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WaLxrp. g.r.imr, ... Josar A tPeXALE. t C'ervaar, -. - -- HEBBrttHArrEB. (LrELLEM Allison, InMrmmrv Director. IJoes8sisf. W aabihgtox Cower. Church Directory. M. E. CHURCH, G. A. HUGHES, PASTOR, SERVICE EVKBT . . Sabiiath at lux 'dock, A. U- and T clock. EVANG. LUTHERAX CHURCH. SERVICES EVERT OTHER SABBATH, AT 10X o'clock A. at, Praver Meeting every Thursday evening. Bev. JL P. fogelsong. U. P. CHURCH, BfV. GIBSON, PASTOR. HOURS FOB us ocioca, A. K. aaooatn school OCX, A. M. I'r; at 10: o'clock ver meeting Ihurs- I day evenings at 7 'clack. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. REV. A. 8. MILHOLLASD, PASTOR. MOBX Ing service at 11 o'clock, babbath school MX o'clock. Evening service o'clocE P rarer meeting erery Wedaesdaj msutng at i GERMAN LUTHERAN CHURCH. BEKVIUES EVERT SABBATH AT 10 O'- riuct. a. m. tMinuayfccUool atlL,J. D. Nun .umief, rasior. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. Physicians. Das. P0MEREXE & WISE, PHTSICIANS AND SURGEON'S, MILLERS berg, Ohio. Office Hours Wednesdays, from 1 to S o'clock r. H-, and oo Saturdays irom v o-cioca 4. at. so o'clock r. M. Siu- J. W. GUTHRIE, MJri. PHTSICIAJf AND SURGEON. OOee In nrst building north of Post-oflloe, Woonter, Warne County, Ohio. Office hours, Wednesdars and Saturdays, from toll A. M and from i to 4 r. ah accounts consiuered due a soon mm serricos rcnaereu. TV. C. STOUT, M. D. SUCCESSOR OF K. BARNES, M. Dn ECt, EC tic Physician and Surgeon, Oxford. Holme county, Ohio. Special attention given to iiiuun uu r emu, ,ieases. voneultatlon free. Oflice hours from A. M. to 8 P. H, on a ucmmj. m. (9Mim.j. alula P. P. POMEREXE, PHTSICIAX AND SURGEON, BERLIN. " W. M. ROSS, M. D, Pnvarrr ir a un giti ltm.xi uu t vwa burr, Ohio. Office First door Wet of Cor- I ner lurmeriy occupied bv Mulvane. Resi dence, cerond door south of T. B. BjuITs i corner. Ottce days, W ednesday and butar- DR. S. WLLSOX, PHTSICIAX AND SURGEON, OFFICE AND Residence, West Liberty Street, Wooster, O. All accounts considered due as soon as servi ces are rendered. gts J. G. BIGHAM, M. D- , PHTSICIAN a SURGEON, MlLLERSBURG. Ohio. Office andResidence, at Sooth iiart ol' I DR. JOHN LEHMAX, . wermaa rnysician. Treats cnronlc Diseases, especially Female Complaints, with great success, umce on east Libert street, w NT, V. Dentists T. L. PIERCE, PRACTICAL 4 OPERATIVE DENTIST. UP. Stairs opposite tbe Book Store. All work ex-' ecuted in the best manner, and warranted Attorneys. DAVID F. EWIXG, ATTORNEY AT LAW-Offlce 3 doors east of the Aauonal Bank. 35tf G. W. EVERETT, ATTORNEY AT LAW, OHIO. MlLLERSBURG, I m All n. d. Mcdowell, ATTORNEY AT LAW, MlLLERSBURG, O I door in McDowell's building 1U west of the Court House. J0HX W. VOEHES, ATTORNEY AT LAW. MlLLERSBURG, O. unce over the nook store. 1 tf A. J. BELL, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. COLLECTIONS pi am liny msxie. umce above Long. Brown m. W. DAUA. .I. J. M. ROBIXSON, ATTORNEY AND OOCNSEI.LOU AT LAW. MILLERSBCKG. O. Ouicc over store, opposite the Court House. Maver's aiif L. R. HOAGLAXD, ATTOK"EY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW. MILLKK3RU!IU,0. S6tf Hotels. I1URD HOUSE, ORRVILLE. 0 NORTH OltlL DEPOT. Alvin Bancroft, prop'r. Trains going north in me morning stop tinrty uiioutes tor lireaklast. llie Hum House is htted up in drst-class style, and is one of the best bouses on the I'., F. W A C. R: -R. Couutrv people will nnd it to their interest to stop at uiu noue. EMPIRE HOUSE, A. J. HAMPSON, Proprietor. Passengers conreveu so ana iron tuetrs, irecoicuarge. I abtjenend Stage Office. Ill I BUTLER HOUSE, WEST END MAIN STREET. MILLERS- burg, Oliio, Josxra Butler, Proprietor. I xnis tiotise is in goon oracr, aua its guests i win e wen carevi lor. iu Miscellaneous. JOSHUA SPOXAGLE, IT" COUNTY SURVEYOR, ran be found at nis resilience, in Ripley township.. Post Office I address, bhrere. w ayne Co.. o. NOTAKIALr rpHE nndersigiied will write with neatsoeM, twjJUk mj auiu ttsaAA--ia, Deeds. Mortgages, Powers of Attorney, Liens, and Wills, Take acknowledgnents of the saute; Protests JTotes, Drafts and Bills of Exchange; Vake out Partial and Final Acconnts for Ad nuni&tmton. Executors and GuaniiavUSa lor filing and settling estates in "s tne FroLtate Court. 7. BET iT Notary Public, OfflceoTer Long, Brown ft Cot Bank, Millen- w LATEST FASHIONS! B. F. HETTINGER, A -A a' FASHIONABLE TAILOR, Over Voorhes A Hudson's Stove and Tin Store, M ain tttreut, M ilienburg, O. All work entrnstel to him will receive prompt attention and will be made up in the Latest Sty.e I And fn tbe "best and most dnralrie manner. Warranted to give entire fiaUthiactioa. - - - - CIVE HIM A TR,AI,!f IF YOUW ANT THE Besl -TlmM lacie! NOW IX USE, Call on THORNTON BOLINC, NASHVILLE. OHIO, - Agent for the Aultman & xayioraaaciiineB. Of MaiLifield. O. UU titjr e?, can at 19 ! 1 I 1 I .ft c Holmes County Republican I A Political and Family Journal, Devoted to the Interests of Holmes County, and Local and General Intelligence. ft - Series, Vol. XXIX. MlLLERSBURG, HOLMES CoUJiTT, 0., THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 1873. Berli Vol. Ill, No. 25. DRUGS. W HEX TOU WAST AST vt v a ' -.. W Or anything that is kept is a Erst-Class, Drag Store I L J. & G. AIAIB. BANKERS. Do a Ceneral Banking, Discount and n-1 -ipo!Bu,inei- i S I 44AAV 4ma4.EVTfOSV-AU Wlilj KIT- I GOTO SAUNDERS' FOR THEM. THET HAVE THE Very Best of Everything In i . Their Line. .- otf. JLSCK STAMPS. OFFICE IS T. B. RUFF'S C0RSER,l : f4 t. ,"t b- 1 c"x -if k mW t juaiersburgyOMo. ! Flow.reecV, i 'i I i"l hit 'i ;i in.'', t 3 : i a r r::; . I I PROVJSIOK. STORE! X p.'iMer;' HAVING removed mr store to one door west or M.-f. BoiAirnllcks 4M. Cinteari too. exp a nret-ciass Flour, ieed and Prorlsion 1 hare purchased a stock of IS I Such a Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Syrup, Carbon Oil, Jientneky Uominy, Boas, Carrantav.Orf ."ft jKmvuor nntajiis, r igs, extract; Splcext Starch' Also, Marvin's celebrated SUGAR, LEMOS suu jl ana e tt..uii .,'iiUi.iiSLi.a.e.u-i w a WMW va. cinger Snaps, , Cigars, of the bat manufacture. Tobacco, .all kinds, atMholenU retail. - All Roods sold at small nroflts and dellrarMl '. parsos-wiwwo,.-!! n f.n v, i t f.t 1,1 IHl HHHH I - fliariBsriW kriv'rosi -1 Corn, Potatoes, Sea tit end ovntry rroauce, JTurt oS Sheep PelU. IaARIMER. A Feb. t, 18TL-9Btr I Lip, laipsiur !- A - ','- a r-;ttj.t. it ClvelMlJiia-Exjplosiva amf burners, . , , . v wicks, -,i k 1 ' CEtTMlf EYS, &c, &c. '..- 'i . t lle tvt 11 ... . The very best and all styles, constantly on - . . . u a "KJIIIIIIIIUIa, .1 CHURCH LAMPS, 6X0 ES, SHOPS. HALLS, &C., 4lC., COXSTAXTLY OX HAXD. The very best GLASS LAMPS, and the CHEAPEST ! AT THE I Jooli; Stoie. GEORGE SCgiNORR, o C Qroceries, o V m PROTISiOXB, tc. o MAIN STREET. NQlleNMiurg, O. 1 FARM x FOR -SALE. -17Q THE nndfTsigaed, sC es-iutorV the last will and UtHiut-pt ofJtOBERT MAX- ti-Ls, deceaveilffci.rur9ale a f 1 v FARM OF ACRES, shut. Ohio, about 3 mUesevnol ileiiirg.onU.e road leading frxnw MiUenbVff to-lteiiin. B5 acres under cultivation. nn4 the alavrje, 75 acres, timber land. Timber 0Sod,Thd in quan- and variety jnell (dajcd lr lumbering iurut,-B anu convenient utpiaric. coai na been found uoon litTeraut iiaai of -Uie nremis- bnt never mintd to v extcnt.rotues&ion ue given April 1st. jots. For further information, call on the under signed, at the lawonice of Maxwell A fcstil, or Maxwell A Iiruther's Clothinc Store. U ill. crsuurg, Ohio. lOHKT. M AX WILL Fnecotiirof Bodekt Maxwell lecesri. lux. K. nTL 18tt Look this Way For 1 M FasWons ! Practipi,JTrWUi-, In receipt of the latest - New York and Philadelphia Fashions foi Gents and Boys. also prepared to get up work In ikemostiiB proved styles, v. ,.--.(. -.i....- ALL WORK WARRAXTED TO FIT. lie is stiff Agent for the wit known . - Improved SingeryZCarCMne. Needles and Oil on hand. Rooms, in Commercial Block, , three doors west of Mul- ; ;; ane's Store. 1 KmosS. -. WAIT), PW, I A ix 1 U -kin. tne 0 to and to New Grocery AND PROVISION STORE CHAKLES HOSE HAVING PURCHASED THE GROCERT and Prorisioa Slor of C. F. Leetr, Main I Street, and haviar redtted tb raomA ia road style, and added largely to tbe suck, and is I BOW Drouared to furni&h all who mar faror i nim wun tneir patronage with everything I-umm w traue, kuca as Coffee, ; Ta, Sugar, Syrups, - Oranges, Lemons, Canned Fruits, Figs, Extracts, Raisins, fcc. Ac. ftc. c. - All of which will be sold at the Lowest i Market : Price ! 1 FOR CASH. He also keep tbe very best brand of Wines and Liquors, Suitable tor medicinal purposes, wkiek he will not eUy the drink. I lilvm fain, me All w tiM mtm uriklii In I CHARLES HOSC. At the old "Heraer Corner." Millersburg.O Aug. 1, lffn. SOtf MILLcKSdUKu MILLS G. FEHRENBACH, Itawre1iased Hie lfniertrmrg Mmt and Is now In readiness to accommodate all who mar favor him with CUSTOM WORK ! E1X)UR, .feed, &c The Mill I one of the verv liest. and no ef fort wui be spared to pleas eustomers. !J .' t Kept eons tan Ur on hand. .u nnee paw lor All Kinds of Grain. MaismbBr&O;' Highest market I TEHRENBA CJT. ) 4sf I I I f.VTT.TE EAST OF. TOWS, ON THE MAXWELL FARM. fTlHE andersismed would resneetfullv An - .a. nounoe to the public that they have con- I ityof And are prepared to All all order promptly. 1m MECKER 4, BURNET. ROBBRT C MAXWRU. Jobs T.Maxwru. I Mil fprghnrcr Limfl Kiln T I m I suntly on hand, at their kiln, a superior qual-1 H.C. & J-T. 1IASWELL, CASSIMEItES, PPHiQ' - UHTPicliilUT (InnHQ I !n UUJ1UJ '1 miiiu 11111 UUUUU . I t- - i f " I - 5.-W A. - - -AT A. It llHlUKStiaUSeS.A0U0nS,ftC M : : m ; i J til a to in .l-.--ifL-i : bs-.isii fj'5t;- 'I ... vGisl2 Lw-.i": I would respectfully announce that I Keep . ., . I , I r I unisuu, uj un um . awu suppij iu i . or mires. FRESH MEATS of all kinds i 16 dfnr&ttifto . . sx5 a .v J V RETAILERS OF rt.ealy ZkXacxo CLOTHZ1TC! CLOTHS, HATS, CAPS, MAIN STREE1 ZklllJ.ox-aB'b'ixx-sE, - Oriio. WM. H. GAED. m, PEomoi Meat Market q Fresh Groceries. and Pro visions MU Wlf. II. QARD , A. S. L0WTHER, . FASHIONABLE TAILOR ! Jatkaon St.'MillersbargT O. ' Above MaxutlVt Clothing Store. le up in the latest stric, most durable rSarrallaiw LL werk entrusted in his hands, will be , L... iK.MU-V We are also agent for the Howe Sewing Ma -...! L.U.. .... Wu.ll.: V. - . . . . tne bottle or A. ID O Findings; Oil by or gross. a. S. LOWTHER. OSAGE ORANGE We would respectfully invite the attention of puouc to our (tee Oraie Mp! lie S, hwrshlnVtoVtlrc LftiatecU'"M'"'r,"'""'U"U WPTtflP! T717,1Vr'T!' --iA-J-CA M. ' AIaIX VAJa - . . .. . .. i grow, and warranting a good stand for the J awn tCatt fn jwm , ONE DOLLAR FEE ROD I are We thank the peo- their large patronage, and those wishing to an -shows 1000 Hods or Over 20 ver,,nilSe Cent, tiff, w V. I ., . : - - We hare removed from Walnutereek to I AliAnMvillM Tu-mnwu I A. aIum AA .ill U Iiauut to atteud to all onlara. .. 1 E. M. TROYER I O for Hyl- 'the GOOD HEDGE FENCE ! . Will do well to give ns the Job. an we are ex perieneed in tbe bu.ines of Hedge Growing, can make a fence in lour vetrc suflirient turn auy stock, and on any soli . l'artiet get- :;' i . : WHAT THE SPARROWS CHIRP. II I I 1 I am only a little sparrow! A bird of low degree; Uvlileis of little raise. But the Dear Lord careth for me. He rare me a coat of leathers. It is very plain I know. With nerer a speck of crimson. For it was not made for show. But it keeps me warm in winter. And it shields from the rain; Were it bordered io gold and purple Perhaps it would make me rain. I hare no barn or storehouse I neither sow or reap; God gires a sparrow's fortune, But never a seed to keep. ir my meal is sometimes scanty, CkMe picking makes it sweet ; I hare always enough to keep me. Anil Life is more than meat, I know there are many sparrows ; All over the world we are found But our Hearenly Father knowetn When one of ns falls to the ground; Though small we are nerer forgotten! Tl k - . , wugu , ..... wc mrK urtrc airain For we know that eur dear Lord keepeth iuswie oi sue creatures ne maae. i fly through the thickest forest; I light on many a spray; I have no chart or compass. But I never loose my way. And I fold my wings at twilight, Whererer 1 hoppea to he; For the Father is always watching. And bo harmcaa eome to m. I am only a little sparrow, A bird of low degree. -But 1 know the Father lores me Have you less faith than me! REPORT OF Committee appointed by the Court of Common Pleas TO Examine the Annual Report OF THE Commissioners of Holmes County, County, FOR THE Year Ending on the Second Monday of September, 1872. This lay came John T. Maxwell and I David F. Ewing, tlie committee hereto- I fore appointed by the Court, with L. R. I Hoaglaud, Prosecuting Attorney, to ex- amine the-report of the Commissioners as made to the Court of Common Pleas I at the September session, 1872, and here-1 by report their proceedings in the prem-1 ises in the words aud figures following, to-wit: To the Court of Common Pleat, of Holme I County, Ohio: In the matter of the examination! of the Annual Report of the com- I Report uiissioners of Holmes Co.. for the of yearemlingon the first Monday of Examiners I , a. r. rtrrr. f Examiners -) - The undersigned ; Committee and Prosecuting Attorney of said county, n rl.nm ... fnm AvamlnalnM I LU H HUUI A. . IV., 1 .U ,U . LAUIIll .l.blUll I by the Court of Common Pleas of said county, the Annual Report of the com- missioners of said coiinty for the year ending on the first Monday of Septem- ber, A. D. 182, made to said Court at iU September term, 1872, for said coun- ty, and then referred by said Court for examination as above stated, having 10 had the same under eonsideration from time to time, as opportunity afforded, during the vacation of said Court, and from an examination and comparison of I which with the Commissioners' Journal and from an examination orother books, papers and vouchers In the Auditor's if nmnm h.viiiv A luMiriu r rhuronn .ml an. on tlie financial condition of the county find and report as follows: j 1. That the levies for taxation for all the different 'purposes, have al. been made, as to rates, within the law, none reaching the maximum, except the levy be for county purposes; and that all have is beeu made under the proper enactments s and at tlie prescribed t lines, except the levy for road aiiil bridge purposes it iff being made at their March Session un- der the act of 1871 ; whereas, it should have been made at their extra session Mav ndertlieactofApril2Cth,1872. Laws of Ohio, Vol. C9, Page 113, true, wheuhe levy was made, it was under and in pursuance of the law then au- I thorizin? it. but as that law was re- nauloil hir coirl t nf Anril 9P,Hi fx- iff , 7, without a saving clause as to prior or existing levies., thev should have made levy for such purposes at their extra session In Mar, and abrogated their March levy. , 2. That improvements in the way of bridges, culverts and ditches, according the exhibit, have been Somewhat ex- tensive and necessarily Involving con- sidcrable outlay of public foiifli Some thirty or more new bridges and culverts having been constructed within the last year. One, an iron bridge, at a cost ot $1,700,00. ; All, bridges and cul- verts, aggregating about $6,000,00; and addition tthls,-tlre"has been much done in the wa v of renairs and othe r l.mattereiiMudeut to, and rendered neces-uient sarv DV. tne erection or new structures. - - ' ' I . . . AJ , , i , '"'"""ii . tne necessity, mnst have required much time ana attention on tne part oi tlie commissioners, which is apparent, when 18 coiisiuereu Mint tuu auownucea lor l iience, we tenrf rtinefant' aggregates over $800,00; add. to this the Auditor's allowances for session services, and tneir compensation tor the year, ap- proximatesin tne aggregate Ti,uoo,uu, laiiing prooaoiy T,io,uo short ol tins the amount-nence tney muse nave Deen em ployed in one way or the other in look ing after the public interests, near one hundred days considering that thev the in now receive a per uiem compensation or TJ.U0, anuior session service, mileage ,ct added; (while before the act of April " wa4 even. nd evi- deuces that they have (five 11 to the nub 1 tlie Interest good, if In deed, not ex travagant attention. 3. We find on the Commissioners' .... . i Journal, and not appearing on the re- port, an Item of $9,60 allowed at Sep- teiuocr session io, i to w ciricn, uascne the Co., for material Tor repair of public i. offices and of $6,00 allowed at March sessI,on 1872 to Daniel Baughman for 0f 8ervlcesillr'l,airof ounty jail and one nouceti i hereinafter in nonii.ti..n witi, ,, .llK ...... - ...... I bounties; also ill a few instances, act Keneral nd special, or extra, allowances aggregated on the report, as in- and stance ; nt tlie June Session under the the head o! Commissioners' bridge services, the item of $154,00 is allowed D. Baugh- man, commissioner, while the journal an allowance to liiiu at that ses- slon of $a4,00 for bridge services to date and an extra allowance to him in supcriuteudliig bridges and relating to services from Dec. 1809, of $100,- ,,, Wl"c" aggregated makes the $154,00 and also, in tlie Item of $050,00 for 4 in bounty claims allowed at June Svuinn ....... " Included an allowance of $500,- ' J03eP H. Aewton, as Auditor its servlce3 occasioned from a levy by Commissioners under the bounty.1 I act of 1966, and appearing on the Com missioners' Journal in separate items, under separate allowances, and for which allowance of $300,09, we find no warrant in said bounty act of 1866. The report in these matters, we think, should be be a substantial copy of tbe Journal of the Commissioners and not a synop sis merely. On the subject of extra or other allowances out side of the regular fees and compensation of the office, we think, a practice of doubtful pro priety, and ought to be discontinued, unless coming clearly within tbe pur view of the law, and especially, in of fices of per diem compensation. 4. In the matter of allowances to the Clerk of the Court, Constables, Marsh als. Justices of the Peace and Mayors In Criminal cases where the State fails to convict, or the same are not paid by the State of Ohio oat of the State Treas- nry, the Commissioners have failed, by omission, of a proper discharge of their duties under the law providing for and regulating the payment of, costs in such cases. In the case of the Clerk, the law requires the Commissioners to approve of his certificate before the Auditor draws an order for payment. Supple ment to Revised Statues of Ohio, Swan ALayler, Page 363, and this approval shall not be made until tbe Clerk has Presented Itemized statement of the fees to which he may be entitled under the Jaw and complied with the provis ions of sec 2 of the act of April 9, 1361 S.4S. page, 90, requiring annual set' tlements by County officers, which re port must be made on the first Monday nf SpnlAmhar annnall KannA can be but yearly allowances to the Cleric for such services, while the brae tice has been to permit the Auditor to draw orders in favor of the Clerk In these cases on hit certificate alone and oftentimes for miscellaneous services. term too indefinite for much toleration in financial matters and In favor only for Its convelnence. As to the other branch, Constables, X.trshals, Justices of tbe Peace, ifco., the Commissioners, at each of their quarterly sessions, are required to make allowances for servi ces in criminal cases where the fees are not paid by the State, but such allow ance not to exceed $100 for any one year S. 4 S. page 389, and the Sheriff, in the opinion of tbe committee, when aeting as, or In the capacity of Constable or Marshal, must be compensated under tliA Mm. elalulA n,l 1... ,I.A r ' ' " "" erence, S. fc S. 369, Sec 1, it may be ob- served no costa taxed by any justice the peace and others named in pros AftltJAnB MnimMlMll h.fAM tKom . ....... IA1VIU tUUU ter the passage of said act shall in any event be paid "' of the County treasury, except the ees of witnesses in prosecutions for au offense, the punishment whereof is iui prisonment In the penitentiary there being by this section a discrimination fnvor of witnesses over officers be- tween the State and county treasury. The Auditor drawing his order for the payment of the fees of witnesses under "11S statute out of the Comity treasury the certificate of the justice of the peace, &cl, first correcting the errors, any in the charges. We dismiss, this brailCh of the KnOrt 1V mMl tlnilinir Is a statute applicable to atienns limiting allowances to tnat oi- ficer by the Court fn like cases to $300 per annum, providing -.be same shall not exceed the tees to which he would entitled by law, S. & S. 300. Mention thus made from the fact that $339.25 the aggregate appearing on the Com- missioners' Journal allowed to tlie Slier- amount that could be allowed by the Court under tlie above statute, $300 ; total, stuua; published exhibit or lees, vl039.16: difference $399 91,. and does not appear for what allowed, except as may be gathered through au examina- tion or onlers. redeemed. Mention, is also mado that the Commissioners, be- fore making any allowance to the Sher- of moners claimed bir him for itH,.ml - . services, rendered to the county, shall mawe an adjustment aim settlement with him to date, Jfcc., paying over only ny balance that may appear to be due him on such settlement, act of April 26, loil, L,0. page i9. We have thus di- reefed ,, attention to , the foregoing statues, and stated, in brief, the sub- stance ot their provisions In the hope, at 'east. occasion and excuse may be tounU for discontinuing the practice or compensating thereunder heretofore pre vailing; believlngthat a careful observ nce Qf the provisions of which can but be productive of the best results and at the same time relieving'tlie Aud' itor from much annoyance, einbarrass- and responsibility s w t....a A a.i ..;. - II. I b t(l,..U W U11II Mil, IHII1C Ull . Journal or minutes of the proceed- jng3 0f the Commissioners showing a compliance with the Aet of April 30th, ises, & 4 S. 777, requiring County Commissioners annually to carefully estimate and record on the miuutes of their proceedings the amount or sum of money that will be produced from the dptj.rminA.l nnnn hr tli.m tvr tho various purposes, 4l3. ' The object of which requireuieut Is apparent from subsequent Dortion of the Section of act under which this duty is re quired ; being mainly as a guide to them contracting expenses against the var ious funds; and comparing this act with What we deem to ba the spirit of the of jrarch 9tI, 13.36i g. s. 86. we think there is room for the practice of economy on the part of the com. nis- of for er of tor not is of are tlie er of of of and to itor of sioners in the matter of contracting for stationery and printing the exhibit of annual expenditures therefor would seem to furnish a warrant for the con- - elusion the last named act haviug ref- erence to tlie limitation of the right ot Commissioners to contract for out- vs of moaev for or oll Uo.,, of the ,,,, .i,. .lmt M v:ilu on .r, .,,. which shall exceed five hundred dol- lars, wlUiout first giving notice and In- vitiiisr bids, except or unless obviate! , ', .. .. nnciftr tne 1-1 nn m jr mn-r-i iiamri in rnt 0. In the report exhibit of receipts expenditures there is an error irt footing ot the receipts of $0,99! .87 : correct footing being $127,416,99; footiug of report, $120,425,12; differ- ence, $6,091 ,87 as above stated. And between tlie correct footing of the re and the footing on the Settlement Sheet in the Auditor's office there Is a discreucnev of $531,39 ; tlie report foot- heluir this amouut larger than the looting of settlement sheet, and occurs the county fund. The balance of this fmul ami In ih. TpAaanp. hv a.i fl A J tleuiont sheet is $2,246,41; whereas, by own exhibit of receipts and expen 'shanesville ditures it should lie but $1,662,05 error $584,39, and to that extent would affect the is off for us and so In gum and in of t-e the reported net balance of all the funds there Is also a difference of $500,00 be tween tlie balance of county fund on report and the settlement sheet this, according to the Auditor's explanation. occurs by erroneously charging his al lowance of $500,00 under the bounty act, hereinbefore mentioned, to the county instead of the bounty fund, but with this explanation it still leaves the balance on the report $81,39 larger than the settlement sheet exhibit of receipts and expenditures of aud from that fund (county fund) calls for, nor does it re lieve against the discrepency in the main footing of receipts above noticed, but does furnish a solution for the bal ance of the bounty fund on the report being $500,00 more than it is on the set tlement sheet; and in this connection it might be proper to mention that there appears on the commissioners' journal Dec. Session 1871, an allowance of $1,- 440,00 to G. W. Everett, as attorney fees for collecting 263 bounty claims which does not appear on the report, and is the item to which reference was had in the above allusion. These, it is claimed, are the bounties that were allowed by the Supreme Court on proceedings iu man damus against tlie commissioners, and the fund reimbursed of the fee to Ev erett by withholding from the orders as issued for their payment tlie fee chargeable thereto for collection ; bnt in order to a full detailed report of the official transactions of the commission ers, we think the allowance to Everett should have been on tlie report and car ried through the exhibit of receipt and expenditures; further, on tlie subject of bounties, the journal shows that 44 bounty claims have been allowed dur ing the last year, all for $50,000 each, except 3 for $35,0.) each; aggregate, $2,- 155,00; the report shows au allowance of 47, aggregating $2,770,00; difference in number of claims three, in aggregate of allowances $615,09, deducting the $500,00 allowed to the Auditor and in' eluded, as stated by him, in the 4 bounty claims last appearing on the report ol the commissioners, and there is still a difference of $150,03, and is the amount of the report exhibit over the journal allowances. The repjrt, therefore, in these and tlie foregoing named partic ulars, does not show a correct detailed statement of the official transactions of the commissioners and Is not a correct and accurate exhibit of the financial affairs of the county. 7. In our examination, there came casually under our observance some al lowances by the auditor for carrying coal to the Probate office are not aware that there exists any for like services for any of the other public offices, and though for small amounts so far as ob served, yet as they are without warrant law, as we think, further occasion such notice slioula cease. We furth noticed some, orders redeemed, hav ing been issued to Probate Judge for services in criminal cases $20.00 or $25.00 covering the amount of this class orders discovered. The law pro vides that the Probate Judge shall be paid his services in criminal cases less than $200,00 and not more than $100,000 per annum, the amount to be determined by the Com missioners and paid quarterly S. 4 C. Stat. Vol. 1, page 1222, sec. IS. There then no authority for paying him any additional ainoinut for such services. The Commissioners being tbe guardians the public interests, it is proper that they should keep themselves well ad vised of all such and like matters, to which allusion is herein made, and we of tlie opinion that iu order to cor exhibit of tlie financial affairs of comity and to facilitate examina tion, their exhibit of disbursements should show by what authority allowed upon which the Auditor's ordere for payment are to issue; and that the ex amiuers might taereby be the better euabled to determine whether or not issued upon the allowance of the prop- authority. : . - i It was both tlie desire and intention the examiners to apend a synopsis their conclusions, but in consequence the great length of the report the same is left to be gathered therefrom. we conclude, leaving it to the Court make such orders in the premises, if as may be warranted or thought advisable. a be of s-eis 10 the was mat she eu her oi her as at oaal Respectfully submitted. January 15, A. D. 1873. DAVID F. EWING, JOHN T. MAXWELL. L. R. HOAGLAND. Holmes county, Ohio. P. S. Since tlie foregoing report was written out, but before filing, the Aud has . obviated the discrepancy no ticed in the exhibit of tlie financial af fairs of tlie ()ounty, by correcting the errors in the settlement sheet and re port of the Commissioners, so that the financial exhibit on their report now contains, as lie claims, a correct exhibit the coddltion of tlie different funds. or the isn on cases ter Holmes county, Ohio. January 18th, 1873. DAVID F. EWING, JOHN T. MAXWELL. L. R. HOAGLAND, Prosecuting Attorney, Holmes County, Ohio. . Whereupon the Court do order the tiled and recorded upon the Jour nal of said Court, and that same lie pub lished in' each of the papers in said Holmes County, Ohio, for one week. The Cotmuem'al Advertiser deplores inscrutable ways of Providence. It filled with great regret that one Mrs. Mack, of Illinois, should have been cut iu her prime. She was remarkable having ten good and true husbands. It seems hard," exclaims the paper, when she had so nearly readied a dozen husbands but man only propo ses!" The contract for printing bonds and curreu cy for the Japanese government been given to a Xew i ork firm, is now almost completed. It is flat tering to have tlie Orientals appreciate highly our proficienry in art. A son of the late Oovernor Ford, of Illinois, is reorted to have been hanged Caldwell county, kail., by a party ol Igilants, who mistook him for a horse thief. A San Francisco man who chewed suspected his Chinese servant of pilfering the bits lie hud left in his desk, neatly bailed a trap for the Celes tial title! by leaving some soft candles the same place, having filled each bit sweetness with cayenne pepper. The Chinaman spent half an hour Inclose communion with the water faucet, and pieces of gum are quite safe In that of- now. cau the 1 to more ward to -iniS .. of such uie tne lobe arH- A and til shines make cause as Two Nights in a Snow Drift— A Dead Husband and a Raving Wife. The Minneapolis (Minn.) Timet, of January 16, says: Among the many sad incidents we have been called upon to chronicle during the last few days, with regard to the terrible results of tbe late storm, none perhaps will excite more sorrow and sympathy than the story of Mj-s. Mary Townsend, a young married lady who recently came with her hus band from Central New York to take up their abode In our State. Just after the holidays the young couple left this city for a visit to the uncle of tlie bride, a gentleman named Murray, who re sides some five or six miles from Farm- Ington. A week ago last Monday, Mr. Townsend and his wife had occasion p go toFarmington, and for ttls purpose a team attached to a light cutter was fur nished them by Mr. Murray. They started off, saying, however, that they might not return until the next day. They, did not attempt to return, that night, but early on Tuesday morning they were on their way back. It was very cold, and the horses were urged on, Dut suddenly the wind arose, fine particles of snow began to fall, and be- lore long the great storm burst n an its terrible fury. For a while the strong animals battled against theele- ments, but becoming exhausted at last, it was found Impossible to urge them onward. I In the meantime, the violence of the I storm Increased. Great drifts wereorm-1 ing around the sleigh, aud it was iui- possible to distinguish objects scarcely rod distant. It was a terrible dilem- ma to be placed iu, and the hearts of both occupants of the sleigh beat fast with fear and anxiety. As hours pass- I ed on with no abatement of the angry I storm, the perils of their situation be- gan to increase, and while each endeav- I ored to cheer tbe other, both felt that I nothing but a mysterious Interposition I of Providence could save them from the terrible fate of freezing to death. At last night came, but still the fierce winds I blowed over and about them, the drifts grew larger and the temperature colder, Wrapped in their robes and blankets, they huddled together at the bottom of the sleigh, and passed the night in pray- ing for deliverance from that awful situation. As goon as daylight appeared Mr. I Townsend signified his intention of ma- king an attempt to find assistance if pos- sible. His wife made tearful remon- strances, fearing that he would meet with no success and perhaps perish in the storm. He cheered her as best as could, however, and packing the robes still closer around her, took one the horses and mounting him, drove! away. I All day the lonely wife waited, her heart beating faster with fear as the tedious hours wore on, and tears and prayers falling together. Xight came again, but it did not bring her husband nor relief. Buried in the folds of blan- aiHi oun.uoes, she could hear the aimig 01 uie wua winds as they swept over ine lone prairie all through the Uismai nonrs. iilhlllStCd. wear V ami Iu. oenumoeu, sue at last fell asleep, in ""' eonumon sne was ion nu aou t o'clock on the morning of Thursday, 9th Inst, by a party who were in search of the missing ones. ane was, alter considerable exertion, aroused and finding that her exhaustion canseu oy ratigue and hunger, and sue was not frost-bitten, the neigh- oors carried ner to the residence of her rtucie, only a half mile distant. Here was provided with everything need- ior ner comiort, nut when upon the next day the body ot her husband was brought home frozen stiff and stark, grief gave way to the wild ravings insanity. .Before this she had told ancle all that had happened up to time oi ner tailing asleep. As soon possible physiciaus were seut for, bu t last accounts Mrs. Townsend was failing rapidly, with no signs of ra- iui i.-jifj:u Sure Test of Death. wun aosoiute certainty person is dead or not. Dr. Hugo Magnus suggests the following simple method. Tie a strong ligature I around a finger or toe of the supposed corpse, and if life is still pres-1 a reddening, which grows gradu-1 darker until It becomes a bluish will occur In that portion of the beyond the constricted point Where from exposure or toil the skin the finger has become veiy much thickened, a toe may be selected. On other hand, if life is extinct no change in color will ensue. The blu- coloration of the nails so often seen in ter ing not To learn whether the dead body, and also in certain of blood disease, need not be re garded as any source of fallacy ; for af the applicative, as long as life re in tlie body the whole of the from the place of constriction to and extremity, will be uniformly blue- ; but If they do not take place, or the occurs at a circumscribed spot, It with certainty be concluded that had spark of life has vanished. he deep-seated arteries carry blood the extremities; the veins, which are superficial, .return tlie blood to- the heart. By the ligature the a oackward now or blood Is arrested, when, if still circulating, it continues pass into tne constricted extremity lug through tne arteries, and there accumu- luting give rise to the peculiar color de- scribed. The object of the above pro- U f ; i . . . . I is siuipiy to ascertain wnetner .. , . I virciunte, as tne complete ..,,1 vvv.v, . mis .unction, accruing to KU.KUS, . positive prooi oi ueatn. It is recommended in the application hi8 this method that the large limits, as me arms or tnign, oe not cnoscn, allU uecansetue necessary amount or con- ed striotion cannot bo so readily obtained, sijt numerous large, ueep-iytugveiiidoi mtiscies not oeing sumeieiitiy com- pressed by tlie ligature. Iu case the nngers or toes are not avauauie, lie iacK of the ear may be employed. er aii.u.iii i triifiir.. cr lie correspondent writes to the Phila- delphia I.ehjer, that experience has convinced him that a coat of gum copal and varnish applied to the soles of boots shoes, and repeated as it dries, un- the pores aie filled and the surface rest like polished mahogany, will tne soles waterprooi, aim aiso the them to hist three times as long ordinary soles. 'great "I AIN'T DIRT." .rWhat von madeef llaggie, dear" i Maggie turns from Rover, With thestrictost reverence, ' - - (lust her gradmaorer!) In the truest, nicest eyes, ' Back of sunny lashes, W bite the earnest answer comes, "kiadeof dust and ashes.". MWhat you made of, Johnnie, boy?" Boy stands still aaiinute: If there's any mishetrief round. He's the one that's in it. I alnt dirt! His brown eyes gleam. And he hardly reaches Toward the basket's wirv hoard, -. "tiuess I'm cream and peaches." "What you made of Tabbie.pet;" Taddie's eyes are glowing. Two white hands puh back the curls, Two white teeth are showing; And the smiles, they twinkle round Like a band of blisses: fcause they takes 'em all the time, . 'Spect I's made of kisses." A GREAT BEAR HUNT. Desperate Fight Between Two Men and Four Bears. A letter from Blooming Grove. Pike county, Pa., to the World says : A few days since Burt. Hazen and another man named Shater, two well-known f hunters of this section, discovered tlie tracks of several bears near this place. Signs ot bear at this season of the year being a most unusual occurrence, they determined to follow them up and if possible to capture or kill the animals. Taking their rifles. Shafer and Hazen started on the trail, and before they bad followed it a great way they came up to one of the bears. When it discover- p.! tho 1tnntira it atnrrml hriakltr svir. but was hit by a ball from one of the rifles. This only added to the speed of its flight and it was soon ont cf sight, going towards the High Knob, north of the Bleoming Grove Park, Besides the track left in the snow by its feet a trail of blood also marked the course the bear took, showing that the ball had taken effect somewhere upon it- The wonnded bear kept in the trail of its companions and the hunters were con- fident of ultimately coming upon them all iu their winter quarters. The tracks led to the south side of the knob, where they entered a dense laurel thicket. Hazen and Shafer made their way into this and finally came to where a large tree had fallen, the roots of which had torn out a large quantity of earth, by a huge rock, forming a deep and dark cavern. The mouth of this was closed by laurels and boughs broken off and evidently placed bythe bears themselves. Into this cavern all the tracks led, ex- cent that of the wounded bear. This one passed on along the foot of the mountain, leaying its bloody trail, When Shafer and Hazen found that the bears were brought to bay, they set about to find means to get them out in order that they might get a sliot. They could tell from the tracks that there were at least four of the animals in the cavern, two old ones and two cubs. The hunters were anxious that but one of the bears should come out at once, as they would have more than their hands full ill an v other event. Thev finally decided to build a fire at the mouth of tlie cave and smoke out the inmates, being ready to shoot the instant one ap- neared. One of tlie men creut cautions- lv hd to tlie cavern, and started a fire f.i- ha darn venture Anil then retreated. They both stood ready to shoot. In a short time a movement was seen among the laurels, and tlie head of a huge she bear anneared. Her actions so surDrised tlie hunters, how ever, that neither of them fired. She coolly approached the fire they had bnilt and tramnicd it out with her feet. and with an angry growl retreated into the lair. Tlie fire was rebuilt, and again tlie bear appeared aud smothered with her paws. Seeing that the singular intelligence of the brute would foil their attempt at smoking tlie bear out, the men determined to rebuild the fire. and when the bear again came out to smother it. risk shootinir her in the very mouth of the den. The fire was started again, and as before, the old bear came out, this time growling, and snarliner and traninlinir the hurnino. boughs In a terrible fur.' Before she had finished, however, a ball from Sha ffer's rifle went crashing into her brain. Raising on her haunches and breaking through the tangled laurels, she rushed out of the cave with her jaws wide own. hut frit ilnul before she hui tii-on half a dozen paces in the clearing the hunters h,l m,i,l before. raim.iM. onerations. The lucky shot emboldened aud en couraged Hazen and Shafer to continue their line of attack. After drawing tlie carcass of the dead bear away Hazen crept again to the mouth of .the den, and wag about lighting another lire, when the mate of the bear just killed rushed out, and raising np on its hind feet made directly for Hazen, who had sprang to bis feet when be heard tlie ap- proach of the bear from within, but not time to retreat. H.txeii stood be tween Shafer and tlie bear, and the lat did not dare to fire for fear of shoot his companion. Besides, they bad calculated on such an event as this, totally 'unprepared to meet it. w There was no time to lose, however, lor enraged brute, had his immense pawg on Hazen'g shoulders before he fairly recovered from his surprise. Fortunately he had in its sheath by his side his hunting hatchet. This he quickly drew out, and" before the bear could get him in its embrace he dealt it terrible blow on the aide of the head. bringing it to the ground. Instead of springing back out of (he way and glv- Shafer an opportunity to shoot the animal, Hazen continued the attack with his hatchet, and the contest again became a hand to hand one. Hazen . , volln hllt n-err.,! ,n " C ' . jr-i. as a cat. which ffave him en- sderable advantage in the fight. JTot- withstanding this Shafer soon saw that coinuanion could not lono- sL-m.l ., against the immense power of the bear, not daring to shoot he too nnslieatli- bis hatchet, and rushed to Ilazei.'s ,ttack'n, the bear In the rear. The shairgy brute maintained his ground Bgal,wt his two assailants for a short tllue. but fillaly fronl lo8g of ...j of that strength which at anv oth- WM0II W01W have beeu much great- ,e was forced to succumb, and fell bleeding and dying at their feet. AH ball ended the existence he had so fiercely battled to maintain. Hazen 's clothing was about all tArn from him, he received several ugly flesh wounds on various parts of his body, These were dressed, and after a short the huutera concluded to finish the other two bears that had remained in cavern. These they knew were cubs, and they did not anticipate any difficulty in dealing with them. a of to the the the the the Dr. tbe and by and ly, ten In red last end lady er city. and wash that and It the made this the lady the in baket but i. even Holmes Co. Republican, I Dedicated to tbe interests of the Beajnieaa " I Party, to Holme County, and to local aad gen- 'WHITE & CUNNINGHAM. xditom ARB norairroBa. OFFICE Commercial Block, over Mulvane't Dry tiood Store. HILLEB&BTJBG, OHIO. Term of Subscription : OtC Tur fin ulTMMt tm A Six n.n;h. ' " . I.OO T ob Zr IXLtlsxs;. The RXPTai.TC Ait .Tni. rmi a. - State! '"mished country office in the They, determined to adhere to the smo-king-out process, and accordingly a fire was made further in the cave, and soon dense smoke penetrated to every corner of it- Bnt a few minutes elapsed before a bear wast .heard breaking through the laurels in a different place from that at which the first two had gone ont. Presently it broke through. It was about half grown. Casting a hasty glance around at the hunters it started to run off in the opposite direc tion. Its course was stopped by a ball striking it in Its fore leg. Bear like it raised upon its haunches at this and turned a fnll front to the hunters, growling and snarling furiously. An other shot brought It to the ground and killed it. . Shafer and Hazen were positive that there was another bear In the lair, bnt all attempts at smoking him ont failed. neither of the hunters cared to venture within tlie cave, as they had had quite enough of wrestling with a bear. Fail ing to get the bear to come ont, they began reconnoitring for a place where they could see into tlie den, with tbe ob ject of shooting the remaining bear. They finally succeeded in cutting a hole through the laurels at a point where the interior of the cavern could be seen. Building a large lire to light it up within, they discovered the bear crouch ed back in the farthest corner against a rock. Two shot fired into it despatched it, and the hunters dragged it out in triumph. Being somewhat exhausted with their day's work the men conclu ded not to start in pursuit of the fifth bear the one they had wounded earlier in the day. Returning to this place they procured assistance, and four dead bears were brought in. This was the most successful and dar ing bear hunt ever known in the Pike county region, and. baa created quite a sensation. Week before last "Jerry" Greening and his son Case, famous hunters, cap tured three deer alive, while going from their place at Shohola Falls to Milford a buck, a doe with fawn, and a lawn. The Blooming Grove Park Association is negotiating for their purchase to place in their breeding enc losure at the park. What is the Credit"Mobilier?" This question continues to be asked, in spite of the repeated explanations al ready given. Tlie inside history of that combination, which availed itself of an old act of incorporation passed by the Pennsylvania Legislature, .and organ ized under the French financial desig nation now so notorious, is related in an affidavit of one of its members, Dr. Thomas C. Durant, of which tbe follow ing is a brief summary : . ; Whcu the Union Pacific road was un der construction, a "ring" was formed inside the direction, embracing, as such combination always does, the shrewd est, most active, and least scrupulous the Board, for the purpose of making large fortunes for its members in an il legitimate manner, at the cost of the road and of the unsuspecting stock holders. As usual, tlie object was to be achieved by means of constructing con tracts. Through the votes of the 'ring' the work was to be awarded in a lump some dummy contractor, at a price double or more than double tlie cost, with a fair profit added ; for as a great many capacious appetites had to be sat-' isfied, an ample margin was necessary. The contractor was then to make over contract to the "ring" Directors, in capacity of stockholders of the Credit Mobilier, the pretense being that Credit Mobilier had the means to push tbe work vigorously forward, and would be belter able to do so than any single individual. In pursuance ol this conspiracy for it was nothing else contract for the construction of a. large portion of tlie road at $00,000 a mile, was awarded and duly assigned to "ring" price which, according to Durant's statement, was' more than double the legitimate cost of the work. This, however, was not enough. By votes of the conspirators many miles of tlie road which had already been constructed and accepted by the United States Government as complete, which had nearly all been paid for the Union Pacific Company, were included iu the contract at fifty thous dollars a mile, aud. thus an enor mous amount of money was taken bodi as it were, out of the pockets of the stockholders, without a shadow of jus tification, and transferred to the greedy grasp of the ring. Tlie shares of the Credit Mobilier were thus made at once worth from eight to ten times their face value that is to say, a single thousand - dollar share was worth from eight to thousand dollars in eash. s -- In an Uncomfortable Predicament. ment. A rather amusing contretemps occur at one of our evangelical churches Sunday amusing to the '-parties witnessing the affair, but decidedly un comfortable to say the least of it to the party more immediately concerned. A contribution was being taken up for , missionary purposes, and a well-known citizen was carrying around the con tribution box. In a pew at the back ' of the church sat an old colored while in front of her, in anoth- - pew, sat a well-known banker oi this The old lady leaned over the pew whispered in audible tone to the banker, " Look here, massa, there Is Massa , coming round with the contribution box, now he owes me a ' bill which he disputes and I ntt't ' Meet it. Now I am going to tell l.i:n, Massa, you put that 'cre wash bill ia cont'bution box and you and I ia square. The banker approved of her doing so she religiously fulfilled her pro gram me. is easy to imagine the feelings of gentleman when the proposal was . to him In ait audible voice. It Is needless to say that he did not linger at . pew. Moral Don't employ a r ;ious person of color . to do your washing. . " ,iii There is something really angelic, in disposition of that Richmond young who, while on her way home; nad misfortune to lose her balance and! : falling seated herself squarely In contaiuing eggs, which she yrr -i carrviug. With a truly Christ Ua- res. ignatlonshe retrained from profanity, calmly picked herselfup, and.scrapr the ern from her dress, pursued the . tenor of her way with an unruflled" temper.