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 " '
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. ...
Caqt is prominent in both, papers,
''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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
We publish the following as due to
one of the best citizens of Xewport,this
IlADQrALTL"RS OF THE ArMY.1
Adjutant General's Ohficf, '
Washington, August 22, 1868.)
Special Orders Aro. 201.
. 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.
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
that a Seymour
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.
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
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. .,
handsome ladies and hornets To
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
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
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
would seem to l,c i
n-nffn nf i-l 1 xr f Ii a ,"mi"vf
uai iaiiL-.il ifjr nit itjA-ii fiiuvu v arj j
Instead of finding anv alu.e in the1. "Hutler U Writ sokul as his enemies
manncr in which supplies were
. - i
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
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
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
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.
"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
"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
"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
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
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
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
, 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
Ordered to be sold'as the property of E. "W.
McMahon at the suit ef Mary E. Cooke.
janl2w5. Sheriff and Special Mas.
Master Commissioner's Sale.
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.
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 $1 to pay for the trouble of wri
ting ine. Knll particulars sen' free. Sample
sent by mail fo ten cents. Address, ,
jaui2wi, . C. ALLEN, Augusta, Ml.'
TA Pit MADB DAILY NO WSK with
Ml) "111 3H our STENCIL and KKY CHRCIl
TOOLS AND MATERIALS
& CO., 289 Pearl
List free. T N. HICKCOX
street, Kew Yolk.
W E A 1 E C O 3fc t Jl O
i si i .
TXM'i im iin. t. Art Cwimm M .
jw IMS. ia Ctetk. OBm.1 Dill. .
AND WILL PRESENT TO ANY. PBESOrf
Sending us a One Hundred Club in our Grett
One Dollar Sale of Dry and
A WATCH, 60 yds SHEETING, SEWING MA-
' CHINE, &e., ko ' -
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F If II E . O F C 6 S T
Smaller Clubs in the same ratio, rix:
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Messrs. J. S. Hawes ft Co. take pleasure in
announcing, ' being the oldest-, and largest
house in the Collar Trade, that they hare
been enabled by their long experience and ex
tensire resources to make, this present season,,
many important imj ortatiom , and - eon
tracts with 'manufacturers; whioh; with,
these additions to their Winter fetocks, b.
enabled them to greatly enlarge theb ttmit
and Exchange List.
Send for New Circular.
Catalogue of Goods and Sample lent (o any
address free. n ' . 1
Plea3e to be very particular and send menV
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Address all orders to ' . ' r '
J. S. HAWES CO.,
15 Federal street, Boston; Mas.
P. O. Box C. r, V, - Janl2wll r
William , Bo yd
BY virtue of an order of sale to me directed .
from the Court of Common Pleas of Mon
roe county, Ohio, I will' offer for sala at tha
front door of the Court Hou$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.!
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.
Ordered to be sold as thfi property of John
Funk at the suit of Charles G. Smith. - . .
, JOSEPH MYERS,
janl2w5. Sheriff M. C. O.
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