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THB SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY.
JERE. WUIAUa. 1 1 1 SdUotv MA onion of hearts, a union of hands, A anion that none may eever; A union oMakea, a union of lands. The Akkkicax Unoa Foama," CyAddrets all letters : ' "Thx Srarr ? DrxoeaACr," Weodalold, - - Monroe Conntr, "" ii.':. V- Oh!. DraMrallt County TleHet. . For Cevamlssloaer, JAME4 ', ' ieeoreer, ARCHIBALD B0SKIN80!r. '. Inarsaary Dtreeter, &K3BT SMITH. Serveyer, ... OBIT B. HIRACtB 7We give considerable of oar space this week V -more able speakers," In the persons of oar correspondents. ' ' J3T0ur correspondent 'Saxon, writes on i subject In which everybody is inter eeted, ana to a style so clear that every. bodyeaataderetaad him. Gift him a reading ; XTlf New Year's day fs an appropri ate ti.se to form rood resolutions, ' the fourth of July seem to hare been adopt ed as aa appropriate time to amssh them STlt Gaafcr can'l vindicate ' Boss flaarpiaD in any. other .way , he , might ame one or his pupe after him . That would be a tittle rough oa the pup but it would be a feather in the cap of Saar. no. ' :v- Slate, whether any of the sees rate prop-1 ositions prevail or not' i But, on the other hand, if any one of the separate propositions reeetve a ma jority and 4,rbr the Sew Constitution" foils of a majority, tbst separate, propose tion would fail a Wo, notwithstanding fte oJortty. For example, if "for Hcc-jV - should receive a majority of tUc votes oast, but "for tU CoosUtQUon' should ) have lets than a majority, then "for license" fails snd will be of so force. Thertie no pro vision that any of these separate propo sltioos may beeome a part of the present Constitution, no matter by what mnj rlty tbey msy be approved. - The provisions in regard to the sec ond, third sad fourth votes are similar,- Wo will take that io regard to licenc es aa example. , It is provided as folio wa : "If either of those alternative propo sitlona, 'For License' or 'Azatnst Li cense bo aaoptert.lt shall necomo section eleven of article sixteen of this Coustitu tion." . It (snot provided that If "adopted1 Utt shall become a part of the Constitution oT The License Question. aammaaeau (Written for Tho Bplrii of Dotnoorocy.) An Effort to Gel at the Points. Ma Editor, i If you will indulge me a little further I promise to adopt the early closing movement so far as my part io this discussion, is concerned. ; I hare tried to present some of the rea sons which are urged in fa-or of voting "license, yea." Brother "J tire.' thinks the-v are uoteonduaive. I do not claim that thev are. bat are the? not mow con vinciag than anv that lave been offered for any other system t Some system we must have whether we will or not.and the most invincible arguments ron no sys tem" cannot prevent it. Is this not about tho situation in this discussion? Bro. "Julius" and I stand where several road separate, alt leading Fo the same point A traveler aks which road he shall take. I say to htm, "Take the middle road." Bro, Joxiua" says. "That road is Ion." The traveler asks, "Which Is shorter ?' Bro. "Jpuns" says, "That road is rooh." Tue traveler aska, "Which is smooth er?" Bro. Jclics" says, "That road is dan. the State of Ohio. Such a provision I - LB'""-- wonld carry it into the old Constitution if The traveler asks, "Which road is aa the new should fail. Rnt if artrtntml it i ? to become . nart -of thi. fi.m.ttr-lW V . BP' "JC" ' sayg, Xf motto Is.take " .. ;:r ::: ".n r best way." ow ii -ims uonvuiuuon iau, ivtwwi Ani tne lrreler, If guided by this dis acq remain niteny nuu ana von, ana oi i cussion, is standing there yet. ebarie eterV part of it, Including tfiif All the o'ections to license which license clause, will remain null and void. v A man may therefore consl stoutly ypte for the Constitution snd against; afly or all of the separate propoiitioas ; but lie man who votes against the Constitution andor license, for instance, almply doti oU in kit power to nullify Kit own ot. The point we would enforce li this We can have the New Constitution with out Railroad ' Aid, bat we cannot have Railroad Aid without the New Constitu tion : We can have the New Constitution wtthoat Minority Representation, but we caanot have Minority Representation without the New Constitution : We can have the New Constitution without Li cense, but we cannot have License with out the New Constitution. Knowing these things,, there are men working against the New Constitution's the most effectual way of killing Railroad Aid; there are others working against it to kill Minority Representation ; and it is not at all improbable that some are work ing against it to kill License. While oo one denies their right to do this, it is as well that those who favor any of thess propositions should be fully ad vised that they are defeating their own wishes by opposing the New Constitu tion. Prlsoa Barbarity - The existing condition of things in the Miisouri State Prison la thus' de scribed by the St Louis Democrat : Work is still suspended, and will .be suspended until what is .called disci pline" Is restored, or until a general jail break is msde, and mincemeat man ufactured out or some contractors- and i m . .m. : : l. JarThebeat system for governing the liquor traffic fs that which will most ffectually prevent the evils incident to it without too far infringing upon individ ual liberty.' ! Can or cannot that system bi most successfully pursued with li ewnse!. " ".T"" ' "" " officials. Meanwhile, the days are be: ing employed in dragging out half sur- t focated wretches from their blind cjll,' f searching for a sound reason 3TThepoliticiaas every few weeks fet up a noisy discussion of the qnestioa woetner ukast la maneuvering for a sbird ter m or aot As It la pretty generally conceded that be eoul I not get it, hts maneuvers are not f mnch lm:xrtance. tying them to a whinpine-post.and lash ing them with a cat o' nine tails' manu- factnred especially for the purpose', - tilf they faint away; whereupon Dr ' ioung hastens to feel their pulses, and, as soon as he ascertains tbat tne prisoners sre able to stand aome more lashing, with out absolutely killing them, will give a sign, and the executioners renew their duty. . If we are not mistaken, the doc tor has confessed himself unable to at tend to more than twelve such cases a day, and, as the number assigned to "punishment" Is mentioned at two hun dred, it must take about twenty days supposing that religious considerations do not permit him to officiate on San daybefore the whole lot is got through with. How many or them will die un der or in consequence of the operation, will never be known, for neither the have come to my notice," and which are likely to have any considerable influence, rosy be comprehended in these two : .. Fir $t, that it is licensing an evil. Second, that its effect will be to in crease the evils resulting from tho liquor tratue. Formidable as these objections may appear, I think it can be shown that they are destitute of force. I may not be able to do it. Brother "Jclios" oould, if his fiery zeal for temperance did not over come his cooler judgment. It is not proposed to license tne evils which may result from the sale of liquor. It is unfair and unreasonable to assume that license is designed to legalize indis criminate selling to all persons under all circumstances. The man who takes such a view of it is totally unfitted to cast an intelligent vote on the question. All liquor selling is not evil. For some purposes selling liquor is just as necessa ry as selling camphor. For other purpo ses, and to certain persons, it is just as harmless as selling tobacco. To place liquor selling in the same cat egory with larceny is a bald absurdity. Liquor selling is sometimes necessary and proper. Is larceny sometimes neces sary and proper ? Liquor may be prop erly sold for medicinal, mechanical or sacramental purposes. Can anything be be more preposterously absurd than com mitting a theft for medicinal, mechanical or sacramental purposes? Within certain limits liquor selling is not against good morals, and should not be against law. Within these limits it is as justly entitled to the protection of the law as any other business. And we do little credit to our discernment or to our sente of justice, when we confound good, bad and indifferent selling, and denounce it all as an eviL I do not hope to prevent persons from continuing to repeat again and again that it is proposed to license an evil, for this is one of those handy phrases that sounds like an argument, and saves the trouble Butl scope to pass just such laws on the sub ject as they chose They continued pro hibitory laws on their statute dooks ior msny years, altering snd amending them as they found them inefficient. They es tablished, at an enormous expense, a Bute constabulary force whose special duiy it was to see that these laws were en forced What has been the result? ' With all these penal ls.ws.tbeir extraor dinary rights of search, and their expen sive machinery for enforcing tuelawe.thc whole system ie voted a failure. Within a month both houses of the Massachu setts Legislature have passed bills abol isblng their unsuccessful experimeut.and returning to the license system. This was occasioned by no political change in the Legislature. The same men, to a great extent, representing the same constituencies, who . labored faith fully to make a success of pr6hibitioa.on finding it a failure voted for the license system. A fair example of these was Governor Andrew, one of the wisest men the State ever had. He was a stead fast prohibitionist as long as there was a hope for it, but was at last compelled by a sense of duty to the cause of temper anne to recommend its abolition, and the substitution of a stringent license sys tem. Now what shall we do in Ohio with that example before us ? I speak espe cially to temperance men. Shall we be guilty of the folly of attempting here, where but one man in fifty votes for pro hibition, to establish a system which proved a failure where a large majority of the people tried to uphold it ? Public sentiment in Massachusetts is at" least a quarter of a century ahead of pub lic sentiment in Ohio on this question. How then csn we possibly hope to suc ceed where the people of tbat State have failed? I regard this question of license or no license as the gravest one before the peo ple of Ohio to-day, and no mere whim- sey about licensing an evil shall deter me from ' voting in such a way as I believe will reduce the evils of the iiquor traffic to a minimum ; and as at present advised, I feel assured tbat that way is the estab lishment of a well guarded license sys tem. Thk Other Siox. County Correspondence. . ( WrittM lor The Spirit of Democroy.J From lalena Totvasltlp. Bomelhln; About Taxee. CtABiKOTotf, Onto. Julv 1. 1874. Ma. wrote : "When paying my hslf taxes, this rammer, I thought they Were so enormously bizh that I would make some Inquiry about' thorn; and see' wherd the fault wis. In answer tomv question! was told, it was all the fault or the Commissioners and theh Ming, iad" that I must go to theurfdT an ex planation. Qaite indicmant atibe Com- mi.S8ionervI went to the Auditor and asked how and why It was and- where the money went to. He replied by asking me about how much .taxable valuation I returned. I told him about three thousand dollars, and tbat I had paid nearly S80 taxes. He then told me that on a valuation of $3,000 my taxes In Clerington, for 1873, was 875 90, and that the levy for State purjwses, for that' year, on each 8100 was 35 cents, for countv purposes 49 cents, for road' purposes 10 cents, and for town and township purposes 81 59; and that on a valuation of 83, 000 l oad Taid for own and township purposes. County State ' ' Roadr-- " otal. "What, Sir,' (Written for Tho Spirit of Democracy.) FROM TVASllIftGTOff COUNTY. X3TThe License question is deemed br man V as of more importance to the trsi-. ...ii.iK.n.n t,- v.t.M opctor nor tne peniienusry omciais are rr J - ri;v.i . A: !. u .1 .1.. 'a... m&vij iu ui ? uig, t, mAA uv vu, n vu know. the proposed Ns w Coastltorioa. It U said wth soma show of reason, that the majority might live under ' the New Coaatitatton for tea yeara without realizing the difference between that and the bid one, except In the matter of fewer elections, bqt that the adoption or ' rrjee- Hoa of QccQse deeply Interests almost every voter. .There are perhaps more men hesitating to-day about how to vote on license, than are hesitating bow to vote on the New Coaatitutlon. L;Many of those Who are thus undecided, are among the recognia ed temperance) men. Others are of those who would have less restraint - thrown around the liquor traffic! There will be a curious mixing of votes ea the question. . Effect at Tales ea tho Separate " ' Trepsalilotjs.' ' Our reader! have all had an opportuni ty of reading the proposed new Constitu tion and the accompanying Address, and o doubt most of them are prepared to rote understanding on the I8th of Au gust. Still there appears to be, In regard to the effect of the , several votes, some confusion of ideas which we will try to clear op. - :- .. " - - ui; - xurt Kates. '' During the races last week at Mt Ver non,two Knox County horses were sold upon the track, after having shown their peed in the racesto a Philadelphia gen tieman named John Laralm. The' Jirat waa the "Fanny Gilbert" mare, owned by Samuel Gilbert, which brought 81,870, and the second was Meshach Criichfield's -Brown Davy" which sold for 8500; - The Younestown, Ohio, horse, "Ohio Boy;" trotted in the 2 30 races at Jack son, Michigan, last Thursday ,for a purse of 81,500. He won the race in three straight heats in the following time: First heat. 129; second, S29; third, 1 29. He trotted against "Little Mac," "Kansas Chief,'! "Mollie" and two other horses. The "Ohio Boy's" best former record waa 2 3 If He is, therefore, by his last brilliant victory, shut out of the 1.30 races hereafter. trader too Hen Carrcacy lvr; According to the fourth section of the new act on the currency, banks ,de siring to withdraw their circulation in whole or in part are allowed to do so upon depositing lawful money with the Treasurer of the United States to take up their bonds deposited ss security for such circulation. The Comptroller of the Currency states tbat quite a numr ber of banks have taken steps to with in order to do so we will again publish draw their circulation, and over a mill the form of the ticket, and the instruc tions as to the manner of voting. . Each ballot will contain both the affirmative sad negative of four , propositions,, snd the Voter is to strike out one clause from each proposition ; the remaining one w ill be counted as his vote on that proposi lion..; -'iyrch ', '.. ,.'-'.;, .The ballot will be in the following term: '' : :- a- ' First Vvt: '', For the New Constitution. ' ''. ASinst the New Constitution. ':'''.Se6odVte' .k'. For Minority Representation.' . : Against Minority Representation. .r ' Third Vote.;,', 'I 7 For Railroad Aid. " , Against Railroad Aid. . ; Fourth VvU. ; '- "' For License. ' . ' ' ' " ' ' I Against License. , Aa to the first vote, there can be little room for misunderstanding. A vote "lor the New Constitution is s vote for all that part of It not included in the three sepa rate propositions. And if a majority Vote in favor of it, it will be adopted.and Will become the fundamental law of the think a little reflection will prevent any mad with a sound mind in a sound body from being much fiightened by it. The second objection affords rational grounds for more diversity of opinion. It is a calculation of probabilities in re gard to something that is yet in the fu ture. The extent to which the evils re sulting from the sale of liquors now pre vail is well known. They are unquestion ably the moet wide-spread and deeply seated evils of our limes. We are with out license, but nobody seems satisfied with the lawa. One class clamors for more strinzent laws, while they do not enforce existing laws against one viola tor out of twenty. Another class de mands the modification of the laws be cause they do not sufficiently discnml nate between harmful and harmless sell ing. Still another class ( which it is to be hoped is not numerous; would repeat au laws on the subject What the effect of establishing a lu cense system will be must be to some ex tentconiecture. still we may arrive at a tolerably satisfactory conclusion in re gard to it. . . w . .mm ft . a wearenoi jusiineain aououng inai before granting a license, the applicant onld be required to prove a goo a mora; character, and to give bonds for the faith ful observance of all restrictive laws which might be passed ; such bonds to be sufficient in amount to cover all damages which might accrue to any person in civil action. And of course forfeiture of the license would follow violation of the law. The immediate effect of this would be to close up all the lowest doggeries in the country. JUy acquaintance with whisay shops is not very extensive, but I do not know three in the county which would not be closed by such a system. Others would of course be opened, but by a different class of men, and in such numbers only as could be made profita ble after paying for the license. Now every man who can retail a jug of whisky can make a profit on it The number who could pay five hundred or a thousand dol lars for license, and stul make a profit would be very limited. . Where there are now half a dozen doggeries in a villagi there would probably be one licensed sa loon. A better class of men would have charge of the business. The worthless men who now , do most ol the selling eould not establish a moral character, Naw MATAMonis,WAsaiitOToR Co , O .June 29, 1874. Ep. Srixrr : Our public school, in this place, closed on last Friday, the 26th inst, nnder the most pleasant circum stances. The day was certainly a gala one lor scholars, teachers and visitors. Previous arrangements had been made for having a picnic on the closing day of the school term. The committee of ar rangemcnt consisted of Miss Lida D Talbot, Miss Emma Green, Miss Sarah Binds, Miss Nettie Dee and Miss Mag gie Anderson, and the success of the en terprise shuwa how well they discharged their duties. From the primary department the committee of Misses to assist in deco rating the table consisted of Lottie Han Bcbumacher, Mattb Glassow, Caroline enschke and Ada Unger. The little adies were ornaments which made their flowers shine the more brightly: and while we speak in the highest terms of the success of the committees.credit and praise is due the whole school for their deportment, and the effort they put forth to make the day a pleasant one for all present At 12 o'clock dinner was ready and were invited: into an unoccupied room, where stood a long table almost groaning under its load of dainties. When all were seated Miss Emma Green, n behalf of the school of New Mata- moras, presented a fine golden present to their principal fD. J. btates.) Miss Green's presentation address was a cred it to herself and the school. Then followed dinner, which was dis patched with a gusto that proved their appetites to be as keen as their iutellect After dinner the primary department se cured and presented a fine present to Miss Rachel Burnett teacher of the pn mary department, the day was evi dentlya pleasant one.and will long be re membered by teachers, visitors and schol are D. J. States ion of circulation of Eastern - banks will be thus retired. The Comptroller they could not pay for the license, and denies that he had any ' conference with the Secretary of the Treasury upon the construction of the new law in respect to the reserves, ss was stated in a press dispatch last wcea. J9The Dalfas Real Estate Bulletin says of the future of Texas : "At the andoubtedly will be,to give heavy bonds they certainly could not give the requi site bonds -. The very worst feature of our present situation is, tbat the liquor business is so largely in the hands of the lowest class of men. If the liquor seller be requited, as he present rate of increase in population, in tea years Texas will, be the second or third State in the Union in numerical strength. It now produces more cattle and horses than any other, and is about equal to any other in its exports of. coU ton. Its lumber production- is rapidly passing to the front rank. It has much he will incur a heavy pecuniary responsi bility by violating the laws, in addition to the forfeiture of his license. Further more bis bondsmen would be deeply in terested in watching bim carefully to see that he did cot involve them by illegal selling. . I am not so unreasonable ss to claim the largest and grandest , endowment for tbat no evils would result from selling public schools of any State on the con tinent In the production of corn and wheat It is advancing apace With its population. : What may wp .not expect of such a State , Oeaaisoa Accepts, There is no doubt tbat Mr. Dennison has accepted the position of Commis. all good citizens should want is that sioner of the District Government, and it is now believed ' that Messrs Cattell and Blow will also accept Two of these three Commissioners command the public confidence, and there is a general feeling of gratification at the; prospect ef an org amaed government. under a license. But we may just as wel look facts squarely in the face. Liquor will be sold, and evil, great evil, will re suit from it under any system human in genuiiv ever devised. Our present laws have not prevented it prohibitory lawa have not prevented it, and no one need hope that license will prevent it ;but what sys tem under which the smallest amount of evil will prevail. Prohibitory laws have been most thor oughly tried in Massachusetts. . For manj years the law making, power bss been completely m the nanus er those fa voring prohibition. 1 bey have nadiu 1 8palo. Madrid, June 29. Beside Marshal Concha, one Brigadier and two staff of ficers were killed in the attack of the Republicans upon the Carlist intrench ments at Muro yesterday. Batoxhx, June 29. The following account of the recent fighting before brtella and the death of Ueneral Uon cba is derived from Uarusl sources : The Republicans made their first attack on the left bank or the Kiver -bsja, on Thursdsy, and followed it tip Friday, on the evening of which day they had forced the tarlists from their first line of defenses The next day, Saturday, they attempted to carry by assaults the heights immediately commanding Es telle. , In the attack they failed, and were driven back in disorder. Their retreat became a rout when General Concha was mortally wounded. The total loss of the Republicans in killed, wounded and missing is 4,000. Gen eral Echagues' entire division narrow ly escaped capture, and was saved only by the extraordinary exertions of the artillery. The assault was made during the night, under cover of which the Republicans succeeded in withdrawing all their cannon. where else than here. I oant exactly understand why the township authori ties make me pay 30 cents more taxes than the County and -State both !" And the Washington man left, as I did, I think, with a determination to look Into home matters,' and pay but little more attention to unwarranted and unreliable charges of extravagance against our excellent Board of Com missioners. . Yours dj, v Saxov. 847 14 10 3 875 90 said I, "do you pretend to-say that out of 875 90, only 814 70 H Tor air county purposes, including the County1 Infirmary, and that 847 70 goes into our town and township treasuries f "ics.oir, was the reply, "every cent. xceprwhat the Treasurer gets for col- eCting it and if you don t believe it take the books and figure for yourself. He showed me the levies and I found he was correct I then asked this ques tion ; , "Is nothing taken ont of the 847 70 to pay the Auditor, Commissioners, In flrmary Directors, Jurors, Prosecuting Attorney, State's witnesses, road and bridge expenses, keeping the poor Ac?" Nota cent, was the reply. "No one gets a copper out of it but the County Treasurer, until it goes into the town and township treasuries ! Tour proportion of all the expenses to which yon have referred comes out of the 814 70." I then thought I would go homo and inquire how it was tbat nearly two thirds of all the taxes I paid were levied by our local authorities, and see what became of the money. But thinking-1 had not yet got quite at the truth, and tbat so much had been said about he terrible extravagance of the Lounty Commissioners, I would in quire about the prospect for 1874 : that surely where there was so much smoke there must be some fire. I said, "Mr. Auditor, I have returned about the same amount of property this year as last, and I want to know what the State and County authorities will do for us 'this year." I thought I would trip him there. "Well Sir," said the Auditor, "on the same valuation or 9 j,uuu your taxes will be-885. 20." "Thunder! What! an increase of nearly fen doUatV exclaimed I. "Yes Sir," said he. "But the State authorities, under Democratic rule, have decreased the State levy 3 cents, the Commissioners have decreased the County levy 13 cents, but your town and township authorities have increased their levies 47 cents on each 8100 of valuation. This year you will pav for (Written for Tks Spirit of Democracy.) sTrem Lee Tavrasblp. j Sasdis, June 25, '74. j Ed. Srattf i When a person throws a stone in the dark he knows not where it may light This reminds me that oa a certain time your bumble servant threw one and it seems as though it lit lu Linn. County, Missouri, without the thrower thereof intending that it should fall in any particular locality. But be that aa it may, I take what your correspondent from that locality says about me in all Christian kindness, knowing tbat be is one of the most genial mends I ever had, and a good "Israelite in whom there is no guile," I take it for granted tbat he has not forgot old friends, although for a long time separated from tbem. If I hae said in any former corres pondence any thing that might make the same party feel ''out of sorts," it was not designed to be so. And you can Bay to him through the medium of your paper, that we did not only have muck a muck on the Pacific slope, but that we still have a small amount in the Dark Hills of Monioe, which is always freely given to our friends, when they, call to see us, from any place. So Mr. "M. from "Linn County," go home, shake hands with your better half for me, and say nothing about what has been said, and understand tbat I have as good a cellar as there is in Monroe County, which keeps things eool. Mr Editor, don t you think that your contemporary could find something that would be as satisfactory to their patrons to fill their paper with as a rehash from week to week of the awfvi sinfulness and corruption of that same Uourt House King, Jimmv Armstrong wit.l bis pole Ac. It does seem that your friends have a harp not of a thousand strings, but only one, which tney play on, and l am really afraid tbat they will wear that one out before thev get another. With all due deference to our mends -.. . . i and their better judgment man ours, we ; p0 JQd. IUIU& VUcy uuuiu ueiiei auuaeivc iuo iu- terestsof the public by making things hot for everybody that was not right.and standing up for the right at all times and under all circumstances. Ua this sub ject more anon. . . We have had, as the fellow said, a "terrible dry spell" in this section, with the following results : Wheat, good ; grass, none ; corn,can t tell yet; tobacco.a total failure ;and pros pects are gloomy for any crops. JOHK. town and township purposes, tunty. y . " State .. ' V " Road 4 : ' ... " 861 10 9 3 80 80 60 00 Locisvillf, Jane 29 A colored1 tramp stopped at a farmer's house in Rockcastle County, Ky., a few days since. During tho following, night she was delivered of a child and took it ont into the "woods near by. Next morning the charred remains of the In fant were found tn an ash heap, and It was evident that .jthe inhuman mother had built a fire and burned the body of the infant to it. - She made ber escape. CO TOE ROT AX. .WonpSFIKLD PRODUCK MARKKT . idobbiovi wwctv ? rrrrRR! a weaats. Moicdat, July 8, 1874. Wheat per bushel 1 fid Flour per barrel 9.00 Flour per hundred.... ...... .,...4,50 Corn per bushel. 90 Oats " . r 80 Beans M 1,50 Flax-seed ..: 1,50 Barley " 1.00 Butter pet !b.......... 15 Eggs per doses V 12 Fish, per Ib.v. 10(al5o Rags per lb-... 2 Coffee 30 Timothy seed 5,00 Clover seed........,,...,. T OO Salt y. 2,75 Hay, per ton......... 25,00 Wood per oord ; ...3,00 Onions pet bushel. 75 Potatoes. .:.i..v,.............;..l,00 Corn meal per bushel.. 1,00 Sorghum molasses bj the bbl..:...;..! - 60 Sooks per pair:...':::'...'... 4050 3acon per pound................ ..'.-.-..113 dett per pound 81ID Tallow' . ."- .. mm es 4 Candles M '.'.-..; .....15 Lard 12 Hides (green) per pound 4 Calf Skins per pound 410 Coal 7.... 15" Hogs, (fat.on foot)..;.. 4i Beeswax.. 25 6 A M B RICA 1T Fire Insurance Company Or CHICAGO. 482 oMS4 Witt Ittibm Street " ! '' ' 1 ' '' ' :.U'.'.i ;.j Capital and Assets, $1,620,20). 'it moses. 65 8oap, (country) Feathers Tea $1,001,60 Syrup per gallon..... 1,00 Molasses " 75 1,00 Bugar per pound...'....... .........1012 Sugar (maple) .. 15 Wool, per pound,... " 4045 f ooasfleid stock Market. July 6 Cattle 334c per, pound Sh -ep 3 tc per ponad. Hogs 4Jc per New York. Julv 2 Flour 4 707 20. Wheat 1 371 45.' Corn 8089c. ' Oats 55 61c. Rye 1 051 10. Barley nom H. Z. Cvtm,Pret. 0. L. CcKSU8,SseY H 'N. Hiibieo, F. Pres. ' M. A. Horki, ftsosv R.B. Cuaatsa. Oem. Agt i . W. TaxfLKTO, Ast't Gem. Ay V Insnraacft Cemflaed ts F A R M PROPERTY; DWLLINGS,TBEIR CONTENTS, Churches and School Houses, rouciii isftrxB f os ri yiuu ;". - ; v i . ' .: - " ' ' .- .' - - - -. r " - v r . ?" 'rroa "' " ' . INSTALLMENT FLAK, Frsmiaaa paid yearly la Irs equal payasntr. 8IMOW J. Okie. DOBB, Ipat, WMtaliV Julyt.Tir. Legal Notice. Chicago. .. .. July 2. Flour unchanged. Wheet 1 08 1 19 Corn 53 59c Oats 32042. Rye 8283c Barley 1 10h1 20. Total. 885 20 Your State taxes are then decreased 90 cents, your County taxes 83 90, and your township and town taxes increased 814 10." Well, Mr. Editor, I gave it up, and was glad I was cited to the Commission ers and their Ring, for I further found out that the county taxes, on 83,000, for the year 1872, was 816 20 1873, ; 14 70 1874,1 10 80 the road tax being 83 each year, and I thought if Jimmy Armstrong, and his associates, with that pole, had thus done so well in pushing down the coun ty taxes, the people of the county will certainly increase the length of it by re electing him this fall by at least 2,000 maiority. - While we were talking, an indignant tax-payer from Washington township came in, and was tn about aa bad a nu mor as I had been. "Mr. Auditor," said he, "I have just finished paymz my rent, and 1 want to know where the money goes." "How much did you pay in 1873, al together?" asked the Auditor. Nearly 825," was the reply. "Then." said the Auditor, after look- ing at his books, "your real and per sonal property is valued at a little over 81.500. But I will count it at 81,500. As the levy for 1873 was 81 60 tbat would eive 824 as your whole tax. Of that there was for State purposes, 85 25 County " 1 3o Road : i lou Township " 9 90 Written for Th Spirit of Democracy, from Salem Township. Clarinoton, Ohio, July 1, 1874. En. Spirit : As an item of interest to your readers, as well as yourself, I fur nish you an account of the sundajachool Convention held here last week by the Christian Churches of this Missionary District There were seventeen Churches repre sented by their delegates, who numbered about fifty, who made good reports from their respective Schools and Churches. An excellent programme had been ar ranged, and was, in the main, carried out by the different workers to the satisfac tion and proQt of all in attendance. The sessions increased in numbers and eC ciency until the last. The topics discussed were those of great interest to the Sunday School and Church and were well disposed of by those assigned to them. The music de partment was well conductcd.and brought out such feelings that cannot be drawn out by any other power than those of Bong. Upon the whole, Mr. Editor, we thins this meeting of the workers of the Chris tian Churches of this District was one of great joy and much profit to all in atten dance, and one which will long oe re membered by the people of this place, of all religious orders. The next meeting of the kind, I understand.will be held in Guernsey County some time in August next Yours, Ac, Amicus. STATE SEIf S, , ;r Cincinnati. July 2 Flour 5 60a5 90; .Wheat 1 20 ; Corn 6366c Oats 4755c ; Barley dull; -Rye 90c , Baltimore. July 2. Flour steady and unchanged. Wheat 1 30al 38 '; Corn 7678c Oats 6166c. Rye90a95o. Philadelphia. July 2. Flour 3 507 50. Wheat 1 371 54. Corn'79Slc. Oats 63 67c. RtefOOr-; ' East Liberty Cattle Market. ' " 'East Lib sett, Pa., July 2. CATTLE Arrivals. 88 Cars: best 6 256 50; medium, 5 506; com' mon. 4 805 -25. HOGS Arrivals, 20 cars; best, 8 65 6 80 : Yorkers; o 806 20. SHEEP Arrivals, 2 cars; best, 4 75 5; medium, 44 50. . An Ohloan Murdered In Indiana, Fort Watne, June 29. The Sentinel of to-day contains the following: At Waterloo, Indiana, to-day, Alexander T. Inman was arrested for the murder of John Burnett, of Knox county.Ohio, Tuesday evening. The circumstances are as follows: Burnett was riding toward Waterloo, and when within two miles of the town be was overtaken by Inman, who struck him on the head with a club, dragged him to one side, and robbed him of about 860. The body of the wounded man was found shortly after by a pass ing hoiseman. Inman was lying by the body, stupefied from drink. The dying man was taken to the residence of Mr.' Huffman, where be died. In man went to the house of a widow near by and told her he had committed the deed, and connted the money, before he was arrested and taken to Waterloo, where his trial is now in progress. Russia. Loxdox, June 29. Russian papers received, contain reports of very de structive .fires at Berditchev, in Vol hymnia, inhabited mostly by Jews. One day six hundred houses were burn ed, and the next day nearly as many more were destroyed. The two sue feeding days the town was again visited by fires, and whole streets were Isid in ashes. Thousands of persons are home The New Tori Graphic concludes an editorial revie w pf real estate prospects in these words: "Everything seems to indicate there is but one channel for a new speculative movement, and that is resl estate." pay for 84 80 5 40 1 50 10 50 Total. 824 00, 'Do you say, Sir, that more of . my money eoes into the township Treasury than into the County Treasury 7" was the-petulant inquiry. "Yes, Sir, 82 55 more." HVell, we have heard so much down fn our end of the county about the ex travagance in county affairs, tbat I know it will be more this year," said the Washington man. The Auditor looked at his books and said : "Oh, no, you will only pay on the same valuation, for 1874, for all purpo ses, 822 20." . "How is that?" . , "Well, for this year you will State purposes, only . Countv M Road' , M Township" Total, - - 822 20." "Hold on. Mr. Auditor, I aee there will be a decrease of 81 80 in my tota tax. but the township tax increases 60 cents. How's that?" "Tbat I can't tell you. I only put on the tax duplicate, for township pur poses, what the township officers levy,' &aid the Auditor. "Why, according to that" said the Washington man, "my State tax will be decreased 45 cents, and my county tax 81 95. while mv township tax will be increased 60 cents, and that I will pay more for township purposes than I will for county and Mate purposes both "Yes, Sir: because the countv levy has been decreased 13 cents the State levy 3 cents and the township levy in creased 4 cents, per 8100 valuation," replied the Auditor. - "Well, said the Washington tax pay er, "there is something wrone but gnew I'll hve to find the remedy some- JOS&TK D. 8TAUVKa aid BUattMth 8ta. var a;s wifa sad John W. Obtnger, war ratida eat of the Stat ef Ohio, will taka ar. v ttoe that oo th 3d day ef July, 1174; Lewi :' D. Carlaton, as Administrator of tat estatr .T - - . www.. ' ei aoarto teaatv, uaio, ror so enler to toil ibo mowing ianaa n aaia ooaniy. te fay dobu, to wit: 4 tho aonnoaii qiartor or tno aortaeafeff naaitr of IMtln ta lavaaVIn On ..J '. raagoitz. "' ftit aril! fa I. .-J - ..www " ww .w. wwtUK IB H.ll . Aacost li, 1174. LIWI3 D. ff AEL1TON, AdV ' jalyT.TOwi: ' :v"-; '"rT" Notice OR tho 391- day ef Jaaa, 1174, the Predate Court of Monroe ootrntr, Ohio, declare . tho estate of Inos Browalold, deooaaod. to fee f 1 . S, III. . prvuauij uiauiTwpi, vnaiun mrm losraioro, .; required to present their olaims against the- state to tho underlined, for alto wanoo. within six months fron tho tlaao above tionod or thoy will aot bo ontitlwd to fay " sent, r . WILLI AX BROWNPIKLD, - Ada'r ef Baos Ix waflold, dto'd. Notice. Van Wert County has decided by arge majority to build an 880,000 court house. The Methodists of Warren have dedi cated a 855,000 church, and raised 81, 500 more than its cost. Akron's six wards return 8221.130 of new buildings, while Zanesville with nine wards returns but 8158,290. Edward Woods charged with stabbing with intent to kill, escaped from jail at Cambridge, Saturday night, by cutting through the bars. The late State Fair Grounds at Mans field are to be sold by the Sheriff July 25 A joint stock company is being organized to purchase them. Three of Harrison County's oldest and best known citizens have died within a few days past Samuel Adams, James McFadden and Franklin Carson. The Union Cheese Factory of North Jefferson, Ohio.keeps five hundred cows, and is receiving 10,000 pounds or milk, and making 28 cheeses per day, which will average 38 pounds eacb. Canton claims the largest iron safe works in the country, employing 255 - a. men. A few days since, six irge iron vaults, each weighing probably ten tons, were sold to new stores in Boston, lue sales amounted to 840,000, A younz tinsmith named Hermann Rieck fell from the roof of the Sandusky court house, on which be was at work, to the ground, a distance of 80 feet Strange to say, he was not killed.thougb fearfully bruised, and it is even thought he may re cover. In the trial of Frank Hickman, at Xe- nia, for murdering his illegitimate child, shocking barbarities have been develop ed. It appears from the testimony that the father starved and whipped the child to death. He will most likely be found guilty of murder in the second degree. "A young man calling himself William H. Robinson, alias Ira Brown, is travel ing through the country representing himself to be the agent or proprietor of a nruninz shears manufactory at Batavia. Ohio. There is no such establishment at Batavia, and Robinson is a swindler- Farmers and others should look out for him. - - : James Gleason and his wife and child were burned t6 death the 29th nltjn their houseatEvart, Mich. The delinquent tax list of Chicago fills 242 of the broad columns or tne inter Ocean. This is equivalent to a column of names and delinquent property print ed in fine tvre. 484 feet in . length. - The edition of the Inter Ocean containing this monstrous tell-tale document looks like n unbound patent efflce report Baltimore Live Stock Market. I ' July 2. CATTLE Market opened moderate ly active, and closed dull and heavy at t Jc lower ; very. best on sale,67 00; tbat generally rated first quality, 4 7d 6; medium or good fair .quality, 4 25 4 70 ; receipts, 1,674 bead ; sales, 1.-B7 head. HOGS Fair demand and steady; sales at , 7 758 50; receipts, 6,429 head. " ! : SHEEP Dull and Jc lower; fair to extra, 45 25; receipts, 5,088 head.;' Pittsburgh Cattle Market. Jnlyl. CATTLE Market dull, and common grades 2025c per cwt. lower; selling at from 66 75 for good to extra corn fed, and 3 505 50 for grasses, ac cording to quality. There were a large number in the pens until at noon today. HOGS Market quiet and unchanged. Philadelphia bogs at 6 60. 75; Tor kers at 5 906 10. SHEEP AND LAMBS Were io good supply, and the market waa dull, and price have still further declined. Prime 100 lbs. fine wool 5 00 ; 85 to 95 lbs., 4 254 75 i 78 to 80 lbs., 34 00. Chloago Cattle Market. July J. CATTLE Receipts, 2.800 head. Market fairly active for low and medium grades quiet, tut weak for shipping cattle. Sales of through Texana at 2 503 25 ; common to extra native steers, 66 40. Shipments, 1,800 head. HOGS Receipts, 19,000 head. Mar ket moderately active but prices weak and lower at o S06 for poor to choice ; most good lot selling at 5 756 00. Shipments, 8,86a head. ' ' SHEEP Receipts, 800 head. Mar ket quiet and steady at 3 7534 50 for good to choice. . . . ' ' ' THOHAS f. BEOWtTFIKLD and Charloe & Browa-ald, ot tho State of Missouri, aad John Brown-old, Daniel Qlrena aad Jeoiiaua . i OiTona his wtfe.of Washington oonety, hie. win take aotloo that William iwwal14va Administrator of Bnoa Brewnfleld, doooaaodf," has flloi In tho Probate Coait of Monroe oenty. Ohio, a elaim against Said estate for $179, aad that tho same will bo for hearing la aaid oout Aac ait in 1174. : . ' - WILLIAM BROWKFISLDv SELECT SCHOOL. THE next sesnioa of tho Aatloctl Select School will oommenoe on Mondavi t a A aaww . ... . uuij -iia xo4, ana conunua ton wooan. , . - vomos. " ' '" '" : Common hraaehos, $S tn Higher , , .... VV'fM" Tuition iarariablr reanlnid la adraaoe. Vm dedootiona will bo made exoept in eaaM ql pre tracted aiokneM. ' ' ' ; - f ENOCH MARTIN, JVieoftwt, .i f Aneli. O . Ifu Sft. 17a til. . . : BARBER 8KOP, THB nadanignod informs tho . pnblio - thai he has purchased tho entire Interest et Mr William 8cisvvets's barber establish, moat and is prepared to de " " 1 1 " - sHampooikg. oair cwrrrint.Tf S H JL t I 21 G . the best style, . Collars and Nxcsnxs for sale. i Place' ef baslness south of the overt house In M. Boofflor's promisee. Junol6,74T. " FBITZDrCllIO. . Boaton "Tool MarRet, July 1. The general features of the wool market are the sam6 as reported last week ; continues to be a good de inand for desirable lots, and prices are well sustained.; A large portion of new Western clip is on tue way to this mar ket Sales of new and old Ohio, and Pennsylvania fleeces at 5257c; pulled wool is selling at 4056o tor different trades of super aod extra. 1 he mar ket is firm and the demand active, and sales have been large and at fall prices Settlement .Accounts. Fsobat Jsaes'kOvmca, Meaaoa Covin, Woomfiild, Ohio, July 7 1874, rpHB following sottloment aoooants of Ad. I mlnlstratort and Qaaxdians will be ter hearing July SO. 1874: Charles MoUonigal Guardian ef Charles GIL more, partial. J A,al Oray Exooutors ef John Gray, partial. John Jotters Adm'r of B. H, Tavler, partial. iosso Miracle Adm'r ef John B. Toplo. partial. . Liauolnn Oaardian of Samael Beaker's heirs, partial. C. Both Qaardiaa ef Nansy Koth'e heirs, par tlal. ' : .... iS Jaoob Long Qaardiaa ef J. w. and B. A. Moosa, partiaL-, v ,;,'.. Wm. BrowaQoli Adm'r ef Baos Brownfleld ; partiaLj - ' aa.t,MOBBib, fu WTwi .. . , Prchte Jo4fi HOUSE P A I .JSi'iT E It -ASP : : ' ,i fs. 'f . '5 HAN C 3Bli. WOODSFJELD, OHIO. ILL attond te all business la his line promptly. All work dene la the best style and at low rates. ... Jnael6774v. t f ? Notice to Teachers. ; - .- i ' " x THE Board of Examlnera of Itonree eeaaty will hold meetings tor the eramiaatiea of la-ohora, as follows: 4 , y . i". i . - ;i Bardie, Saturday, lane 27, 18TA. ; ' ? . , Woodifleld, Saturday, inly x5, 1874, " Those ' examinations will eommoaee at B o'olook a. m. and oloso at 4 p. m. , A fee of 80 cents is required from eaefc applioant as a condition ef examination, aad most be paid in adranoe. ' By erdor of the Board. )uneS74-tL A.J. ?BAKS05, Cledl T THE JEW. FA MILT 's - I-, !iSC't 7?i iSEWINQ, MACHINE. ... T J ' N rati This maohlae Is claimed Uf aufew . v , te.be the best U m More ef these machines were sold last yar than i.'.stf . By Any Other Ceapaay. -1 7V The A(eaU for this eeaaty are .'J'1 3Ieara.P A RILER ft, tT4"J?II-rca45. They are prepared te furnish machines n parties at any point tn the eoaaty.' ' ' ' For further particulars address, : . J. M. fAISIS, 'or ; ' - ' . K 1. CUJWINGHAlt'i JaaeS.fisal, far lis, Wrares CVsV, Okie.