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1 BE1V H 3 'TO BPIK OP -; , . . . 1 r V' ' ' . , , .i ,, . .1 1 i - t ,' ;- ; . ' ' ' ' : ... , " : - Jamtig Ietospper--ei!ot!) to oItlits, JoRign anb omts& '$fclM, fiterafurt, lc girts ano Frances, gfocation; l&iliure, MnxMs, Amusements k VOLUME XXXVII. WOODSFIELD, MONROE COUNTY, OHIO. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14,1880 NUMBER 31. : 9 r: THE SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY. PUBLISHED .EVERY TUESDAY. H B XT ItST Bi -WB S T, , PROPRIETOR. C2TOFFICE West Side of Main Street, two door North of tbe Public Square. TERMS: n oopv, one yoar, XJne oopy, sir ..months, . . tne oopy, three months, fainirla eoOT. . i'. ' I 1 60 ,75 , 50 " 5 tSrSubsoHptloM can be commenced at any time. ' Advertising states: ' tfneiqtNireAllJ. line.) one week, $100 tjno square, two months, : 00 h. .nn.M llirM miwthl. 5 00 -1 r. .V . ' IT Una square, six monins, t)ne square, one y eta, t)ne eighth column, one month, t)ne eighth column, three months, tone eighth ooiumn, six months, . tone eighth column, one year, tone fourth column, one month,' tone fourth ooiumn, three months, . " tone fourth column, six months, , , . One fourth eolnmn one year, . . irne half ooiumn, one month, )ne half column, three months, -tone half column, "Six months, .Ono half column, one year,: ' ""One column,, one week., Vne column, one month, . "One column, three months, 'Ona ooiumn. six months, 7 00 10 00 5 00 10 00 15 00 20 00 7 50 15 00 20 00 30 00 10 00 20 00 30 00 sn 00 10 00 15 00 30 00 45 00 SO 00 , BTXenal advertisements oharged at the rata Hf one dollar per square for first insertion, and Hfty cents for eanh snhequent insertion. Administrator's or Exeoutot's, Attachment and Road Notices, 3 00. ' ' Local Notices, per, line, first insertion, 10 nts, and five oents per line for eaoh additional "week. t r. ATTORNEYS, ALLEN E. HILL, Attorney, it. Uw & Notary Public, WOODSFIELD, OHIO. Offlon or er Pope & Cutle's Drug Store. awhSOoOTl., - . IVIlXIlfll II. COWKE, Attorney at Law & Notary Public, WQODSFIEL Dt OHIO. Office OTer Ketterar Ik Hoeffler's store, S. W erner of Pnblio Square. - Nor. ll, '79-1t. Ml w. nT.r.lHT t. t. HOLtlSIBB DOLLISTER & DOLLISTER, JL 1 1 o tt e j s a t L a w , WOODSFIELD; OHIO. ; Will praotioe In Monroe and adjoining conn ties. . . teb20,77T. ATTORN KY: AT LAW, "Wootlsfleltl, Oliio Will vraotice in the Courts of Monroe and adja'ning eonnties Offioe orer Ketlerer & moh2,'80. . Hoeffier's store. .... AVM. Fm OltEY, . ATTORNEY AT LAW Ann- Wi 1 praotioe in Monroe and adjoining conn ties. Offioe sonth e f Pnblio Square, formeily ocupied by, Hollister & Qkey. feb24,80. ATTORNEY. AT LAW rTv,,:-v'.'-:. NOTARY PUBLIC, ,-t JSSW'MATAMORAS, OHIO. CTOffloe in Mays', building.. , apr3,80n)6 WiiS. WIXiB T, PROSRCIJTI3G ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY ; AT L A W, RE AL. c ' ESTATE AGENT, 5(0$e up stairs in the Court House.) HEW M4llTiX8fIl.LE,WESTTA. jan29,,78f.' -F. eriieos.,.. i, dbioos Pro. Attorney. . , srsinns & DRIGGS, Attorneys and Counsellora at Law " fc? i ' And Claim . Agents, .... WOODSFIELD, OHIO. ;.'s OrrioUp stairs in Court Houso, . apr26,'74. , - - " a. J. PiAasojf .v.-; ...... iliuter Commmiontr, ' ,J0B W.DOHBBTT, PEARSON DOHERTT,' " ATTO RNEYS AT' LAW, f Offioe Sonth of P.iblio 8quare.) "W0 O D S B I E L D, O H 10. Will praotioe in Monroe and adjoining conn- ties, juiy, OT, ;i ..... : w. r. Boi"tta.. a r."1 ... ': W. B. MAI-LOBT . ; ... i Kotary Pnbljo nCNTER e& MAXLOIlY, ATTORNEYS AT LA W, -Orrics Southwest, corner PnbHo, . Square WOOD8FIELD, OHIO. . Will praotioe in Monroe and adjoining wuntles., apr28.'74T.- HILLINERY GOODS, ft . . c..! Ibave fust received a nioe stock of . Hats Bonnets, Collars, RlDbons, Flowers," end other articles conneoted with a Millinery Establikhnrtttt.' Call and examine uy stock . ADELA COOPER. mtv'SOT. T. PEKNIJ(OtOJr, General Fire Life & Accident "INSURANCE AGENT, Bellaire, Ohio, Risks taken in Ohio and W. Va, Sellable Cash and Mutual Companies represented decl6,'7T. W" NOTARY PUBLICj- ffBS undersigned, having neen appointed 1 Xotary Public, wdnld Inform his Mends, and th public, generally, ' that he is prepared to til Pensioners BUnks. admin ister Oaths, Uke Depositions, acknowledge Deeds, Mortgager, and ether Instruments o' wrlttn. JOHN JEFFERS. prl8r'7r ; 3eaUsvUle. Monroe Co. Ohio i PHYSICIANS, . W. FOSTER, to. I. . Physioian and Surgeon, Malaga, Monroe County, Ohio. Jnly 1, 1873 T. T. II. ARMSTRONG. M. !.. Phynlciau anil Surgeon. YVUUU&rl&liU, uuio. fjTOffiae over Pope & Castle's drng store. ; Jy6,75t. ; I) It. B . 1 E X N I E. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, BEAX.LS'VII-XiB, OHIO. . Office in the Armstrong property. apr30,'78r. , . . Physician and Surgeon, 4LM COVE, Wathinqton Tp, Monro County, Ohio. All calls promptly attended to. during the dy or night. febZ3.'69. Ill, Jk, to, COVEKT, Physician and; Surgeon, Aiillock,21ouroe (o.,lii. mayll.'SOr. : t. w. xasob . L. XASOV OltS.CJ. W. MAS OX A SON, ' Physicians and Surgeons, 3TAFFOSD, JIONBOK CO., OHIO. Office in Drug store, febll,'79T. A, I. DORR, Physician and Surgeon. wobbsi'iELn, omo. Office oue door north f Q B. Hill's resi dence AH oalls attiuded, day or night. aprl3,'80. DR. K. I.. ST V. W A BID, Physician and Surgeon, MILTONSBURG, OUIU. All oalls promptly attended during the day or night. Office one door south of Stont's Hotel. aprlVBOrl. I. P. FAKQUI1AR. JI. D, (Formerly of Zanes? ilie, Ohio,) Physician and Surgeon," Office and residenoe In the Walton property, 'WOODSFIELD, OHIO. Haring looated at the above place, offers his Professional serrloes, where he 'hopes by close attention to business to merit publlo conQdenoe and patronage. ' Chronio Disease reoeiye speoisl attention. " ' Hay4,75T ; Man si o h'ITo trs et'H JOHN A.. "WATSON, : : Proprietor. GRAYS ILL. 12, OHIO. THIS house fnrnfshes good accommoda tions to the traveling pnblio, and very reasonable biUs are oharged. Good care ta ken of horsea. , jolj27,'80m3, Has reopened his SILVHiESJrllTK asp ' JEWELRY STORE 4t the residenoe of his father, Thomas Ford, at the north end of Main street,' where he is prepared 10 repair Clocks, Watches and Jew. elry. He has a stock of jewelry on hand which he is selling at cost. If you want work done m a workmanlike manner, at fair rates, give meaoall. mayl8,'80. -GO TO- E. DENOON & SONS " ,0B Queen sware, Qrooerles Candies and Confeotioneries.whioh they will sell at the lowest prioes. Go and see them, next door to the Star Hotel. This is the largest and best Hotel In tbe connty. First class accommodations furnished board ers and travelers. Extra care taken of horses. JuneS9,80. p eota oles. TOO vat FISCD BRAZILIAN & FRENCH SPECTACLES. II. Miller has receivod a fine seleoted stock of Bbaxiliah and Fbench Qlassbs to suit La. dies and Oents from 12 to 90 years of age, for near sighted eyes, weak eyes, or anr pur pose vou wish. H. MILLER, No 338 rjnion street, opposite B. tt O. Dvpol and opposite Bellaire Tribune offioe, Bbll aibb,Ohio. ' P. 8 Mr. Miller understands the Speota- ole line as well as any optioian in Amerioa. )ulrl3,'80m3. PROBATE NOTICE. A CCODNT3 od vouohers have been filed In the Probate Conrt of Monroe Connty, Ohio, by the following Executors, Admlnis. trators and Gnardiaos, to wit: Second and final acoonnt of Margaret Mlohel Adm'x of the estate of John Michel, deo'd feonnd partial acoonnt of John Barkhalter . Oaardi&n of Henrr and Theodore Bark halter, minors final as to Hepry. First partial account of Theodore H. Melott Executor of the will of Levi Melon, deo'd. First partial aooount of Joseph M. Cline Er'r of the will of Henry Cline, deo'd. Fourth and final aooount of J. M. Twinem Adm'r of the estate of Thomas Bothwell, . deceased ........ .. . . First and final acoonnt of Michael Bonghner Adm'r of the estate of Thomas MoCoy, deceased. First and final account of Miohael Bonghner Suardian of Julia A Uhaw, deceased, ml nor heirs-. First and final aooount of Miohael Beughner Adm'r of the estate of Jacob Truex, deo'd First partial aooount of T. L. Twinem Adm'r of the estate of Thomas C. Peon; dee'd. Anv person interested may file written exoeitlons to said accounts, or any item there. of, on or before the 25th day of September next, when the same will be finally heard and continued from day to day nntil disposed of. - R. K. WALTON, ao24.'j0w . .. Probate Judge M. C. O. CLEONE GRAY. BT LIZZIE H. MULHEKN. I loved her so tenderlv nnd well, lured her, it seemed to me.from oar childhood, and going abroad I bad carried her fair young face with me as my sweetest memory and my taliseAi agiinst temp tation. Coming home at the end of five years, this was tbe story that met me : Gay, my handsome, haughly brother, was doomed to fill a drunkard's grave, and Cleone Gray's faithlessness had driven him tff it. - She bad given him her promise to be bis 'wife, then coolly, deliberately broken her engagement. After that his descent had been rapid, and this was the end death. "Will yon tell her I am dying, Don glass?" he said; "tell her that to see her face is my last wish on earth?" I think no two brothers loved each other better than Guy and I. We were singularly alike in appearance, but 1 though the younger, was stronger, more determined, firmer in character than ever Guy could be. He, naturally noble, gen tie and generous, was easily led by any stronger will, continually making good resolutions and breaking them. I bad met Cleone Gray more than once ; but in ray bitter anger had avoided her cs much as possible, merely bowing my thanks when she welcomed me back, barely touching the slender white hand she offered me. She must have read the scorn in my eyes ; but Her proud, cairn tace gave no sign She looked nt me gravely almost pityingly, it seemed then turned quietly away. Once anain she had come to me and aid her hand on my arm. "Douglass," she said gently, "why do vou avoid me r We used to oe mends ypais ago playmates in onr ciiiiunooa Douglas, can it be you think I am the cause of Guv's Guy's " She' uaused and raised her eyes to mine, as u. trying to read my mousinia. Oh. God! In that moment I realized how. passionately, even deeming her un worthy, I loved ber. But I was strong strong m rnv man hood and my prideand I would crush it to death, even if my heart died with it. Ah, did I crush it ? Pacing my room with restless footsteps I realized all Cleone Gray was to me. I hent over ber now. "One question, Cleone," I said; "did vou promise to nccome uuy s wiie Did his ring encircle vour finger 'Yps. I promised to become his wife " Then refused to fulfill your engage ment: took hack vour promise and wrecked his life ?" Her face crew pale, her lips curved hanahtilys she raised her eyes to mine "I am judged already," she said cold- ly; "but by what right I know not, ex cept the right of presumption. .'And you can say tiiis to me you, Cleone Gray, who brought my brother my handsome, gifted brother, to the death he is dying " Her . face grew white, her red lips trembled, but her self-control never failed her. ,"Mr Vernon forgets that he ought to be a geDtleman, as he forgets I am a ladv ' 1 - ; i j Without another word I turned away, and now I stood beside the death bed of Guy, and heard him calling: Clepner-Cleone J". .,,.,. , . , ''YoU wish to see her yoii shall," I said then. "Can you forgive her.Guy ?" He looked at me, then smiled. "You do not know what you are talk ing about. Forgive Cleone Gray ?" and be smiled again. He may live till morning, the doc tor said, "and he may . not see twelve o'clock." Douglass, could I only see her once a . ..M a again," ne sail, "un, my lost loves my darling!" You shall see her, Guy. I will go for her" It was her birthttight, and I knew I would find ber at home. She was stand- ng under the gasliaht wben I entered, and she came forward to meet me. . Even Mien her rare, fair beauty thrilled me, nnd 1 noticed tne clustering lilies in ber breast and hair. "Guy is dying," I said; "be wishes to V- VTT-11 . en see von, miss liray. win you come r God knows I did not mean to be even cruel then, and I was simply biutal, but I did not realize it till I saw how her face blanched white as death. In a moment she recovered ber&elf, though she still trembled slightly. "I will come, but not at present ; I cannot leave my guests Just yet awhile." She bowed coldly and turned away, and I felt dismissed.- Guy looked at me with eager, ques tioning eyes when I entered. "She did not come, but sue will. My darling Is very proud, Douglass; bnt she will come to me before I die. Ah, Cleone, how I loved you. yet even lhat love could not save me. My poor, proud love." . . I went over to the far end of the room ana sat down in tne snaaow, ana leaned my head on my band, my soul filled with an awful bitterness. Suddenly there was the sound of light footsteps, then the door opened and Cleone Gray came in. . She was still in her ball dress of creamy silk, the lilies si ill nestled in her breast ana hair, for tne long cloak she had wrapped around her fell from her shoulders as she kneeled beside the bed. She did not notice me in the shadow as she bent over him and puBbed the damp curls trom bis brow "My love my love!"' he said, "the struggle is over, but Cleone, believe me, I tried hard to keep this last promise trjpd and failed. It is belter I should die; I would never be worthy of your love. - When thai "could not save me was doomed." "You wili not die, Guy," she said, sofllv. "voa will live and strive once again, and at last, ray love, you will con quer." . "Never," he said, his voice growing weaker; "but bad you married me, Lie one, had you been have saved me." my wife, it would ".Never, tiuv. If to win mo you would no resist temptation, bow mnch less when I were won ? Ah, to li ve me, dear, I prayed morning and night that at length your manhood would assert itsflf, and that you would forever con quer the demon drink. Guy, I have wept in passionate anguish when you came lo me flushed with wine. Think yen, dear, it was no pain, no humiliation to me, to know that to win my band you could not, .pardon me, Guy, keep sober one short year r Ah, Guy, do not. blame me that I saved myself one degredalion, that 1 shrunk from being "A drunkard's wife," he said slowly Then after a short silence : "Could you forgive me again, Lleoner "Yes, forgive you and hope for you still. Guy, such love as mine is JDoOi;uouml"r lcau8!' easilyltitled - Haver-not done all iTtWBWn could to save you? Oh, roy love, my love, you will never know all I suffered, .all a loving woman ran suffer and be silent." "It is over now," he said softly, then draw'mg down her head he kissed her gently. "Good-by, my love. I was not wor tby of you, nor would 1 ever be Kiss me again. Cleone, my love. Good-by gooa-by! I sprang to tbe bedside as she pressed her warm JKung Hps to his, and I saw the shadow of death had fallen over him. "Guy Guy!'' she cried. "Oh, my love !" and then as his soul passed to its Maker sha fell senseless at my feet. I went abroad again after the funeral, and a year passed before I saw Cleone Gray again ; then 1 went to her and told her of my .love, and asked her to give me hone. 'For his sake you are very dear to me now, Douglass, but, oh, I loved him well." Another year passed, and then I asked her again, and ber sweet eyes drooped beneatli roioe. "I Moved Guy well," she said, "but 1 think I love you even better," and kiss ing her lips I knew I had won the price less love of Cleone Gray'B heart. Tuesday, October lSlli Is election day. Garfield's Conspiracy and the Na tion's Gratitude. New York World, August 23 1880. A bill to reduce Joint Resolution, No. 37, 1st . Ses sion, 39. h Con gress. Approved April 21, 1866. Congress i o n a 1 Globe, Part V., P 42?. v ; T.tle. Joint res olulion expressive of the thanks of and improve the military e s ta b lisbment by dis charging one major-general, in troduced by Mr. G Bold.. J an ., 13,1868. Congre s sl o n a 1 lilobe, 4Utli Uon gress,2d Session. Part I p. 489. Be It Enacted, Congress to Maj General Winfield S, Hancock : fec. The army of the United States shall be reduced by Resolved, by the Senate and Hous of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress As sembled. That in a d d i t i o n to the thanks heretofore voted by joint res olution, approed January 28, 1864, to Msj r General Meade, Maj Gen. Oliver O. Howard and to tbe officers the discbarge from the military service ot the major-general who was tbe ast commissioned in that grade before January, 1868, to take effect from the passage hereof, so luere shall be but four i major-generals in tbe army. (The junior mnjor- general was Han cock.) anil, unlriiprn of the Armv of the Potr. Garfield to Hins dale, page 183 of Bundy's "Life of Garfield." Yen were sur mac' for the skill and heroic valor i which at Gettys burg repulsed, de feated and drove back broken and. dispirited the vet ran army ot the re bellion, the grati tude of the Ameri can people and the thanks of their Rep resentatives in Cong-ess are likewise due and are here by tendered to Major-General . Win field S. Hancock for bis gallant.mer itorious and " con spicuous share in that great and de cisive victory. prised that I Intro duced the Hancock bill; so was I I in troduced the Han cock bill not so nvuch for the pur pose of passing it as to show him bow completely he was n our bands. tSJ-TAe thirteenth, fourteenth ", and fifteenth amendments of the Constitu tion of the United Slates, embodying the results of the war, are inviolable. Hancock's Letter of Acceptance. Talk Without Money. , About a week ago the World publish ed -the offer of a gentleman represented by Mr. Rorke, the newsdealer of Fulton street and Broadway, to bet (2,000 or more that Hancock will he elected, and the same amount tnat New York will give him a majority of 20,000. Mr. Sheridan Shook professed himself wil ling to accept the bets mentioned. The gentleman who made tbe offers was seen yesterday and said to a reporter: "1 went np to see Mr Shook on Wednes day night with the money prepared to make my bets I fonnd him in the bar of tbe Union Place Hotel, and going up to him said I understood be wanted to bet against Hancock. - He said yes, and pulling out $100 said he would bet me 8100 that be would stake more against Hancock than I would against Garfield. I put down 8100 and said I would take the bet, but he pulled back his 8100 and said, 'No, let us have a drink, and if vou will meet me at tbe Metropolitan Hotel at 9 :30 p. m. we can arrange tbe bets.' I agreed and afterwards met bim at tbe Metropolitan Hotel at the appoin ted time. He began by telling me that he had got into trouble by betting with people who. had afterwards sued him for nis winnings, i at once onerea to give bim ample security on that point. But he said he didn't like to bet that way that he bad deposited a lot of money with Kelly & Bliss, of Twenty-eighth street, to be bet on his account At Relley & Bliss's no even, bets could be had. I have already made some bets of amounts under 500 on Hancock's elec tion. eiving odds of 20 per cent-" N. X. World, mMnsl. AETHUK! THE TAIIOF TIiFrADICAI TICKET! Tbe Custom House Swindler the Boss of tbe Gang! and Kicked Oat or Office Sherman! by John REPUBLICAN TESTIMONY he Life of Hon John Sherman pagfs 233, 234, 235, 236, says: r 'Tbe Secretary of the Treasury had communicated to Mr Arthur the causes ly inus oy air. anerman : J. uat gross aouses bad continued and increased dur ing Mr. Arthurs administration; that persons were paid who rendered little or no service ; office expenses was increas -J 3 , t . . . eu anu revenue aimmisnea, onoes were received by subordinates; want of co operation with efforts to correct these abuses. Stiil Mr. Arthur made serious complaints of the injustice of bis remo val, Iben Mr. Sherman offered induce ments for him to resign, but he declined, lest if might seem to be a confession of guilt "After the ejection of the nomina tions, Mr Arthur continuing in office, every effort was made by the Depart ment to secure his co-operation in need ed reforms, but without success. "That the reader may have a full view of the evils to be cured in New York.as well as tbe importance of a remedy, some of the evidences are here recited as ihey were reported to the Depart ment "As to gratuities in the nature of bribes: "The evidence takeu shows that most of tbe witnesses who were inter rogated on this point, stat.-d that gratu ities were constantly received. It was in testimony with regard to inspectors, that they were anxious to be eenttodis' charge steamers rather than sailing ves sels, because they were paid by the own ers of the steamships a gratuity of from ten to fifty dollars technically called boose money.' Tbe agent of one of these lines stated that thirty dollars was paid to each inspector discharging their steamers, as 'house money. The agent of another testified that perqaisities were constantly paid to Inspectors for dis charging vessels; that the ehrrter the time the vessel was to be in port, the larger the amount paid ; that the inspec tors received a gratnitv for permitting the vessel to discbarge before the cus tom bouse permit reached the ship ; that if these fees were not paid, th3 inspec tor had it in his power to delay tbe ves sel in many ways; and that it wss mere ly a question between the owner and the Jlnfiifiiot.aa tojio.w mnch it was worth Ht the foimet- to obtain these facilities that is, whether it was cheaper to pay the inspector a ' gTaluity for obtaining these facilities, than lo have him ttand upon the strict Utter of the law, and throw obst'U'.'tions in bis way. It was also in testimony that other irregular fees were constantly received by inspec tors, called 'hatchets' and 'bones' 'hatchets being fee9 received from mer chants for the privilege of holding their goods on the dock, instead of going in to the general order store at once; and 'bones' being fees paid by passengers for favors extended to tbem at the ex amination of the'r baggage. With re gard to weighers, it was testified that there was a complete list of irregular fte3 adopted by all of tbem to be exac led of erchanti for su pl) ing copes of weights. Fhese fees ranged from two cents to thirty cents a ton for weighing iron and other metals, and a schedule upon which the foreman of the weigh ers was accustomed to mike the demand, shows in detail the amount to be collect ed upon eacb barrel, package and bag, upon rice, sugar and many otber articles. It was also distinctly testified that the collector's entry clerks received fifteen cents for each entry, and the naval offi cer's clerks ten cents for each entry, from b'okers and merchants, for facili ties in passing the entries. The receipt of these irregular fees by entry, with drawal, export entry and refund cleik, was afterwards fully shown from the books of tbe custom house brokers. "In addition to all this, it is clear from letters addressed to the Jay Com mission by tbe collector, naval officer and surveyor.in regard lo this very ques tion, that the practice of taking illegal fees was well known. Secretary Sher man's Letter to tbe President, January 31, 1879." I'Tue following is quoted, as one of the many instances, from tho same let ter: "In a case which has come to light since the retirement of Mr. Arthur, it has been shown that goods upen which the duties amounted to 8120,000, were delivered to the parties without the pay ment of any duties to the Government, and in a suit to recover these duties, it is claimed by the importers that tne un lawful delivery was due to negligence or something worse, on the part of the custom house officers under the charge of Mr. Arthur "Now the question comes with perti nency. VV hat was tbe reward tnat in duced tbe officers to omit collecting du ties of the same parties to such an amount ? It could not have been per mitted without a consideration; and where there was SO MUCH BRIBERY, there very likely might have been more. It is easier to believe so than that the officers would permit such au amount of goods to pass unnoticed Tuesday, October 12th is election daj 19 J was not in favor of the military action in South Carolinn recently, and if General Ruger had telegraphed to me, or asked for advice, I would have ad vised him not under any circumstances to allow himself or his troops to deter mine who were the lawful members of a State Legislature Hancock to Sherman, December, 1876. "Are you lost, my little fellow ? asked" a gentleman of a four-year-old boy one day in Rochester. "No," be sobbed in reply; b-but my- mother Js. FLA.TBOAT DAYS. Pioneer experiences on tbe Ohio and Mississippi. Indianapolis Journal. The brave old warrior, General :Wii liam O Butler, who recently died at the advanced age of eighty-seveu, was some thing more than a solJier. He was a poet, and had at times given undoubted evidence of possessing tbe divine affla tus. His poem commencing: O boatman, wind that horn again. For never did the listening air Upon its lambent bosom bear . So wild, so soft, so sweet a strain, . will long bold its place among the gems of American poetry But the days when the only means of transportation &wrfej7egWeatero iiaiooac nave passeu away, it may al most be'said to be a thing of tbe past and hence the fine fllvor of General Butler s poem is lost in a great degree to a generation wno only know of it by traoition. A voyage from Pittsburg to New Or leans by flatboat was an enterprise once of greater peril than, a tour around tbe world is now. It was certain to be full of adventure. It required months for its accomplishment. A shot from the shore by some Indian or reckless des perado might terminate abruptly, the voyage and the lives of the navigators in blood A moment's neglect of the steersman might wreck the unshapely craft and all the hopes of its owners, hundreds of miles away from home, and in an inhospitable wilderness. There was danger every w here in the currents, eddies, whirlpools, bayous and snags of tne tortuous fattier of Waters; but there was no less danger from the half civili zed dwellers on the banks. Tbe out lawed criminals and the desperate adven turers from civilization skulked about the shores or prowled with light canoes among the bayous and creeks, watching for chances to blunder, even if murder was necessary to aid them. A flatboat voyage down the great rivers was peril ous enough from natural causes, even if man s inhumanity to man had not in creased the peril. Iu those days tbe Government had not thought of snag boats, and the Mississippi was full of half , hidden dangers. Tbe current was constantly changing. It was easy to be deceived into an old channel from which there was no return. Bayous were often traps watery culs-de-sac leading no where hut to ruin. The organized river pirates and wreckers weie always on the lookout for unwary voyagers, so that a blight rnishnp generally ended in , com-, plete disaster. If, under such circum stances, the flalboatman reached his dis tant. home, footsore and weary, but pen niless, months alter leaving it e wa8 lucky. In the early days of flatboating, a safe return, even wnen the venture had uot proved financially profitable, was a grand event, and tbe occasion of tumultuous y. The business bred a special class, who eooght it for Us adventures and dangers as much as for its profits. The river pirates met in tbe floatboatmen ol that eaily day a class ready, eager and willing for the Iray a class which, like the rancberos of the plains, accounted a trip tame and epuiucss if unattended with danger. They were rough and ready, carelets and care free." Dreamily floating down the Ohio, they wbiled away with song and dance the lazy hours. ' Tbe boatman's horn waked the echoes from the distant hills more mu sical than steamboat whistle or lhat ear distracting horror, the calliope It was a romantic life befitting the grand seen ery and rude time. Ninety days on a 6lrwly moving flitboat, the scenery con stantly changing but ever wild and beau tiful, was a thing never to be forgotten. Tbe spice of danger in it only gave it st An occasional adventure with river 6harks only lelieved monotony and added interest. It is difficult for one looking on tbe Ohio river to realize lhat once flatboals, broad horns, the queerest craft that ever floated, once did all the transportation business from its headwater to New Or- eans A flaiboat, scarce moving, with rude arrangements for cooking on deck, almost under the water, with long oars awkwardly attached to the sides, is a type of its time almost us grotesque and odd as the Viking ship recently dug up in Norway. Perhaps one day it will ex cite.as much archse dogical wonder, for it already recalls a time we fail to un derstand a condition of society and of oUr country we can scarcely appreciate. The leisure loving, deliberate, slow mov ing flatboat was fast enough for its day and people. There was luck in its leis ure. But the flitboat has passed away and the boatman never will wind his horn again. He Bleeps as soundly as tbe warrior poet, and his ear is as dead to the ead, sweet music of the boatman's horn. Tuesday, October 12th Is election day. JOn the 12th ult., Col. Forney and Gen Pear&on, addressed a meeting of four thousand people in Philadelphia. la his speech General Pearson said: "I have always been a Republican, he said, "and come from Pittsburg, where the party was founded in 1854. I was an alternate to the Chicago Con vention, but was so disgusted at the manner in which General Grant was slandered that I came home before the adjournment. I have yet to cast my first vole tor the Democratic nominee. The Republican party have so far for gotten tbe common decencies of hie as to throw mud at the man who had bared his breast before the bullets of the ene my. For this I left the party and avow ed my intention of supporting General Hancock. I have been vilified and calu mniated, but the result has been to make sixteen of my relatives "flop" over to Hancock. I have been pronounced dis loyal, bnt things have come to a strange pass if I, by choosing to be independ ent in action, am a traitor, while Mosby is loyal because he is a Republican Garfield is a man witb a dirty band and shirked his duty at the front in order to tase a place in congress, rittsnurg is fairly booming for Hancock and it the Republican majority in Philadelphia can be kept down to 10,000 Hancock may count on the Keystone State." Tuesday, October 12th Is election day. GARFIELD'S RECORD - - .. iciBiniiii As Reported to Congress by a Uommittoe ot Kepublicans . Opinions f Republican Papers on the Swindle, From His Own Sworn Testimony Before the roiana committee, January 14, 1873, I never owned, received, or agreed to receive any stock of the Credit Mobiller or ot. the Union Pacific Railroad, nor any dividends or prof its arising trotn either of theim . J. 4.--' '-v Tp Frirrir Tit j " Fffiimd'r it jirfrHf Tafcro, J l - 1873Gar3old'a Testimony t erjnred. The bote in regard to lit. Garfield, as found by the committee, are that be agreed with Mr, Ames to take ten shares of Credit Mobilier stock, bnt did not pay for the same. Mr. Ames received the eighty per cent dividend in bonds, and sold them for ninety-seven per cent, and also received the sixty per cent cash dividend, which, together with the price of the stock and interest, left a balance of $3C9. This sum was paid over to Mr. Garfield by a check on the Scrgeant-at-Arms, and Mr. Garfield then un derstood this sum ieis the balance tf dividends alter paying for tne stock, The following extracts are taken from the papers named, and as they are al Republican papers, they must be truth ful. We invite the attention of Repub licans to them : From the N. Y. Times Feb. 19, 1873. Messrs. Kelley and Garfield present a most distressing figure. Their participation in the Credit Mobilier affair is complicated by the most nnlortnnate contradiction of- testimony, From the N. T. Times, Feb. 20, 1873. The character of the Credit Mobilier was no secret. ' The aource of its profits was very well known at the time Congressmen bought it. Though Oakes Ames may have succeeded in concealing his own motive, whioh was to bribe Congressmen, their acceptance of the stock was not on that, account innocent. The dishonor of the act, as a participation in an obvious fraud, still remains. Some of them have indulged in testimony with reference to the matter which has been contradicted. The committee distinctly reieots tho testimony of several of the members. This can only be done on the ground that the testi mony is untrue. But untrue testimony given under oath is morally, if not legally, perjury. It is the clear duty of Congress to visit with punishment all who took Credit Mobilier stock from Oakes Ames. From' the N. T. Tribune, Feb. 19, 1873, James A Garfield, of Ohio, has ten shares! never paid a dollar; received which, after the investigation began, he was anxious to have considered as a loan from Mr. Oakes Ames v himself Well, the wickedness of it all is that tkese men betrayed tbe trust of the people, deceived their constituents, and by evasions and false hoods confessed the transactions to be dis graceful. " , Fiom the N.Y. Tribune, Feb-26, 1873. Mr Ames establishes verv clearly the point that he was not alone in this offense. If he id to bo expelVd for bribery, the men who were bribed should go with him, From the Cincinnati Commercial, June 3, 18S0, ' The most contemptible. thing thus far at Chi cago is the chatter about Gai-neld. He has not a record to run on for President. tS"The recent Congressional elections have Jurnished a direct and trustworthy test of the advance thus far made in the practical establishment of the right of sujfrage secured by the Constitution to the liberated race of the Southern Slates All disturbing influences, real or imagi nary, nave oeen removed from all of these States President Hayes'j Second Message, December, 1878. . , larThe ''bloody shirt" yelpers in Ihe Republican part; should publish the following from General Grant's speech at Bloomtngton, Ills , on bis return from his trip through tho Southern Stes a short time since : . "It may be appropriate on this occa sion to refer to my trip through the Southern States and to what I have Been while traveling. I have been gratified at my reception in all the recently re bellions States I passed from Phil a delphia to Florida on my way to Hava na, and on my return came via Texa? from Mexico, thus passing through all the rebellious Stages, and it will be agreeable to all to know that hospitality was tendered me at every city through which I passed and accepted in nearly all of them by me. The Union flag floated over us everywhere, au l the eyes of tbe people in those States are as fa miliar with its colors as yours, and look upon it as guaranteeing to them all the rights and privileges of a free people without regard to race, color or previous condition of servi ude. In most of the States upon the reception committees, side by side, were men that wore the blue and men that wore the gray, and reception addresses were made in part bv those who wore the blue and those who wore tbe gray.- We haye no reason to doubt that those who wore the gray will fulfill all they have promised in loy alty to the flag and the nation." u The right of trial by Jury, the Ha beas Corpus, the liberty of the Press, the Freedom of Speech, the Natural Riahts of Persons, and the Right of Property ,must be preserved." Extract from the Order of General Hancock o November 29, 1867. Comment is Unnecessary. Tbe Independent Republicans of the Nineteenth Congressional District of Ohio, at a meeting held on Sept. 7, 1876, when Mr. Garfield was a candidate for re-election to Congress, adopted the fol lowing among other resolutions: "Resolved, That there is no otber mstn to day officially connected with the ad ministration of tbe national government, ao-ainst whom are justly preferred more and rrraver charees of corruption than are publicly made and abundantly bus tained against James A. Garfield, the present representative of this tongres sional district, and the nominee of the Republican Convention for re-election." Tuesday October 12th Is election aaj. v mi They say Chicago girls never find it hard to elope. They make rope ladders of their shoe strings. Bob Ingersoll is not a success at Sa ratooa. lbey can give bim points on wickedness instead of his teaching them " '3 Republican Soldiers for Hancock. . .The following circular has been sent out by order ol the club from the head4 quailers of the "Hancock Republican soldiers and sailors of the late war,"? in . Philadelphia: ' v V Philadelphia, September 1, 1880. "" Comrades! The debauchery; pf-Jhe party with, which we- have- affiliated for tbe past twenty years has become so manifest to all good and true soldiers without regard to party ; to such an ex. tent have tbe office-holders trampled up on the rights of the people ; the stench of impurity which pervades all depart ments of the national, State and city government, that a change in the admin istration of affairs Is demanded and. must be had to clean these Augean ata tbem. Ibe cry of bait must be heeded Men who were contractors, men who were Butlers, men who were the hangers-on of the army, men who did noth ing but make money while we were lighting for tbe perpetuity of the Union, are the men who to-day, as in the days of the war, are holding the honors and emoluments of office. " " - This should be stopped. It is onr ' rights that are trampled upon, and it the.privilege of the soldiers and eailors of the late war to stand by their colors as in days of yore, and compel , these cormorants at the pnblio crib to cease easting off the carcass of the" nation and endeavor to bring about a healthy condition of affairs. . - There are thousands of soldiers and. seamen who believe as we believe; whose rights have been sapped away, and who stand to-day as they never stood before, in dread of the offlae-holder and his r master. To these men, comrades-inarms of the past, we Bay come with us. Too long has the "bloody shirt" been " tbe cry of politician and place-hunter. . Too long has these men been permitted to use the fair fame won on ' the. battle' Geld by the soldiar, to foist themselves ' into power. Too long have we been passive spectators of men winning hon or and renown which should belong to ' us. The time has come to halt. Commence the cleaning out of, the: politicians that have ruled us, by voting for the man who has ever been known, among us Republicans as a true patriot ' and honest man, and a superb soldier, WUfleld S Hancock.- ' From the Athens Journal. ;' -V J, v General Warner. The renomination of Gen.' Warner as: a candidate for Congress in the, 15th district was a fitting tribute to his great abilities and men standing in the. Dem ocratic rank?. According to our prophe cies, made, two years aeo, during his . first canvass for a seat in the . Honse of Representatives, Gen. Warner at once took position in that body among, tbe, -foremost men of bis party." -He baa maintained - the character ; of an able , Democratic leader, throughout his term of ffioe, among that concourse of. dis tinguished men; and. yet -."half bis strength has he not put forth." He is capable of greater things, .for all men can see that be possesses the intellectual force to make a first class man, qualified for the very highest stations. That was onr opinion when he ran before; and it is onr opinion still. He has been a faith ful Representative, and fully come up to the requirements of his position. He has been an honor to his District, and. is already known by the whole nation as. one of the most solid men in Congress. ueougntio De re-elected. Tne coun try needs him there and bis party needs' litn there. To his fine sagacity and solid. judgment we have no doubt the late Con gress owes much of its prudent and con. servative character. There is nothing shallow or frothy about him. He is a clear-headed," far-seeing and conservs. tive statesman, and ranks, as be ought to rank, with the ' wisest and greatest men of the nation. Thi& district ought to retain bim in its service. We can't ' afford to swap bim for a Republican now, and besides those fellows couldn't pay us the boot we should ask between bim and any gentleman the Republicans can produce in this billy .region. We have too many small men in the Nation al Legislature. More big ones are wan ted men of big brain and big acquire ments ; and wben we get that kind or a man there, as in the case of Gen.' War ner, we onght to keep him there at "all hazards. We hope the Republicans will come up to the work this year and do the handsome thing by Gen. Warner. Of the whole Democratic vote he is al ready sure, and if we do not greatly err he will run much better this time than he did before. So mote it be! ETA full vote, a free ballot and a fair count. Hancock's Letter cf Aeeep tones. ;. The Democratic Prospect in Ohio. Washington, Sept. 5 Mr. Irvin B. Wright, of Cincinnati, is in the city. He Is the son of tbe late Judge J W.Wright, of this place, and at home is reported tv -shrewd observer of political affairs. In conversation with a Star reporter Mr Wright eaid be thought that the Demo crats would carry tbe FirBt Ohio District, now represented by Congressman But terwortb, and lhat Gen. Banning bad a good chance of defeating Gov. Young; that Mr.. AlacMabon, Democrat, would be elected in tbe Dayton District, and Gen. Durbin Ward, Democrat, be elect, ed in the Third District. "It is a mis taken idea," said Mr. Wright, to call Ohio a Republican State. President Hayes only received a msjority of a little over seven thousand. Ohio casts a vote approximating six hundred thousands There are between eighty and ninety counties in the State having on an ave rage ten townships in eacb. A change of one-hair or 1 per cent of the vote of 1876 will give the "State to tbe Demo crats. It will only require Ihexbanee of four votes in eacb of tbe townships in the several eonnties of the State to maie a Democratic majority." Mr. Wright Bays that in Cincinnati many Republicans have Indicated their intention of voting for Gen. Hancock.. Qnly a wees or bo ago a prominent Re publican told bim if there were no oat rages in tbe South pending the oampaiga that he would vote tbe Democratic ticket for the first time in his life. v tjrThe bayonet is not a fit Instru ment for collecting the votes ot rree nien. Uancocic'i Letter qf Acceptance.