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HENRY K. WEST, , Proprietor.
JEBlii. "WILLIAMS, t i Editor.
-A wnlon of hearts, a union of hand,
A union of Statea nona may Barer;
A union of lakes, a union cf lands.
And th Fla 09 OOB Uhioh Fobktbb.
tW Address all letters: ,
. Thi Spirit or Dimocbact,
lloaroe County,
Bsnocrailc County Ticket.
' Far Representative,
Probata .Judge,
' ; Chariff, ' '
. ' Prosecuting Attorney,
X. :' Commissioner, '
Infrmarv Director,
' Coroner,
larMrs. Gabfikld is dangerously- ill.
JTThe New York Eermld, Com.
tnra'i orgio, beads an article on Oar
tuu : with these words : "The Wrig
gler." ' : .
3TThe Atkinson railroad, when eon
Kleted, will make new reasons for rob
ing Noble County from Ohio's map.
Cambridge Jeff ertonian.
Why do you persist in demanding that
Noble Connty be wiped off the map ? ,
y Republican papers in different sec
tions of the State are Mtalkin oat in
xneetln'," about Governor Fosraa and
his anti-temperance Legislature. We
hope the Republican State Convention
will renominate Fostkb for Governor.
: XyThe Secretary of the Treasury
fcsned a call last week for 8120,000,000
el the 5 per cent bonds ; interest on said
toads will cease on Aognst IS. Parties
who do not desire their bonds redeemed
can have them continued at 3 J per cent.
aTThe National Republican, edited
by Gxobok C Qorhah, the Republican
"nominee for Secretary of the U. S. Sen
ate, is making a bitter fight against Gab
fTXL. It cpeaks of him as "weak, ill
tempered and petulant" and denounces
sinl as gntlty of a "flagrant attempt at
'executive usurpation." It also asserts
that Gaitiku) not only assented but
BCtnally urged that the star route con
tractors -contribute of their ill-gotten
tain to aid the campaign of 1880. The
JUftblicam voices Coikuho'i opinions
, JSrStAJtLXt Ma.ttbiws has received
bit reward for his services in defrauding
Toonr out of the electoral votes of
Louisiana' in. 1876. The Senate on the
ISth Inst confirmed him as a Judge of
- tbi IK S. Supreme Court. The Paciflc
Bailroad managers can now count one
aore Jndge who will favor the repeal of
the decision of the Supreme Court ef
' firming the constitutionality of the Tbok
bam bill, which compels the railroads to
pay the Urge turns honestly due the
Government. -
. XyGABFiXLD's letter to "My Dear
.Hitbiill'V is giving tbe Pary more
trouble trying to explain away than
they experienced with the Mobet Chi
nese letter. The letter reads :
Mentor, Ohio, August 23, 1880.
. Ms Diab Hcbbell : Yours ef tbe 19tb
Inst, received and contents noted. Please
ay to Brady that I hope tbat he will
fiive ne til the assistance possible.
'think he can help effectively. Please
tell - me how the Departments generally
are doing. ' As ever, yours,
J. A. Garfield.
Bod. J. A. Hubbell, Washington, D. C.
"Will vou take tear" is what
Gabfixld said to Co xx lino when the
latter visited him at Mentor last Winter.
Cevxuxa very politely declined tee very
polite invitation, and insisted tbat he
must take an early train ior Washington
end then added : "If it is business I will
tay.w Garfield replied that it was bu
elness. Now, CoKXLwe and bis backers
proclaim . tbat Garfield has willfully
violated each and every promise made
The President is made to appear to the
pablie as a man who solemnly enters
iotofto agreement one hour and reckless
It violates it the next. The President is
extremely unreliable, else Conxlino and
his friends are very apt in the way of cir
eulating that which is not true. .
It 1 hinted that disclosure in tbe Land
Offlce, showing rottenness snd corrup
tion in contracts, wiH be made. The
"clean adminwtrstion" of Gen. Hayes la
becoming a very dirty one, now that
the rogues are tiling on each other.
JMrTbe fight in the Republican, party
at Washington is one for spoils.
Garfield wrote to "Dear Hcbbell,"
to request Bbadt to contribute of his
means, which were to come from the
star route contractors, to help on the
Presidential campaign.
Bbadt, thereupon, had the contract
ors come down right handsomely ana
their money saved Indiana to the Re
Gakvikld came into office on March
4th, and in April Bbadt was dismissed
from office for dishoneBt practices in
connection with the star route mail con
tracts. Bbadt immediately furnished Gab-
which created a sensation, and con vinc
ed many people that nine out of every
ten of the Republican leaders were either
engaged, in robbing the Treasury, or
winking at those who were.
Mahonb was elected as ft Democrat.
He voted with the Republicans in the
Senate, and received In payment the
nomination of his man Riddliberqeb
for Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate;
and is to control the patronage of the
Administration in Virginia.
Gorham, a particular friend of Ma
home, it is alleged engineered him into
the Republican ranks, and his, pay was
the nomination for Secretary of the Sen
ate. Not elected yet. ,;.' . .
Garfield nominated Robebtsos "for
Collector of Customs at New York.
The nominee opposed Ghaut at Chica
go, and CoxBxwa has declared war on
the Administration because of the nom
ination and is making a desperate effort
to prevent confirmation. " He asserts
that Robebtsov in the Collector's office
would wield a patronage that would
cripple him as a leader in New York
politics. j
The Treaty at Mentor in 1880 had
spoils at the bottom of it; it saved Gab
field and now Cohkxiho claims that
Garfield is violating solemn promises
by nominating his political enemies in
New York, to official position.
Altogether, the fight Is one between
the Republican leaders for spoils and
power, and the Democrats in the Senate
have thus far only replied to their peti
tions of innocence, from official barter
ing and trading, to prove ta the people
that they ere guilty of every count in
the indictment against Mahohb, Gor
ham, Riddleberqer fc Co. The dirty
family linen washed by the . Republican
leaders in public has disgusted thous
ands of sensible members of their party.
Governor Foster Has Filled Almost
Every Part of the State With
Mansfield Herald, Republican, Kay 5.
The mistake of Charley Foster is that
he has carried the tactics that succeded
two or three times in his old district into
State politics. The policy of curryiDg
favor with Democrats and neglecting
Republicans in a Democratic stronghold
may win lor a time or two, but even
there it palls and miscarries after the
novelty is worn off, as evidenced by the
extended and growing unpopularity nf
the Governor in his home district As
State policy it is worse than a blunder
It is a political crime Ohio Is a Re
publican State when the party is a unit,
and the great effort should be to hold the
party together, by a careful discrimina
tion in favor of Republican men and
measures by a deference to Republican
opinion. By pursuing a policy of hon
oring Democrats and apostates at the
expense of Republicans, Charley Foster
hat filled almost every part of the State
with dissatisfaction, and brought the
danger of indifference and inaction npon
the Republican hosts in the coming cam
paign. Complimentary to Gov. Foster.
The Bucyrua Journal is an intensely
Republican psper ; but it does not look
upon Gov. Foster as the embodiment of
atl political morality and political wis
dom. In a recent number it says that
Gov. Foster "visited all the County Con
ventions two years ago for the double
purpose of getting the delegates and ibe
legislators. By the swindling and polit
ical scoundrelism of bis managers in
some rases, as here, in Marlon, in Allen
County, in Seneca County and elsewhere,
by making Hayes go back on his Civil
Service order No. 1, and by every means
but straightforward honesty, he succeed
ed rn appearing to gel the nomination
by (our votes, and found his righteous
reward by falling behind bis ticket over
3,000 votes, wailc bis nlsquers proclaim
ed him the wonderful leader and savior
of his party, at a time when defeat was
only lust not impossible. No wonder a
Legislature supervised by such a states
man was not much of a Legislature, and
that the majority owes its harmiessness
far more to its mediocrity than to its
statesmansmp.' t
Advice to the Republicans of Ohio.
The St Louis Globe-Democrat is
pronounced Republican paper. Its edi
tor was some years ago connected with
tbe press of Cincinnati. He understands
Ohio politica well, and has been watch
me It closely. This is tbe advice tbe
G'.obe-Democrat gives to tbe Republi
cans ot Uhlo: v . . '
"We would not advise Mr. Charles
Foster to run for Governor of Ohio
again this year. He has made himself
too conspicuous on one side and tbat
the wrong sideof a very unpleasant
controversy, and it is Just possible that
wnen election day comes round be may
fail to poll the full party strength. Bet
ter nominate a ome person who is cot ob
jectionable either to the Stalwarts or to
the well, we don't know what to cat
the other fellows."
Going to Elect Him 11 We Can.
There is no discounting the Republi
canism of the Mansfield Herald; but
while it ia atrongly partisan, it is not bo
blinded as not to see that Gov. Foster
has his imperfection and weakness. It
said this ot him on the 5th of Mav :
"Gov. Foster will in all probability be
renominated tor Governor, and we are
gting to elect him if ve can; but if he is
defeated it will be his own fault and tbat
or the late Legislature, which the Bucy
rua Journal dubs Royal Charley's Leg
ialatnre." The Democrats elected their entire
ticket In St. Paul on Tuesday of last
week. So it goes when there are no
"Star Route" or other luhds plundered
trom the people to buy up votes.
The theory that a submerged body
can be raised by firing a cannon over it,
was recently proved in Chicago. A
plumber named Leonard had jumped off
tbe wharf and drowned himself, and bis
friends got out tbe artillery and raised
him by firing over the spot where be
went down.
Somo Interesting Documents That
Show Up the Ytliainy of the
Secretary of the National
ltepubllcan Committee.
Pobtlakd, Ok., May 10. A dispatch
from Denver, Colorado, published yes
terday, gives the information that legal
proceedings have been commenced there
against Senator Dorsey, of Arkansas
now Secretary of the National Republi
can Committee, for services rendered to
obtain an increase of the mail service
and get additional pay therefore on the
Star routes in Oregon. The announce
ment baa attracted much attention, more
so from the fact that it was stated the
papers on which the suit has been insti
tuted at Denver had been received at
Denver rrom a well Known attorney at
Portland, and that the claimant is a well
known politician here on Oregonian
street. 1 he history of it
The claimant in the suit, Frank D
Wilcox, who, though formerly connect
ed with politics in Arkansas, lias not ap
peared prominent in politics here. He
went to Arkansas from Illinois in 1869,
and became acquainted with Dorsey
there. He was Secretary of tbe State
Republican Committee of Arkansas
though he never held an office, and bore
a prominent part in the election of Dor
sey to the Senate. Desiring to get out
of politics,' he left Arkansas and come
to Oregon in 1877. When Dorsey be-
gan to cperate in the star routes in Ore
gon, he remembered that Wilcox bad
come to this State, and bis relations with
him had been of a most intimate kind,
be fixed upon Wilcox as tbe man to help
him work up to higher figures; the mail
routes in which be had become inter-
ested. Dorsey first telegraphed to par
ties in Portland to learn ir Wilcox was
there. Having ascertained be was be
wrote him saying what service he wanted
performed and directed him to go to
Eugene City, giving instructions at same
time how to get up the petitions, have
them signed and make sub-contracts for
carrying the mails. The
o be used in getting tbe service and
pay increased. For the service required
Wilcox was to get So a day and bis ex
penses. Before starting for fcugene
City he had the following telegram :
Washington, April 20 1879
F. R. Wilcox : All my. other letters
written to Eugene City. Have telegraphed
money. Inquire at ttlegraph offlae. Go
Signed S W. Dobset.
The money being received for expen
ses. Wilcox went to ftugene (Jltv.wuere
he received Dorsev's other letters with a
memoranda directing him
The route Dorsey first wished to oper
ate on was out from Eugene City across
the Cascade mountains to Nutshell, in
Eastern Oregon, by way of the Prine-
vale route, which is almost wholly un
necessary, as it passes through nearly
an uninhabited country, and tbe small
centres of population on the east ot tbe
Cascade range are supplied . by other
routes. ' Dorsey drew up in his own
hand and forwarded to Wilcox the fol
form of petition
on which the signatures were to be ob
tained, wb tea waa forwarded to tbe
Postmaster General : .
"The undersigned citizens of Bridge
Creek, Oregon, beg to earnestly recom
mend to your favorable consideration an
increase of the mail service between
Eugene City and this place to a daily
line, and ask that tbe speed be greatly
increased. This route supplies a large
and rapidly increasing population and is
the sole mode of conveying intelligence
to a great portion of Southern Oregon
We believe the public interest will be
subserved by an early increase of this
service and we. earnestly recommend it.
To this is added the following instruc
Hon to Wilcox:
'Of course you want the wording as
well as the handwriting of each person
to be uinerent as possible
Dorsey next proceeded to instruct
Wilcox to sublet the route, as the fol
lowing telegram shows:
Washington, April 13, 1879.
F, R. Wflcox, Eugene City:
ibe mail contract for tbe Bridge Creek
route is for a speed of four and a bal
miles an Hour, turee trips a week, no
sub-contract to be filed, but payment to
be guaranteed by me personally. Make
same contract on Looking Glass route.
b. W. Dobset.
The following was the next telegram
received by Wilcox:
Washington, April 28, 1879.
To F. R. Wiloox:
Make no compromise with sub-contractors
; most be absolutely new cod
tract, with amount specially stated
Telegraph fully upon. closing contract
. S. W. Dorset.
Fearing tbat Wilcox would not fully
understand, Dorsey at a later hour on
the same day telegraphed as follows :
Washington, D. C,JAptil.28.1879.
F. B. Wiloox: .
A new contract becomes necessary
because tbe old firm has been dissolved,
and the business passes into new hands
Must have a new contract or no pay
Contract on Bridge Creek route for
three, six and seven times, on tbe sched
nle of four miles an hour, also the same
on Looking Glass route. Telegraph me
fully before closing any contract. Dea
with responsible men.
S. W. Dobset.
There the old trick is manifost. "Tbe
old firm is dissolved," that is, tbe straw
bidders were pushed out of the way and
tbe ring was now making Its next move.
Here is tbe next telegram.
Washington, May 3, 1879.
F. B." Wiloox:
1 have no interest in Star routes ex
cept tbe Bridge Creek and Looking
Glass contrnct. Un Bridge Creek one,
three, six and seven times a week, on
a scneauie or nity nouss, at tne prices
named in my letter of tbe 16 h. The
Depaitment demands four miles an hour
epeea, ana you must contract covering
that speed or more. Don't go above
tbe following: Three times, $8,000; six
times, $15,000; seven times, 816,500.
Telegraph me fully before you close tbe
contracts. S W. Dorset.
The following Is the last telegram sent
to Wilcox at Eugene City :
Jf.. Wiloox:
I presume you understand you must
make contracts before you try to get up
papers for tbe increase.
S W. Dobset.'
' Asa
result ev these ofebations
by Dorsey in Oregon in the mail con-,
tracts he got compensation for carry,
ing the route from Eugene City to Bridge
Creek increased from 82,468 to 821,.
560. The contract stands in tbe depart
ment as received from Eugene City to
Mitchell, and is to tbe name of J. M.
Peck brother-in law of S. W. Dorsey,
Looking Glass route referred to so fre
quently in the above dispatches, was ex-
Deemed onaer vuivr.y a umiiagcmcm
from 81, 80U to ia,nu a jcm. ue
next qnestion was to get the route ' In
Washington Territory expedited. This
was the route from Wallawalla to Pieas
ont Grove, on tbe Upper Yakemeraa.
Under direction from Dorsey, Wilcox
went to Wallawalla on an errand similar
to that which he bad performed at Eu
gene City, where Dorsey telegraphed
him as follows: . '
Washington, D. C, June, '79.
F. R. Wiloox. Wallawalla:
Hav vou done anything with the
Wallawalla and Pleasant Grove routes 1
Answer. - .
To this Wilcox returned the follow
: Wallawalla, W. T. June 10, '79.
Hon. S. W. Dorsey, I street Washington, D C:
I have been over the route irom wal
lawalla to Pleasant Grove Your fig
ures are impossible to tbe West. Salid
bid $2,500 for two tiips, 811,000 for 3ix
trips and $12,800 for seven trips. What
shall I do? F. R. Wilcox.
To this the following answer was re
turned: Washington, D. C. June 11, '79.
You msy give $1,800 for one trip,
$5,000 for three trips, $8,400 for six
trips and 89,000 for seven trips.
S W. Dobset
Wilcox replied on tbe same day :
"Your figures are impossible. Mine
of yesterday are tbe loweBt I can get."
Tbe contract was closed at $11,000
for six trips, though Dorsey telegraphed
Wilcox that be was interested only in
the Bridge Creek and Looking Glass
routes. In tbe Oregon satemehta it is
probably to be understood only as a
notice to Wilcox that these were the
only routes that be (Wilcox) was' to
work upon, for the greatest swindle of
all is in tbe route from Dallas to Baker
City via Canon City, which was. howev
er, under tbe manipulations of a ring,
increased to the service of six times a
week, which ia wholly unnecessary, and
tbe pay was raised from $3,238 to $72,
520 J. M. Peck also has another ex
pedited route, via ; From Canon City to
Camp McDermkt, most of waj through
country without population and incapa
ble of sustaining any. Thin route was
expedited from $2,888 to $21,500.
J. W. Dorsey has a contract on the
route from Dallas to Lake View, In
Southern Oregon, which route also was
expedited from $3,088 to 820,300 It
is probable, therefore, tbat Wilcox has
charge of only a Small part of the busi
ness of the Dorsey ring in Oregon.
The Oregonian of to-morrow will say
of the developments in tbe Star Route
frauds: Lx-Senator Dorsey will hardly
I ask the Postmaster General now to write
letter exonerating him. George A
Steele, who bas been nominated for
Postmaster of Portland, was special
sgent of the Postofflce Department (or
Oregon, Washington and Idaho at the
time when the Star Service was so largely
expedited and the pay on many routes
so immensely and
fbaudclentlt increased.
He knew all about these transactions, as
he bad bis attention called to tbem, and
especially to tbe route from Dallas to
Baker City, via-Canon Citv, which route
was expedited from $8,288 to $72,520.
It would be a pertinent inquiry to learn
what was the nature of bis reports to
the Department on these routes, and
what recommendation he made. ; Did be
help tbe contractors to work up these
routes and get their enormous increase
of pay, or did be expose its Iniquhl
to the Department? Just now, sines be
expects to be postmastet of Portland,
these are pertinent inquiries. We ven
ture the opinion, and that withoutspecial
hazard, tbat as a post official be threw
no obstacles in the way of expediting
contractors. Tbe suit was begun ai
Denver for the reason that the plaintiff
was able to get service on Dorsey there.
Wilcox is still in Oregon. The attorney
ho sent the claim from Portland- to
Denver to be sued, is J. K. Woodward,
formerly county Jarlge of this, Multua
my, county. The original documents
printed above are here in tbe custody of
the agent of the Associated Press.
How tbe Church People Look at It.
Western Christian Advocate.
From the very beginning of the ses
sion the Ohio Leglsla.ure bas had no in
tention, so far as we can gather, of pas.
sing a local option bill, nor any other
bill that would seriously restrict or inter
fere with the liquor traffic. The manip
ulators played for a time with measures
introduced tbat bad, or seemed to have,
this object ic view ; but they did not in.
tend to let them get through, rbey
were afraid of tbem. They have so man
aged as to impose upon the people of
tbe State tbe necessity of adopting tbe
more radical measure of electing to the
Legislature only the pledged and known
friends of temperance of refusing to
vote for any candidate for the House of
Representatives or tbe benate who de
cllnes to pledge himself to very stringent
- W omen Never Think."
If the crabbid old bachelor who ut
tered this sentiment could but witness
the intense thought, deep study and
thorough investigation of women in de
termining the best-medicines to keep
their families well," and would note their
ssgacity and wisdom in selecting Hop
Bitters as the best, and demonstrating
it by keeping their families in perpetual
health, at a mere nominal expense, he
would he forced to acknowledge Jhat
such sentiments are baseless and false.
Immense Trade Balance
The Journal of Commerce says tbat
when it predicted a balance of trade in
our favor of at least $20,000,000 for tbe
first month of tbe current year, it was
thought most extravagant; but when the
totals for all tbe ports were compiled, it
was found that while our imports were
fifty millions ($50,850,914 ) the exports
from all ports had gone up to $75,485,
009, leaving a clear balance for the
month or $24,745,095 in favor of the
United States.
Teachers' Certificates.
Delaware Herald,
The school law has been amended so
that the Examining Boards may give
certificates to teachers for as long as five
and ten years ; and holders of five and
ten year certificates can have them re
newed without a second examination if
thj Board think proper to do so. This
is a good change, and will afford better
opportunities for. good teachers.
The Clerk of the Hamilton county
Courts has adopted a rule to require the
payment of fees on writs as they are
issued. i
, Tlje Standard Oil Company has re
fused for some years to pay taxes in
tbe State of Pennsylvania, and the S'ate
now claims thenug sum of 83,000,000
as due from the company. A big law
suit will be needed to settle the . matter.
The company claims to be incorporated
under tbe laws of this State.
(From the N. Y. World, 9th inst.) ,
The Democrats and the Republican
The Republicans at Washington are
really by the ears to-day ovrr the choice
of New York delegates to tbe Republi
can National Convention in 1884. -' It is
to catch a nomination by that Conven
tion that President Garfield and Mr.
Blaine, as well as General Grant and Mr
Conkling, are now setting their traps.
Why does so much partisan emotion
center around Mr. Robertson ? Simply
for this reason I As a delegate from
New York to the Convention which nom.
inated Gen. Garfield, Mr Robertson
contributed mainly to tbe defeat of tbe
plans of Mr. Conkling and to the defeat,
therefore, of the nomination of Gen.
Grant. Mr Robertson prevented the
casting of a solid" New York vote for
Gen Grant. Hence in tbe shindy now
going ou in Washington over tbe con
firmation of Mr. Robertson, the old so
pointees nnd beneficiaries of Gen. Grant
and the "workers" for Mr. Conkling are
)l found openly or slyly denouncing tbe
nomination of Mr. Robertson and crying
out for tbe application of the civil ser
vice reform they despise to the case of
Mr. Merritt.
Mr. Conkling, on tbe other band, de
feated the candidacy of Mr. Blaine in
1878 and in 1880. But for Mt. Conkling,
Mr. Blaine would bave been nominated
in 1880. Mr. Conkling defeated Mr.
Blaine just as Mr. Robertson defeated
Gen. Grant. A sodden combination be
tween Mr. Blaine and Mr. Sherman
brought forward Gen. Garfield and put
tim where be is. '.'President Garfield
naturally remembers the course of Mr.
Robertson, and so too does Mr.
Conkling. A vote in tbe Senate against
Mr. Robertson : will be a vote for the
candidecy of Gen. Grant or of Mr.
Conkling in 1884. With Mr. Robertson
as Collector at the port of New York,
Mr. Conkling will be unable to manipu
late the choice of all the delegates from
New York to the next Republican Na
tional Convention.
For, a long time after the election in
November last our esteemed Conkling
contemporary, the Herald, never wearied
of proclaiming tbat it was Mr. Conkling
who by his speeches and labors had res.
cued Maine from the Democracy and
carried Indiana as well as New York for
Garfield. But since the doings of Dor
sey and of the Star, route contractors
have been exposed, and the letter of
Gen. Garfield to Mr. Brady has been
published, Mr. Conkling's "heelers" are
less bumptious. Tbe dinner given to
Dorsey at Delmonico'a told the whole
story, or if any element were wanting to
the exposure it has been supplied by
Gen. Garfield's letter to Brady.
There is really very little room for
choice so far as Democrats and honest
men are concerned, between Grant and
Conkling on tbe one hand and Garfield
and Blaine on tbe other band. Did not
each and all applaud Dorsey ? .
But into tbe office or Collector or this
port, tbe actual President of tbe United
Slates is entitled to put a man agreeable
to bimsell provided tbat man be simply
honest and capable. If President Gar
field had nominated an honest and capa
ble man, who was a friend of Mr. Conk
ling and an enemy , of Mr. Blaine, the
Senate should confirm the nominee. The
President is as much entitled to put a
man agreeable to himself in the place of
Mr. Merritt as. in the place which Mr.
Evarts vacated to make room for Mr.
Blaine. ...Let us have no more cant and
nonsense about this business of the nom
ination of Mr.Rhert8on'. A President
of the United, States has some rights
which even Mr Conkling must be made
to respect, and one of these is the tradi
tional and accepted right of every Pres
ident to put a confidential and trusted
fiiend into the office of Collector of this
great port. A Democratic. Senate a
quarter of a century ago would have
conceded this without a question to a
Whig President. For in those days none
hut statesmen were sent to tne senate.
While Democratic Senators will be wise
not to interfere actively in the fight be
tween the Republican bears and the Re
publican hedgehogs of tbe day, Jjemo-
cratic Senators will do well also to main
tain on every fitting occasion the dignity
and traditional power of the office of
President. We are leas than four years
oft now from the time when the Demo
crats of the United States intend to elect
and inaugurate a Democratic Chief Mag
istrate of the Union. .
. Worth Rememberlnfr.' '
Now that good times are again npon
os, before indulging in extravagant
show, it is worth remembennj; that nc
one can enjoy the pleasan'est surround
ines it in bad health. There ' are Vhun
dreda of miserable neorjle" eoing about
to-day with .disordered stomach, liver
or kidneys, or a drv, hacking coneh.and
one foot in the grave, when a 60 ct. bot
tle of Parker's Ginger Tonic would do
them more good than all the expensive
doctors and ouack medicines they have
ever tried. It always makes the blood
pure and rich, and will buili yon t np
and eive vou good health at little cost
Read of in another column., . .
Whatever else can be said about
the wcol trade, it must he acknowledged
that the farmers have shown nd wonder
fnl uneasiness or undue haste in conse
quence of .the unfavorable course of tbe
market since tbe opening of the year.
If buyers have thought to get np a pan
ic in the country they have made a mis
calculation, as everything betokens se
renity in that quarter. Wool' is low
but the situation is accepted philosoph
icallv. and the developments of the sea
son awaited with calmness Pittsburgh
Stockman . s
CCOUNT3 and vouchers have bean filed In
ZX th Probate Court of Monro. Connty,
Ohio, by the following Executors, Adminis
trators and Guardians, to wit: . '
First and final aoeoant of Joseph B. Algso
on of the Executors of the will of Charles
Algeo, deoeaaed.
First and final aooount of James II.' Gra
ham Executor of the will of Arohlbald Mo
Donald, deceased.
First and final account of Peter S. Haren
en of the Administrators of the 'estate of
Joseph Haren, deoeased.
First partial aoeoant of William Entter
Execator of the will of John Grimes, deo'd. ,
First and final account of Nathaniel Afof
fett Adm'r of the estate of Isaao N. Pearoe,
Second and final aooemt of John Keysor
Assignee of J. J. Alexander In trust for the
benefit of creditors. '
Fifth and final aooount of Thomas Clio
Guardian of William Knowlton, a miaor. ,
Fifth and final aoocunt of Thomas Clin
Guardian of Lydia A Knowlton, a minor.
Third and final aooount of James O. Amos,
Gnardian of Otto 8iai lair, a minor child of
Frank Sinclair, deceased. " 1 "'
' Third partial acoount of Benjamin Rons
Guardian of the mlLor heirs of. James Davis,
deceased. ? - - - - -
Fourth and final aooount of David Stephens,
Guardian of Huldah L. Craig, a minor child
of Knooh Craig, deceased.
First partial acoount of Hughes Mann,
Guardian of EnooU Craig, an imbecile.
Anv person Interested may file written
exceptions to said accounts, or any item there
of, on or before tbe ism a ay oi June
next, when the same will be finally heard and
oontinued from day to day until disposed of,
ft. K. WALTON,-.
jaal7,'8lw3. ' Probata Jadg M. C. 0-
TtcomMnea an tbe excel
lencies of any Plow in use.
It obrlaMa all tbe objec
tions made to any otherPlow.
It embraces several new
SVaturM ef tike greattjaC
- Its Beam, Jointer Stand
ard, and Wheel Standard are
BTKEL, and its Mold Board
to a composition ot Steel and
tor which, we bave obtained
chined under a m
-a exclusive Datent
v ' lta weleht ta elirhteen nnnnfta toa than onr former stvlea.
, The price of our new
kgncuiiiunu implement ercr boiq. . . .. . - -
- It la cheaper tluia any other Flow now made would be at flTO oollata and a
r i -)r?SSa 'JB- - wmrtweartkraeaf , , .
w XmSI ; tin nWA0 jS-ifT S mola boards. 'J ;
aaaJIA JZ-n' kW 8; K wiu acorn ta sotaTwtasrr BaT
tSM ' i ftt Jr AO t- Wtherto proved a fallUlC ,
VJLx IS z '' wtththMpjkmwmfeaMieesBss- .t irf
. 7;- ! Ir (r JT - r--X arOTstyleofPiwftjettaiali-t
- Point, on which we. obt,
' :JtJKfBsJi . Jk a ' Patents, and whlcamre aJaeTtrX v.T
i ''tz . Taatgii'fe 6 ,v. improvement, both aa icgards weaW .:?- I'tnn'
tfounor cna oe bhiiuju an ni to
wneei wiu run unaer tne neam jx one alaj of n m desired, and always keep in una,
beam is adjustable for Spring or Tall riowlnV. arid alsq Ict two or turee hAnes. ,
handles can be adni.i to sc-viTuodate n ujjun.i' h..v .m ri Btm Plow. . . --
It la the Lightest Draft Pliw ever
afaUeable beams become de:norallz&'l
woooen oeams are gomg cut 01 use
A Steel beam Is the necessity ot the
mvu w. ouj mum jkhuu L UJ1UBU, UiO ill"r6 UlOW lb 18 SO, . .
We do not palm off on them a compneltion cf various metals and call It chilled metaL " -we
want agents tor this new Plow la every town li tula state.. r fi
We can give but a very amaU discount to them, but we -will pay the RtUroad Freight.
We propose to place this Plow in the handa ot Ut.-. Farmers m near tho coat ct manufactara aa poaatbla,
It la the bet Agricultural Implement ever sold. . It 1 tlio chtaptxt. ' '
Persona, therefore, wh9 are not willing to act as aenu ca the principle tbat "a nimble atxpeaoa is better
Ko Plows on commission. All galea
We make Bight and Lett Band Plows cf all sizes. Also Side. Hill Plows.
tWThls Is the only Steel chUled PloV In the Wnrlrt. 1 . -
Oampare this price with that of any Iron Plow ever made. TT.
where there are no agents, we will, on receipt ot Seventeen Dollars, send a Plow tot any Bailroad suitlba a tta
' Sum mntjt mtrdu tj m mnm th.n
Dteet costs several times more than
For sale by I. Schumacher, Woodbfiefd,' Ohio', Agent foVafonn
Beallsville, Ohio; C. Q OBLINyEK
pin ikriistraenls,
Aroma's Orncs, Hovbob Csdxtt, )
Woobsriiu), Ohio, Mar 12, 1881. I
To O. Cehrs, or whom it may Concern:
Notice ia hereby given thai William Bead,
8heriff, hu deposited In the Connty Treaanry
a sum of money snffleiaat to redeem lot No.
7, in section 1, township 3 of rang 6. 8ald
land was sold at Delinqaent Tax Bala by John
Gatchell, Treasnrsr of Monroe Connty, Ohio,
Jauuary 18, 1881 in the name of Joilah
Bryant to C. Cehrs. -
K ' - 8. A. ATKINSON,
mayl7,81t3 Auditor atouroo Co.. Ohio.
NOTICE Is hereby given that sealed pro
. posals will b received at tha offioe of
the Township Clerk of Franklin township.
Monroe t county, Ohio, nntll June 1, 1881, for
building a foundation for a brick bona
near 8tafford, Ohio. Flan and specification
can be seen at the. offioe of the Township
Clerk aforesaid. Approved security will be
required for the perfurmanoa of tha work, to
be completed by the 15th of Augost, 1881.
- The right ia - reaerrad to reject any or all
bida. , A. J. CAVANATJ3S.
mayn.'Slwa, .
To Fix the Rate ot Taxes for the
Year 1881.
Sbctiok 1. Bo it ordained by the Council
of the Incorporated Village of Woodsfield,
Jfonros County, Ohio, That there shall be
levied for the year 1881, taxes for village
purposes, on each dollar of valuation of tax
able property as follows: - -For
General purposes of I mill.
. For Street Improvement ft. mills, . c . ;
. For Cemetery purposes 3 10 of 1 mill, tf
For Polioe purposes . r 3 10 do . "'"'',
Sac. 2. This ordinanoe shall take effect In
ten days after ita publication.
Passed May 12, 1881. ' " -
'Attest: Qio. P. Doaa, Clerk. .."
maynBltl. -:: , - : . v:
' Attention! ..'Attention!! ;
rpHB Stafford Normal Behool will 'begin
1 August I, 1 881, and coutine ten weeks
We are prepared to give careful and thorough
instruotion in any of the branohes taught in
our sohools and oolleges,
. ': !- '. - -:?.'
Frimary Branohes . . . . . . . . .:. . 13 00
Common - 8 OO
Hisher . 7 OO
Special arrangement will be made with
these who dealr special instiuction la tan
guage, muio, painting aad peumanhip. ,
Lectures will be delivered during the term
on subjects oonneoted with the studies. ,
Good boarding and rooms catf be proourad
at reasonable rate. '
Thos who are thinking of attending the
Normal School, please address ? ;i -
Stafford, atoaro County, Oilo.
:! mayl7,'81t4, ;;; rr.. uh,:-,
Matambr Normal' School.
. !. -ii i - j ;; ;-, ;;
LET teacher and ail those personally in
I terested in education, remember that
Watson & Barber'a Normal School will com
menc July 18, 1881, and oontinue eight week a.
All the branches, oommoa and higher, that
may be demanded by Our students, will be
cheerfully and thoroughly taught. ;") '
Common Branches..... ....,. . 94 OO
Higherd i ; - .... 5 50
In If atamoras you will find .board oheap and
accommodations (rood. 4 ' ,
Call on or address Ja. A'. Watson, Bardia,
Ohio, nr 8. W. Barber, New Matamoras, Ohio.
maj3,'81m2. ' r : : .
Calais Select School. '
THE third session of this school will com
mence July 25. 1881, and. oontinue
eightweeks. . . H- . ; '
' Braochea to be Tanetat. '
' Orthography Wright and other; Elocution
Shoemaker;- Geography taught by topics;
Arithmetic Ray - and others; Algebra Olney
and Bay; Grammar, special class formed)
Harvey, Holbrook and othera; United Statea
History Ridpath and Venable; General Histo
ry Thalbeimer; Rhetoric Boy J; Civil Gov
erfment Martin and Townsend; Literature,
(English and Amerioaa) Shaw; Qeoitetry
Olney; Philosophy Steele; Physiology Hook
er; German PeUnor, (Norman's Grammar for
reference;) Book Keeping1. (Single and -Doable
Entry) Roehrer, Meservvy, Palme and oth
era. ' "I'-
- Accommodations as good her as elswhere.
We will - aim te make this term Interesting
and Pleasant. , . . v .
mm44 .
. Tumow. ' r
Prlmarj Branches.. T93 50
Higher ' .. 5 60
For further particulars call on or address
. JAS. H. HAMILTON, Principal.
Calais, Moaroe Co., Ohio.
T w SB Wi..M SB J.
o fc,V3 ik lH it. - Vim i'um
- i"". Saw York State Fair, 18SO First PrcaUBBi at Unittml . .f
" VV Wahlugtm, D.Cand at 84xtjr-Tk
suba Xowa Faaca
flfanar VnrW wottA
- vewif aoov) M
Jfelr, Vv tiahtufftoii, D. C
A flrst-clas Steel Flow, made in the ordinary way, full ringed, retails for twenfcMaw
oHara. Inferior Kteel 'Plows retail from sixteen t nineteen dollars,
Plow la but Sevcntem Dollars, and It la tie oneajKat 15
m r- , II - BM1 .
tax? mTs or 1063 lana. ana is. can anvtja D9 Kept on
mills. . , . , ... .
ani i bend, ivhioh It w-rWthaa tj U-ei!r.
D?:ti:3 tcy Br.rnc etch, ana vram, and nrroT nm tws
day. it Is tiireo times & Btrontr, and very much
absolute . .v' "1-. '
: Oi
1mm Unf tt,i. pinw fi,n mwi niu.
4Watit 't ;4
o. Agent for Sfonroe County, and by O: 'A.QEZ3C1Z3
, Ohio: JACOB STOUT, at Hiaa's BlasllMti Bheef1
& BRO., Lewisville
ler the
Revised- New-" Testament
aa mad by the maat eminent scholars of En
gland and America. Half the Price of Corret-
ponding 'JSnglith JCdilion. Large Type, linen
super-calendered paper, eletrant binding. A'
separate uUomprthentitt Ei$torg ot Vie Bible
and ita Trantlationt," inolading a FuU account
of the 2tei Revision, given free to aubaoribera. L
everybody wants a copy. Uest ehanoe for
Agent ever offered, send stamp for partica
Urs and aeenrey our territory atence.' Fleaaa
mention thia paper. ' ;;. ,: .,-,..7 -ii',
Tbe Henry BUI FabllshlDffCo.
180 Elm St,Oinoianati, Ohio. - -'
ataylQi'SltS. - ,j ; ir f ;r-
Alexander C. Ring
! : 1 : ' r VS. .- . - ,-. -
' ,! Marx Alberts L l'
virtu of a certain exeoution issued
from the court of oommoa pleas, "wllhin
and for the bounty of Monroe, and State of
Ohio, in a case pending in said oourt between
the above named parties, and to me directed,
I'wlll offer for sale at publio auction at the
aat door of the oourt house in Wodsfild.oa
Thursdy,'thel9tkiiat of May, l&8,'
between tha hours of 10 o'clock a. m. and 4
o'olock p. nw of said day, the folio wine de.
sorlbed personal property, to wit: s-'wi
On apring.' wagon, one brown horse, .oh
bay horse and two sets of harness, taken as
the property of Marx Albert.. .. , fV
... ... WJf BBAu, T
-iylo;'81wa. : ;-;8heriff Jt C. O-
Hostsb A JIallokt and Srxiooa & Daieas.
Atfys.,,.. -.; ; , (v.,t)
CATHARINB GAIT3 and Andrew Gaits her
husband, whose- place of resideno and
poetoffij address Is Rockport, Wood oounty,
West Virginia, will take notice that on the
7th day, of. May, . A. D.1881, Jaoob Zwigart
filed bis certain petition-in'the court of com
mon pleas of Monro oounty, Ohio, against
them and others, th objaot and pray r of
which la to obtain partition of Id following
described . real estate ' altuat in Monro
connty, Okie, to wit: 5 . . A,, , '
VTh eorthoast .'quart of thaswthastt
quarter cf sotion six, township fonr.jange
four; also, the.sontheaa quarter of the north
east , quarter . of. aect(i.n six, township four
rang four; also, th following premires alt
uat in Belmont oounty. Ohio, to wit: The
northeast quarter of th southeast quarter
of section twenty five, township four, rang
thre; also.r (ha southwest, quarUrof. h
aontheast -quarter Of eotion twaalyl,
township four, rang three, containing In all
of -said f tracts ono; hundred nd-lxtr vres
mor of IM; - A ' ' - i
Tbat they ar required to answer aaid p-i
tition on or before th 8th day of July. A.P;
1881. - - PEARSON k DOHB&TY, '
.A,1.W .... - . . . 1. ' ' '
maytu, .iti. . Att ys ior puinuija.
.1 5. wyt -
-- U i .. rifi.r 4,;- r-.i
h .-a .-a . ; PBOBATE NOTICE, i r .i3
t ;.:-. ; j ' ' .n I, ftlihiZ
' CCOTJNTS and vouchers hav been tld In
XI. thePrebaU Court f Monr County
Ohio, by th following Administrators, Bxeo
utors aqd Guatdiau, to wit: " " ' v
First and final account of Elisabeth A. De-
VOre Executrix Of the will of Dnntnl nvnpa.
aeoeased.v : " . r - 1
Third partial aoount of Thomas Cline Ez'r
of th willol George Clin, deoeaaed.
rourtlfc aad final aooount of Frederick Hoff
man Executor of th will of Michael Hoffman,
deoeaaed. --y
aura ana nnat aooount or Anoca Jtartin
one -of the Administrators 'Of th estate lof
Isaao Bottenflold, deceased. ' . ,
Eirat partial aooount of Enoch Martin Ad
ministrator, with th will annexed, of Abra
ham Huffman, deceased. !,;.'
Second partial aooount of James L)ono4iert
Administrator of the eatateof R. 8. Slack, da.
oeaHeo. , . r u ., . .
Third and final' aooount of Edward Okey
Aaministrator de bonis non of tha ubt .-t
Isaac Mnrry, detaaed.' :
first ft final aooount of John Stine Admlnia-
trator of the estate of Rhoda Stino, deceased.
JTirst and final aooount of Jacob Reixser
Administrator of th (state of Caroline Reis
ser. deceased.
lirst partial aooount of David Bates Guardian
of th minor heira of Morris Covert, deoeased.
account of U. B. Hill GuardiHn of
the minor heira of Thomas Alexander, deo'd
final as to one ward and third nartial aa ta
othe'S. '
First and final aooount of Barbara Tlani
Uuardian of Nicholas Bandi. an iiobecite.
aooount of Joaenh Bauer Guardian a
ma own minor children hual as to Theresa
ana seoona partial aa to other, w . r
Any parson interested may 111 written ex
oeptioua to aall aeoounta.or any item thereof
on or before the 30th dav of Ma .!-
when th sam will b finally heard aud ocn
tinned from day to day unta disposed of.
.--- tX: K.WALTON.
mayS,81w3. Probata Judgo M. C- O.
Estate of William Pool: ' Deceased.
THE, nderstanei'has leen appointed and
qualified, as Admlhistretor, with the will
annexed, of th estate of William Pool,
vi aiuuroo oounty, deceased.
Dated this 19th day f April, A. D. lBl '
apr2e,'81w3. W.C.POOL.
l Id LUaBT aF ea ! 1 III II III
nL Ammm
Tiiin-5 ant
UK '',
a ium wua aaa cava,
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'" --v: f- .
aeasoos aura, voa Maaw an tt kaaci
lighter fihaa any
(Ki'nom t-r
-V.W-r nl5'
s,;tJ .r.Ttr,!.-.,-. ttfaif
.n a.- .9.-t9 rffi, .rt tt' .
,.- v
i .
ayajaf'oi hS
Svraeu. IJ: Y. -
''r .t'J'.m mWl .Btra.'pj t?aj ','
...... -ttmvvrmxz:
) haller waoa Mg,lrt .
oflo addrwM Is the dtv ef WkMllag, ffeet
V4,iaiar:.aaa..inu.w Irtrliarl, what,
plao of mldano aad pUatc aMraa as
Belington, Barhoar'eesntfWMt Tlrgiata,
will Uk notie that the M 4ay f apill.
a. v, issi. ioe piaintix, rreoertaK aiaaleaar
gar,. Died, In th ooart f aaao plM T
if onro county, Ohio, hit potltiei agaiaat ta
abov named dfeadats; Ut e4H. a4
prayer of which U to ehUia ajadfaa!
against th said dafaadant, Chriatiaa Ti.
heller, on a proutUaoir BMUmratotea4
delivered by him to plaiatif, daUd awptasaawr
1,1874 eaiJng for tauaa f ,0SVwUh
eight par nt inUraat fraa date, aaafatl to
the erediU tkerele sUUd, jal to hneHn a
mortgage givta to iear th yayta t.ef
aid not, on ta Mtowla; anad Mat
cstato, to wit: .-ij-q-i;,, ".;
.. Th cast half of th east halt f.Ueaemth
aat quarter of section thirty fowr, towwakif
two, rang three, als th aat kalf ef the
nortkeaat qaariar ttk awthat twitat
of section thirty Ihr UwaAlplwbage
three,aUnateinJaonaAtjtCii T 1
Th abov named dedBU ar nuirod
to answer this petition en r kfrta 11th
day ot Jane, A. D. 1881,1-' ,fc -' lint
' - A '" PBARDOIt DCTSEtn,
aprl J'1881tT, AK'ytfw ptara V. H
N? DTICE U hnljgUtt t paOtfaJ W
b presorted to th Commiathev t Uf
toe oounty, Ohio, at their -Juaio.lU,
asking for an alteraUoa of ihTMd laaduaf bf
and near the school house i ackooldiatrUt Na.
i. in geneoa-township. Tf UalCls: a-M.UT.Iloa
p) oommenc at a atk .parked Utt-wA"
Bear a watering trough -a. tW frMGt
Aanaoipnr parpen ler, uieao"ia ouej l
reouoa or on the moat practteakle rwut Mr a
road to. a sUke marked, letter -B,". whet It
intereecta the toad leading Vjfrr4i-sil irajs
to Miltonsburg. .J v -
Alrto, for the vacation of o meh f said
Calais road aa lie betwewa tk aaid atak Sabrk.
ed letter "A" and where it saw taiawanaaaail
Alsor.aq alteraUgatq lald.KUtijMrf
road,, commencing lor th aaaa aiet)ake
mirked latter 'tC near aid sahoat ItataSt C
foot of , the hill on the preatiaM of Joha Uarkla;
thence in an eaatera dirctka, kptaf aortk
ot ui prtsent roaa bdbi it aatrsecu ts
road at a atak marked latter vD." oat taw
iae of .BMdolph.Oarptor.Mlattki
tion tf ao aiaohbf aaid Kihoaabmrg Uai as
lies between aaid atakas aaarkod lattato
and J)."-- . :...:j .
f Also, for aa alterattoavof nil llsasti laaj jt
another point, aa follows: CoaaaissKtow.aw ya
atak marked letUr E.Toa th fmi Uimf
to th Catholic ClanatoatIaaitf CatMT
Biedenbaoh near a fokaeeo truiia: sas la a
northern direction to a stake marked latter '?,
on the lino hetwm'CatpW Eieakach aad
Andrew Burkhart; thne aarth akaf aU
line to .aaUkomacke4lto,,0;tlMaiaa
northern 6ireetio to a toklattr4 bttor 'II,
who it intersects aaid Claia'rgaA'aal af
th vacatioa of o aauoh ef aaid Oalal read a
lies' tetween aaid sUk. awkad lattov C aa4
where it aow imteraeeta ta LrrarvOW rU
may,'81w5. MANY PmTlOXS3.
"' .' ..'' r.V in.
NOTIClV hereby given that m14 prowo.
posals will be recoived at the ofloe of tha
Township Clerk of Leo towwahip, Ifoaiwo Oa,
Ohio, until Wednesday Jus let 1881, at aaaa,
forth baUdta.; of a School haao ia Jatat
8ub-aistrii3t No. 4. Plans and aoeoi&oaUoska
By order of th Board af 'Xdoeatlna of aaid
township. ro ...WILSON AUSTIN.
april26,'81 w. 7wAlA) CUr.
T&tmCB fc;aiofclvat i
IT b presented no'tfe'Ceatelij3el
Monro Connty, Ohio, at thair Jaaa S si,
1881,praying for th alteration f ta aaaatr
road leading from Cameron. Adaaaa tatvaata.
Into SwItw laad township, as fcjfccai agin,
niag at th oreak raad laedbig tarn Caata
run to Clariagtoav aear tha satatfc tmimsf
Ruv theno the . Mareat aad Wt raaU ta
the top' of jh hill t a poiat lav the rea4
hear tha ratdanof Jaob.Cbit: .I'D
mohltlltt. MANY frlTinONXSS'
redemption; onoiCv
. . AosiToa's Crnca, aUflaea Canry,
Woowisin, One, ATsy t, II8L
To C. Cthn, WMsaam taaw CUav
VaUosHs' -hataby grvr-'ta,, Ephralaa
Ball has deposUvd. in. the Coa V, Tramry
nta of moaey offloleot aoVadoaaa UtKoiTi.
inth town at 8rdla.-ld laad was Mid
at Delinquent Tax . Bal by Joha ttatshalL
T.'""T ?f M6ttW Cvehty, Chle. Ja.aaTy
Christian Chra,f - i ,Ut. t
'v- -2:J- AATKteoa; I
nay3,8t3. , Aoditar Moasoa Cauku.
;K ...
' "h v?XJt
X tO 7 Sr'y .?! Bampkewarlm
Addrvat AmraSir Ca.,
vaW X.
Portland, Maia,

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