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Railway Time.
Marietta & Cincinnati Rail Road.
6n and after Nov. 19 , 1871, Trainwlli
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CINCINNATI HXPttKfH will run daily.
All ot.lipr Trains dully, exoflrt Hundity.
UINi;iSMATi EXPRESS KAFfl' nfiikcS no
Slop bclwncn Haimlim and Atliftns.
Portsmonth Branch.
MiiU. Accammoiltttlon.
7)ext. lli:nlni
Ar'r. Portsmouth
I)np. I'ortHniMitU
Ar'v. .Twkon
1.i:r I'. M.
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0.15 A. M.
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l J 15 1'. 31.
t;w a. m.
IM "
10..M) "
I2-2D P. Hi
Kin "
5.10 "
Trains Connect at Lovoland
P.irall ptilnUAii tlii! Mttlo Miami R:illrnitil. nnd
(it t.li.i In li.nt.tpolis ACiiicHrtnnti nailfoml Juno
tiJuforiill polaU West.
ttiis'sr nf Tftmnportiithf.
Great National Short Line Route
Great National Short Line Route East and West.
Only Direct Route to the National
Capitol and Eastward.
'i nail itftor Momlny, Movcinlicr Id, Trains
ill run iik follnwi" :
t'iiOiinti Mull
(I 10 Am II CO Pin HflnPm
SMPnl SOii Am 2:liOAin
1141 " 1 W I'm :4 '
!CW " 4 15 Pin H-M "
0 50 " 1 0 ) " B :.V 11
II IKI " 11 15 " 10:11(1 '
:15 Am 11 30 " 1 :2IIPin
015 ' 015 Am 1:41) A tli
1230 Pin KM Am fl:20Pm
400 Am II 45 Pin li:M Am
7 45 ' 8 IK) ' 0:45 I'm
8 50 " 405 Am 8:U0 '
(1 17 " 4 25 11 8:20 "
l2 0:l Ain 7 12 " I0:tm "
8 4H I'm II 03 " 4:4 Am
12 '.'5 " 7 25 " L'l "i
... . l)oiart
llarpor's Kerry
V:iNlilti;tf'n Juuiv'n.'
.. ...Arrivu
Now York .
Of part
ftuW York
, ArrlVfl
Wiishini(tim Junc'n.
Harper'n Kerry...,
Pullman Plaoo Dming Room Sleeplnj Carj.
AVliieli areas com fdi talilo, clngantly fiirnlsluidr
llnd Hlmoxteqiial to a llre-sido, andin nil Trains
fr.mi Olardniiatl to Hiilttinorc and Washington.
S.iu rfclio luloof Murintta and Clnninnntl Ruil
wav fortimo of arriving and departing from
Tlio advaittaRns of tills route nvcr nil othors
l. tlmt It kIviw all triivnlurn holding throimh
tii'lcntu tha prlviloao of visiting il.iltininre,
i'hiladolpliliv, and tliu National Capitol free.
Tiinaiiiinknr anil rates of faro lower than by
Buy other line.
Thescunery nlonprtlilH Hallway Is not eiuulc;l
for grandeur on lliigContliient.
Capitol and Eastward. TO SHIPPERS OF FREIGHT.
'Phis lino nirein miiiflrior lildiicetitrints the
ratiwbulm onn-thlrd lower tomnl from IloHton,
Now York, nr any other Eastern point. In or
rterlnir goo, Is of any deanripMiin inml tho Kimt
?:ivnuirection to hIiIp i KalMumrR & Ohio
t. I!., nnil liiHlilppliiKiastKlvenaniedlrei'.tionH.
Krelithts whipped Ijv this route will linvp du
jmtcli, and lio linndlud With curs and save
uliippora iiuieli money. J. L. WILSON,
Master Transportation, Uultiiuore.
Uun. Freight Ag't', nnltlmnre.
8. B. JONES, tion. Ticket Ax't, Ilnltiinorc.
Oou. Pan. Ait't., Oinclnnatl.
Indianapolis, Cincinnati & Lafayette
Rail Road.
To all Points West, Northwest
and Southwest.
Tlie Great Through Mall and Express Pas.
onor Line to Ht. T.ouln, Kiinmia Oltr, Bt.
Josnpli, Denver, San Francisco, and all point
In Missouri, Kansas and Colorado.
The shortest and onlydirect rotttoto Indian
nnolis, Iiiifayetto, Torre Haute", Oatnlirldiro
Citv, SriiiKflld, Peoria, llurllnittnn, Oliloao,
MiUviiukno, Bt. Paul, and nil points in the
Tho Indianapolis, Oinclnnatl and I.nfayetto
Ilnllroad, With Its connections, now offers pas
sengers more futilities in Through Ooaeli and
Hleeplns Oivr Service than any othe rlirioin
Cincinnati, having the advantage ol 'ihon
lllv Oars from Oineliinatl to Ht. Louis. Kan
insOltr.Ht. Joseph, Pcovla,niirlhigtpn,( lilcsno,
Omaha, mid all Intermediate points, presenting
to Colonics and Families such comforts it ml
aeoominodatloni as are aH'oiilod by no other
route. j .
Through TickoU ami Baggago Cliocks to all
Trains leave Oinclnnatl at 7:30 A.M., 8;0O V.
M , and 9:00 P. M.
Tickets nan ho obtained at No.-1 Burnet
House, enrnar Third nnil Vlnoi Puhllo Land
ing, corner Stain mid Kivor; also, at Pepot,
corner Plum and Poarl Stroota, Oinclnnatl,
Ho suro to purcliasn tickets via Indianapolis,
Clmilnnati and Lalayotti'llCailroiKl,
!. K. L'lltti, (i, I., BARiUXflF.il,
Olllof Ticket Clork, Mastur Ti'nnporlatlon(
UiiulnimU Cluulunali. '
Columbus & Hocking Valley Railroad.
On and after Decembur loth, 1B71,
Trains will
run as luiiows:
Athens 8.?o a. St.
A v(d.
folnmhus... 9:45 A. If.
Pittsburgh.. :4 V. M,
Snnditskv... O.IK) "
(jlovoliinil.. . 3-50 "
Springfield. 12:5 "
Xcnin 12:ft "
l)n vton .1-20 "
Kleliiiiond.-.. 8:15 "
Indinnitpolls 0:10 '
Chicago 12:15 A, V.
8:20 i', M.
. Arrive.
ft. 40 r. i.
2:'.'0 A. M'
0 .00 "
7 :50
S:30 A,
r. m.
Close connection made nt Lancaster for Cir
elevllle, Znnesvillo. and all points on the till
cinnntlan'd Muskitrgiim valley ItnHroad.
I'lied COII llt'lTl MMIS MIIUIU Hb V 'I II HI ."I
l 1...-.1..1.1 ....ii nii. -o.&a..:.
HKU llin JLIJl.lVIIIU Ttllltf IIIIU .nil nullum
noiite to Cblcngo and the Northwest, it Is the
Btmitest liy sixty-six miles, giving pnssuiigors
the benefit of quicker fimo and lower rates
E. A. niiEI.r.,'Ocn'l Tlekot Ag't.
1'livioil, npringiii'in, aiiuihiiii'ihiii, j.im.iiftu,
nnd nil points West. Also, for .Cleveland,
Uiiiralo. Pittsburlii nnd all points Eiwt.
0 BUNTHEOUanmOl! o
Ciiicimiati YitlionlCIicinp of Cars !
0(vnrd nnd opornted by one rmriprtny front Cfn
riniuill to St. Louis, tlierel'oro iiiisengiM's are
li V.K ofbelnguarried through without change
of cars
tho possibility Incident to other routes (which
are Hindu up of several short roads) of missing
connections, ami sttbccrin; I licfr pnsseiit'eW Co
disagreeable changes.
Families and Others Seeking Koines
In tho rich valleys nnd on the fertile prnlrlpsnf
Western Missouri, Knnsas, Nebraska, Colorado,
or life more distant Utateol'Calll'uriiia, will con
sult their own Interest, bvuning on or nddrcss-
1 iuu; tfte unilcrsiL'iicd, (joiitraetlnu; Agent, as a
long residence In the western coiintrv has fa
miliarized him witli the best localities.
This Route la 31 miles Shorter than
via Indianapolis,
don be purchased at nil the Principal Ticket
OiU.ee. or Connecting Lines, nnd in Cim innati
ut Ihu General Ofiiccs of the Company,
119 Vine Street,
Broadway, Corner Front Street,
Main Street, COrner Levee, and Rt De
pot Foot of Mill Street,
Contracting as sengcr Agent,
Ut) Vlii St.. Cincinnati, Ohio.
Add The
Tim coin plotlnn of tho Louisville Division of
this rondaiid tho splendid equipment lor puss-en-fcr
t r.u el makes this ilio
South itnl Southeast.
O Ihilhj.
With Direct Connections from the East for
Lbairftillo Without Change of Cars!
This (stlie only rond whose trains lcnveCln
. -i ii ii tit 1 mid insscii(;ers are delivered nt depots,
hotels or resiliences in l.oui-villu 1'UlOIC,
Ask for Tickets via Ohio i& Jliss.,
and take no others.
Can bo pureliascdat all tho
Principal Ticket Offices of
Atthe (Jencritl Olllccsof tho Couipitny
JlroaJway, Corner Front Street,
Mnln St., cor. I.evce.
and nt tliu Depot, loot of Mill Street.
Edward Gallup,
Contracting Passenger Agent,
' 110 Vino Ktl ineinnntl, Ohio.
Columbus & Hocking Valley Railroad. "BEE LINE."
Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and
Indianapolis Railway.
Onnndaftor MONDAY, May lth. 1H71, Ex
pressTrains Will kkaVB COIUMBUS and
OltliWTLINEand Aituivii nt points named bo
low, as follows:
Stations. No. 2. No. 4. No.fl.
Columbus IlilOsm 4il0pm 2i3Sam
Orestllno.: JlMlOpm n:2."fiiii 4:50 am
(:lwi)liiiU fl.jn p m . . 0-4iia m 7:.'H)nm
IlliiTalo. .77.,..10:K)piil 4:10 pill 2:(Hlpm
Niagara rails..,. 7 :00 am 0:45 am 4:40pm
Rochester liltOam 7 :05a in 5:05pm
Albany 11:45 am 2:00pm 1 :')() am
lloston 5:20pm 11:20pm 11 :00a in
New York City. .3:81) pm 0 :.'!() p in fl :40am
Crenti(no 'ii i?p fii B ,'J5 p ni 8 :15 a in
PlftJtburg S :)5 p m 1 35 a in S 45 p m
Hnrrlsburg 715am 11 '25 a m 2 40 a m
Iliiltlitlore 1040 1UI1 2 40 pin
Washington .... 1 10 pm 025pm
Phlliidelpbla.., 11 15 itn 8 lo pjn 7 OOjun
CroHtlino 11 80 Ip in 7 45pm 15 Till a in
Fort Wny no .... R 80 a in 115am 11 25 a in
Chicago 1210pm 7 SO am 0 00pm
fiiY No. 4. leaving Columbus lit 4:10 p. m.
has n Through Cornta DclnwareforSprlnglleld,
rcaciipignpringtletit witiioiitcnnngen Y:2opm.
Train No. on tho ColninlniH A Hocking Vnl
lev liailroiifl connect with No, 4 Train. Through
Tickets for sale nt Athens.
PAHNENUICK TIIAINS lettuiilng arrive nt
Columbus nt 12:30a. in. 11:15 a. m. and 9:50 a. m.
OyPalace Say and Sleeping Cars
On AH Trains.
nt."'t) 6'Meavlng Colunibiisnt 2:85 ft m,on
nunimy. rnnn through without detention, by
liill 1,1 IU IIIIU 11 i "I ft JMIII.ini IHlllWdjn,
arriving nt Now York on Monday morning at
0:40 A.M.
For partlnulnr Information In regard to
through Hc.kolH, time, ennnoetlnna, etc., to nil
points East. West, North nnd South, apply to
or nun ress k. foiiij (Join mints, UIi to.
E'fl. FLINT, den. Huporlntondont.
'len, Agent, Columbus, 0.
, Passenger Agon t. Columbus, 0:
Estate of William Franois,
Probate Court, Vinton County, Ohio.
NOTICE In hereby plvon Hint Jesse Kruno!,
Adnilnlstrstor of snld estate, lias Hied
herein his account with tho inmo for pnrtlnl
ettleiuciit; and that tho herring theroof In sot
for -
Siit'irhy, the 2 day of March, 1872,
AMI tiVliMk A M. H. II. WAYO,
li'uuiuui' T, 1S7-1V .. Tiobate JudgQ .
Indianapolis Railway. From the Bucyrus (O.) Form.
Arraignment of Grant's
Administration and the
Bonded System by
which it is Supported.
Powerful and Earnest Letter from
Hon. Henry Clay Dean, of Iowa,
to Judge A. M. Jackson, of Bucyrus,
IIon. A. M. Jackson :
ily t)ear Friend
I have just received yours of
October 61. 1 compliance witb
your request, I hastily give
you ray views of the political
condition of the country,; eome
of tHe Sauaesftnd the only"5f
ficient reWedies, as they have
been impressed on my mind.
The condition of the coun
try U deplorable and growing
daily worse. There is a com
plete severance of the two
great elements of strength, tip
on which every couutry must
rely for its prosperity in their
union, harmony and mutual in
terestCapital nnd Labor,
The eitpilal of the country,
within the last ten years, has
been placed in supreme and
arbitrary power over labor,
and as completely owns it as
every master owned his slave.
The entire capital, real and
personal, of the United States,
is more than absorbed in in
debtedness in the name of
stocks of various kinds, put in
the form of bonds, which in
one way or other, i3 of incalcu
lable amount. This includes
government bonds, bank
stocks, railroad bouda and
mortgages, State bonds, coun
ty and township bonds; city
and corporation bonds, the ac
cruing interest of which has to
be paid annually by the an
nual products of labor, and is
in fact andjn form a mortgage
upon the real and personal
.,.f.. tl.r.
learning, and productive power
of tlie country.
The amount of interest paid
aunually upon these various
systems of bonded indebted
ness is greater than the net in
come of tho entire real estate
added to the labor of the coun
try after the Laborer has been
paid his scanty wages. "What
is still worse, the annual in
crease of these stocks and
bonds is many per cent, great
er thau the annual increase in
the value of property, which is
a constant increase of oar in
debtedness, now far beyond
tlie ability of the people to pay.
liut whilst the authors of this
mischief retain power, they
will repeat in the public ad
ministration what has been the
subterfuge of adventurers in
private life they will carry on
the government in rotten
splendor to cover up their
bankruptcy, whilst they re
tnain in power only to leave a
bankrupt estate to those who
follow them.
These bonds which most in
terest us, pay no taxes of any
kind on State, county or mu
nicipal assessments.. These
taxes which they should pa
are transferred to other prop
erty to -the lands, personal
property, household furniture,
outstanding debts of laborers,
down to the milch cow on
which the daily laborer feeds
his family, the hog in his pen
which is to furnish hia winter
meat, and the dray and horse
with which he earns his living.
These bonds issued by the
government, draw a greater
interest than ia paid by any
other government on the face
of the earth to its creditors; a
needless interest, made so by
tho Congresses which havo per,
formed the double" part of bor
rowing for the people as their
agents and representatives,
making laws to secure the pay
ment of enormous interest, and
then colluding with capitalists
to secure the money, taking a
large, part of the loan them
selves, besides their fee from
the bondholders, placing them
selves in the anomalous and
scandalous attitudo of being
borrowers and . loaned of the
same money at the'satfje time
m A k m .
being a breach otiiUuciary
covenants for which a lust re
tribution would hurl them from
Tarpeian rocks ' banish them
from their country or imprison
tnem lor lite in tne most con
venient penitentiary,'" !f;
These bondholder's hive such
immunities and privileges as
ire enjoyed by no other peo
ple in any free countrjf j 1 hey
enjoy the" monopoly m . bank
ingi controlling the , markets
and creating. ! stringflncy in
the money market ; ;it , their
pleasure, and buying , jup the
most prod ucti y e pro press
ed to trust and Bbenll sales
by their own direct manage
ment and connivance, buyv up
the Courts, Legislatures, press
es, the pulpit, and the able
leaders of the opposition, at
will. Having the entire Con
trol of the money in the coun
try, they use their nowei! to
corrupt every thing and efery
body that8tands in their yay,
and this power will remain, no
difference what party assumes
power assenting to this finan
cial system. The system riust
be entirely changed before 'the
administration can be duTerent.
Neither Pendleton, Tfiur
man, Hendricks, Hancock, or
any democrat can administer, a
corrupt system purely. "With
such a system neither 'Charles
O Connor, nor William Allen,
certainly two of the purest and
ablest men of the country,
could be trusted. The system
must be changed to remedy
the evil
But when you turn the priv
ileges of the bondholders to
the condition of the newly
made serfs the producing
classes the picture is startling
aim uornuie. me entire la
boring glasses are, to a large
extent, homeless, living from
hand to mouth, aa'lj,re,ainin2
from marriage through friar of
being unable to support fami
lies finding the greatest diffi
culty -in sustaining, much less
in giving to their families a
liberal education.
The tariff on their food and
raiment, and tho other sources
of taxation absorbed bv ,tlm
enormous system of indebted
ness, makes life a burden.
This anomalous and criminal
condition of things obtains that
the entire earnings of the coun:
try may he handed over to the
bondholder, and the men who
earn it nve in penury ana
want. Could slavery do worse?
AU'of the social evils result
from the extravagance and
luxury of these privileged . or
ders, who. after satiating their
appetites with each other,
prey upon the virtue of those
driven by wantandj abandoned
to shame. Thieves and em
bezzlers are created in the at
tempt to raise their condition
from plebeian to patrician; and
believe their calling respecta
ble in a government where
public robbery is the basis of
the administration. ' : .- .
But among the poor 'the
love of money has not been en
tirely quenched, and tjje- des
perate, no longer able to live
by labor, placing the power of
muscle against the powers
money, turn sneak thieves, bur
glars and . highway robbers,
risking their own: lives, which
suffering has made irksome, to
steal from others in violation
of law, which they, la' turn,
had stolen according to law.
With such a system; the pul
pit is a mere plaything; which
overlooks, when it does not
pander to, the crimes of . this
privileged class. Who would
be silly enough to expect self
denial among this order.
Beecher makes it profitably by
joking them. The laboring
classes with keen common sense,
observing the hypocrisy and
cant of this daubing with un
tempered mortal, grow weary
and disgusted, and seek pleas
ure elsewhere than in church,
The Crimes J of the two
classes,' ' naturally 1 springing
from a system off such hideous
injustice, are in like manner
differently dealt with. The
government officer steals' from
the poor and goes to Congress.
The poor man steals from the
fich, and. is marched off to the
State prison,
How can social evils belcs9,
when a christian people elect
bribe-takers like Cameron,
thieves like Tenton, and men
like Senator fomeroy, who
supports Im harlot by the pro
ceeds" of the government treas
ury, and finds employment in
the departments of government
for their moek husbands.
To carry on such a govern
ment,, upon such a system, a
standing army become's a ne
cessity to perpetuate its power,
to intimidate the people who
cart riot be brought to its' sup
port, and keep them in this
condition until they gladly
submit to anything for safety.
Then after corrupting every
part of the country, declare a
standing army necessary to
govern everywhere. The late
murder of Urosvenor by Sher
idan's martial law in Chicago.
is but a foretaste of what will
be committed everywhere', Un
less this system is overturned.
Among our fathers in Amer
ica such a crime would have
startled them and brought
Sheridan to the gallows. In
lireat Britain the highest offi
cer of the army would have
committed such a crime to be
exhibited on the gibbet at Ty
burn, Old Bailey or Newgate.
As the offspring of this ne
farious system, we have a ve
nal, low and shameless Presi
dent, robbing and murdering
whole communities, and coher
ing up his crimes by concilia
ting the moneyed power. The
worst of the Roman emperors
did not do raoi c.
A legislative body wallow
ing in pools of their own
A judiciary as clearly pur
chasable as peanuts or oranges
at the huckster's stand.
A pulpit that has been cor
rupted by presents, and rely
for their daily bread upon the
whitewashing and support of
these criminals.
A standing army ready to
cut the throats of any part of
the people who make a formi
dable array of Opposition to the
This is our condition, and
these the active causes of our
We no longer look to Bel
mont and his committee, this
day the greatest nuisance on
the continent of America.
Our failure at Chicago in 18G1.
The miserable canvass of 1868
was the natural result of the
miserable management, or rath
er no management at all, of
this in insufficient body, the
child of Tammany Hall.
We will gain nothing by
New Departures or Old De
partures. "We want simply
the administration of the dem
ocratic doctrines- of Thomas
Jefferson fairly stated and fair
ly interpreted. We must have
a convention representating
every interest outraged by the
administration of Grant, and
co operate with them for re
dress and security.
. Tho democratic doctrine is
broad enough, and the party
liberal enough, to comprehend
all the elements of opposition to
Grant who, are favorable to a
system of constitutional repub
hcan government.
I am frank to say that the
working men's convention,
which assembled in St. Louis,
presented a platform of clearer
common sense and justice, with
democratic doctrines, with
some exceptions, than any
thing that I have seen lately.
There is no reason why the
democrats and working men
should not unite in harmony
the democratic party is the
working men's party.
. The anti-tariff men are thus
far democrats. '
Tho anti-despotism men are
The anti-monopoly men are
democrats. f .
Tin anti natienal-bank men
are democrats;
The friends of State go'verri
ments are , democrats.
And these embrace' three
fourths of the available voters
of the country, and can be uni
ted upon a basis purely demo
cratic, where there need be no
sacrifice of principle upon the
part of any One in a comrilon
cause against the worst admini
stered government among civi
lized .nations'. . --
It will not do to aliow mem
bers of Congress, by public ad
dresses, to' dictate to us. 'They
are our servants, not our mas
ters. That has been tried. It
was this Congressional caucus
system that elected John Quin
cy Adams. "Wo have lidd a
quadrennial message a mild
mixture of milk and water
fcr the. last decade. There
was nothing in it, and nothing
came of it. The same will be
hereafter as heretofore; The
country demands a thorough
revolution, nor, or Diooa, put or
reason and argument. There
was never a time so propitious
Everybody is dissatisfied with
the existing state of things,
and are alarmed for the greater
evils impending- The office
holders and office hunters can
see nothing but place and plun
der. This revolution must com
mence with the people, just as
the abolition movement did,
until it sweeps every thing be
fore it, and there will be no
trouble then to get these mer
cenary gentleman to unders
tand the temper of the public
mind. Ohio is the place to
commence the battle, and
Crawford county is the place
to hold the first meeting and
adopt resolutions broad enough
to comprehend all of tbo-dem-ocratic
elements of the country.
It will not do to put off the
movement until a heated par
tizau canvass crazes the people,
We must imitate the aboli
tionists in their zeal. Begin
your meetings at once, indoc
trinate the people through such
oratora'as Ohio alone can afford
Frank Hurd, Samuel Hunt,
Arch Mayo.and L. T. N eal.with
the old and able statesmen in
your midst. You. need only
an earnest effort to triumph.
Without ostentation or parade
secure a thorough organization
of the friends of free govern
ment, and a determined appeal
to the people, outside of "your
New England.'' Ohio can be
carried in every district. But
you must commence now and
carry a zeal to your State Con
vention which will emulate the
excitement of 1840. Money is
strong, but truth earnestly
spoken is stronger. The truth
will save the country; nothing
else can. Let us then appeal to
the people to save themselves.
But if we allow the winter
to pass until office hunters or
ganize to secure mere country
oihce for its paltry patronage,
and use the press as a vehicle
to be paid with the county
printing, and then go to Con
ventions to sell out to the high
est bidder, things will go this
time as in 1864 and 1808, and
a weary people will quietly ac
cept despotism as a matter of
course, and our children's chil
dren will rise up to cur3e us
who betrayed the liberty re
ceived from our fathers, and
squandered an inheritance of
free government without which
life itself is but a curse. 1 am
truly your friend,
A young lady near Oil City,
Pa., in wringing out a dress,
ran a needle through the palm
of her hand and died in five
Tho largest salary, paid to
a railroad official in the Uni
ted- States is ,$30,000, and
President Gowan of the Read
ing Road gets it; , ;
Two Important Decisions.
Two important,, decisions:
were delivered in the United
Sfates Supreme Court last
Monday. The first of these ih
volves the constitutionality of
the .'Drake amendment" to
the Miscellaneous Appropria
tion bill of July, 1870. The
Court declares that this proviso;
which set aside all privileges
claimed under .the President's
Amnesty Proclamation, is un
constitutional. It was ,design
ed that the Drake amendment
should prevent the allowance
by ihe Court of Claim bf any.
claim based upon tlie alleged
ivuittiiuu ui uguva uuuer. me
Amnesty Proclamation; if; alatf
provided for the dismissal of
any fiiiit on appeal to the
Supreme Court. When it ii
found that a judgement must;
be affirmed on account of
pardon granted. The Supreme
Court decides that Congress
has. inadvertantly passed the"
limits which seperate the judi
cial from the legislative func
tions. Having provided that
the Supreme Court shall have
review of the decisions of tho
Court of Claims, Congress has
no right to say that a certain
class of cases shall be exempted
from the of that act. Another"
decission fixes the date of the
issue of the proclamation of
blockade, April 19, 1801, and
the conclusion ot the same at
April 2, 1866, when the Presi
dent's proclamation, declaring
the war at an end, was issued,
If wa3 late one evening, last
summer, when a lady, who be-
longs to the editorial staff of
one of the leading dailies of
New York had been detained
by office duties until rather a
late hour. Living on the
Heights, in Brooklyn, but ft
short distance from the Fulton
Ferry, it was not much of a
venture to 'go home ' without w"
escort, and so she 'started. On
the boat, standing outside en
joying the refreshing breeze,
after tbe day s toil, she per
ceived a gentleman (?) in rath
er close proximity to where
she was leaning over the guards,
but said nothing. "Are you
alone?" said he, as the boat
neared the slip. "No, sir," said
the lady, and without further
interruption, when the boat
touched, she stepped off. "I
thought you were not alone?"
stepping to her side again. "I
am not,7 replied the lady.'
"Why, I don t see any one;
who is with your"' "God Al
mighty and the angels, sir; I'm
never alone!" "You keep too
good company for me, Madam;
good-night," and he shot for a
Fulton avenue coach.
A drunken fellow with a box
of matches in hia pocket lay
down on the sidewalk in
Springfield tho other day, to
enjoy a quiet snooze. While
rolling over in his sleep thej
matches took fire. Awakening-,
he snuffed the air suspiciously.
smelt the burning brimstone,
and ejaculated: "Just as I
expected, . In h -11, (hie) by
From Poltsk.Russia, comes a
horrible story-,'-of a murder
committed there last Novem
ber. A rich proprietor, whilo
returning home with 5,000
. i i y i i i j .
rouoies,just oorroweu irom a.
neighbor, wa9 assaulted by a
masked man, who demanded
the money 'or his life, ami',
secured the former. The next
morning,the proprietor entered
the room where his son was
sleeping, and was appalled to
find a loader revolver and the
5,000 roubles' underpins pillow.
In a transport of shame and
rage the father seized tho revol
ver and killed the unfilial thief.
Columns of hot water three
hundred feet high are among
the wonders of the Yellowstone
Valley in Wyoming. They
surpass the geyiers , of Cali
fornia. . . . ' a '
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