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WiK HAMILTON '.. . KClior The mother of. Gen. Ctcim died Scio, Harrison .-.CountyY Ohio, a )x days ago. . . .. v.v Goteiixok Mooxlimit, late Dem ratic candidate for Governor of insas, has been appointed Governor Wyoming Territory j" j - E. Pkice G keexleaf, ,a.n, eccftjric ser of Boston, has " bequeathed 00,000 to Harvard College.' ;' '- The adjourned t session, of the do Legislature w ill lgut its work 4 o'clock p. in., on Tuesday aftcr- on of January 4,?1887.i i "ai-. . Tue Governor of Texas makes the I announcement that 200,000 pco- in his State arc on the verge of r vat ion on account of the pro- cted drought . At the municipal election in New ven, Connecticut, last Tuesday, Democrats elected their Mayor. tere were botli a Republican and xny Gkokge candidate in the Id. . ,- - . . "he Lieutenant General of the S. Army reports the army force consist of 2,153 officers and 23,- 0 enlisted men. What an array defenders we have especially of cers! What next? .Mayor Gkace, of w .York, recently appointed two men Mrs.' Agxew and : Miss idge as members of theJBoard Education of that; city. , Very ;;ceful in you, Mr. Mayor. , The recount in all the disputed inties in New Jersey has been npleted, and the Democratic ma-. ity in the Legislature is-absolute-secure. .The Legislature, now nds: 41 Democrats, 38 Republi- ns and 2 Labor men, thus giving Democrats a clear majority over opposition. tWe congratulate the mocracy of New Jersey. - ' . , , - : - . ' ; Since 1808 there has been agieat niuntion of pauperism in London, igland. For ..the month of Octo r, 1868 the per centage of poor to o 1,000 population was 42 per lit. For the month of October, s year, the per centage was only to 1,C00 population. "A study of ; cause of this decrease might nefit , American jxlitical econo- sts. . - ' ,- Ererybodr Says So. The New York Star says the an al message of President Cleve sd to Congress "is a complete and mpreh'ensive state paper. It omits .thing important, " touches",upon thing trivial, and is clear and de ive in its recommendations. More- it is Democratic to the core a ong party document .irhihthe .. U - ,1..i;i -f f1 'rinvi 1 vti 31 read with discernment and eon jitmcnt.". 1 U j p ft It is hardly necessary, toatatc.tha ! masses of the American people c the same belief: Wheat, according to the outlook a" lending New York broker, is on ; list for better prigeaT The Btocks the United Kingdonl are reported be 14',600,000 bushels less than a iir ago. ine tailing on . in uie npments irora itussia, nom oanu-. 1 to August 1 of this year, de ase'd about-' 1 5Q percent .nV;cora-' red .with last' year. Shipments m "Australia' are reported to be i so heavy by 8,000,000 bushels. icre is a demand in Europe snd a reased prod uction and our ship nts in that direction are gradual increasing. , . , , A Few Facta. rhe following" facts and.figures as aned from the reports of the Sec ary of the Treasury are, to say i least refreshing r ii- -.'Ik.' The total revenues of the Gbv- irsent for the fiscal year ending he 30, 18SC, were $336,439,727. e ordinary expenditures for the tne period were $187,034,181, lear- a balance of $49,405,545. Of se expenditures nearly $63,500,- ) went for pensions, and nearly (0,000,000 for interest on the nnb- debt and Sinking Fund.H.The enues were $12,747,029 larger in the previous year,, and the ex Jiditures were $17,743,796 smaller n in the previous year.' ,y ; - Kow then: , . ; , )ur bonded interest-bearing debt aunts to $l,153,443,112i : .It will uire only one year at the rate it ; been paid to reduce it to $100,- ,Q00,000. No other country, on face of the globe -could have jped out in twenty years so much the indebtedness as we had at : cessation of hostilities between north and south without impoy- khing the masses. The unlimited ourtcs cf the country raid the at industry, of its people have cd the country's credit, and while ng eo have br.ilt up its grcnt in trics and' developed its farming uS. - r. N. Snjresic Court. It is not. improbable t!ist the ap pointment of a majority oflhiJus tiers f the United States Supremo Con it . may fall to President Cl .eve-, laxi). oppei-iii'.ly should he serve, a second term. Justice' Wwts has not appeared on the btiuh this ses sion, and ii is a serious qui sti;n whether he will ever return. Of the other., members' ol the Court four Waite, Millkk, Fiki.d and I'uadi.ky have reached The age (70) at which they are entitled by law to re tire with a continuance of salary for life. Should President Cleveland have the appointment of Ave Justices thev being a majority of the Court it would be an event which, we believe, has happened but once in the last half centcry, if not since the origin of the Court. President Lincoln appointed five Supreme Court Justices, of whom two Mil leu and Field are still on the bench. This, we believe, is as great a number than' has ever been select ed by any one President. Grant appointed three, Hayes, two, Gar field one and Annan two. ' Mr. Wheeler's Conscience. The Washington correspondent of the New York World shows ex.: Vice President Wheeler, who played second fiddle in the Haves' admin istration, to have been gifted with more conscience than his chief pos sessed. This is the melancholy pic ture: "Mr. Wheeler has never been the same man since he left the House of Representatives. There he was one of its foremost members. lie was one of the best speakers on the Re publican side. As ' acting Speaker be displayed unusual qualities as a presiding otlicer. .No confusion dis turbed him; no misleading argu ments for -a moment clouded his judgment. Up to the time of the Presidential campaign of '70 he was the foremost man in the New York delegation in the House. From the day of his taking the office of Vice President his political fortunes and physical condition began to fail. He never believed the Republican ticket of "7G was elected. He was morti fied and humiliated'at the counting in of Hayes and never took an)" pride in his cilice of Vice President. He 'shrunk from all active partici pation in politics, and when not on duty-in the Senate Chamber sat breeding in his - room. He was so melnncholy and so depressed at this time that his fiierds feared he would go into a dccliuc. They did all in their power to cheer him un, but ia vain. He had a way then of going off fn.ro Washington to seek diversion at his old hpmp. It was said at the time that he went away to fish. William A. Wheeler's fish ing trips were standard jokes for the American paragrapher. His friends say that he never held a fish-polo in his hmas in life and took no inter est in that kind of sport. It was conscience," DABNEYS DENIAL. SEVER SAW AXDEKSONVILLE AXD NEVER FOIGHT IN THE REBEL ARMY. Washington, D. C, December 13. Medical Examiner Dabney, of the Pension Office, contemplates a suit for libel against certain newspapers who persist in libeling him as a mur derer and traitor. Action is liable any day. The annexed correspon dence on the Bubjpcf would seem to dispose of Dabney's mallgners! United States Pension Office,) Washington, D. O, Dec. 12, 1886. To Goopspeed Post, No. 295, G. A. R., Department of Kaneas: I cm in receipt of your resolution of De cember4th, whjeh reached mo yes terdin, and of numerous resolutions, letters. A-c. torn various parts of the United States relatl tfl jh ap pointment as a member of the Bpard of Examining Surgeons jn this office of Dr. T, S. Dabney, "or the City of New Orleans,. La, ;YtW.. resolution is as follows : . - i'Tlmt we beg leave to enter thjg our most earnest protest against the appointment of one Dr. Dabney. Confederate, of Andersonville Prison fame, to a jiosition on the Board of the Medical Division in the United States Pension Office; that we re gard the appointment as an insult to every loyal n an and ex-soldier of the Ucion army, and more than an insult and. outrage io f-hp remnant of the living survivors of that a-thjy helU nnd especially ; to the dead; 1 that, as a l'ofct comprising represen tatives of cx-6oldler (Unjon and prisoners of war. --'Democratic, nmj Republican parties, request that the Appointment (f mid Dr. Dabney be revoked at once; that a copy pf these resolutions be ecjit to His . Excel lpn cv the President of the United States, and the Hon. John C. Black, Com mi3sioner of Pensions, Washington, D.C." Dr. Dabnc' was appointed to the office he now holds in this bureau after examination and certification by the United States QvW Service Commission more; than thirteen months ago upon my selection. Jle then was and now is a citizen of the United States and on equal looting with every other citizen. There were no preferred applicants, for the place to which ho van appointed. He has since discharged rll flic duties of .his office in aw able 'fficnt manner, as shown by the reports to me of his superior officer, the Medi cal Referee. He has shown ..himself capable and honest.'; He is in har mony with his lawful., superiors, in their view of duty and government. These things fill alike the require ments of sound government, of pub lic policy and of existing law. Dr. Dabney may remain in public office, so fur as I am concerned, while these conditions exist ' The foregoing statement concludes the entire law of the case, but that you may not misapprehend the wle, dom of his appointment, and that you may Ja(My who nnd what this young man ia and baa bwn, and that you inay know that .the recitals cf your isouuioijs are not true, and that your denunciation is leveled at one, who in 1865 was but a child, and who never' sav the place, you mention ( Ap.dersonville), I append certain papers f;r your considera tion, and call your attention, in con clusion, to the fact that the Union soldier has suifercd no harm at Dr. Dabney's hands in his year or more of service, i;s the doubling record of the Pension liurenu shows. I have the honor to be, very respectfully vours, Jxo. C. Plack, Commissioner. Washington, D. C, Dec. 11, 188(5. ilox. John C. Black, Commission er of Pensions Dear Sir: Inasmuch s the press of this country have made many false statements about me, I deem it my duty to you to state, upon honor, that I was born on a cotton plantation in Hinds County, Mississippi, May 16, 1850; that I never was enlisted in anj army; that I never was at Ander- sonvule in my life; that I never served as a guard any where; that I never fired a gun at any person in my life; that so far as I knew, no political influence was brought to bear to procure my present appoint ment; that a Republican Civil Ser vice Commission testified to my fit ness; that General Street (Republi can), Commander of a Post of G. A. R. in New Orleans, recommended me. by letter, to you as being a suit able man for the position of United States Examining Surgeon; that, so far as I know, no one in your de partment knew my political faith when I was appointed in this office. self, very respectfully, T. S. Daisnev, Medical Examiner. Washington, D. C, June 5, 1886. Hon. John C. Black, Commis sioner of Pensions Sir: In reply to your communication of the 4th inst. relating to Dr. T. S. Dabnej I have the honor to state that since his probationary appointment he has been constant and faithful in his official duties. He is employed in the section having in Charge. "'in juries and diseases of the nervous system, in which I am of the opin ion his work has shown "by amount as well as quality his fitness for the position. I therefore heartily re commend his reappointment. Very respectfully, John Campbell, Medical Referee. (xoml Results in Every Case. D. A. Bradford, wholesale paper dealer of Chattanooga, Tenn., writes that he was seriously afflicted with a severe cold that settled on his lungs ; had tried many remedies with out benefit Being induced to try Dr. King's New Discovery for Con--sumption, did so and was entirely cured by use of a few bottles. Since which time he . has used it in his family for all Coughs nnd. Colds with best results. This is the ex perience of thousands whose lives have been saved by this Wonderful Discovery. Trial Bottles free at R. W Pope's Drug Store. TRAIN ROBBERS. - At 11:40 to-day thp mail and ex press train on the Fort Worth and Denver, bound for Fort Worth, stop ped at a water-tank just north of Bellevue Station, seventy -five miles northof tWt-lYuuih .l-jwjnin- ntes before the train arrived three men had ridden up to a house two hundred yards from the tank, tied their horses and prdpred dinner. They walked leisurely toward the tank, and about that time a train pulled-in. One of three men order ed Engineer Claude Ayers, the fire man, the porter, 'Johnsont the baggage-master, and O. G. Miller, an engineer .who was riding in the cab, to leive the road, and a tankman to get off the train and get in line about thirty feet distant from the train. The men complied, and were order ed tp throw up both hands, when the road agent wept through them, .and then kept them in line. In the mean time tne two conteueratcs nacl gone to the smoker, and began the work of boodle-gathering. - wakxed by a passenger. When the men had been noticed going through the pockets of the por ter, a' passenger in the rear car, who bad bin lipa P!Jj f tue window, saw what was up, and jinmpdjajfly went through the two coaches calling out: "Put away your money and valu- ableg: U'C will be robl pd. At once thp pwepgprs secreted an mey coiiio, apu awaupa repum. In the smoking-car were four United States Eoldlers. negroes, belonging to the Twenty.fcurtJi Infantry, n'n der command of Sergeant Connors, in charge of two deserters, Reich and B.ulz, being taken to 'Leaven worth from Fort Sill, Connors order cd hi-; men to draw their pistols and give fight; thtt the robbers must not lie permitted to go through the cars. Whf.-iij; S"n8 ,set?ri that the soldiers were going to Hght Henry Plinger, of Fort Sill, I. T., went to Count nn$ begged him to submit tamely, saying that tii f pnd children were greatly alarmed, and that fill the valuables were hidden away, and put Jltthj ypJ( be ob tained, besides, he said i 'These mm may have fifteen or twenty confuderatvii in these wipes nbqut here, and you will causu Juno cent people to be murdered." Others joined Ellinger in his re quest, and Connors reluctantly con gen ted to do as requested. By this tifnp .hp tvve men had reached the soldiers, cM.enn thpjn with i .3 i .,V'ji...... iony-iu tw, uemanuKu PJtw which the soldiers surrendered, ' wouldn't jioi; the ladies. "How much money have you got?" asked one of the robbers. "Only $50 to feed my prisoners with," answered Connors. Yoy t'uu ijeep jt, then," and the robbers passed p, " -'They tpjtl f ladies in the Inst conch i ' "Ladies, you need not be afraid; we won't take anything from yon," and were true to their words, but, notwithstanding this, several ladies were greatly frightened. Having gfltjp lirough the last car, they ordered ptisaetigei-a to yacnfg and go to the sleeper, which order was promptly obeyed. The door was locked at the forward end, and thfjjc the robbers jumped from the rear platform, One called out, "Come on, partner," to he man guarding the engineer and compan ions, who joined tne others. They leisurely walked to their horses, mounted and rodu away fast to the north-east and wheeled around sputh. west and entered the heavy timber, four miles below Bellevue. The train hurried to Bellevue, and telegrams' were sent to Superintendent C. L. Frost at this city detailing the crime. '. , .- ' :-. THE BOLDEST ON KEC01ID. :t ' The robbery is the boldest on re. cord in this part of the State. The men made no effort to conceal their faces, and talked and joked with the passengers as they r-bied - them. One of the robbers is positively known, and has a brother living in Wise County. Three ladies r.iiionsf the fifty passengers won thendmira tion of all for their pluck and bra vely. Mrs. Wittick, of Carthage, Mo., stood up by her husband and said: ' "Arc forty men going to submit to this outrage at the hands uf two highwaymen?" ' " "Hush, hush," said her husband. "But it's a burning shame that every one sits qnietlp by without a thought of rcsis'anee, ' answered Mrs. Wittick. Her husband had given her his fine watch and several hundred dol lars to keen, but retained $12 25. which he was willing to give up to the highwaymen. Mrs. Wittick re fused to permit any search to be made and secured $10 of the $12.25, and $2.25 only was surrendered by the husband. Miss Katie Haas, of Fort Worth, was the custodian of $3,000 worth i .. I., i ...... Chambers, of Pottsdam, N. Y., took care of $5,000 and some jewelry. CiHciuantf JCiiqiiirtr, llth itixt. Frequently accidents occur in the household which cause bnrns, cuts, sprains ad bruises; for use in such cases Dr. J. H. McLean s ol canic Oil Liniment lu-s for many years been the constant lavorite family remedy. BEALLSVILLE. The tinkle, tinkle, of the sleigh- bells can be heard in every direc tion. Notwitstanding the cold, raw. weather the' snow that fell on Mon day night last is bringing many people to town; business is booming, and our merchants and traders are flying around at a lively rate. From now until after the Holi days, goods will be sold fok cash at Isaac Hill's, Beallsville, O., as cheap as they can be bought any where in Eastern Ohio. Now U the time to set your Bargains. Henry Miller is still confined to Jus bed. John S. Melott has handed to the Trustees his resignation' as Justice of t he peace. If you want a bargain in tinware you can get it at Isaac Hill's. - A full line of Holiday goods almost given away. Come and see! There will be a Christmas tree at the M. E. Church on Christmas even ing. . Yearsly Thorn berry is still con fined to his room. Isaac. Hill is headquarters for Millinery Goods. Call and see them whether you buy or not. . ' GTATjKeepers" & CaTyePRTr chased a part of lot No. 22, in Lynn's addition to Beallsville, from Thomas L. Webb, on which they will proceed .at once to erect a ware: room. , . The largest and best selected stock of Boots and Shoes ever brought to Beallsville.at Isaac Hill's. The mock Congress effected a per manent organization last Friday evening. . ; ' . Dr. John W. Reed was : elected SjHPakcr of the House. : Call and see tjjp handsome Tobog gan Caps and Mufflers at Isaac HiU'g. . Vktck.: . , - Im-eiife"F digestion and assimila tion produce disordered covj'.'HIons ... . V WSJ D hi. ... M.VM piUII ...... confirmed by neglect, Dr. J.lrl. Mc Lean s Strengthening Cordial ana Blood Purifier, by its tonic proper ties cures indigestion and gives tone to the stomach. $1.00 per bottle. WASHIHGTOX, D. C. , Slncp ast J TroJ? vra tMst aH" gust body of law-ujakprB, cnllpd C'opgrpss,' has been in session,. No act pf grept importancp has, 8.8 yet. emarntp1 f -on) it Op? of thp'e-'n'-' tors did, in the beginning, try to make himself n little famous, or at least become popular wlththeladies, by "spouting on "Female suffrage," but I believe be failed to accomplish either object. For my own part I have not had q.nite so profound an admirat ion for Congress, as a body, since I observed the manner in which it received the President's Message, as formerly. It appears to me that if Tcre is any one, body of. men, more fhan aopj jij-;', Jhaf should ex hibit a feeijng pf're'isppct, Hcdpfej: pni'P P apy words the Chief Magis trate of.pi'tp gi'pht lapil ,D?' say p'"" Tra lly, it 'BltoukV be-pM p ejresen t a .ives in Congress assembled. In so doing thuy wp",ld teacji flip people ID eniuiaie ineir cxampip; mif. when, in the Very beginning of their ses sion, the President addresses them. through his niesetigp, they ppy go little attention, and Indeed make such a confusion, by talking and 1 mghing, that those who desire to hear, cannot. I fear the example is not good, lfii hondnfn s 9X h&s lately fat lcn oh thp npi'ki of Bfcvotai Rppij)Hr can otficiiils who have been holding over from the oUl dnitnlstratlon. Among the others were those of the deputy 5th and 6th Auditors, also the chiet clerk in the Cth Auditor's oftke. The newly appointed. 6th Auditor liails from Georgia, Mr. II. A. HarplsftH. Jfp $ fi prpthpr-in-law of Gen, Gordon, a.d had lir Eojno time past been tt chief of di vision in the Cth Auditor's office, in which. iosition his meritorious con duct won for him the honorable place he now occupies. Our Cth Auditor, by the way, is making finite a briljnrtt record as an official. His bureau bciug tne largest in the Treasury Department, it requires no little executive ability to properly manage it,and he graps at once the proper interpret lion of intricate questions, without appar ent difficulty ifi fni-t t3 only ob jection I hear made to his official conduct, is that, "He succeeds so ad. mirably In getting Ohio men to fill vacant clerkships," and this, I think, is rather commendatory of him,th:m , This week :it Alivigh'n, Lawn-nee Barrett gives the lir&t production of "Eien.i, the Li st of. the Tribunes,', over 150 auxiliaries on the stage, arid the scenery is;said to have cost several tlioiis::ncV- dollars'. It is no doubt rrind, and will draw large houses. I had the pleasure of see ing hiin in "Hamlet'' the other even ing 'and was sinipiy charmed by the eli'p'.Tit sfvk'- inVhfch he rendered that grand tragedy. Although his mat ructions- t-i the players, "Speak the speech I pray you," fec., r.nd his soliloquy, "To be oi' not to be." Arc, was spoken in an entirely different manner from any I had ever beard before, I could nt see how-he could speak it otherwise and be in keep ing with the xtijle of "Hamlet." Many of the dorks are now ap plying for their annual "leaves," in tending, no doubt, to pass their hol idays at home. For my part, I de-' Sire to see dear old Monroe when gontle Spring has completed her la bor of love in oarpetirig-the mead ows with green, and decking the trees: in their beautiful foliage.' So I shall wait, for "leafy June," and then true be to that postal clerk on the B. Z. & C, who penciled well he knows on one of my letters. ' There - is no news I can give you, this week, 'that you will not have had- from other sources, so I will elnsp W Vi AxniALS are oP;en afiiicted with a disense called the mange, the same disease inhuman beings is called the iteh.'and is highly contageousi to cure it mix flour of Sulphur : with Dr. J. II. McLean's Volcanic Oil Lini ment, bathe it thoroughly, and take Dr. J.' H. McLean's Liver and Kid ney Balm,1 BEALLSVILLE. ' Another: ; blizzard has reached us this week. The majority of our sick folks are convalescing. . G.' A.. Keepers & Co. keep a full line of drugs, paints, oil, diamond dyes, school books, stationery, al bums,: tc. . : , . ' 1 A mock' Congress was organized in our . town last -Friday: yening. We expect a lively time, and that there will be many obnoxious laws repealed, and bills enacted, which will give some of the great states men of our town, a national renown. We suppose the taritf laws will be remodeled in such a way that capi tal will be made to bear its share of the burdens by lifting a part thereof from labor. Would it astonish yrni if one of the candidates on the na tional ticket : for '88 should be se lected from- XJea I Is v lile? . ; One of our business . men. J. II. J oners, made a business- tir.y to Wheeling this week. .; t It you ccc-d window glass, putty, or sash doors, call on G. A. Kei pers & Co. . .-' ,-: .. Extensive preparations hi e being made, lor a babbath School enter tainment at the M. E. Church, on Christmas eve. A good time is ex pected. Th 'invitations arc to all. ., We 'learn that thero will' be a Christmas tree at the East Sunsbury Baptist Church. ' '"; ' ' Our town can boast of a larper number of peltry merchants than, perhaps, any other town in thecoun If you want sleigh bells, tools of any kind, nails, door locks, hinges, butts, rope bud cords, call qn G. A'! Keepers t Co. A ' child of James Jeffers, about three miles from here, fell from a chair the other day and broke one of its legs. - ;' : ' : r: W II. Stellers has on hands, now, the' finest' assortment: of Holiday Goods and Stationery ever brought to the village of Beallsville: Fancy and perfumed Paper and Envelopes of anp siae and style, which he offers at rock bottom prices for cash. Give blm n yall : before purchasing else where; 'f -i '.-' ' A ' most disgraceful occurrence is reported from the ' Dexter' school house. 1 They- have a singing school down there,-' under 'the superintend ence of Mr. J. L. Kcvser. : On last Sabbath evening.oh account of some difference, some sharp, words were passed from one to another and there stopped - until1 on the way home, when if generated jnto a kind of general row, In which,,' to their Suame, be it ' said, several church members took nn active part. Some cpafs were said to he stripped, but the row ended without bloodshed There is talk of the matter being brought before th6 grand jury.' The Lord hallowed the Sabbath for man as a day 'of rest, and not desecra tion.' ' ; ' ; ' ' ' ' It is a fact that G. A. Keepers & Co. are closing out their boots and shoes at .cost. . .. Nemo. V CALAIS. -., IViiTics.'rIeniy George's spppel delivered a 2Cpy Jlaypn, t'opi., Kpi 30, was transcendentalism. . JIp says; "The last national election, turned on a' question pf personal character. Think .of it A nation of CO.000,000 haggling over the pisr sopal character of rival candidates. The work of the Republican party Is done, Black- slavery lias been aboUshed,.biit. the crusade now be gun is n" crusade for the emancipa tion of all mankind," both' wiiit and black. At last the laboring masses all over the country ere organizing. Strikes' and boycotts are,totny mind, 'ike ?w?n!F '"fid ri2??i'M,?y f,r? vjy weapons, nni1 although t mr.y be neccesary in some Instances to use them,' it la-not' by the U3C of cither that working men can secure their rights"'- ;'"'' N Mr. George wants to throw a tor pedo into the ranks of S8. ; The members of tne 'adjourned sees ip ji of tli.a p(xty-.Sh:ur.th Gtuj: ral Assembly of Ohio will convene in a few weeks. ' The session will, in all probability, be n very short one. WouUP'siippoee 'this Legislature would adjourn, si we die, before March i, 1S87, so that Bob Kennedy and Pugsley and Crane, members-elect to CpMgnjss, can run thp Qlifo Leg; islatui-c ;.tbia winter again, as they did last winter. Suppose the Leg islature continues on - over the -1th of Marcb,: and the two Republican Senators and Lieutenant Governor vacate their seat3.on that day, what sprt of a fix will if leave the Legis lature:. hty-r.j they will hive no sue; cessors to take their plat-pa?- As a matter of necessity the Legislature viil f:j;.i!.n not later tu:"J the -ill; of .March.. Rev. Gardner commence 1 a pn - protracted meeting at the M. K. t'hc.'.xh in town last Saturday, rr.d will continue it over next S-d-b::tb. lie lia3 been assisted so f ir this week by Kcv. William D.-Miibv! of Mero Station, and wil', tin l. ttci p:;rt of the week, be assisted by Kcv. Bunting: also. . All the teachers of this township will dismiss their schools the week of the Institute. That is riuiit fel low-teachers. The school directnrs expect it of you; your pupils expect it, and so dots the Institute as an organized body authorized and pro vided for by legislation. I he High er Lit ii cat ion. or the better or mor practical common-sense education is taking place very rapidly, not only in Ohio, or in her sister States, but it is being pushed forward by our national legislators the Congres sional Representatives and U. "S. Senate the highest tribunal in the American Government. Thedcmard for better teachers is gaining giound every day in Ohio. The Ohio Legislature has begun to re cognize the necessity of better leg islation for the enmmon-Hcnse Higher Education of the youths of the State. The necessity for a reorgan ization of the common school sys tem of Ohio is imminent now and will take place on a more and better imtt.nl oi-of. sooner or liter. Krrnip of the existniir eiiadUllUis hi nil1 school laws of Ohio will be repciled in only a short time, and others more wisely enacted instead tlwreof. Take the uumerous colleges of Ohio in them to-day their difference is the same better system of ."How to Educate." to make the boy the man properly educated. Go. to any of the higher educational institu tions of this State and they will tell you that they are adopting wiser measures for the bovs' purposes pf life. XXX. iHUHTOX, KANSAS. It is probably unknown to many of your readers as to the Govern ment lands in Western Kansas, the way it is being taken by actual set tlers, complying with the law, and the amount a person is entitled to. The land in Lane County is all ta ken, and, a very small portion of Government land left, in the State. Every person who is at the head of a family, m- over the age of twenty- one years, and a citizen of the Uni ted States, is entitled to one Home stead, one preemption, and one tim ber claim, i On a homestead a person is re quired to live on his claim five years, continuons residence, and at the end of the five years, by having a certain amount of improvements on the land, can obtain title; or in other words, a patent froiri Government. Or a person can make final proof cn'a homestead, by living on the land six months, and pay $1.25 per acre for it, which we call "commuting on 'a" homestead." On a preemption claim a person must live six months continually, and at the end of the required six months residence, by having a cer tain amount of improvements on the land, and paying the Government price $1.25 per acre for it, he can ob tain title to the land. ' And the ohej! right to which a citizen of the United State i3 enti tlen, is the timber claim. On this a person is not required to live, but must comply strictly with the law, putting the necessary improvements thereon. At the end of eight year. having 675 living trees on each pf ten acres, they can obtain a patent. When a settler wishes to' 'make final prpof in support of their claims they must first ndvprti&jp for five suc cessive Issues q one of the County papers, in which the land is situated. After this is done the testimony of Claimant is written up, (he ia also cross examined) and also testimony of two witnesses, to prove claimant's continuous residence upon the land. Then the proof is sent to Wa Kee ney, which is the U. S. land office for this district,. and if there accepted by Hon. W. C. L. Beard, the regis ter, it is sent to Washington, I). C., and a patent signpd by G rover will be forwarded, tp the claimant, Many settlers In Lano County. have an erroneous idea, (Republicans mostly, because it is a Democratic Administration) that Hon. W. C. L. Beard register ot the U. S. land of fice is too severe on the settlers, but our opinion differs, with them. We think he discharges his dutieB ac cording to law. Were it not that settlers complied with the law strict ly the speculators wonld gobble up the land and hold it for speculation, when otherwise it will be cultivated and improved by actuaL settlers,. Lane County is sure of two rail roads, next summpr, land then will double in value; sod houses will be replaced by elegant frame buildings; ia rmers wul have an opportunity to ship their grain and stock to East ern markets. We will have two par allel llKea of road runn'ng through i;igiuon rrom ivist ro est, giving our farmers the benefit of low rates. We have recently been back to our old stamping grounds, El Dora do, and can Bay for that beautiful city that she is booming more than ever. We met a great many cf our old friends and acquaintances. We took dinner (and very fine it was) with the i'oggcnbnrg family farmer., ly pf Woodifield. They have a very nice, comfortable home, as nice as any one need desire; and from all in formation I could get, they like Kan sr.s better than ever. We also visi ted while there, E. K. Morris and family, Castles, and others from Woodsfield, of which space does not permit me to jrjakc. mention. Thev are. nil doing well, i:nd they thick (as is natural for everyone in Kan sas) they have the best town in sun ny Kansas. Yours, G. E. 10. - The Tirst Keen Twinge. As the season advances thp pnt auq acnes by wiuca rheumatism makes itself known, are experienced after every exposure. It is not claimed -that Hood's Sarsaparilla is a specific lor rheumatism we doubt if there is, or can be, sucu a remedy, But the thousands benefitted by Hood's Sarj.tpviUn. war.;-s.at 113 tg urging othra who suffer from' rheu matism to take it before the first keen twinge. AMICt.'I. When in the cti;e of;' a i orres pmdenfs requirement., it becomes necessary TiKvnim to arise from a bed 'of oblivion, rwaken?di from the unprofitable sliiju!:' ni" ik- rligcnee. it i j' w it 1 1 4. b'.-! sure v.e do' so; nnd n--)w reply to the c.-.ll in tne newsy -hi Si-!!:it of "Wharfs Eliy" Si::ec our last communication, win ter(wit!i Jipr-itlendants has as siuhed eoiitriil of the helm of weath er, and has done nobly her work as a 'beginner;- having stationed the mercury at a low indication, viz two decrees elow zero, which has a unique te:idency to render the fire side at tr.u table to all, and has o'er laid the veruals of the Mother earth with a sheet of crested suow. Our Republican Brethren, 01 Per ry, have not yet ceased crowing over the late Election returns; but tncirs is not a victorious crow, but merely an attempt. to keep up their feeble and fainting courage. It seems to us that if they would carefully cs amine the'statisties of the election, that, 'nstcad ot being enthused with the buoyancy of victory, they would be oppressed with a load of discour agement" And If thi'v made any observation ot the Oerrinnnntcriiin of the State last winter, that theo would find that then was the time ty 1... j. - At , i ue juouani over me aeieat 01 Jion. A. J. Warner. "' : A most renilkfible nnd imvti nn rput'llHl Weciuing uioii jilace aTTtrrf hour of midnight on last Saturday nig!it,at'Squire Lynchc's. Mr.' Jarred Hawkins and .Miss Jennie Dye, both of the flourishing little hamlet' of .tlechanicsburg, were united in the h'dv bonds of ma ;'rimony,: We ex-, tend our congratulations. The G. A. E. ami S. Vs., have rented the liro.vnfield Hsdl rs a place of meeting--during the next year. A dinner will be given on Christmas under the anspicics of the above. and an oyster supper at night by the S. Vs. The proceeds to a-o to- 1 o wards the procuring' a Charter for the "Ladies' Aid Society." Both are in a flourishing eonoition and will elect their r.nnual officers on their next meeting. " -; . ,An organization known by the name of the "Antioch Glee Club," is making prosperous headway, under me cnicient supervision of Prof. Ot to Sahlie. An entertainment will be given in the near future by this society, consisting of vocal and in strumental music, dramas, dialogues declamations and select reading. ' The Literary Society which meets regularly at 'the - School house Wednesday eVening;, is booming with thv buoyancy of success. ' ; Mr. Shed Ullom, of this place, caps the sheaf in the hog line, hav- n:g recently outcnerea two hos which wee two-hundred and ten days old,' ind whieh cleaned net, each, two hundred and seventy-five pounds. ;- ' -'. Dr. W. S hopley, formerly of Bel mont County, who located here dnr ing the latter part of the summer, is now 'having considerable practice, and from what we learn is giving satisfaction in general. . ; - Mr. VvT. T. Koontz is constantly on the track, buying and examining Tobacco. : ' . If you scc'a man with a; sack? on his back, and a knife in his boot top, don't beida'rmed, but consider him a pelt, hic-c end far buycT.' ' We understand there will be an English and a German woman ad dress' the ;eople of our community on the'subject of Temperance in the near futureand for the purpose of organizing a "lempcrance Lmon. ' Mrs. Win. Dorubush, of this place, watt t-alled to St, Mcrys, W. Va;, this week,' tp see One of her Brothers who' is lying d'angeroiisly ill. ' A :new; shoemaker at Mr, S. II. Ilaudenschjld's. ' It's a boy.' ; M Eii. ToucH-Jin-xoT. " ' " SWAZEY; ' Once again we claim our seat in the Sth:it ofliec, which has been va cant for it while.- ' ' Will Gibson, or.r merchant,- re turned from the east Saturday. We will have a Christmas'trce at this place on Christmas night A grand 1 time is anticipated. Kverj--body co,me.-: " '' ' ' 1 : M?. - Cotton nd son, Frank and wife, frani Cedar Falls, Iowa,are visiting friends here; : Mrs. Ann Scott, of lyvville, Ia;, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Katie Reed. ''- ' 4 ' John Warfield returned home last 'Saturday from Moundsville. ; Aaron Ogg will visit his brother Robert, in Gnernsey County, this week. " - ' -' .Out protracted meeting will begin Sunday,' Dec. 26. School is prospering under the su pervision of S.' H. Waj-no. Tobacco merchants have been looking at the tobacco here this week. They seem to think the far mev's prices are too bigh. . Homer and Richard Gibson have gone to Barnesville to attend the wedding of their sister, Miss Libbie, to Mr, Harry Grier,which will occur Thursday, Dec. 16. The newly wed ded couple then return to this place, where they will spend a few weeks with the bride s parents and friends We also learn that ye editor of the Sriurr will enter into the bonds of wedlock the same day of the above wedding. - ; Ah, ''Topsy," think you have been "Asleep" long enough. Wake up from your peaceful slumbers, lest yoir should talk -'again in your "sleep," as von did in the Gazette not long since. Ha! ha! Topsy you can't deceive any longer. '- Wn.o Rose. OBITUluY. V Jlannau . iwrrett, maiaen name Coulter, was born May Dth, A. I), 170-1, Died May 2(ith: A. V. IPSO. The subject of this notice at an ear ly age united with the 'Presbyterian Church in which she lived until cr-. cumstances were such she couH not attend that ihurch, Then she con nect! !c;'B,-!f with the M. E. Cljiiuh in which she lived a consist ant m ember fo'r over forty years, and her greatest mission seemed to be to administer to suffering humanity. She was always ready to do all the good fclie' could both in word awd deed, and many Yii!I rcmfinber her, althctigh she hs gone to that clime wbc&c"; none retqrn. -r V,"hy should our tour! In norrow flow V.'hrn God recalls hi own, . And bids them leave a world of woe, Fcr an Immortal crown? n.n 73:n3t?'rt how cajilTliwiaiim begins, mid hon insidiously it grown an tho sytAem, until on a is startled to iind himself its victim in either tli-j iicuto or chrunic form. He then lenrns tha fearful tenacity of its grip and tho utter powcrlessness of tho j or Imary remedies to give reiief. ' t'robabfy to lio dis'j:ise have physicians !;iven iuore s'n I," a:i I 110115 Inn more i::impletely ballled their cl!irts to provido :tsppeilic; and until Athlophoros was dis o .vercl there wa-J no medicim which woul'l surely euro rheuuntim, yeuralgiii ami n-;rvotn or st.'-K headncrij. TlioifcaiKla in'"' Drove or testimonial!! liKe taa toiiowin beyond question that Athlophoros is tho ' t,' ' u, ' , ' .. , Tr .-'. only reliable re:ne,lyr and that iT will do fc rTK ad that is claimed for it. ( kinson Smith and 0. V. Kdwurd. '" Mr.' Jorfal, AVhiie, of WParfa, Ohio,",ftlwr ' , . t0 -'Km.lentin reference, tohii ii beingcureilof rheitmatismbythenscofAth- 1 tlliiprnix - Ioplioros: It acted likeaeharmwitli meand lu ty ( Iho f.yrlowl Tutm v Tolx-rt IfeelthatIowomvnr.sent(r,io.lIiM:ihf,i ! . lu'rril'k- Auntlu Doliwni. the one bottle ofAthlnphoroB used. Ifxnn about (rr years ay) I had tlio rlionniat'sni, I could scarcely get nrmuvl and when I did manage to do it was with threat pain. I spent over thirty dollars durhvj thin attack tvit'i doctore not. ro intin;; what I -spent for liniments nnd othrr medicine, butnon; of them did mr'n p.irli':!-: of rood." At last I heir ! of Atldophoros; r. it was nn ' Weducs lay I commenced nsintj ii ami .con tinued takiii rr-s;n!arly until J finished the. bottle. On Fiilay I went out free fnini" rheiiH'atw-1. My lcgsworeatGirKl ns ever, and fruit I hut dav t' thh, nor nMrlv tw years hinci', I have not had a t.vim-e 01" J rheumatism. I -have recommended it t mnnt ditlerent sufi'erers and have been well paid frr my trouble by' seeing them bena fited r.:i I was. . . ... Every druggibt should keep Athlophoroi and Aililophorta lilts, but where Uiey. can not bo bon.'ht of the dni.-t lliu Aililo phoro? V J 1 n g Yor'.c, will Pf'-'-Ui" - :-r:.-in-Q paid) oirrLt . regular price, which is f 1.(0 tir. K-vS ir!!i!opltnrm an l.oOc. lor l i s. ,. :, ;.. For liver an'l kidney dlscav, Hi. 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