";
Although the fire was discovered - at
about . three' o'clock, the alarm was not
given from the bells of the' city for a halt
hour afterwards, causing a good deal of
grumbling from those whose delight it is
to grumble at the fire department, for de
lay in getting the fire under, , . . ' ... .'. "
When ,we first, arrived on the ground,
before a stream bad been , turned on the
blazing building, the entire tower was in
flames,, as also was tbe rear ofthe roof.
It was feared at one time that, tbe fine
organ owned by the Unlversaltst Society,,
one of the best in the city, we are 'told,
would be destroyed, but, we are happy to
be able to say, it is comparatively - unin
jured. - '
There is an insurance on tne Duuuing oi
$5,000, which, In our opinion, will go far
towards maklnar no the loss.' . T'.
The firemen were greatly impeded in
their labors by the falling plastering, and
!by the "help" rendered by those officious
persons whose best gift it is always to be in
, the road.
i We are heartily sorry for our friends of
the'Society. They had just got their church
renovated and in good repair. ' Their large
and valuable Sunday school library was
sayed, uninjured, we are pleased to know.
'NTr.TTTT'vn ,v tr 'PitrKvrifl. "Whp.n a man
has a good friend, he has a good thing. - His
losses are his friend's losses, bis woes and
griefs are his friend's. ' We have such a
friend. We mentioned, a few days ago,
that some tophet-bound wretch bad cap
tured our scissors, and magnanimously of
fered to forgive and forget if he would re
turn them. He didn'tdo it. Our affliction
tell like a leaded weight on the soul of our
friend. Going to the Postoffice on Satur
day morning, we returned about dark
having made the round trip iu about ten
hours with a letter containing the fol
'" '
TOWN PY DE RIFER.
TOWN PY DE RIFER. KALUMBUS. Ohio, Jan. 17th, '68.
Mbester Sbkvkkns : You Bed in der
baber ash zum fellers schtolt yer zeezarsh.
unt, vouldn't priug dem peck. I givesh
you onder pare.. Uf you no likes dem
prlng Hem peek, put tont let zum onaer
fellers sen teal dese here. .. , . .
- xours,
JOHN HANNS.
John is our friend ; we know it from a
remark he made. He may rest in peace.
There is no steel to the scissors he sends us.
They are made of wood, like John's head.
Market Prices. The market on Satur
day morning wat about as good as it is
generally this season of the year. Dealers
don't ask anything for what they do bring
in either. Butter sold for. from. 40 to
60 cents per pound, and strong at that. Eggs
40 cents !per dozen. Potatoes about two for
a cent apiece. Cabbages, about half as big
as a fashional chignon, our country friends
bad the nerve to ask 10 to 15 cents a -head
for. Other articles of provisions sold at
the same exhorbitant rates. . And yet, with
a knowledge of this state of affairs, capi
talists are reducing the wages of labor, and
many landlords contemplate an increase of
rents for their dilapidated tenant houses.
The prospect for mechanics and working
men, here ' and elsewhere, is indeed s
gloomy one.
Transferred Saturday. The follow
ing transfers of real estate were left at the
Recorder's office on Saturday :
; George Both and wife to John G. Heiu-
mann, January ISth, half ot lot No. 23 in
C. F. Jaeger's addition to the city of Co
lumbus, for $1275. '
; Ws A. Gill to J. W. Dwyer, August 6th,
1867, lots Nos. 16 and C7 of Wm. A. Gill's
fourth addition to the city of Columbus, ior
$1350. -'-' " "'-'
: John B. Curtis and wife to J. W. Dwyer
December 31st, 1867, part of lot No. 27 in
Central Reserve in the city of Columbus,
lor $4000. '"''-'.
. A. J, Agler et al. to O. T. Goodwin, Nov
26th, 1867, quit claim to 1 acre of land in
Mifflin township, for $1.
: Samuel Maize and wife to O.T, Goodwin
January 1st, quit claim to 28 acres in Mif-
lin township, for $17o. , -
Elizabeth E. Murray to Huldah Sher
man, January 18th, lot No. 63 in William
Neil's addition to tbe city of Columbus,
for .$3,100.
Marriage Licenses. There were 9 mar
riage-licenses issued during tbe past week
bv the Probate uourt, as iouows : Monday
2; Tuesday, none; Wednesday, 4; Tburel
day, 1 ; Friday, 1 ; Saturday, l. rom this
it will be seen tbat, because of the extra-
ordinary cost of housekeeping, getting
married is about played out.
NEWS BY TELEGRAPH,
To Ohio Statesman.
FROM EUROPE.
BY ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH.
Arrest of George Francis Train.
- London.' Jan.- 18. When the Canard
steamer Scotia entered Queen town last
evening, a strong police force quietly went
on board and arrested-George- Francis
Train, Grinnell and Gee, three of the pas
sengers from New York. - It Is understood
these gentlemen ' were in custody on the
charge of being active members ' of the
American wing ot the Fenian organization:;
The proceedings caused considerable ex
citement, both here and elsewhere, espe
cially among the American residents.. -!,
: Cork, Jan. 19. A Btrict search of the
person and baggage of George Francis
Train disclosed no proot of complicity with
the Fenian movements, or' justifying his
arrest by the British police on suspicion Of
being concerned in Feuiau plottings. Train
asserts that be came, over to Europe as a
special correspondent in , Ireland for the.
New York World. He has formally pro-,
tested, through the United States Consul,
against his detention, and declares he was
arrested upon no other ground of sus
picion than the finding of an Irish paper
The Press.
Paris. Jan. 18. Duke De Persigny; in a
letter objects to the bill recently proposed
for the government of the press of the
country. He thinks the press will be al
lowed too much latitude. While he would
favor a bill designed to give more freedom
to tbe press, the obvious tendency of the
the proposition of the bill would be to
leave journals free to assail public and pri
vate character. -. . J . ; '
Stockholm.
-Stockholm. - Jan.! 18. Parliament ::met
yesterday. The King delivered the open
ing speech. After reviewing the state of
the country, be entered upon the subject of
efficiency of the army; he favored the en
rollment of all the male population la the
military organizations, and the purchase ot
the most approved arms for the use of the
i ;?:- s.-v-n r;
Berlin Diet.
i Berlin, . January 18. The-, diet has
abill for a railway loan of forty million
thalers. ', ' ; ' ; 'u '
Italian Parliament.
! Florence,- January-18. The party
the left has been defeated in the Italian
Parliament on a motion to adjourn debate
on the budget for this year, i . -ii.-ii..
Count Sartiges.
i - London, Jan. 18. Sartiges the French
Ambassador to Rome, attended the New
Year fete of Francis, ex-King ot, tbe Two
Sicilies. Pleasant speeches were made,
and there was much good feeling. -
Seizure.
Dublin, 19. The police of
have made a seizure of guns and ammuni
tion found in shops of that city to put them
out of the reach of Fenians.
Editor Arrested.
Dublin, Jan. 19 Evening. Dr. Waters
another editor ot the Dublin Irishman, has
been arrested, but the particular charge is
not stated. If is supposed, however, to be
complicity in Fenian movements. ,J" "
Fenian Items.
London. Jan. 19. Mike Marratt, who, it
is now claimed, ls positively known to be
the party who fired the fuse at the Clerk
en well explosion, has been arrested at
Glasgow and brought to London In Irons.
A man named Clancy has been arrested
in this city charged with -firing upon the
police. j:- i..c -. :. . '. - :''.! .:"
i-A Fenian manifesto was. found: this
morning - posted on the wall ot the Man-,
sion House, where It had been affixed des
pite the vigilance of the police, who have
no clue to the -perpetrator of this daring
act. The boldness and audacity of the Fe
nians in the vigorous measures of repress
sion which have been adopted, excite much
uneasiness. ; ' ; " : ' ; '
Austrian Minister.
' Vienna, Jan. 10. Kull has been appoint
ed Austrian Minister of Wart -- c-!
Remains of Maximilian.
; The remains of Maximilian arrived here
last night by special train from Trieste, In
charge ot a military escort. The train was:
met upon its arrival by the Austrian offi
cials, a large body of troops and a vast
crowd of people, who had assembled to
give expression ' to- their respect for the'
dead and their sympathy with., the living.
Tbe remains were formally received by the
Imperial family at the palace. This even
ing the funeral obsequies will be cele
brated with a solemn procession and re
quiem mass. The manifestation Of poplar
feeling Is general and intense.-- ; ' -
Financial and Commercial.
London. Jan. 18 11.15. American se
curities in demand f bonds 7172r Illi
nois 85: Erie 4854 ; Consuls unchanged.-
The steamer Atlanta, from New York, ar
rived at 3 P; M. yesterday, a
-Liverpool. Jan. 18 11 .lo. Cotton ex--
cited ; sales 20,000 bales. Corn dull ; wheat
firm. - 3 P. M Cotton active and excited ;
advanced one-eighth,- closing at 1J4 for
uplands; Orleans iyi Corn firmer. Pro
visions firm. ' ' "'."':
QuEENSTOWN, Jan.18 ll.lo. The steam
er bcotia, from New York, has arrived.
FROM WASHINGTON.
Circular From Gen. Howard
Jan. 17.
yesterday addressed a circular to tbe agents '
ol the Aid society, tne omcers ana agents
of the Freedmen's Bureau, and the pastors
of the colored people's churches In the Dis
trict of Colombia, saying:. . ,
It is reported to me that numbers ot peo
ple, living in and around the District of
Columbia, are at present coming to this
city and Georgetown, and that others who
have been procured homes North and West
re to some extent spending what they
have earned on their return to Washington.
The destitution In this city is already con
siderable, and increasing, as you are well
aware, on account ot the large number ot
employees that have been discharged from
different branches ot the- Government t-
gether with the suspension of various in
dustrial operatious by reason of the severity
of the weather, ana trom other causes.
Please use all the Influence you can exert
to check this immigration, and urge upon
every able-bodied man and woman out oi
employment the necessity of seeking homes
lu other places; advise them who are in
need to apply to employment agents In
different parts ot the city lor assistance to
procure places. ' : " i -1 A " -, ; s .
The Stanton Imbroglio.
New York," Jan. 17. The Worlds Wash--
Ington special says: It Is officially informed
that the President will issue no orders to
Stanton, and that the latter can issue no
orders by the President's authority. It is
alleged that at a Cabinet meeting on Fri
day, the members compared notes as to
what took place at their meeting on Tues
day when Grant "was present, and they
agree that Grant admitted the correctness
of the President's statement of the agree
ment between himself and Mr. Johnson,
namely : ' That Grant " was to hold on
to' the office or give the . President
timely notice to enable bim to ap
point another Secretary. The Pres
ident expressed himself on Friday in the
most positive manner respecting the revo-'
lutionary measures now being put through
Congress. If Congress so enacts as to de
prive him of anyr portion of his constitu
tional authority, the Executive, who was
as directly elected by and as directly rep
resents the people as Congress does, may
be expected to resist such an encroach
ment with all the power at his command.
His rightand duty as Commander-in-Chief
of the army, ot which it ls proposed to de
prive him in the pending recoustruc ion
bill, are among the chief - prerogatives
which Mr. Johnson -will, consistently defend.
Washington Items.
: New .York, Jan. 19. The. Herald's
Washing on special says: The defeat of
the Supreme Court bill, in tho Senate, ap
pears to be a foregone conclusion. The
reconstruction bill seems more likely to
pass the House. ;,'
: The Foreign Affairs committee will re
port 'about Thursday a bill concerning
the right of naturalized citizens of the
United States.
McGroarty, the defeated candidate for
Congress iu Utah, has arrived to submit
evidence to the committee on Election,' to
wards contesting the seat of Hooper, dele
gate from the Territory McGroaty claims
tbat the elections as conducted by the Bish
ops of the Mormon church, who act as
judges at the polls are not only unfair, but
wholly at variance with the mode present
ed by the United Sta.tes.. "
Havana News.
New Yo rk, Ja n . 19. Ha va n a s pedals re
port a slight shock by earthquake, at Trin
idad, Cuba, on Friday night. . 1 s
Honduras advices say that a revolution
was apprehended in the interior.
The gold washings in Honduras were'
being actively prosecuted. - J .hW.-.t '& ..
CONGRESSIONAL.
WASHINGTON, January 18.
HOUSE.
House went into committee of the
Whole. on the state of the Union fr.
Dawes In the chair for ranem! rinhata
on the President's message. . .
' Mr. BAKER addressed the committee oft.
the subject or the treaty for the acquisition!
of .the Russian-American possessions.-.- i
Mr. ttbLLI aaaressed the committee on
the industrial interests of the country. .- r
mr. vuuly akl spoke on tne sublecfr
of the financial and national debt.
Mr. BLAIR argue 1 In favor ot the Day-:
ment of bonds n old. and against the issue '
ot any mre legal tenders. - ;--1
Mr. HUBBAKD. of West Virginia, ar
gued that the 6-20 bonds should be paid in
colli or its equivalent, and favored thesub-'l
stituting of National bank notes by legal,
Msnuera, - .- ... . . ....... -i
. Mr. AXTELL spoke in opposition to tbei
Reconstruction bill, when the committee
rose and the House adjourned. "-'" .
Canada Items.
' Montreal, J an. 18. -Great distress Is re-?
ported among the working classes of Que-
bee
The Montreal Board of Trade met to-day.
to devise means of relief. "'.:,;.".;j- .,'i ; ;' ;
Developmnnts in regard to Henoy, tha-:
liquor dealer; who absconded to the States.
show, a doss to the customs through bis op-j
erations amounting to $120,000. A portion
ot bis cellar was set apart as a bonded
warehouse, ana It is supposed he drew,
liquor by means of a suction pipe. disDos-n
log of it to customers on tbe ground floors
subsequently substituting water for the
liquor. ; There are nearly 200 similar boad
ed warehouses in the city and some reform
in. the system is loudly called for.
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Boston Items.
Boston, Jan. 18. John G. Whlttler, the
poet., has been, seriously ,, ill. for, .severs
weeks, at his residence lu Amesbury, but
is now improving. . r- -v ' .
- At a meeting of manufacturers of iron-'
goods last night, delegates were appointed
to the Manufacturers' Conventionlat Wor
cester, and a resolution adopted expressing
tne opinion mat tne action ot tne conven
tion should be conforming strictly". to an
endorsement of the doings ot the National
Convention ,at Cleveland. The , paper.
makers were also chosen delegates to the-'
same body.-' ,: ,. . . , .. ,
The Arrest of Train.
New YoRKvJan. 19. The Times to-day,
in an article on the arrest of George Fran
cis Train and others Bays Great Britain has
no jurisdiction over anyooay, whether an'
Ameii. an citizen or not, so long as be is
within the United States, and our Govern-
ment most certainly will not allow ber to
assume it. it wouia neither do just nor,
sa fe to form an .opinion ot the case on the
meagre and unreliable report, which ts all
we have as yet; but the country will await
further accounts with a good deal of inter-'
est and perhaps some anxiety, i :-.' -; ... .- u
li-.'l - "- !.'. 1; i
Affairs in Georgia.
-j -ledgville
state that Gov. Jenkins, being-,
called on to-day, by citizens, ' at the
Executive Mansion,' made a speech and
said that tbe funds of the State bad been'
removed to New York, and that he should
fight for them before the Supreme Court.
The books of the State treasury cannot be:
found. The Post Master and express agent;
have refused to deliver over to Capt. Bock-,
nell Gen. Mead's appointee, the packages
and letters addressed to Jno. Jones, Treasi
urer of Georgia. -.,-: - i
Fatal Explosion.
Pittsburgh, Jan. 18. An of,
fireworks occurred at eleven oVlo. k this
morning, at the confectionery of Knable
& Schrock, Smith field street, occasioned by
the friction ot a falling box of fireworks:
John Schrock, son of the proprietor, was
fatally Injured;. JNancy, jampDell ana
Frederick" Ramsey-wre killed by- suffo
cation. Loss about $2 000. Covered by in
surance.'" " J s i"v -
River unchanged nearly closed by Ice
Weather cold, with indications of snow.
Mercury 23 degrees.
Marine Disasters.
SAVANNAH, ijA-, oan. xi. Aue sieaujer
Anna, an old blockade runner, sunk at ber
wharf this morning. - -- -- C. ' .
Fortress Monroe, Jan. 17, The steamer
Reliance, of Norfolk was burned on James
.
river to-day.
Ravages of Cholera.
New York. Jan. 18. A letter from Ha
vana gives a fearful account of the ravages
of cholera. There-bad-been as many as
three hundred cases a day. nearly half of
Which proved fatal. On the 10th insut
there were 52 cases and 21 deaths.
Ravages of Cholera. Fire-Loss of Life.
New York, Jan. 18. A Nashville spe
cial says: The residence of A. J. Caldwell
was destroyed by fire last night. : A negroi
woman was burnea to aeata. An intanr.
daughter . of Caldwell was' also badly,
burned. ''' ' '
From Indianapolis.
has written a -letter,, positively declining-
to be a candidate tor Governor.-1 bis leave a
Governor Baker with a clear track-. , -. . . i:
COMMERCIAL MATTERS.
New York Money Market—Jan. 18.
GOLD Lower: orjeoioE at 138X. sod eloaini- at
138.
Cincinnati Money Market—Jan. 18.
13831S8X
EXOHANGK firm; par buying.
MOA'tY ilarket eaay.
New York Stock Market—Jan. 18.
GOVKRNMENT 8TOO K.S Without decided
change, elneing strong; Coupons of '81 llOSllo,;
do 61. 109 U0X; do 64. im'lcrIX: do '5,
mn0H: do ne lt)6JiIOS7( do '67, IMiSlOU;
1S-408 103103K; T-308 10SX107J-' ' - -
STOCKS Te railroad market opened aetive
and hixher, and advanced np to ae.-ond board, after
whioh pricea were weak and lower, bat closed
steady, an improvement on last evemne; Miscel
laneous 1 irki steady; Border State bond firmer;'
Ohio eer- ifioates UXGUX; Canton 68 8S8S; (Jum
bnrland 3iaVt3X; American 15; Mronanta' Onion
United States T8; QaickaiWer S4),U;.
Mariposa 8j8; Western Union Telrraph SIX ot
SIX: Atlantic 99-100; Pacific Hail loSSlOe; Erie
UB7Xi Hudson 139XH0; Beadina teXSQ;
New York Central lS3Sli3v;; Michigan Central
108; Miohigan Southern 8787. Illinois Central
133I35X: Fitubunth 949M; Toledo lOStSUBX:
R ck Island 661 flX: Northwestern 6061; ditto
pre erred TiTiX; Fort Wayne 10; St- Fasl tB
491; do preferred 64lr, Adams xpreas 18X: Missouri
ItW. f -r s-t .-..j.il .. . - ...... yr-..i 3 ;'f
New York Market—Jan. 18.
, ....
FLOUR Dull and in buyers' favor; sales of 410.
bbUet t9 70S10 60 fur extra state; S 30911 90 for
extra wes'ern; $12 50314 SO for white wheat extra;
9 70313 75 for round boon Ohio.
W HE A I' Very dull and in favor of buyers; red
Pennsylvania at fcl 66. - :- 1
BARLEY Mors active. . "
CORN lic lower; sa'es of BE.000 bnsh at SI IS ,
(SI 18 for hew western afioat; SI 35-S1 3S for old do
in store: (1 96 for.new white southern. '
O ATS Dre.inina;; sales of 38.000 bush at SSeSSXa
for western in store; 88c for d" afloat.
SUGAR Quiet; sales or son DDIs Cuba it llX
13o; 300 boxes Havana at Hi.
JIOLASsEa Steady; sales 100 bblsBew Orleans'
at 7580o. " - -
WOOL Without a decided ehance: sales of:
140,000 pounds at 44955c for domestic fleece.
LtSATHKR Hemlook sola in moderate trequesi
at previous prices. ... .''.
PORK 8eary and lower; sa'es of 1.800 bbla at
tin 7631 00 for mess, closing at 2o 75 cash; H1 16
(am 87 for new rlo, closing at S21 80 cash; S17 U
for prime: (IS 7&CS1S 00 for prime mess.
BACO.N Quiet; sales of 120 hoxes at 10o for
Cumberland out, 11X for ahortribbed.
CUT M EATS Unchanged; salea of 185 packages
at R 9 for shoulder; 1213X for hams. -"
DRESSED UOGS Steady atSseX for was--tero.
1 ' r - -i '.
LARD Dull and heavy at 12X13Xo. " : '
BUTTER Steady at 884To for State." "'
4jJUiSaV-laU at IMlto.. - -n .. r.l 1
Cincinnati Market—Jan. 18.
FLOUR Unohanged. quiet and demand light;
family at 11911 35.
WFlEAT Hardly so firm; No 1 winter at 92 50;
Nolatta5S. .: . ........
CORN 80o. and in better demand. .. .r ,
tlA rs Oull at 67o for No 1.
RYE-Very dull; NolatSl 85.
B A RLE V Kirm at 33 05 for fall.
I1
tlOT riiN-niiber at 15"i'i5o. -HOGS
Firm and in good pack ni and shippinr
demand, and a shade higher; extra averaging 300
lbs and upwards, 8 8 S5.
POBR-Msm atMM9S. "-'i - - ' n '
, BULK. MEATS At7XlXe-
1 B AC0 1 Good jobbing deman t at tyic for shoul
ders; llXo forolear aides; llo for dear rib do.. .
LARD Firm and quiet at 13Xc for prime leaf,
head: in demand at HXc; held at 13c.
GREEN MEATS nalea at 6X19Xc Shoul
der and hsms light; hams llo.
BUTTER Firm at 85 40o. "
EGGS Declined to auo; suoly better.
CHEESE Unchanged at 141315a for Western
Eeservr. - '
PETROLEUM Doll at 424to for refined- free. . .
' WHISKY Selling in jobbing way at Sass for
free; not saleable in bond.
New York Dry Goods Market—Jan. 18.
1 DRY GOODS The market la still without much '
a- imation, but there is a firmer feeling for all csw
atylesof ataple onttons. - All the leading makea of
prints, each aa Biohmondt, Durmelis, Manebester i
and Hamilton are carefully held at ISao, but Ameri- gt
ean ia aellinr at ISo; while all old styles ean be'
bought at Hie new atylea of Anoenon pinks.,
ehe.-ksand rubies are bringing 13c, and indigo blues
15m white rock ' bleached command VIHv, white a
rook paper eambrio lie for plain, and 13c for high,
colors, white rnok linseys are held at SSo, altbouxh ,
thy job at T2t. Standard brown sheetings are
steady aad firm at )6U, and printing olotha of
best makes at .S6o. - -----

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