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THE SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY.
HENRY 11. WEST, EDITOR AMD PROPRIETOR. TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 1884. A union of hearts, a union of hands union of States none may sever; A anion of lakes, anion of lands, aA tH Flab o cub Union Foanvaa." Ths Keelt mo i or is to be exhibited in Puiladelphia on April 10 Auc-tu9 Sch ell, a prominent Dem ocrat of New Turk, died on the 27th lt. Tbe delegates to the Republican State Convention, from Belmont County are for Blaine. Blaine's book agents are booming bis presidential boom at a rate tbat is terri fying sis opponents. The appointment of Editor Amos, of the Caldwell Press, to be Trustee ol the Atbeis Asylum is a good one A dbtbait of the Pope will be pre sented to the American Bishops, in Con vention next November, by Archbishop Gibbons. Wt are authorized by Judge B. K. Walton to announce tbat he has deci ded to withdraw from the contest for the Congressional nomination in this dis trict. Bbciser TaoMPiON, ot Cleveland, is anxious to have an opportunity to knock Bruiser Sollita a oat in fonr round . The contract is a big one, as Mr. Thompson will discover later. The convict labor bill is a law. The contract system will be given a rest, bat it hi erious q lestion wiether the substitute will be better for all concern ed. A fair trial will determine the mat ter. General Gbahau defeated Ojuan Dion a aad his followers in a third battle last week. The Arabs fired a few rounds mttA th.Mt tnnt In tho vertnda Thp War rs declared t an en 1 in that part of the Soudan. Private, alias Sergeant Major, Dal ll, of Noble County, failed to obtain a favorable report from the Senate Com mittee on his application for an increase f pension, which is bad for the future welfare of the Republican party. i h argent, Minister to Germany, has been repeatedly Slabbed by Bpmabck List week the President appointed htm Minister to Russia, and the Senate con firmed the appointment. This is a pro motion for Sarqent and a rebuke to Bis. A mob of several thousand people, maddened by the escape of murderers through tbe weakness of juries, attacked the ja I in Cincinnati last Saturday nd burned the Court House aad Jail. About 75 people wire shot don in the street?. The authorities now have control. A tocko man Darned DeGkief, of New Philadelphia, made a brutal attack upon C. H. Matthews, editor of the Ohio Democrat, one day last week. Mr. Matthews is 64 years of age. Tbe only nro vocation was a demand for 97 25 c due from DeGbiet. Mr. M. should prosecute the ruffian. The Cincinnati Dsilv NtvnJowmal bss changed to a quarto form and J. C. Underwood has been succeeded by Chap. M Steele a Genera) Manager. The .Journal has steadily fought the Standard Oil machine and iU many read ers hope that the new management will steer clear of that interest and its meth ods. The whisky bill under consideration in Congress was defeated by a majority of one hundred votes. It was in the na lure of special legislation for the benefit of wealthy liquor interests. The lobby was large, bat failed to capture tbe Dem ocratic majority. The reeult would uo- doubtedly have been different had the Republicans been in power in the House. Governor Hoadlt and Judge Frasibr are being roundly abused by the silly editor of tbe Guernsey Timet because .they chose to discharge their official du ties regardless of bis Impudent and im prudent dictation. Soch conduct, if peraisted In, will cause the sensible peo ple of Cambridge to vote tbe Timet and its Dude public bores, and a damage to tbe best interests of the town and county- ! Thr Coshocton Commonwealth, Sens tor Cbowbll's organ, talks about tbe district being proud of tbe distinction gaii.ed by the Senator in tbe Legislature, to which the Ohio Democrat retorts in this cutting manner i . "Senstor Cbowbll gained his distinc tion by voting for a man for TJ. S Sena- tor wbo was unmistakably not the choice of nine-tenths of the Democrscy of tbe district." No use trying to boom Crowbll in this district; the Democracy refuse to be humbugged by tbe class of men who knowingly misrepresented them in tbe Senatorial contest. AN INCIDENT 6F TIE WAR. How Money Ran the Blockade of the Keepers of Libby Prison. In 1863 tbe present editor of The Spirit was wounded in tbe assault on Fort Wagner, South Carolina, and came home. Jerx Williams, part owner of The Spirit at that time, was made pris oner at the battle of Gettysburg and confined in Libby Prison at Richmond. Jerk wanted money and b w to man age to have it pass the watchful eyes ot the keepers of Libby was the all import ant question with him. He finally bit upon the following happy solution. Here is a letter to bis wife : Libbt Prison, Richmond, Va., Sep. 11, My Drab Wife: Since writing you last I ree'd a letter from Henry. I hopc.a he can do nothing else,he will continue the correspondence. The prospect for oar deliverance from here is gloomy Of tbe very many rnaaore afloat, each day dispels the hopes emtertained the day previous. After the little money sow on hand we will hare to rely totally on friends at home for everything bat a very scant supply of bread meat a rice. I don't know whether provision will be alw d to reach ns or not. Many bare written for them. If they succeed, which is doubtful, I will let you knew. Boxes containing clothing are ree'd here now. I wish you to send me 2 woo. en shirts. 3 pairs of drawers, two paiia socks, a file of SPIRIT for the last six wueka. novels, Ac, They shonld be packed in a small bo.; say window-glass box) and be addressed as you address letters. Do not fail to mark the box plainly. I Just now learned that provisions are allow ed to reach vt. Send sealed can of batter and such other things as yon can Juthoat making tbe box toe heavy. Keep letter. Iam very well. Write often Kiss Eloreo for me- Take care of yourself. Keep cheerful. Love to all. Tour affectionate husband. ' Jkkb Williams. Two days after, on September 13, Jeer wrote me ns fellows : Libbt Prison, Richmond. Va .) September 13 1863. f Diar Henrt : Daring your o loflneraent to yonr room, I would recommend for your reading Edgar A. Poe's works, which ton will find among my books, and I especially recommend a short poem addressed to Mrs. Praneis Osgood, tbe closing line of which is "The street TMsTU enclosed her," Compare it closely with the first Terse of my letter to Flora, of Sept. II. I do not wish you to compere literary marts, but you trill be amused by a close compar ison. Write me what you think about it. I think you will find, in my volume of Poe. tbe interesting points noted with a pencil. The whole four volumes will prove entertaining. I have written to F ora for a box of clothing, papers, Ac. Put in also, nee dies, thread, buttons,clothes brush, to wel, handkerchiefs and penknife and such other trinkets ss you may think of. I shall soon need a pair of shoes and a pair of pants. A box cf 40 pounds wo ild not be rejected. Send me one oc casionally. Write me soon. If you art ret able to comply with all the above show this let'er f Judge Way. Keep the letter tor tbe preaent. I am in good health but nearly "broke " Send nc money in future letters. Address box "vis Fortress Monroe " Tours, Ac, Jebe Williams. The volume of Poe referred to was looked up and the poem found, which was an accrostic the name of Mrs Francis Osgood was spelled out by com mencing tha first fetter of the first line with "F" ; tbe second letter of the second line with "r" and tbe third letter of tbe third line with "a", and so on until the full name appeared. Jebb says above : "Compare it closely with tha first verse (tbe word paragraph wae erased) of my letter to Flora, of Sept. 11 There was the key. Now turn back to the letter of Sept. 11 and the reader will discover the secret. Commence with tbe letter "S" and ran through tbe first paragraph and the following will develop itself: "Send mb monet hid in box " Tbe hard par of my task came in here, and that was to reply to Jerk's let ter in the Osgood style. After conside rable trouble it waa finished. A copy was retained, but has been mislaid. I oommeneed it with the Bret name of bis daughter, "Eloise," and when finished it read : "Examine Corren Can.'' A fruit can was filled one-third full of ground coffee and 30 - in greenbacks wrapped la paper deposited, when tbe can was filled with coffee and sealed np and marked. The letter was mailed and aeveral days afterward the box was ship ped. In due time I received an answer from Jebb acknowledging the receipt of the letter snd box. He said the contents of the box were excellent, particularly the coffee. H. R. West. The Democratic Congressional Com mittee ia composed of a confident set of gentlemen. Thev all have faith in tbe success of the Democracy, not onlv in thia district, bat in the nation. How easy it is for men to get mistaken idea into their head. Bellaire Independent The Democrats will elect their nomi nee for Congress in this district by not less than 1.500 majority. This is not a "mistaken idea.' Woodsfield Spirit. That's the may the chickens have bee counted all along, but A lot of those eggai may not come to be roosters. Guernsey Timet. Tbe chickens hatched In October next will all be Democratic roos'era, chief among which will be the Democratic nominee for Congress in this district. Ton will be Taylored. The Standard Oil Monopoly aud tbe Pennsylvania Railroad Company may each have a candidate. If so, one or the other of these great monopolies will use the mesne which will control tbe Convention. Monroe Gazette Standard Oil cannot nominate a can didate for tbe Democracy of tbis Die trict. The P. R R Co. will not have a candidate. One thing, however, ie oer tain, and that is, your Convention will be controlled by tbe National Bank, and J. D Tailor, President of a National Rank, will be vour nominee. He has "the means" to ' control tbe Convention." Thb Columbus Timet, 27th ult , said : "The lobby wolvee have poured into tbe city this week. The school book rings, the canal rings, the whisky rings and va rious other rings are fully repressed e e The weaker members of the Legislature are being attacked." And, judging, by tbe past, enough will be cap- tared to carry through tbe schemes oi tbe rings. The Legislature should ad journ and, by ao doing, save their own credit and that of the party. Gov. Hoadlt was in Cambridge last Week Woodtficld Spirit Is that all the defenae the Governor ie to have in Monroe Conntv ? Don't (bey like new Democrats d wn in the "banner deestreek ?" Phwew ! Guernsey Timet Governor Hoadlt requires no defense from Monroe County. He decbsrges bis duties faithlully and honestly, which don't suit your distorted idess. A Strange Verdict. Palmer and Berner killed Kirk in Cin cinnati Nst fall. Both have confessed to tbe crime. Berner has been on.trial for two weeks and escapes with the ver dict of man-slaughter. It is a travesty upon justice and discourages hope for tbe better protection of society against the lawless classes. The difficulty in securing a good jury for this case, for every intelligent man had an opinion, led to the Pruden jury law just passed. The Gazette says of the case : All the great criminal lawyers were engaged, and there was an abundant sop ply ot money, and as tbe law makes the severance of the cases obligatory, the first one on trial got a chance to swear that he waa not the leaderthat the oth er one was guilty. This was a cheap device, but it suited the jury, it seems. Then the art of the criminal lawyer was apparent. A mur derer seven times confessed was found guilty of man-slaughter ! It is a hideous faroe, but not a new one. The case is typical. It is repre sentative of our system as developed during these latter years. The criminal class, with their lawyers abd their agents, their ofOcisI standing and desperate methods, have become formidable There has been not only much money, but high position in crime. Tha verdict ie contrary to tbe evidence aad the law, and in the teeth of the clear aaj forcible charge of the Judge It has excited tbe people of Cincinnati in a degree heretofore unknown There will probably be an awful example made of the three black men in jail who are known to be murderers ! They have no money and there is a law now that per mits a jury to be made up of men ca pable of forming intelligent opinions His Dead Child. The other day a New Orleans man bad occaaion to go over the lake. On bis way back, and when the train stepped at the bay, he noticed a nun getting into the car in front of him with a little baby in bis arms. After the train had got un der way the conductor came and said : "Come with me; I wanttoahow you the saddest, strangest sight you ever saw," and he led the way into the next car. There sat tbe man whom he had noticed with the babe ; his precious bundle lay quiet on tbe seat in front of him, and as these two men watched be leaned over and looked long and earnestly in the lit tle face, and then kissed the frail finger tips he held so gently in bis hand. "Tbat baby's dead," said the conductor. "I died this morning at the bay. He couldn't bear to put it in a coffin, be cause then it would have to go without him In the baggage car, and ao be is jist carrying it home to New Orleans in his arms." Stricken to the heart's core be sat there quiet and unbeediog, watching over hii dead child, kissing tbe lingers that would never again softly clasp his face looking down tbe white lids tbat had closed over the bright eyee as the petals of a sensitive flower close at night time ovet ita delicate heart, and the world was nothing to him. New Orleans Timet Demo The School Book Monopoly. The Cleveland Herald is pouring hot shot into tbe eamp of tbe school book monopolists. It says that tb a combina tion the syndicate which at first num bered five publishing hoases, low in cludes nineteen the Harpers who made -uvu .... . uu.. - -www- -s-ith9 U - ! r: I ..I . I I.. ireiug among lue uumuer. i tie arrange ment is that there ahall be no "fights" between the members of the syndicate, and tbat profits shall be shared. They claim tbat "Boards of E location cost too much ;" and tbat the "illegitimate expenses" of the busineaa are entirely too beavv. The combination is under the control of an executive committee of five, says the Herald, Mr. C. S. Bragg, of the Cincinnati bona, being the west ern member. If it is not time the peo ple protect themselves against thia sort of monopoly and extortion, we underes timate tbe magnitude of the evil that threatens them. School books cost the consumer twice what they ought to, and certainly Ibis combination will sot cheap en them. Gie us a Slate series of text books. A Lawyer's Opinion ot Interest to all. J A. Tawney, E-q , a leading attorn ey, ol Winona, Mtna., wrilea: "After using it for more than three years, I take great pleasure in staling tbat I regard Dr. King'i New Discovery for Consump tion, as the heat remedy in tbe world for Cough and Colds. It has never failed to cure the most severe colds I have had. and invariably relieves the pain in the chest." Tiial Bottles of this sure cure for all Throat and Lung Diseases may be had Free at R. W Pope's Drug Store. Large eize, 91 uou. A Woman Deputy Sheriff. Chambbbstoww, Pa.. March 27. Reg ister and Recorder Kullwiller has sworn into office Miss Ada K ir z, 23. as Dep uty Sheriff of Franklin County. Miss Kurtz is a daughter of Sheriff Kurtz, and has been employed in his office as clerk aince January 1- She is accomplished snd in every wsy qualified to fill tbe po sition. Immediately after she assumed her duties she proceeded to Greencastle, where she served several writs. She is perhapa tbe only female Sheriff In the State or tbe United States Work and Worry. Dr. R. Bartholow. So far from being injured by severe labor, carried on under normal condi t ions, the brain is improved bv it. Mental activity, like muscular exercise, ketp the brain in a healthy state. When, therefore, a man says he is suffering from tbe effects of mentsl overwork, I want to know what his vices are. Worry may be one of tboae ; worry is exhaust ing. The worries of lire do indefinitely more barm than the work of life, how onerous soever it may be. Harm In the Word "Million." Broadway Lounger in New York Tribune. A gentleman recently remarked to ms tbst the word "million" bed done more mischief in America than aay aingle word. Said he : "Nobody thinks there is any hsppiness in life unless he has got a million. Persons who have got s little more than a competence are stretched up to be millionaires, and .therefore mod erate expectations are out of fashion and our young men go laboring on with a million in their mind, which they sel dom reacb, and therefore are disappointed. FBOM ALL POINTS. About Thing Ueoerally. Tbe whole of Egypt south of Berber is in revolt Khartoum is surrounded on all aides. There is a bill before Congress to allow tobacco dealers a sum equal to the stamps destroyed by tbe flood. The Marietta Register is tor John Sherman for President and Robert T. Lincoln for Vice President. List, who was reprieved for fifty years by the Governor of Delaware, will be con sidered a prisoner for life in the county jail at Wilmington. The semi-official lierman papers are urging the Turks to occupy Suaktm and other pices on the Red See. This coarse would, in their opinion, prevent more distressing complications in regard to tbe Egyptian question. General Graham's messenger, who wss sent to ask tbe sheiks to come to the British camp, returned with the re ply from Oaman that the sword i the only medium of communication between himself and tbe English Cabinet. Mr. Dana, in tbe Sun, offers a defini tion of "mugwump,", to wit: "A little man in a nig plaee and not yot round out," and "The mugwump, in abort, is one of tbe big toads in tbe puddle; and sizes and qualities vary with the pud dies." Of twenty-one prominent Republicans of Bellaire, interne wed by the Indepen dent, seventeen were for Blaine for Pres ident, two for Elmuads, one for Sherman and one for Lincoln. The latter was' named by almost all for the second place. The ten plagues of sn newspsper office are bores, poe' s, cranks, rats, cockroach es, typographical errors' exchange fiends, books canvassers, delinquents subscri bers, and tbe man who always knows how to run tbe paper better than tbe manager does himself. The President has nominated David J. Brewer, of Kansas, as United States Circuit Judge of tbe Eighth Judicial cir cuit, vice George W. McCrary, resigned, and Julius C. Burrows, of Michigan, as Solicitor of tbe Treasury, vice Kenne't Raynor, deceased Virginia, according to Congressman George Wise, wants tbe campsign con ducted on tbe O iio platform. Tbis ia tbe general Democratic view ao far as tbe tariff is concerned, and we hive no doubt tbe Ohio tariff view will be adopt ed by the National Convention. Judge Drummond has entered a final decree in the case of tbe Chicago and Alton Riilrntd against Samuel J. Tiiden and L iwis Meyer, finding the plaintiff indebted to the' defendants in the sum of $30,962.32 tor services performed in organizing the Chicago and Alton Com pany. At Salem, Mass , an exhibition was made of anew bleaching process by paraf fins soap, which, it is thought, will revo lutionize tbe bleaching business of tbe world. Tbe new method require but a few hours. Tbere Is scarcely any loss of weight, and none of fiber, and the cloth never mildews. Tbe Republicans in Congress are rais ing the old crv against economical legis lation. They are raving about tbe Democtsts crippling the government. When tbe star route and whisky rinj thieves found the treasury door abut in their faces they raised the same ory and tbe Country knows what it meant. Captain Adam Miller; a prominent citizen of Newcotnerstown, O , fell under the "an Handle train, running twenty miles in hoar and saved bis life by won derful presence ot mind. He lay quiet while tbe entire train passed over him. The buttons on bis coat wete scraped off, and some of bis clo'.hing torn away A few days since a sad accident oc curred near Flushing, 0. A farmer bv name 0f Bolten - " bari gone into the wooda for the purpose of cutting timber. His little boy, about seven years old accompanied him. The child was stand ing a few feet behind a tree which tbey were cutting, in apparent security, but as it fell it sp it, tbe main part springing in tbe opposite direction, crushing the ohild to the ground, and killing him al most instantly. Osman Digna has assumed the dress of a dervish. His followers are esti mated at from 1,000 to 6,000, and are exhortiog him to fight a third time, with promises of success. It is expected tbat a battle will be fought to-morrow. Ad miral Hewitt has disbanded the Abys sinian scoots because thev thrashed the Egyptians. He bss liberated the female slaves, and ordered the runaways to be restored to their masters on tbe ground that the Egyptians control, allowing alavery to continue in force. Osman Digna is telling his followers tbat be possesses power of rendering English bullets hsrmless. Sprouting Potatoes tor Planting. First class potato-growers say that cutting tbe potato intended for planting, allowing two eyes to esch piece, some two or three weeks before planting, and spreading them out upon a dark barn floor, or ocy similar floor, where they will have a chance to sproot from one to two inches, will sdd to their ear liness in maturing aome two weeks. They should be moistened two or three times a week, moderately,- with warm water. In planting they sho'ild be cov ered with not over two inches of soil If a moderate quality of early potatoes is desired, tbe potatoes oan be cut as suggested and planted in hotbeds. With s very slight coveriag of soil, and plant ed out as recommended. Oermantown Telegraph. eTThia ia from an interview with Thoe. Jefferson's grand-daughter whom Congress is asksd to pension : "I was twelve years old when my grandfather died,' she said, 'and I re member him very well. During tbe last years of hia life he was out of public life, and devoted himself to his familv and friends. His love of country was very strong. No man waa ever turned away from his door. Just a few days before Mr. Jefferson died there were over sixty people visiting at Monticello. He seemed to like to have it so. His heart reached out to all. Oh! those were happy days." "Mrs. Meikelham paused, and tears stood in her eyee. Continuing, she said sadly : 'I really believe my grand-father was eaten out of bouse snd borne ' " A North Carolina Man Advertised tor Sale. Gbsenville, N. C, March 28. John Hands in January mortgaged himself in regular form to secure a note, giving tbe holder of tbe note a right to his work and to sell bim if be failed to pay the debt. Wben tbe time named in the mort gage expired and the debt remained un paid, the bolder of the note advertised Hands to be .sold at auction. A great crowd gathered to see the novel sale, but an injunction was tsken out sod no sale took place. Tbs matter is now in the courts. Bsfflocntic liui tawlkis MONDAY, APRIL 7, 1884. Kssolvbo, By ths Democratic Central Com mittee of Monroe County , Ohio, that a ooanty primary election, by tbs Democratic voters of said county under the previsions of sec tions 2916 to section 2?21, inelustve, of the Revised Statutes ef Ohio, be held on Monday, April 7, 1884, 'or the purpose of placing in Boiaination one person for each of the fol lowing offices, via: Probate Judge, Prosecu ting Attorney Commissioner and Infirmary Director, RasoLvsD, That ths annexed notice be published in the Brian or Democeact, a newspaper published in said county. NOTICE. To the Democracy of Monroe County, Ohio: Yon are hereby notified that t primary eleotion will be held OA Monday, April 7, 1884, for the parpose of placing in nomina tion One person for the office of Probate Judge of Monroe County, Ohio; One person for tbe office of Prosecuting Attorney of said county: One person for Commissioner of said oounty; Ono person for InArmary Director of said county. The Democracy of tbe several townships wilt, at the same time and in the same man ner elect one Committeeman for their re spective townships to serve for tbe ensning year on tbe Democratic Central Committee of the count;. . Ths polls will be opened In tbe several townrhips between tbe hours of 6 and 10 o'clock a. m. aad close at 7 o'clock p. m- of said day, at the usual places of hohMhg the eleotiona in tbe townships. Tbe nominations will be by tbe popular vote system, the candidate reoeiving the highest number of votes to be declared nominated. Tbe eleotion to be conducted in all respeots in conformity with tbe laws of ths State regulating general elections, but only the votes bf such persons as ar qualified under tbe resolutions of the Oentral Committee, herearter set forth, shall be received. Tho Domocratio Central Cjmmittee of Jfonioe County, bars resolved, by rote, to invoke ths protection and subject said pri mary eleotion to the provisions of sections 316 to 2921 of tbe Revised Statutes of Ohio. The following persons from the following townskips and voting preolnots have been appointed Supervisors, vis; Adams Wh. A. Ross. Benton O. S. Aieao. Bethel J. R. Cards. Cantor 0. F. Lima. Franklin Tboi. Fossetv. Green W. M. Williams. Jackson W Kibkiabb. Lee J as Abdsbsob. ' Malaga F. J. Stout Ohio A. 0. W. Pons. Perry K. L. Lvvck. Salem J. W, McKimcm. Seneca--. T. Habsahs. Uimaslt Wh Rdcbsb. Sunsbury Or. B. DbbBTB. Bwltserland P. J Zsasrasa. Washington Wrsit Okst. WATBB J. T. OODOHSaTT. Bach Supervisor having first been sworn by a Jnsti-e of the Peaw. Notary Public or other officer anthorlaed to administer satbs, that he ia a legal voter of said township, and that he will correctly and faithfully conduct said election, protect it against all fraada and unfairness, oarsfully and truly canvass all tbe votes cast thereat, and return the same according to the call of the Democratio Cen tral Committee of Afodrce County, Ohio, and the provisions of the primary election law. ahall then oall npon the Democratic electors present at the pol's, and possessing the qualifications of persons entitled to vote under this notion, to ohoose two judges of elections and two olsrks to assist in receiving and taking account of the votes east, to each of -vhom aball be administered the same oath as already taken by the Supervisor. The Judges and Clerks shall then proceed, as in general elections, to receive the votes, hear challenge, examine parties challenged Under oatb, and oonduct said elections under the provisions of tbe primary eleotion law. The following resolution of tbe Central Committee defines the qualifications of vo teste That men who supported tbe Democratio State ticket at the last annual eleotion; Dem ocrats who move into the ooanty and will be legal voters at ths nest general election; yonng men known to be Democrats who will be of age at tha neat general election, Dem ocratic foreiiraers wbo may be entitled to naturalisation papers ie time to vote at tha next general eleotion, and all persons who would be qualified that tbey would vote the whole Democratio County, Congress and State ticket at the next October election, ahall be entitled to vote. It is mads the duty of Supervisors to see that this resolution is carried into complete effect, and to conduct said eleotion fairly and impart'ally. Resolved, That the Central Committee whose dnty it is to count and declare the vote, may reject the votes ot any and all townships which do not conduct their conventions in accordance with law and resolutions of tho Central Com nuttee. In case a Supervisor appointed ia not pres ent to open the polls, any . Demooratic elector of the township may be chosen to aot. The Supervisor and Judges at the close of the polls, will couut the votes and declare the result, oauae the poll-books and tally sheets, duly certified and sealed up, to be retained by the Central Committeeman elect to the Demo cratic Central Committee who will, at 1 o'olook p. m. on Tuesday, April 8, at the court house in Woodsfield, proceed to open the same in the presence of the Oentral Committeemen of the several townships who as a board of oanvas sers, will officially declare the reeult JOHN P. SPRIQGS, Chairman. S. Bouohhbb, Secretary. ANNOUNCEMENTS. Announcements, 3 Each, ets, $3 for Thousand. Tlch PROBATE JUDGE. Ed. Ppirit: Announce Jambs A. Watson, of Center township, aa a candidate far the offlce of Probate Jndge, subject to tho deoision of ths Demooratio nominating Con ventlon. Mast Democrats. Ed. Spirit : Announce Thomas Mub fbt, Kin-, sf Perry township, as a candidate for the office of Probate Jadge; subject to the deoision of the Demooratio Nominating Con vention. Mart Democrats. Ed. Spirit : Announce the name of Wirb H AMrLTOK, of Summit township late in Center, aa a candidate for Probate Judge of Monroe County; subjeot to ths deoision or tho Democratio Nominating Coaventioa. M ANT DSKOOBATS' Bo. Spirit: Announce A. J- Pear son, of Center township, as a candidate for the office of Probate Judire; subject to the decision of the Demooratio Nominating Con vention. Many Democrats. PROSECUriXG ATTORNEY. Ed. Spirit: Announoe John B. Daioss, of Center Uwnahlp, as a oandldata for renominatton to tho offloe of Prosecuting Attorney; subjeot to the decision of the Dem ooratio Nominating Convention. Mast Dbstoobats. COMMISSIONER. Ed. Spirit: Announce N. D. Has ki of Jack nan townahin as a candidate for reaomiuauvn w m -juio. u, mlasioner; subject to the decision of tho Demooratic Nominating Convention. Mast Dbkoobats. INFIRMARY DIRECTOR. Ed. Spirit: Announce Qborox L G illfspib, of Adams township, aa a candidate for Infirmary Director; subject to the decision of tho Democratic NsminaMag Convention, Ma in Dbmoofat. Er. Spirit: Announce Jacob Drum, of Perry township, as a candidate for re- nomlnatioo to the ofiteo of Infirmary Director; subject to the deoision of the Demooratio Nominating Convention. Mast Dbmocbats. A Good Story ot the Flood. Hartford Courant. Mrs. Isabella Jamieson Marshall, for merly a teacher in our high school, is spending a few days in this city. She lives on an island in the Ohio River, near Wheeling During the recent flood in that section some of her neighbors found their cow on the veranda one morning. Tbe house, was surrounded with watei, and when tbey opened the door tbe cow walked into the house, where she wss permitted (o remain. Tbey slept in tbe chamber, and when tbev came down in tbe morning a foot of water covered the first 11 or. As soon ss tbe door was opened tbe cow at once inserted ber bead in tbe stairway and walked up stairs The provisions in the boose being either in the cellar or spoiled by water,! he fam ily had no food rxcept milk from tbe cow, who thus proved a welcome though uninvit.d gneat. A'terward S supply ot eatables waa brought them in small boats. The high wa'er kept them in.tbe upper story upward of a week, during which time the cow was fed wilh'corn husks which were taken (root the mat tresses on their bed. . The Prince of Wales bas an income of 500,000 a year, and his wife 850,000, yet it is said to require management' and occasional spasms of re'renchment to enable them to live within their means. lfto 'toertiscmenls, A PRIZE lend Six cents for postage, and receive free, a costly box of goods which will hslp all, of either sex, to mors money right away than anything else in tbis world. Fortunes await the workers absolutely sure. At onoe address Tbpb & Co., Augusta, Mains 41-8r. NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT. Estate of Abraham Meuerley, Deeeated T HE undersigned has been appointed and 1 qualified as Izeeutor of the will of Abra ham Messerley.lateof Monroe county, deo'd. Dated this Uh day of Jfarob, A. D. 184. aprl,'84w3. W. T. HURD. NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT. Estate of John Howell, Deceased. rpHB undersigned bas been appointed and J and qualified as Administrator, with the will annexed, of tbe estate of John Howell, late of Uonroe oounty, deceased. Dated thia 26th day of JWarob, A. D 1884. aprl,84w3. WILLIAM A. HOWKLL. ASSIGNEE'S AUCTION. THK&I will be a publio auction at the store room of AfarMu A. Dopier, near the R C Church in Seusca township, commencing on the 29th day of April, A. D. 1884, and continuing from day to day nntil tha entire stock of good belonging to the estate of Afarttn ' A. Dopier is ditposed o', whioh wftt consist'' In part of Dry Goods, detains;. Boots and Shoes, Hats snd Caps, Groceries, ho., he. There goods must be sold without regrrd to price. Come one! dime all! J0SKPH BIBDBNBACH, Assignee ef Afartin A. Dopier, aprl,'84w4. Sheriff's Sale of Personal Property. Simpson a Uoge vs. F. M. Amos. BY virtue of a certain execution issued from tho oourt of common pleas aithin and for the county of Monroe aad Stats of Ohio, in a case pending in said oourt between the above named partiea.and to ma directed, I will offer for sate at publio auction la the town of Woodsfield, on Saturday, the 12th day of April, 1884, between the hoars of 10 o'olook s. m. and 4 o'olook p. sa., of said day, tbe following de scribed jus rsonal property, to wit: , f One buggy, one one-horse spring wagon, ono sleigh, one plow, one pair Fairbanks' scales and one doaen grain sacks. Also, at same time, in tho town of Antl oc b. the following personal property: About 8,000 pounds of loaf tobacco; also, about 8,000 feet of poplar lumber, also, tbe undi vided one half Interest of the following goods and chattels: One Barnes' safe, one fourth doaen cooking stoves, ono foarth doaen oentral lovor plows and about 100 apple barrels. Terms of sals, Cash. CHRIS. LUDB, aprl,'84w2. Sheriff M. C, O. Hdbvbb & Mauobt, Atty's. Sheriff's Sale of Personal Property. The Monroe Bank vs, Amos and Philo Onus. r. if By viitne of a certain exeoatisn issued from the oourt of common pleas within and for the county of Monroe, aad Stat cf Ohio ta a case pending in said oourt Between the above named partiea.and to me d'reoted. I will offer for sale at publio auotlou in the town of Woodsfield, on Saturday, the 12th day cf April, 1884, between tbs hours of Iff o'olook a. m. and 4 o'olook p. m., of said day the following de scribed personal property, to wit: One buggy, one one horse spring wagon, oae sleigh, one plow . one pair of Fairbanks' scales and one dosen grain sacks. Also, at samo time, in the town of Antioch, tho following personal property: About 8,000 pounds of leaf tobacco; also about 8,000 feet of podar lumber; also, tho undivided one half interest of the following goods and ohattels. One Barnes safe, one fourth dosen cooking stoves, one foarth dosoa contra! lever plows aad about ISO apple barrels. Terms of sals, Cash. CHRIS. LDDB, aprl,'84w3. Sheriff M. 0. 0. HcitTsa a Xalloby. Atfys, PROC LaUIA TI 0 N. IN somplianoe with the requirements of the laws of the Bute of Ohio, I, JOHN W. DOHERTY, Mayor of the village of Woods field, hereby notify the qualified voters of said village, tbat on Monday, the 7th day of April, A. D. 1884. between the hours of six o'olook A, M. and six o'olook, P. M.. at the usual plaee of holding elections within said village, an eleotion will be held for tho purpose of ohosing tho following officers, to-wit: One Mavor for the term of two rears; One Cle'rk for tho term of two years; One Treasurer for the term of two years; One Marshal for the term of two years; Three members of ths Village Council for the term of two years. Given under m hand and offioial seal at my office in said village, tbis 20th day of Mavoh, A. D. 1884. ' JOHN W. DOHERTY, SBAL Mayor of the Village of Woodsfield, Monroe Couakf.Ohio, Reduction 10,000 7STA 8 Cents , 7 Yesutrcl 30 Cents a pair Reduced to IVliULsliiiajSa TICKING, FLANNELS, TABLE LINENS, And verytixlximV xx tlxe Dry Goods Lint ' : "WJ jSLt C-reatly RedTiceci Prices, TO CLOSE OUT. rfffs Union Stroot, AT "ONE PRICE lew Goods iTTRimviiTOim ill 1 1U1U 1 If U 1 liiUllU P T. KING'S. 119 eJb 181 Belmont St., Bellctlx-e, Olxlo. At all seasons of the year jou will always find a complete sod attractive stock of NEW Ai SEASONABLE GOODS! at ths lowest possible S '.': l! A Iw A seoitment of Beautiful White Goods in PUtnrGieot ed and Striped Cambrics, Nainsooks, Victoria Lawns, India Linens, etc., etc , etc , etc. New Hamburg and Swiss Embroideries, In EDGINGS, FLO PACINGS and INSBSTIN0S, in beautiful sew assigns, at ths lowest prises ever seen in Bellaire er vicinity. Inspection invited at f F. T. tING'b. In Elegant New Line of Seasonable Dress Goods! Just received at flgnres away below former and designs. Goods formerly sold at 25 cents we are new offering at tbo low popular price ot 15 cent's per yard. Now is the chance for a new and beautiful Drsss fer very little money at P. T. EWtVaV REMNANTS! While taking our annual Inventory of stock w hare tonal a g jj 1 maay edi piece aad hert lengths of Which we have laid oat and1 marked at prices which will laser a spesdy sals. Call early and socar some of those wonderful bargains while there ia a good assert meat. NEW OAIiIOOS. New Ginghams, New Cheviots, New Shirtings, Sheetings, Table Linens, Towels, Crashes, ate Our Stock of Trimniiiigs, Ribbons, VELVETS, NOTIONS, HOSIERY, GLOVES, CHDEBWIll, sic, ate., Yon will find complete at all seasons aad tho ic west prices always sn at the 'OMB PRICK CAS II HOUSE" of The Kilbourne-Thoiiipson Case, Washington, Match 26. Tbe sealed verdiet in the case of HaUett Kilbourne vs. John G. Thompson, was - opened in tbe Circuit Court this morning. I awards ppourhe $37 500 This is the third trial of tnis rraarkab'e oaae. In 1876, what was known as the real esta'e pool, was subject to Qongressionsl in vestigation by the Glover Committee. Kilbourne was Secretary of the pool, and called as a' witness. He refused to produce ihe books, snd waa reported by the committee to tbe House for con tempt.' Still persisting in his refusal, be was confined in tbe Capitol by Sergeant-at-Arms Thompson, under instructions trom the Mouse, and remained technic ally in custody until tbe expiration of tbe Forty-third Congreas. A year after hla release he sued Sergeant at Arms Thompson (or 8500,000 damages for a -rest and imprisonment. Eminent coun sel appeared, Senator Vorbees among the number. Tbe jury at the first trial returned a verdict or 1100,000 for Kil bourne. The court set it aside as ex cessive Tbe second trial resulted in e verdict of 960,000, which also was set aside by the court ns excessive. Tbe third trisl. which began on tha 20 h inst , and was for 8300,000 damages. todav resulted in a verdict of 837,500 for Kil bourne. Blanche Tilton. the vouna lady who was cremated at Washington, Pa , the other day. was a member of the Tilton familv at Tiltonviile, just north of Mar tin's Ferry, and her asbes were taken tbsre for ssfe keeping. She was known by several persons in this section --Bellaire Independent. In Price! FLecXuLoeca. to Vo a 20c; by the dozen at 2 25. H. ROEMER, THE CASH HOUSE price at P. T. KING'S. prleesf fn sFt tho leading fashfena&fe si '9 I KT Gr'JSt. Orrin Car neater Ordered t Liacoln and Never Ketora. Lincoln, III , March 86. A neeting of 1,500 ci iiens was held here Mo-day to oobsTder the oase of Orrin A. Carpenter, recently acquitted on tbe charge of murdering Z rs Burns. Tbe meeting waa com osd ef substantial eiiinns, and spcSihes were mads by prominent men. including two ministers, denunciatory of Carpenter, expressing a conviction of bis guilt, and demanding a reform of the eiiminal code of Illinois. Among the resolutions adopted was oca requesting Carpenter to leave Logan County at once and forever. This reso lution will be presented to Carpenter Notwithstanding tbis sotion tbere are many people wbo believe that Carpenter ie innocent, snd tbsrs may be s speedy revolution of feeling. Carpenter is wealthy and a prominent man. tW AH our Presidents have not been rich men by any means. General Great's 200,000 makes bim the richest ex-Pres. ident since Buchanan. Mr. Hayes has, perhapa, 9100,000. Neither Johnson nor Lincoln bad over 950,000; Pieroe went in the White House poor, but had about 950,000 going out ; Fillmore and Taylor were in independent circumstan ces, but never rich ; Tyler was a bank rupt wben be was President, married a fortune afterward, and lost all in the war; Polk was worth 9150,000; Andrew Johnson bad nothing but hia "Hermit age," Adams waa rise; Monroe died ia debt; Jefferson had nothing to leave be hind bim; and Washington was very well off. Yan Buren, who died worth 9800,000, was tbe richest President we have had,-