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1 The Spil'it Of DemOCraCy.' I1RNRV R WEST Proprietor. JEltK. WILLIAMS, : t Editor. WoodfleIl, Dec. 10. 1878. "A 'Union of hearts, a union of hands JL. union of Btates none may sever; A union of lakes a union of lands. , .. And the Flag wt our Union Fohkvkr." ; ....... ... .' :. v.- -, ,.i .. . . .. 7 Address all letters : mTh Spirit or Dwiockact, ' Woodsfleld, ! '' i ! ' Monroe Countv, " ' , Ohio. fyThe present fool-killer should be discharged and t new one appointed. The fellow who ssys that business is re vlvlag still lives. , : WThe President inclines to the "let alone"' policy, in regard to oar finances. The hard money organs applaud this in one sentence, and demand virtnal de monetiattlon of silver in the next. ; arThe estimates of the Departments submitted at this session show that the Cabinet has learned . that the Treasury cannot be plundered through the Demo cratic Route The sums asked for are unusually modest. XjySouthern Congressmen hare come to Washington with the most conclusive evidence that the . great , bulk of the charges of outrage and fraud at the late election in the South, have the same foundation . that the notorious Euza FiTolf 'affidavits had. - - -' X3TA California.; ' named Keens has bought 3,000,000 bushels of wheat and la still baying all that offers at Chicsgo He says he ia determined to put it up to a dollar a bushel, for the beneSt of the farmer. Would not some philanthropist better make a corner on hogs and leaf tobacco for the same benevolent purpose.'-' y':- ' three or four of the Southern States the Republicans, knowing them selves to be in a minority, stay away from the polls, and then raise a howl about intimidation. ' This trick put Hates in the Presiden tial chair,' and its success on that occa sion has encouraged the rascally Repub lican leaders to repeat it at every elec tion since.;', - . r ' yWj are c instantly reminded by the organs of the Money Power that the total circulation of paper money in the United States is 8770,000,000. Bat the disastrous fact is, that there is in "active circulation" but little, if any, more than 8500,000,000 of paper money. .The dif ference being the amount held in reserve by banks, and otherwise made as useless at if it had no existence. fyTlie Enquirer says that confidence will be restored by law on the first of January.: : y -.."' 'The trouble with oar people is that tbey have already been too confiding They .confided'' In 'a 'party' which has brought rain apon the country, and they confided in an Electoral Commission which continued the rale of this party after the people bad repudiated it. ,-. " X-f Hon. N. H. Van Tobhes la prom' tnently mentioned as the next Kepuoii- can candidate for Governor of Ohio. " If ... he should be nominated, whatever objec tions might bs urged against him, no ne Knowing him would doubt his quali ffcations and' furthermore none but a first rate candidate on the Democratic side couhl hold his own against Mr. Van Yomws in this part of the State. jSTThe'DemocraU in Congress wil attempt no further interference with the project to resune specie payments. The Siecretary of the-Treasury says that with bit preaen facilities he can maintain re- ataptfea, and as it i Impossible to re peal the-bws before the day fixed for re suming, .it is deemed best to give him a Jair chance. If his scheme breafrs down therefore, it wilt not be the fault of those who opposed it as premature. V : yTbe brazen impudence of Repub lican politicians would be amarins; in anybody bnt Republican polHicianaw They ar actually claiming great praise for ttbe great redaction in the crpendt iares of tfce govarnment ! . ' Do they Mppoee people have forgot- tea that taw thaa a year ago all depart ments of then administration demanded coca enor Bwasry larger than was grant ed ? Do. they suppose- people have for gottes- tbfit a Republican Senate added immensely to the sums voted by the Democrat fa House V Db they suppose the people- have . forgotten that these identical Republican pollticiaati a fw tnontba agsv vexed the air with their wailing tha the wheels of goverameat would be stopped because of the inade . quate appropriations for which tbey. do pounced the Demosuatic House ? j ; ; ' The Department kept their expendi tures within reasonable limit solely be- cause the Democratic Houm made it im possible for them to do otherwise. The Proficient's Message, j Opinion in regard taj a President's Message, as a general rule, is largely in fluenced hy opinion of'' the President himself. Usually about one-half the peo ple make up their minds in advance that they will approve the Message, while the other halt make up their minds to de nounce it. The Message of President Hates is an exception to this rale. Few speak harshly of it, and fewer speak wnrmly or it; tho large ranjority simply care noth irg about it. There are some reasons for this aside from the merits or demer its of the document itself. A msjerity of one branch of Consres being op posed to him politically, and a majority o' the other branch unfriendly to him for various reasons, his recommenda tions are not Hiely to receive much at tention. It is doubtful if any one meas ure will receive a single anamonai vote because the President has spoken in its favor. - - . But the Message is tame and common place. It exhiWis neither vigor of style nor vigor of thought" Vet it may be said to compare favorably, as a whole, with the Messages - Mr, Hates wrote when he wss Governor of Ohio. . We doubt if any one, unless it be President Hates himself, really thinks it to be worthy of being reproduced in all the newspapers. of -theNsountry, or even in all the organs of his party.' It is less generally published than any Mesaage for many years. . , About the only point In the Message which elicits comment is that in regard to the recent elections in the South.--While this is too tamely treated to please the "stalwarts" of his party, it plainly Indicates that the vaunted Southern Pol icy of the President has been deliber ately murdered.: His ideas in regard to his new South ern Policy are ratner amusingly crude For example, he says : ' ',' . ' ."The recent Congressional elections have furnished a direct and trustworthy test of the advance thus far made in the practical establishment of- the rights of suffrage, secured by the Constitution to the liberated race in the Southern States All disturbing injluencei, real or imagin ary, had been removed from an thete States" . ".'.. Again, he esys : - "The people of the former slave hold up Mates accepted mesa results, ana gave, in every practicable Jormd assuran ces that the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amendments, and laws passed in pursuance thereof, should, in good faith, be enforced riuidly and impartial- y, in letter and spirit, to the end that the humblest citizen, without distinction of race or color, should, under them, receive full and equal protection in person and property and in political rights and priv- eges. , - After these emphatic assurances that all disturbing influences real and imag- nary , have been removed," and that the Soathern people have shown "in eVery practicable form" their determination to give the humblest citizen ''full and equal protection," 'one U taken a little by sur prise to bump his head against this sen tence: , U r - "But in the States of Louisiana and South Carolina at large and in. some particular Congressional districts ontside of those States the records of the elec tion seem to compel the conclusion that the rights of the colored voters have been overridden and their participation in the elections not permitted to be either general or free." Here we have disturbances without any "disturbing element, and. we nave men who are receiving , '-full and free protection" in their "political rights" unjustly deprived of the right of suf frage. . , " ' ' ' ' ' It looks as if the President had writ ten down what he knew of the situation, and that some one of his advisers," looking over his shoulder, had required him to throw in a paragraph for the use of the bloody ebirt orators. . At any rate the palpable inconsistency of the state ments places our nice, but feeble, Presi dent in an awkward position. " Another noticeable feature of ; the Message is something which is not in it. In the campaign which resulted in his defeat at the polls and his success .before the Electoral Commission, he proclaim ed, and his friends made the welkin ring ith the proclamation, that a great and thorough Reform of the Civil Service was to be the distinguishing measure of his ' administration. This proposed Re form, the very soul of the campaign, and the paper which it occupied in the Letter of Acceptance, Inaugural, and first Message, now do service in White House rat's nests. For ' the most . part the Message is made up of abstracts of the Reports by the several beads of Departments, and is very prosy. . - Probably not one voter in five hundred has any desire to drag through it. " " ' :'; ' V ; ; 7 " Still . the Republicans count every negro voter as a member of their party In some 'States nearly half the negroes vote the Democratic ticket, yet we are told that they are Republicans, and that their votes should be counted on that side,, bo matter whose names are on their ballots iar Whenever we are convinced Gov, Bishop is not available, we will drop him quicker than' we would a coal of fire. -The success of the Democratic party is with its paramount to party usage or the ambitions of any w&n-Atke Jour nal'.' - .. . - A Railroad Mulcted. BAVftuoRK, Md., Dec 2 The Balti more and Ocio .Railroad Company to day paid1 over , to ex Governor (Wen Bowie, president of the Maryland Jock ey Club, the sum of 912,555; being, the amount of a judgment, with interest and costs, obtained by Mr. Bowie' for injury to one of his racers, named? Australia, while being loaded on a train at Camden Station The litigation began in 1869- the first? verdict being fop 33.000, the second' $10,000, from which' appeal was taken' to the Unite States' Suprera Court This tribunal1 sustained the vcr dlot Below, and the costs and interest considerably augmented the origins! damages-as- awarded. The case has ex cited much interest in racing circles al over the country.. New York Herald, 2d inaUj CLUB HOUSES. Their Legitimacy Diacttssed by Dr.! Talma ge Some Good Ones and some very Had Their Influ ence on the Home Circle. The Brooklyn Tabernacle was very crowded yesterday morning, the tine weather allowing many to attend who had-been absent on the preceding Sun day. Mr. Talmage's sermon was upon "Club Houses," an 1 his text . was taken from II Samuel, il , 1 "Lat the young men now arise and play before ns." That which i innocent, said Mr. Tal raage, inay he made destructive . There Is a legitimate and illegitimate use of the club house. I am chiefly to speak of those club houses like the Union League, with its 1.300 members and its 8100 ini tiation fee, established during. the war for patriotic purposes, and now the headquarters of republicanism ; like the Manhattan Club, with 400 members, the headquarters of the democracy ; like the Union Club, established in 1836, when New York had only a little over three hundred thousand inhabitants, its head quarters costing 8250,000 and a mem bership of nearly eight or nine hundred, with its long roll of merchant princes ; like the Lotos .Club and its rival, the Arcadian Club, where journalists, pain ters, sculptors, musicians, dramatists congregate to discuss pictures, newspa pers, theatres and elaborate art ; like the Americus, which in summer time camps out, dimpling the ponds with their hooks and making the woods resound with the stag hunt; like theContury Club, famous for its venerable group of. lawyers and poets ; like the Army and Navy Club, where men who have seen warlike ser vice on land and sea come to talk over the days of carnage ; like the New York Yacht Club, with its floatine palaces of bewitching beauty, upholstered with vel vet and panelled with ebonv, and ablaze with mirrors, and having all the advan tage of electric bells and gaslight, and a king's rtantry, one of their craft having cost $15 000, another $30,000 and an other $65,000, the entire fleet of the club worth more than $2,000,000; like the American Jockey Club, made up of men who have a passion for a fine horse, as Job had when he gave in the Scrip tures a picture of that king of beasts the arch of his neck, the nervousness of his foot, the majesty of his gait, the whirlwind of his power; like the Trav elers' Club, the Blossom Club, the Palet te Club, the Woman's Club, the Com mercial Club, the Liberal Club, the Stable-Gang Club, the Amateur Boat Club, gambling clubs, wine clubs, clubs of all sizes, clubs of all morals, clubs good as good can be, clubs bad as bad can be, clubs innumerable. HOST NOT DETRACT FROM HOME. A series of sermons on the night side of city life would be incomplete without sketch of the club houses, for they are in full blast after dark. I make a wide iflerence between club houses. 1 lay down three principles by which you may j decide between the legitimate or illegiti mate club house, whether social, literary, artistic or political. First you must see that it does not interfere with your home, in case yon have a home. I know of a case in this church where a wife thought her husband was devoting too ranch time to religious duties, and she systematically decoyed him away until now he is on the road to destruction his morals gone, his money gone and, I fear, bis soul gone. wife loses her influence over her hus band when she unreasonably objects to all evening absence as an assault on do mesticity.- There are a great multitude of men genial as angels in the club houses who are. ogly as sin, at home. Laughter.) There are thousands of beau- iful homes everv year clubbed to death. Great laughter ) When a man says "I will icive three nights out of six to the club," I tremble. When he spends five nights out ot six at the club ana one at home, looking like a March squall, and wishing he had spent it where he spent the other five (laughter), his obitnary is written. Another test by which you can decide whether a club is legitimate or illegitimate is its effect upon your secu ar occupation. The ) right kind ' of a club bouse can introduce one into com mercial success. If it has advantaged you in your honorable calling it is a egitimate club house. But you and I hear every day of some ' commercial house ruined by social excesses. ' - Their club house was a "Lochearn" and their business house a "VUle de Havre." They struck and the "Villa de Havre" went down. ; ; - . a irnvif nTtnntuivJtTAV Again distinguish between legitimate and illegitimate club bouses by your sense of moral and religions responsi bility. Anything that makes one reck- ess as to bis eternity Is wrong.' Any institution which confuses one as to which road he should choose is a bad .in stitution. Which wonld you rather have in your hand when you die a pack of cards or a Bible 7 1 am going to make a stout rope oat of delicate threads.- I take of all the memories of the marriage day a thread of. laughter, a thread of light, a thread of music, a thread of banqueting, a thread of congratulation, and I twist them together and I have one strand. Then I take a thread of the woe of the first advent into your household, a thread of the darkness that preceded it and of the light that followed it, and a thread of the beautiful scarf that little child nsed to wear when it bounded out at the eventide to greet you, and a thread of the beautiful dress in which you laid her away for the resurrection. Then I twist all these threads together and have another strand. , Then I take a thread or the scarlet robe of the suffering Christ and a thread of the white raiment of your loved ones before the Throne, and a string of the harp chernhic and a string of the harp seraphic. I twist them to gether and I have a third strand. Then I will take the three strands and twist them together, and one end of that rope I will throw around the cross of a par doning, sympathizing Christ; and hav ing fastened it to the cross, I throw the other end to yon. Lay hold of it! Pull for your life ! Pall for heaven ! , Kussia serves notice on Turkey "that the Russians will evacuate Bulgaria and Boumelia conformably with the Treaty of Berlin, but that they will continue to hold Adrianople and Thrace pending the Porte's acceptance of a definitive treaty." The Sun. says : "In his message Mr. Hates fails utterly to recognize the great and pressing questions of the times ; fails to' make any new suggestions worthy of a m:Mfcof affairs ; and again shows himself to be an incompetent as he is a Fraudulent President." ; The Marquis of Lorke, Queen Vic toria's son-in-law . and Governor Gen eral of Canada, with his wife, the Prin cess Louise; have been having a high time during" the past two weeks. Re ceptions and speech making interspersed with balls-and banquet? hare been the order. It is nice to be a Marquis and son-in-law to a Qoeen,judging, fcom the wports.- The Cotton Valley Disaster, Details of the Fatal Collision The Steamer Sinkine in F ifteen Min utes After the Crash Unanswered Cries For Help. New Orleans, Dec, 2. The steamer Cnton Vallev, which was sunk Sunday morning about three miles helow Don aldsonville, was on her first trip to Red River. The Cotton Valley at the time of the collision had stopped her engines, hut was under the influence of the wind. The night was dark, the wind was blow ing a gale and the rain was pouring down in torrents. The engines of the Valley were completely disabled by the blow, and the boat began speedily to settle down. The Cotton Valley' sank out of sight in abont fiteen minutes after the accident The passengers were in their staterooms, and the officers and crew not on watch were asleep. When the reality of their danger became Known the ut most confusion' followed. Calls were made to the Morgan for help.- A line was thrown from the Morgan, but it fell short, and the Morgan rapidly drifted away. The accident was so sudden, the storm so violent and the confusion so great that little seems to have been done toward saving human life. ROUSTABOUTS DROWNED i The roustabouts of the Vallev seized upon the yawl ot their stermer and at tempted to save themselves, leaving the passengers to their fate; but those in the yawl soon sunk her and they in al proba bility were lost. -r vvnen me steamer same the passen gers endeavored to save tbemuwlvis Uflthe. army should be reduced to ten thou clinging to such boxes or bales as were floated off from the steamer. It seems pretty certain that the only passenger I09t was Miss Sanford, from Loudon city, Va. 1 bis young lady was told to save herself, but stopped to dress and so found a water grave. Her aunt,, who was with her, was saved. The last that was seen of the poor girl she was stand ing in her night dress calling pitiouslv tor assistence' Her long nalr. was streaming in the storm, while her thin garments, wet with the rain, clung close ly about her. She was told to jump, but seemed paralyzed by fear and made no effort to save herself, and while ' she was calling for aid and before it could reach her the steamer gave a lunch and a plunge ; forward, and the dark waters closed over the poor girl forever. A SCENE OF TERROR: It is said the scene was one beyond description On all sides could be heard the most piteous .cries for assistance from those who were drowning. Some good swimmers attempted to reach the shore, but were swept out by the rapid current of the river to death. Amid the wild confusion that prevailed the implor ing cries of two childrencould be distinct ly heard. These appeals came from the 'children of thectptain of the unfortunate rteamer. Their cries were answered and they were saved. ' Mrs. H; L. Sanford, the aunt of the young lady who was lost, was saved through her own exertions, swimming to the opposite shore, a dis tance of fully halt a mile. One poor fellow who was lost was seen clinging to a barrel . WHO WAS TO BLAME ? J 'The officers of the Vallev place the blame of the disaster to the Morgan. It is said that this steamer should have kept to the right, which it failed to do ; .hence the collision. . ; i - : ; .-. Some twelve or fifteen roustabouts and three or four cabin boys are missing, and these are supposed to be lost CONDUCT OV THE CAPTAIN, Captain W. H. Kouns, of the unfor tunate steamer, seems to have acted , with great coolness. He had everybody call ed ontof the cabins, and had some of the boats manned as quickly as possible, and by this means saved every person he could. ' " - ; ! . OFFICERS SAVED. ': ;' - : The clerk of the Valley swam ashore, but was so numbed by exposure in the water that he could not walk. . One of the roustabouts who was among the saved carried him on his shoulders and took him abroad of the Morgan. .Cap tain A. G. Swain, one , of the pilots, saved himself bv clinging to a box of shoes, placing his arms over the top of each, and. in this way drifted for . two hours, when he was carried to the oppo site shore., , When the boat went down be was carried under and remained there so long that he gave himself up as lost. His escape seems almost miraculous. 1 . Schoolroom Headaches. . : Many people who have public school teachers among their acquaintance are firmly of the opinion that the school room has a headache system all its own, and their impression would be strength ened. if they were to interview boys and girls. There is nothing strange about the complaint; the only wonder, is that it is not continuous and that anybody escapes it. With ' systems of heating and ventilation that are almost uniform ly defective, and, worae yet, under the control of janitors who have no knowl edge whatever of these departments of their business, and who are as apt as any other men to neglect or despise whatev er they do not understand, many of our schoolrooms are boxes almost hermet- ricaUy sealed, into which hot air is being driven and compressed. . The heat is frequently intolerable, the expired breath and other physical emanations of the children pollute the air to a degree ex tremely dangerous to health, so teachers and children, who, at nine 0 clock enter ed the room in fair health and spirits, emerge at noon with listless step, aching bead and deranged vital organs, should a teacher's nature protest against breath-i ing in poison and sweltering in if, up goes a window, and straightway' all the children in its immediate vicinity are chilled and temporarily relieved from one danger only to submit to another. The condition of the air of schoolrooms is no secret to boards of education it has been the subject of some statistics. by experts, which forcibly suggest the Black Hole of Calcutta ; but what is or has - been done to remedy , it ? How many teachers are competent to use such ventilating facilities as their rooms pos seas ? Their own . frequent headaches aad those of the helpless children show that the number ia very small, and the same effects indicate that but few jani tors need fear to compare their records with that of the late lamented King Herod., ..... ., .. ... :,' '. Great Popularity. Dr. Price's Special Flavoring Extracts Nectarine, Rose, Lemon, etc , have been before the public many years, and have gained for themselves, on their own merits, an extensive sale. Their great popularity is mainly dae to the using of the purest and best materials, with spe cial reference to their bealthfnlnesa. Henbt Blasbt, of Zaneaville, has been awarded the contract, by the Gov ernment, to place engines in- the Custom House in Chicago for the sum- of 86'5, 000., , What would the powers at Wash ington do without Ohio men ? Nothing wuld be compelled to suspends Mr. Hayes' Message. Mr, Hayes' views of public affairs are ! given in his Message, and they are not sufficiently interesting to publish at length.' We think' our readers will be content with brief mention of the points IOUUUCU ULIllll. Me describes the ravages of yellow fe ver, ana holds that Congress should adopt measures to protect the country against them. He discusses the South' em question, alleges that the no itica rights of the colored Voters have been overriden in certain Quarters. suSffests an examination of the facis by Congress, and says that no means within his power will he spared to obtain a full and fair investigation )f the alleged crimes, and to secure the conviction and just punish ment of the guilty. . He glances at for eign business, and refers to the Paris Exposition, the Monetary Conference, the Halifax award, the proposed new treaty with Japan, the Chinese Embassy, and our Mexican relations, which at one time seemed to be in a dangerous way, but are now more pacific. He quotes the financial statistics ot John Sherman's report, sustains; Sher man's recommendation that ten dollar certificates of deposit be issued, so that small ' sums may be invested in Govern ment securities through the Postofflce, and says that Congress Bhonld now re frain from making any radical changes in the existing financial system! ' The army has been actively employed during the year in wavs that are not set forth, but Hayes desires a few special appro priations, for it, and the 'repeal ot the posse comitates act. In point or tact sand men. The navy also requires more the monstrous sum of 814,468,892 was wasted during the year; but Hayes de mands even a larger outlay for the en suing ; year. In point of fact, the navy we sustain would be dear at one quarter of the sum mentioned.1 Hayes has the old story to tell about the Postofflce De partment,; that its receipts run millions behind its expenses ; the deficiency for the year ending with last June was 85, 307,652; but the estimates for the ensu ing year show a deficiency still greater by $600,000. The business of the Sa preme Court is so heavy that additional Circuit Judges are needed at an annual expensed $60,000. ; Mr. Hayes wants more money for the Indians. The Bannock war, according to him, was owing, not to the frauds of the Indian service, but to the inadequacy of the appropriations, and he says that a sufficient fund should be placed at the disposal of the Executive, for use in emergencies; he also desires the forma tion of a corps of Indian cavalry auxil iaries, by1 which a "number of young men would obtain congenial employment under the Government; and he holds that reliance must be placed on humane and civilizing agencies for the solution of the Indian problem. ! Hayes does not give his opinion upon the squabble be tween Sheridan and Schurz. Our agricultural productions should be increased bv the" legislation of Con gresa, in the opinion of Mr. Hayes.'who supports the opinion, Fraudulent Presi dent that he is, by quoting the wards of George Washington ; and, without men tioning the name of Le Due, be refers to his efforts to "stimulate old and intro duce new agricultural industries," "to determine the valae of old or establist the importance of new methods of cul tore." Men like Le Duo should have more money for tomfoolery. , ' He closes the message with some par agraphs about the - government of the District of Columbia the' meaning of which is more money for it from Con gress. ; :' ' ' ' " : ' ' " ' ' SIGNAL DEFEAT OP THE AF ' GHANS. i -..... Gallant Fisrhtine by the Ameer's forces. .': Lahore, December 5. General Rob erts has gained a complete victory over the Ameer's forces, capturing Peiwar and Khotal and all the Afghan cannon The enemy's loss is heavy. The British loss is eighty killed and wounded. Cap tain Kelso, of the artillery, and Captain Anderson, of the Pioneers, are among the killed. v Lahore,' December 5, 12 :30 r. a. General Roberts telegraphs from Peiwar, under date of the 3d, as follows: Du ring the night of December 1st the' Af ghan position was tamed bv 7 a flank march over Spengwar Pass. We sur prised the enemy at daybreak of the 2d, when the Seventy-Second Highlanders and Fifth Goorkhas gallantly drove ; the Afghans from several positions. '' They afterwards endeavored to reach Peiwar Khotal, but an assault could not be de livered from that Bide. : We then threat ened the enemy in the rear, and attacked and carried Piewar Khotal aboav four o'clock in the afternoon The enemy had, on the previous eve ning, . received reiniorcements or ioui regiments. They ' fought desperately. Their artillery was well served. Tbelr defeat, however, was complete, We cip- tured eighteen guns and a large quantity of ammunition. - Our loss was moderate, considering the number of our oppo nents and the difficult nature of the country.' Major Anderson, of the Pio neers, was killed, tien. Labbe and Lieu tenant Munroe, of the Seventy-second Highlanders, were wounded. Our men behaved admirably. . , We shall move to ward Sbutar Gordon Pass on Thursday, the 5th. ; - - - i London, December o. Detailed re ports of the fighting in Peiwar Pass show that the Afghans, who were posted in the woods, resisted General Roberts eecond movement on Peiwar Khotal most ob stinately. .' Sometimes tbey even aseftmed the offensive.' hard pressing the Aost advanced troops, until reinforcement came up." Not a single body of the Af ghans remained unbroken at the end of the day. The English lost ten killed and eight wounded. : ' ' :i" " Lahore, December 5. All is quiet in Khvber Pass. Reconnoissance has been made as far as Peshabolik,' .The Ameer is collecting levies near Cabul." Gener al Biddulph has advanced many nrtles northest of Quellah. The advance is easy and the nations friendly. ' ' t. .Benefactors, When a board of eminent physicians and chemists announced the discovery that by combining some well known val- uuable remedies, the most wonderful medicine 'was produced, ' which' would cure such a wide range of diseases that most all other remedies could" be dis pensed with, , many were 'sceptical but proof of its merits by actual trial Has dispelled 1 all doubt, and to-day the dis coverers of that gieat medicine, FJop Bitters, are honored and blessed by all as benefactors ' Weue8S a weedins out amonp it officials in charge of the Ohio Petlifen- tiarv would prove to be a . move iu . the right direction. - Charges of drunften ness have" been made against snrne of the officers, "ardaccotd'in'g to the J&juir'- e; "the instKirtiou teems racked with jealousy and1 dW rueU.?v Written for The Spirit of Democracy. From Switzerland Township i " : December 2, 1878. Ed. SrtRrrt A few days Bince while looking over the Columns of The SpirIt, my eye! happened to fall on the letter from Switzerland township. At first I was greatly puzSIed to know who in our midst bad the moral courage and mental capacity to write ah article for a paper , but .upon reading I found that it was "Correspondent" who had seized his lit erary quill and dashed off that famous letter which, no doubt, tnany readers of The Spirit have long since committed to memory. The schools of the township and vi cinity seem to bein a flourishing condi tion. Joseph Jeffers is swaying the birch of justice in the Centennial district. . . W. D. Githens has changed his occu pation as farmer for that of school teach ing, and is teaching his first term in the Wheeler district He is sn enterprising young man and will no doubt meet, with unbounded siiccess.. Dr. W. B. Starkey is teaching in the Switzer district The Dr. is a good instructor and has a well organized school. There has been a great deal of sick nesa in this neighborhood for the past few weeks. James Gates has been very sick, but is convalescing. Mrs. Gaw has been suffering from typhoid fever, but is now on the mend. The community last week was called to mourn the loss of Mrs. Nancy Gates, . perhaps one of the oldest inhabitants of the township. Sbe, with her husband, moved in here some 60 years ago, when the country was yet an unbroken forest, and up to the time of her death she resided In the; same place. ., As I have perhaps written too much I will close by saying, if any person desires to know who wrote this let him ask ' ''. : ' Me. (Noble County Republican, 6th tort.) ' Death ot a Noted Character. . Last week, at his home, on the Lit tie Muskingum, near the small post-town of Bloomfield, Washington county ,there died one of the most noted characters of this part of Ohio, William Snively. He located on the Little Muskingum, over ntty years ago, and took up one hundred and sixty acres of land, all o which, with the exception, of a small potato patch, is uncleared, and as wild as when he first located it, A man of great mechanical genius, he built a forge and was noted among the honest class of people as a splendid blacksmith and gun maker. . But his talents were not entire ly devoted to a legtimate avocation, for he, in a very few years acquired a reputa tion as one ot the most skillful counter feiters west of the mountains. : He was too smart to attempt the passage of his spurious money, bat. his location was known to every counterfeiter and horse thief in Ohio and West Virginia, who made his house and the many secret hi ding places he had scattered, around through the woods, a rendezvous to get counterfeit money ,and hide stolen goods. Of a very miserly and avaricious dispo sition, he was never known to spend a cent of rnony for the commonest necessa ries of life. ; He has been known to eat a frugal meal of corn-bread and milk, in the morning and walk to Marietta and back, a distance of twenty-two miles each way, and carry back with him fifty or a hundred pounds of iron, and without breaking his Jfast. - For the last fifteen years he has added largely to his boar ded gains by the lllicia distilling liquor. He died at the age of eighty-five after an illness of but a few days, and what is the most harrowing to his relatives and has aroused the curiosity of the community, is that he went into eternity without re vealing where his hoarded wealth was stored, the lowest estimate of which is $100,000, and up as high as $160,000. For mnnv a vear to come treasure hun ters will be found at . the dead hour ot night digging into. the bowels of what what once his laud, in the remote hope of securing and enjoying the counter feiters misers ill-gotten wealth. : Mrs. Lockwood, the lady ; lawyer of Washington, called by other lawyers Judge Lockwood, has a practice worth Dve luousana aouars a year. 45 Years Before fhe Public. ; i r "the. GENUINE . DR. C. MoLANE'S CELEBRATED LIVER FILLS, FOR. THE CURE OF Hepatitis, or Liver Complaint, ' ' frrartrsiA and sick kbadachk, Symptoms of a Diseased Liver PMN in tie right side. Under the edge' ! of the ribs, , increases on pressure; sometimes the pain is in the left side;' .the patient is rarely' able to lie on the" left side; sometimes the pain is felt under the shoulder blade, and it frc quently extends to the top of the shoul der, and is sometimes mistaken for rheumatism in the arm. The stomach is affected with loss of appetite ana sickness ; the bowels- is general are' costive, sometimes alternative with lax, the head is troubled with pain, accon panied with a dull, heavy sensation in' the back part. There is generally a , considerable loss of memory, accort'j panied with a painful sensation of hav ing left undone something which ougfVt to have been done. A slight, dry cougft is sometimes an attendant, - The patie&t . complains of weariness and debility; he is easily startled, his feet are cold- or burning, and he complains- of a priclfy sensation of the skin; his spirits- are low; and although he is satisfied that exercise would Be beneficial fo him, yet be can scarcely summon tip forti tude enough to try it In fact, he dis trusts every remedy. Several of the above symptoms attend the disease, but cases have occurred where few of them existed, yet examination of the body, after death, has shown the tiVER to have been extensively deranged. AGUE AID FEVER. ' ; Dr. C. McLane's Liver Pills, in cases of Ague and Fever, when taken with .Quinine, are productive of the most happy results. No better cathartic can be used, preparatory to, or after taking Quinine. We would advise all who are afflicted with this disease to give them a fair trial- ror aa dijious aerangemenis, ana as a simple purgative,- feey are unequaled. 1 BEWARE 0 IITATI03rS. ; The genuine are neVer sugar coated.-, ; . Every box has a red wax seal on the lid, with the impressiott ft- McLane's Live Pills. ' ' . The genuine McLane's fjtfER Pitts bear ' the signatures of C. McLane and Fleming Bros, on the wrappers. ; , Insist upon having the genuine Da. C SIcLane's Liver ills, prepared by Fleming Bros., of Pittsburgh, Pa., the market being full of imitations of the name McLnniy spelled differently, bat- Mime pronunciation.- inneS5,'78i'. SHERIFF'S SALES. SHERIFF'S SALE, j i , James Butler ' vs. - - Henry Neuhart et tlx. BY virtns of a Certain order of sale toned from the court of common pleas ithin and for the county of Konroe and 8tate of Ohio, in a oaee pending in (aid cottrt between the above named psrties,nd to me direoted. I will offer for sale at pnblio auction at the east door of theoonrt house" in Woodsfleld, on Saturday, the 28lk day o2)eSem6er,1878, between the hours of 10 o'clock . m. and 4 o'clock p. u.,of said day, the following de. scribed real estate situate ia llOtifoe county. Ohio, to wit: Commencing for the same on the leotida line seventy and twenty one hundredths poles south of northeast Corner of section thiity-six, township six and range six; thence west one hundred and twenty two and sev. enty six hundredth poles to the line divid ing said aeotion north , and south; thehee south with said line fifty .. two . and thirteen- hundredth poles to a post; thence east . on hundred And twenty two and seventy six one hundredths poles to the section line; thenoe north with seotion line fifty two and thirteen hundredths pole to place of beginning, containing forty acres. ' . Said property so ordered to be sold It ap praised at $700, and may sell for two thirds B of said appraisement Terms Of sale, cash be fore confirmation.' '? WBI. READ nov26,78w5. Sheriff M. C O. -r SHERIFF'S SALtii Wm. D. Lowery -. .. ' 1 Jas. H. McKe. ; on B T virtue of a certain order of sale Issued from the court of common: pleas within and for the county of Monroe, and State of Ohio in a case pending In said Coffrt between the above named partles.aad to me directed, I will offer for salt at pumle auction at the east door of the court hone ia WtfOdsfleld, on , ' - i Saturday, the Hit day oDreember ,1878, between the hours of 10 o'olook a. m. and 4 o'olook p, m., of said day Jhe following de scribed real estate situate ia Monroe County, Ohio, to wit: . .','. Lot number twenty.two in the towri f Calais." - ' f'-f ' Said property so ordered to be sold is ap praised at $600, and may sell for two thirds ot said appraisement. Terms of ale, one third oash on day of sale, and balance before confirmation. . WM. READ', novl978w5. V. V 8heriflM. C. OV ( , . ... SHERIFFS SALE. K - . , t Thomas Dillon ; "!v vs. Thomas Miracle et al, Trustees. A 6 Y virtue of a certain vend! exponas Issued out of the court of common pleas within and for the county of Monroe, and 8tate of Ohio, ia a ease pending in said court between the above named parties, and to me direoted, I will offer for sal at publie auction at the east door of the court house in Woodffield, on Saturday, the 2Ut day of December, 187S, between the hours of 10 o'olook a. ml and 4 o'olook p. m., of said day, the following de scribed real estate situate in Monroe county , Ohio,to-wt? , , A church building known as the United Brethren ia Christ's Ckurch,situate In Prank lin township, aud located on the southeast quarter of section twenty two, township six and range seven. - . - , , Said property so ordered to be sold is ap. praised at $275, and may sal) for two.tbirds of said appraisement. Terms of sale, one third on day of sale and balance before con. Urination... WILLIAM ESAD, , novl9,78w5. Sheriff M. C. O. . SHERIFFS SALE.. D. Gregg 4 Co. vs. . ; Sole, Goddard, et al. B T virtue of a certain alias o&ter of tale Is. sued from the eonrt ef common pleas within and for the eountf of Monroe, and State ef Ohio, in a case pending 4a laid oourt between the above named parties, and to me direoted, I will offer for ' sale at pnblio auction at the east door of the courthouse In Woodsfleld.en Saturday, the lith day of Decemier,1878, between the hours of .10 o'olook a. m. and 4 o'olook p. m.: of laid day, the following de- lorfted real estate situate ia Monroe county, Ohio, to wit: The south half of the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter and the northeaut quar ter of the northeast quarter of Section fourteen, township two of mage four esoept aboat tfcree acres sold out -of uid traot to Noah lie liter, containing fifty seven acres and being the farm on whioh said Sols and wife now reside, Said property so ordred to be sold is ap - yau m 9.V) t muM. umy mmtt vt .wv.iii.uo of said appraisement,, .Terms of sale, one. thir cash . on day f sale and, balance bo fore confirmation. ;- .: ..... s . v ,t . . - ..-.! f.kn, BEAD, x.oviV78w5l 'Sheriff. M. a 0. .:BrTa Maixoa , Att'ys. J t. i.. j .gin .-j ..it ti.t.i t - ' SHERIFF'S ..SALE.;a; ? Frederick. Muhleman .i', -c Samuel Landis 'aj. t virtu of a oertala' order Of laisi Issued from the court of oommon plai, wilhln and for the county of Monroe, and 8tteof Ohio, in a case pending in said oourt between the above named parties, and to me direoted. I will ofer for sale at public auction at tht east door of the court houae in woodsfleid,on Saturday, the Uth day 9 J-ecem6cr,1878, between the hour of 10 o'olook a. tn. and 4 o'olook . ar- of aaid day, the following de. scribed rear estate situate ta Monro county, Ohio, to wits' " ' :. v. ; :r., , The1, sodtheasti auartei of the northwest quarter of -eeotibn thirty-one, township three of range three, (except tww- wwee s of the noithwest corner formerly owned by William Cain;)alw), begihtung at the northwest oorner of the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section thirty-one, township .three of range threes thence tooth ten rode to a stake thence south fifty-one and three-fourth degrees east twelve rods to a atsfce in Negro Bun; thenoe. ontn eevenvy.uiree ovgroes east thirty-three rods to a dtake thenoe a northerly course twenty five rodr to the line running east and west through-the center of the northeast quar ter of said section thirty one; thenoe west with said line forty-five rods to the place of begin ning, containing five aores; also, a part of the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of aeotion thirty one, township three of range three, beginning ibr the same at a stake in the quarter secutw line runninar north and south through the center of said sectiontLirty one, ten rods south of the northwest oorner of the southwest quarter tof the northeant quarter of saia secaon twrty pne; thenoe south fifty on and three fourth degrees east three chains to' stake inNegro Run; thence sOuth seventy tawe degrees east seven and" sixty-five httdWdtb chains to a stone on bank of tun theaoe'iftttth eight degrees went fourteen' and siKty-five hundredth chains to a rtone;thenoe north eighty , seven and a half dtegreerwest eiit chains to a stone near an ash tree;- thenoe north two and a half degrees east eighteen and twenty-eight hundredth chains to the place of beginning, containing about fourteen acres, in all about fifty-seven acres: . i Said property so ordered to be sold Is ap praised at $526, aud may sell for two. thirds of said appraisement. Terms of sale one third down on day of sale, and balance before confirmation. WM. MAD, : aovl2.'78w5, Sheriff Ut 6. ! UOiNTKfi & Mauoet, dtty'Bi v--SHERIFFS SAL1S, r Elizabeth X. Wslhr '; ' ' vs. I t Robert McAbit tl al. n jm x ' virtue lof a oertaln'VrfeT of isle is Bu( sued from the court of oomnon pleas with in and for the county ot Monroe, and (State of Ohio, in a oase pending in said court feet 'J the above named parties, and to me dlmW, I will offer for sal at cubit autffow at t&rv - eastdoorof the court house 'in iff oedsneld.oi oaiuraay, ine mm aay of Uectmtnf,zm9f- t between the hours of 10 o'clock a.m. aw 'clook p. m. of Mid day, the foUowruc dW scribed real estate situate te Monroe county, Ohio, t w r y 'if! I The- northeast ejurtovof the irathweit quarter of aeotion fifteen, township two of ' range four, coBtatningoWy roe uwi or less. Said property so ordered to be oid.lsiorv' praised at $350, and may sell for two-thfrdr of said ' appraisement ."Tereis '"iseT ile7TlW" third oath and ball no before oolmat)awJl!f Hostir & IfitLOHT, Atty'e.- k w" SHERIFF'S SALE; rriuiei J. W. Watson i"bo'. Elsy Rijgaret al , - 'rT,'t''t Tl'- vwa .... A iT virtue ot aoertaia order of sale. Issaadu) from the court of common pleas." within ana ror the county or Monroe, and Stale of Ohio, in a case pending in said court betera the above named parties, and lo me dftefttSt I will offer for Sale at public "auoWu at the . east door of the court house ia WoedaiUU, n Saturday,the 14 (A day of DccembctWS -'. between the hours of 10 o'olook, a?-aa4-'a4V 4 o'olook p. mn of said day, the followiag 4o scribed real estate situate ia Monroe oaaty,C' ' Ohio, tO-Wit: ::!-!.',; ,-Oh.nxt. (,0 . , The west half of the southeast quarter afO lection eighteen,- township three, range si,' containing seventy-two acres. ' ' ; "'- ' Alio, the northwest quarter of ; seotIonr . seventeen, township ' three" range tix.' eoa- , Uininv forlv anra: . - ." "'. Also, ten acres off the south end of the! , west half of the northeast , quarter . of seov ' tion eighteen, township three, racge alzvj lf0' . Said property so ordered to U sold is ap-.y praised as follows. ,i?.f)ita,v-,v11(i,.),y) First tract, at S1.U0. m c Second . 44(fe ( f-n-u tin jyttlr .fio '.'Third ' i' ISO. .iw-t ..!:! nO And may sell for two-thirds of said appraise ment. ..i ? t ..-..!.:.,, v fi. ait., to Taaxs o Situ One-third caih on day of sale and the balance befoie confirmation. ,; WM. KXAD.A : aovi2,'78wS. . .. Bheriff M C, O.' Okit aOirr, Att'jrs. SHERIFF'S 8ALE. . Pollock, Anshutj, .. T v VI. ' tl 4 - J e' 'Ut Andrew Snear.1 ' ' I 0 33 A. B1 T virtue of a certala exooutloa issued. - from the court of common pleas, within and for the county of Monro, aad Btato.t Ohio, in a eaae pending ta said court tatweea the above named partiei, and to aie direoted1 f will offer for sale at publio. auction at the east door of the oourt house in Woodsaeld, on iliu ,i:;.lslrrJM)'tt Saturday,the Uth day of December? IS78 botween the hours of 10 o'olook a. m. aadep O'olook p. m of aaid dayr the following dev sbrihed real estate, situate la Monroe toastfC Ohld,t0wit: ' ". 5 5 r X part 'of the aortheas quarter .Hjf Ihat southeast quarter of seotion twentyafae, township two of rango thre, beginning for the same at a stone at the inn thfrtv-twor rods east of the southeast corner of the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter of said1 section tweutralnV-Uwnshfa: taw. ' of range threes fheno weet Vortr coda o the southwest eevnor of satd -lot; thenoe north about eighty rodi o tkw notthweat eormorwft said lot; thenoe out ehhteea, rods to tail. run; thenoe dowa tho meanders of s W ;fwa to the plaoe of beginning,, containing twelve acres two rods and fourteen and a, half fear" ches. . k:; ' i Iim., ' Said property so orders'? to be solo! is ap praised at MlO, and mtf tH tor1 two-third of saM appraisement, i lorms' of aalo, taah) before confirmation. s -' aovllaws. ... . . . Sheriff M. C. Ot . Brawns ft Oaiesr, An'Si- i V t-ii.y. .nii'i ( ;; SHERIFFS SALEi,; A . i il l , JacoVTr'uej ef al (i otr .. ; ; . . 'i vs. "" Rschel Truex et al lAfS .X . ...... .tT8ia .'. B T virtu of a certain order of sate id' par titioa issued from- th cbVft tfttmzjHl pleaa, within aud to ifee ootusfy as Mevrow, and State of Ohio, in a Case pbdleg-ln said court between the above natnetf parties; aaC'' to me direoted, I Wilt aflsf Jor sale at publio auction at the east door of th' oourt. hosae in Woodsfield.:on ' ' ;;-"'-t Saturday, Uth dayfofl(6emberWl34 1 between- the hours of lOVcflbck at nil and o'olook p. mj of said day, the following de. soritteareai estate, wane- m Moartrooaji ty,Ohio,U-wit:- ,V '! Y.'A'V ,v ' ..rhe-soatheaat quarter 01 the aetf;Vi quarter of lettlofe nineteea,; township four' of range four, containing-: thirty nine- m4 ninety seven and a .half hdndrodtk aoresi except about one half aero sold for aehoel , house lot, and also, exoept one and, (ty-aiaa hundredth aores, deeded by Jacob Trata U., Sln-1 MoSlroy. h..-ii h-n-.t ' uo il Also, the southwest quartelr Of the soaUk; west quarter or seotidu- alntd; towaahlp four of range four, oontaitilhg oot, forty and forty hundredth acres. , .. ,r,,. (1 ., 1 Abo a certala piece pdrchkkd' rnm;Tho4 J. Mobley, beginning at the south West eon? of the north wost quartor of th. aouthweai quarter of said section; thenoe- xiorth with the seotion lino about sixty two and a half rods to a beech; . thence north sevtotry-sfghf . degrees east six and seven tenth fedi ie a whit oak; 1 thenoe nortk thirty two and a half dsgreea east seventeen - aad six -tenth rods, to small beech at the m of the cove; thmor south seventy tbre' t--rt west two arid a fourtirrods to heh;t-,.ee soutn eleven ana two inu roor to'a 'caocaj ( hemlock; thenoe soaltt ibirr cnTUll eleven and a fourth' rod W a" white oak; thenoe south forty and a bal degrea. Blneteen' and ooe-tcnth tods to a Sfv? thenoe east abou forty fivo rods ttaaittldw of said- lot; thenwe , south, about ttdityjilB rods ttrKfe southeast oorner of said lot; theneo west about eighty rods, adjoining tho first laeatiansd lot, tt tko place of beginning oontaiiDf about twenty acres. w ,f Also, a certain piece" of land bought from' Elias fragfsr, adjoining- the former piooosv ituato on the east sido of thoraoathoast quarter of seotion twenty .fire of laid tow. s'hijh akdi range,- lying prtnolpalry(B thw northeast,-- corner f v saSd qjaarttr potion, bounded ar (ollowa;.' Jeaioig,'rat j'wbUo' walnut at tnO itOrth blink of 8uaftsh roe oi the lower eWe of h- ran; theaoa down said creek Uw- sodtW eighty degrees cent twelve aad a half tods to a Balm . of Oilaad Uee on the seotion line; thenoe north with the seitiott line OMe huudred aad twentv-five' and a half rods to the northeast aprner of'' aaid quarter sdotion; thenoe west ; one j dred and thirteen, rods with, or on the aorta end of aaid quarter aeotion lias to the afoto-v said run; thenoe down th4 meanderiig Of said run to the place of beginnlnsontaining-fortv-two aorea mora or leas, which will- make the three piecea ioiotly -centals ayut" one hundred aud two acre? more or lesi.- Said property so ordrd to be sold' If rap' pralitfd at $ 1.800. kd may wl:fof firitalrds of said appraisements .!'sl-i' 1-: f . Tsana or aa-Oue-third .Cteh' oaV day Of sale; one-third ia oao year aad- oae'thttrV In' two years from day of sale;- Ike deforrrK paymenU to be seoOMd' by mortgage oa thtf premltes sold. .r.n i- -s -. i.'it. :j j c , W"d RBAD , wt12,'78w5. SheritPlttCOd Uaataif & Uatui Atfy..