Newspaper Page Text
- ' --L J. LililLJ—1—L! L_ i —in i.
THE HUNTINGTON ARGUS VoL L _11V X TIX (, TON, AVKST VA., MAY 25, 1872. No. 1. <fhr 'iuiutiuflton ^tr to. WILLIAM F. WALLACE it CO.. I'tibli-hcTt nml I'niprirlun. •*Bffl mi TERMS OK SUBSCRIPTION. The price of t>paper ie Two Hollars pet tunum. For 6 months, $1.26; fur 3 month*, ii uuti. *iugl? copies, 6 cenu.cach— p»\ able, ala ay*, »« ado«a«e. RATES OP VDVKRTISINCi. One dollar per square(of one inch in length, will be charged tor the ftret insertion, and .*0 ectit* per square, will be charged for each ad ditional Insertion. ? * B SB *•5-1 II S * D* cr tr \ square, -SI .no >2.00 $2.f»0 SJ.IK* #7.00,fli.rt0 2 44 1 r.nu :i,oo i.oo 8,tu 12,6»* \ 5,on * '4 ; .00 f,,o«. 7.30 1#,«*0 16.06 5o|in. J* cola inn 6.00 s,0(hl0..S0 12,«'0 ]5,00| 2.'*.oo ” J> 8.00 12,fo| 16,00 20.no 23,06 45.00 1 •• 1(1'*.00 20.0U 25,0(1 30.00 40.00 75.6*1 S Editorial * tiees 10 cent* per line for each insertion. , Marriage 1 1 Death notic»*> frtt; but com wonts upon her will he charged for at half prico. MLrTATORV AttUlf EKS. * In presenting to the pnlilie the ii.itinl number ot n new paper and asking for it the jiatroiiare of an intelligent people, it is. generally expected that its Editor will not ' oulv avow his sentiments and opinions upon tlie h iding questions of the day, but define to gome extent, the course which lie intends to pursue in the general manage* •uent and conductor the publication ; and in compliance with this expectation, and with a custom tiiat iia- prevailed since the early days of journalism, the undersigned 1 now proceeds to the performance of that j task ; though not without distrust as toliis ability lOy/oue am/ ■/.! his readers to! such an extent as they will expert to meet] I from a new paper and a strange Editor. He feds confident however, that lie will j he able to mnhu up in industry and devo-i I 4'On whatever may he lacking in either j l*ct or tnlem, in the conduct ot the Attuis; and he here assures the friends of the a paper, that no pains shall he spared, upon E his part, to make it an acceptable sheet and a welcome visitor in every family. Devoted,ns the Editor lias ever been, to the Kailron l interests of the country, and to the g owtli and prosperity of new towns and «Wrs. >1 may reasonably be interred (that In: wit! give cbise attention to the growing iiJpdtlance of the < 'hesnpi-ake A Ohio Railroad, and ty the City of Him tington, together with whatever may in terest them in their onward progrese to! prosperity Hii«i future ylvry. Iti his devotion to thene intercitn fit will he hie unit to elate Jticti, ami to avoid wnch 0«4k^*1,0',b ana ini.*rt‘|>rc<«<-iiia:ioiirt nt* i limy lib eairulated to mislend anti deceive liis re.idera, in relation to limiters in regard J to which they desire to obtain correct in- j formation. Krom ihe present prowpcrou* condition ol Huntington and the ll iiirish I mg condition o( the Railroad and other! improvement* in the country, there exists1 no necessity Tor stating anything hut! Turin, concerning them, and this he will! glee, in case a vigilant search afict that' commodity will enable him to find it. 'Ihe business men, the professional men, j ami the honest working men of the city: and country will find in the Asm* a faith ! ful guardian of their rights, privilege*, and j interest*, and the Democracy, everywhere,! a defender and a friend a. firm and index- i ible a* nre the principles of Ktenrnl Truth 1 Horn, as he was, upon the soil of the j Old Dominion, h* became, at ati early ! ***' the i.dmi'w, of Jwttstvon and Madison,) nud has always endeavored to follow them ! Ml their teachings and to b* governed by , tlieir principles and admonitions, in all * matter* where his course lias been preen -1 rows or his duty, in any way. douLtfal j lit r«*M. - On* i or fllitii!ion of Inn tVxtft j fry, Dial grsa‘ Work of human liberty and i f,semen a rights on which, for many years, I unshaksn stood the Temple of liberty *,"°Wd*i*se of which wa* never vlola ie*i nntsl alter Itadicaiinm came into power by and through the bloodshed and carnags oi Civil War, and the fanaticism ol Clio.* who* solemn duty it wa< to maintain and defend the Charter of American Freedom He a, a Democrat of the Jefferson and , Jackson school, amt bell in no dogma. ! j/ot doctrine* that do’Mhi com* squarely opto Ihe standard of Hi. I,| „„.| J„siic* lie take* no *■ New Depaniirra, nor safe j toil* tom. • |«-*p.s p J,. , but believe* ,the Right to be get.,.*,,y - extent," *,„| that r.o permanent seod ha* y,t re eUlUdlo the Ifenwwraf, ,rom >ie,jlllg , gi vii-i K for o.urasX.*:, t iru,u , flMioll • rilh antagonism. th.‘ cannot l.v rrcoueded with reason anJ common sense. Born in a laud of Liberty and rocked in the cradle of Freedom upon the mountain tops of \ irginia, he decree to see the principles of true Democracy pervade the land, and the Constitution rcetorcdslo its primeval puri ty. lie is op)H>s«d to any in'raction being made upon, or latitudmarian construc tions given to, that sacred Charter; and will oppose, with zeal and candor, every attempt that may be made by tiesigning demagogues to wrest power from the peo ple and concentrate it in tho hands ol the nristocraltc “ ftie." He is in favor of such measures ns will “confer the greatest good iijion the greate-d number," and secure to the laboring classes of the country such advantages as will enable them to com pete more successfully with capital, ami the combinations or wealth that already exist in Hanks and 'under other chartered monopolies. and he does not hesitate to avow himself opposed now, ns he has ever been, to a hijft Protective Tarijf, and to that other grand national swindle —the giving away of the public lands to main moth corporations, and thus compelling that poorer class ol citizens to par cuor inous prices for them. He is in favor of Equal, Universal Edu cation, the Rights of the States, and every thing that may tend directly or indirectly, to the general welfare and prosperity of the country and the American people; and, to limit his views to a more circiimecritied field of operation, he will favor whatever enterprise of either a gen oral, or local character, os may U* calculated to dev el ope the resources, and advance the iute rests of the new State in which he is, at present, locate I. and tli« City ol limiting ton, which must soon become famous tar her Mineral and Manufacturing advanta ges, the heuuty of its locality, aud the beallbtulnces of its climate. The Aaoca, while under hi* editorial control, will not he devoted exclusively to |K)iitics, nor lo local interests, hut a por tion of its columns will he filled with Gen eral News; both ]>oinestic and Foreign, to Miscellany, I’octry, aud subjects of gen eral interest. It will contain u carefully corrected Market re)»orl, every week, and all the l»cal news that may be of general interest, with such other original und *c lee ted matter as cannot fail lo make it a pleasant visiter to every family, and uu agreeable companion to every lover of let ter* who may happen to peruse it. With this brief exposition of his views and opinions, the Editor begs leave to bring his Milutatory lo a close, promising to speak more fully, at a future day, upon such subjects as may more particularly interest the people. He hopes soon to make the Acquaint ance of his readers generally, and be able to satisfy them, not only that his views and opinions are correct; but that lie knows how to appreciate those who may rally under the Dsnmcratic banuer, in Novem her, 1X72 Lst every voter remember that *• Ihmocr icy cirrieg the thy, ojuI keep* »(e]> to the rnweic of the Union." HA MU EL PIKE. llecklr*«me»a nnd Kxlrava|«iiM of the Brant AilniinUtraiJou -Male uientn aan«l JlcvrlajM'iuMitt ! During the late *stliou ot Cougreaa, Col Jainc* R Leek, tl’f able auj houeat Hep ressntativ# from (lie Ashlaud, Ky , district, madv in hie bold, truthful, nnd fcarle** manner, so me of the moat startling decla rations that were ever ma le to the Ameri can |*op!e by any member of that body. Here is what thatdistinguished gentleman says: “ The <f|uart«nna*tcr*a department, a* the Seerotary »ho»i, #nid * I07VV7W.4IA worth of public property. Tbs Surgeon General'# Da parhm nt -old f 5 *13,000 worth of property , the Ordinance liepartmenl sold $ I # nuA.mm » the Engineer*# liepsjguieal about $AJ$00,lion’ mi I the Freedman'* Bureau shout $2,000.1100, 11 they admit. All of the** make in the ag eragate (13■ ,nnn,uno •pent by then** Varioti# Lurt-aup of the War llrpartm -nt In of the appropriation# nud* by Cogr«#«. An J ib a b .u uaUt dau of March IS. the SceraUry of War piatea that the Freed men** Borenn report* I to lit* War I»*p*rUn**nl the pruceeii of the *ai>-a of Frocdiuen’p Bo veauVropertjr, whiab war# u#r«r r rerri into the Tr< a#nry. hut '* aceoWfc ted for** to •« the Treasury, and exploded a# other fouls baton g ing to the Bur. mb j m *n<| whotiever we learn the truth a# to the property fold hy the Freed men’s Burets they will a< t fall thort of *1*. mm.iMMi The War Department. even accord ing t » the rague ila'etitegt farni*hrd, haespent in ex.*cp" of tba appropriation* from one hun dred anil fifty l« nm head re I and seventy-fire million dollar*, and u*a<l it a« • corruption fond to buy adherent* aadfoear* Putty to the Ke pnblh an party. f am satialbd that It where the money ha# gone in great part : and yet they e 'foe here year after year t«» demand appmpri IlMta, and alruoct latalt the jreople'e ll.pf pen tali fee whea they Me asked what tb y bare done with the p ople’# money.’* Th* CoMtititioR Of the United Staten requires (hat no | utdic money »l>al| Ik- ex pendiul, utile*# it lot done in accordance with an Sppropriltiot made hy Ins, j»t,J Jet it i# clearly elioou In a speech tuadchy Mr. Kwch, before Coign that many million* of public money were dented bv lit« (*ot vfftrueul liotu tba ealo ot }utb!i4 prwjK-riy, • » *C4 thf waf, the whole ul which has been expended, without any appropriation wliatever having been made by law ; and not on* cent of the •ante ha* been accounted lor. nor ran it in ueoauuted for, by the t>rparlmrnta at Washington. Hut the strangest part of this unhaliow ed knavery is found in the fact, that alter Mr Heck procured the introduction of one or more, tV<> lubon in the House, requir tug the Departments to furnuih Congress with a statement of the umsuaf of money derived Irom these aales ol public proper ty, atul how it has been disposed of, and into whose hands it had fallen, and though, the information w as sought to lie obtained in a legal and legitimate manner, and tbe [ample had a right to lie put in posnession of these tact* , and Mr.. Beck, as their Hepresenlativs had a right to ii.no.iiu/ them. They t od not be obtained ! It was refus'd—absolutely denied, bv tne party in power, ami floJ and the Knd ical office holders only know what become of it; though it seems to he well under stood that it wii not legally appropriated The atateinentH made hv Mr. Beck were not contradicted at the time There wan i i»o Had ical on the floor of the House who "Am bold enough to deny that the nil me above named were not received by the Gov eminent, or that they had been used in ex ce-s of the Appropriations made bv ('on greM, and in violation of all law The only apology made for the shuttle lens thieving, on the |»ari of the Govern* incut, tvas the flimsy and pitiful one, that [ account* of the de|mrtim*ut8 were too voluminous to be made out and eei.t to Coiigreus, in obedience to Mr. Beck's reso lution; and the following were the remark* i of that gentleman upon euch u flimsy ex curie, lle&aid, in bin place: *• The day of reckoning is at hand. The [ 1“M<idr begin to understand Hint the whole ad ministration of the Government is reeking with corruption. The inverligatiuus recently instituted hardly penetrate the bark. The ore will bu readied if we over get a majority ou this floor and can deinsud n thorough in votigstiun of the hooka of the various Exec utive Departnn nt* of ibis Go veruiuou t. Wo will thou know wluit an 1 how much property way sold in order to produce the $l()7,V6V,41ft, which thu Quartermaster General says he has , received and spent ui excuse of all npproprin •i«u«. Wc will learn what it took to product the $17,132,027 73 urhiub tho Chief of Ordnance | say* he has obtained from the sales ot the property of our constituent*. We will try und learn what has beco dona with the proceeds of •be three hundred nod sixty-three ships which we know officially have beet) sold by the Navy Deportment, as well as of ths other untold mil lions which liars gone of the political parasite* wb«, ffuu pau)H.T* and bankrupts, have be come millionaires on beggarly salaries, j It is slowly but surely penetrating the brain of a confiding and long suffering people that ' alt tho robberies perpetrate.1 under the guise of reconstruction w« ro only part of n •chetne ' of purchasing party foully and subservience ; ■ •bat the proceed* of public property which the Secretary of Wirju-tly says has been "sold 1 in immense quantities at public and primie sale," ha.'e been 'paid out for the same purpo ses ; that the tenure of office bill was pn»«e<i to prevent 1’icsidcnt Johnson from removing par tisan and corrupt officials, and frji.ai placing men in power who would expose the frauds nt.d corruption rampant in every department; that , the startling statement made on this floor by General Sc he ark. when chairman of the Com mittee of Wsysan l Means, that over $100,> 000,000 had been stolen in a single year in the collection of the single item of taxes on die , tilled spirits, by or with the connivance of the [revenue officials, as well as nil the other out rugeous nets of tin Xxocutlvc, and Congress, [ and their official minions, are but parts of a system to pan-hue* loyalty (so railed) and to maintain tne dominant party in power and place. Corruption is rampant everywhere, Congrc -S and tlm Departments are alike senn dallied by corrupt rings, organised every where to control legislation* and decisions, which, i unless stopped, will bring disgrace on all the member* of Congress, howeier honest they i may be." “>AII M U ASVSSTjUIM." An exchange pti)*-r Ur fore ne. sites : “ Natural ml ran tux'* " *r* sura Heath u> a town, alee# it* cUiicna hir* Mtrrplia An 1 nonce of r ;rlerJrri-u ii worth a pound „f naiu rat mjraniripr', Tire above quotation contain* more of truth than i* generally found in a lonr line paragraph. Natural advantage* are an disadvantage to any place ; but, unleae the citizen* and the people of the enr runuillrrg country jk»«co* the spirit of en terprise. these advantagra amount to noth ing. hat, npon tile other hand, an enter prising, liberal, aritl an industrious !>■, pic, will ineki-alm-isl any town or village •n Imp •nan*. I.ti-iiivsa plana, while a Inggnrd, penurious, grumbling, grow ling imputation, are waiting for ‘‘nttural advantage ’’ to iumtb, them. We know a little town in Ohio, now about sixty year* old, wher* the inhabi tant» have been patiently waiting, during that time fir natural advantage* to ar rive; but they have not vet eorne The people are a* sanguine now, •* they were half a century *gn. that it will Vet become a great / fore, but they never move to Ho anything to make it great If you would make a lively town, goto work and do something to make it no, like they do here in Huntington. Fogy towns ha I better i-nd Helrpsti na hereto learn bow to-tonka bn.in..** town# and till**. w**ve A Wonts—The KHuor of the Mason County X ornal wante a female cotnpt’tllor. ■‘OI.ITK'.U. JOITIM.S. Hoi*. Staxkkt Mammara. of Cincinnati. w»» temporary chairman of the late Ke puhl call Convention in that city ;>l.nt (lea. (. afl Shura wnstbr permanent President. Ten thousand people were present, hut tve do not learn that Democrat* h id any bn.l "**« there We |>as*rd through the city on the day of the ineetiar, bet hurried on mr way up the river, to avoid lbs dan ger of contamination. I UK Pittsburgh /Nisf, ami the Baltimore Gazette. U>tIt leading Democratic paper*, are opposed to the Cincinnati Presiden tial ticket. Hox. S. P. Cllvsu receive,I ;p> vote* for ! the Presidency, in the Ciaciuaati C'onveo- j lion, K. A Su.i.kt, Clerk of the House Mili tsrv Coinmiltee, has been dismissed Iroin J oflice, on account of bis suppuyt of tlree ley; so begin),ctb proneriptiojc anyi »o wit! fill** away the y'ory if Grant 1 C di*D4.u A. S Mkukiim lias been nontiita ted by the Democrats a* a candidate fori Governor ol North C arolina. I UK Democratic State Convention of . Kentucky will meet at Krnukforl on the . !Wtb of next month, (June) I iu'mki’li will su|»|K)ri (IrteleT an<l Hr «rn , Imt Sumner has to wait a little_j until after the I'liila lelp liia Convention,' at least. He thinks that hotly will be! forced to throw (irunt overboard. Ilia Kadical press of the Country is, j ,1'IH now. impressed with the ladief that (lran'. will decline being the nominee of the I’ll ladelphiu Convention. It does not matter whether lie wilt, ur will not. We have been familiar with flie history of Horace Greeley ever since he was a I’rinter s Devil, nnd know the man. ns thoroughly as he knows himself He was horn at Amherst, New Hampshire, on the 3rd of January, 1811, about seven years alter we came inti exists nee. He learned the printer's trs le at 1’oultney, Vermont, iu l8g6-3o, worked a few months at the business in Krie, I’a , and then went to New York as a journeyman lirinler; in 1831, just ope year before we engaged in editorial labor, and in 1841, he started the New York Tribune. Jie has been a lucky dng ami amassed a for ltm*. Dakwixism.—.Bao. Eylak, of the West Union (O) Defender, in opposed to all speculative reasoning U|>oii the question of Darwinism, for lie says, '* in candor, lie does not think the |«int involved is of suf Orient importance to justify attempts at Solution. 1 he truth is, the question where we Caine from, is of no consequence nt all, but the query as to where u>e ehall go, after death, is all imfiortunt! We agree witli the Defender in that tquni'en. It matters not from whence we rauw, so we manage to get to the right place before Gabriel blow* his horn lor us to come to Judge ment. A wop * x died on the I Mil ulL, in St. Louis, 1 •K-l M yr*r«, wtu.fo b..Uy weighed b. tw.s u V iu ami )0011 j...units. Il took eight men su.1 til rollers In gel h. r rstuaias lnwsred into the <r»V t.-Lsrhiuy*. wl,y it it that moot of the improbable newsprper paragreplie fix tluir pretended fectsln Missouri, at late? It was foftn erly the case that the biggeet be* were told on some one ’’ nod Weed/' but now Mis souri has to bear the iniqnilv of umre falsehoods than the whole Union wossuh jo«t to, in former years illB M A lUll fcOAft.—There t*. |.cr ha[■*, no railroad in the Wot doing a more lucrative huainc** than (lie M irielU A Cincinnati Kailroad. For the fourth I *ech in March lael.it* receipt* mummied to" $55.52<J—uu iucretuc of more titan $0,000 over the correNpunding week of hint year 1 ha total receipt* for the rutire month of March, were $150,781—au in crease of $10,044 orer March, 1871, I KAttoiir t* in the service of that road, audio Ida noble effort* mar l>* aacrihed much el the iacreaae of it* ho*iu--*a Thera i« not a more gentlemanly Kailroad officer to he found on dm? anywhere. J» a lyr***ai,—Tt«a Marseille. Ky , editor* are devoting t d much of their val nahle apace to a disputation about the nil tuber of enbecriber* upon their te»|*ct. ire lieu. Our experience in tl.rat localtiy, some tweutyr year* a.o, induce* u* to believe tha|, uniea* they ymy in ttoUontr the fewer '•uch of them have the betrer. A l.tg OiT »TIn- report put in airaula lion by noinv tit*jglttle** Ulitnr. that Hon John C -UtecVbridge, of Kcntaaky, In Ieti.1. •tipimrlingfireclay, iv a I.*** »ftd ma lignant ie'.*ol*nod, made out of whole wlulia. <•kKu.iv Wants Nail*—Some extem porary says .* ‘ Mr. Greeley's growing tendencies for free trade or low tariff re ascribed to the fliet tint \l»c consumption of nails in the JVihttn»• office is immun.it. He uses at Irait a kef a day nailing lie" aud slanders editorially.” That’s tiik Talk!—IV OS Jour mi i "(•caking of Dein » *r.itie |i\|Mr« tlist will take part in Ihejvn ling I'rc-d Jeiitfal con test, "ay*. *• Tko«c ill favor of depart** straight out Hiiuocratic nominations in clude nearly every Democratic piper of power and influence in country. We fear the Democracy will not oblige us by en doming Greeley.” '1 bat it* our opinion decidedjy. For wbat purpose doe.- any found Democratic pnptr wish to endorse a Kadicul Republi can, like Greeley ?" Divoucka—The llullctin "ays there nr* a dozen or more application for divorce (lending in tin* Mamin county, Ky\, Circiil t'ourt Had moraU or hud w It inky, or both I C«L. Ham Ptm i* again on lho move. 11, the /Vt«i t» Huntington, West Virginia. *n.l chang.** it., name loth.- drym«. This i* thi HAth nrwtpaprr rhaitgr for him. mul ho i* y«<( only in^thu bloom ol youth.—Kokomo (/mf.) Kntirvly too fa.it, Brother! We have never made half the change" above men tioned, nor can we be said to be “only in the bloom of youth, having entered upon the G9tli year of our existence. Incokkouatkd.—The Mason Ooutit \ Printing and Publishing Company, of this State, ha*secured it* certificate of incor poration, and in now a* happy a* a big sunflower. Goon Nnwo.—The Chesapeake «V Ohio Railroad ban licen so far completed a* to enable trains to run to a |*>int opjioaile Cnnuelton, nine mile* below Ganiev, “ Push along, keep moving I” " . W. Pixx. of M«y^rille, Ky., I- nhont •farting n scaii wi-rklv nrw»pa per »t Jluntlng tun.—M»mn Wr,i jivnni Not that way! W. W Pike mil! re n wins at Mnyaville, and ha* no idea ol running a semi weekly paper in this chy ftl present IK* may, however live to pub li«h a Gaily here at no distant day Time will tell I 4*Goms Up."—The organisation known a* the Ohio River Salt Company ha* failed and disbanded. It m thought that thi will have a disanstrou* effect upon some of the furnace* about Point Pleasant, by bringing the price of salt down to the eon aiimer'a ow(p price, ft i* said that all the furnace* have withdrawn from the (Join* pany, and that the affair* of that concern are in the hand* of the Kxecutivc Com mittee for final settlement. • Amxkstyim Wsst Vi no ima.—We are pleased lo see that the West Virginia Om Htitti i ion ill Convention by a vote of i<> 7, parsed an AinnMlpM’dioii, which pro vide* that no |*er’mn engaged on either aide in the late war *hall he held liable either criminally or civilly, or have hie property taxed und<*r execution or other wir.e fi>r any act done in aocorJitrtoe with the iinagua of civilized warfare. 'I'hat U right General Amnoslv should he proclaimed in every Slate in the Union All Old Fkibnd — Among the friend* of other years, whom we have met since aom. ing to this city, w« were pleated to recug nlzethe faeeofArt.il, William*, H*<j who kfC|*e a Restaurant on Second Are* nue, between Kighfh and Ninth streets He is a good Democrat, a warm-heorP -l friend, nn l a genuine clever gentleman Isjn/ may he prosper ! Viaii.boar£ik>wx rirr Hivkm.—Tlie sttrpCv of the railroad down the river t^/Jfawpnrt on the Kentucky side tgrH river, has been, as we believe. aiw»tit completed More than three weely* ago wt saw the so: veyort at work below Augusta: and ’ere this they have doutittv«« competed the jol. The commencement of work ou the line will give new hope and energy to the peo | Ys of Mayevllle, Ripley, ami other towns along the line. ('i». M< Dow*i i. of IlillflHnro, !■ • fV*tt« «lfff Ii-t m»n. IIh proposes to pay the way of * * twenty tvs nun I*. Baltimore 0, tabor tn He~ ’ * half of tU Philosopher.— WW Union 10 /n - Farewell, old friend’ We wish yon a happy voyage over the turbulent U'piHft can ocean! Thsre's nun* a slip 'twiit the rap end the Up,'* 4 And got,4 mn are lost <•» an * «%4|«. Homo sen HmtatlSMf Mr*.—We nr* - pleased to loom that Hon. Daniel W Voorbte*. of Indiana, and Hon S. M. (nx t of New York, arc l*otli in favor of straight "lit I h*iiK* ratic nominations being at ItaltuMoro 'Him la wliat we ex tied and feel rejoiced t»* know that they fti right.