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OF HILLSBOROUGH, OHIO. CAPITAL SI 00,000 SURPLUS 16,000 Directors. PAVID KOBI.E, .1. C. GRECO, WILLIAM SCOTT. KLI A8 OVKKMAS, J. J. ri'iiSLEr, F. 1. BUJiGAKMiR, J0UN L. WEST. Officers. J. C. RKi;U, President. M il. LI A M SCOTT, Vice-President. C. M. OVERMAN. Cashier. O. . PKlcK, Assistant Cashier. Does a General Banking and Exchange Business. )aiij"yl ntUADOCUI'UlI, OHIO. TK'JRSSAY. - - N'ARCH 18. 1S80 snwjsBjBB'wsllp,1 TOWN AND COUNTRY. E. L. BOAKDMAS, - - LOCAL EDITOR. Mr. C. S. Kiukead will accent our thanks for late Greenville papers. Frank Glenn will lead the Temperance meeting next Sunday afternoon. The senior editor of the News spent the latter part of last week at Columbus. Mrs. J. J. Pugfdey has returned home from an extended visit to relatives at Co lumbus. The dance at City Hall Friday evening was attended by about fifteen couple, and was a pleasent affair. Mr. James Gulridge, an old citizen of Concord township, died at his residence last Friday, aged 79 years. Thanks to our friends, we have received all the copies of the News of Feb. Oth, for which we advertised, that we need. Mr. Mat Ferrell, of Covington, came up to attend the dance Friday evening. He was the guest of Mr. A. Matthews, Jr. Make up your minds to vote the whole Repnblican tickets from top to bottom, for no party can put as good tickets in the field. . Miss Ella Erown. of West Main street. entertained her friends with an elegant dancing party on Wednesday evening of last wetk. . Dr. Wm. Hoyt and Mr. C. M. Overman will make excellent members of the Board of Education, and their election is a fore gone conclusion. Mrs. Jacob Weaver died at her residence in this tp., last Sunday, of dropsy, aged ever SO years. She was buried at Pros pect Cemetery on Monday. Capt. J. M. Hiestand is just the man for Township and Corporation Treasurer, and Democrat had better just ratify his nomi nation and not make a fight at all. Eev. Wm. Tucker will preach at Center field, on Saturday, March 20th, at 7 P. and on Sunday, March 21st, at 11 A. M., and 7 P. M. Dr. Dave R. Overman, formerly of this city, now of Cincinnati, is going to Middle town, Ohio, to assist Dr. J. F. SutpUa, an established physician of that city. Mr. Jack Thompson, of this city, and Mr.C. M. Kirkpitrick, who has been a resi dent of Kings Station, O., for several years past, contemplate going into business in south-western Colorado. A light snow fell last Friday, which cov ered the ground Saturday morning, but disappeared before night. Another light enow fell Monday night, but to-day (Tues ilavt it Las also vanished. The Colored Band boys give a Festival at City Hall Saturday night, to raise funds to purchase uniforms. The band is im proving very rapidly and deserves encour agement. Give the boys a lift. The colored boys like Reed Willett and if aoy man can receive their solid vote, he can. He is a number one officer, and won't impose on a man because he ia black. He shows no distinction as to color, remem ber that. Paper rosea are all the rage among the ladies of the East End. They are mount ed on wire, and when sprinkled with per fumery can hardly be distinguished from natural flowers. "A thing of beauty is a joy forever." Messrs. Brooksbank and Bayleas, who were nominated for Constables Saturday afternoon, are both good men, who have had considerable experience as special police, and would make good officers. They should be elected. What gentleman could be found who would make better Township Trustees than Messrs. Arthur, Foraker and Anderson ? Erervone acknowledges their worth, and the Democrats haven't a shadow of a chance of defeating them. Mr. J. Z. Fouik, the photographer, who ha tiiken Mr. C. S. Kinke&d'a gallery, is hiving a regular boom in his line, and is doing a splendid business. We have ex amined aome of bis work, and think he is the best artist we ever had in our city. We have never bad a better Clerk in the Township and Corporation than N. H. Ayres, the present incumbent. Mr. Ayres is an estimable gentleman, well qualified J .' - r it: .-11 in every respect, nnu me xwpuuiicana win no doubt five him a handsome majority. Judge Thompson took with him to Co lumbus last week, Local Option petitions from this county, signed by 3,820 men and women, over 21 years of age. 2,170 of whom were voter. The petitions were pre sented by Hon. J.J. Pugsley, our Represen tative, last Monday. Mr. Lytle informs us that he has about $1,000 promised to aid in forming a stock company to manufacture his pruning shears at this place. A meeting of parties interested will be held some evening this week and a report ol their action will be duly chronicled. Mr. Hugh Evans, our nominee for As wewor, is a responsible gentleman in every seine of tbe word. He understands bis business, and is unbiased in the discharge of fcis official duties. Such officers are what the people want, and they will see that he is re-elected by a handsome Biajority. Cyrus Newby, Esq., Chairman of the Bepubliean Central Committee, spent last week in Columbus, attending the meeting cl the Bute Central Committee, and feel log the political pulse. He reports Ohio as booming for Sherman, but thinks the State will finally settle down for brant. God forbid! 5L A. Towne, of Portsmouth, Census Sapervisor of the 4th Ohio district, in which Highland county is included, was last week eonfiimed by the Senate, togeth- r with three mora of the President's ap jpointees for this Stat. The appointments Sn the remaining four districts are rot yet -wonraied. Republican Corporation Ticket. Mayor, B. T. BEESOJf. Council, EO. G. SMITH, ( HAS. HAYNK3, W. V. HALLEK. Marshal, M. B. WILI.ITTS. Clerk, K. H, ATKES. Treasurer, J. M. I1IK.STAND. School Hoard. C. M. OVERMAN, W. HOYT. Liberty Township Republican Ticket. Trustees, D. C ARTHT'R, JAMES H. ANllERSOX, H. S. FOKAKElt. Clerk. N. H. AYBES. Treasurer, J. M. II IE STAND. Assessor, HUGH EVAXS. Constables, OKO. BROOKSBANK, Ja., STUART B AYLESS. The County Commissioners meet again to-morrow, (Wednesday). Mr. Ed Kart, of Uolumbns, is in the city, recuperating his health for a weak. Mr. Sam Keller, the Cincinnati tailor, was in the city Saturday, soliciting orders. Township Supervisors are now required to give bond, which is fixed by the Tp. Trustees. Bev. McSurely preached to the young people Sunday evening. Absalom was the Bubject of his discourse. Mrs. Sophia Jones received a vote for Clerk at the Township Convention Satur day. She would make a betver Constable. The Commissioners made their gemi-an-nual settlement with the County Treasurer for the half-year ending February 18th, and found a balance in the Treasury of 5-2,-15455. Judge Thompson returned from Colum bus and Alliance last Monday evening, ne reports having a very pleasant time at the Alliance Convention, and also at the capital. The Commissioners made their semi-annual settlement with John Ballentine, Clerk of the Board of Infirmary Directors, at their meeting last week, and found his accounts correct. Columbus Tarr was arraigned before the Probate Court last week, charged with ob taining goods under false pretenses at Lynchburg. The charge was not substan tiated and Tarr was discharged. Cincinnati will illuminate to-morrow (Wednesday) night, over the completion of the Southern Kailroad, and will give a grand banquet at Music Hail on Thursday night, to 2,500 Southern visitors. Rev. S. M. Smothers, of this city, organ ired a Wesleyan Methodist church at Alba ny, Athens county, week before last, where he will go to preach every six weeits, un til tbs sitting of -the Miami Conference. Mr. Geo. M. Fawley, of New Burlington, Clinton county, who has been visiting rela tives in this vicinity, returns home this week to open his spring school. He made the News office a pleasant call on Monday. Mr. W. H. Hustead was married on Wednesday of last week, to Miss Anna L. Shoemaker, of Penn tp., daughter of Mr. Azel bhoemaker. The Nxwg office re turns thanks for a supply of wedding cake. Policeman Willett would make the beat Marshal our city ever had. He has had years of experience as a police officer, and if he can't keep the town quiet no one can. Remember him on the day of the election. Kead the excellent article of a corres pondent, in another column, on the new Turnpike law. It is full of valuable in formation, and meets and disposes of every objection to the law, that is worthy of notice. Mayor Beeson has discharged the duties of his office faithfully, and deserves anoth er term. He is a strict Temperance man, and guards the interests of the town care fully. Remember these facts on the day of the election. The Commissioners voted last week to levy a tax of two mills on all real and personal property on the duplicate of 1S80, subject to the provisions of sections 8052 and 8053 of the Revised Statutes, (the special Turnpike law.) . Mr. Geo. Doggett informed ns on Mon day, that his celebrated stallion "Rich mond" will be on hand again this season, and also ' Starlight," a horse of his own raising, a brother to "Highland Lady," and a half brother to "St. Julian." Mr. Henry B. Thompmjn hag been at home, from Cincinnati, visiting his parents, for several days past. Mr. Adolph Hart degen, first cello teacher in the Cincinnati College of Music, and first cello player in the Thomos Orchestra, accompanied Mr. Thonipoon, returning to the city to-day (Tuesday). The Councilmen nominated Saturday evening are all in the Northern precinct, are stannch Republicans and thorough bmsir.ess men. They have managed their own business affairs successfully, and they can certainly do as well for the Corpora tion. Vote for them on election day. Mr. Mike Burke, who has been employ ed as salesman for Glascock & Quinn for seven years past, left last week for St, Louis, to take charge of the Missouri agency of the Oliver Chilled Plows, for the South Bend, Ind., Iron Works. "Mike" has stepped into a fin? position, and his HilUboro friends all wish him success. Another terrible murder was committed at Waynesville, Ohio, last Saturday. A poor woman named Mrs. Carson was found dead on her bed, her face partly eaten by rats, and her husband lying in a drunken stupor by her side. When roused, he could give no account of her death, bit denied having anything to do with it. The poor woman's skull was found to be fractured, apparently by a blow from a stick, which was found with blood and hair adhering to it. It appears that both husband and wife were in the habit of drinking and quarreliug, and it is supposed that Carson killed her in one of their drunken quarrels. He was arrested. Both are over 50 years of age. Sermon on Holiness. Rev. S. M. Smothers, pastor of the Wes leyan Church, will deliver a sermon on holiness next Sunday evening at 7 o'clock. All are invited to attend, especially unbelievers. Transfers of Real Estate. For the Week Ending Monday, March 15, 1SS0. Daniel P.nnk to Wn. F. Simpkiris, 4l acres in Union Tp., $i'0. Mary M. lolinaoo to Win. F. Simpkins, 4 acres In Union Tp IH4. James M. Do men 11 to James M. Barren, lot, Hillnooro, $15'). Jno. Denny lo Enna Went, 9 acres, $2600. E J. Johnson to Jas. McConnaughey, 42 acres In Washington Tp., tISO'l. J. P. and M- Si roup to Che. Dnvall, 60 acres is JPodaoo Tp-.ltiW. NEW TURNPIKES. TEN TO BE BUILT THIS YEAR. PROGRESS, PIKES, PROSPERITY, PEACE AND PLENTY. THE REIGN OF MUD DRAWING TO A CLOSE. THANKS TO OUR LATE REPRESENTATIVE, CAPT, DAWSON, AND OUR ENLIGHTENED BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS. The County Commissioners, at their special meeting held last Thursday, an nounced their final decision, to build the following new pikes this year, under the provisions of the special Turnpike law of 1S79, for which, by the way, the people should not forget that they are indebted to the foresight and sagacity of our late able Representative, Capt. H. C. Dawson, of Salem tp., who framed the law and secured its passage by the Legislature : 1. Hillsboro, Marshall, Carmel and Pike county line. 2. Hillsboro, East Monroe and Fayette county line. 3. Danville, Hollowtown, Buford and Brown county line. 4. Sinking Springs, via Kesler's, to Mar shall. 5. From the Berryman homestead, on the Mavsville pike, via Sugartree Ridge, to the Adams county line, intersecting the Winchester pike. 6. From the terminus of the finished portion of the Hillsboro and Ripley pike, in Highland county, to the Brown county line, intersecting the Ripley pike at that point. 7. From Leesburg, via Samuel Rees to Centerfield. 8. From the eastern terminus, of the finished portion of the Milford and C'hilli cothe pike, in Highland county, via Paint P. O. to the Ross county line. 9. From the southern terminus of Road Improvement No. 10 to Harwood Chapel. 10. From Joseph Morrow, senior's, east ward to the southern terminus of theCarr's Ford pike. We congratulate the Commissioners on the progressive spirit they have manifested by their action, and have no doubt it will be heartily endorsed by the large majori ty of the people of the county. It is high time that the"mud blockade" which has reigned over large portions of our county for nearly half of each year, should be broken up, and the long-suffering people released from this oppressive incubus upon their comfort and prosperity. Other coun ties all around us have for years been get ting rid of it, while we have done but little, in comparison with Fayette, Clermont, Clin ton and Brown, our nearest neighbors. It is time that "old Highland," which is in ferior toncne of them in her soil and natural resources, should be "keeping step to the march of improvement," and doing some thing to give her people equal advantages with those enjoyed by the people of other counties. In no other way can this be more speedily accomplished, than by a wise and judicious system of turnpikes, on ail the principal lines of trade and travel through the county, enabling the farmer to bring his produce to market at any sea son of the year, and keep up constant and easy communication with the busy world round him. j Again we congratulate the Commission ers on their wise action, and also the peo ple of the county, who are to be benefited by the new roads. Let them be built as speedily as may be consistent with proper care to build them well, and let us hail the dawning of a new era of prosperity and progress in the history of our county. THE STATE MUTUAL AID. THE POLICY HOLDERS DEMANDING AN INVESTIGATION. MR. W. T. BOWERS GOES TO COLUMBUS FOR OUR POLICY HOLDERS, AND REPORTS THAT THE COMPANY IS ROTTEN. THE LEGISLATURE TAKING A HAND. I As our paper went to press on Tuesday of last week, the policy-holders of this city in the State Mutual Aid Association, were holding a meeting in the Court House, to decide upon some plan of action, believing that they were being defrauded. The meeting appointed Mr. W. T. Bowers to go to Columbus to make an investigation, and he is still absent as we go to press, but the following letter has been received from him : COLUMBUS, March 13, 1880. "You can sav to the policv-holders that the Columbus Bbbing Company is rotten to the core. It worse than Ktiw, for Koto takes all at from 10 to 20 runs, but- this thing will take all in about one-half the time. "I met Mr. Warren here, as per agree ment, and with three members of the House and one of the Senate, met Mr. Bell and Mr. Critchfield and had a long talk. I asked Mr. Bell for information, if they had G.0O0 members and a man should die that had a 3,000 policy, and they drew $ 6,000, of which 25 per cent, was theirs and $3,000 went to the policy-holder, who the balance belonged to? Mr. Bell replied, it would belong to the officers. I said, then if you barter for the other $ 3,000 and get it for 1 1,000, to whom does the $2,000 belong? 'It in ours, for it is a legitimate busi ness,' We ealled Mr. Warren's case in, and Mr. Bell said, 'if we could get it for less than we did, it was a fair transac tion.' . "Tell James Clark his goose is cooked ; the paper is worth nothing, and the whole thing is a fraud. I have got the Legisla ture on their track hard. The bill was brought before the House to-dav. "W. T. BO WERS." Mr. Bowers has also sent home a copy of the Columbus Sunday Morning News of last Sunday, from which we clip the fol lowing : A eimher of bills have been Introduced in the Legislature to guhjeul mutual benetit associations to Mate supervision. Tin) tlrat of these to attract inncli attention was that of Senator Uoiliugwortb. Kaiii-r in the aession Representative Cola intro duced a bill iu ttie House, which was referred to the committee on Insurance, and has n.il yet heeu reported back Yesterday afternoon Representa tive Cvfle introduced a second bill, iu order to ex pedite mailers, and intimated strongly that me Insurance committee was uotdoing its duty. W. T. Bowers, of Hil)boro, representins thirty mem bers of the State Mutual Aid Association, is here, strongly urging the passage of aome such bill iu interest of the paying members of ttie Associa tion. He came here, he says, with written au thority, which he shows, to make an investigation of the books of the Association, but be has not beeu able so far to get any satisfaction. Mr. Bow er had Representative Howard and three other members of tLe Legi!ature with him when he conferred with the officers of the State Mutual Aid Association. He also claims that in a num Der of cases assessments have been made for larger amounts than the beneficiaries received. Oue ot these, Mr. bowers meuiions, was toe case of Mr. Warner, of Sylvania, w ho held policy of t5ioo on his daughter, and was paid but $1,200. In tne case of Mr. Foraker, of Hillsboro, who held a $4,WW policy on John Coleman, Mr. Bowers claims that only $ 5 was paid. Mr. Bowers ..I., th.t rhe A RHociat ion cau make assessments upon the eulire number in the Association, col lect the full amount, and then settle with the peo ple to wboro the money is due for as small an amount as they are able to get off with. He says the Hillsboro people are withholding their assesa n untu until the matter is cleared up. There has been dissatisfaction heretofore among them, but this was met by sending the memners Columbus papers containing eulogistic notices of the Asso ciation. Kej-esentativa Cole has a letter from a policy holder in Cleveland! who was paid but $1,276 on a $4,0 0 policy, and there are many other com plaints ot a similar nature. "Fusion" Tickets. Editor News: We already hear ru mors of Independent and "Fusion" tickets to be brought out to beat the regular nomi-nees-of the Republicans this spring. We do not believe any sound Republican will lend aid to these schemes, which will injure his own party and help that of lii opponents. The vote last fall showed what Liberty township and Hillsboro could do when ber Republican voters made a long pull and a pull altogether. Let us not fritter away any strength this Spring. Let us give our nominees such a majority that will leave bo doubt of our good work ia October.. STRAIGHT-OUT. REPUBLICAN CONVENTIONS. TOWNSHIP AND CORPORATION TICKETS NOMINATED SATURDAY. AMMUNITION THE APRIL BATTLE. TWO SPLENDID TICKETS NOMINATED. WHICH WILL BE ELECTED FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. Pursuant to the call published in the Nrwb, the Republicans of Liberty town ship assembled at the Court House Satur day afternoon, to nominate a Township ticket. The attendance was large, and a deep interest was manifested in the pro ceedings, as is evidont from the fact that the number of votes cast was the largest for years. The Convention was organized by ap pointing Mr. James Brown Chairman, and E. L. Boardraan and R. G. Rhoades Secre taries. Mr. James W. Doggett moved that the Convention nominate by ballot, and that the candidates all be voted for on one tick et, those receiving the highest number of votes to be declared the nominees, and that the polls be kept open until 4 o'olock. The motion was carried unanimously, when it was announced by the Chairman that nominations were in order, and the following names were presented to the Convention : For Trustees J. H. Anderson, H. S. Foraker, Thos. AVhittle, D. C. Arthur, Benj. Conard, Eobt. A. Linn and J. C. Spence. For Clerk N. II. Ayres. For Treasurer J. M. Heistand and C. B. Miller. For Assessor James W. Newell, Major M. Buck and Hugh Evans. For Constables Geo. Brooksbank, Jr., Stuart Bayless and John Johnson, (color ed). Messrs. J. M. Ilughey and J. W. Dog gett were appointed Tellers, and the bal loting commenced, after the withdrawal of Mr. Johnson's name for Constable. The polls were kept open until 4 o'clock, and 310 votes were cast, tha largest num ber cast at a Township Convention for sev eral years. Below we give the result, the names marked with a being the anccess fal candidates: Trustees J. n. Anderson, ISC, H. S. Foraker, 249; Thos. Whittle, 48; D. C. Arthur, 272; Benj. Conard, 26; Robt. Linn, 53 ; J. C. Spence, 30. Clerk N. H. Ayres, 291, no opposition. Treasurer J. M. Hiestand, 177 ; C. B. Miller, 111. Assesors Jas. W. Newell, 8C ; Major M. Buck. 6fi ; 'Hugh Evans, 148. Constables Geo. Brooksbank, Jr., 20G; Stuart Bayless, 194. (No other candi dates.) Scattering Votes Henry Ash, Consta ble, 1 ; John Johnson, Constable, 3 ; Squire Brooksbank, Constable, 1 ; Jno. Arthur, Constable, 1 ; Mr. Calvert, Trustee, 1 ; D. C. Anderson, Trustee, 1 ; B. A. Jackson, Trustee, 1 ; John McNiooll, Trustee, 1 ; Sophia Jones, Clerk, 1. After aunounoing that the Corporation Convention would be held at 7 o'clock, the Convention adjourned sine die. Corporation Convention. Early in the evening, the Court House ' was filled with the Republicans of the Cor- j Deration, and promptly at the appointed time the Convention was called to order by Mr. James Brown, who nominated Col. D. Noble for Chairman. Capt. E. E. Mullen ix and E L. Bjarduian were made Secre taries. Dr. H. S. Fullerton and J. M. Hughey were appointed Tellers for the Corporation, and Col. F. J. Picard and Mr. T. H. Lingley, Tellers for the School Board. CoL Noble stated the officers to be nominated, and declared the candidates receiving the highest number of votes would be the nominees. Dr. H. S. Fuller ton moved that the polls be kept open un til 9 o'clock, which was adopted, and nom inations were made as follows : For Mayor B. F. Bjeson, J. M. Moore and W. M. Meek. For Marshal M. R. Willetts, "Squire Brooksbank and Jas. G. Lyle. For Clerk N. H. Ayres. For Treasurer J. M. Hiestand. For Council Ed G. Smith, Flint Bock hold, Chas. Haynes, Wm. W. Haller, P. C. Eskley and C. S. Bell. For School Board Dr. Wm. Hoyt, Wes ley Copes, C. M. Overman, Dr. P. H. We ver and Nelson Taylor. There being no opposition for Clerk and Treasurer, on motion the rules were sus pended, and Mr. Ayres and Capt. Hiestand were nominated by acclamation. Mr. Moore withdrew his name for Mayor, and Mr. Nelson Taylor's name was with drawn for School Board, when the ballot ing commenced. The polls were kept open until 9 o'clock, and 257 votes were cast. Below is tha official vote, the successful candidates being marked with a : Mayor-B. F.Beeson, 138, W. M.Meek, 113. Marshal M. R. Willetta, 153, Squire Brooksbank, 64, Jas. G. Lyle, 49. Councilmen Ed. G. Smith, 133, Flint Rockhold, 8G, Chaa. Haynes, 111, Wm, W. nailer, 01, P. C. Eckley, CG, C. S. Ball, 5G. Scattering Voles W. T. Wefmore, for Councilman, 2, Henry Miller.ditto, 4. There were 210 votes cast for School Board, with the following result : Dr. Wm. Hoyt, 178, C. M. Overman, 1G5, Wesley Copea, 3G, Dr. P. H. Wever, 25, J. M. Boyd, 9, Nelson Taylor, 7. On motion, all the nominations were made unanimous, and the Convention ad journed. Both tickets nominated give universal satisfaction, and will be elected, without a doubt The Conventions were harmo nious, and although the contests for some offices were close, the defeated candidates submitted gracefully, and without an ex ception will work for the success of the nominees. The ticket are composed of good men, all staunch, tried Republicans, who will discharge their duties faithfully, and a united, earnest effort will elect every candidate from Mayor to School Director. That the Republicans will make that effort w8 are satisfied, and that the Spriug elec tion will be but a forerunner of the great victories to be won in October and No-veiftjier. AN OLD-TIME ELECTION. OFFICERS OF BRUSHCREEK TP. IN 1806. We are indebted to Mr. S. Easton, of Paint tp. for the following list of township officers of Brushcroek tp., elected in April, 1806, being the first election held after the organization of the township : "HiaBLiND Co., Bkl'shcbzkk Tf., lsflfi. At an election held at the bouse of James Reed, on the 7th of April, eighteen hun dred and six, the following officers were elected : Township Clerk William Head. Trustees Thomas Dick, Samuel Reed, Martin Countryman. Lister Benjamin Groves. House Appraiser John Shirly. Constables James May, Jacob Miller. Overseers of the Poor Samuel Daner, James Reed. Fence Viewers John Bradly, Jacob Fisher. Supervisors Joshua Bennett, George Suitor, John Stokesbury, Treasurer CUarleS Hewy." THE NEW TURNPIKE LAW. ANOTHER FARMER WHO THINKS IT A GOOD LAW, AND GIVES SOUND REASONS FOR THE FAITH THAT IS IN HIM. AN ARTICLE WELL WORTH READING. Editor News : It has been truly said, that the correct measure of the enlighten ment of any community is the condition of its highways. This principle is well un derstood and acted upon by all travelers. It is universally the habit to abuse the district in which the roads are found to be nnusually bad. Macauley says, "Of all inventions, the Alphabet and printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species." The building of a turnpike through a locality not previously so blessed, lets in a flood of healthy light that warms into life and growth the moral, intellectual and physical being of the people, and dispels ignorance, prejudice and poverty. Turnpikes are comparatively of modern invention. In 1736, Lord Harvey com plained in a letter, "that the road between Kensington and London is grown so infa mously bad, that we live here in the same solitude as we would do if cast upon a rock in the middle of the ocean." The erection of gates in England in 1746, to collect tolls for the improvement of the roads, caused rioting and bloodshed. The old doctrine, Which we derived from the mother-country with the Common Law, that the Hundred, or Township, shall keep in repair all roads passing through it, has proven, in the light of modern civilization and improved methods of locomotion, ut terly inadequate and unjust. Who ever knew of a road in care of a Supervisor but that became worse and worse with each succeeding year? Or why should a sparsely settled and unimproved district be required to make and keep in repair a great highway .leading from one wealthy lo cality or city to another? The true prin ciple is, that no less a district than that embraced within the boundaries of a coun ty, should be taxed to make and repair the chief highways of the district, and no less authority than the controlling power of that district, should have charge of the disbursement of the funds so raised, and of the location of the highways. The Commissioners of counties now have sole power to locate county roads. Why not permit a majority of land-owners "within two-miles on each side" cf a certain line, to dictate that that line shall be a county road? The lack of power in County Commissioners to make good road, caused the enactment, at the instance of enterprising individuals, of the two-mile and one-mile road assessment laws. Uuder these laws many great and valuable im provements have been made, but their ac tion is nevertheless in many respects arbi trary, unjust and selfish. The county has paid for expensive engineering, for culverts and repairs, on roads that are not main lines, that are by no means the principal roads in the localities through which they pass, that fail to connect in a way to sub serve public utility, and are therefore a fraud, more or less. uponTthe county treas ury. They have been built largely at the expense of the county, on- any route asked for by an interested majority. We did not "build our own roads," as your correspond ent from New Vienna, under date of Feb. 23d, says, by many thousands of dollars. I think I can refer the gentleman to One road at least, where the county has paid out as much as the land-owners have, "who own lands within 2 miles on each side !" This road stops short iajlfi-jud, at a poiut of no importance, but little over two miles from one of the leading turnpikes of the county. The object of the law of March 29th, 1879, is to correct the selfishness of the 2 mile law; to nil up gaps so as to join with pikes in neighboring counties, reaching our lines, and built with implicit confidence that we would cary them on; to complete a net-work of fruni rooxfe throughout the county; and, in short, to place all the prop erty in the county, real and personal, up on the same plane, in respect to such assess ments, provided it should require such an expenditure to fulfill the objects of the law. Your correspondent fears this 2-mile tax will be like Tennyson's "Brook:" "For men may come and men may go, But I go on forever." He forgets that the law only contem plates main lines "such direct and eligi ble routes as they may find best for the public convenience." He seems to be of the opinion that personalty has been tax ed to build all our pikes, when in fact teventy-fivt per tent, of the expenditure for pike purposes has been made under a law that ignores personalty altogether. Not one dollar in a thousand of personal prop erty m Highland county has been taxed for public improvements of this kind. The law o March 29, 1379, taxes both real and personal property. The uncom plaining citizens of Concord, Marshall and Clay townships have had all their proper ty taxed for more than ten years, to view, survey, bridge and repair the turnpikes of other parts of the county, one or more of which pikes your correspondent has, prob ably, been enjoying every day. Query Will a 2 mile tax, laid on the personalty of gentlemen situated like him, (their real estate being exempt) ever equal the sum of the taxes paid into the turnpike fund by the poorer, more difficult and pikelets portions of the county? If it is a gap, where a majority cannot be obtained; if interests are so conflicting that neighbors cannot agree; if material is remote and dif ficult of aceess; if it is to complete a con nection with Ripley, Winchester or Cin cinnati, no matter "build your own roads" is the cry of your correspondent; "but if you never build them, still you must pay to keep our roads in repair." Your correspondent looks at this law through bewitched glasses. He sees in it, "gorgous, hydras and chimeras dire." To him it is full of "treasons, stratagems and spoils." The dreadful dream of De Quincey must have disturbed his slum bers and left a panic upon his breast. "A day has come, of crisis to human nature, suffering some mysterious eclipse, and la. boring in some dread extremity. Some haw, I know not how, by some being, I know not by whom, an agony was conduct ing, with which my sympathy was the more insupportable from ray confusion as to its cause, its nature, and its possible issue. I had the power, and yet had not the power, for the weight of twenty Atlan- tics" (2 mills personal tax) "was upon me- "Then came sudden alarms, hurrying and trepidations, and at last with a sense that all was lost," (the "incubus" bears down) "I awoke in struggles, and cried aloud, I will sleep no more 1" Let us hope that better dreams and a calmer consideration of the subject will convince your correspondent that the spec ial law is square upon its face, was enact ed to secure the greatest good to the great est number, and will be carried out by honest and fair-minded men. S. Democratic Conventions. The Democrats will hold their Conven tions to nominate Township and Corpora lion tickets next Saturday afternoon and evening, at 2 and 7 P. M. at the Court JJ?Ul?S; SCHOOL REPORTS. TRAINING THE MINDS OF YOUNG AMERICA. EXAMINATION REPORTS FROM VARIOUS DISTRICTS. HIGHLAND FEMALE INSTITUTE. Grades of all above 90 per cent, for the term ending March 12, 1330. Seniors Misses Ewing 100, Ramsey 99J, Spring 98 1-7, Wolf 96, Millie Johnson 96, Murray 94 6-7, Farrell 93, Covington 93. Juniors Misses Fannie Johnson 100, J. Creighton 99 4-5, Elise Grand Girard 99 1-6, Pugsley 98 2-7, Bridwell 97 5-7, Mooney 97 4-7, Bennington 94 1-7, Mattie Johnson 93 3-5, Goshorn 93, Janvier 90J. Sophomores Misses Peetrey 100, Wei mer 99 4-9, Semple 97J, Nelson 954-9, Sampson 94, L. Murray 91 5-7. Freshmen Misses Collins 94 J, Zane 93. Preparatory Misses Foster 98, Holmes 97 8-9, Carson 97 6-7, McSurely 97, Kirk patrick 96 8-9, Rockhold 95$. Primary Miss Fannie Mackey 97. Lynchburg School Report, for the the term ending Feb. 20, 1880. Number of pupils enrolled, 163. Aver age daily attendance, 13;". Average per cent, of attendance, 83. Result of exami nation and names of those receiving the highest grades: Primary Department Vada Murphy, Teacher. Homer Thompson, Alfred Shaf fer, Geo. Dvie, Chloe Fisher, Mattie Wayne. Willie Reeves, Avers Bobbitt, Sally Eaglin, Gertie Kellis, Cera Bobbitt. Intermediate DepartnientMaggie Whit acre, Teacher. Leonard Dolinger, George Dolinger, Homer Eaglin, John Kellis, Laura Montgomery, Maud Montgomery, Geo. Minzler, John Michael, Hamer Pit zer, Hattie Schwartz. Grammar Department Wyatt Cashatt, Teacher. Lilly Faris, Mary Michael, Emma E tglin, Delia Bates, Jessie Holladay, Ettie Shaffer, Zelie Townsend, Jalina King, Annie Kinoart, Casper McDaniel. High School Department Perry King, Teacher. Nettie Varney, Augusta Smith, Wm. Stautner, Nellie Townsend, Lncius Benton, Emma King, Russel Kuss, Bell Sharp, Anna Pitzer, Stella Montgomery. Monthly Report of District No. 7, Salem Tp., for the month ending Feb. 27th, 1880. Class A Hamer Daggy 91 2-7, Charles Teboe 95, Homer Barker 90 5-6, Clara Kinzer 9Cf, Kittie Ballentine 94J, Alice Teboe 90 5-6, Charles F. Bailey S4, Maggie Stroup 90. Class B Mollie Cochran 91, Andrew Ballentine 95, Ed. Baily 82. Charles Kin ser 85, Anna Stroup 85, Ettie Kinzer 84, John Dunseith 87, Silas Kellis 80, Henry Dunsekh 75, Samuel Barnes 65, Alfred Stroup 65, Thos. Dunseith 65, Amanda Shaper 65, Frank Kellis 60. Average cent, of attendance, 90. J. F. REAMES, Teacher. Report of School in Sub-District No. 2, Jackson Township, for the month ending Feb. 27,1880. Class A Wilson Mullenix 95, Thomas Mullenix 87, John A. Long 80, Lewis Sheplev 89 1-6, Lan. Smart 87, Jerrv Mer cer 84'l-6, Charley McCoy 82, William Noland 91 3-7, Mollie Mercer 903-7, Mary Shoemaker 88, OHie Long 90. Class B Henry Mercer 92, Isaac Beets 84, Chris Smart 86, Newton Ross 86, Cora Mercer 87, Sallie Mercer 86, Marv Shepley 87. Class C Ida Mercer 88 J, Anna Long 86, Laura Beets 79, Frank Smart 83J. JOHN A. GILBERT, Teacher. Report of the Sharpsville School for the term ending March 5, 1830. Grades of those averaging 80 and over : Josie Thompson 91, Libbie Pierson 91, Wm. Noble 91, Mattie McDaniel 90, Emma Pierson 90, Cora Sharp 90, Frank Wil banks 89, Cors Alexander 87, Cynthia Michael 89, Annie Hamilton 86, Rachel Michael 85, Edward Wilbanks 85, Dauiel Sharp 85, Win. Alexander 8i, Elaworth Bird 84, Stephen Sinclair 83, James Will banks 83, Charlie Sinclair 82, Wm. Aruient 81, Edgar Alexander 80, Albert Noble 80, Belle Michael 3 ). Averaged from month ly reports. W. T. ROUSH, Teacher. Report of School in District No. 16, Fairfield Tp., for term ending March 5, 1880. Ida Ladd 99, Stella Georsre 98, Anna West 93, Elmiua Ladd 93, Etidora Banks 98, Marcia Barnes 98, Lizzie Rob erts 97, Allie Perrille 97, Sallie West 97, Wilson Roberts 97, Myrta Barnes 96, Elmer George 96, Cordelia George 95, Clabor Perren 95, Lydia Johnson 95, Lou Creamer 95, Arthur Ladd 92, Thom as West 91J, Morton Barnes 91, Charles Roherts 91', Webster West 91, Cora Tomp kins 83J. GEO. C. DILLON, Teacher. Reprt of Rainsboro School, for the term ending March 10, 1880. A Department No. enrolled 58; males 34, females, 24. Average daily attendance, males 21, females 15. Total 36. Averaga per cent, of attendance 73. Grades of scholars for last month : Georsje Garrett 96J, Edward Roberts 9, Frank Gossett 93, Harvey Garrett 96 4-7, Willie Dewitt 91 4-7, Walter Skeen 93, Crayt Herrington 90 4-7, Charlie Hixon 94, Willie Ferguson 91 6-7, Jas. McNary 87 5-7, Vernon Garrett 89, John Gosuett 88- John Spargur 88, Spence Jones 89 1-7, Hanson MctJov 88 1-6, Macs: renrod 95 a-7, MiUard Greenfield 86, Brooks McCoy 81, Harvey McCoy 84, Benj. Wincgardner 86 1-6, Curlis Herington 85, Joseph Beavers 90, Dode Knialey 84, Emma Brown 96 6 7, Jessie Thomas 96 7-9, Jennie Hixon 93 3-7, Mary Brown 9.)J, Carrie Brown 95, Eila Gossett 92, Ella Davis 88 4-7, Mattie Brown 96 5-6, Minnie Brown 8!) 2-7, Ollie Sinclair 91, Anna Pewitt 91, Minnie Gossan 86, Gussie Herrington 89, Clara Bryan 90, Ollie Mcary 92, Kmma JliUer 90, Katie Dawitt 89, Gussie Browning 86, Emma ilcNary 90. ELGAR BROWN, Teacher. GOLDEN WEDDING. MR. AND MRS. JOHN MORROW. The fiftieth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. John Morrow, of this place, occurred on Thursday last, March 11th. Oa that day their children and grand-children, many of their friends in town, and also many old acquaintances from near New Market, waited upon them, bringing well-filled baskets, and also some valuable presents. A sumptuous dinner was provided, and of course abundantly enjoyed. Hon. Nelson Barrere, being called upon, as a school-boy acquaintance of Mr. Morrow, made some very interest ing remarks. The venerable persons to whom these regards were paid, are well worthy of them, and all their many friends will join in the wish that they may continue hale and hearty, to enjoy many more returns ol their marriage-day. An Interesting Debate. A debate was held at the Union School House last Saturday night, between the Hillsboro and Clear Creek Debating Socie ties, on the question ''Resolved, Tnat onr forefathers were more justifiable in the Revolution than the TJ. S. Government in the late civil war." The Clear Creek Soci ety was represented by Messrs. Hill, Swad ley and Worley, who took the affirmative ; the Hillsboro Society by Messrs. Roes, An. derson and McClure. The debate was well attended, and was decided in favor of the affirmative. After the debate there was mnsic. instrumental and vocal, by Miss Florence Pickering, and Messrs. Chas. Ayrea, Toney Cummings and Frank Ayres, and a paper was reau oy air. rrans neviu, An Appeal for Aid to Persia. An appeal comes to ns from Persia for help. Sore want presides in many dis tricts. Many are starving. Five or six months must elapse before a harvest can be reaped. The native Christians, who have heretofore so generously and diligent ly helped others, are now themselves in need. The American missionaries there are doing all they can to relieve the dis tressed. But they need "money wherewith to buy food. Any sum that the generous people of Hillsboro and vicinity may give, will be promptly forwarded, and no doubt wisely used. This is no denominational matter, for people of all sects and religions come to the missionaries for aid. I would suggest the drug-stores as places where gifts mav be left Let us give, out of cnnipaa ioBfrrU,eneeU7. W. J. MjURLY. l); p,uiOT f..v - ALL AROUND. WEEK'S HAPPENINGS IN THE COUNTY. INTERESTING EVENTS CHRONICLED BY OUR CORRESPONDENTS. NEWS OF THE COUNTY IN A NUT-SHELL. GREENFIELD. Last Friday's snow has all disappeared. The it et-lamp question needs af ItatiDtf. Hearth hare is uncommonly good at present. The nomination for School Director was post poned. The coming notion-store Is advertising exten sively. The "gem" puzzie (!S, U, 15) is all the rage here now. John Parana) has gone to Athens to work at his trade, paiuting. Look out for that bar-actiug by the "famous eiKht," on the SSth. Miss Marie De Voes has just returned from a visit to Chillicotbe. Mrs. Dr. Elwood, of Leesburg, Is the guest of the family of J. W. Douohue. Mrs. H. W. Hamilton and two daughters are visiting Judge Eckniaa and wife. Our fellow-citizen, O. I. Bncker, visited the "llueen City" the fore part of iast week. Rev. E. McKee preached is the U. P. chorea, Sunday, both morning and afternoon. Wire for the construction of the new American Union Telegraph line, is being deposited along the M. & C. H. K. The war among the ministers still continues. aBehold, how Kood and how pleasant it is, for brethren to dwell together in unity." At the meeting last Thursday evening, In the Town Hail, for the nomination of a Temperance Corporation Ticket, the following candidates were chosen : The regular Sunday afternoon Temperance meetintr was held iu the F.rst Presbyterian church last Sunday, and was led" by Henry F. Bush. Chas. Nelsoo has accepted a position as' cleric in a hotel in Jackson C. H., and left la-t Monday for that place. "June" was formerly clerk at the Harper Houae. Joseph Shrock, whose property was recently purchased by Thomas Lang, baa bought a lot on Weat Main street, and inteuda erecting a hand some dwelling-house. Mr. O. W. Thurston, who has for many years been engraved la the business of a miiier at thia place, has gone to Lyndon Station tu take charge of the flouring-mill at that place. Harry N. Newbeck has accepted a position with the White Hail Merchant Tailoring Company, in Washinirton C. H. He Is now at Cniilfcotbe, and will begin his duties on tbe 1st ot April. The Gymnasium Ciub has rented Bell's Hall, and intend soon to occupy it. Although tat room ia not so spacious, It is much more convenient than the one in which they have hitherto met. The Republican Central Committee of Madison Township resolved, at a meeting on the Sth, that a Convention for the nomination of s Township Ticket be held la the Public Buisling oa Saturday, March th. There are four gentlemen In the interest of Williams Bros.' History of Ross and Highland Counties, now stopping at the Harper iiouse. They seem to be busily engaged in writing op the record of the past events oi (uu locality. Rev. Cumberland, the well - known colored preacher, we learu, haa strack a bonanza. He ia one of the "Oist heirs," who expect ere Ions to come into possession of a lame estate in England left by Mr. (iiat, to be divided among his old laves. For Mayor. W. H. Eckman; Clerk. H. F. Bush; Treasurer, E. H. Miiier; three Councilmen for long term, James Murray, H. N. De For and H. T. Oay (colored); for snort term, J. P. Lowe, to fill the vacancy caused by the res nation of Jas. Robinson; for Marshal, Booert Back; for Street Commh-aioner, W. Clouser. Last Saturday night, about 11 o'clock, tbe keep ing populace ot Greeufleid were aroused and star tied by the alarm of Are sounded from the bell on Cily Building. A large crowd soon turned out. and the lire was fouud lo be in the building of Laughiin Jt Case, on the north side of Main St. The people went to work In good earnest, and the flames were extinguished beiore much dam age had been done. It was no donbt the work of an incendiary, as the lire originated in an unoc cupied room, wuere there nad been no Are for some time. If the lire had gained any headway, it would have proved very destructive, for the buildings in that locality are compactly set. As the west-hound mail train was approaching the depot Saturday afternoon, it having jut crossed the trestle over Paint crei k, an aale of tbe tender broke snd the coupling between the engine and the train was severed. The train was going almost at foil speed. The eniue darted ahead, and the car immediately following It, which was loaded with oysters, was pretty badiy smashed. Th6 train was brought to a sud den stop, which somewhat shocked the passen gers, but no one was seriously hurt. It is fortu nate that this accident did not happen while the train was on the bridge, for then doubt lee. rhr wonld have beeu great loss of life. The engine of a f reignt trai u, which was standing on the switch. was aitacned to tne cars, sad aaer abo.it an hour's delay it proceeded on ils way. Many hauds went to work at clearing away the wre-k- an" the track was ready fur the passage of trains oy :ju o ciocs. , ii. C. V. BELFAST. You will hear from here when there is a Commissioner to elect next fall, if we do not get our share of the grab this time. I think J. Britton hit the "beast" square between the eyes in his letter to the News. : My old friend "Sammy" Webster, oar P. M., id a candidate for Treasurer in our township this spring. He is capable and wortnv, willing and ready to accommodate everybody at all times, and I think the public should feel under some obligation to reciprocate by voting for him for Treas urer. Wheat and pastures looking green, and a goodly number of our spring birds are already here, such as pewit, field-sparrow, snipe and kill-deer, lhe frogs are also having nightly concerts in our ponds and swamps, ol wnicu we nave plenty. Cannot our .Legislature trust their con stituents with the management of their local affairs? Are they afraid of them? Under the existing state of things, one man can sell whisky in a town, village or township, if every man, woman and child is opposed to it except nimseil ! Is thii our blasted free country, where the majori ty should ruler i think not, Jr LOR A. NEW LEXINGTON. Some few of our citizens are unnecessa rily agitated over the plan that is now afoot, to form a new county from parts of Highland, Clinton, Oreene and Fayette, witu sabina as the eonnty-seat. This movement, which hag been inaugurated bet a few weeks, has already stmck terror and consternation to the hearts of some tax payers, and is causing a general uproar among tne farmers- It we nave be-in cor rectly informed, Sabina is the fountain- head of all this tumult and uproar. It seems that since she haa had a few pretty good Fairs, she now wants to wear man s- sized pantaloons: jM'.gnty events some times turn on a straw, but we cannot be lieve that Sabina will ever be the means of forming a new county. Sherman seems to be the leading man here for President, although we have heard recently several stalwart 4epnniican an nounce themselves in favor of Vice-Presi dent Wheeler, who undoubtedly is a nobie man. Within the last month Miss Davis daughter of our clever townsman, Mr. Jor dan Davis, was united in th holy bonds of matrimony to Mr. Richard Ureen, ot Clin ton county. May success and happiness ever be theirs ! Hanlev St Rice have re stocked their store with a fine assortment of everything in the dry-goods line. O. o, DODSONSVILLE. Rev. Delo, of Springfield, Ohio, has been conducting a series of meetings m the Lu theran church, preaching every night last week. Mrs. Caroline Lilley, of Kenton, O., has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Turner Thompson, near here. Henry ShafTer and family started for Kansas last Monday week, to make it their future home. This makes four f ami nos poine West this soring. .I..hn Ilentzloiuan will close his saloon in this place, and open a family grocery. Thinks he cannot stand Jude Steel's tax. Mm Philio Kramer, of Hillsboro, pre sented the Lutheran church a pitcher and goblet at the recent dedication. Dr. K. Marsh hss moved into the Mrs. F.llis nroDertv in Dodsonville. Dr. W. M. Lewis has moved on the farm latxlv tinrchased of Wm. Strono. Our friend, josian onaner, nas irequem business in the vicinity of Danville. Jo certainly means mischief, and soma fami ly there mav lose a daughter. By the way, Jo visited the Q'teen City recently and Durchased a flue stock of broom-corn, -j r, . . - . . which he will soon convert into brooms. A mechanic told us a few days ago, that there was a fine prospect for bnilding and improving in this viciuity, the coming summer. Cannot some one build a pig-pen or something in Dodsonville ? Just to break the monotony of the place. Michael C. Stroup has pnrchascd Thom as Stroup's interest in their blacksmith shop. Report says the building is to be re modeled and used tor otuer purposes. Isaac Shaffer has sold 60 acres of his farm to a man named Warner. Some of our farmers have been improv ing t'leir time between showers in plowing sod for corn. Prospective candidates are shaking hands with their friends. From present indica tions they will be about as plenty as spring chickens. E:ght persons have united with the chnreh fLutheranl uo to this time. Rev. Delo has been conducting the meetings . ...! ;., v...... v"1" sausiaciiuu vo mo DODSON. TAYLORSVILLE. Business brisk. Taylorsville and vicinity suppoit three stores now. Sowing tobacco-seed is the order of the day among the farmers. We neglected to note in our last thai Stephen Sonner bought the entire "John son farm." Rev. Canter, of the L". B. church, com menced a series of meetings at Maple Grove last week. There are three or four thousand bush els of potatoes in this neighborhood for sale, but we fear the farmers missed it by not selling last fall, as the proepects are now that they can't give them away. Mr. D. Q. Morrow, of New Market, haa been visiting friends here and in his form er field of labor. Maple Grove, for the past week. Mr. Morrow has many warm friends in this vicinity. Mr. J. W. Mahaffey went to Cincinnati last week to buy a new stock of goods. Mr. Jno. Davidson says that he has no idea of entering the married relation. EXCELSIOR. BUFORD. The recent debate on Woman Suffrage created considerable interest, and the school house was filled almost to its ut most capacity. The affirmative was rep resented by Dr. J. D. Ridings, J.G. Hirons, J. F. Moberly and S. M. Ridings, and the negative by "C. O. Collins, J. C. Cumber lsnd, C. A. Matthews and Wm. Wise. The discussion occupied nearly three hours, and was decided in favor of the negative. A Dramatic Club was organized here Monday evening, March 5.h, with C. O. Collins, J. D. Ridings and A. T. Bryan as managers. They propose to give an exhi bition some time iu April. There is a vast amount cf theatrical talent going to waste about Buford and we propose to utilize some of it. Crawford & Miller's store at Mt, Oreb, was robbed last Monday night, March 9th, of about $100 worth of goods. No clue to the robbers. John Davidwn, who was sent to the penitentiary about four years ago, together with George Swaim, for robbing A. T. Moon's store at this place and Sanderson's at Danville, is out again, and has been staying with friends in this vicinity for several days. His partner, Swaim, has to serve till June. Mr. T. P. Vance isengnged in the Koelble case at Georgetown, on the side of the prosecution. Mr. A. D. Wiggins has removed to nillsboro, having rented his farm to Louis Coifman. Mr. Daniel Tice has removed to Straight out, having sold his farm to Mrs. Nancy Ruble. Mr. E. V. Keller has removed to Sicily, to the farm he lately purchased from John Bell. Mr. W. R. nail has removed to Cler mont connty. G. W. Haines has moved to Concord township. J. W. Foust has moved back from Sar dinia to his farm, near Buford. S. A. Lyons has traded his farm to J. C. Hirons, for his store in Buford. Dr. G. W. Blair, dentist, of Hillsboro, paid Buford a visit last Thursday. The Dr. appears to be doing a good business in this part of the county. Candidates for Assessor are springing up on all sides, there being no less than five in the field at nresent. and spvprnl shi-uil districts yet to hear from. ARGUS. Mr. Geo. crown takes Mr. Lyons place at the hotel. The Buford and Hollowtown Debating Club meet at Hollowtown, on Saturdav. 20th inst at 1 o'clock P. M. to discuss the question of "Future Punishment." NEW MARKET. The series of meetings has closed in the Baptist church, with nine additions, two of which were taken in bv letter. J. M. McKiuney closed his school in Washington tp., March 6th. A protracted meeting will commence at the Christian church on the 18th, conducted by Revs. Klise and Wolfe, of Marshall. the young folis praver meeting was held at L. B, Custer's Wednesday night of last week. Rev. McCabe, of Peoria, Ills., is visit ing his brethren in this vicinity. Rev. Galbreatii is absent, holding a protracted meeting at Marshall. Mr. Wm. Whisler moved on a farm in Fayette county last week. Last Saturday was church meeting day at the Baptist church. They failed to hire Rev. Wyant, on account of not rais ing his salary. Rev. Tricbler will leave for Coshocton connty this week. Miss Jane Gibler, who has been teach ing school in Indiana, returned home Sat urday last. Miss Anna Long spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Puliiam, near Taylorsville. Quite an interest is being manifested in getting up a school for Rev. W. More, of New Vienna, to be taught at Point Victory school house. Miss Nettie Custer is employed to teach the summer term of school in sub-district No. 3. Another couple committed matrimony last Sunday. Miss Sarah Murry and Mr. Charles Mtileback, of Cincinnati, at her residence, two miles south of this place, Rev. Galbreath officiating. A large number were in attendance at the lecture given by Rev. L. Gibler, Sun day night. A. C. LYNCHBURG. Extra copies of the News for sale at the post office. The largest mail that ever came to Lynchburg at any one time was delivered here last Monday. F'ive largs sacks were required to hold it. Hon. James Pursell was in town last Monday, looking after revenue matters. There are 11,503 barrels of whisky in the warehouses at the distillery here, on which the Government revenue is !$4'J0, 120. Thos. J. McClelland left here last Tues day for Washington, Pa., where he will make his future home. Our merchants are daily receiving large stocks ol spring goods. Miss OH Wood row gave a party to sev eral of the young folks on last Wednesday evening. Mr. P. F, Gibson has moved into the Odd Fellows' property, on Main street. McAdow 4 Henderson are doing a live ly business in the iron trade. D. K. Harvey, of Milford, was iu town last week. The contract for carrying the mails be tween here and Wilmington has been awarded to Hugh Murphy. The Democratic Township Convention is set for Saturday, March 20th. It is to be held at Lynchburg this year. Quite a snow-storm prevailed here all day last Friday. james McCloy, of Dodsonville, has been awarded the contract for carrving the mail from here to Dodsonville for the next four years, beginning July 1st. Marshal Whitaker and J. R. Baker at tended court at Geor;etown last week, as witnesses in the Slate against Chapman, whom they arrested at Fayetteviile last fall for burglary. John Ruse, an old citizen of this vicini ty, was brought here Saturday and in terred in the Masonic cemetery last Sun day. He died in the Hospital in Cincin nati, where he had gone for treatment. Our Council has passed an ordinance closing up business houses on Sundav. PAGE. LEESBURG. Cass Wright, who his N-ea avay from h"me nine years, iu the Regular Army, is now sotouru ing among hie frienils and relatives in this town ship. Mr. Wright is said to he one ot the best musicians that has been in this vicinity for many a day. ' Luke Poff has sold his property in Ieesbarg to Sam. Wilson (colored). Mr. Toff ana family will emigrate to Kanras this week. Mr. Fred. Favey and Mies Etta Elwisxl were married on Wedn isday of iast week, at the resi dence of the bride's mother, in th s p'ace. l're vions arrangements had b-eu made to take the train on the afternoon of that day, on their bridal tour, but before the train arrived Mr. I'avey had become violently ill, and was unable to go. This of course caused a postponement of their journey, which they will probably take at some future time. We are glad to learn that Mr. Pavey is slowly couvalescing, and we wish them both long life and much happiness. Mr. A. T. Chance haa bonht the grocery re cently owned by Mr. K. P. Johnson. Mr. Chance will be ffiad to see his old friends. A varietv of naoers are for sale at Eiwood'a drug-store, but none sell more readily than the Hiohlano News. The following; are the officers of the Leesburg Library Association: President Martin Redkey; Secretary A. T. Chance; Treasurer b. Mat thews; Librarian J. C. Hallowell. AKEWo. Bucklen's Arnica Salve. The Best Salve in the world for Cuts, Bruises. Sores. I'Wrs Salt Rhenm. Tetter. Channed Hands. Chilblains. Corns, and all kinds of Skin Eruptions. This Salve I enaranteed to cive perfect satisfaction in 1 tverr CSJW or monev refunded. Pri"e 25 ! J - , ... " i cents per fJox. lot sale DY poyLert iCo, " cu;3fl To the Republicans of Hillsboro and Liberty Township. The result of the approaching Spring election is of great importance to the Re publicans of Ohio. These elections are looked upon as an indication cf what the State will do in October and November. By united action the Republicans of Lib erty Township rolled cp a handsome ma jority last fall. Let us see to it that it does not decrease this Spring. Good men have been nominated for every office, and their election will be insured by large ma jorities if all Republicans pull together. The Democrats will do their best to demoralize and disorganize us wi:h "In dependent'' and "Fusion" tickets. They have nothing to lose and all to gain by such arrangements. Let no Republican who cares for the success of his party this fall, give ear to any of the schemes of Dem ocrats or pretended Republicans, fur beat ing any of the nominees of our party this Spring, ""urwuirijeu! is forearmed." WIDE AWAKE. PUBLIC LIBRARY. NEW BOOKS JUST RECEIVED. Memoirs of Napoleon, 4 vois ,by Las Casas. Life of .Amoltl, Arnoi-I. Lite of Stonewall JacivoD, Randolph. Life of John Btnyin, HarVna. Lite of John Miitim. r'alt.on. Memoir of John Motlry, Hoimps. Autobiography and Correspondence of Mrs. De- laney, Wooi-7. Martyrs of Scieuce, Brew.tpr. Out of the Questiou, iloweiis. A Connterfeit Present'nen, Howells. Snare Honrs, 2 voia Blown. Tablets, Aicott. Iiouse and Home Papon", Jlrs. Stowe. Confidence, Henrv James. The American, ibid. The Lady of tne Aroostook, Howells. A Foregone Conciu.-Kto. ioid. 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