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f J. W. BOWEN, I lPnb!;juer aud Pionrleior.f M'ARTIIUR, VINTON COUNTY, OHIO: WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 1870. J $1.50 PER YEAR, I I In Aduiioe NO. 27. l)c (Enquirer. ronr.isiiED kvkuy wkdnksday iiv editor avd puoi'nrvroc. OFFICE 2S Story Docloo' Building, Corner Main and Locus, Stst Terms of Subscription. Ono copv, o.io vca V Ml 0..e copy, 8 iuos..?! 00 One ei)y, 6 lniiiiiln.... ;4 1 Ono copy, i inoi.. E0 If not paid wlJiln tho vcar 8 00 Clubs ofTweiily K0O0 Tlin Dnnocrnth Kiiqvii tr ci calMcs Fl! HE Off rOSTACK within tlio limits ofVlnlitii Couniy. A fiii'ui'O to noili'y ii illscoiilliiiipiipo nl tlio end of the IIhio fiiili'.!iil)cil for, will bo li'Lcii as anew oiijnscuiout ur suuiciiailon. Advertising Rates. fTrThemocoiileil li.vSlhu-sof this tviieHlinll constUue (.qiiavo. Ono Miniiro, one wnok l Oil One8qiiro,8 weeks W 00 Kw'-li BiWItloiial Insertion inmrlion BO All BilverHln( for ft slimier period than thruo mouths, clmwd l ttio nbovo rules. Jii'zal Ailvei-llsciootils ?l 111) per rqunio Tor first liwrtliin; ami W) oeiils per sijiinro for each hlitlou:il iiiKor-don. Uiile and Ftenra Work 50 ecu's additional n nwii fl mm. . 12mos Ono nmwro, 'rwo8iimres, Tliroo Mpinres, Knur HfpinreH, Six R()lifll-s( 'A foliiiiin, Y, ro'itiiin. $8 00 8 b tlO S 00 6 01) 7 0l 10 00 7 01) 9O0 12 00 fi oa 11 i6 no 10 01) If) 00 20 0U HOI) SOW) 27 00 15 00 '87 00 4MIII 11 1 (ID i I (10 SO 00 Ono milium, (Ini-ili. not. mcofiiltnc 81i"f-. $5 nor voar. All I. Pis ilno on 11 i.-t inwrlloii or nlvoiliMMiirml. Hills wiili regular ndvri llwisi in bu pniil fpiavli'i y. Ihitiiicm Nnlirck Ii) cvnis a line. Mmiiayu Null-ron-acrofilinx to lho libi-rllly oi' ibo pmiUs. DtMtli Nutlet's fire Nolici'3 of Ili'ii.iwny Wives or Husbands duublo pviro. Yearly n.lvoi Users ciitlllril lo quarterly olmnces, Ailvofllspiiieiitmint ollierwlse onlefcil, will bo con- (Iniii il inilll ordered diiccmllniieil, mil climbed nctoid- Iml'Iv. liidl,'iiiii and Clmrlfnblo Notices fivo. McAihnr.O., July 20.1S70. A Valuable and Interesting Book. Wo hnvo received from tlio woll known Publishing IIoubo of Bob ebt Clark & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, a copy of tho "History of Alliens County, Ohio; nnd incidentally of tho Ohio Land Company nnd tlio First Settlement of tho Stato at Ma rietta, with Personal and Biograph ical Sketches of tho Early Sotlcrs, Narratives of Pioneer Adventures, etc. ly Ciias. M. Walker. With Map and Portrait?." Tlio work con tains COO pages, and is a record of local events information and facts that -would bo of much interest to almost every citizen of Vinton, and particularly to thoso residing in tlio portion of Vinton county tliatonco belonged to AtlicnB couniy. Betoro entering upon tho local ma tors of that county, tho author speaks ful ly of tho county and it inhabitants prior to tho first settlement by tho whites, giving tho reader a knowl edge of tho wildncss of tho region as far buck ns 1G50. In that year tho Stato was an unbroken forest, occupieJ principally by a tribe of In dians called tho Erics; but sinco that ti mo numorous other tribes of Indi ans, and particularly IronilTOOto 1750. A tribe of Indians known ns tho Shaicancse, who, it is supposod, camo from tho country bordering on tho Gulf of Moxico, occupied tho Scioto and Jliami country, and for somo distanco eastward, including tho present county of Athens and ndjncout vicinity. This tribo was composed of four Tribes, two of which were tho Chill icothe and Piqua tribes. A bitter war was carried on between tho Indians and the fow whites trom 1771 to about 1800, in Ohioand Vir ginia. All tho prcsontcounty of Athens, nnd tho townships of Brown and Jfadison, now belonging to Vinton couniy, woro includod in what was, nnd is to thia day, known ns tho ''Ohio Company's Purchase" Tho county of Athons was established in 1805, nnd contained 1,053 square miles, or 30 regularly survcyoil townships, and included tho town ships of Columbiann, Scipio, Pod ford, Orangonnd Olivo, now belong ing to Moigs county; tho townships of llomorand Marion now bolong ing to Morgan county; tlio town ships ot Ward, Grcon, and Starr, now bolonging to Hocking county; tho townships of Brown, Swan, Elk, Madison, Knox, Clinton, and Vin ton, tow bolonging to Vinton coun ty, nnd a strip of lnnd ton miles long nnd ono wido, now bolonging to Wnshington county. In 1810tho county of Jucknon wnscroatod, and Clinton township In this county wfls takon from Atlions; in 1818 tho county of Hocking wnscroatod, nnd Orocn and Star of, Hocking, nnd Jlrown of Vinton county woro ta ken l.'O in Atlions; in 1810 tho coun ty of Moigs wns crcntod and tlio townships of Columbiana, Scipio, Olivo, Ornngo, nnd Bodford, woro taken from Alliens. And la 1 nn act wns pnnfloi detaching from Atlions and adding to Morgan rouu ty lho townships of Homer and Mur- rran. And on tho 23d of March 1850, an net was passed erecting (this) tho now county of Vinton dotncliing from Athons tho town ships of Ellc, Brown, Madison, Vin ton, and Knox. Tho first oloction (a special elec tion) in Athons county was hold on the 12th oi April, lo&o, in pursu ance of an act of tho Legislature, passed Fob. 13, 1801, ontitlod "an act establishing boards of commis sioners." Tho names of lho com missioners olectod woro Silas Doan Wm. Howlolt, and John Coroy. Two of tho board assembled to tran sact businoss on tho 16th of April, 1805 thrco days after their elec tion. Thoy divided tho county into four townfihips. Tho third mom bor Wm. Ilowlett joined them on tlio 17th, when Alvin Bingham was appointed treasurer of tho conn ty. Thoy adjourned on tho 19th of thetiamo month until tho following Judo. Tboir compensation was $1.50 per day. A regular election was held in October, 1805, and Wm Burrows, Samuel Mooro, and Wm nowlett woro electod commission ers, and lho work contains tho full proceedings of lho buiinoss they transacted, which is vory interest ing. In tho year 1808 tho total amount of taxes assessed was 812G 13. Wo notico in a tablo in the work tho names of tho following persons, who held thooffico ofcoun ty commissioner: Caleb Mcrritt 1807 to 1809 and again in 1813 nnd 1814; Soil. Puller 1811 and 1312; Daniel Stewart 1815 and 1815; Edmund Dorr 1821 to 1824; Justus Pioynolds 1826 to 1843; David Jones 1833to 1836; and Toarly Brown 1850. Tho first constitution of this Stato provided for tho election of only two couuly officers by Uio people which wcro Sheriff and Coron er; nil olhor county ofiicors wero, during the first 18 years' history of tho Stato, appointed by tho com missioncrs or by associoto judges of tho county. An act of tho legisla ture in tlio year 1S20 created tho ofiico of County Auditor. Eeforo that timo tho principal duties of tho auditor wcro performed by tho couDly clork, who was nppointcd by tho commissioners. Henry Barllett, so long known in tho coun ty a3 "Esquiro Barllett," was clerk, and ex-ojfido auditor from 1806 to 1S21. Tho first Sheriff of tho coun ty was Cohort Linzco appointed in April, 1805. Thomas Armstrong was olectcd in 1813. Tho first Eo cordcr was Dr. Eliphnz Perkins who held tho offlco from 1800 to 1819. Tho first Court of Common Picas hold in lho county commenced July 8, 1805. Pvobcrt F. Slaughter was Presidont Judgo; Sylvanus Ames and Elijah Hatch woro Associato Judgos. Honry Bartlelt was appoin ted Clork. In 1807 Judgo Amos bo camo Sheriff, and Elijah Hatch bo Judgo. David Richmond, (ofMo Arlhur, who died horo in 1850,) was associato judge from 1831 to 1811. Samuel H. Brown, (ofMcArlhur, who died in Moigs county in 1851,) wns associato judgo from 1847 to 1850. A. G. Brown, boenmo resi dent Judgo in 1850, and prosidod at tho first Court hold in Vinton coun ty, in tho Spring of 1850. In 1852 Simoon Nash wnsoloctod first J udgo under lho now constitu tion, whon associato judges wcro dispensed with. Tho l'robato Court wns organ izod in 1852. Jacob O. Frost wns olect od first Probato Judgo of that coun ty. In Soplonibor, 1855, Daniol S. Dana, now practicing law in this county, was nppointod Trobato Judgo of that county, and hold tho oflleo until his successor, Calvary Morris, wns olectcd and qualified in Oclobor of tho snmo yoar. Tho namoof tho first Prosecuting Attornoy was E. B. Morwin. He hold tho olllco from 1806 to 1809. Tho population of that county in 1810 was 1,403 males and 1,324 fo mnlos. Tho population of Elk town ship in 1820 was 274 mnlos and 271 fomiilos total 515. Tho population of lho county in 1820 wns 3,393 mnlos and 3,046 fomrlcs; In 1830 lho population of Elk township was 822, and tho population of McAr thnrstown (this town) wnsGD. Ia 1835 Harrison (Whig) receiv ed 1,098 voto and Van Buron (Dom ocaat) 057 votes for Trcsidont, In Athonj couniy. Tho first post oflleo established in lho county, was Athens, in 1804, nnd Johicl Gregory was postmaster. Tho work gives tho namcBof other post-offices nnd tho years in which they wcro established, 'but does not mention McArthur P. O. Tho first agricultun.1 socioty was organized May 19. 1828. A num ber of persons in soventoon town ships woro nppointod, at tho moot ing, to act as agents in soliciting subscriptions to tho constitution of tho society. Among tho townships named, which now bolong to Vinton county, nro Elk and Vinton; in Elk Thomas Johnson, James Bothwoll, and Edward Dodgo, and in Vinton, Dun-iol G. Horton, Isaac Hawk, and Samuel Zinn, woro appointed so liciting agents. Tho first agricul tural fair was held in October of that yoar. Tho first grand jury that over sat in that county, was drawn in November, 1805, composed of tho following persons: John Dixon,John llowitt, Samuel Mooro, John Corey, Peter Boylcs, Jcromiah Jiiggs, Can aday Lowry, Wm. Ilowlett, Robert Fulton, Alvan Bingham, Josiah Coo, Phillip M. Starr. HAGS. Savo your Hags and bring them lo this oflleo and receive cash for Ihem. If your hair Is owning out or turning grey, do rot munnarorer ainlbfortimo you can so easily avert. Ayr"a Hair Vigor will remove Uio cnuso of your Strict by restoring your liuir to 1U natural color, aud therewith four good looka nnd good nature. ForAyer's Medicines, go to G. WaSiBSon's. ' Unless vou wish a nromnlura death you will lot all tho poisonous i air nriynnrni ons a nno. jvai iras Hair Ecstorativo is poifoclly harm less as any aruggisc wiu ton you. See advertisement. Kctl Jacket Ax For Sale. Any ono wishing to purchase a Rod Jacket Ax tho best now in use will call at this office. ISooks lor Bale. Among the Books for salo at this ofGco, nro tho following: Prison Lifo of Jeff. Davis; Sherman and His Campaigns; Stonewall Jackson; Morgan and His Captors; Secrets of tho Groat City; Camp-Lifo and Cotton-Field; Grant and Colfax, Records of Living Ofiicors of U. S. Navy. "Huving beun cnguifi'd for ninny ycrtrs In a seurtwiUtry Oticiipiitlon," writes T. Neu, of 1'iirke.rslnirK, "1 lictfiiu to sillier torribly with dyspepsia. Afi leiul recoiiiinonilert Kosouhcioi's Stoiniii-li Dittei? I lie Gi-cut Uemctly niuleolt proved, It took tliem according to directions, uuU bognnlo improvo at onco. I eat henrty, -loop souiulatKl can do a lull dnjiteAvjik. I will novcr he williouj; thorn." Constitutions Break Down. Wliy do thoy break down? Bocmibo tooofl.cn coiislilutlnniil ilu'iiilil.y Is either pronounced In curable, nml loft lo Into Its own tour&o, or is mixtakliigly tvo.ilcj. Konso flagging ntitiirc wit h tho wliolunOino, Hlimulutlus properties of Ifeoflund' Gtrnion Tonia, or Invigorate tlienys- torn will) noofland't German EitUri, the coun terpart of Ilia Tonic la all except the alcoholic ilusiH, and tlio fulling constitution will soon re cover its enerpy. l!iliousnes, Norvous Com plaints, Dynpcpfclu, Intermittent Fovcr, Ac, ulwnys lmpitir tlio constitutional stamina, as well as tlio mtwculnr strength, and thocllcctof these remedies is simultaneously to cxpol tho virus of discaso.nud repair its ravugcH. Depot, O'tl Ai-chHtreet, Phlladolpliiara. For salo by Druggists throiihout tho country. Acknowledged Superiority of Roback's Bitters. Thcso far-famed Bittors aro by all admitted to bo, in Ihoir purity as a stimulant, their efficacy as a modi cino, and strouglhoning properties as a tonio, superior to any otbor known compound, Tho government acknowledges this in issuing thorn to lho army, nnd fulhors acknowl edge this in using them in tlioir families. Piobnck's Bitters aro known thro- out tho civilizod world, and ns they aro growing in publio estimation continually, thoy will'bo soon bo tho ono great universal romody, sup planting all similar preparations evorywhoro. Job Printing. rfiiBlncBs inott and othoin, should remember tluit when llioy want rosters, Hand Rills, Cards, IiOttor Iloads, to., &c, pilnlud inn hnmlHomo nnd clioap stylo, that tho Demoobatio Enqitibeb Olllooii tho placo to got it done Having ft "Kellof'B's Improved Now Stylo Newbury Blank and Curd Tress," tlio best nnd neatest Trust over In uio In tho county, doing miperlor work, and capable of making 1,000 tol.tWO luiprCKusons po hour, and having received a flno assortment of New Job Typo, the neatest nnd ehnnpost work can bo dono at this Ofllc.o. Cotno nnd co our Maw rrcsBiuii! pooImons of printing, Printed Justice's Dockets. Como to this ofiico and see the Printed Justice's Dockets. ' Will any preparation rostoro tbo hair to its original, color and not injure it? Yes! Hall's' Vegetable Sicilian Hair Roncwor.- The Home of Washington. For a quarter of acontury past, ItcnsonJ. Losslng, lho artist-author of ''Field Book of the Revolution," "History of the United atuloi," etc., lias boon ono of tlio most dilligcnt nnd HucccKSi'ul laliorors iu tho Wi ll field of Aiuericim Literature During tlio timo lie 1ms traveled lijpro that thirty thousand miles, ex tending tonl most every portion of the Union. In order (jrriicTTl e skctclios of various scenes ami objects ioTTflstoricul interest; for it his rooA fortune to bo equally happy in tho use of both pon and pencil. Attractive nnd popular though ail hid works have been, Mr. Lossing's lntcst volume is Just ly considered the crown ing success of bis life Its title ia as follows: "The Home of Washing ton ; or, Mount Vernon and IU) .Associations, Historical, Biographical and l'ictorlnl." Ills sold through agents entirely. No more beautiful book lias gladdened our eyes for many months, than thlssliupoly quarto, printed on suporllno and elegantly-tinted pa per, aud gotten up in the highest style of tho typograpliffi art. A steel -plate portrait, from tho celebrated painting of Gilbert Stuart, and an engraving of Mount Vernon, also on steel, oinbcllisli the front of tlio book, tvliilo the text of the work is illustrated wlihno lcsMthnn 118 of LOHsiiijc's charming pictures, fao tlmiln ot in toresiiugMss., etc. TliobiiHUiigisbotbeleant and substantial. "The Homo t Wnshington" Is undoubtedly the most complete, satisfactory and delightful record ever prepared of tho domestio nnd pri vate lifo of "The Father of his Country.' Ev ery American is, ofcouruc, fuuiilinr with the General, tho Statesman, and the President, but this work reveals to us the Sinn, in all his dig nity and bennty of his personal chiiraulcr. it also furnishes a great amount of fresh and in teresting mntter, not nttainalilo from any other Source, and is thoonly work extant describing fully tho condition, past and present, of Mount Vernon. Many of the Illustrations describe articles of which the originals aro now lost to tlio world forever swept rmulossly away by thestornis of civil war. Tlio publishers nniioiinco a largo nnd rapidly Incieiisliigeiiculalion of thisdclihlful volume. Wo aro not surprised at this. Hi ratioiinl character, tlio reputation of its mtist-nuthor, and its low prico, together with tho unexcelled beauty of its mechanical execution and its per fect wealth of illustrations, aro all calculated to mako it ono of tlio most popular and rapidly selling books of tlio ago. Wo commend this "household treasure" to tho attention of our renders, whether book agents or book buyers. K. Ilannai'ord A Co., the Cincinnati publishers, are a firm who publlish only flmt-tlass wurks, ami equip their ugenU in lho very lost style. Prompt totinio comes Bnllou's Monthly Mag iLzino for August.l'relghled with n remarkable store of good things in tbo shape of rending matter. Among the stories aro two son-yarns of tho first quality, several for lady renders and two for cliildren. On tho whole, Billion's Mag nzino Is about the best and cheapest publication lo be found in this or any other country, for it is only ?l.f0por yoar, or 15 cents singlo copy. Address 'J'humes & Talbot, Boston, Ma.s. 1 wjhi urm.T-.ffl4J risje-sM njm Nature's Hair Bestoratlve is so donn and looks so nice that lho ladles are all delighted with Ii! See adveili'e:ricntr [Communicated, The 4th at Hawk's Bridge, Wilkesville Township. Mr. Editor: Tho Pic Nic and Colebration at this placo was acom- ploto success. Tho citizens of this vicinity celebrate the glorious 4lh ovcry year, having many advanta ges over other places; but tho affair last Monday far oxcollod all pre vious colebrations in all respects. Tho tablo for dinner was excellently arranged, everything of lho best and in good stylo. Tho platform for dancing highly pleased all who indulged in that pleasant cxerciao. It was erected in a very nice location in tho booc.li grovo on lho bank of Raccoon. There woro scats nil around tho platform to accomodate all who desired to witness tho dan- cmg. rouor juunauway, jsq., 01 Jackson, doliverod an able oration which was rocoivod with groat ap plause Ho was followed by Dr. J. C. Bishop, of "Wilkesvillo, who re ceived n hoarty cheering. Refresh- montswero served up by two stands, in tho best of order. Everything passed off pleasantly. A. PARTICIPATOR. Davis Macklev. a leather- headed radical leader in Jack son county asserted in a dis cussion, the other day, that the people about rurnaccs, ana in a manufacturing community, are more intelligent than in a farm ing community or agricultural ilistrict. Tho Republicans of Adams county who follow the plow can see by tuis express ion how they are regarded by of the Iron regions. It is bad enough for a man to be a fool hut to have it thrown in his teeth by an idiot is too bad, yet it must not be forgotten that there is some truth in the above assertion so far as it re lates to Republicans. Tho Re publican farmer who sells his wheat for $1,05 per bushel and rmvs- for coffee at 28 cents a oound without crumblino: is certainly not very smart. West Union Defender. The Elyria Democrat says : Ileinaa .Moon, of Avon, Lorain county, picked ono of "Wilson's Albany strawberries, which measured just six inches in r. ,.,.' I'UVllllUVl l Ull'i POETRY. ALL FOR IRELAND. Brothers, though tho toll bo long Our country's bondH lo sever, We sliiill right her every wrong By bravo and truo endeavor I All for Ireland liero are we, AM for Ireland's liberty, All to right nod ral.se aud free Our native land forever. , When her perils and her woes Were darker still and graver, Truo men boldly faced tlio foes Who labored to enslave her, All for Irclnnd hero are wo, All for Ireland proud nnd frco, Ireland ns she yet shall bo Our native land forever. For her causo Lord Kdwnid died Whathcni ttlinu his was bravo t Freely ran the crimson tide That Touo nnd Enmiel gave her. All for Ireland's llltei ly, AM for Ireland hero are we, All to sot dear Ireland foe Our nalivij land ioroverl Forliercniisoinniicn land, Willi hea. Is that would not waver, Tlnoo moo perished hnnd In hand, I'r.iyin'; Ood to kivo hor I All for Ii-oland died tho Tki co, All for Ireland's liberty, All for Ireland hero nro we Our nativo land forever I MISCELLANEOUS. Stories of 1812. There were two occurrences in the war of 1812 which are characteristic ot the Kentucky soldiers of that time, which I do not recollect to have seen in print. The one occurred while the American prisoners were being marclied through Canada to Fort George. On one occa sion the officer commanding the guard brought some -whisky aud invited a Kentucky corporal to drink. The British Captain gave as a toast George III. The corporal drank with out hesitation. The .British Captain then called upon the corporal for a sentiment. The corporal rather declined, say ing : "You have been kind in inviting mo to drink, and I may give offence by giving a toast.' The corporal then said : "May the skins of Kings be made into drum-heads, and the shanks of Tories drum-sticks, to beat the Americans to Arms.' The British Captain remark ed: t "Sir, you must remember where you are, and act accord ingly.' A British Lieutenant, who coniposcd one of the company, said : "Stop, Captain, you called for a seutiment and must not take exception.' Suffice to say, the British officers allowed the toast. The other happened at Camp Jackson, below Kew. Orleans, on the 8th of January, 1815. After the British made their last charge on our breast-works, they sent iu a flag of truce, which was met by a flag from the American army, asking the privilege of removing their killed and ' wounded, which wero numerous. A line was designated so far from our breast-wojjvs as to prevent the enemy discovering the nature of our defence, and the Ameri can soldiers placed on ono side of the line, British soldiers on tho other. While their dead and wounded were being taken to this lino and received by the British soldiers, a soldier belonging to the latter remark ed to a Kentucky soldier : "It is useless for you to con tinue tho contest ; we are de termined to take the city. Wc have Lord Packenhame, Lord Gibbs, and Lord Keene, and a powerful army, and are deter mined to take tho city.' To which the Kentucky sol dier replied : wWe have on our side the Lord God Almighty, the Lord Jesus Christ, and tho hero, Old Hickory, and I'll bo damned if we can t whip you.' Kcntuckiaus may be over powered, but still they will crow. "Walter Brown accepts the challenge) of Henry Coulter, and wLU row Coulter a five-mile raco' at Spriugfiukl, Mass., for $2,000 or more; Elephant Hannibal's Skeleton. Thousands of persons through out the United States, who have gazed in wonder upon the collossal proportions of Van Amburg's famous elephant, Hannibal on exhibition in this country forty-six years the larg est of his species ever brought to this country or Europe, will be interested in the final dispo sal of his bones which we un derstand, are to he added to the zoological curiosities of New York Central Park. t Hannibal died at Central ville, Maryland, in about the ninetieth year of his age, in May, 1865. The complete skel eton of an elephant being very difficult to obtain, the bones are correspondingly valuable, and great precautions were in con sequence taken to preserve Hannibal, and under the charge of Albert Townsend the huge carcass was dragged to a field about a mile from tho village, and a large and strong mauso leum of masonry erected over it. . There it was permitted to remain until the flesh had was ted away sufficiently to permit of the removal of the bones. So great was the mass that not until a few days since was it thought advisable to open the tomb. To Mr. Hyatt Frost director of the menagerie, is due. the conception of the idea of ma king this unique and valuable present to the city of New York. Within a few weeks the massive bones will be cleansed, transported to the Central Park and set up in the zoological de partment there to remain an object of interest to tho visit ors until the tooth of time caus es them to crumble to dust. Worth Knowing. If brooms are wet iu boiling suds once a week, they will be come very tough, will not cut tho carpet, Inst much longer, and always sweep like a new broom. A very dusty carpet may be cleaned by setting a pail of cold water out by the uoor, weu me Droom in it, knock it to get off all the drops, sweep a yard or so, then wash the broom as before, and sweep again, being careful to shake off the broom, and not sweep far at a time. If done with care, it will clean a carpet very nicely, and you will be surpris ed at the quantity of dirt in the water. The water may need changing once or twice, the carpet is very dirty. Even death is made the ba sis of a Washington job. Cof fins at three hundred dollars, carriages at eight dollars an hour, white gloves by the bale, and all the emblems of mourn ing mortality at jubilee prices, go to make up the sum total of funeral patriotism at the capi tal. Mr. Stanton was a pri vate citizen when ho died, but the loyal cormorants seized up on his dead body and paraded it for the purpose of charging the Government $1,200. Sec retary Rawlins died in office, and the same jobbers feel au thorized, on that account, to nut their charges up to $1,000. No appropriation has been made for these expenses, and nono should be made for char ges so exorbitant, which find their warrant only in the gen eral extravagance of Congress, It will soon become as expen sive to dio as it is now, accord ing to General Sherman, to live in Washington. The Toledo Commercial is in fayor of filling tho country with Pagan Chinamen who work at fifty cents a day wa ges for which no American or European can work without suffering terrible destitution. The barn of Charles Young, near Mansfield, was struck by lightning and burned on the 2Sth ult. Between three and four hundred bushels of wheat wcro consumed with it. Rearing Chickens. The following are some rules that it would be well to observe in rearing chickens : 1. Keep the chicks in a warm, clean, dry coop. 2. Don't let them run out in the morning until the sun has removed the dew from tho grass. 3. Let them have plenty of food and fresh water. 4. The coop must be rat proof. 5. Don't let the chicks have access to slops or stagnant water. 6. See that they are housed when a storm is threatening. Rules for keeping the henery iu proper order : 1. Clean out every dav. and sprinkle a handful of lime. z. fepnnkle ashes oer the floor two or three times a week. Frequently change the straw or nay forming the nest, and white wash the nest-boxea at every renewal, and twice a year thor oughly white-wash the whole interior of the house. Rules for the management of setting hens : 1. Set the hen in a place where she will not be disturb ed. 2. Give a largehen 10 or 12 eggs, medium-sized one 10 or 11, a small one 8 or 9. 3. Don't let the hen come out of the setting room until she has hatched, hut keep her supplied with gravel, food and water. 4. "When chiclo are hatched leave them in the nest for eight or ten hours. 5. Don't meddle with the eggs during incubation; turn ing them once a day, and all such foolishness, is apt to pre vent the eggs from hatching. The People's Platform. The following we present as a synopsis of the People's Plat form reforms which they have long demanded of the liepub lican party, hut which they will never realize until the Democrats are restored to pow er : First That the present tariff is a gigantjc robbery of the la bor and industry of tho coun try. Second That the internal revenue svstem of the United States is unendurable in its op pressive exactions; that its an noyances of stamps and licenses aud taxes upon sales and in comes should be abolished. Third That all taxes be collected by State and county omciais. Fourth That the whole of our rmblic lands ousrht to be held as a sacred, trust, to secure homesteads, for actual settlers, and opposition to grants of lands to corporations. Iitth That the act to eu forco the "Fifteeuth Amend ment" is unconstitutional. t Sixth That Congress haa the richt. and should exercise it, to assess and collect tax oa tho Government bonds. Seventh That the law cre atine the national banks be re pealed, aud that Treasury notes of tho United States be issued to satisfy t ho demands of the people. Eighth That we demand an economical mannscnient of pub lic affairs. , m Radical leaders say that ne groes shall not be discharged from from service bv Democrats for voting the Radical ticket. On the other hand, however, they claim that Radicals have the richt to discharee white employees who vote the Dem ocratic ticket. Laboring men will do well to make a note of thia fact. "When the white and black children are crowded into the same free schools, the wealthy may provide for the education of their children in select schools, but poor white people must look to the public schools or allow their children to go. whuoui eaucauou.