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DEVOTED TO NEWS, P0LI1ICS, LITERATURE, AGRICULTURE, MANUFACTURES, AND 7 HE GENERAL INTERESTS OF HIGHLAND C0UN1Y. Vol. 39 No, 45J Hillsborough, Highland County, Ohio, Thursday, February 17, 1876. Whole No. 2073. The Highland News. PUBLISHED ETERT TUUIUDir XOITOB 1VD FKOFBXKTOR. OFFICS Ooraarof Mala aad Short 8UwU, posite MUSIC M.U. Business Directory. Caras inserted a.dcr this bead at tin following For 1 tack apace, $10 a year; inch, f8 r , V roch. H a year. MrTwetva Una of thia type make 1 loch. Ken. Bnana. L. S. Wbiobt. HEESO A WRIGHT. ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office over Barnburner Elliott! Stare, Main una, tiuisnoro, UDto. decSOyi A. HARMAN, Attorney at Late and Notary Public, OmcB wrrt Coluss IIittit, ngltmf HIM.SRORO. OHIO. J. K. PII KElinO, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Notary Public and Land Surveyor. Office with Matthews A Bnczina, HUlsboro, 0. pelf Ellicott House, Main Street. - nillnboro, O. T. COOK, Proprietor. feMy B. F. BrESON. ATTORNEY AT LAW, HUXSBOKO. OHIO. ' Offln Id Straw Bnildlng. Room No. S. apStf vuuc sloaite. . aiaar smith. SLOANE & SMITH, ATTOKXETN AT I.AW. HILLSBORO. OHIO. Office orer I. F. Stranas & Co. clothing store. All bosineas entrusted' to them will receive prompt lemma. octwtt O. B. GARDNER, ATTORNEY AT LAW. HILLSBOROUGH. - - OHIO OFFICE to 8mith Block, second loor, S. E Comer Main and Hirh Streara. s"Collections, Partition and Probate bosinera, together with the other branches of his profession, wul be promptly attended tc. one a, leeo. jnxyl Brxwr A. Sritbibd. Geo. W. HAHDisa. SHEI'II KHD & II ARItlXG, A ttorueya tt Xj a -w, HILLSBOROUGH, O. CSce on Main Street, between High and East ou eew. r. v. i 'rawer, ox. Jeorge W. Harding. Notary Poblic marlStf i. O. lUrnorwa. Hihbt H. Hueaiss. UATTIIEH'S & nCGGIXS, ATTORNEY S AT LAW. Office corner of High and Short Sta, op stain. airMI K. A. EVA XX, BurS0on XJontlvti Office Comer Mais an High Streeta, np stairs, over racs Ferris 's Bank. RANTED. Fetiraary 1871. ferjsyl Dr. S. J. SPEES Ur ill now give b of his Profei pive his entire time to the practice Profession. He has had extensive expei ieuce and will give special attention to the Treatment of Chronic Diseases. Omca Hlbbens Block, High Street, opposite Conrt Home. Kexidence West Walnut Street, near the Public School Honae, Ilillsboro, Ohio. ynyt R. V. KFSS, IH. Phraidan. Barceon and Accoucheur, H1LLSBORO, OHIO. Office Main 8treet, next door wt of Post Office. Residence South High 8L, south of oonth StreeL mylyl W. W. SHEPHERD, M. D., Piiyslclan and Sargeon, H1I.LSUORO, - - OHIO Ofcs on Short Street, two doors weat of Hirt St. OFFICE HOI KS From 6 to A. iU 1 to I P. M to a P. M. and ali day Satnrday. dectyl JOHN RECKLY IS rKEPAEED TO FURNISH GAS FIXTURES ot all kinds, at reaaomble rates, and to do Gas-Fitting & Plumbing to order, in the beat manner. He reapectfnllv tolicit coMom. jtiHtf at OB a o p ADVERTISE H TBI Highland News! ArtTeTtlMnir win pain new enfttomerv. Advertipiof will keen old customers, Advertising liberally alvara pars, Adrertising makes aocceVa eay, Advertieuip begets confidence. Advertising: ehowra enerpy, Advertiphig ebowi rrfnek. Advertising meana hiz,n Ad vert i n; or 4baet. " Advertise long. Advertise well. Advertise Now. ADVERTISE. OLD PAPERS For Sale AT THIS OFFICE, at SO cents a hundred. Storekeepers win icalice s ssvinby asioft them as wrapping paper - 13 w I O 1 E O 2 : I llDi H 'I X IS Op- a J. M. HIESTAND Hu removed to the room formerly occupied by Julio Reckly. On High Street, opposite Court House, ' where he hu a large stock of everything usually kept la bis line, consisting In part cf GAS FIXTURES! GLASS WARE, WINDOW CURTAINS, MIRRORS, PICTURE FRAMES, M01LD1XGS, &c, &c. 63 Would be glad to see all his old easterners and many new one. Hillsboro, Oct. 14, 187S. nctl4tf MUSIC ! WE wonld respectfully call the attention Marie Teachers and the public generally the fact that we are MAMACTOBING 0BGASS, of a 8nperlor QnalEty . . . , . . , Onr Cases are made by skilled mechanics, srd the beet of !hnrootily seasoned Blsrk Wslnut ber, and Unished In vanish or oil. In the The style of onr tasesh peroliarlr own, and tbej auike a beautif nl piece uf Pariur Furniture. ..... . The molcls sll (Irst-class, both for tonesndrol-. me, aun we cuajieuge compariauu. n nave invented a DOUBLE-ACTING KNEE LEVER, (which is excnsivelr our O'vti) hr which the former has full control of the Instrument, changing instantly tmm the softest ti the loudest tones with out nsvinjr to renioxe the Supers trom the keys. . also use (of our own invention) A Double Fcrts Stop, that pnperior to anything now In ne. Vlf h the a have dewrintioii we nlace oar Intrn- menfff before the peoilt- apon their merit, willing to abide by their rertlict. We revnectfoilTfioticit a rait from all thoee wlth- ln to piirrha-e, feeling satitled that we can pieaae the moef fnMi-1ion. For farther parttMiIaT, rail on or at1dre JHVKPHY A WOOiHiOVV, Maia(;f-tururn. LTuchburc. Ohio. Jan. 20, 1S7. ia? m THE BEST STOVE FOR WOOD, IS THE FASHION! TUB MOaST COMEMEST! DDR1BLR! Bakes beautiful BISCUIT in the short-7 est time, and has no equal tji Bakinp; Bread and Roasting. Resizes, styles and I rices to suit every one. MANUFACTURED BY Wm. Resor & Co., CINCINNATI, OHIO. feh3tapBwoveowtdec.T Ayer's Sarsaparilla Is widely known as one of the most effectual reme dies ever discov ered for cleans- in" the system anrl TmrifVinnr triA jf blood. It "has itlEfif stood die. test of years, witn a con stantly sTowin reputation, based on its intrinsic virtues, and sustained by its remarkable cures. So mild as to be safe and beneficial to children, and yet so searching as to effectually purge cut the great corrup tions of the blood, such as the scrof ulous and syphilitic contamination. Imparities or diseases that hare lurked in the system for years soon yield to this powerful antidote, and disappear. Hence its wonderful cures, many of which are publicly known, of Scrolula, and all scrofulous diseases, Ulcers, Eruptions, and eruptive disorders of the skin. Tumors, Blotches, Boils, Pimples, Pustules, Sores, St. Anthony's Fire, liose or Ery sipelas, Tetter. Salt Klieum, Scald Head, King-worm, and in ternal Ulcerations of the Uterus, Stomach, and Liver. It also cures other complaints, to which it would not seem especially adapted, such as Drop By, Dyspepsia, Pits, Neuralgia, Heart Disease, Female Weak ness, Dehility, and Leiicorrhoea, when they are manifestations of the scrofulous poisons. It is an excellent restorer of health and strength in the Spring. By renew ing the appetite and vigor cf the diges tive organs, it dissipates the depression and listless languor of the season. Even where no disorder appears, people feel better, and live longer, for cleansing the blood. The system moves on with renewed rigor and a new lease of life. PREPARED BY Dr. J. C. AYER & CO., Lowell, Mass., PrmelUml and Analytical Chemittt. SOU) BT ALL SSCGCISTS ETEBTWHEU. A MAX OF A THOUSAND. A CONSUMPTIVE CURED. When death was honrlv expected from CON rll NPTION. all remedies having failed, accident led to a discovery whereby Ur. 11. Jambs cured his only child with s preparation of Cannabis Indica. He now (rives this recipe free on receipt of two stamps to pay expenses. There is not a sineie symptom of consumption that it does not dissipate uiut-eweal, irritation of the nerves, liiAirolt expectoration, sharp pains in the lungs, nausea the stomach, inaction of the bowels, and wasting of the muscles. Address Craddock A Co lu3t Rre St., riiiladelpbia, Pa., giving name of this P"Per. ortHmfttA Bill Heads and Statements. Every Business man shonld nse neatly printed Bill Heads and Statements. We can furnish them S early as cheap as voq cert bnv the blank paper. 00 good Bill Heads on 12 lb. paper, for $3 ; 600 for $3..'0. All other Printing in proportion, at the sepmtf N EWS OFFICE. Handbills! From the smallest "I)odger"to the largest "Poster,, neatly printed on short notice. Prices are very low f mm ?i per I'tKl up. Call at tbe epIWf NEWSOFFICF. A Card or Circular Is what everr man needs who wants to extend Ms and he can pet either printed! the lowest prices and in the best style at the """ news office, ( Eaual to the best and Printing, cheap m the cheapest, of to , : Feb. 1st, 1ST. ASA DATNES. of Inm-' HaTing added Isrrelv to onr former stork, Bnet trr now prepared to sn'nplr the demand forll onr tides to onr line of trade. Dry Goods, Notions, in,ite ,tie attention of buyers, confident e can make it to their advantage to live us a cal'.. Feb. l, isr. ASA UAYNES A CO. ueu per t I f i at t ' ping to them ritreet will save the profits of midrile basiness, nien. and brine promiit cash returns. dcc33mHBtL I i - Every BoBiness Man . Needs something In the war of Job Printinc " attSU1 ath' New Arrangement. n A VINO this day formed a co-partnership hit eon-lii-law, 8. T. Evaua, and ray Cbartep K. H syne, the huelne will hereafter coDtitiocd at itic old stand, onder the firm name Asa Havne & Co. Thankful for the very liberal patronare hereto fore ircefred, a "ontiiiaaDce of the Mine fo solicit- ed by the ncwlitm. 1 to call and settle their accounts. All p feb3tf JACOB SAYLER, WATCH MAKER i JEWELER, Main St opp. Court House, HILLSE0R0, OHIO, Pealer in all kinds of AMERICAN WATCHES, IN COLD OK SILVER C1SES, Also Everv varietv of ' -. ' EYE LASSES and Also Jewelry, Chains and Silver Ware. Also School Books and Sta tionery, A Kbols-Mile and Retail. N. H. A't kinds of Pifficnlt Watch-work or Keioin inr executed ou reasonable terms. Jan. SO, 1K7S. jan20tn:arl3 To Western Emigrants! For Mti. Railrnad Time Table. iMnd Circular. Land Hxphmna Tickrl. .me Hale on Household Goods ami Slock and Reliable Itiormativu relatin totlu "W EST! CALL ON OB ADD REM J. M. KELLEY, Oeneral Emfgrant Agent, N. W. Corner Fourth and Vie 81s., directly opposite the Post Office, Cincin nati, Ohio. TO I. tXaTTlL YEKS! -A. Free XLca.e OVER LAND GRANT ROADS. I am the ONLY AGENT East of the Mississippi lt'ver, acting under appointment leceived from Governors of Western States. My duties are to see that von get Reliable Information and the Best Possible Kates on TRANSPORT ATION. lon'f fail to cull on or write to me before closing any agreement relative to moving your People or Property. I Make Xo Charge for Services. novi.K Examinations of Teachers. fgHE Board of School Examimrs of Highland I connty giv notice, that examinations ot Ap plicant for CertiftcateP will take place iu tlie Hiilt boro I'nion SchHl buildinp on the flnt tlurilay of everr nntntti, and on the third Satnrday of Kcbnia rv, March, April. Autniet, Septcmbv-r and October. Tbe Examination fee prescribed by law id 50 ct. The attentiuu of Local birectore in called to Sec tion 93 of the School Law, in which they are for bidden to employ any perron as a teacher who shall not hive flrpt obtained a certificate. Also, the ut teminn of Township Clerks to Section 94, iu which they are fotbidden to draw orders for Teachers pay. nulesa a certificate covering tbe whole time Uneht is riled with them. I!y order of the Board. nl9yl If. 8. DOGOETT, Clerk. 91. & C. and B. & f . Railroad. Xew Time Tnble,rAmmfnHiig Sunday, Iec 2G, 1875. GOING EAST. Chll. anil Cln. Trains Leave Express. Cincinnati,... 8 & a at Lnvclaud 10 W " Blanchester..10 4 ' Wetboro....ll I " I.vnchbnrg-. 'l :' " KuesellV 11 R5 Ar. llillHbro,1 iiiPM Martinsville.. 11 It) a H New Vienna. 1 1 S3 " Leesbnrg 11 4fi " tJn-entleld ...lx dr n Chillicothe... 1 1.'. Ilillsboro St. Lottls Accom. Express 5 30PM U 15p 4 8-1 " 12 Hi! B 44 .' 1 04 " 0 ft;t " 6 OS " 6 21 " 6 42 " 6 05 " 1 23 " 22 " I SS " 4J " 1 .4 A a " 07 " 2 15 ' ar (-5 3 IS " 4 2S 6 4i " I W ' llamden. .. t " Athens 8 81 ArParkerxb'g A 45 " GOING WEST, Faft Line. Parkersburg. 8 Via m Athees 10 41 " llamden 14 n4r chillicothe... 1 So " Greenfleld.... " Leesburg 2 b'A " New Vienna. .113 " Martinsville.. S 29 rn Blanrhestcr.. S 49 " I.oveland 4 " Ar Cincinnnti ft 45 11 oortt 12 IS A 74 1 28 " 5 Oil a II 2 35 " M " g 28 " 21 "4 9 " 6 40 " 4 00 .' " 4 20 " I 24 " 4 40 " H 01 " 5 SO " 2U " 6 30 " UILLSBOItO AND CINCINNATI. Accom. . 15 A. M. , C 33 " , 4-1 - . 7 00 " , 7 24 " 8 01 - 9 20 Mail. 8 oo P.M. 2 2.1 " 2 45 5 10 " ! 4 " 4 29 6 45 " Leave Ilillsboro " Rnssi-ll's 44 Lvnchbnrg " Westhom Blanchester ... " Loveland Arrive at Cincinnnti.. Note. Going West, Fast-Llne (Xo. Vh) will siop st an stations except rivers' ann mil e. Goine East. Cincinnati Express (No. 101) will stop at all stations except Hill's and Byere. . Accommodnt ion trains stop at all .tnrfoH.. Biff FIRMI'IMKI). Sbsd for PihceCv brent to A. E.BtRKriAi:DT fc TO Mannfactnrers and Exiiorters of American Skins. 1 13 West Fourth St . (.'iispinnati. They DAT the htirhest urirs etirreii. in AmMt-ic Khin i sepisa sEwsomoa we ar styte. c aon, be of Qentaur iniments. L The lame can be healed and the wonnded made whole. We now know jnst what the Centanr Lini ments will do. They will not mend broken bones or rwre Cancer, tat they will extract soreness, allay pain, core Khenmstlsm and a larger ranire of flesh, bone and mnscle ailments than any article ever discovered. Scientific skill caunot po beyond the effect these remarkaUe preparations. Chrmit Jihennta tt'inn of many years' standing, Neuralgia, Weak Back, Fever Sores, irerp('n-VKtci, Sciatica, Cakcd-Breasts, distorted Joints and Sprained Limbs of the worst kind are cared by tbe White Centaar tiuiment. . It will destroy the pain and Ami trithottt a near ordinary Burns and Scalds. It will extract poison of Bites and Stlnps, and the frost from Frozen Limbr . It is very efficacious for Ear-ache, Itch and Cutanbocs Eruptions. Nr. Josish Wcstake, of Marysvilla, ()., writes: "For years my Kheuroctism has lieen so had that I have been nnabie to stir from the house. The first three bottles of Centaur Uuiinent euahled to wnlk wtthont my crntchea. I am mending rapidly. I think your Liniment simply a marvel." C. U. Bennett, Proggist, Rock Prairie, Mo., says: Oatanr Liniment sells better and eives the best aatlsfsction of anything in the market. " What the Centaur Liniment lias done for others it will do for you. It ! handy, it is reliable, and is cheap. The Yellow Centaur Liniment is wo::h its weight in gold to owners of horses and Linlea. . This Liniment hss cared more Sprninnl, Swee- nled. Ring-boned and Gal'rd llirrtt in three years than have all the Farriers in the country in an age. Its effects are simply wonderfuL We have thousands upon thousands of certificates as strong as the following : Mv horse was lame for a ve.ir with a fetlock wrenrh. All remedies i tterly failed to enre snd considered hin worthless nntil I commenced nse Centaur Liniment, which rapidly cured biin. heartily recomineud it. "REV. OEO. W. FERRIt. "Manorvllle, Scbuharie county, N. T. "Plan Silts I have used yonr Centanr Unknent m my iamny, ami nna It to ne ot great value. Please send n,e two dollars worth, one for the aiirles and horses. "Rl LEY SICKLES. 'Falls Station, Wyoming county, Pa. It makes very little difference what the case whether it be Wrench, Sprain, Poll-EUl, Ringbone, Scratches or Lameness of any kind, the effects the same. Liverymen, Stage proprietors, Farmers, tc, should never be without the Yellow Centanr Liniment. It is sold everywhere, and warranted in its effects. Laboratory of J. B. Rose Co., 4S Dey Street, New York. Castoria. It is a mistake to suppose that Castoria is not adapted to grown persons as well as children. They only need to Increase the quantity. But chil dren have so many complaints for which Castoria is adapted like Wind Cvlie, Sour Stomach, Worms, Tetter, Teething and Croup, that it is especially recommended for them. Its effects are more certain than Cantor Oil. It contains no alcohol and Is as pleamnt to late as honey. It never gripes. By regulating the stomach and bowels tbe Castoria cool the blood, expels aud prevents fevei ishness, quiets the nerves and produces health then of course children can Uep iu quiet and mother can ret. CaMoria is recommended by all physicians and Burses who have tried it, and it is having a rapidly increarlng sale. It is prepared with great care after the recipe of Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Mass- at tbe Laboratory of J. B. Rose Co., 46 Dey Street, New York.. decDm3 Mystery Solved. The Secrtt of tho Wonderful SUCCESS OF VEQETINE. It strikes at the root of disease by purifying tbe blood, restoring the liver aud kidnevs to healthv action, invigorating the nervous system. Reliable Evidence Mr. H. R. Stevens: Dear Sir I will most cheerfully add ray testimony to the great number you have already "received iii favor of your great and good medicine, Veoetine, for I do not think enough can he said in its praise, for I was troubled over thirty years with that dreadful disease. Cstarrh, aud "had sn-:h had coughing sjiells that it would seem as thongh I could never breathe any more, and Veoetine has cured me; and 1 do feel to tliai:k God all tbe time there is so good a medicine as Veoetine, aud I also think it one of the best medicines for coughs and week sinking feelings at the stomach, and ad vise everybody to take the Veoetine, for I can as sure them that it is one of the best medicines that ever was. MRS. L. GOKK, Corner JI agazlne and Walnut Streets, Cambtidge, Mass. Thousands Speak. Veoetine is acknowledged and recommended by phyt-kians aud apothecaries to he the best purifier ami cleanser of the blood yet discovered, ami thou sands speak to its praise who have Iteeu restored to health. Report from a Practical Chemist and Apothecary. Boptos. .Tan. 1, 1874. Pt-nr Sip This Is to certify that I hare sold at retail IM'a dozen (162 bottles) of yonr Veoetine since April 12. 1870. and can trnly say that it has jriven the best satisfaction of any remedy for the complaints for which if is recommended that 1 ever sold. Scarcely a day passe without some of my enstomers testifying to its merits on themselves or their friends. Iam perfectly cognizaut of several cases of scrofttlons Tumors being cured by Veoe tine alone in this vicinity. Very resiiecti tillv yonrs. A I OILMAN, 4tW Broadway. To H. R. Stevens, Eq. VEOETINE Will Cleanse Scrofula from the System. HONEST OPINION. Mr. H. R. Stevens: Hear Sir This is to show that my son was taken sick in January, lf4, with Scrofu'la. which came out in large sores and ulcers on his leg and hip. H is leg was ."veiled more thsn twice its natural size, lie had several doctors of high standing in their profusion two from Boston ami three trom Charlestowa without getting a bit better. He was obliged to lie wherever he was placed, for he had no use of his limbs whatever. When we had given no sll hoies of his living we were told to try Veoe tine, the great blood remedy; and he had taken it hut a short time before we could see a great change. The sores ran mi had that we had to change the clothe four or five times a dsy. Still, he was getting better ; for be could move hislimhs and help bim-elt a liltle. He was soon able to sit up in lied, snd, by constant nse of Veoetine, it has cured h. He ha i lame leg, which he will probably have for life; bnt we all honestly lielieve, if we had used Veoetine hefore we had'hothered with thoee doctors, it would have saved the ne of his leg. and restored It to natural health. I hojie all those trotiMii with Scrofula will read this tes timony of me aud my son, who is now well aud able to spcuk for himself. CATHERINE MAHON'EY, DANIEL MAHON'EY, 19 Trenton St.. Charlestown, Mass. May 10, 18;. The above plain but honest statement conclusive ly shows tbe quick and thorough cleansing effects of the Veoetine in Scrofula. Veoetine is acknowleged hv all classes of peo- i pie to be the best and most reliable hlotri purifier tn me worm. Tetfetine is Sold by all Druggists, janlmlDco tUREK A ! .rrrdoX,VsTe.nd,S fI"" A6ATCa F- a DoWT Ct fjtgfelanbfbtos. . . HILLSBOROUGH. OIIIO: Thursday. Feb. 17..1876. T Ell MS: , Mail Subscribers-Postage Free Insleeonv. one year " 9 months " months ms months. ........... 2 on 1 so 1 OO a... so Club Rates Postage Free. of all the flubs of 5 nnd over $1 AOeacli. lO " " 1 7 " 15 " " 1 " 20 " " 1 SO " rWPnvment inrsriablv in advance. Ko naner ent by mail longer than the time paid toraii rwAn ertm eooy will he sent grWHs Kvery :lnh of i subscribers at the above rates; i" rirThe awvr; rates inelnde iwtnne prepaid at this office on all natters sent to subscribers outside of Highland county. r . TOWN STJBSCBIBEBS. me it 1 to I To Sntwcrihers In nillrioro and vichity, the Nkws will be nmmtr'T delivered hv Carrier, or at the Post Office or office of publication, oa the fol lowing terms: Fn advance, or within 1 month 00 At the end of months 2 Hi At the end ot the year S SO CTAn advance navment preferred hi all cases. Snbscrlbers will be notified of the expiration of their fime by a cross on their papers, or by bilk enclosed. X. B. We do not discontinue osiers sent to Town Subscribers unless snu lally ordered to do so, until all arresratres are naid. as a eenersl rule. A failnre to order a discontin ;ance ta considered as egttivalcnt to ordering the pa oer continued. Snbscrfbers who receive their papers 9 with an X marked opposite their name, J either on the manrin of tbe paper-or on a the outside wrapper, will understand that m the term ot subscription paid for haa explrad. rr Xo paper nf bg aictl (oiMer (Aon th Mnu paidf'ir . How l ftmsts KnbnertplionR. When yonr time Is oot, dont wait till yon have a chance to come to town, or send the money by a neighbor, bnt enclose It in a letter at once and band It to yonr P.M. R" wiH be repmuibUi the monei i4at, from nny pntofie in thf eowny. Subscribers ontside of the county shonld send money orders, when practicable, where the amo'nnt is ft or more. An order costs bnt 10 cents, which the subscriber rosy deduct from the amonnt sent. Republican State Convention. i The next Kepnblican State Con vention will be held in the City of Columbus, on "Wednesday, the 29th day of March, 1876. The Conven tion will nominate candidates for Secretary of State, -Judge of the Supreme Court, Comptroller of the Treasury. Member of the Board of Public Worts, And Two Electors of President and Vice President of the United States. It will also designate four Dele gates and fonrAlteroatearto- repre sent the State in the Bepublican Na tional Convention to be held in the city of Cincinnati on the 14th of Tune. The Delegation from each Congressional District will also come prepared to announce or select two Delegates and two Alternates to that Convention. We rcccommend that the meetings n the several counties for the selec tion of Delegates to the State Con vention be held on Saturday, March 18th, 187G, and that efforts be made to secure a large attendance at these meetings, so that the people shall be fairly represented in the State Con vention. The basis of representation in the Convention will be one delegate for every four hundred votes cast for General E. B. Hayes for Governor in 1875, and one additional deegate for any fraction of two hundred votes and upward in each county. All voters, without regard to past party affili itions, who desire the suc cess of the principles of tbe Repub lican organizition, are cordially invi ted to join in electing Delegates to this Convention. (Here follows a list of delegates to which each county is entitled, Highland county being" entitled to 8. The entire convention will con sists of 750 delegates.) By order of the Committee. of of by A. T. WIKOFF, Chairman Republican Central Com mittee. J. C. DONALDSON, Sec'y. i I ' I The Gray Nuns' Act, passed a year ago by the New York Democratic Legislature, has just been repealed by the Bepublican Legislature of that State the vote being unanimous in the Senate, and in the House, 103 to 3. While graduates ' of universities &c, applying for the position of teachers in common schools, were subjected to a severe examination, the Gray Nun's Act exempted from such examination all applicants for positions in the common schools who had diplomas from tho Gray Nuns' school. The Republic says: "Faith in gratitude of Republics would have been sadly shaken if the victims of deliberate starvation at Andersonville could have looked beyond their misery and beheld the authors and abettors of their suffer ings standing on tbe floors of Con gress, defending the cruelties prac ticed, and holding up to the loyal people of America that arch traitor, Jefferson Davis whose life has been spired through the magnanimity of a Republic he endeavored to destroy as a model of patriotism and "pub lic virtue." "We think that it is safo to predict that the first choice of Ohio will be Hayes, nd its second choice will be Hayes. VObio State Journal. an no a is Letter from Gen. Sherman. The following letter was written by General Shern.an to a member the Ohio Legislature, and explains itself: "St. Louis, Mo , February 2. "Dear Sir Your kind letter is just received, and, thongh I thought every. body knew my general opinion on the points of your inquiry, I can not hesitate to answer yon in such a way as to admit of no misconstruc tion. I never have been, am not now, and never will be, a candidate for the high office of President, before any convention, or the people. "I shall always prefer to 6ee that office filled by one of the million who, in the civil war, stood by the Union firmly and unequivocally; anl of these I notice many name? of the willing and Cfipable promi nent among them that of General Hayes, now Governor of Ohio, whom I know as a fine officer, and a gentle man in every sense. I do not, how ever, wish to be misunderstood as presuming to advise anybody in his choice of the man. "My wife and family are stroDg Catholics, but I am not That, how ever, is nobody '8 business. I be h'eve in the common schools and don't stop over the little matters that seem to be exaggerated by the press in some quaiters However, these schools are extravagant, and indulge in costly bnildings and expensive teachers, so as to be a heavy burden to the tax payers. This tendency ought to be checked, which may easi ly be done without making it a po litical question. Self interest will regulate this, and make schools free to all, and capable of imparting the rudiments of a good English educa Yours truly, "W. T. SHERMAN." The vote on the repeal of the Geghan law, in the Senate, on the 2Sth instant, 6tood twenty for repeal and fifteen against it. The Demo crats cast their votes solid against the repeal bill and Republicans in fa vor of it. Two citizens of Albanygot to discuss ing the Bible in the public schools, and one of them was knocked down and had his hip broken. Sinners Lave no business discussiing such questions. .... The U. S. Supreme Court has just decided a claim that has been pend ing since tne revolution of 177b. It was held by the heirs of Col. Francis Vigo, of Terre Haute, Indiana, and was for supplies furnished the army the revolution. The bill amoun ted originally to $8,000, the interest running it np to $iy,UUU. Ine money will now be paid, after a lapse one Lundred years. A Princely Bequest. The Day ton Democrat of last week says that information has been recived in this city announcing the - death of Mrs. Lucretia, widow of the late Edward Creighton. She died at Philadel phia on Sunday, and it is said be queathed 1,500,000 to build and endow in her native city, Dayton, a college for the education of indig ent young men who desire to pre piro themseves for the Catholic min istry. She was a daughter of David Wereham, deceased, formerly a prom inent citizen of Dayton. Her moth er, we believe, still resides on Madi son St. Her husband, Edward Creighton, was contractor on the overland telegraph, and its construc tion amassed quite a fortune, which was subsequently greatly augmented fortunate ventures. Mrs. Tilton, with her two younger children, Carrol and Ralph, and her mother, Mrs. Morse, live unpretenti ously out in East Brooklyn, Mrs. supporting tto family by giving music lessons. She was a music teacher before her marriage, and is enabled through numerous acquaint ances to get a liberal patronage. The elder children, Alice and Flor ence, keep house for themselves nnd their father, although he is absent most of the time, lecturing. Newspapers at the Centennial. George P. Rowell, of New York City, has been authorized to construct a building upon the Centennial grounds for the exhibition of files of American newspapsrs. If carried out on the plan proposed, it will be extensive building, sufficient not only to exhibit files of eight thous and publications, but arranged to serve as a journalists, headquarters, with desks and the requisites for a gigantic reading-room. Slander. Against slander there is defense. Hell cannot boast of so foul a fiend, nor man deplore so foul foe. It stabs with a smile, it is a pestilence walking in darkness, spreading contagion far and wide, which the most wary traveler cannot avoid. It is the heart searcher of the assassin. It is the poisoned ar row, whose wound is incurable. It as fatal as tbe sting of the most deadly asp. Murder is its employ ment, innocence its prey, and ruin sport i Narrow Gauge Railroads. For the information of our readers we copy the following information from a letter to the Cincinnati Gaz ette. It gives many facts of interest concerning the economy of the nar row gauge system of railroads. To introduce our subject, all gaug es have so far been experimental, there is, I believe, no known rule fivinrr Ho Tii"?tl Vininraan -e rn,1a but the following facts will ad. mitted, first, that every inch added to the width of the track ' over what is absolutly necessary for traffic adds to the cost of construction, increases the proportion of dead weight, or non-paying tonnage, increases the operating expenses, consequently in- creases the tinns to the . people. These facts being admitted, we have other interesting facts that have dem monstrated on more than 3,000 miles of the narrow gange railways now the United States and Canadas. They are, that less capital is required steeper grades and sharper curves are admissible; that the non-paying tonnage is greatly reduced, that the .capacity is equal to that of any gauge; that even the break of gauge between; the wide and narrow, necessitating the transfer of freight and passen gers, is less than the extra cost cf transportation over the . common gauge. The difference in cost of construc tion has been misstated. It is not simply a prism between the rails of the difference of gauge only, but, in addition to that quantity, it is the difference in location. As the mod ern gauge can nse sharper curvt 8 say as high as fifteen or twenty de grees with safety, its line wonld be located where the wider gauge could not, as engineers usually avoid curves of over six degrees on the common roads. Here there is great saving in construction, as the modern gauge is more flexible, hence can avoid heavy cuts and fills by change of location. Add to this the ability of the narrow gauge to nse steeper grades, because the dead weight being so much reduced, their train will be less in weight. But to illustrate, a train of 200 tons of freight on the common roads requires twenty cars, weighing ten tons each, making the total weight of cars nnd freight equal to 400 tons. As the narrow-gange cars weigh only four tons, and carry eight tons, (as done daily on the Cairo & St. Louis road) it would require twenty-five cars, weighing in the aggregate 100 tons, to carry the 200 tons of freight, making the train on the narrow gauge. It can, if necessary, use steeper grades. The next item of cost is that of cross ties. The common gauge ties are usually 6 by 8 inches, by 8 1-2 feet long, containing about 35 feet board measure. The ties of mod ern gauges are 5 by 7 inches, by 5 feet long, containing 17.5 feet board measure. Here there is a reduction of one-half. The rails of the com mon roads usually weigh 60 pounds per yard. The rails used on the narrow gauge weigh from 30 to 40 pounds per yard. usually 35 pounds per yard. Here, again, is a large reduction in the cost of construct ion over that of the common gauge. In the same ratio the cars, locomo tives, and fixtures cost less, redu cing the average cost of the narrow gauge roads, fully equipped, to from 19,000 to 25,000 per mile, while that of common gauge averages from 45,000 to 90,000 per mile. The new system the people can build and own and be no poorer, the other sys tem (4 10-100) has so far paid no re turns (in general terms) to the people on tneir investment, inattne common-gauge roads have been and are now, of great value to our conn try; that they are doing the business of the country at less rates than they can afiord, no one will deny. But the question now to be solved i3 this, can the new gauge serve the same purpose, viz: that of carrying passen gers and freight as quickly, as cheap ly, and as safely, at less rates in proportion to tbe cost of construct ing the two gauges? Shonld we find nothing gained by the wide over the narrow gange, then we shall claim that the modern gauge is the gauge to adopt More railroads will be built, but no more money should be expended than is absolutely necessa- Transportation, equipment, and cost of, will bo the subject for my M. A Sample Reformer. Sam Randall, the Democratic leader of the House, thinks that the poor West Point Cadets who get a salary of SG00 a year, ought to have their pay reduced, yet he still keeps his 5000 back pay in his little pocket. If he would cover that into the Treasury, it would pay the cost of the son of the poor man as a cadet for about ten years. But Sam's a Democratic "reformer." Dayton Journal. In order to be happy, one must be on good terms with his pillow, for the nightly reproaches it can make must be heard. [Correspondence of the News. Notes on Texas and the South-West. as in We left St Ionis, Jan. 19th, at 10, A. SL, in company with over a hun dred and fifty other excursionists for Texas. Richard Couch, of Pana, Els., was in charge ot the excursion party, which was composed of persons, a few ladies among the number, from Nork, Ohio, IUs, Ind and oth er States.'; Fare from St Louis to Galveston nd return, with forty days to go upon, thirty-two dollars and to other points in Texas at pro portionally low rates. Our route was via Iron Moun tain, Mo., Little Rock, Ark., enter ing TexaaaVJexarcana, (Texas iind Arkansas line) and ia called the Iron Mountain route. The ride was a pleasant one, or would have -been under ordinary circumstances, but the terrible rains of the day or two previous had done much damage- to the road, and wo were delayed very much, not reaching Galveston until midnight Friday, 21st distance from St. Louis 875 miles. Iron Mountain is the greatest natural deposit of iron ore in the world. Its yield per day now ia said to be over one" hundred car loads, and the quality is superior. - lrom iron Mountain sontn, we saw but little good farming land, in fact it is very poor except an occa sional tract, of moderate quality. Mile after mile, nothing can be seen but low lands, covered with a low growth of oak and pine, with some hoUV and sweet-gum. Upon some uplands the pine reaches a good size, and is valuable for building purposes. For miles- we saw little or no land, as the whole country was a sheet of water. The fall is so little that after a heavy rain, such as had just fallen, the country is like a lake. In this low, wet country, the mors hangs upon the trees in beautiful gray or green colors, sometimes reclining downward five feet antl far surpass ing my power to describe it . ' Little Rock, the capital of Arkan sas, (gernally pronounced "Arkan saw") about three hundred miles from St Louis, ia situated in a mod erately good country, the soil gener ally a dark red. Some corn, and considerable cotton is raised through the eorintry between Little Rock and Texarcana. An average cotton crop upon the uplands is half a bale, on low, black lands, about a bale. Cot ton sells along the road at from 9 to 11 cts. per lb., and certainly is not a very money-making business in that part of tbe country, as it takes about seven hands to work a field of cotton that one would work in corn. The improvements are poor. Nearly all the houses, dwellings and stores, are one story, always frame or log. The store buildiDgs are inferior in style, having a plain square front built from eighteen to twenty inches off the ground npon posts, and left open. Many of them have porches without floors. The traveling is done upon horses or on foot; no buggies or carriages, and few wagons are to be seen. Cattle are of a "scrub" order, and the hogs have noses as long in pro portion as the horns of the cattle. It is said that things are different farther South and West Will find out and report in our next i is ' Jan. 20, 1876. N. T. AYRES. Corpus Christi, Tex., Feb. 1876. At 4 P. M. Jan. 22d, we left Gal veston on the steamer Clinton, of the Morgan Star line, for Indianola, dis tance 250 miles. The trip was a very pleasant one, and although it was our first upon salt water we es caped the sea-sickness usually ex perienced by '"land lubbers." Most persons have to endure this sickness, at least upon their first trip, some often, and we are tcld of a sea captain of 40 years, who experienced it at tho beginning of every trip. When one becomes sick enough to "throw np" freely, he gets all right again, and is generally very much benefited by the sickness. Arrived at Indianola Sunday morn ing at 9 o'clock, and took a walk through the wreck of th3 once beau tiful town. You doubtless remem ber how last September the winds blew for two or three days from the Gulf, carrying the water over the whole town, in places to the depth of ten feet and how 300 lives and thousands of dollars worth of prop erty was destroyed. Most of those whom the waves and wind spared, have removed since the storm, or tbe "blow," a3 it is called here, to places more secure. It is said that nearly all the saloons, (and in this country nearly every other business house is a saloon) were left standing, while every church, with a single exception, was washed away. - A few stores and dwellings yet remain, some of them badly out of line, and some on ground they did not occupy before. Almost ev ery store was open- on the morning we visited the town, but trade seemed rather dull. Most persons probably were at Sunday School. At 10 o'clock we took tbe mail boat of "A of on for Corpus ChristL It was quite ft come-down from the steamer Clinton to the small sail boat "Josephfwith" her little cabin 12 by 16 ftj with" sleeping accommodations for about half a dozen persons. The main travel from "Corpus" is by steam" di rect to New Orleans, and not . via Indianola. - We were over a day and. a half making the trip from Indianola, dis tance 120 miles, fare eight dollars," and "luxuries" few. ; We saw thous ands, of, water-birds, such 'as gulls, pelicans, water-turkeys, ducks and fish in countless numbers, porpoises, jelly-fish, &c The city of Corpus Christi is tho most important point west of Galves torrTrpo the cosvst' ItrpopuJationia., 5,000, and is composed of Americans, Mexicans, s French, Germans, Ne groes, and every other nationality. There is considerable trade be tween this city and the Mexican border. As there is no railroad tc the Rio Grande, the goods are trans ported in Mexican carts, drawn by eight or ten oxen, or on wagons drawn by little mnles. . The oxen have the yokes fastened to their horns by raw-hide ropes, and pull the cart in this way, instead of by bows upon their shoulders. Thr mule teams are not arranged in five pairs, bnt four are hitched abreast in the lead, then four more, then two abreast at the tongue: The horses., mules, and donkeys are very small, . the oxen large enough, but quite poor. . Texas possesses hundreds of thous ands of cattle, but most of the but ter in nse, at least npon the Gulf, is brought from New York, and the milk is almost clear enough to gig fish in. . f ' Imported cattle heretofore have- not done well.- The climate, or something else, does not agree with them. Imported sheep do better, and hogs also, but the " number of fine hogs is limited. For 50 miles back, very little corn or oats and wheat are grown. The season just past was good for corn, bnt it is often killed by drought just about. the time for tasseling. The soil looks a3 good as the best of Illinois prairies, and produces pota toes, cabbage, beets and other veget ables in abundance. Apples and peaches do no good,' but grapes do" well where they have been tried. The timber is very scrubby. Mesquite and other small stuff, like our wild crab, with live oak in places, all that is to be seen about here. Two cords of wood-lasts all winter, and many houses do not have a fire place in them, nothing bnt a small stove or a pot for coals. Ice is only N. T. A . The British Quarterly for January contains: 1. Herbert Spencer's Sociology. 2. Among the Prophets. 3. The Hindu Woman, real and ideal. 4. Servia. 5. The Stock Exchange and For eign Loans. 6. Disestablishment in New Eng land. 7. Political Questions in Italy. 8. Contemporary Literature. The periodicals reprinted by The Leonard Scott Publishing Co- (41 Barclay Street, N. Y.) are as follows: London Quarterly, Edinburgh. Westminster, and British Quarterly Reviews, and Blackwood's Magazine. Price, 4 a year for any cne, cr cnl 15 for all, and tbe postage is pre paid by the Publishers. Thz Atlantic Monthly for Febru presents an unbroken front of eminent writers. Ralph Waldo Em erson, who contributes to no other periodical in tbe world, publishes here a stirring and beautiful poem called "Boston," which is very apt ti the new year and its national associ ations. CLarles Francis Adams Jr., considers the comparative safety of railroads, under the head of "The Railroad Death-Rate." For lighter reading there is a humorous account from Miss Elizabeth Stuart Phelps ' her sojourn in the South. . Mark Twain adds to the fund of the enter tainment a laughable article entitled Literary Night Mare." Besides these diverse elements, the number contains two striking poems, "Phid ias to Pericles," by the sculptor, W. Story, and "Under Moon and Stars," by J. T. Trowbridge. Mrs. Fanny Kemble gives the seventh chapter of her autobiography, and there is a very attractive installment Mr. Howell's "Private Theatric als." The editors, in Recent Litera ture, discuss tho writings of H. James, Jr., and Joaquin Miller, with Morris's "JEneids" and other recent and notable bocks; while under the head of Art there is a careful article Industrial Art Education. Edu cation closes the number with some information about Science Lectures for Teachers. If you let trouble sit upon jour soul, like a hen upon her nest, you may expect the hatching of a large brood.