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THE SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY '
gWei - X i : HBHY H. WEST Eaitor and ro- pntfor. . -1 ;WooilRfieIl, Jan. 12, I860. inioaof heart.,' union of hands, . 7. , A onion that none may sever; ,,, A union of lakes, a union of land, -wr'-,Th Amkbicas Ukioh forever." .rTHK UNION AS IT WAS, AJD L TUB CONSTITUTION AS IT IS." i in I hold thatTmsGoTernment wss made the WHITE BASIS, by WI1ITK ; AEX, for the bknkfit of WH ITK MEN 1 and their POSTERITY forever." Sle pke A. Douglai. ' :!; fl'-f " Take notice. 'Tn Editor of TneFrntrrbas removed . ViuSce. to ihe front room of the dwel ling bouse, on door South of the print ing effipe, where all business connected with Thi Spirit wi'l be transacted. No '"ie tte akn: Smrr Offick. JHTjloJJv,' ,IhAAKT(ir5Jl plensc ac stt(pt o'ur.thanJ:s for -copy of Adjutant GeaeraTa Report,' 18C6. . ' . 0.,-v'T?atConjfe Man Done. x . tTb following from the Washington 'eorfespondeut of the X. T. Heraldjm. ,t,Wfar from complimentary to the pow 1 4BC8 ti, Washington, engaged ' in robbing f!toi people, anil legislating for the Jic-;-groos -'.'Onr -readers will pleaso bear in rjnihet the fact that the' Ifcrohl ia a Radi JpapeW ,"; ' ; ; ""' . ,iTlms far, in this the third session of Joe Fortieth poiigress,wlmh in the mcan , while has cost the country, about $100, , 0Q0, in, salaries : and other forms of ex- . ness has been transacted. Ten bills bavt passed : loth . ltouscs of, Congress, I fiveef which are for1 removing -political disabilities from some loyal adherents of ,th Radical party in the South, several , tu forpensions to some newly uiscov .ered heroes of. th war of 1812, one in reference to the tax on tobacco, and an-. !other repealing the prohibition, against the organization of a militia in the recon- vtrcnmea oiaies- ane -laxier- is uie omj lAnanf -nW'itnrVir7 Mini has hwniri evlaw; birt.it is of such very question able benefit to the people that it can hard- ly be placed in the category of serious ml asefut legislation. The game is cer tainly not wortli. the candle, judging by Ahis exhibit i - i1 !.:. nM "And. jet what a vast field of lcgisla twin hnnainawhat a host ' of important (.subjects are unattended to. There ia the JitKwtcialquestion comparatively untouch td, the tarin", the internal revenue and the settlement of reconstruction once and !4brerer.Htfll neglcctetl. Nothing has :Jeen broached concerning the encour 'agement which the shipping interests of the country ao vitally Tlamand. Nothi ug Las bccii done or is likely to be done to atisfactorlly adjust our Indian difficulty -except the action of the House to trans fer the Indian Bureau to the War Depart ment It may be pleaded tluit time suf ' ficient has not been allowed to bring up these various questions ; and that in the : ensuing two months everything will be 'fully and satisfactorily attended to ; but "unfortunately we hare two precedents '.before us in the past sessions of this Congress illustrating how much time can be consumed and how ranch talk expen ded without a great deal of work being ccomplishcd. 1 This session will be like 'fta !predecessorSi fruitful of theory and barren of practice.' There will be avast 'deal said aTout the finances, and the in evitable nigger will crop out once more . in the discussion about reconstructing 'ni-nii Aviitii;tfiA Ctiita rxf fInnrMl mill Hi. Tiding the State of Texas. Indian af ' fairs .will be debated for a time, and in ; theend some' tinkering will be done, TeaVing matters worse than they were be- ,)ore ' ' -" 'rax-payersdid the Radicals tell you vtiit truth - durinj the last campaign ? h!RAsvtrtcrs don't complain. You vo ted to continue the present state of imil .cum kill v. vwiciw " ' Indictments. imWe; have oa exhibition the Athens trtnty Indietacnts,: by Mooke and WlLlKS. - ( j jtcrhaps our readers have forgotten .the fact-that iloom: is the Congressman elect and Wnots a full-fledged Brevet Brisradicr General."" If fo the indict- menis wui reircsn iacir uicumricn. ' . V . 1. ... Thc U.a! Caqt is prominent in both, papers, aia-lllaw! - ''tZTThc expenses of the War Depart ' m'ent, on account of Iudiaii troubles and . the' Issue of bonds to the Pacific Rajl- i"oad', will cause an increase of the public debt during the last month- of between i llA ALSI ' 1 ot AAA U lA 1 That's tlic retrenchment advocated by Ihc supportera of Radicalism. , f Jty A coal black negro is just report ed to hove; marrieil a beautiful white girl , hitherto in Jhe service of Professor Al kV fnVi Oberlin. Statesman. . That the doctrine advocated by Rad icalism, taught and practiced nt Oln'i lin, and which the Saints of the party term Paradise.' . '"Ekal rigtils !" ' . . "jfjrb ii r articles this week from the Herald give very, full information rcla I'ng to ofllcial worthlcssncss and thieving i higli places at Washingtou. .jJ:jij-l'Vvs' iwtiuiun j selvcsv what party U ruining the conn-j try. ' .: r t Uapkal Kki-e Murder a Negro in South and yoadmigle from a rope's j rrfd.'1 Murder a white man and official . .. ; 4. , c i . n, ,. lit.pn is jour re ward. Sue!, is I .adi-, col rule, .. Vlet is have peace. j jf?-f hc attention ojf our Athens Coun y,'fie'jdis directed' toau itemrfrorn thc f VfiiiHbns,r.W.M'id an arlicc lrom tuc y. )'. Tribi'titi'm LibeK An Interesting Liitle Stoiy. T II E A TURNS RING. CUAPTEIl IV. I WILL, 'I WOSV, I WILL. I A few days after receiving information j that we had been indicted by the Grand Jury of Athens County, our Attorneys forwarded 81 00 rqi-c ting copies of the i uitm-uiieais. LiOLia w . ukown, cieriv, replied, that Moore's indictment was 83 and Wildes' $1, and upon the receipt of the balance, 83, he would forward the:a. About the time that letter was written, warrants for our arrest 'were placed in the hancU of the Sheriff, in order that we might be arrested an-1 placed under bonds before our letter containing the 81 could reach Athens and copies of the indictments be received in Woodsfield. But the trick failed. The Sheritf re turned to Athens and, we presume, re ported our release on habeas corpus. CHArTUt v. TUB CI.KKK ItETVHNS THE MOXEY. Finding themselves beaten at their own game, the Qerk sent the "following letter to our Attorneys : 4 Office of the Coi kts, Athens CocxTr,) Athens, 0., Dec. 2G, 1368. j Messrs. "Amos A Sruieos Att'ys at Law, Woodsjicld, O Ur.jSirs: Herewith find four dollars, amount sent to me by you for Copies of ludietmeuts against West which cannot be farifrded until appearance of Deft is entered in the actions. Very Respectfully, Lons W. Browx. CHirrtR vi. I WON'T, I WILL. About tha time that letter was receiv ed heft,.MSr. JP. Si'RfGo's wis at Athens demanding copies of the Indictments of the Clerk. At first he refused to furnish them. Mr. SriiGGS tendered the money and very politely informed the gentleman he would sue him if he was not furnished with copies. After tendering the money, Mr Spriggs left the office, and was fol lowed in a very brief period of time by the Clerk with the desired papers. There are some other things connected with the crawfishing, contemptible conduct of our persecutors which we will give further on in the story. f . TO BE COXT1KUED. Railroad Schemes In Congress. The People Robbed to Enrich Congressmen and Railroad Con tractor. , One hundred and fifty -nine railroad bills and resolutions have been introduc ed in the Fortieth Congress and twice as many more arc in preparation in the lobby. One thousand million acres of public land and $200,000,000 United States Bonds would not supply the de mands of these cormorants. Corpora tions created by Territorial Legislatures, State Legislatures, and even by recon struction Conventions, are all clamorous for United States subsidy. Those that have been subsidized 6uco are demand ing store and the others their first sup ply. , ; THE ATCDISOX AXD PIKE'S PEAK, RAILROAD COMPAXT,- ' C: J now known as the Union Pacific Central Branch, has already received direct and indirect aid from the Government, amounting, it is estimated, to nearly 8 5," 000,000, and r.ow has a bill pending iii the Senate granting it about 87,000,000 more. If it can be brought up when there are but few Senators present, and they not well informed in relation to the job, it will pass. Tie more light it gets, however, the poorer its chance. , . THE DEXVER TACIKIC RAILWAY AND TELE GRAPH COilPAST, chartered by the Colorado Territorial Legislature.has already got a bill through the Senate, giving it about 1,000,000 acres of land, said to be finely timbered and worth about 10,000,000. The bill is now in the House, on the Speaker's table. The more it is ventilated the bet ter for tax-payers. Ilonorably Discharged. We publish the following as due to one of the best citizens of Xewport,this county : IlADQrALTL"RS OF THE ArMY.1 Adjutant General's Ohficf, ' Washington, August 22, 1868.) Special Orders Aro. 201. Extract' ''' . . 7. By direction of the Secretary of War, so much of Special Orders No. 305, Paragraph 03, dated September 15, 1804, from this olllce, as dishonorably dismissed Capt. Johu Yarley, 116th Ohio Volunteers, "for cowardice, tendering his resignation whilst his command was in front of the enemy," is revoked, it ap pearing from the papers ; on file in this office that he was a brave, .cjlkieut and honorable officer, and that Jus. resigna tion was tendered for good and sufiicicut reasons, and he is hereby hmtwablg dis charged from the service of the United States a3 of date of said : -order of dis missal. He will receive 'no final pay ments until he shall have satisfied the Pay Department that he is not. indebted to the Government. : - .'. By command of General Grant. J. C. Kelton, Assistant Adjutant Jeueral. Official: Sam. Bkecu, Assistant Adjutant General. The above is from the last number of the Marietta Jiegister. Perhaps Brevet ! Brigadier General TnoMAS F. Wildxs will recognize his ear-marks in conncc tion with the dismissal of Captain ,Vau- LEV. ' " - . ; , "Cambridge is to have a new Rad ical paper, so says the Jcffersonian. Are thc'Rads tired of the Tatlor machine ? j." -j. I): TaytoThas removed his law oince 10 Hie Hist iioor cabb. ui 11.3 rcsi- dfnec. Guernreg Timet. Going to cairip out this winter, is he ? SfThc Ohio Legislature reassembled on the 5th inst ArLibel suits seem to be growing f!lshU)nal)Iei a3 gooI lhing9 to ebstablisjJ rcpafeitions for those who have none For stating in a police court item that Daniel Lynch kept a disorderly house, the injured individual has commenced a JilH'l suit ngainnt thc Chicago Tribune, c.'flirning 10,000 damages Cri-it. J. n. 8. Hoiiri, of Hie Chlllicolhe Gazelle, (Karilrul, Pouring Hot ! , Shot Into the Athens lllnjr. J Marietta, O., Jau. 1, 1809. Wc clip the following articles front j d. SrmiT : As I have been stopping the Chilhcothe Gazette of the 30th ult. i in this beautiful city, for some days past, Bro. Bond evidently has not the fear of j seeing "sights" and so on I thought it indictments before his eyes. Hear him : beat to let your readers know how mat- "The real editor of the Athens Mcs-; ters and tilings in general arc progres senger not the nominal editor, for he j 8il)(T in thi3 towt wbich is noted for ia n man oi straw is liiiormea tnat we have no disposition to throw dirt with him, as we have better business in view, We know him well, and know his histo-! poet : ry, and know that he is the mere tool of j '-The river is up ami the channel is Jeep," a Ring of bad men who are perpetra- consequently the Bteamboatmen are all in wh&f irY i i"SS hr th,e 1l'omnU,"Hy ,1" their glorv, and everything in the way of windi it holds unlimited power. Its! . . , . i i .1 . history is to be written, and when the l"eSs has been quite bnskfor the past finger of public scorn is pointed at every few weeks. The holidays arc abo;it over one of these scoundrels, as it will be, we for this time, and yet I don't think Man shall rest content The public eye is ; ctta was 0!1 vcry much of 'a '-bust." L r S r i h u. teJ. .CtdOUt 0.thf.ir ethr in uc sm;im swnti 01 liiuiiniaiiou nils-: ed -n. will v,t nZ as will make every good citizen of Athens County resolve V i ' T '7. r! V igi ance Committee is a necessity winch j will take summary vengeance on these i humnn hvMM." that a Seymour human hyenas. Our readers will please bear in mind that Mr. Bond edited the Messenger for a considerable length of time. X3FThe editor of the Athens Messen ger boasts that he has come to Athens to stay. That is more than his predeces sors have been able to do. Thev have 'OllIV COliifl fir ti-i mt " ITo will st-tv ' insf ns lniio-r, i.in.n,, ,.c i.;m nli j-.-.a. .HV tllll V till Will, llllll 11 11 VI I permit him to stay, and then he will go without ceremony. "Birds of passage" and "carpet-baggers" ' arc they all, and will be until the power of the King is de stroyed, which it will be,sooner or later, and ought to be for the safety of prop erty invested in Athens. jrrT'he editor of the Woodslield Spirit wishes to know the dili'erence be tween mooi e aud wildes, or whether it is tweedle dum or tweedle-dee. Wc don't kuotv. Sometimes we think nioorc is tweedle dum and wildes is tweedle-dee, and then again w arc sure that wildes is tweedle dum ana moore is tweedle-dec. It makes but little difference. You pays your money and you takes your choice. A KOLANtt FOR AN OLIVER. 'During the campaign in the Fifteenth District some unwholesome publications were made in the Woodsfield Spirit of Democracy, touching thc reputations of! the lion. e. h. moore, k. k., and thc rev. t. f. wildes, d. d., of Athens, whereupon two indictments were found against the editor, and warrants were placed in the bands of Sheriff Wilson, of Athens, for the arrest of the culprit The Sheriff went over to Woodslield to bring his prisoner, but the editor was a little too smart for the gentlemen of Athens. He declined to come, and. having had thc ne cessary papers made out commanding the Sheriff to produce him before the Pro bate Judge of Monroe County, who dis charged the editor from custody. The editor then turned the tables and com menced suit against Moore for damages, claiming $5,000; one against Wildes, damages, 85,000, and one against Sheriff Wilson for $1,000. It is not often the "Ring" gots beaten at its favorite game of bluff, but Monroe proved too much on this occasion. The "Athens scare" didn't win this time. No, the "care" don't work worth a down here. We know our rights and defend them. Thc Ring have no doubt entered in their diaries : "Check mated the fourth move," which is not saying much for their skill as players. Libel Suits. We reproduce the following, italics and all, from the Cincinnati Commercial, which says : The New York Tribune expresses the good sense of thc journalists of the couii try concerning personalities of the press, in the following terms : "An important truth has seldom been stated more tersely than Mr. Bowles hit the real error of thc press, and the pre cise character of the average libel suit,in his letter to Gov. Bullock and other Bos ton notables, in reply to their tender of a public dinner. 4My own observation,' says Mr. Bowles, 'is that the press rarclg does injustice to a thorovghly honest man or cause. It may be deceived with re gard to a private individual, and misrep resent him for a time; but with refer ence to public men and measures, its knowledge is more intimate and complete than that of any other agency possibly can be, and I know that it withholds toi- justly to the public one hundred times where it speaks wrongly once of the indi vidual. Certainly, nine out of ten of all libel suits against the press are brought by adventurers, and speculators, and scoundrels, whose contrivances to rob the, public have been exposed.' There never was a truer saying. We have our own share of libel suits, which we endure like the other disco m forts wh ich ti e discharge of otir duty brings; but we are conscious of having done wrong when ice have fail ed to expose an evil-doer far oflcner than when, because of an exposure, we have been held to answer in the courts, at the j suit of some characterless adventurer, who claims that we have done his char acter a hundred thousand dollars'1 worth of damages by telling the truth about , him. Newspapers are, of course, liable to many mistakes ; but we speak from a wide experience in saying that the mis takes as to persons are quite as liable to be those of suppression as of utterance." Frogrcssof the Suez Canal, The Suez Canal is being pushed for ward with an activity scarcely exceeded b' the rapidity with which we urge westward our Pacific Railroad. In one month over two millions of cubic metres of earth have been removed. The total amount of earth originally required to be removed was seventy -live million me tres. Twenty-million metres yet remain, or about-one-fourth of the whole. At the present rate, and allowing for deten- tions, the canal should be finished by January J, 1870. Political as well as commercial considerations are pushing this canal forward. Latin Europe is preparing for thc enjoyment of its ben efits. Two millions of dollars have j lately been appropriated to improve the commercial facilities of thc port of Venice ; and other ports of the Mediter ranean arc also feeling the general move ment Japan. Our advices from Japan indicate that the power of the Mikado is iu part re stored. This is due to the assumption of the office by the young Milkado, who has now attained his majority. He has commenced his rule by quieting many of the civil war elements which for some time past hare been struggling for the mastery throughout the country. Still this is now a period when Japan, feel ing the effects of contact with the mod ern world, requires a strong heart and well balanced head to guide its people in the best track. If the Mikado recogni zes the new era of progress and closely allies himself with the United States and the European Atlantic nations he may make the most brilliant mark in Jhe his- torr of his lino. ., FROM MARIETTA. handsome ladies and hornets To commence, in the language of . some Christmas passed away very quietly, and there is a prospect at this writing of i . .,. , 4i.:,, t New lcarsdoingthe same thing Imp. pose that "Santa Claus" visited all the little folks (in this part of Mchavah's , TinPTirii;M hose parents are . , A ,., L..ta nch and made their young heai ts happj by the numerous toys, sugar plums, and "sich like," which he brought them pn Christmas Ere. And as we are just en tering upon the new year it makes me feel mournful and sad to think of the. thousands of poor widows and orphans in tkjs once happy land who arc to-day sutlerinz lor the very necessaries of life, while the rich and opulent arc reveling ! in luxuries. What a vast amount of I -rood could be done if these benevolent and philanthropic Yankees would only open their hearts and give a few dollars to the suffering poor to prevent them from starvation during this cold and dreary season of thc year. I think their chances for enjoying hoavenlj" bliss in that beautiful world of Cowers and sun shine above would be much better than they are at present How many hard hearts would le soft ened, how many crimes would be avoided, and how many blessings would be pour ed forth, (which would be worth more in the next world than all thc bonds in the universe,) if they would be more chari table to the friendless and needy ; and yet these bonded lords and aristocrats all over the country see misery and distress prevailing in their midst almost every where, but never reach forth a helping hand even to those who have been reduc ed to this condition through tltcir instru mentality. Well, dear Spirit, another year has passed into eternity, and this, the first day of the year is the one that wc should all look into our hearts, and sec if we have done all wc could for the welfare aud happiness of our fellow men during the year just past and gone. We should study and see if wc have not said or done something to a fond and loving wife, af fectionate parents or kind friends, which has sent a pang to their hearts and crca ted a sorrow which time alone can heal ; and no doubt if we would look back over the past twelve months carefully, wc would discover many changes which we could make in our conduct towards oth crs which would make our short pilgrim age on this earth much pleasanter for us all. Wc would see many hearts which have been wounded by our thoughtless ness which could be made happy again by some little word of kindness. And wc should all resolve with thc coming of the new year, that we will try and pro mote good feeling and happiness among the people with whom we live, and I am confident that we will all have lighter hearts and be happier on the 1st of Jan uary, I860, than we are to-day. As I sit by the fire to-day my memory wanders back over the past I tread again those early haunts which have been daguerreotyped on my heart with ineffac able tints ; and the vast host of associa tions that arc conjured up by these tho'ts makes me feel sad to think, of the fond hopo3 that have been withered,thc sacred ties that have been broken, and true friends that have been parted (probably forever,) in years agonc; and to think (as we must,) that all of these will be re peated in the year to come, 1 believe that this should be a day of fasting and prayer instead of rejoicing. - But I know you are weary of me, so I will conclude by wishing you and your readers a happy and pleasant journey through the year 1809. "Censor." A Republican Estimate of Carpet bag Congressmen. Don Piatt, the Washington correspon dent of thc Cincinnati Commercial, writes as follows of carpet-bag Con gressmen from the South : And in all sobef earnestness to write, in "a frank and manly way," thc net purport and upshot of our reconstruc tion measures at the South, as seOn in Congress, is not pleasant. No amount of certificates of election aud formalities of an oath can make these gentlemen of the hand baggage real M. C's. When one make his appearance on the floor we cannot look each other iu the counte nance without audible smiles that are indecorous. If the gentlemen would only indulge in a little disguise to help on the delusion, something might be gained, but not only is the voice the voic of thc enemy, but the look, man ner, dress, and above all, the vote is the vote of the ailen The antagonism between New Eng land civilization and that of the South, previous to thc war, was not more dead-, ly than is thc antagonism of interest now between these localities, and yet these gentlemen of the paper collar and extra dickey follow New England, and vote all the time against the interests of their own constituents. I had a lomr talk with one of thes'c representatives ad interim last night, and tried to convince him that it would be well, just for the appearance of the thing, to cast a vote now and then for the region he claimed to represent. But, no ! I found mv friend had an intense 1 contempt for one-half of his people, and a deadly hatred for the other half. it was a Connecticut Congressman elect- ed in the South. Having no very high opinion of my self, and a contempt for the rest of hu manity, I can put up with the grotesque and absurd as well as any one. But there is a point, you know, beyond which I find it difficult to keep my coun tenance, and the New England carpet bagger carries me there. I wrinkle and haw-haw I can't help it when the gen tleman of the paper dickey, from New England, gravely takes his seat as a rep resentatiwe from the South. Better cut the South ' into provinces, and give them' military Governors to keep the peace until the negro is educa ted, the white master subdued, and time, the consolor, heals the wounds of war, than thus to make a caricature of a rep rcscntative Government and stultify our selves. JfSTAn old and respectable citizen of Jelierson, 1 exas, was shot and killed on the 3d inst, and the affair is dismissed by the remark, "It is .supposed to . have been done by soldiers through mistake.5' If a negro had been shot for outragiu a white woman or child, the Radical press would have been filled with clam ors for vengeance upon thc prepetratore of tlredced. Wheeling llegister. I!OU; THE l'LOI'M S S-OCKKTS I AKt'l'ltHLU AT W ASHIVGTO.V. Stallonary Contracts of flic Inte rior Department. I From the N. Y. Herald, Jannary 4 The stationary contracts of the Inte- rior Department are again a subject of! some stir. It will be roeolWrod ihni I Mr. Ela of the Printing Committee of j the House, made some "investiirations in regard to the Patent Office printing, in cluding bond paper, which, in connection with Other investinnrinn f ihn l?o. trenchiilent Committw. led to the pass ! nice 5 ,,nt hft W0U,1 1e 3 f,ttcr preacher age Of ft. toint resolution by the Senate ' ,f hc werc less of a pobtician, and a to break iq) the contracts of the Interior 1 bottcr Politician if he were less a prench Departmcnt .with the firm enjoying theier' It is impossible to have a philan prollls of the comfortable job and" nve I throl,nv t!iat wiU CflVcr a wnole natl0"' it to the lowest bidders another Wash- j :iml 3'' flt Plymouth Churcli. instoii firm. Out of these investigations t "General McClellan is an able soldier, it became ev ident, that the Patent" office ! "ood citizcn and ln,re man- IIe l,as was Millerim, and the Coiilmlssinners j 3rCilt P,wcr9 of organization. Ihe made complaint to the Secretary of the ! Arm.v ofthc 1otoin:lc was thc best organ Intcrfor. who appointed a commission to I izci1' ,1csL 1"'PP1 an(l best disciplined investignte the complaint The c-;., rty the world ever saw. For accom tractors themselves are reported to have ! V1'511"? t1l,s c, ,mtry 13 indebted to had a hand in the appointment of the j I h'11;m- ?N 1,lIcto alar?e c,xtont fc commission, which would seem to l,c i n-nffn nf i-l 1 xr f Ii a ,"mi"vf i, uai iaiiL-.il ifjr nit itjA-ii fiiuvu v arj j made au"; Instead of finding anv alu.e in the1. "Hutler U Writ sokul as his enemies manncr in which supplies were j. . - i AMI 11 ed the commission found that the con tractors were 'entitled to be paid for 300,000 sheets of bond .paper which they never had a contract for and which the acting Commissioner of Patents at the time never ordered. It mav be re collected that they furnished' 300,000 sheets last May at eight cents a sheet, which thc Committee on Printing ascer tained cost about one and a half cents a sheet and which was enough, at thc rate it is now used, to last a dozen years. It would seem that a man clear-headed enough to examine a patent ought to see an abuse m this, if he couldn't find any in their. getUn- pay for 87,000 or! 9t,ouu worm ol goods in about one month, when the man who kept account of all received for more than three-quarters of thc time did not receive more than 8500 worth, and nobody can find who had the rest. The report made by the Printing Com mittee in July shows a very large sum had been paid for blank books so large, indeed, as to astonish the present Com missioner, who set about to see who had received them. He found six index books charged at twenty-live dollars each, which were all that had been fur nished and which Mere not worth seven-, ty five cents apiece. He found forty six caveat I o ks charged at move than forty dollars each, when there could not be t en found in the office, and they not worth half the price charged. The Printing Committee's report shows that the office was paying forty dollars per 1,000 for patent cards, worth about five, and twenty.two dollars per 1,000 for card tags which were worth about $1? 50 which astonished the Commissioner,.but not as much as it did to find 150.000 had been paid for, while only 50,000 could be accounted for. Brown manila envelopes, the Printing Committee found were costing forty-eight dollars per 1,000, which, with printing added, prol ably cost 8100 per 1,000, and while 140, 000 were paid for the Patent Office it could not be found where more than 40, 000 had been used. The Printing Committee also found the Patent Office was paying 8140 per 1,000 for uatent heads which are now costing bu? 825 per 1,000. There were 28,000 charged and paid for, but not half that number could be accounted for as used. These astounding facts led to an upsetting of mattors ia the Patent Office, and the Commissioner made com plaints of the manner in which the Pat ent Office haifheen supplied. A com-' mittee to examine Ihem was appointed, which, with these facts before them, have not been able to find any abuse m the supplies, but, on the contrary, dis cover that the Patent Office ought to pay thc enterprising contractors $24,000 for 300,000 sheets of bond paper, which the Secretary of the Interior ord crs to be paid. The Secretary appointed a committee on awards of stationery, which made a report to the Interior Department June 24, 18GS, stating that bond paper was placed on the schedule inadvertantly and "that, in addition to the amount on hand an order had been given for 300,000 sheets, which had been delivered when the bids were opened." "And as the Patent Office would not need any more of the article in question it was proper ly disregarded'' in making the stationery contracts. The acting Commissioner of Patents also sent a statement to a mem ber of the House when the matter was under discussion saying that only one 300.000 lot of bond paper had ever been bargained for in any way. Yet this com mittee find anc! the Secretary orders 824,000 to be paid for a lot which was never ordered, when there is a dozen years' stock on hand. A beautiful com mentary, truly, on the method in which department business is conducted. Throughout thc United States the thieving of the party in power is the same. It is grinding to poverty all but those having their arms elbows deep in ! the .Treasury The people have one remedy left, and only one the ballot box. Turn the thieves out and- put honest men in office and prosperity "will come again. A RrllHant Peroration. A certain political speaker closed an address in behalf of his party with the following florid peroration : "Build a worm fence around a winter's supply of summer, weather, skim the clouds from the sky with a teaspoon; catch a thunderbolt in a bladder; break a hurricane to harness ; ground sluice an earthquake ; bake h 11 iu an ice-house ; lasso an avalanche ; pin a diaper on the crater of an active volcano ; hive all the stars in a nail-kcr; hanr the ocean on a grapevine to dry ; put the sky to soak in a jroum; unbuckle thc bcllv-band of eternity, and paste 'To let' on thc sun and moon, but never, sir never for a moment, sir delude yourself with the idea that any ticket or party can beat our caudidates." SL3T(j kast cries "Peace!" and there is no peace, because he stubbornly re fuses it. The hollowness of the peace sentiment is made manifest in & publish ed conversation between Grant and the correspondent of a Radical journal, Ac cordingto that correspondent Gkant is as bitterly hostile to the Southern peo ple as the most Radical of them all. He favors confiscation of the lands of South erners, "the proceeds to be used in re storing the country" (to Radical rule, of course.) He says, "Let the lands (of Southerners) overflow, and stay un der water until their owners are willing that Northern men and capitalists shall come in and improve them." Let the South be submerged! So says Grant. Locisvillf, January 7. In the Ken tucky House of Representatives a . res olution was introduced, authorizing the Governor to take such steps as he may deem proper, to test . the constitutional ity of the Civil Rights bill. Grant's Opinion or JTlen. rronilncnt "1 know nothing,personally, of Wen dell Phillips," said General Grant, late ly. "I should have respected liim and accredited him with more honesty of purpose if he had opposed my election .?an tIlc roming man ol Illinois, Senator Morton is too much of a1 poli- tlcmn to ,,e a 8ilfc f'neicr. "Bennett is a Seotchma mian. io man born in Scotland becomes acclimated in this country." "Henry Ward Boeclier don't want ieu in lost tiie comuience oi mo coun- ii y. ne never ioine conuuence oi uis iii-inmtir. 1 lin.'a i I mi tAirnrl Inn, iiiii"iiiv. -1 ii.t iiv ill- it ill iy .iiiiu jniii, and am satisfied there would never have been any difference between us if it had not been for the niisrcprescntations of third parties." "Greeley is a great and gooxl man; and a faithful, honest, efficient advocate of the cause of human liberty. He always seemed to me to exaggerate the bright side of human nature, and underrate its dark side. He exaggerated the capacity of the negro, while he underrates the crime of Jeff. Davis. Such men are al ways the dupes of men of inferior abil ities." "Kayinond always reminds me of a jnmping jack. He is heads up or tails up, just as Seward or Weed moves him. When Raymond goes wrong I feel like forgiving him, for he knows not what he does. Nobody supposes him to be any thing but the mouth-piece of Seward and Weed, though he is a brilliant writer if he would be independent ''Seward is a man of very great abil ity and very little principle. If hc had not intrusted his politics to Weed he might have been a statesman, but Weed being a very corrupt politician, Seward was dragged down from the elevation of statesmanship to the lowest depths of deniagoguery. Johnson would have re mained a pure, true patriot and wise President if he had been removed from the baneful influence of Seward." "Grant regards E. B. Washburne as honest and economical, and to him a friend in need. He can have what he wants from Grant. Grant considers Rawlins as a brother, who is capable of lilling any place, but too poor to take a Cabinet position, Senator Morgan mere ly as a bag of dollars, ail his Senatorial labors being to secure his re-election; Fcssendcn, as the ablest statesman in the Senate, a man of a high order of in tellect, catholic views, large and well improved experience and great moral courage ; Sumner as a great scholar, fin ished orator and faithful representative of his Stite. There now ! Gkant has spoken and what does it amount to? Oh! what a President! "Let us have peace." Prcttv Walter Girls How a Con cert saloon Got Married by Wholesale. Some weeks ago,writes a San Francis co correspondent, a shrewd Yankee ar rived here from the East, and after look ing around for a time, and finding that fully two thirds of the people of San Francisco boarded in restaurants, con eluded to go into the business. lie had observed that all the restaurant keepers employed fat, lazy and dirty men of all nations for cooks and waiters, and he conceived the idea that if he employed girls neat, tidy, quick-witted aud good looking girls for waiters, he would se cure a large custom immediately. He accordingly ransacked the employ ment offices for recruits, and finally se cured twelve pretty girls ; two of these he placed behind thc counter for money takers, and the remainder were instruct ed to pass around the hash. The novel ty of the thing made it take immediate ly; thc restaurant was crowded from morning till night. No one thought of eating less than twenty -five cents worth. (You must know that a person can eat a fine meal lor filteen or twenty cents.) And when they devoured thirty-seven sents worth, they would toss the monej' takers a fifty cent piece and walk away with a nonchalant air. Thc proprietor was in ecsiacies, and walked about rub bing his hands with unctuous delight Many of the customers would call for ice-cream aud ask the fair watresses to join tnem. iney were consequently tilled chock full of nice things all the time. Matters progressed finely for sev eral weeks, when the proprietor began to find that this waiters wer not so atten tive as they ought to be ; they would serve some good looking fellow with what he would order, and would sit down and chat with him, while other customers were waiting to be served. He repri manded the girls several times, but with out any effect; so he determined to se cure another lot and discharge the whole caboodle. He began his search for substitutes, saying nothing of his designs. Recently however, he was staggered, for after the duties of the day were concluded, and the cash counted, he was asked to attend churcli with the girls, as one of them was going to get married. Of course he would go, and hc would give away the bride. If they had given him a notice in time he would have given them a nice wedding supper. An hour's time sufficed for the girls to dress, and then they all proceeded to cnurcn, were every one oi tnem were married. Durinjr their brief career of four weeks in the restaurant they had been wooed and won liy young fellows who were anxious to find companions for life, but who, owing to the peculiar mode of living in San Francisco bad no opportunity of forming female acquain tances. This morning he was without waiters, and he is rushing around like a chicken with his head cut off, looking for more gills. His establishment is better than a matrimonial agency. A Red Uot One. The Bucyrus (Ohio) Forum has a correspondent who signs himself Thom as rhoole. In a late number of that paper he says : "I like Nasby. All the I'hoole family like Nasby. If I see a man on the kyars readin1 fsasby, I nev er ask an introduction, but just march right up to him and say, 'How do you do, 31 r. l'lioole, and I never yet failed to find one of my first cuzzins, who votes as he shot a revolver, six times." Memphis, January 3. It ia reported here to-night that the militia of Marion, Arkansas, had taken five prisoners con fined in jail, tried them by drum-head court martial, carried them to the woods, and shot them. The names of Dr. Mc Kerizie and John Throps.twO well-known citizens', alone ar given. The report caused considerable excitement here. The Artot rocket Picking. The late Mr. DeOuincy wrote a curi ous and elaborate paper on "Murder Considered as one of the Fine Arts.'" Had he lived half a century later he might have extended his inquiries so as to include pocket picking in that cate gory' ; for an art it has certainly become. Your artistic pickpocket is a gentlemanly looking fellow, wears neat boots and gloves, always has a new looking hat, and is altogether the last man you would suspect of any sinister designs on yodr pock-eta. lie lives in first-class hotels and boarding-houses, often frequenting the same house for years, totally unsus pected, anil remarkable only for his quiet and gentlemanly demeanor. He carefully chooses four companions, equally respectable in appearance, to form what is called a mob,- each produ cing a certain sum to make a bank, to be used in case one of them falls, (ta ken by the police,) in order to provide bail or to pay his counsel fees. They then frequent railway stations, public meetings, or any place where they can find a crowd. A victim is quietly select ed as a probable find. Two of thc mob then place themselves in front of him, and two remain behind, occupying, as it were, the angles of a square of which thc victim is the centre. These are called the front and back stalls. The unfortunate victim is then fanned ; that is, his pockets are softly padded to find out the one in which he keeps his wallet, the sign is passed to the operator, who is termed the wire, who immediately proceeds to work. lie does not place his hand in the pocket that is a fatal error ; but with the two first fingers he gently draw np thc lining of the pocket to the openingi and with it the wallet and the 'trick is done. This system is called reefing', lne wallet is immediate ly passed to one of thc back stalls, who quietly though quickly levants. .. The most oangerous place lOr money is undoubtedly the pockets of the pants. Aain, one of the front stalls passes his arm before your face to tonch the other front stall on the shoulder, only to say "How are you ?" but the wire from behind has your diamond pin in his possession. If possible they return the empty wallet to the pocket to avoid de tection in its possession, or thc danger ous necessity of throwing it away: For instance, two gentlemen sitting at one end of the car get into angry altercation high words ensue, the attention of the other passengers is attracted to their dispute aud the young lady who sat next to that nice-looking man at the oth er end of the car finds on arriving at Stewart's that her purse is empty. . The angry gentleman and the nice looking man are simply confederates. .This they term weeding. A correspondent of a newspaper lately lost 8S00 in this way while riding in a Fourth avenue car. Pickpockets are necessarially migra tory in their habits, finding a long resi dence in one place inconvenient. This renders it difficult to make any estimate of their probable numbers in New York. They prefer a locality for the scene of their operations that has numerous lines of rail, to enable them to separate in va rious directions as soon as they have a good swag, and to meet again in some other town. These men stand by one another in trouble, and are strictly square in their mutual transactions. A curious incident of "honor among thieves" is found in the following anecdote : The elder Mathews and Theodore Hook, on one occasion, went together to the thea tre ; while ascending the staircase Mat hews playfully took a bundle of papers from Hook's pocket, when he was touch ed on the shoulder from behind by a gentlemanly-looking man, who handed him'his own pocket book, apologizing for taking it by saying, "I didn t know you was one of ns," and pertinently ad ding "bnt what a fool you must be o carry it there." Pickpockets, however, never save money, for they are all bitten with a mania for gambling, and, strange to say, are generally unsuccessful at it. Their language is most peculiar, only to be understood by . that intelligent body of gentlemen who hail from Mulberry street. Their depredations on the pub lic amount to a very large sum in the eonrsp nf the vonr. ft considerable. ror- Ption of which is never recovered, TTom the general inability of the victims to give any description which might lead to identification ; they never, if possible, allowing you to have a full v'rew of their face. A . 1 . Tribune. FLORAL GUIDl FR 1869 The fiwt edition of Ose Hundred Thous and OF VlCK's IiI.USTnATF.D CATALOGUE OF Seeds and Guide in the Flower Garden is now published. It makes a work of 100 paires, beautifully illustrated, with about 150FlXE Vt OOD JUNGRAVINGo Or ILUWE11B AKDYEOK- tables, and an' ELEGANT COLORED PLATE, A nOQIET OF FLOWERS, It is the most beautiful, as well as the most in. structive Floral Guide published, giving plain and thorough directions for the Culture of Flowers & Tegetables, The Floral Guide is published for tho benefit of my customers, to whom it is sent free with out implication, but will be forwarded to all who apply by mail, for Ten Cents, which is not half the cost. Address janl2ml. - JAMES VICK, Rochester, N. Y. Master Commissioner's Sale. JIary E. Cook vs. , E. W. McMahon. T) l virtue of an order of sale to mo directed XJ from the Court of Common fleas of Monroe couutv, Ohio, I will offer for sale at the door of the Court House, in the town of Woodsneld, between the hours of 10 o'clock a, m. and 4 o'clock p. m., ou Monday, the loth day of February, 1869, the following dcscribeH real estate situate in said county, to wit Tho southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section three township two of range four, containing forty acres more or less. Ordered to be sold'as the property of E. "W. McMahon at the suit ef Mary E. Cooke. JOSEPH MYERS, janl2w5. Sheriff and Special Mas. Master Commissioner's Sale. David Glover v. Stephen Cc-en and Wife. BY virtue of an order of sale, to me directed from the Court of Common Please of Mon roe county, Ohio, I will otter for sale at the front door of the Court House in the town of Woodsfield. between the hours of 10 o'clock a. m. and 4 o'clock p. m.,'on Mondag the loth dtiy of February, 1869. the following described real estate situate in Monroe county, Ohio, to wit The northwest quarter of the Southwest quarter of section 31, township 3 and range four; Also all that part of the northwest quarter of section, town ship and range aforesaid lying south of the road leading through said quarter to Woodsfield, containing in all one hundred and twenty acres more or less, and being the'same land oonvejed by Bennett Coen in his hte time to Stephen Coen. All in Monroe County, Ohio. - Ordered to be sold as the-property of Stephen Coenat the suit of David Glover. " ' . JOSEPH MYERS, janUwJ Sheriff aud Special Master. lleji) berfocnunis, MONEY EASILY MADB, With OOr CoMPLRTR STEKCli AND KjtT Ch OtftriT. 8miil capital required. CirenUr free". STAtfr'ORD M 1KFG CO., 66 Futtotf Street, New York. Janl2w4. THE WORKING CLASS. I am 5W prepared t furnish constant em ployment to '.l classes at their home, for their spare moments. Business sew, light and profitable. Fifty cents to $5 per eveuiug is easily earned, and the boys and girls arn nearly as much as men. Great in-' daceraeota are offered. All who see this noj ticel please send me tbeir address and test the business for themselves. If not well satisfied I will send $1 to pay for the trouble of wri ting ine. Knll particulars sen' free. Sample sent by mail fo ten cents. Address, , jaui2wi, . C. ALLEN, Augusta, Ml.' TA Pit MADB DAILY NO WSK with Ml) "111 3H our STENCIL and KKY CHRCIl TOOLS AND MATERIALS iteancea rnce. & CO., 289 Pearl janl9w4. List free. T N. HICKCOX street, Kew Yolk. 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Catalogue of Goods and Sample lent (o any address free. n ' . 1 Plea3e to be very particular and send menV ey by registered letters, v "'-1 '- i Address all orders to ' . ' r ' J. S. HAWES CO., 15 Federal street, Boston; Mas. P. O. Box C. r, V, - Janl2wll r Sheriff SaleV William , Bo yd Henry TCarr.) x ' BY virtue of an order of sale to me directed . from the Court of Common Pleas of Mon roe county, Ohio, I will' offer for sala at tha front door of the Court Hou$e in the the town - of, Woodsfield, pn ;. ,. .. ... ... Monday, the 15th day of February, 1869,- between the hours of 10 o'clock a.-1 m. nd 4 o'clock p. m., the following described real estate in said oounty ef Monroe, to wit: The north west quarter of the northwest quarter ' and the northeast quarter, of the southwest quarter' aifd the east half of the north west quarter of sec tion number twenty-eight (28) in township three and rangefour. 1 7 V, ".'i-Vt Appraised at f2,3Q0... .- JOSEPH MYERS, u jan!2w5. Sheriff, M. C O. : J Sheriff 'Sale.! a., Charles G. Smith - V8 ' ; "il74 John Funk. ?; ' - 'n ...w! BY virtue of an order of sale .to me directed from the Conrt of Gammon Pleas of aim roeConnty, Ohio, I will offer, for sale at the front deor of the Conrt House, in the town' of Woodsfield, between - the hours of l(r o'clock a. m. and 4 o'clock p. m., on"' Monday, the lth day of February, 1869r the following described real estate sitmate la said county, to wit: The northeast quarter f the northeast quarter of section two township fonr range four, containing forty acres more . or less; also, part of the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter of-same section, township aud rauge, beginning at the north west corner of said forty acre lot; thenee east to the center of Nigger run; thence with said run to the line running from east to west on the south boundary of said, forty acre lot; thence from the center of said uh west to the southwest corner of said forty acre lot; thence north eighty rods to the plaoe of beginning, containing eleven acres mow or less; and also the fallowing described tract, beginning at the southwest corner of the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of stctloa three township four and range four; theaee north about sixty-four rods to a certain ran; thence south with said run4o the southeast corner of said forty acre let; thence west eighty reds to the place of beginning, contain ing fifteen acres more or less. 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