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ASHTABULA. OHIO. Saturday Morning, AufM CONGRESSIONAL CONVENTION. The will b. a Del Conrention of the 19th Conreiou District of Ohio ped of AM eonXTof AbnU, Geue , Lake, Portoe tod Trubill.t PlnTUIe. oa Tham-T. Ihe lSth dj of August, 1874, t 11 o'clock, A. M., for the parpow of nominating a candidate for Member of Congreu from said District. The busts of representation in said Conrention will be one delegate tar each one hundred Totes east tor Gorernor Noyea hi 18TS, and one addi tional delegate to each township or ward having a final fraction of fifty or upwards. Each township or ward is entitled to at least one delegate, giving to the several 'counties the tollowtng number of delegates respectively : Ashtabula Geauga Lake Portage Trumbull Total. .134 The delegates to said Convention are to be se lected at primary meetings on the Saturday even ing previous to the 13th of August, and the Com mittee recommend that they be elected by ballot, and that the polls shall be opened at 1 : SO P. M-. and closed at S o'clock, P. X. Signed) K. B. Tatlok, T.A.B T, Trumbull. Geauga. Ashtabula. Portage. Lake. J. O. Coitvkbsb, Geo. H. Ford, W. P. HowLAim, T. 8. Wm J. C. Bsattt, J ohm Mmtss, J. F. Bchofleld. I. T. C. Aldrich, Ashtabula County under the above call win be entitled to 34 d legates, apportioned as follows : Genena 8, Ashtabnla 1. Klngsville 2, Conneaut t, Jefferson , and the other townships one dele gate each. ' The British steamship Corinth, Capt. Green, which left New York July 15th, has been lost off Galley Head, Ireland, together with tho cargo. The crew was sayed. Under the recommendation of the Board of Physicians, Frank Walworth, the par ricide, baa been removed to the N. Y. State Asylum for insane convicts. Tne Great Scandal promises to get into tbe courts after all. Tilton snubs the In vestigating Committee and says he is in the hands of his lawyers and ready to go Into court The Investigating Committee may as well collapse. The Mayor, Chief or Police and many other officials of Salt Lake, ere arrested on Tuesday last, by the United States Marshal tor violation of the election law. Evidently there is a purpose to punish the intimidation or electors and corruption in Utah, even though it be in the service of a holy religion -r and there stems to be no donbt of tbe tact of intimidation and cor ruption. . . Tbe nero cadet. Smith, was discharg ed from West Point after the last exami nation, for alleged deficiency in philoso phy. It is claimed that this was a mere , subterfuge to get rid ot him. He makes a strone etiso for himsrlt in Fred Douglass' paper. On the oilier hand, Secretary Belknap refuses lo reinstate him, believ ing that he had a fair examination) and tailed to pass. A lunatic named News, attempted to shoot Bishop Whipple, in Fairbault, Minn., Sunday, because the bishop would not make this insane divinity student a priest on account of his unsound mind. The unreliable News advanced to the chancel just before tbe sermon but before be could shoot be was arrested by the &ishop, forced into a chair and disarmed. Frank. Moulton, the mutual friend of Beecher and Tillon. is now said to be the guest or Gen-B. F. Butler, at Bay View. Gordon Gordon, the bogus British Lord who bas figured in a thousand and one swindling operations, and has been a nuisance to himself and to the public for years, has again escaped earthly justice He was arrested a few days since in Han itoba and blew his brains out with a pis tol. The extraordinary statement made by the Ways and Means Committe of the N. Y. Legislature, which has been holding a special session at Saratoga tor the pur pose of considering the finances of the State, that real estate to the amount of . 1340,000,000 in the cities of New York and Brooklyn, is not at all liable to taxa tion under the existing laws, because classified as the property of "religious in stitutions," "savings banks," and "insur ance companies." A cable dispatch from Berlin says that the Roman Catholic Bishops have for warded tbe German Government a pro test declaring that they cannot submit to the one sided laws of tbe Government, and claiming that the Legislative power in matters concerning tbe Church be longs to tbe Pope alone. " It is not very doubtful bow Bismarck will respond to this. In Tact, he makes a response eyery week- by imprisoning some obstinate priest Istxbvixw with Mb. Sage. Mr. H. W. Sage, Chairman of the Investigating Committee was called upon Sunday af ternoon, at his residence, on the corner of Brooklyn and St. Mark's avenues. He told The Times reporter that be bad nothing to give to the press in regard to the proceedings of the committee in Mr. Beecher's case. He hoped, he said, that their labors would be brought to a close within the present week. It was their de sire to have Mr. Beecher's statement as early as possible, and they wanted to be through with it the first part of the week, and then if Mr. Moulton would not come forward they would not wait for him. - The Scientific American publishes a full description of the new Postoffice in New York, which illustrates the great progress made in the postal business of the gov ernment Among other improvements introduced are the pneumatic tubeg run ning from all the daily newspaper offices to the paper mailing rooms, a great ad vantage to both the newspapers' and the postoffice. Railway postal cars will soon run from tbe Forty-second street depot to tbe basement of tbe postoffice building over the track of the Broadway under ground railway. The American adds that every improvement that invention can suggest will be introduced in the departments to make the New York post office a model of its kind. The- Beecber-Tilton scandal does not come np to tbe expectations of tbe public It lagi behind expectation It started off well with Tilton's statement, and allgos- sipdom was on tiptoe. But Beecher docs not come to time. He hangs fire disap pointing every hope by his reticence and procrastination. He denies all that Til ton bas affirmed, and seems to control ev ery one who is so connected with tbe matter as to have anything to expose. Mrs. Tilton, who in her weakness, might reaffirm some of her previous admissions, is held submissively quiet : and Moulton, who is supposed to be able to bring out the truth, is absent, and shows little dis position to take the stand, while Beecher, himself, who has promised to give bis statement to tbe world, notwithstanding the Intensity of his tortures, fails to sub mit his statement, and the investigating committee bring nothing to light that sat isfies tbe public. Thus tbe public Interest is flagging. The efforts of the reporters to keep the thing aliye by their inter views, is not bavins: the effect, as all their pretended or real interviews amount to nothing, and have nothing satisfying about them. The whole affair must, at this rate, die out, and only be remember-j ed as a nine days' wonder. Garfield and his Dekamers. Tho past and present weeks have been busy ones with the opponents of Representa tive Garfield. Tbe distnet has been flood ed with circulars and extras, teeming with misrepresentations, intended to in jure the character of this gentlemen. Mr. Jones, of Warren, who has been announc ed as a candidate for Garfield's place, h;is been, as we learn, exceedingly busy in that county, while Mr. George Paine, of Painesvillc, has bci-n equally industrious in Lake and this county. We bitve not heard or the effect of Mr. Jones' efforts but private letters from that quarter as sure us that bis vaporing is of but little avail, and bis battering ram bas only ex hibited its inadequacy ind unfitness for the task undertaken. On the other hand, Mr. Paine's labors are accurately mei s ured. After the issue of an extra of the Advertiser, and sending it broad cast through this portion of the-district, he ventured lo call a meeting cn Saturday evening last, 'at Painesville, of nil those opposed to Mr.. Garfield's renomination. This proved a rather unfortunate step, for the meeting was a failure, and only serv ed to show the weakness of the opposi tion, and dishearten those whose hands and hearts were to be strengthened by it. The Telegraph tells us that the gathering did not exceed a dozen all told, and was a most miserable fizzle. This is, we think, a pretty lair index of Garfield's opposition throughout the district, and the conven tion will show that bis position is too strong to be seriously affected by such puny adversaries. The points that have been raised agaiust him, have each suc cessively been swept away. The Credit Mobelier has had little or no influence up on ihe public mind. He was wheedled into a step which, when the c haracter of tne thing came to be understood, he took the earliest opportunity to get out ot. The next was the Salary Grab. That his vote was not cast against the Appropriation Bill that covered it, was sought to be used against him. In this, he acted from deliberate, con scientious motives, to save a worse evil. The back pay he never touched or intend- to touch. And the last charge, that of the part taken in tbe paving contract at Washington. This is sufficiently disposed of by the chairman of the Investigating Committee, in another column, without further words. This district is proud of their Repre sentative, and will stand by him. Ashta bula county, especially, would as soon think of suicide as to abandon him. She honors the man and the soundness or judg ment that has made him tbe prominent figure of the House, His position, and I lie influence he is able to exert, in further ing her welfare and prosperity, could not be equaled by any new member, and she recognizes the identity of her interest and honor as centered in him, and will stand by him. Tiltons present position rather in dicates that there is a new power behind the throne, and another guiding finger in the scandal case. The intercourse of Moulton with Gen. Butler stopping with him may have something to do with the matter. If this is true, it renders the case in no wise the less interest ing. It indicates somewhat plainly. that the game of finessing, will not all be on one side, but that Mr. Beecher will be quite likely to find eame trickery the ca stinsr of dust into the eyes of the public will have two sides to it. If Mr. Beech er is as he affirms, guiltless, the ques tionable weapons he handles are al together out of place and worse than useless. He needs no Investigating Committee with a member of the bar to manage his case. The power is in his own hands to prove his in nocense, and put an end to the dis creditable exhibition he ia making before the world. If as his admis sions and those of bis victim, are calculated to prove, that he has been "nesthiding," his course is still more incongruous and unbecoming. As a teacher of righteousness of the simplictity and truth of the religion he professes, confession and peni tence only are left to him. One course or the other is incumbent up on him, and the sooner it is adopted, the sooner that torture and suffering that he infers has rested upon him, will be removed. If governed by the spirit of Christianity, the way out of evil is short and easy, and this Mr. Beecher ought to know. Mr. Tilton has notified the Investigating Committee in the Beecher case that he will pay no further attention to it, having determined to bring out all the questions involved before t ar r i . - court oi law. jut. .moulton nas re turned to Brooklyn, and again ex pressed his willingness to testify be fore the committee, if he is request ed to do so in writing by Mr. Beech er and Tilton. He says explicity that he has not been requested in any way by Mr. Beecher to appear before the Committee. Frank Moulton has by permission of both parties agreed to make his statement and submit copies of all the papers in his possession to the Beecher Investigating' Committee on Saturday evening the 8th inst Two elections took place on Mon day the 3rd, one in Utah for dele gates in Congress, and the other in Kentucky for county officers and Clerk of the court of Appeals. In Utah the polygamists were success ful, and in Kentucky the Democrats. The former contest was an interest ing one, as George Q. Cannon, the delegate to Congress, was renomi nated by the Mormons, " notwith standing the declaration of Congress that hereafter no polygamist would be allowed to take his seat. There was a strong vote cast, as everv ef fort was made both by the Mormons and Liberals to poll a full vote. The women generally voted with the Mormons. Gov. Ames, of Mississippi, received from the President a very plain lesson in his duties. To a long and confused dispatch, pleading for the presence ot United States troops in Vicksburg, on the ground that it would "do great good," the President replied that he "declined to move tho troops except under a call, made strictly in accordance with the terms of the Constitution," Gov. Ames is a son-in-law of B. F. Butler. Will some of our Democratic friends please point out tbe political significance of this occurrence, also its bearing on "Caesar ism V So fine an opportanlty should not be neglected. The placing of the new loan hs re sulted in the calling in or $25,000,000 five- twenty bonds. In of to by In OUR NEW YORK LETTER. Beecher and Tilton—Boss Tweed—Child Stealing—Berch and Barnum. Beecher, Beecher, Beecher. Tilton, Tilton, Tilton. We are having a surfeit of Beecher and rather too much of Tilton None of your senses can escape either Beecher or Tilton. As you walk the streets the newsboys howl "All about the Beecher Scandal 1 1 !" You l(iok over the dead-walls, and portraits of Beecher and Tilton, in advertisements of sensation pa pers, stareybu out of countenance. Sit down at table, and your nest neighbor will a thousand to one, ask you, "What is the latest regarding the Beecher Scan dal ?" and insis ts upon discussing the eu tire case, commencing with the marriage of Tilton, down to the absorbing conun drum, "What will Moulton testify to? And by the way the whole thing just now. simmers Hnwn nnnn this one man Moulton. Tbe fate of Henry Ward Beech er is in the hands of Moulton While Til ton has been paininir friend3 every day and Beecher losing ground with equal raniditv. after all Tilton's unsupported statement will never drive Beecher out of i,,-i. For while Tilton, affirms Sir. Beecher and Mrs. Tilton deny, - and The odore bas not kept his hands sufficiently clean in the matter of miscellaneous love making to be accepted as a competent witness, no matter how strong his state ment No one who knows the parties doubts Mr. Beechea's guilt, but tbe peo ple get very judicial in such cases, and insist upon the charges being proved ju diciously. Now, Mr. Frank Moulton was with Tilton when Tilton charged Beech er with the crime, and it has been stated over and over again that Beecher con fessed to adulteiy with Mrs. Tilton in the presence of Moulton. The great moral. or rather immoral question is, will Moul ton swear to this ? It so, it settles the en tire question and makes a funeral of Mr. Beecher. If not, while the people at large, will believe all that Tilton has charged, Plymouth Church, will affect to disbelieve It, and hold its pastor. Why should not Moulton testify to what he knows, he being a friend of Til ton ? Because it is no small thing to in pur the enmity of so strong and powerful a body as Plymouth Church, and whoev er assaults Beecher does just that To Plymouth Church Beecher' is more than a man, he is a demigod. They believe him, in a wild way, as the sum total oi everything that is good and great, and no matter what th e proof may be, they pro pose to take him through If Moulton sides with Tilton to the ex tent of supporting him by testimony, vi als of wrath equal in quantity and quail ty to those uncorked upon Tilton, will be poured over his devoted bead, that Mr Moulton cannot afford. It remains to be seen whether he will have the nerve do this. Now that Tilton has been arrested for libel and the matter has got into the Courts, it is possible that Moulton may be compelled to swear. If so, look out for broken crockery. By the way, IT IS A MISTAKE to put Tilton down as a blatherskite, or ns an utterly unreliable man. He is a man of great genius, a great and tcue friend and in most things steady and level headed. He has notions that take him out of the channels in which men float, and his cross couatrv expeditions have been fre quent, and to him most disastrous. His operation with Woodhull hurt him, though I doubt if there was anything more in it than what he stated. - She is a wonderfully attractive woman won aenui in conversation, ana witn- pecu liar wierd way about her that could not but catch and hold a dreamy poet such as Tilton is at times. Then they held views to some extent in common on the ques tions of love and marriage, and there was just enough of danger in supporting her to make it fascinating to him.- Be sides all these there was a business con sideration involved which Tilton in his circumstances could not overlook. Al together Theodore is agood fellow. He bas his faults be is indiscreet, and im pulsiye, but who of us is perfect f I pre sume x am not, at least 1 am not a go ing to hurl the first roc at Tilton. i predict mat Mrs. niton will come back to him, and that despite all that has happened he will take her back. For he loves her and he pities her. She is the mother of his children, and Theo dore Tilton can no more live separated from her than fly. When this wretched business is oyer they will be re-united, and possibly a change may be wrought iu both or them that will make their lives happier. BOSS TWEED has well nigh gone out of public sight It is astonishing how soon a man is for gotten in New York politics, when he has nothing to give. He might as well be dead. It is true he has influence enough to get better treatment than orther convicts, but that is about the extent ot it The old man went over to the Island. and that day his star set Other aspi rants for power administered upon bis estate at once. The venerable old villain's political property was divided just as soon as it was tolerably certain that ho could not get out for a year. Morrissey grabbed a , portion, and the other gin mill politicians took the balance, and were Tweed out to-day he could hardly reinstate him self ; for the. men who have usurped his place will hold what they have, and the old man having no places to dispose of, could not organize a new party to stand at his back. They like him as well they ever did that is, those ' who liked him at all hut personal liking has little to do with such matters. Tho poli tician anywhere is selfish tho New York politician is particularly and esseutiiilly SO. 110 commands respect precisely iu proportion to his power once dead al ways dead. But I nm happy to be able to say that the old rings will never again have the power once wielded. Tweed held it all his hands and used it to' the adyactnge himself and his friends unquestioned and unchecked, ne was the source of power and the fountuin of wealth. Who- ever was useful to in in was rewarucu magnificently and whoever was opposed him was mercilessly killed. But now that power is divided. There arc a do zen able and unscrupulous men aspiring bo Tw eetls, and as they are warring- wuu eacu other it is not impossible for the decent elements of the city to wresst the power from them and reform and pur rify the government. It U fortunate thaJt each cf the aspirant leaders had rat bet see the power go Into the hands or t opposition than to let It bo grasped by a. rival. Let ua hopo that ilicse rogueB wOl continue to full out, till houest men cn to their own. CHILD STEALING. The kidnapping ot children. Inaugura ted In Philadelphia, has broken, out In Now York, which might bavo been ex pected, for I know of no soil u which villainy thrives so well as here. child about five years of age was stolen from 83th Btreet, nearly a week ago, and the only clue tbe parents could gel, to it was advertising In the Herald. The an swer came promptly the cbihl hud been stolen and was being hold for a ransom. this case, however, th cold blooded villains made a mistake, ior the parents ot the child have no means and cannot possibly raise a tenth part of the sum demanded. The fact that they lived in a good house in a fashionable quarter of the town, and rode in a carriage and dressed in purplfi and fine linen deceived the operators. They did not know that the Ii.iiiqp was mortsraired. audllial the car riages were hired, and thai the daily profits of the head of the house' was u sorbed in keeping up the style lint indi cated wealth. Hereafter the kidnapping fraternity will probably employ a lawyer to search the records, that tuey may o f oiriL-imr fat frame. It m ust be UCl IfllU " D.......-S bi.r i. steal a child and have it turn outUiit its pirents c.mnot pay ..iior r.ir iis return. Negotiations are going on with the thieves direct, the de- tenives beiug unable to get any clue to its whereabouts. BERGH AND BARNUM. Bergh is alter Barnum. Bergh says the hurdle-racing in Barn urn's Hippodrome is cruel and dangerous, and he ci tes the following facts : The performances at the Hippodrome commenced on the 17th of April, and up to the 17th inst. , tbe lo! lowing casualltics have occurred : Miss Hess, arm broken by being thrown from her horse; at the same time two other la dies were thrown, but not hurt Miss Lewis, hurt by being struck with tbe polt of a chariot Miss Alice Costeneigra hurt from being thrown from ihe race Castro, and having a horse jump on her ; Castro was instantly killed, but the lady has since reported for duty. Frank Doo- ley, leg being broken while riding an el ephant race, and death ensued. Mrs. Anna Davis, collar bone broken by the horse Spot falling with her over a hur dle, and died. But just as Bergh got ready to move on the great showman, the entire concern was moved to Boston, where, there being no Bergh, horses may fall with men and women as much and as often as they choose. I rather believe that Barnum started the report as an advertisement People will eo a long way to see a horse PIETRO. New York, August 4th, '74. Mr. Murat Halstead, says the N. Y. Times, spoke very cheerfully, at the while bait dinner of the Cobdtn club, the other day, of the progress of free trade views in the United States. But we are inclin ed to think that be allowed the wish to be father to the thought in some degree. Free trade, or anythiug like it as an object of political effort, received a set back from Ihe dense stupidity of the free traders at Cincinuati in 1872, from which it has hardly yet beguu to recover. The experience of that year convinced those who have favored a reduction of the tariff that they had no leaders worthy of the name, and that the trafficking political in triusers who assumed that otnee were ready to sell them out at any moment, These are facts which cannot well be ig nored in any estimate or the prospecis of free trade iu the United States, though Mr. Halslead found it convenient not to mention them. Livinu Abroad. The New York Na tion contains an article on the question of "Why people like to live abroad f" It deplores the fact that many wealthy people transform themselves into hu man pendulums, vibrating between the continents of America and Europe. The first remedy it proposes for this state of things is curiously enough, an improve ment in the condition of country roads in the yicinity or large cities. By this means, country residences would become more popular, and the daily misery of persons who now venture to live out of town would be very greatly reduced. The ma nia for living abroa d, it thinks, must be cured in another way. It finds the cause iu a want of history or in tbe contempt into which we have "orated" the brief but not unbrilltant history which we have. We cannot men tion Bunker Hill, of the Pilgrim Fathers, or George Wash ington, without a smile, because the names no longer recall heroes or notable events, but the absurd rhetoric of the last Fourth of July speech we were unfortu nate enough to hear. We have talked our selves into a contempt for all that is noble in our own history, and therefore sensitive people, who, however, must also be able to afford it, go to Europe find among the less enlightened nations a firm faith" in tbe past and a true hope for the future. There is a farcical as well as serious side to the Brooklyn mess. The gushing let ters reaa at tne Plymouth (Jhurcb meet ing, declaring undvmtr love for Mr. Beecher, some what may, are of the farci cal cast So is the story of Tilton going pistol in hand or in pocket to demand the return of his wife's certificate of Beeclifr's honor ; while the reported of fer of Mr. Beecher's sister to annear on the platform with him and receive his confes sion of guilt in public and herself lead the services ot absolution, cannot fail to raise a laugh Herald. However laughable the proposed ser vice of Beecher's sister, it is, after all, the most common sense suggestion of getting Beecher into smooth water again of any thing yet hit upon. It has our hearty eu dorsement. General Spinner says tbe relations be tween Secretary Brlstow and himself, both social and official, are and have been of the most pleasant and amicable nature The Treasurer explains that Secretary Bristow and he had a perfect understand ing as to the Civil Service Rules, which it is agreed operated unjustly and injurious ly iu the Treasurer's bureau, and that wh Icb seemed to those persons inclined to make mischief between the Secretary and Treasurer, was simply a successful ef fort on the part of General Spinner, os sisted by General Bristow, to have the Civil Service rules modified by the Presi dent so as to obviate the objections raised by Spinner. As tbe matter now standsi only such persons are lo be examined for admission as clerks to the Treasurer's bu reau as may be nominated to tbe Civil Service Board, by bim, and those persons who are employed exclusively as count ers, are to be subjected to the test only as to their knowledge of the simple funda mental rules of arithmetic. The Mennoniles continue to come to thin continent from Kussia. Six hundred fcare arrived at Halifax on their way to Ihe Northwest. The account this party give of themselves and their hegira, is that -their forctathers have- lived In the Crimea ior upwards of one hundred years and the flight from Russia is because they R1 not submit to be mado Greek Catho lics, and rendered liable to military ser vice. The 'number who contemplate leaving reaches forty thousand. Among those just arrived are members of a com munity who have all their worldly goods in common. Tho father or the head njau of tho brotherhood gives this accouut of them : "We all work at agricultural pur suits; we don't Bmoke; if wo drink too much wo are publicly reproved In our re ligious meetings. We do not use wed ding rings ; we have no divorce ; If man ami wife separate neither, Is allowed to fciarry ngaiu. Wc had our own court for auiall matters in -Russia, but had to go be fore the ftuxHian courts In matters of sp peal. We have a large number oriaml liea here, some or them ns large as eight ot ten children." The city ejection at Vickuburg, where violence and dlwtord were expected, pass ed off quietly on tta 4llt and there wng no disturbance of any kind. Both whites and blacks polled their full registered strength. See What Judge Wilson of Indiana, Chairman See What Judge Wilson of Indiana, Chairman of the Committee of Congress to Investigate See What Judge Wilson of Indiana, Chairman of the Committee of Congress to Investigate the Affairs of the District of Columbia, Says about General Garfield and the Paving Contract. Editor. Telecrafii As within a few days a few persuiis have endeavored t infl-.ience the voters of tiiis vicinity to act with them in the dtf.-nt of General Gar field for re-nomination, claiming 10 have discovered (what all his political enemies had failed to do up lo ihis lime.) and as they supposed too late to be contradicted by any official document, that the report of the Committee of Congress showed that G-n. Garfield was connected with a swin. I!- .1. r , n uT mi me uenerai uovernmeni in tne matter of a paving contract in Washing. ton City; and knowing, as they well didt tne report of this Committee and Ihe les timopy taken (having been reported the last week of the sess on,) had not yet been published, and therefore could not be used to show the utter talsitv of the charges made, I took the means to obtain from the Hon J. M Wilson, of Ind., Chairmau of ihe Committee, and author of tbe Report, (with whom I had the hon or of an acquaintance through his broth er, the Hon. W. Wilsou, of Warren Co., O., who served with me two years in the Ohio Legislature,) a statement Of his views on the subject. I hope that all those who have been misted by this canard promulgated on the eve of the primary meetings wil' read this letter, and be on the lookout for the next. How much confidence can be placed in any other charges they ma' make ! I make the following extract from a private letter from Judge Wilson : "I shall be much gratified il it (tlie fol lowing letter) shall at all be conducive to repel any attacks that may be made upon the General's honor or integrity, in botii of which I have the highest confidence." GEO. W. STEELE. CONNERSVILLE INDIANA, August 1, 1874. How. Geo. W. Steele : Dear Sir To the request for informa tion as to whether or not the action of General Garfield, in connection with the affairs of the District of Columbia, was the subject of condemnation by the commit tee that recently had those affairs under consideration, I answer that it was not; nor was there, in my opinion, any evi dence that would have warranted any unfavorable criticism upon his conduct. The facts disclosed by Ihe evidence, so far as he is concerned, are briefly Ihese : The Board of Public Works was con sidering the question as to tbe kind of pavements that should be laid. There was a contest as to the respective merits of various wooden pavements. Mr. Par sons represented, as attorney, the DeGol yer & McClelland patent, and being called away from Washington about Ihe time the hearing was lo be had before the Board of Public Works on this subject, procured General Garfield to appear be fore the Board in his stead and argue the merits of this patent This he did, and Ihis was the whole of his connection with the matter. It was not a question as to the kind of contract that should be made, but as lo whether this particular pave ment should be laid. The criticism of the committee was not upon the pavement in lavorol which General Garfi' lil argued, hut was upon the contract made with ref erence to it; and there was no evidence which would warrant the conclusion that he had anything lo do with the latter. Very &c, J. M. WILSON. The Indiana Democrats recently undertook to define the principles of the Democratic party, but the chief plank of their platform is thus dis posed of by the N. Y. World: 'A very dead liorse lies spread out Btiff, stark, and cold on the Indiana Democratic platform. It is the Pendleton proposition to pay the five twenty bonds in greenbacks. Some rascally Ohio politician dump ed it there, we suppose, to destroy Mr. Hendricks chances for the Pres idential nomination in 1876. The dead horse had better be carted off to the rendering vats as soon as convenient. The stench would not be good for the health of the Demo cratic party." NEW ADVERTISEMENTS NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. The Council of the Incorporated Village of AHhtabala will receive sealed proposals for exca Yatin&conBtriictiiig and famishing materials for Three Reservoirs for the Fire D partment. Tbe bids mast be filed with the Clerk on or be fore the 17th day of Aagast, A. D. 1814. at 12 o'clock noon. Each bid mast contain the full name of every person interested in the same, and mnst be accompanied by a snmcient guaranty of some disinterested person, that if the bid is ac cepted, a contract will be ente-ed into, and the performance of it properly secured. in eacn dig, tne pnee ior laoor ana lor materials xnnet be separately sealed. Flans and specifications for said Reservoirs are on tile in the Clerk's Office for inspection. 8H282 A. H. TYLER, Clerk. Western Female Seminary, OXFOBD, OHIO. MISS HELEN PEABODY, Prin cipal. The twentieth year will commence Sept S, 1874. Board, Tuition, Fuel, Lisht, eto only f 165 per annum, benu ror catalogue ana Circulars. 1282 PUBE MILK. FARGO & BROTHER are now running TWO Milk Waeons. and supplying their customers wtth the PUREST AND BEST M1I K, in best possible condition, and from a herd of un surpassed excellence. Their extra facilities en ble them to make their rounds with despatch, and to meet the wants of patrons seasonably and with entire regularity. Those in wont of daily supplies will be attended to on notice t;iven to Lucien Far go on his daily route. Ashtabula, April 30th, 1874. 12ii9tf Dr. J Walker's California Vin egar Bitters are a purely VcRr-tublo preparation, mado chiefly from the na tive herbs found on the lower ranges of the Sierra Nevada mountains of Califor nia, the medicinal properties of which arc extracted therefrom without the use of Alcohol. The question is almost daily asked, '' What is the cause of the unparalleled success of Vinegar Bit ters!" Our answer is, that tbey remove the cause of disease, nud the patient re covers his health. They are tho great blood purifier and a life-giving prinoiple, a perfect Renovator and Iuvigorator of the system. Never before in tho history of the world has a medicino boon compounded possessing tho rouiarkablo qualities of Vinkoab Uittkbs iu healing the sick of everv disr-aso man is heir to. 1 ney am a pontic" lMrativo os well as u Tonio, relieving Cmgestioii or Inflaniiuation of ,l,e I.iver and Visceral Organs, in -ihoua HlM'IISl'S. The properties of Dr. Walker's inku.mi ltriTi-.RH aro AHoriunt, Diaphoretic,, 'iinninalive. Nutritious, Laxative, lliurotic, . ilative. (mnter-lrritaut, Sudorific, Altera- ... :,,! .,'i.l!ili.i... B. H. McDOJTALD it CO., Drsjrg-ta and (Jen. Art., Ban Frai ioImo, C-lforals. and oor. ot Wuhburton and Charlton Kla., N. Y. Bold by mil UragsUta ad Dealer. Passenger Express. Will carry passenger to I'1" MINERAL BPRIN08, DEPOT, HARBOR AND ia.w uiuiE., at- HEA80NAULK PRICES. Special Terms to Picnic or Fishing Parties. An Order Slate at the ASHTABULA BOUSJC. lnYour patronaira 1 ruspectfully solicited by JAMES THORPE, Proorlelor. Aajiiabu), June ota , '74. U- few NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Pittsburg & Cleveland tnlou Medical Institute. tWnltiiur Office n Superior St., Cleveland, O. All forms chronic, nervous and special dis eases enred iu the shiutest possible time that will lli'tire permanent n-lief. So ctianie till cured. Tne management of constitutional and Ion? standing' aiscases has received very special study and investigation by the physicians iu charge ot this Institute. It is the oldest in the state" the Prituipal "f which is a well known physician of this city, whose experience has been very exten sive, and who stands without a rival in this special dejiartment of the profession. We call attention to our treatment of Gleet Stiicture, Hernia. and all nrinary diseases. ' CANCERS. There are three forms of this affection, for merly thonL'ht to be distinct, bnt which pathol ogists are now generally- agreed in considering as essentially the samedisease, viz. schirrus, med ullary cancer, and colloid cancer. In support of the opiriou of their identity, the consideration may be adduced that all of them in their earliest stages olten present certain common features, however unlike they may afterwards become, thai all of them occur in tbe same person at the same time, and in the same organ. SCROFULA. In this disease all the absorbent glands, wheth er ei rental or internal, are liable to scrofulous in flamation, bnt there is so much difference, both in the symptoms and progress of the disease, accord ingly as it occupies the eland within or without the great cavities, that ii requires a distinct con sideration in these two positions, and great care in the selection of appropriate remedies NERVOUS DEBILITY. . Producing blotches on the face, dizziness, ner vosnessrdiinness of the sight, noises in the head, confusion of ideas, loss of memory, and consump- Tlie museum when completed will be fonnd to embrace the mot perfect obtainable means of il lustration,skeletons, vascular preparations, plates and papier inache models, plates aDd full sets of surgical instruments, manikins, and wax repre sentations of surgical anatomy and disease, exten sive chemical apparatus, drawings and samples. Complete botanical and pharmaceutical samples of the materia medica. French works illustrating cutaneous disease and other departments of spe cial pathology. We also have an extensive Dru Store in connec tion with the Institute where all onr preparation are prepared for onr patients by onr own hands. There is nothing equal to this iu the whole Unit ed States. Medicine sent anywhere by express. All letters to be addressed DR. A. SLEK, SR.. 284 Superior St , Cleveland, Ohio. A. SLEE & CO., wholosale and retail DRU GfG-IST. Importers of all the standard English, French and Uerman Drugs, Medicines, & Chemicals, PATE XT MEDICINES - PERFUMERY. 286 SUPERIOR ST., CLEVELAND, O. "f a. : CTwiMriiM----rMi twji.w-P-ii ivi-7iruta.il ami NatTne's Great Remsdy FOR ua THROAT and LUNG DISEASES ! ! It is the vital principle of the Pine Tree, obtained by a peculiar process in the distillation of the tar, by which its highest medicinal properties are retained. Tar even in its crude state has been recommended by eminent physicians of every school. It is confidently offered to theafSictedtorthe following simple reasons; i. It cures, not 6y abruptly ttopping the cough but by dissolving the phlegm and assisting nature to throw off the unhealthy matter causing the irritation. In cases ot seated co nsuk pti on it both prolongs and renders less burdensome the life of the afflicted sufferer. a. Its healing principle acts upon the irritated sur. lace of the lungs, penetrating to each diseased part, relieving pain and subduing inflammation. 3 It pur i fibs and enriches thk blood. Positive ly curing all humors, from the common pthpue or eruption to the severest cases of Scrofula, Thousands of affidavits could be produced from those who have felt the beneficial effects of Pinb Treb Tar Cordial in tho various diseases arising from im-ijritxbs or THS BLOOD. 4. Zf invigorates the digestive organs and restores ike appetite. All who have known or tried Dr. L. Q. C. Wis-tu-t's remedies reauire no references from us, but the names of thousands cured by them can be given to any one who doubts our statement. Dr.- L. Q. C. Wtsbart s Great American Vyspepsia Pills and Worm Sugar Drops have never been equalled. For tale by all Druggists and Storekeepers, and at Dr. L. Q. C. WiSmrS OfSee, A o H33 If. Second St- Fhllad'a, Ayer's Sarsaparilla Is widely known as one of the most effectual reme dies ever discov- ered for cleans- 2 the system and nurifvintT the years, with a con- S?" stantly growing reputation, based on its intrinsic virtues, and sustained by its remarkable cures. So mild as to be safe and beneficial to children, and yet so searching as to effectually puree out the great corrup tions of the blood, such as the scrof ulous and syphilitic contamination. Impurities or diseases that have lurked in the system for years soon yield to this powerful antidote, and disappear. Hence its wonderful cures, many of which are publicly known, of Scronila, and all scrofulous diseases, Ulcers, Eruptions, and eruptive disorders of the skin, Tumors, Blotches, Boils, Pimples, Pustules, Sores, St. Anthony's Fire, Rose or Ery sipelas, Tetter, Salt Kheuiii, Scald Head, llingrworm, and in ternal Ulcerations of the Uterus, Stomach, and Liver. It also cures other complaints, to which it would not seem especially adapted, such as Drop sy, Dyspepsia, Fits, Neuralgia, Heart Disease, Female Weak ness, Debility, and Leucorrhoea, when they are manifestations of the scrofulous poisons. It is an excellent restorer of health and strength in the Spring. By renew ing the appetite and vigor of the diges tive organs, it dissipates the depression and listless languor. of the season. Even where no disorder appears, people feel bettor, and live longer, for cleansing the blood. The system moves on with renewed vigor and a new lease of life. PREPARED BY Dr. J. C, AYER & CO., Lowell, Mass., Practical mn& Analytical Chemists. BOLD BY AL DBCGOISTS EVEBTWUE&JC MTV IN CUiVKLAM, Doors Sash, Blinds and Lumber. TEACHOUT A CO., 04 Mioh- A. Un,A tlM' -in . ihum. and io t sure ofeeitiuif by purnai nri uui uuali tilau tiitv irooil. iwiawnber the number, ol Ulch I w 5 Pi b t' eLj A Lively Penny against a Busty Dollar NO NECESSITY FOR CRYING- 100 Cents will buy more Goods SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT-! FIRST ,1 M -AT HASKELL'S BLOCK, ill-(lCl?Mt'n We have orders to close out our entire stock, and so have marked every article at a price that will insure immediate sale. Just looh at a few of the Prices, 800 Yards Striped Delaines, 1,000 Yds. Dress Goods, from 1,000 Yds. Japanese Poplins from 1,000 Yds. Wash Poplins, -500 Yds. French Dress Goods, 500 Yds Ginghams, from -Black Alpacas, from Black Alpacas, from BEST PRINTS ! FROM 9 TO 8 CENTS. FINE YAED WIDE COTTON, FROM 10 TO 8 CENTS. BLACK LACE POINTS! Black Lace Points, from $18 to $13 Black Lace Point, from $17 to $12 Black Lace Points, from $16 to $11 Black Lace Points, from $15 to $10 These Goods are a Special Bargain and are all Silk. We cannot enumerate IMMENSE T-f3l3I -XNrNTS, WOOLEN CIOTIIS FOli MEN AND BOY'S WEAR, BLEACHED OOLEN C IA t BROWS MUSL1ss, CORSEI WPITE GOODS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, LADIES, MISSES ANDGEXT- HOSIE IFL "5T- Our TWO BUTTON KIDS that we are selling at $1.00, are the cheapest ever seen. COME EARLYI Don't wait until the HASKELL'S BLOCK, " HARD TIMES " ANY LONGER. than 200 would a short time aijo. GtjJD ill ! THE- ASHTAU ULA, OHIO 12 l-2c 25 to 15c - 25 to 16c 25 to 15c 62 1-2 to 25 10 to 8c 37 1-2 to 31 50 to 45c BEST PRINTS ! ! further, but shall offer BARGAINS, Bargains are all gone. ASHTABULA, OHIO. oil'?