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THE 'SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY.
HEKRY a. WKSTiEaifor aadPro- Woolflclri,, Feb. 3, 1809. .';.A anion w- heart', union of hands. ','iTV'Uma mat nuoo may serei; , . v A, union f lakes, a union of lano lT Americas Union forever.,". ' "Til R UNION AS IT WAS, A1 Til K CONSTITUTION AS IT IS." ' ' "I hold t hat this (Tovernmentwss made m rhe--WHITE ' BASIS, by WHITK EN, for the BKHFf it of Wll ITE MEN red their POSTEIUTV forever." Ste- phti A. fionglnt. ,'" VV hi " - ' a , rTake;.Kiic.";;; ; ; . The EJHo'r of Th Spirit let remove 4 bit ofnet, to the front room of the dwsl iiag house, one door South of the print ffiee','; where all buinis connected ... M. r -,l I . . . Y : !.- Wtin 1HE.OFIBIT wi oe irausanea. 4 tits the sign; 'griuii OmcE.lQ- .j XyThanlva toIon. I. Yax Tf".'"? for a copy of -his late excellent specck-in Congress la ioppqsitioa' to the railroad iubsid swindle. x- ' Tax-payer aad bondholder.'1 , Not lop j since Wcjtrcre one, of a party engaged in discussing the Bond question. In the party were taTt-payer and bond holder who gave thefr view's la thjs man- it-M . ,.'i?c.--'. r .u Tax tater. These untaxed bonds, taxation and Negro war debt are becom ing intolerable ; let its wipe out the whole best of Radical bantlings and commence uewJ; . r . ., . , ,,..,( . i Bondholder. Stop ! that would ruin me. I hove all my money invested in untaxed bonds, exempt from taxation; and I find It aplendid investment. " . TAX-ijATsiCiirse your bonds'!. They ara .tuning; the very , bread from - the mouths of the wives and children 6f the honest tax-payers of this country. '"We have paid your investment once, in full, and that cancels the obligation. The -point Hortbe above Is that both t were Radicals ; we gi w it 3imply to illus trate the feeling of tar-payers in relation to p'ayiug the taxes, of. the wealthy; They are beoibing wearied and i will vote to ca'te them pay taxes, take ' greenbacks for their bonds of nothing, Just" aa they way elect..,, ,; .!.. .. .. . . Combination of Thieves. t The yarions rliig leader, land jobbers nd subsidy seekers in Washington have consolidated, and from 4lis time out will irork harmoniously together, and will Assist each other in carrying through Congress their respective schemes. The combination is made np of the follow ing parts v";'--- ''''' ' ' ; u" The ' Western Union Telegraph mo- uopoly ring. . , ;. The Treasnry Tliig.' ; " ' .'; k The raUrbad sTilwidy ring. ' ' .' The steamship Bubsldy ring. "!The Canadian reciprocity rin;. ' The high tarin" league.' ", ' " ' " The Indian agents" ring.' . ; ' v The whisky ring. " ' - ' ' The Internal Kevcnne Eing. ' The i Freedmah's Uureau ring. , j If the country is not freely blcil it will pot bo Tor the want of proper application of the sucking powers of the above tamed, leeches. ' "'lheyrarc the only fruits of the Jaco bin policy those of fraud, robbery and corruption.' .- - ' : . . I'aylntjIlieDebt. The Radicals are continually prating tolhC'peop'.eihat the public debt is be ing ralijecd. -; Lotus examine : I)cU January 1.1 8G0 2,540.707,201 Debt January 1, 18G8 2,508,125,650 Increase 832,581,351 That is the Radical mode of paj-ing the debt an increase of nearly thirty tbree millions in 1868, ayear of profound peace., v At tlie same time the debt bearing in terest In enrrency has been converted Into debt; lucaring interest in coin to the tupe of . between two and three hundred millions of dollars. . Indeed tliw process of increasing the public burden by chan ging the interest from currency to coin bas ben going on until the. debt bearing v interest in currency is reduced ,to 870, 000,000 ; whereas, at one tinie it was 81, 280,156.345, or more than half the entire debt ak it staudd no w. jCyGeueralSHEHiDAX announces that the ludians "will not be of any more trouble.' ! ' ' Tliat' means that the murder of de fenceless squaws and pappooses is about to cease. The campaign agaiustthe In dians the past winter should be termed : 'Sheridan and Sherman's Indian Cam paign to further convince the American jeople that they had not forgotten how to destroy property and frighten women and children." ' ' jpyA petition was circulated in Con gress last wce! asking the U. K. Senate to r fuse confirinaiion , to any more ol l'rsident Johnwm's appointments. It h.ul CimxTT annrovsl.' " ' ' L 1 Gk'axt would better attend to hln own le-ntimate bnsine3s'iu connection with! the army; And Congress would dowel to give their tinie to legMathig" to Velieve tue peoie insieaa oi rouniug luem.g ., 'jiybr: Edsox'B'O'lds tK' dc9ff. His dwitli rctxtt the rrauit. of, crycl. treatment uvelved while ccafiiiid. i , a-polittal jrw)nriiuF4rt Ijfyettc.': Auokjier if the CrtMdc's vlcUnis..' ?-;!' - i '? 1 nailroad Subsidies. In, order that the- ta-payers may gather an idea of th"a enormous twin i dlfng, carried nain Congress, in favbj of i raUroads we submit a few facts froni Mr iATashburne's speech In the Ilonsc of Rep- -'freTCiitatitTs.Sftn the DeiiVer Railroad and ; Telegraph bill. . J " ' - j-Mr. Washburne" set down tho grand SP-e.of railroad land rants. from ?'l!,;during ho,!pcrjod indicated at V','JY'W,vsv nillV.il, U fcUfc fV'tVOfc price of public lands, is canal to tko.a 1or,.1. t,nn : . ,.rv j less than 8560,000,000. ' The areiof the lands thus squandered is equal to that of til the rState3-st' oTtheAUeghshttt fronj MaiiJS jto''irginfe, snclushffr-a jgreat empire in itselThe lands granted to th"' PacificFrairroads ' alone are nearly equal to the area' of France. Next, in the item of goVcrriincnt subsidies in bonds, it appears (lilt the Union Pacific Railroad, 1,110 miles, which terminates, going west, somewhere in the neighbor hood of Great Salt Lakcv will be paid the sum of 830,000,000 or 834,03 per mile, exceeding by 8 16,000 pt r mile . the cost of construction anfl equipment As to the subsidies 'in. bond' (in 'addition to the empire' ef lands) ; so fcr actually grafted, the Sccxetary--of the Treasury tepwrts them: .. Total snbidles in'l)6nds.s:v,..8U,337,000 To the-Union Paclttc Raib ' ' " rOAd; 820 miles........i 20,238,000 Centrar Faclfle fr6m Califor- ' ' nis miles , 13764,000 Union Pacifks Eastern divls- ' ' ' ion. 394 miles..: 6.303.000 Sioux City & Pacific miles; 11,112,000 And so on till the aggregate, ' exceed ing forty-four millions, is reached. But the Union Pacific Railroad, in its subs i dies of lands and bonds, granted and to come, bangs them' all 'outits govern- mciit Sops enlarging to the splendid fig' uro of 889,615 per mile, or nearly 824, 000,000 clear proflt on the cost of build- ing and equipping tho road. Mr. Wash- burne says, .too, that the road is badly located aiid poorly built'. and . ho thinks it mt?ht be well to inquire .whether the company that is lobbying the bill through is not in reality a "bogtis eoneem. ' This startling exhibit ought certainly to suggest the question, how long can the Treasury survive such ' drains as these ? These statistics flatly demand retrench ment and "warn, the people, of the ap proach of bankruptcy, ... or the saviug .clause repudiation. , Mr. Washburnc discerns in the future the condemnation of his Jacobin party, by the .tax-payers, henco his opposition to this Denver Rail road and Telegraph bill, the pioneer bond and land job of this session : Open the door again, he sayf, and Other jobs lying in wait, to' the' extent of 8200,Q00,000, will walk in two hundred flpaillions for the benefit of speculators, . lobbyists and adventurers. : ; Ndw, : granting .that the advantages1 to the trade 6f the feduntry, internal, and .external, and to tho new States and Territories in tneir develop ment, and to . the Treasury eventually, will amply pay for the lands and : bonds granted for the main Continental Pacific Railroad Tine, the facts still appear that the legislation upon this subject has been exceedingly loose and manifestly , cor rupt, and that in consequence millions of acres of land have been squandered, and nearly fifty millions of dollars added to the national debt by the "party in power. The people of this country, the honest tax-payers, insist that the door shall hot be opened to the additional two hundred millions in. these railway 'jobs lying in wait in the lobby, . .. i; X . v The Political Slate. ' ' 1 We understand that a few of our town politicians have already made- up - the ticket for next fall. Would it not be as well to let the people have a word to say In tle matter ? Athens Messenger. - ,We think it would. It would, at all vents, be something entirely new and novel to the people of that county. "A few of our town politicians" usually,. do attend to that little matter over in Athens connty.' There will be a fearful reckon ing for a "few of our. town politicians" some of these days and tbey will likely ascertain that "the people" have some rights which Ihey are bound, to respect. The days of the "dread Cduucil of Ten ; are fast drawing to an end; and the "bal anoe of power'' will bo placed, where it belongs by right, in the hands of "the people.' '-Scioto Gazette; itad. , -,: . ; The characters of a "few of our town iwliticians" will be exhibited to the peo ple of Athens County in their true light ere the year 1809 will have passed away Mrs. A. LracoLs has applied to Congress for a pension. The Rads pro pose to vote her 85,000 per annum: There are dozens of poor, widows in Monroe County, whose: husbands were slaughtered during the crusade,-who are as justly ' entitled to. that snm as Li x cotx's widow; But,', then,' ihey haven't advertised their . old duds Jot sale, you know., i..';'.- j.: ' '; . . jr"Th Democratic, Shcrifi.pf .New York broke into the room ; pf tho Con cressional Committee, while investiga tinsr the clectiou frauds, aud arrested, on a trumped up charge, the witnesses who were giving testimony. The , ballot box stu3ers do . not propose meekly to sub mit to having their iniquities aired. , Two hundred "repeaters" were registered from the house of the bneuff nunsell. Jfom erojf Telegraph. ,.. , . v .1 - ,;i i .: The witnesses arrested were notorious pkik-pockets and thieves, " just the mate rial out of which a Radical Committee expected to gain' evidence which would enable them to report nothing but fraud And, indeed, it is alleged that those very thieves were1 the men who had been em-1 ployed by the Radicals as "repeaters" i and then were paid by the same scoun i drcls to Bwear that they repeated" for i the Democracy. Thieves and pick-pock ets arc fit companions for Radical inves- i tisatimr Committees. "Birds of a featlr- Vil-tlC er," etc. ; ' ' arTlie pitwpec'ts.re flatfcring-fic ai i r. L'-i i-lft.--Li- t-' fCC large uroou oi vauuiuai.es iu uie vyuiiug campaign jn Qnroe, -p? K JKTMsj. D: W. Stamljftngh,Senatorof lusearawaS c)r.ntyaied at nis resiqenec, iu Ni PhiludcipbiA, 6aja'JJni'. 'DoxtPai Thivs. . FRbM MARIETTA. f. . MlaSm; OTai. 25,' 1869 ' 5 Ed. Spirit : Shico we last grasped that instrument, said v by the initiated to be mightier' than t&e sword, though we sus pect it depends. in; a great measure on. the "paw" that encompasses said instru ment,) the world, or.at least" that portion within the boundaries of this city ; which, by the way sattds in t!ief same light as Boston'doesrto Jfcw England, i vix t the '"hub" or "Athens" of Ohio; has jogged- onward, perhaps smoothly to some, and roughly to others, yet with' no outward fccmonstration to mar the ccmetrv-cal silence of our puritanical villa." The sm hardened , cusses,. ,or those who are dia-., posed to "laugh and grow tfat," on the risible follies of poor humanitv. assert that the place is quieter, and dryer than usual ; we know not whether this be the fact or hot, yet we do affirm, aud with no tear of successful contradiction, that it would require a telescope of rare mag nifying powers, to see wherein this dry ness -execedetk that of former times, or what9fir time Is referred to. If we were to "express ourjopinion as to the time referred toi we would have no hesi tation in saying with the old legal fossils, "time whereof the memory of ma run neth not to the contrary.". '. ,"OSi A BENDER." ' Now dear reader don't ttt a -ssigle moment imagine that we have been par taking too freely of. "benzine anfl rhile in the "melting mood" Sire disposed to "make a clean breast of it ;" nftX -Rny.-The bender ' aforesaid : refers, to fire Wow style of costume now worn by marm Eve s fair daughters, or at least some of them, and commonly called the "Grecian Bend." It is sometimes' really amusing to show the various changes of fashion, and see the absurd phases it is constantly assuming. For an example of this, ob serve that fair dam sell that Is floating past; her glory .Is great! and she rejoj'c eth hugely in th'e possession of a boun cing bender. "She is fashion's proud defender, Young and fair, donble and tender. Just out upon a Grecian Bender, ' . " Let her bendl She appears to enjoy it, aud so should we if it was not that we are so confound edly tender hearted, that every time we Bee a little darling on a bender, ghostly images of .""cramp colic" and all other "ills the stomach, is fctiir to," flit before our eyes,' add cause wcrv bnVr ot out "devoted cranium" to stand on Its dig nity. Were we a christian of the oid hard shell persuasion, which unfortu nately we can lay no legitimate claim to, we would pray, with great unction and as a matter of course through our nasal organ, for the 'prescrvation-of the sister ing from a bender. However this Is the "rs&c," and as the "poic" has it : "Fashion itarted will not alack up, ,v Long dresses she will not tacit up. "' - " And now that woman has her back up Let her bend:" r i, ..; .."TIGHT. AS A BRICK"...! : Fortunately, or unfortunately, ' this mania that mankind have of making don keys of themselves is not confined to the "weaker vessel, but the "lords of crea Kn" ti, i? l.,; ..;Kf bASa rtV VUb VlilUH.U l IUUI( DVf IV of pantaloons, that remiud one foreibly of a crane in search of crayfish, or a "shirt, nn a. liAnn nnlA " Vnr anma ' timn we were, iu great doubt on the subject, how these pants wero managed to bo put on, and to. solve, this problem we called on the. leading merchant tailor of the place who' very kindly informed us that ha melted , bis , customers and poured (hem into the pants, thus insuring a "tip top" fit We are satisfied this statement fs correct, a we have observed some pants that we are surs could never have been put on, by human agency, without the aid of melting. The pantaloons thus donned of course remain until entirely worn away,-and then the fellow is in a fit state for remelting. The ' reader may think we exaggerate, but if they could have the pleasure , of beholding the "drum sticks" Of some of these devotees of fashion,, encased in pants as tight as the bark on a "dogwood" sapling, they would come to our conclusion. ; , ; .r ,:i-; TEtOCIPEDES. ' 1 ; During the last two or three days our people- have been somewhat amused by the advent Of two or three Telocipedes. The kind In use here is the three-wheeled variety, and on our rough pavements and muddy crossings, do not prove 'very successful, as it is far more laborious to run . them than it is to walk. On dry roads they will undoubtedly make good time, and prove an easy way of travel ing., k, - - ' ' " '" '-: - River in fine boating order. ' Bex. FROM COLUMBUS, . CoLCMnrs, a, Jan. 28, 1869. Ma.- Editok: The Central ' Lunatic Asylum and interest ' questions . are the leading topics iu the . House this week. Petitions are pouring in from almost every section of the State asking the Legislature to legalize 10 per cent inter est on contract, my own opinion is that the present Legislature had better let the law remain as it now stands. The poor do not ask for this law and . capitalists and Bankers are loud in their demands. If this law passes it will naturally effect and retard the building up our towns men will' loan and cities for moneyed meir lunus insieui oi improving wieir,jf- . flph 'side, as property, and the" 10 per cent must be paid by the borrower, i csterday was taken up in the discussion Of the, ques tion of the removal of the .Central Lu natic Asylum and now think there is no doubt but it will be rebuilt on the old site ; land sharks and money mongers are in favoiv of removal. No report from Athens county ring but feel confi dent from every indicationthat the work on that institution tcill be suspended.' r'n-.-i'- -r. I , . " HeADLET. -I i ' ; m -. ' jty Robbery, arson and-murder are of too frequent occurrence in this coun try, and if a stop is not put to deeds of this kind by a rigorous enforcement of the laws, the lives and property of our people will be in constant danger and at the mercy of the desperadoes, who in fest our,, country "Guernsey Times, JladicaL . i ' ; .Don't complain, Joseph; They are the bitter fruits raised from the seeds sown bv your -'God and morality party In ten Southern States tlic' same reign of a. ' ' ' a. i ' a ' e it"! "'" t terror exists, oniy ten-jjjia-,-worse, . ana under; to .legislation of' Radicalism,, in stead of being tried and hanged, they are elected to Congress or 'appointed to office. ci ' 5 ;:--'-' a;"1 I ' The country has just commenced to riap Jbe wlurlwiacV jpur party jias sowa, .broadcast over the land-during the past elghtycrVTts taste Is bitter.but the very dregs will have been reached, ere ' the' fell spirit InsfflledJ ' the. fiendish'' Vejwh ings of your party will Jiayebeen eradi cated, ir J:.-J .f "Vv'T :V' :.'f!s 0 - . '. .. . aM . .. . ; eL6TAtTT.L6Tethlggr'iiKr Tots fk J9ta tkket. - ALABAMA rr " CLAIMS. Tbe Johnson-Clarendon 'Trealj with Great Britain, y ; . V a anivcrnv .Tiihi,fv'A t' VThe following is the full text of the Alabama claims treaty negotiated at Lon don, January 14, 1869, by Lord Claren don and Reverdy Johnson, and which is 'now pending in the Senate of the United Sracs for. ratification : rC Whereas,? chums have 'Aeen Mnad at Various times, since .the adjournment of the convention between the United States and Great Britain of February 8, 1853, upon the government of her Britannic Majesty on the.part, or citizens ot tue United States, and upon the government of tlie United States by the subjects ' of her Britannic Majesty; and whereas some of said claims are still pendfng and remaining unsettled, the President of the United States ;of America; and her Majesty, the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Irelahd, being of opinion that a Bpeedy and equit able settlement of all such claims will contribute much to the maintenance of the friendly feelings which exists between the two governments, have resolved to make arrangements for that purpose' by means of a convention, and have named their plenipotentiaries to ednfer and agree thereupon, that Is to1 say The President of the United States of Amer ica, Revcrdv Johnson, Envoy ' Extraor dinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, of the United Mates to her Ilritannic .Majes ty, and he Majesty the Queen of the United km!dom of Great Britain and Ifclaud,' Lord Clarendon Ac'., her" Brit annic Majesty's principal Secrctarrc of State Ifwr tVwehm Aflairs, who, after hav ing commnniraited to each other their respective finT powers, found in ' good and due form, have agreed as. follows: , : Articlk 1. The high contracting par ties agree that all claims on the part of Individuals, citizens of the United states, upon the government of her Britannic Majesty, and all claims on the part of individuals, subjects of her Britannic Majesty, upon, the government of the United States, which may have been presented to either government for its interposition with the other, since the exchange of ratifications at London, February 8, 1853, which yet remain un settled, as well as any other such claims which may be presented within the time specified in article three, hereinafter, shall be referred to four commissioners, to be appointed in the following manner, that is to say, two. commissioners shall be named by the President of the United States, and confirmed by the Senate and by her Britannic Majcstyi The afore said commissioners shall meet at the earliest period after they shall have been respectively named, and before entering on. the discharge of their duties shall make a declaration under oath that they will impartially and carefully examine and ciccide.tc the best of thei r judgment, and, according to justice and equity, without fear, favor or affection to their own countn', upon all such claims as shall be laid before them oh the part of the governments of the United states and of her .Britannic Majesty, respect ively, and such declaration shall be en tered on the record of their proceedings. The commissioners shall then, and be I - ' 1 . - 'it' fore proceeding to any other business, name some third person to act as trator or umpire in any case or cases on which they, may 'themselves differ, in opinion..' If they Should not be able to agree upon the name pf such third per son, they shall each name ' a person, and in each and every case in which the com missioners may. differ, in opinion as to the decision which they ' ought to give, it shall be determined by lot which of the two persons 60 named shall be the arbitrator or uinpire in that particular case The person or persons so to be chosen to be arbitrator or umpire shall, before proceeding to act as such in any case, make and subscribe a solemn dec laration in a form similar to that which shall already have been " made and sub scribed by the 1 commissioners, which shall be entered on the record of their proceedings.' ' In the event of the death, absence or incapacity of such person or persons, or of his or their omitting or declining or ceasing to act as such or bitrator or umpire, another and differ ent person shall be named as aforesaid to act as such arbitrator or umpire in the place and stead of the person so originally named as aforesaid, and shall make and subscribe such declaration as aforesaid. ' ' . ' ' ' ! ' . Art. 2. The commissioners shall then forthwith proceed to the investigation of the claims which shall be' presented to their notice. They shall investigate and decide upon such claims, in such order, and in such manner,'but upon ' siich evi dence or information only as shall be fur nished by or on behalf of their respect ive governments. . They shall be bound to receive and peruse all written docu ments or statements which may be pre sented to them by or on behalf of their respective governments in support of and In answer, to any claim, and to hear, if required, one person on each side, on behalf of each government, as counsel or agent for such government on each and every separate claim. Should they fail to agree in opinion upon any claim, they shall call to their assistance the ar bitrator or umpire whom they may have agreed to name, or who may be deter mined by lot, as the case may be, and .such arbitrator or umpire, after having examined the evidence adduced, for and agaiust the claim, and after having heard, ! .J, , ' A u k-.-i.ji.uv' aforesaid, and consulted with the com mi8sjonersi shall decide thereupon final ly and without appeal.' Nevertheless, if the commissioners, or any two of them, shall think it desirable that a sovereign, or head of a friendly State, Bhould be an arbitrator or umpire in the case of any claim the, commissioners shall re port to that 'efficl to their respective governments, '.who ' shall thereupon, within six months, agree upon some sovereign, or head of a friend'y State who shall be invited to decide the claim. In the event of a decision involving the question of compensation to be paid "be-, ing arrived at by a special '. arbitrator or umpire, the amount of such compensa-J tion shall be relerrea bacs to the com missioners for adjudication, and in the event of their not being able to agree, it shall then be decided by . the arbitrator or umpire appointed by, them, " or who shall have been determined by . lot. , It shall be competent for each government to name one person to atiend the coni missioners as agent on its behalfV to pre sent and' support chu'ms on it .behalf and tq, answer, claims made upon, ft) ; ftnd to represent it ' generally ,in; .U, Blatters connected ljvith, the investigation'' and decision thereof. , The President . .of the Uuited States of America, and her Maj esty the Queen of Great Britain and Ire land, sojemnly aud fincerely ngags to consider the decision ' of thecpmmjss-. ioa&rsor umpice, aa the, jcase .'may b,' as absolutely finaj and" conclusive, upon each claim decided upon .by them , re spectively,; and to give full effect to such THE decisions without any objection, evasiQnltfai pacific' will find the means of Bett or aeiay whatsoever, it is agreed that no cjaim arising out of .any n transactioci , of I date prior to Fruary 8,: 1 853, , j&all be adinissible under this convention, . 1 Art. 3. Every elaini lhall be preMat ed to the commissioners within six months from the day of their first meet ing, nle8s in .any case where reasons for delay shall be established to the satis faction of the commissioners, or of the arbitrator or, umpire, in the event of ithe commissioners differing iu opinion there upon, and then, in any 'such case. 'The period for presenting the claim may be extended not exceeding three months longer, lue commissioners shall 1 bound to examine and-decide. upon ev ery, claim within twqj years from the day ui lueu xiiBi mceuug, wnicn meeiin shall be held in the city of Washington! art. 4. All sums of monev which may be awarded by the commissioners, or by the arbitrator or , umpire, on ac count of any claim, shall be paid in coin or its equivalent by the one government to the other, as the -case nay be, within eighteen months after the date of the decision, without interest. . ... . ; ? i Akt. X). lhe high contracting parties cuyayc iu t-uiisiuer ine result oi tue pro ceedings of this commission as a full, perfect and final - settlement of every claim upon ; cither government arising -out or any transaction of a date prior to thexchange of the ratifications of the present convention ; and further engage mat every sucn claim, whether or not the same may have been presented to the notice of, made, preferred or laid before the said commission, shall, from and after the conclusion of the proceed ings of the said commission, be consid ered and treated as finally settled, barred ana tnencclortu inadmissible. Art. u. lhe commissioners and the arbitrator or umpire shall keep an accu rate record and correct minutes or notes of all their proceedings, with the dates thereof, and. shall appoint and employ a clerk or other person to assist them in transaction of the business which may come before them. A secretary and clerk are to be appointed conjointly. ine whole expenses of the commission, including contingent expenses, shall be defrayed equally between the two gov ernments. ' Art. 7.-. The present convention shall be ratified by the Presidents the United States, by and with the advisee nd con sent of the Senate thereof nd by her Britannic .Majesty, and the ratifications shall be exchanged at London as sec-li as may be, within twelve Esoatbs (tcrth the date thereof. In witness whereof the respective plenipotentiaries have signed the same, and have affixed thereto the seals ol theft Mm. " ' Done at London, the fourteenth day or January, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty- nine. ' ' ' Clarendon. Reverdt Johnson A Careful Paper. The Chicago Tribune which suffered so heavily a few days ago for an unflat tering police item, before a prejudiced and very silly jury, now' has the word "alleged" electrotyped, and uses' it be fore everybther word in its reports Here is one of its new model reports : "It is alleged that one Frederick Mey er, alleged to be doing ' business in this city, was arraigned '.before one Hoyne, who is alleged to be a commissioner of the "United States, on yesterday. It is alleged that the alleged party charged with an alleged fraud upon : an alleged Government, assisted in some way in smuggling some alleged drugS,' which are alleged to be of considerable value. Tt is alleged that the alleged case was postponed :nntil Monday, alleged to be the 11th day of January. It is further alleged that the : alleged defendant' was held to bail. It Is Alleged tl at Mr. Meyer whom it is alleged kept an alleged drug store, being before an alleged commis sioner whose name is alleged to be Hoy ne, who was required to give a bond, which, it is alleged, requires the alleged Mr. ; Meyer to furnish for payment of any sum of money which some enlight ened, but yet not alleged jury, may allege against him, as damages sustained by the alleged G overnment Too Much Kitten. An exchange has a local who was very greatly amused the other day, at hearing a ladv aunt of sixteen, talking to her married sister's baby of eight months old. "And here let us say," continues the aforesaid local, "that we .believe a child would talk plain and cor rect a great deal sooner if it was not fooled with 'all the mocking 'mother tongues.' This young lady aunt has a favorite kitten for a plaything instead of a poodle, and the other day wo happen ed to hear the following soft baby talk. The little one was very cross and the young aunt seeing her kitty coming that way hoped to still the baby's cries in this manner : "Besse baby's 'ittle bones, am auntie's 'ittle darling," and reaching down for her kitty, while the baby clung to her watch chain, exclaimed, ' "don'te baby wante p'ay wis auntie's 'ittle titty,' and commenced stroking the kitty's back, but thinking we might miscon strue the meaning of the sentence, she scampered ' out of the room with her face buried in the child's swaddling clothes. Moral. Young lady aunts should talk plain to babies at all times and un der all circumstances. - The Greeks SIIU Stubnorn. A cable telegram informs us that the Greek government has refused to abide by the decision of the Paris conference Another telegram informs' us that the Viceroy of1 Egypt has offered to aid tbe Sultan with an army of fifty thousand men in the event of war, and a fleet be .Sides. This indicates life cn both sides. It does not convince us, however, ' that Greece is foolish enough to ruin all her hopes. Greece can lose but she cannot gain by war; for the Christianity of Eu rope is quite as willing to be hired in the interest of the Turks as in the interest of the Greeks. We can have no ; more crusades after, the old lashion, '' ' lerThc consumption of meat in France and England is computed as follows : France consumes 910,000 tons of meat annually, while the English devour 1, 660.000 tons more, notwithstanding, the fact that the. population of France ex ceeds that of Great Britain by at least seven millions of persons. Were it pos sible to ascertain correctly of animal flesh eaten and wasted in the United States, there is little doubt that it would exceed the aggregate of both France and Eng land, for it is notorious fact that no people on the face of the globe eat' and waste as much as. tiic Americans. 1 "lThe Humboldt (California) Reg ister says that if the bitter rivalry between the Central arid Union Pacific Railroad Companies continues to widen and deep en, and finally results in the building of two roads, instead of one, across the continent, the people" will have great cause to be thaafeiul, as competition is what they want," above all ese. If the Union Pacific attempts to pass on to the PaMflo with an mdeDendant line, the Len preservation in an independent line by Mr. Seward is said to be negotiating fer ft fnreBSM w CMt. From the St Clairsrille Gazette, 28th xxlt-f- -vt- Horrible. 'r-f r'Y vOn Thursday night last in Kirkwood township, a young man ' by the name of Carr, ut tho throat -'of a young girl" by the name or t ox. . she died immediately He was found in th&woodsaftcr wards with his throat cut, but did not die until Saturday. We have not learned the par ticulars, but it is supposed she hail re fused to become his wife, when he became enraged.. ' ., oinee f tne above wns put . in type we learn that the girl was 14 years of age and Carr i 28. He is not vet dead al- ough he shot himself and cut his throat It seems that the girl was living with a neighbor, where this young man was at work.' And the father learning that overtures of marriage were being made to his daughter; sent a youg son to bring her home. .On their road home, Carr stepped Txom his', concealment and after a short conversation in which he asked her if she would become his wife, and On giving him a negative answer, he seized her and cut her person in some 14 places with a razor, nearly severing the head from the body. He ' afterwards concealed himself in the spring bouse near the' girl's father's house, for the purpose of killing other members of the family, as he had threatened so to do. Upon being required to surrender under threat of being shot byjthe neighbors who had congregated to arrest him, he shot himself in the breast, the ball pas sing through his left lung and lodging in his shoulder. He then took a shoe knife from his boot and made several cuts across his throat, severing the windpipe, but not reaching the jugular vein. He was requested to take the razor and fin ish himself which he declined to do. He is still living but not able to be brought to jail. From the Chicago Post. January 18. Decision in Regard to tne Income ' Tax Law. In the case of the United States against William E. Frost, indictment for a false income return for 1866, the jury have returned a verdict of not guilty. It appears that Mr. FrOst's return for that year 6howed an income of about 810,' 000. The Government claimed that there ought to have been returned about 83, 000 in addition. The defence set up was, rant this sum was exempted from taxa tion as bad debts. ,. The case turned on a law point. Judge Drummond decided that a man was Sot bound to . return as income debts or promises to pay, but was only required to return the , gains, profits, or income of his business actual ly received. He thought that it would be unreasonable' on the part of the Gov ernment to require a man to pay a tax on a promise to pay or a mere debt, when neither might be collected, espc ciaiiy as the party would have no re course upon the Government to recover the amount so paid. ! The. Court" in structcd the jury that they would be just lned iu finding the party not guilty un der the opinion which he had intimated, although he desired so to qualify! it as to state that if a person had a note or an account due him, and be neglected to collect it when it matured, or refused the money when tendered, oi if he re ceived other property in exchange for the sum due, and in liquidation of the indebtedness, then he . would . be liable. Tbe Fate ol lhe Alabama Claims Treaty In Doubt.; ' , The following is the text of the joint resolution introduced by W. E. Robinson j of Brooklyn, in the House, on. the 25th .... t il r un., protesting against tne ratiucaiion 01 the treaty for the settlement of the Ala bama claims : ; : v ; .'X Jiesohed, dec, That the people of the United States will not approve of the ratification of the treaty for the settle ment of the Alabama claims nor of any other treaty with' England, while she holds our citizens in prison for acts done under our flag; and that the people of the United States think the settlement of the Alabama claims of very little ' import ance anyhow. " ' " " ' : Whatever may be thonght of the reso lution of Mr. Robinson, there is reason to believe that tho Senate has nO inten tion of ratifying the Alabama : claims treaty in its present 'shape. No 'action has, of course, been taken yet, but the Senators have all ' read the treaty and have nearly all made up their minds ex actly how they will vote upon it The terms are very generally denounced, and there is little doubt that it will be de feated.. Y. lie 'aid, 26A ult. ' Settlements In tbe South There is no stronger evidence of tl falsehood of the assertion that Southern people are opposed to settlers among them coming from the North, than the fact that the South is constantly nrsrin? such to come. - At a late meeting of the citizens of Canton, Mississippi, the fol lowing resolution was unanimously past sedi "' -. J "Jiesohed, That we Bay to the people of. the North and . West, unite with us in restoring to our benighted country its former, prosperity ; that we have here abundance of cleared land, capable of producing the most valuable staple in the worlds and that we cordially invite them to settle these lands with their families. ZSTThe Cincinnati Commercial says, with more truth than kindness,about last year s Congressional legislation : v . J'The . repeal or large modification of the,Tenure-pf-Ofnce Law is opposed on the ground that the repeal or modifica tion would be an acknowledgement that Congress had been guilty of partisan leg islation. . We do not see that there is a call for sensitiveness on that point Of course such a law would not have been passed save for the express purpose of checking Andrew Johnson m his fell purpose of taking the official lives of the political friends Of the majority of mem bers of the American Congress ! ; Any other representation of the fact will be a false pretense, and tthat at least should be beneath tbe dignity of Congress ''"' JCSrWe hear a rumor to the effect that, on Saturday, 9tti instj in the vicinity of Cow Run, a dog brought in an arm and part of the shoulder of a woman.. The dog was tracked into the woods for some distance, when the body of a female was found, buried ' about six -inches under ground. There were' marks upon the person which Indicated 'that' she ' had come to Tier death by violence: 1 The body was identified "as that of a young lady Who bad1 mysteriously disappeared from Wood COunty, West Vlrginia,some time last fall' We have no particulars other than those we have given. Jf ari etta Times, nstuU. !' ' ; ' :J;-' RxvrvAL. A successful revival has just closed at' Harmony Church.five miles southwest of Barnesvitle. ' About fifty members have been added to the church, and fifty-five persons converted.' Rev, N. C Worthington is the pastor1 in charge. Jsnrerrwe, 28tAiu(. ;:! v,! Illinois had, in 1868, 10,705 schools; 8240. male and .10,797 female teachers; and 826,820 children enrolled. Tbe re ceipts of the school fund for the year were' f 6,899,870 ; expenditures, 5,41v, Ml. ' -' " Spain. The.Madrid corrcspondent"OC thP London Times gives a shocking account of the. fighting at Malaga. 'Thevolun teer battalions were forsaken pytheir superior officers, and the Consequence was aeseruon. irom tne Dmcaacs .al most en masse. A priest wont among the people, and prevailed on the combat ants to go forth again. - No lesr than three priests were conspicuous at the barricades. We heaiyjf ,De"flring npc-n the troops ffom a y vnd'g. uv tiurChnrcU of the Carmen ; of another whose weap on was an air-gun, with which he was enabled to do great execution before the attention of the soldiers was directed against him. We hear of children ten years old being raised by their fathers above tbe barricades, holding mere toy pieces,' which; however,"" they managed to 'discharge' at their "assailants.: ! we heaf of young girls with cartridge-boxes at their waists and pistols, in their hands. We hear of soldiers; advancing under shelter of. the prisoners they had taken,' and the bullets of the volunteers finding their way to the soldiers' bodies through the bodies of their sacrificed corapan ions. . We hear of girls rushing forward to clasp the soldiers in their, arms, that their lovers might dispatch them by stab bing them in their backs. -Nothing but despair could suggest the insane resist ance which took place. Most or. tne wounds were inflicted by the bayonet The greatest.number of the dead belong to the most abandoned class of society. The Government reckons the killed on Its own side-at forty-eight, and wounded at one hundred and fifty. -" ' , 'i n i Mad"iii,' January 27.-The, Govern ment has laid claim to au libraries, ar- chicves andworks of art possessed by the churehes as property of the State. It was while carrying out the order or the Government that the Governor of BurgOs' was'' assassinated. "This event caused ftotense excitement, and violent demonstrations have been made., by the people, in this city against tho Papal Nuncio, and the Government has with drawn its official recognition of his dip lomatic powers. The Dean and phapter of the Cathedral of Burgos have been arrested and imprisoned. """ '. . . Japan..-" - ' The Mikado has. formally announced the return of peace throughout the em pire. There is no Norhern army now in the field and the Southerners - are dis banding. '"The1 financial' troubles i were very great, and thgoy ernment waslssu ing paper "monevi against , whicK the Xor- eign element are protesting Unless 'there is bullion enough on hand to redeem it St. Locis, January ' 23.-M36nctirrent resolutions mcraoralizing Congress to grant additional subsidies toVthe 'Kan sas PaciSc and the Atlantic and Pacific Railroads passed,, both, houses of the Legislature with "but oho "dissenting ToiccV;'.-''";:' t; M! J It is said nearly flfty' members ..of th House have expressed,, their 'willingness to submit' the 'question f female , suff rage to the people of the States e t t, Moxtgomert, Ala., January.. 27. -A meetingiof old Union Whigs and- Dem ocrats who opposed secession, was held yesterday, and adopted resolutions ki favojr.of upholding the.Democra,ic party. .; ,k , , .-t-S f r ' iSTA-NeW series of postage stamps, is in course of preparation by 'the Post- office Department -Ihey Will be small er than those Jiow in xm but handsomer finish and design. On the two-cent stamps Is an engraving of a post-boy- on horseback, 'and: o the three; cents: a lo comotive, under full head of steam.' t The five-cents Btampcontains a head of Wash ington, and the ten-cents stamp a picture of the Declaration of Independence, r On the ttvelye-cents stamp a ship is seen, and the thirty-cent stamp is decorated, with the surrender or, Burgoyne. , , ) . ; . . . .mm, 1 I -i'. 3TThe apperatns nsed in New York for analj'zing the air Inhaled and exhaled by public assemblages, is simply a silk bag of larg dimensions,' which is Bus pended from the roof. After the bag is inflated, it is closed like a balloon. J It is said that the exact proportions of the atmosphere can be ascertained. .When the figures are exhibited,, showing the impurities of the air at places of public resort, in .will probably, have the effect of. bringing about some improvement in the means of yentuating such iaoa.; v.J&In 1862 iDr. stoaV. of' , Tipton county, Tennessee, was killed by a maq named Yarbro. The latter was shot dead by a sheriff deputy named Smith, In 1865 Smith was killed by, Dr-Martin C S. 'Ai,"and in the faU of ,1866' Martin was sent to his long home by a Captain Irwin, who in turn was killed by a man named Burnett, j acting iii self defence. A few days ago Burnett was killed by Ir win's father, and. brother;, and o. for the present, ends this remarkable record of bloody violence, - . .; jarThe Home Journal chronicles, among recent engagements," those Of Mr Spencer to Miss- Jullia Tyler, i daughter of Ex-President Tyler; M. DeBille, Danish Minister at Washington, to Miss - -, of New Jersey ; Count Luttom, of the Prussian. Legation, to Miss Pourtales of Washington, D. C. j and Mr. J. Grau the successful opera director, to Miss Rebecca Levy, : daughter rof Arthur L. Levy, Esq.; a retired merchant : I t&"An American lady who recently arrived in Havana, states that 1 Colonel Lono,-in hisoperattons about' Tunas, placed the . wmen. and , children . in his front td prttfefelittack by the insurgents and none of .the females or children are allowed to leave Puerto Principe; by ;o j der of Governor Mena, they being re tained to restrain he: insurgents from attacking that. city.-, j, :r f :ii ,.a.. : ... " " " Mow It IIappenedK' , ! It is reported and believed in the city that the true reason why the first scheme of ah inauguration ball broke do wni was the flifflculty about the irrepressible ne gro. .Was he to be let in or not? On this rock the managers so called, - spat, and the affair came to an ihi timely, end. y'atiotid Intelligencer'.' ' t3rX dispatch from New York says ':'; "Lathrop'Ludihgton 'A Co's failure! amounted ' to 812,102,000, containing among other, items, open accounts, 800, 800 ; .biUa payablOr 87fJ,40a Tfce, assets include 8235,000 of -. bad, debts. '. They offer to compromise at sixty cents. : ' Ma ny Creditors refuse.'' Their paper is ' be ing bought' oriWall street at thirty ser en and forty bents. The annual expen ses of the concern were; 8400,000. -.Qnel Vlv4 IBVWIWf .VjVVW. ..--.-,,, ' WSrSecretary Schofield has submitted to Congress elans and estimates for the new War . Department .building, to bo erected in this .citV lhe plan -selected by the Military Board, of which General Meigs is president, is that of John Crump of Philadelphia; 1 The second prize was given to Wilcox J Porter, of Buffalo and the third to' ' Schulz &. ' Shoeh," of New York,, The estimates fpr the plan jit Crump-place tbe cost or the .building . at a miuion mna a nau 01 aouars. - I E W t r 'John C, BrecJcinridge is !on hie way home to-the United States. . s- v iThe largest nuggf ever taken from the-South Australian cold mines has been rs6lcH)yTiucthjn foT82S0I . Forneyhas been elected an honorarr colored man by a colored con vention" A Washington. World. L Rpbqcf $rs, oCSmibeav!9e, Ohio, a 'luuauouw rwaisKji manaiactuer, uiau ast ThursdayTagedTbrty-niric'T Snow haa covered Sw Petersburg and, vicinity to a depth of twelve feet Whole -villages are buried, n 7 f T 1 T V "Not-gmlty;'aidiiUvl Omaha )irf;f "but if the prisoner is smart he will leave tho Territory before night He left A Lohdon physiciahj has jbeea janiaM ing the hair lotions used by some' of his paralytic patients, and finds much catfco. ate of lead.-, t IsabVha Manufactured, dartng hr reign in Spain, 519 Ministers, 790 Sen ators, 1385 Generals, 39 ITSobles and 64 Grandees of Spain,- v -rrj 3 (jv illOCil The property of General Beauregard,' in Memphis, has t been restored. His private papers in the War Department trip home on the opening of the Pacjfit railroad.1 ' ' V'r, Nearly firs million acres of grape viae are cultivated in France. The average annual value of the wine exceeds 8100,- 000,000. r-n onyj tarnx 'Spanish; spies- are-eoraplalaediO ia -New York, 'who' watch the movements of Spanish families Suspected' of sy mpa thy with the Cuban insurgents. w: Iff " "He has hay-seecU in hia -bairyetf'ijl the -New- York slang' for af legi'slaUir whose vote can., be secured byatrategy instead of money. nrid There is a tigerr,in . Chintagoonta, Madras, who has, withfiai" year oy two eaten more than two hundred natives, and' is still at it ' ' ; The New York City saya'Miss Net tie Fentonr daughter of our. newESenator -will be the belle Of. Washinoa society, under the Gratrt adminlstratibn? r-1- 1? 1 e4 ,iarl4 hnh A bill reported by the fnjmittee on Education,' in" the Illinois" Legislature strikes" , outrthe ;y6rd ; wMte,- General Dix, In a. banquet epeech at Paris, stated ;1ihatl th6 'uaeu'Jof Greece was that of libertyi, and that shttbad the svmDathv of his country.. 'ii C, Corastk a merchant fJITnii olis. Minnesota,, has iailed.'.Hi' ities are $60,000. t Other failures ari re- ported..,..,. .i.irii-.i i. "We, thePeople'of EaglanAV said the three tailors of Tooley streefc??Ia the name oi a,ow,uw . Amencan ;ciazens said the naif dozen darUea 'q' wdleAn - The belles of Paris' have been pleased lately because M, -Nelation . has discov ered that their fav6rite Pbmade.dc. Lyon is blade of human fat obtalnect frqm, Btt dissecting- rooms of PariV St-afl One silk worm nursery m Nevada9 "aN ready contains-bne. million wdnn7 aad nas sneu Toonienongn;.rot ttarng,;iKS million iieocoons.? he capacity ia to'bi Major:" TJrtwdlvaHajaEt weahh' Attorney for Biebmond fQft has been removed by General' Stonemia and a carpet-bagger Camed Bundy ap pointed Q.aui;c:bb.2'LoiriU ; . An ambitipu s politician recentby ttadj love to. a poor girl in Miss'onrij to t puted. heiress to 8300,000 ia gol& jbnljj discovering after he had" married toer that the 'whole thing was a 'mistake4',v Minnesota farmers' are' raismz enoaai They nsed" cottonwood,"" 'raylrtJWirj ' white, maple, blackvoak and whiter pi uttt) From three to five years artr suflacltfritio" raise a living fence, to protect the field; A thief in New. Orleans the other day') in picking a lady's pocketof - a few -dbl-J lars in greenbacks, dropped accideBtally in ' vnVf fliAMAnl mm ' aa1nl aV between one hundre d and fifty - and two hundred dollars;, V-. ; V' ' The Augusta, Georget Clronidi. acjl Sentinel ays that Governor, Bullock's message wilfully and maliciously ibfciijl ' resents the conditioa ot affairs "in J Geoi. g4 andailias' calumny ;upoAithak people. Don Piatt, correspondent of thlin; cinnati Commercial, Republican,) says Wjs have no end of rogues, and an equal number of aseea, inpur organization that.would steal the last cent from toe Treasury, and drivera to the devitv ! A" Swedish paper ;reporbi':Uufti i nnce 01 w aies, during his stay in stock holm, last month,- was admitted into Freemasonry,' ''arid 7 passed"' thrbugfi six degrees. On the following day -fa aad some additional degrees conferred upon him, and was created a Knight ; of the Masonic Order, of CharleaXHL ; The Nashville Tenn, Banner says the militia will cost an immense deal of mon ey, and will result in a complete and tu- pid lauure, and win ultimately prove the most egregious sham yet practiced upon ..i- , i ... . . . most exraordrnarjily aucccssful poGtU eat cheat- and demagogue the age aaa ' produced, ti, -,.. hi M iurs. jaarr a. t arrcn 1 late uroen- . dyke,) obtained her fourth decree of di rorce in Chicago -cn Friday..l- She',irM married to . her , last husband June 29 1866, separated from him October7, 1867 and filed her bill October 30, 186!, alkg ' ing extreme and repeated cruelty. '.lr. S. Mrs. Warren was married in Chicago for the fifth time on Saturday, .': , ; ; The substitution -bt ltnited Statee bonds bearing currency Interest,'' issued to the Pacific Railread Company; foit; United States bonds bearing gold inter est, and as security ror the circulation or National Banks, has "been suspended by the Controller of tbe .Currency until the pleasure of Congress shall be . kqewn. 041 the subject. 1 . - ' i The New York Commercial Advertiser ' says : ".air, ureelcy may continue to proclaim 'I am holicrthan thou.' lie may epjuuerajna wnrger,niTe ana irar, and spitihxougli bis teeth liar and"tilk ain.' tie mayv go on humbugging .the unsophisticated that be is an honest man.' and a political saint, but he will aever be abletOinake thp WTttef, oahls"articlCpii: lie he i anythins: else than a 6rst-cuM fraiid.and byporite4UtL.V-lVr. Twentynirie fasulonaDle b'allscoaWoff in New York City, last week. Over 15, 000 persons Vers rP ittcrtdftnHi."1 These people spent, wOOft m, cwiagebirat 9u,uuu ior suppers and winea, over 8180,000 W leftMHhd-desseaand ' wore jewels ,wprtb, rin. the .aggregaU 8850,000- TwentyseTetf 1tllrart achtd uled fcrthe present week. ' Russian troops are reported moving toward Odessa arid -Offce pointt a 4a- oiacKifleanone AjTemmem w.ac- cunwinngta,ftrge, quantity or rajiwaj iron ior comnieiinz iuc ud dcivtoi, Moscow and Odessa during the coming OUJUIUCl. ICIOTlSUtlUO 4NHHV V art to be ready to more when teeke bretks up: are likewise soon to be restored toiuin The California pioneers who'Uqj Mew England In 1849 are arranging for a grand