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ASHTABULA, OHIO. Saturday Morning, Feb, 14, 1874. A proposition to reduce letter pos tage to 2 cents for each half ounce was made on Monday by Mr. Dawes, and referred by the House to the Postal Committee. The place on the District of Co lumbia Investigating Committee, successfully; resigned by Senator Trelinghuysea, Morrill Morton, and Conkling, has been assigned to Sen tor Alison, of Iowa. The English elections have re resulted in the defeat of the liberal party, and Mr. Disraeli will now be called npon without doubt to sue-, ceed Mr. Gladstone and form a new ministry. - A bill was introduced in the Illinois State Senate on Monday to regulate commercial agencies. It requires the companies to give bonds in $20,000 to the State, and prescribes the man ner of bringing action to recover for false, malicious, or unwarrantable re ports. . The Centennial bill passed by the House, and requesting President Grant to invite foreign Govern ments to take part, under the au spices of the United States, in the Philadelphia show for 1876, has been approved without amendment by the Senate Committee on For eign Relations. Representative Dawes will propose in his forthcoming speech on re trenchment that, among other econ omies, the whole system of pension agencies be abolished, and pensions paid by draft from Washington. These agents receive salaries rising from $5,000 to $18,000 for services which can easily be done by Depart ment clerks. There is trouble in St. Louis about the Social-Evil Hospital. The Grand Jury, in making their visits, as usual, to the public institutions of the city, were refused admittance to the Hos pital. They allude to this action in their report, and hint that scandalous practices between the inmates and the officials of the Hospital, which they might have exposed, were per haps the cause of their exclusion. The House of Representatives yes terday .took a turn at pure buncombe, resolving that Congress should not adjourn until it had reformed the currency, settled the transportation question, and reduced the expenses of the Government. These are, in theory, excellent purposes to enter tain. . The country, howevei, would be quite as well pleased if Congress should do something toward carrying them out. Senator Sherman is doing all he can to liberalize the Bankrupt law now pending before the Senate, but does not carry that body with him. U1D OU1CUUUICUI XUIUklUg fOjUUU tUv lowest figure for which bankruptcy may be declared has been rejected, and the same fate has befallen his motion to extend the time for which a person may suspend payment with out becoming bankrupt, from forty davs to ninetv. j The statement was made before the House J udiciary Committee, the other day by Mr. Davenport, a U. S. Commi&ioner in the city of New York, that by virtue of his official position, facts have come into his posession to the effect, that 1868, just prior to an election, two counts in that city, in thirteen days, had issued naturalization papers for 37,000 applicants, which were duly reorded. . The three Boston hotel-keepers who were arrested for violation ef the Massachusetts Prohibitory law were before the Police Court on Sat urday last. The proprietor of the Tremont House pleaded guilty, and escaped with $50 fine and costs. The two others pleaded not guilty, and were each sentenced to three mouths' imprisonment at hard labor, beside the payment of a fine of $75. They have appealed, and will carry the ease through the courts. India is particularly liable to fam ines. Rice the great staple of agri culture, is largely dependent npon the periodical rains, and, when these fail, not merely a period of scarcity follows, but a swift and terrible deci mation of the population. In the famine of 1769 three millions of per sons perished. The English press is now discussing the prospects of a fam ine in the present year, owing to the failure of the latter rains of 1878, and the fate of Bengal is stated to turn upon the weather of the first three months of 1874. Captain-General Jovellar has as turned the extraordinary powers con ferred upon him by the Spanish Cor tes, and has issued a proclamation declaring Cuba to be in a state of siege. Trial by court-martial is sub. titoted for ordinary judicial pro cesses wherever the Captain-General may choose to order it. The regu lations for recruting the army are specially severe. All persons be tween 20 and 45 must be enrolled in the militia, and no person subject to draft may leave the island unless he gives bonds to furnish a substitute. Suit has been brought against the Chicago & Alton Railroad by the Attorney-General of I1L for viola tions of the new Railroad law. This Ss the first prosecution of the kind under the law. The Attorney-Gen-, era! recites several cases in which mere than a fair and reasonable com pensation has been charged by the Company for passengers as well as freight, and demands the legal dam ages. Ha shows, for instance, that the charges were half as much ' for carrying g""n from Elkhart Station to Springfield, 18 miles, as for trans portation from Slkbaft Station to piatgtv J70 Bile ' There is a hue and cry about venality and corruption in the man agement of the affairs of the District and the papers whose aliment it is to calumniate the administration, are making the most of hatihey hope to below into definite and for midable proportions. Vhether well founded or not, is not yet suf ficiently clear for intelligent con clusions. There is, however, no such aspect about it, that the investiga tions proposed promises a pleasant task. Mr. Wilson, of Iowa, a pretty thorough investigator, heads the House Committee, and Mr. Conk ling having declined the chairman ship on the part of the Senate, thai honor was conferred upon Mr. Mor rell of Maine, but as he was already overworked by committee duties, he has also declined. So who the Vice President will be able to se lect who will go through with tedious and vexatious research, remains to be seen. It is due to those con troling the District Government and also the nation, that the exam ination shall be so thorough and exhaustive as to forever silence the scandals so industriously circulated by the press, if they be' false, and if true that the guilty shall v be brought to light and punished. It is plain to see, however, that those citizens most exercised about mu nicipal corruptions are the old dis loyal, do-nothing-Washington ' re gime, and make no effort to conceal their vexation and chagrin, that the Yankee has come down npon them and seized the town and left ' them powerless as to numbers in all local reforms. Thk Temperance Movements, as inaugurated by the women, and which have been marked by unex pected and signal success, is . spread ing in portions of Ohio. They are more formidably aggressive, and bringing their powers to bear upon larger places, and more concentrated opposition. In Ripley, the work is about closed by tne" closing of every saloon. The crusade has broken out in Springfield the largest town yet attacked. In Columbus it has also begun, and arrangements are being made for opening the ball in Xenia, Wellington and Toledo. As the ef forts of the women are seen to be suc cessful, they become popular in pro portion, and the public mind be comes more ready to indorse and fall in. The women of Ripley are now turning their attention to the sub urban villages, with flattering suc cess. Althongh they have the assu rance of those saloons that their bus iness shall stop immediately, they continue their labors until given per fectly satisfactory evidence of sin cerity, and return with multiplied efforts if they suspect a man- of breaking his promise. All denomi nations lovingly unite in this move on a common footing. - A pledge is circulated and signed by nearly all the doctors binding themselves to prescribe liquor only in cases of ' ab. solute necessity. Mass meetings every night. Dio Lewis advises discretion in 'he outset, and gives his opinion of the conditions of succes, as follows: "First, that there shall be a general interest in the movement in the town and that the various churches shall heartily participate. Second, that there shall be a committee of at least seventy-five women for each twenty-1 five dram shops; that the commit tees shall not divide, and that their movements bhall be simultaneous. Third, that a large number ef re sponsible men shall pledge them selves to stand behind the ladies with their pocket-books in hand. There are other helpful conditions, but these are vital and they are not quickly or easily secured in a city like Columbus. That bye and bye the cities will be invaded, and success fully, by these holy crusaders I have no doubt; but I am only one among thousands interested in the good work, and have no authority, but I cannot refrain from expressing these apprehensions. God grant that tnis wave of re form may roll on, and that its surges shall beat about the saloons of Ash tabula. Van Pelt the reformed saloon keeper of Hillsboro, is in company with Dio Lewis on a Temperance stumping tour in Central Ohio. Van Pelt going along as an illustration of Dio Lewis' pictures of the exceeding sinfulness of sin. The first demon stration of the party was made at Morrow, where on the arrival of the train a prayer meeting was in pro- gress in front of a grog shop. Van Pelt addressed the crowd. As a saloon keeper, (said he), I could bring np many dreadful acts during my experience. When look back I can't see how any man can keep up the business of selling 1- -11 1 a liquor, i wm suppose myself in my own saloon. I will pass behind the bar with a smile, meeting my cus tomer with a decanter. And as he gulps down the liquid poison, I look at the man. I see that God has en dowed him with all the strength of manhood; that perhaps, he has been raised in good society. Then I look at him after a few years have passed. See his emaciated form and tattered clothes! Could one believe that he was once the pride of the society of the place f And this is but a case out of ten thousand. Many have I thus started on the road to rum, and led on down the broad way. , Now when he thinks of this, is there a man that can stand and deal out these liquors ? It is hard for me to follow my own experience. When I look back it seem as if only a mon ster could do the things I have done. Yet men are doing this every day. Mr. Lewis also addresed the peo ple. ' ' . ' ' ' . The speaker gave an ontline of the movement as inaugurated by him eighteen years ago in a little village in Massachusetts. There were five rum holes. (They call them saloons because it sounds a lit tle pleasanter.) Many consultations were held as to how they might be destroyed, and at once he ventured to suggest that the women might Jpaj- them t of town. fh. plan was adopted, and 84 women, among wnoro was nis raoiner, igau the work. Four of the saloons would quit if all would; but one man was obstinate and swore he would never yield. Day after day the ladies came and prayed and nang with him from early morn till late at night. For a while he sat in an ucu -hair and lau p-hed at their ef forts. But at length the matter be gan to grow serious, in a nt oi ties- norarinn he oripd out: " How loiltf is this devilish thing going to last?" "Just so long wm me answer, as you refuse to leave the business of selling whiskey"... That placed the matter Kefnre him in nn entirplv new light and he surrendered and stove in his whiskey barrels. From that' day to this there has been no place in the villaga where intoxicat ing liquors can be bought. The correspondent of the Cincin nati Gazette says: On the arrival of the train a prayer meeting was progressing at the door of Goeppers's saloon, close at hand, and a considerable crowd was gath ered about. It was a strange picture to look upon. At one door f the saloon was a woman with hands rais ed in prayer; at the other door the proprietor was placidly smoking a cigar, while all about were moving trains, and three or four hundred by standers. 1 OUR NEW YORK LETTER. The "Beautiful Snow"—Shoes—Kettle Drums—Commerce—Rats. New York, February 10th, 1874. THE SNOW. Snow in the country is one of , the most pleasant incidents of life. ' From the tanner who bus logs and woodto get out, to the school-boy who has long waits ed for an opportunity to get out bis fled, it is a good thing. .. But snow In New York is an unmitigated curse a curse without a redeeming feature or a mitiga ting circumstance. I write feelingly, tor New York is stiff-ring from snow at tli:i time. Last week a very heavy snow fell, as it did all .over the conntry. Here it was, and is frightful. The moment the snow was an inch det-p the trouble com menced. The street car companies , were compelled to double teams, which, as tbey have just enough horses tor their cars, reduced the number of cars just a half, at the very time when the cars should be doubled. Hundreds oi thou sands of poor people live, of necessity. three or four miles from their place of labor. The withdrawal of half the cars compelled fully the half of them to walk to their wretched homes. Imagine a poor, weak, half clad woman er girl walking through six inches of snow in a blinding storm four miles, after twelve hours of exhaustive labor I This is What the poor of New York are compelled to do this week. As a matter of course the terrific storm filled the station houses with the shiver- ixig poor, who for these refuges, would have perished in . the streets. . Jinny touching incidents are related. Last eve ning a laborer, with his wife and six chil dren, entered Mulberry Street station and asked Captain Clinoby for. shelter. The kind officer put them in a warm cell, when the woman asked him to be allow ed to go out and get food for the children Seeing how weak she was. Captain Clinchy told her to give him the , money and he would send. The woman bunded Capt Clinchy four cents. "What sort of. a supper do you intend to get with this? "Bread, sir I" "Well, you won't get enough for yourself for four cents. "Thai's so, but I and my husband can - do without." Handing berths four cents Capt. Clinchy went to a baker's and re turned with three loaves, some, bam and fish, and a subscription was raised among the men.: all to whom gave their mite to assist the poor family. That night, at the Academy of Music, there was an Opera seats $4 crowded with people clad in silks, satins, velvets and fors, and the air redolent with perfumes. ' In the gorgeons mansions up town society ; was holding carnival, each vieing with the other in wrecklessness of ' expenditure. 1 What extremes r A family living on (100,000, another trying to make a supper on four cents 1 And all descended from Adam ! FASHION CHANGES. . Fashion is fickle and its slaves oU-di ent. If fashion decrees bonnets ten fee' high, ten feet high would be worn, and should fashion decree bonnets as flat as pie dish, these would be worn. For sev eral years the fashion in shoes has been absolutely cruel. The shoes were made as narrow as the foot the sole much nar rower than the upper, and the beel Heavens ! two inches was common and three not uncommon, and it was set almost in the centre ef the loot.. Walking could only be accomplished with pain; with sucn snoes, corns, ana bunions were multiplied fearfully. But .fashion has blundered into a good . thing for once. The new shoe which every fashionable woman in New York must wear, is square toed ; the soles project beyond the up pers and the heel is not only broad but is of a proper length, and set where a heel ought to be set. This is a shoe that a woman can walk in and enjoy it. How eagerly the little dears must have looked for the coming home of the first pair of the new style ! With a feeling of relief they must have flung into the street the high-heeled narrow-soulcd torturers that they' had endured so long 1 How like the little lambs they must bare leap ed and frisked in their new freedoiu I This act of emancipation will bring well nigh as much happiness to the world as that of Lincoln. The chiropodists (as' tho corn doctors style themselves) will mourn, but there will be rejoicing in the feminine world. THE KETTLE DRUM Is tbe last folly of this most foolish city. Do you want to know what a kettle drum is t Well, a lady invites her friends to her house from four to six P. if. Tea is made by the hostess in the parlor and each lady takes a cup thereof to the gen tleman whom she prefers. If he says "Sugar, please," she remains with him if not she leaves him. She can only offer tea to one gentleman. Now it will al most happen that some una gentleman will have no tea offered him. The hos tess provides a kettle drum in the corner of the parlor, and this luckless wight must go to that drum and beat it, not loudly, throughout the entertainment, or until a later unfortunate relieves hi in The rub-a-dub of the drum mukes just enough noise, to enable the couples prop erly mated to indulge in all the soft talk they desire without being over-heard, and the luckless drummer makes an excel lent bu tt for all tbe small wits present. Tbe tea is taken through straws, as mule drinkers In saloons take co biers and ju leps. ; By the way, Russlaa lea Is the va riety offered at .these entertainments. Russian tea is the' ordinary tea,' with a lemou added to each cup.- How-Jong this absurd -thing will last no one knows, but it Is all the rage now. n Frivolous New York, has to. have something; sew which is sot profound eaough to &-ah)re thought, all tlit time. LThe spectacle of a full grown man beating a kettle drum for two hours is one of exceptionable sub- mlty THE COMMERCE OF NEW YORK. The merchants of New York are in sore tr.ble. The fact is, the exporting of raln from the city is grow ing small by degrees' "and beautifully less. Montreal is biking it one side, and Baltimore and Piiladelphiapn the other. For instance, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and the Pennsylvania Central have both reached out to T.-ilo, the second grain market of the country the latter having built a branch to that city-and a large proportion of the enormous quantity of grain gather ed at Toledo has been diverted to these points. Then Toledo has got into the habit of sending another moiety of her grain to Montreal,"" for tbe Montralers i!eal liberally and fairly with the forward ers. . A vessel loaded with grain for Tole. do, sa', goes directly to Montreal, where it is unloaded into English vessels with no oliarge except for handling, and that charge being reasonable. Now New York bos no facilities, and no system. Grain has to be handled in trucks and loaded by all sorts of primi tive appliances, and besides, there are charges piled upon charges from tbe time it strikes Buffalo till it gets npon ship board. In Buffalo it has to be taken from vessels into elevators, and charges are loaded on it for elevating, insurance, and re-loading into canal boats. Then comes the tolls ou the canal, and then In New York the charges for unloading, insur ance, carting, handling and le-loading. It is easy to see why grain avoids this route as much as possible. The cheap Transportation Association of New York are trying to better this state of tilings. The Committee of Ter minal Facilities recommend the construc tion of ware-houses of large capacity along the water front to which freight may be taken by double track railway and from which it may be shipped without CaiVageT Several plans tot. effecting this are discussed. It is claimed Ty--the" com mittee that" time,: expense, and loss by weather and theft will thus be saved. The establishment of grain elevators on the river fronts of New York and Jersey City, is also urged and of large ware-houses for storing and buying and selling cotton. This is well enough, as far as it goes, but it is not enougS to hojd the trade for New York.' The Erie Canal ought to be en larged so as to admit boats of twice the present capacity and it should be kept free to all, without tolls. " Then grain should be loaded from the lake to the boats, without paying tribute to Buffalo. This with ' the improvements mentioned aliove, will restore the trade to New York and nothing else wilL . . : RATS. : A society has been organized in . the city for what ? Why to promote the consumption -of rats for food ! - One en thusiast avers'that as compared with rats squirrels, rabbits and chickens are dimin utive 'tubers. The Parisians ate them during the seige, and rats were pro nounced good eating? People could live in New York if they could only come to PIETRO. Tbe trouble-between the Archbishop oi Posen and the Berlin authorities is grow ing serions, As far as reported, he has ap pointed lorty-tbree priests contrary to' the new German law regulating ecclesiastical appointments in the Empire. He has alj ready been fined 1,300 tbalers, and been imprisoned for his acts. Having been summoned before the District Court to an swer a charge similar to those already pre ferred, the . Archbishop addressed a letter to the Court, in which he declared that the law is not compatible with the princi pies and dogmas of the Catholic Church, and that be cannot, without grossly vio lating his duties toward God and the ' Church, assist in carrying out. the law. His position is warmly approved by the Pope, who comforts him with the aasur- , ance that "God is now,7 by the unbridled efforts of hell, preparing the regeneration, and for a triumph of the Church, at this moment deprived of all human assistance; and that by the visible, manifestation of His power, He will compel even the proud est hearts to obedience." , The violence of the Pope's language' partially reveals tbe bitter intensity of the Btruggle between Church and State. . . . r, , A Legislative Tilt. : Columbus' is after the State Fair, and to secure it, her members of the Legislature brought in a bill last week authorizing the levying; of a county tax, "ostensibly "in", aid' of Franklin County Agricultural Socie ty, but really to enable that county to present a bribe,' in the shape of grounds & buildings, as a bait for the State Fair When the bill was put npon its passage, to the surprise of most of those interested a spirited debate sprang up, which ended in a regular held day. We quote from a correspondent of the Cincinnati Daily limes: ."- : Finally, some unwise and impa tient expressions of Judge Haag's started JUr -tiowland off, and then the war became general. The' com batants were Heitman, Thompson of Lucas, 1 hompson or .Montgomery, Coler of Montgomery, Scott, How land, Grovesenor, and Haag. The three latter gentlemen monoplized the warfare at tbe close. Mr. Howland, the member from Ashtabula, opposed the bill upon the ground that it was unconstitutional. and went into an extended argument to prove nis point. There was a scene upon the floor of the House while the member from Ashtabula was speaking. The seats were all niled and the galleries. while the lobbies were thronged wun laaies ana gentlemen or Colum bus the men interested in the pas sage of Jio bill all listening with intense interest to the splendid ora torical effort of Howland. Many hold that it was one of the finest, if not th finest, unpremeditated effort ever made in the House. Mr. How land covers up all his tracks, leaves not a crack in his armor, foils his op ponents at every point, wards every blow and thrust, is cool, clear-head ed, and never thrown off his euard He is posted upon every point he quotes or alludes to, brings out his strong points into prominence, and nus up tne chinks, as it were, with his minor inferences. His voice is clear and penetrating, his gestures appropriate, and hjs general manner and appearance in debate is pleasjng. He stepped square to the front of tne Republican ranks in the House, and our former leaders must now look to their laurels. . Said an en thusiastic Republican upon the floor to me, after adjournment, "He is the ablest man in the House or General Assembly.'' A well-known Youngstown editor said to me, "He is my man for Gov ernor In '75. There is no doubt that on unpre judiced minds Mr. Howland made a decided irnjirvKsion. ,. " J udgo H;i!ij . was the only man to meet him upon the other side, but ho seonied unprepared for such a heavy attack and surprise. ' He made a gallant resistance, but tho unguarded exhibition of anger he had given previously tended to in jure him. JUr. JUowlcnd said: U)o I repre- position correctly ?" And Haag had hotly and passionately replied, "No, you do not, aud you don't intend to." This was, to" say tbe least, an unwise remark, for it gave the im pression that Haag was hard pushed and desperate. The Judge did not speak very long, and confined him self mostly to a sneer, that argument which no one can refute, and in com bating the theories advanced by Howland. Col. Grosvenor came to his sup port and both the Haag and Gros venor light batteries poured their hot shot into the heavy earth-work that Howland had . built around his big guns. But the old columbiad was too many; the calibre was too large, and though the bill was pass ed, the day really remained with Howland. R. L. Dudley and W. Wales, the robers of the Lake Shore Mails, were recently convicted at Pittsburgh. The sentence of Dudley was a fine of five hundred dollars and five years in penitentiary. Wales, who was an ex-postal clerk, and by making oc casional trips on the cars, was en abled to play into Dudley's hands, was convicted on two counts; on the first he was sentenced to one hun dred dollars and cost and imprison ment one year, and on the second a fine of one hundred dollars and three years. They were also found guilty on a joint indictment, on which they were jointly sentenced to pay a fine of one hundred dol lars, ''cost of prosecution and one year in the penitentialyr Some oL the Citizens of Kalama .zoo, Mich, have been resisting the payment of taxes to support the High Schools of that citv, on the ground that high . schools were not common schools in the eye of the law, and therefore not chargeable upon tax payers. The point was of more than local importance. The Supreme Court decided th,at there was nothing in the laws or Constitution of the State to . sustain the taxpayers in their opposition to the High Schools. " The Connecticut Republicans put themselves among the opponents of inflation and of land-grants to mo nopolies, and recommend the estab lishment of a Labor Bureau to gath er statistics so that Legislation may be intelligent. The platform adopt ed by them on the 11th, has one characteristic in common with that puf, forth by the Democrats last week. Neither mentions the word Republi can or Democrat, and both are con spicuous for the absence of crimina tion and recrimination in which the ordinary platform usually abounds. Henry B. Harrison is named for Gov ernor, and John T, Waite for Lieu, tenant Governor. Our Washington special gives de tails of the report of the Chief Engi neer to the- Secretary of War con cerning the proposed Harbor of Ref ngc at Cleveland. After describing the form and dimensions of the structure, tiie nature of the lake bot tom, and the difficulties likely to be encountered in its execution, he makes an approximate estimate of cost of four million dollars. Herald. 1 Gov. Kellogg's scheme for refund ing tne Louisiana debt by repudi ating one-third of it, has encounter ed a legal obstacle in the application of a firm of London bankers for an injunction against it from the Uni ted States District Court of Hew Orleans. The Meadville Jmirnal says that the Atlantic & Great Western Rail road refuses to contract for any more wood and ties between .Mead ville and Greenville, from the fact that they are about to move the track down into the valley of the bed of the Pittsburgh H,ne Canal. The reason for changing its location is to get a better grade. It is rumored that the Atlantic & Great Western railroad is to be soon transferred tft the Erie Railroad Company, and that the necessary papers to that effect are almost ready for signitures. When the transfer is accomplished it is sup posed the headquarters of the A. & G. W. will be removed from Mead ville to New York. A Novel Cube foe Rheumatism An Englishman vith rheumatic gout found this singular remedy a cure for his ailment: He insulated his bedstead from the floor, by plac ing underneath each post a broken off bottom of a glass bottle. He says the effect was magical, that he had not been tree front rheumatic gout for fifteen years, and that he began to improve immediately after the application of the insulators We are reminded by this statement, says the bciemrtic American, of patent obtained through ' this office for a physician some twelve or more years ago, which created considera ble interest at the time. The patent consisted in placing glass cops un der the bedposts in a similar manner tp the above, and the patentee claim ed to have effected soms remarkable cures by the use of his glass insula tors. Dbinkjnq Warm Blood. Men tion was made recently of a gentle man in a very feeble state of health, who had J)een for some time at the Butcher's Abattoir in Brighton, for medical treatment, simply drink ing a nan tumuicrtui ot warm blood twice a day. This course the gentleman, Mr. C. H. Stiekney, who is willing that his name shall appear, has followed until a week ago, having been there ten weeks and during that time has gained ten pounds in weight, and, to use his own words: "My appetite is good; I sleep well and feel like a new man, and I am soon to commonco business again in Boston." Ho also says, there are ton or twelve others there, drinking tho blood, all of whom are gaining under this treatment. One gentleman from Boston, a consump tive, so feeble that it was with diffi culty ho could get to this abattoir, is now able to handle an axe skillfully enough to M knock down a bullock. A lady from the nity who hag boon sick six years, stricken with parlay sis, is improving wonderfully by this "bloqd euro," A gratif yinir feature of this cure U that it in"without mon ey and without price," and Mr. Stiokney speaks lu praise of the gen tleman in charge of this establish- incut,- tii.d sayi strangers visiting tae plaog will courteous treatment. A Legislative Tilt. Boston Journal The marriage ceremony of the Duke of Edinburgh has been served up in great detail in the English pa pers. Only a few, however, have had the temerity to tell how . the bridegroom bungled and kept the bride waiting for the ring. It seems that the Duke received the ring from his brother, but found that the prayer-book in his hand prevented his making the proper use of it. lie offered the book to one and then to another, but all fought shy of it, and the spectators naturally were worked up to a dread that he would either throw it at Dean Stanley's head or quietly slip it up his sleeve. He appears to have adopted the latter a'ternative, for we are told that "he finally mastered the difficul ty and gracefully slipped the ring on the outstretched finger." This triumph ;of Ducal dexterity must have been inconceivably gratifying to the spectators. Another import ant item which has not found gen eral circulation is, that in joining hands the Dean "held them pressed together longer than is customary." This is excusable. Deans do not get the opportunity of. holding two royal hands at once everyday in the week, and cannot be censured for holding on to them as long as possible. A young married lady is the sen sation in social circles in England just now. She is a Hindoo, from Madras, who, although, belonging to a high estate, has ventured not only to cross the ocean, but also to mix freely in London society and to conform generally to the social cus toms of the country. Accompanied by her husband, she has visited the chief objects of interest in the me tropolis and in several of the pro vincial cities. She is the first Hin doo lady who has broken through the barriers of prejudice and caste order to visit England. 1.1st of Patents Issued from tbe U. States Patent Office to Ohio Inventors, for the week end ing Jan. 41st, 1873, and each bearing that date, furnished this paper by Cox Cox, Solicitors ot Patents, Washington, D. C. Device for Drilling Coal and Rock R. Fletcher, Brookfield. Machine for Setting up Staves in Bar rels 6. Lt-wis, Cincinnati. Horse flay Pork W. W. Moore, Mau tua. Gas Burner R. Rigby, Cincinnati. Metalic Rooting C. A. Scwlt, Cincin nati. Hoisting Appafatus J. G. SlierwooJ, Bucyrus. Tooth-FastenerHorse R-ike-J. Oase, Springfield. ' Bed Warmer J. Crocker, Portsmouth. Fountain for Containing Erated or Gaseous Liquid M. C. Eennerdy, To ledo. Sewing Machine S. S. Black, West Alexandria. Device ter Swagging Saw Teeth E. Buel, Columbus. Saw Mandrel G. Bugbee, (2 Patents) Cincinnati. Furnace for S.team, Boilers. D. Casement Painesyille. ' . Henimer for Sewing Machines J. F. Johnson, Cincinnati. Wagon Standard W. T. Neil, Bain bridge. Car Coupling L. Smith, Highland. Corder for Sewing Machines W. Wil son, Cincinnati. A singular instance of skepticism is recqrded in the case of a man who said the bible was too good to be true. GEAND BALL. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND EAGLE CORNET BAND OP Will give a GRAND Union Ball AT HASKELL'S HALL ON FRIDA Y EVENING Feb. 20, '74 Is Honor ot Washington's Birthday TIIE HALL will be Beautifully Decor? Led with Flags and Evergreens and the Music will be furnished bj Smith's Celebrated Dana. TIIE FLOOR will be in charge of Capt. C. Richardson, with suitable Assistants cnoBen dj mm. -iM vjenueman aamittea un less Accompanied by a Lady, G. A. KNAPP, Chief Fire Dep't, WM. CLOVER, Assistant. Ashtabula, Feb. 9, 1S74. RE-OPENED, THE undersigned would resnect -1- fully announce to tbe citizens of Ashtabula and vacinity, that be can now be fonnd at bis old stand, opposite bmitc's Hall, with a choice selec tion or bastern and vv esterq t lsu. Oysters, Ac. A stock of pure Cod Liver Oil, constantly on nana. uuAS. bukkalu am. 1258. WANTED THE undersigned will pay Cash -M- jor any amonni oi cnoice nutlrr. LEFFINGWELL A RICHMOND, lm58 Kingsville, Ohio. TEACHERS EXAMINATIONS, THERE will be examinations of teachers ror tne spring as follows : Conneant, Monday, March Sd Jefferson, Tuesday, March 3d. A ndover. Wednesday, March 4th. Rock Creek, Thursday, March 5th, Geneva, Friday, March 6th. Ashtabula, Saturday, March 7th. AtiBtinburg, Saturday, AprU lith, Orwell. Monday. April i:nh. I am authorized by the Probate Jndge, to request all persom wishing certificates for the Summer to apply at some one of these examinations as, after the one at Orwell, there will probably be no more until sepiemner. a. v. JOH.vsoN, Clerk of Board. Orwell, February 9th, 1874- 9t lass AN ORDINANCE Authorizing the annexation of certain territory lying in the township of Ashtabula, to the lncor porated Village of Ashtabula, SEC. 1. lie it ordained by the Council of tbe Incorporated Village of Ashta bula, that tbe annexation of the following describ ed territory to tbe Incorporated Village of Ashta bula from the township of Ashtabula is hereby authorized to be made. Tbe territory so authorized to be annexed, Is bounded and described as follows, to-wit: All the territory included within tne following boundaries that is not already included In the Incorporated village oi Asnianui. Beginning at the north-west corner of tbe town ship of Ashlalmla, ruuuing thence southerly in the township due Detweeu fayormK ami rtwumuum, to a point lu the lot lino between lots numuersone (l)and sixteen (It!) In said township of Aalilabula; tlii-uce easterly in said lot line to houth street, lo called) tlieiico easterly in tbe centre of Sotitn St., to the centre of Main streH thence easterly along the cent re of the street leaning to tbe cemetery, knowu as tbe Gulf Road to the east line of the lands of tbe Jamestown B anch of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company : thence southerly along the east line ofsnld Railway Com pany's lands to the township Hue between Ply. mouth aud Ashtabula ; thence following said township line northerly and easterly to the east line of tne Incorporated Village of Ashtabula as It now Is ; thence following the line of the Incorpo rated Village of Ashtabula as It now is to tbe cen ter ol the road known as the Warren and Ashtabu la Turnpike as said road now Is ; thence north, rlv along the centre of said Warren and Ashtabula Tnrnpike road to the centra of tbe road leadiug easteri asterly net ween lands now or Formerly owned by ohn llarmon and Henry Morey ; thence lu a line John llarmou and Henry due north to the north line of Ashtabula townshi thence westerly along the north Una of Aehtabu townsnip, to tne place of neginulng. 8ici. II. That Theodore Hall, the Solicitor of said Village Is hereby directed to amu-ar before the Board of I'oinmlsslouers of Ashtabula count v, prepare the proper petition and prosecute all the proceedings necessary to effect such aunexatlou. Use. 111. That the ordinance eiiililsd "An or dinance authorising theannrxallon ofcer'aln ter ritory In the towushlp of Ashtabula to the Incor porated Village ol Aslilabnla" passed Oct, 11th, 1HT-1, be, aud tbe same Is hereby repealed. 8o. IV. This ordinance shall take effect and bs lu fore on the 10th day after Us drat publlua- . in . Passed Fxhvnar llh l!f4. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. li&': ; -wm TVAJTTED ! WANTED ! ! WANTED ! ! ! Things that we want more than Overcoats or Heavy Ready Made Clothing RUSH OF TRADE! RAPID REDUCTION OF STOCK I READY CASH!!! These are what we want, and therefore we offer the above lines of CLOTHING COST for the next thirty days. AT COST I AT COST ! ! AT COST 1 ! ! We have marked these goods In plain figures, and shall not summer over any of them if we can tell them at cost. Neio Goods! New Goods!! These good are fresh and new, purchased for last fall and this winter's trade and goods that we can recommend. We include in the above sale a dozen or more Suits and pants to be made to Older from the FINEST GOODS IN THE MARKET. This is a rare opportunity to bny Clothing cheap Clething that we will warrant in sty 1, make, and color. "Don't let such an opportunity be lost ! Tours truly, WAITE & SILL. Next Store below Post Office building. Ashtabula, Jan. 32d, 1S74. 1255 H. H. HALL. Grooer. H. H. HALL. Boot & Shoe. 125T 1874. THE PITTSBURGH EVENING TELEGRAPH, THE BEST NEWSPAPER IN PENNSYLVANIA. Contains more Telegraph, Local and General atwi man any otner paper in the State. As A FIRST-CLASS NEWSPAPER, the Evening Telegraph will continue to lead the coming year. Its well known exalted character in the past will be maintained in the fntnre. It will continue to advocate the causse of tbe peo ple, without reference to individual interests, and will reprobate all semblance of demagoguery, in wnatever quarter it may appear. Tbe TELEGKAPH will maintain its nolitical independence of all partizan "hugs," and at the can party and support its nominees when they are deserving of support. The TELEGRAPH will continue in the future same time advocate tbe principles of the Republi as in tbe past to excel in quantity and quality of 119 LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS care being aken to exclode.everything of an ob jectional character. The Tkleoraph will be unequalled in this city uie present season m tne matter ot FULL AND RELIABLE SPECIAL CORRE9- PONDENCE, as we have now regular correspondents stationed at Washington Citv, Harrisburg. Philadelphia. New York and Cincinnati, and s.eeial corres pondunts elsewhere. This feature of tne I L i.raph will he unequalled and will commend it to all who want tbe uews fresh and trustworthy. 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Subscriptions in all cases payable In advance, and uo paper continued after tho expiration of tne time paiu lor. Specimen copies will be forwarded al any time to applicants. Address, EVENING TELEGRAPH, JH 8m!toaaM tKrt, NEW ADVERTISEMENTS, GROCERIES, FAMILY SUPPLIES, &c. How You Can Do It? Save Your Money! Don't be Salted any longer ! 1 HE old style of Buying and Sett le g Groceries is piayed Out with us. CASH is the only TRUE Principle on which to do Busi nesses within the last few weeks we have work ed a wonderful and marvelous change. Hundreds of people a month ago never thought that GRO CERIES could be told at such Marvelous Low Prices. Now, every day scores of customers are added to our list, as they And they can get better Goods for less money. This is no Advertising Hnmbue. The fact is patent to ail. Common sense tells how we can afford to undersell. Wa Sell Only For CASH! This is an advantage which NO STORE IN ASH TABULA can offer you. If yon buy of a credit store, you must pay credit prices, yon must pay the pad debts of dishonest customers, the expen ses of extra help and book keepers, interest of long standing debts, and ruinous prices of old slow style of dolug business. WE ARE HERE TO SUSTAIN THE CASH ST STEM AND ITS ADVANTA GES AMONG YOU, and the aid yon extend to ns will sustain In your midst competition that will keep prices down break up extortion and high prices, and sell yon good goods f r less money than you have been accustomed V pay for inferior article. We Mean Business, and we guarantee to Sara yon Honey. The reaw)ii must be self-evident toerery reason- ' ble citizen. It Is not in keeping with good sense or economy to waste money in these hard times by paying high prices or baying poor Goods. REMEMBER WE SELL ONLY FOR CASH! AT THE LOWEST PRICES, and on the broad principle of, alike to all, with good goods at Small Profit. fWyo Extra Charge for the Delivery of good. J. A. FAULKNER SON, Muin St, Ashtabula, Ohio. December 13th, 1873. 1250 3 SUPERIOR STREET, CLEVELAND. OHIO. rr That was cood advice rir- en which an old man gave to his sons : " Boys, dont von ever sDecerlate or wall for something to turn np. Too miirht just a well go sit down on a stone In tne middle of a merider with a pail 'twixt your legs, and wa't fora cow to hack an to yon to be milked. Don't use brimstone matches, bnt can at DICK'S and get a box of those nice PARLOR MATCHES he Is sellng so cheap. 3VT. O. DICK. l Verteiias, K' ktntf. i.m W BmMhi Plant. iiitdj, ni 10 BitftktHT'anta, 10lUii- - 1." Kra. tkiiKl. - - l. C O rn titan'. Ittfidc V X. 8 All nanvd aorta, war dwtcf. Irt) other thlnti rfcvmp. A Prvmmm cflVrrtl to Crooa. A M pur CnUlorn Fr-- h rr-.r. 9M acre, U Uraaahow Aasr??ss.rAMis(:ifeo.. runic-.!.''. Luke Co.. oblo. HARDWARE! CROSBY & WETIIERWAX, dealer in Stoves, Shelf Hardware, -nd PAINTS, OILS AND BRUSH K. Tinware. . (VJob work don to order. lylK4 5 OCT., Double Reed, 5 Stop Or- Ka tuari ntw and In nn order. Cost, fsss. will sold for 150 tJU la eaaa and balanc la small montniT payments. r. v. risa-jn, M a V s . f A '