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JAXES F.EJCD ft SON. ntoPRnrren. Tsruta a' wr la FRIDAY MORXING, AUG. 16th, 1878. LOCAL NEWS. Local Briefs. Mm. Judge Parsons and brotbet left last week tor the Centennial. 'Th ffi. of Dr. P. E. Hail will be closed nntU about the 15th of September. Dr. P. & Hall, wife anj friend think of starting for their summer trip east and the Centennial next week. - ComDlimentaries are acknowledged from the Secretary of the Orwell fair for the coining meeting. A picnic of the Granger of this eounty will be held at the Center of Trumbull on the 26th inst Sealed proposals, it will be seen, have been called for by the Commissioners, for repairs and extension of the county jail. Rev. R. F. Keeler, of Conneaut, will preach in the Methodist church, in Jeffer son, next Sunday morning and evening. Fred LeiBngwell and lady, with Mrs. Theodore Sievers, have taken a trip east, proposing to return by way of Philadel phia. ( Mr. N. C. Hawley, of the item, has returned from a vacation of two or three weeks at HarpersfielJ. Baby and family all doing well, Secretary Robeson has decided riot to take the Michigan out of service, but will retain her in commission with a full equip ment of officers and men. Our neighbor, contractor McKenzie, having returned from his western trip, is giving his attention to flagging his walks. Uly & Beers are doing the work. The crack tug Effie L., of Cleveland, came down here one day last week to run in opposition to the tugs employed here. She was not fast enough and returned the earn day. - . James Thorp, the butcher, lost a watch from Ms market the other day taken from his rest pocket during a mometntary absence, by a person hanging about the premises. " ". . , ; ' Our neighbor over the way does the liberal thing with the Democracy tr is week. He must feel for the soft side of the Repub licans next week, or Independency may get a "lurch on" and "broach to." The dapper little fellow who writes for some of the county papers, under the sig nature of "An Independent Republican," should disguise his flavor a little, ; It smells rather cheesy.: . . . . Miss Clara A. Brown, of Greerml!e,Pa. and Miss Carrie Stull, of Warren, Ohio, were drowned while batheing in Chautau qua Lake on Monday of last week. The bodies were recovered. t" ' - . ' 0. H. Fitch" Esq. "goes to Buffalo to at tend the Scientific Convention, next week, and rather expects to extend his jonrney ings to Philadelphia, by the new routed via. the the Erie and Lehigh Valley roads. . The bill appropriating $5,000 for Ash tabula Harbor passed both Houses of Con gress. Thursday. . Fail-port gets . $5,000, Cleveland $8,000, Cleveland Harbor of Refuge $50,000, and Erie $40,000. The Painesville Club Races will take place on the Lake County track Sept. 5th -and 6th. Premiums first day three raoes $75eaeh. Second day three races first $73 and two last $100 each. Compli mentaries acknowledged. Six loaded stock cars were thrown from the traok and badly injured, on Sunday night last near Conneaut, by the breaking of a portion of the machiuery, without the killing of a single animal. Some injuries were sustained. The work of removal caused several hours delay. A Hayes and Wheeler club will be formed by the voters of Rome, on Saturday evening of the present week 19th. As this is the time for the election of dele gates, there is sufficient occasion for a gen eral turnout of "the Republican voters of the township, and a good, send off in the campaign. ' We present the reader this week with a supplement containing the great speech of Gen. Garfield, in answer to Lamar of Mis sissippi. No Republican, certainly, should pass it by without a careful perusal, and no Democrat pould read it in the spirit of can dor and under the light of truth, without . revising his views and stripping off some of his political prejudices. Republicans, do not fail on Saturday, at the Primary Meetings to comply with the request of the; Central Committee and appoint advisory committee men in each township and school district. The State and Central Committee found these sub committee men of the greatest use in the ast campaign and they will be just as use ful this year. Sup't McCoy has authorized ns to ay that he will run a train from Warren " after the close of the Republican Congres sional Convention on the 23d inst. for the accommodation of delegates, and others who may attend that body from along the line of the A., Y. & P. road. It will leave Warren at 4 p. m. This train will arrive in time to connect with the 5:50 Express going west and the Conneaut Accommodation east. r-fUf Y-f; f!fr7f 8iae his return from a fen (J.ay'? tatf rmjjsipu pf pastoral labors, JM found his health too precarious en fer tjppn the regular Sabbath' dutjes qf the desjt,' The church yaf therefore closed pne Sabbath, fttjd. on Uje last, an address $ras made in the mqrnng by a lay member isrjfr. James Phil!ips-ra the the Rev. gen tleman sonie unpleasant expe rience of BetnorTgP 9f thP lutet has ...,. l A A nt a iwm..Tence, and is there fore, very properly cautions. .- The importance of the present pan paign is such as to raise the wish to supply very reader in the county with good read- 1 1 KfAHD anA AC torn of the candidates an rather rich and p.-oliflo in matters of personal history, we wish . &n thm benefit of holding np their" UiW admiration or reproba tion, as the c" m7 ' Wo, therefore, offer the 'Thjw-'8 fof ib epa.ig closing with 1876, cents the usual price of a single queu"' , Campaign clubs will please make a note M Soundings made by the'GovemmeiT' et gineers on board the propeller Ada, show- that the greatest depth of water found in Lake Erie is off Long Point, and ranged about 85 fathoms the more common depth is from 10 to 15 fathoms. These figures seem email beside Vhose indicating the depth of Lake Superior, which were found to be 130 fathom. The apparatus for tak ing these sounding is quite ingeniously ar ranged being of twisted galvanized wire and so connected with the engine as to be reeled np by powers The tag Goldsmith Maid left Chicago, Saturday.' for Monroe. Mich., on Lake Erie, where it is said the schooner San dusky was sunk in 1844 with several hun dred barrels of whisky' on board. The tbirty-two-year-old whisky the Goldsmith Maid intends to raise and take to Chicago. There a number of malicious vessel men who claim that the Sandusky had but two barrel of whisky on board, and the bal ance pf the cargo consisted of marble. But even admitting she were freighted with the tour-mash, a claim ad. It ii highly in probable &at the barrels ace tiU intact. Camp Ensign Daily Gazette. We are iu receipt of a little daily of he ahnva title, published at Madison, Ohio, during the military encampment at that -i Tt is published by Mr. Fred Lee of the Madisou Gazette and James Reed Jr., of the Ashtabula 7 ct graph. It is nicely printed, well edited and gives all the news of interest connected with the encampment. Be fatPARKD. It is rumored that in several townships in this county the oppo nents of General tJarfield will not put up an opposition delegate ticket. o heeu should be eiven to these reDorts. They mav or may not fulfil these rumor; but the friends of "Mr. Garfield should not alio' themselves ti n taken bv surprise, or stay at home under the impression that there will be no ormosition. Let all be at the polls and ready to meet and defeat any op that be offered. Painesville Telegraph. Special Notice. In order to complete an organization so- essential to success, it is desired by the Central Committee that at the Primary Meetings one Republican from each town ship, and one from each school district be appointed as advisory members of the Cen tral Committee. These names with' their Post Office address to be sent with the del egate to the County Convention and deliv ered to the Secretary with the credentials of the delegate. PutIn-Bay Excursion. A grand pleasure excursion on the lake to Put-in-Bay, on the splendid new steamer Pearl, of Cleveland, will take place in con nection with the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad, on Thursday, August 24th, leaving a follows: Ashtabula at 8:33 A. a. Bound Trip Pare 52.25 Saybniok " :43 " - Geneva " fcJJ 44 " - jj.uu Taking the steamer on arrival at Cleveland and reaching Put-in-Bay at lr.i.; giving ample time to visit every object of interest. Returning will arrive in Cleveland at 7:30 m., and immediately take the train for home. Meals and staterooms on the boat. Tickets for sale at the depots. A large sidewheel steamer, the Me tropolis, has been chartered by the Odd Fellows of this place, and is to be brought here and used for excursions. She is a fine craft and is as large as the R. X. Rice of Detroit. Site has been in the drydock at Manitowac, Wis., and will probably arrive here the early part of next week. The following is a list of the officers of the Metropolis: Capt. House; First Engi neer, William Sanderson; Second Engineer, John A. Jones; Steward, G. A. Knaiip. William Brown. D. I. Pratt and Kelson Watrous, all of Ashtabula, will be connect ed with the boat. The Knights Templar Commandery of Conneaut, have chartered her for the 28th and 39th of August, for an exzursion to the Islands. From the Ashtabula Sentinel. Judge Betts and wife returned from their Centennial excursion, last week. Mr. R. M. Norton," wife and Miner G., and W. H. Rugglcs and wife stalled for the Centennial on Monday. Rev. Mr. Dickinson and wife reached home en Friday. He preached as usual last Sunday, and was welcomed by a full house. Wm. Giddings, of Williamsfield, killed rattlesnake last week. It was over two feet in length, and had five rattles. W. Darwin Giddings, who. was on the Fast Mail from the first to the last day of its run, has been transferred to the New York City JPost Office Distribution De partment. There is almost double the amount of business, in the way of freight, done on the A. Y. & P. Road this vear that there was last. Heavy freight trains are run daily two or three times each way. The Recorder's Office has been moved from the Court House to the room in the rear of the Probate Judge's office. This will be a great improvement as far as the comfort and convenience of the Recorder is concerned. His old office was too small and crowded. A door-way is to be cut from the Clerks Office into the room lately occupied by the Recorder, thus giving the Clerk two rooms. This is also a step in the right direction. From the Geneva Times. Mr. F. Thorp returned from Washington to his home in this town, on Tuesday even ing, well and in excellent spirits. It is said that but one wood-burning engine now runs on the Lake Shore rail road and that is attached to Hawley's train: This is a big response to the plea spare the timber. .- - The improvements making at the station grounds of the railroad, at this point, will cost something over- ten thousand dollars, as at present estimated, Dos't Foboet the Primaries. Let the primary meetings, for the election of dele gates be carefully attended by the friends of General Garfield, lest by negligence a vigilant minority, where such "a minority exists, may select a delegation in opposi tion. Ashtabula County ought now to go up to the Convention solid for General Garfield, and we trust it will. Neverthe less, let those friendly to his re-nomination in all the primaries be faithful, and not be eought napping. Let nothing be lost by the overconfidence and negligence of Gen eral Garfield's friends. There should be no negligence, no over confidence. Strong as we believe and know General Garfield to be, we should none of ns lose sight of the tact that safety and success are never posi tively sure without constant, wide-awake, active vigilance. A saperdotal tramp called at the edito rial bungalq pn Wednesday evening, saying he had been directed there. A statement was handed us to read whiph showed that the bearer, a man of fifty-five years, was a graduate of an English college, and had enjpyed tljp favor of Bishop Philpot, of the English church. Hjs bearing was gentle manly, and bespoke culture and intelli jfenee. Ho had been engaged about a '. printing office, and could help editorially and in proofreading. Not having any place for supb help, and as he did not be long to our parish, we tried tp turn him ever to some of the bretherpn of the regur ae gucessipn, . He, however, would not be handed pver. go after supper, a night's lodging and breakfast, he left us. tf) try Ifhat could be done among his own house hold of Tl&j Ttye cause of his low conr ditjoa was Indulgence pf bibulous enjoy ments, from the ponsequpnpes pf whfph he had partially recovered by a season spsnt at the Bingham Inebriate Asylum. Hayes and Wheeler Club. The EepuWicani will not forget the meeting ol to-morrow ((Saturday) evening, Aueust 19th, for the election of detegajes to the Congressional ana county conveni tions, to be held at FireOen' uaii. ine occasion will be improved for the forma tion of a Hayes and Wheeler club for organizing and making ready, and con ducting the campaign. As the ppinocrat have shown themselves unfit and nnable hold power even when obtained, and show a willingness now and again, as heretofore,, to abuse the confidence of the people by presenting men for high positions of trust and responsibility, whose record all along for years, is but a repetition of selfishness And corruption, the call is made for the Republicans to again assume their armor and go Into the struggle for the right for reform, and for the welfare of the country. So let every man oome out and take position and enter into his labors to stand by the gun until November shall TOWN COM. ASHTABULA COUNTY NEWS FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENTS. KINGSVILLE. Ed. Tel : The fact of North way having withdrawn from the Congressional canvass has given much satisfaction to the Repub licans here. The reason, for the satisfac tion is found in the Garfield list of voters that appeared last week. All are alive to the fitness and worth of Mr. Northway, and when the time comes will give him a fair chance. Just now we want Garfield there to finish up the job of settling the question whether the South has "accepted' or "adopted " the situation. The desk of the Presbyterian church was filled on Sunday morning last by the Rev. Mr. Pease, of Rockville. Ct., and Rev. Mr. Robison, from Albany, occupied that of the Methodist house in the evening. The rains here gladdened the heart of the husbandman, who only wishes for strll more to reach the roots and fullv refresh the late potato crop. . The whir of the threshing machine at tests the quality and quantity of the grain crops. Thus fur, :at least, they are pronounced good. Messrs. P. M. Whelplev, John Gates, J. E. Glezen, and others, are off to the Cen tennial, and still others are delilerating the same step. Not a few of your readers were deeply interested in the reading of the obituary of Miss Betsey Cow lea. The interest of the writer was quickened by the coming up of the fact that the Reverend father oi tne deceased performed the rite of baptism upon him in infancy our parents having been his old parishioners. The feeling, therefore, is that an old family friend is gone. Our band boys enlivenea us tne otner evening through the village by passing on west to the place of John Carter, where they took position upon the flat roof of his big lwrn, when the whole region rouna shared in the pleasures of their fine strains. While the playing was going on upon the roof, a bountiful table was spread below, and the boys were invited to "comedown " and " go in." They did so with a zest We only know what a good time they had by heresay not very demonstrative, to be sure. We dou't have any Hamburg massacres about here, and yet the black-berrying is very extensive. AH the fruit cans are being brought into requisition, the berries are so plentiful, cheap and excellent. Our Choral Union lias had one session since the receipt of the new musje. Mo zart's " Twelfth Mass " was from the re connaisance, an object of interest. Our High School begins its Fall term on Monday next, the 21st, with a new board of teachers Mr. E. B. Wilson, as Princi pal, and Miss A. E. Cole, as Preceptress. The musical department will be under the charge of Miss Mary Luce; as for years past. Every prospect is favorable for success. Since Supervisor Whelpley has gone to the Exposition, he has had Mr. J. R. Brown qualified to take his place in finish ing np the road work. We think Priest street is an inviting field for graveling G. Kingsville, Aug. 14, 1876. ORWELL. Eds. Tel: Plowing and preparing the ground for fall wheat appears to be now in order. Frequent showers and fresh and thriving vegetation are palliations for hard times. Widow Devoe and her son George, and Dine Bedell, and Delia Case, have gone to the Centennial. - The bridge crossing the river at Brook lyn, was one day last week broken down. Two stringers gave way under the heavy weight of a load of stone, and came near resulting in a fatal accident. It is to be repaired again soon job let to Robert Stewart. The oat crop is a fair yield in bushels, but is quite light will not hold out weight. James Conant had forty bushels to the acre. Let us hear from others. Wheat will not yield over a fourth crop, and of inferior quality at that. The stone quarry in Windsor, known as the Grant quarry, now owned by Robert Stewart, is a place of curiosity. One acre of the surface has been stripped and scoured off; straight lines running north and south are plain to sight. The cover ing varied from two to six and eight feet. Perhaps in future stripping we may find some date or data that will throw some light upon the mystery that seems to hang about its formation. What has become of our old friend '! Doubter?" I look in vain-' each week for something from his salient' but now silent pen. Shall we not bear from him in due time? We rather dislike to be treated HIG. Orwell, Aug. 14, 1876. An Interesting History. The little propeller Ada, which came over from Canada last week, for the pur pose of coaling at this harbor, end which is engaged in the lake survey, has quite a history. She was built on the Clyde in 1863, and put together in the best manner, of iron, sharp and deep for fast running, upon the ocean. She was provided with a double engine of great power and superior workmanship. She was low and every thing well down below the water-line for security. One object seems also to have been to run with the least possible noise. She was engaged in the contraband service of rebels" during the war, probably as the bearer of dispatches. She was capable of running, in the darkness, under the verv guns of a fortification or a man-of-war without sight or hearing. Thus she had made her way through our war vessels, to is she supposed a sheltered and safe berph under the guns of Fort Fisher, N. C. Unfortunately it was found the fort had been wrested from rebel hands, apd she found herself so surrnunfled by JTedera armaments that her officers and Prew had nothing to do but to abandon her at the wharf and escape for their lives. She is in much the same shape now as when taken, except that she has been provided with up per works that add to the comfort of her company, but which give her a top-heavy appearance. She carries 33 tons of coal, whjch besides her ballast pf pigTiron, is her burden. We have been iiqt a little, puzzled at fhe HOTner of reaching and carrying on the work of removing tha rocks at Hell Gater just up the East River from JTew Vopk City. The locality is one of the most tur bulent, eddying, twisting and dangerous todies of water known to navigation, and bow any body of workmen are kept in their plas wfiilo carrying on their labors is wonderful, Epgjnfier Hepburn has solved our difficulty. The caissons by which the bottom is reached and the work carried on. are held by machinery of grea strength! and the atmosphere in which the work is done is sometime equal to three atinos pherio pressures, and so difficult of respira tion as to admjt pf pfjly or three con secutive hours of labor, Tha prjpciple of the caisson may be made apparent by the nse of a common cup forced under wa ter with the hands, in an inverted position, with the air it contains beneath it. Of course the air displaces or prevents the water from filling the cup. Jf js under such an arrangement, on a large scale, that this piece of masterly engineering to startling to the world is carried on so successfully, and without dtfubt as to ts ultimate tri-trmPfc- , OUR CENTENNIAL LETTER. The last week has been a succession of brilliant days for the Exhibition. With a noticeable increase of visitors, a regular panorama of new attractions and the " de light fulest" kind of weather except one or two rather warm days everybody nas been happy. My last letter had no more than started upon its journey when Prof. King succeeded in launching bis mammoth air ship, "Buffalo." It was inflated with 85, 000 cubic feet of gas and freighted with a car containing ten persons. The balloon was constructed in Buffalo, N. Y., in 1873, a id has made eight ascensions previous to this one. Several carrier pigeons were taken along en the trip. The first was let loose as the balloon ascended, being a signal for the owner of the birds to be on the lookout for the others to follow. The second, bearing a message dated 6:45 P. M., and stating that an elevation of 3, 000 feet hsd been attained. reached its home in eleven minutes. In starting, the excursionists had failed to pro vide themselves with a cup for drinking pur poses, and when near Norristown, Pa., landing was effected and a purchase made of the necessary articles. The balloon ascend ed again and took a westerly direction, landing near Perth Amboy, New Jersey, at 9 o'clock next morning. The regular series of historical sketches of the states by orators appointed by the different Governors was resumed on Wednesday, when Hon. E. D. Mansfield de livered a description of the past and present of the state of Ohio, commencing with its partial exploration by Moravian and Jesuit missionaries one hundred years ago, these being followed by pioneers from the Colo nies. He said that from that day its de velopment had advanced, until now the State stood forward as the first in agricul tural importance, raising five times as much grain as is produced by the most favored European nations and exceeding Pennsyl vania and New York in the raising of do mestic animals. The coal fields of Ohio surpass those of Great Britain, being over 10.000 sa.ua re miles in extent, while the State has over 4,000 square miles of iron, or enough to supply the population of the entire continent for ages. 5,000 miles of railway and 43,000 miles of river and lake coasts are within the State boundaries. In educational advantages for the young and in the proportion of her youth attending school Ohio claims to show a brighter record than Pennsylvania. New York, or the New England States. The proportion of school children to the population under 21 years and of an age to attend school is as one to every 4 2-10. In Illinois the proportion is one to 4 3-10; in Pennsylvania, one to 4 8-10 ; in New York, one to 5 2-10; and in Massa chusetts and Connecticut, one to 5 4-10; thus showing that the educational advance is more rapid in the West than in the East. The lecturer enlarged upon the extensive manufactures, religious and charitable in stitutions of Ohio, the State having 6,400 churches and a number of benefactions for eleamosynary purposes. The fertility of the soil and great resources of the Stale in coal and iron were specially commented upon. To change the subject; a valuable and interesting addition of stuffed animals is just made to the Ohio display in the Min eral Annex to the Main Building. The col lection consisted of a gorilla, shot on the Gaboon river by Dr. Chaillu, during his ex plorations into Central Africa; a kangaroo rat, from Australia; a Brazilian ant-eater, the galeopithecus, a native of the Philip pine Islands, and the kaola, a native of Australia. It is estimated that over 500 persons per day visit the Egyptian Princess in the ticket-office north of Machinery HalL This lady arrived several weeks ago, and since then has received calls from thousands of representatives of all nations; but her ad vent was so unheralded, and she has kept so quiet since being conveyed to the Inter national city, that were it not for the pla cards near the northeast corner of Machin ery Hall very fewwould be aware of her presence. Attracted by these announce ments, however, the visitor naturally fol lows the direction of the index finger on one end of the card, and by this thoughtful precaution thousands have been led to pay visit to a personage who might otherwise have escaped attention. The lady herself is said to have once been very beautiful, but the hand of time has not touched light ly her delicate features, and not even her most enthusiastic admirers would now ven ture to call her young. Her dress possesses all the characteristics of Egyptian cloth, and though decidedly inartistic, has evidently answered all the purposes for which it was first intended. The Princess is now neith er lovely nor vivacious, though there is no reason to believe that in years gone by she was not an adept in all those little arts which attract mankind and excite the envy of the gentler sex. In height she is a little less thanfive feet, her form still preserves some reminiscences of a well-rounded con tour, and her hands and feet are small and delicately fashioned. It is believed that the Princess possessed in her younger days a soft, sweet voice, which had been thoroughly cultivated by the best Egyptian masters." But this assertion cannot now be verified, for the lady never attempts to sing, and not one of her visitors have yet heard her speak. Sometimes gentleman whose appearance in dicate that they have spent the best years of their lives in the study of oriental cus toms, costumes and history, will, after dil igent inquiry, learn the whereabouts of the Princess, but instead of paying her a mere call, they invariably prolong their stay into a visit of such length that one naturally wonders at their actions. They scan every lineament of her face with devoted interest, and even converse by the hour on the pecu liarities of her garments. The Princess pays no attention whatever to these enthu siasts, and has from the first retained a si lence and placidity which nothing could disturb. By the side of the Princess hangs a curiously-ornamented case, rich with Egyptian figures and inscriptions, which describe ljer ladyshjp as a princess of noble family. The inscriptions give a number of interesting biographical details, and con tain extracts from the "Boot of the Dead" or " Ritual of the Dead." . The Princess is without a doubt over 8,000 yea1 old, and is one of the best preserved mummies on ex hibition. Nearly 7,000 soldiers mostly State troops are encamped at Belmont, in the vicinity of the grounds, and their presence enlivens things considerably. Parades and reviews occur almost dajjy,' and, the music furnished by the excellent bands belonging to differ ent division is much enjoyed. The De troit Light Guard, which arrived on Sun day evening with an excursion party of five hundred prominent citizens of Miohigan, were accorded a reception at the Michigan Building on Wednesday. The following statement has been pub lished in some of the daily papers: ' Chica go, is presently to have a gigantic union de pot, The Main Building of the Centennial Exposition, which is coiupospd of irSB an4 heavy glass, put together in sections, so that it can be readily taken down without breaking ' or in any way injuring the stnngth and beauty of the structure, has just been purchased by Col. Thomas Scott, who will, immediately on the breaking np of the Exposition, transfer it in segment to Chicago, and put it together again In that city. The accomplishment of this pro ject will be the greatest advance in railroad interests that has taken place in Chicago for years, no single improvement beginning to compare with it." I called upon Col. Scott to inquire if the story had ahy fqun dation in fact and found that, while the statement a little premature, such a re quit is not improbable. 1 " Philadelphia, August 15 1876. OUR NEW YORK LETTER. Peaches—Political—Health—The Opium Habit—Actors—Cost of High Living —Vanderbilt—Business. THE PEACH SEASON. The peach trade has now fairly set in. and New York is reveling in this most de licious of fruits. The trade is an immense one, requiring a vast amount of capital and the labor of thousands of men. The peach train arrives every morning, in Jersey City, and a very lively time follows its coming. The train consists of thirty-five cars, each car holds five hundred baskets, or 17,500 baskets in all, or to get it down to peaches, three million and a half, all of which are consumed that day. The cars are built especially for the purpose, so that the del icate fruit can come to market uninjured and in good order. Just now the peaches come from Maryland and Delaware in a week or two New Jersey will begin to send, and a little later eastern Pennsylvania. Fruit will be very cheap this season and al so very good. POLITICAL. The letters of Tilden and Hendricks fell like a wet blanket on the Democracy of the city. The fact is Tilden's long delay, his evident attempt to compromise with Hen dricks, his selling out to the inflationists to keep them in line, has disgusted the sol id Democracy of the city, and they are making the most severe fight against him. Tilden is known to be a pronounced hard money man, and the Democracy expected a prompt decided repudiation of the in flation heresy, so plain as to leave no ques tion as to his standing on that point. He contributed money last fall to beat Allen in Ohio, but his action now shows that it was not in the interest of an honest currency that he did it, but solely to get a danger ous competitor out of the way. He has sold out to the very men that he was op posing last fall, and consequently has de moralized his party. The Republicans are standing shoulder to shoulder, and are making a vigorous fight. Fenton and Conklin, Dix and Morgan, all the lights of the party, are working once more in unni- son, and there can be no doubt as to the re sult. New York Will vote for Hayes by an enormous majority.. HEALTH OF THE CITY. It seems as though we were never going to get through with the hot season. This week the thermometer has gone up into the nineties again, and the mortality among children is again frightful. Over six hun dred died last week, an average of almost one hundred a day, and the adults are suf fering almost in the same proportion. A peculiar kind of dysentary is raging through the city, caused by the long continued heat, though the water, which is unfit for nse half the time, has quite as mnch to do with it. It is not a cholera, nor is it like any thing the city ever saw. The victim goes through hot and cold stages, and in a few hour is a corpse. The doctors were puz zle! by it, though they now have it under control. If taken in time they are saving all who have not been in the habit of using ardent spirits to excess.' THE OPIUM HABIT Is making fearful progress in the city. The retail druggists say that they are sell ing ten times as mnch of this drug as they did five years ago, and that its nse is not confined to any one class, though women form a very largo per cent, of their custo mers. - The women of wealth and reflnment are more addicted to its use than those of the lower classes. The favorite .form of taking the drug is in laudanum, for the reason that in that form its use can be more easily concealed. . Women on the avenues meet at each other's houses to indulge in the vice, and opium drunks are becoming as common in the houses of the wealthy' as whisky drunks in the dens down town. A great many commenced the use of the drug for the effect it had upon their appearance. At first a dose of opium brightens the eyes, brings color to the cheeks and qnickens the wit while the effect lasts. Ladies in society take a dose before going to a ball, and have small doses in their pocket to take- during tljp evening. A a matter of course it only takes a few weeks for the habit to become fixed, and mce fixed it is never broken. The victim nses more and more, nntil it cannot be concealed. At this stage they do not care to conceal it, for they give themselves up to it, soul and body, and care for nothing else. A movement, is be ing made to regulate the sale of opium, by law, with a view of checking the evil. a THE AMUSEMENT PEOPLE Are having a hard time. There are now in New York over three hundred first class actresses out of engagements, with no earthly prospect of having anything to do next season. The theaters in the interior all lost money lasl season, and "many of them will not open this fall. I mention this to show the thousands of young men and women who are crazy for the stage that all is not gold that glitters. An actor or actress out of an engagement is the most utterly helpless individual in the world. There isn't anything that he or she can turn to for a livelihood, and when business is dull in the profession it means starvation. Only one theater in New York made a dollar last year, and those now opening have cat salaries down to almost nothing, or have made them depend entirely upon the business done. The little theaters have gone out by the hundred, and only those that are rich enough to afford to loose money will make the season at all. The hard times have told on the amusement world the same as upon everything else. THE COST OF HIGH LIFE. The fashionable people are discussing the price of living in New York. The cut ting down of incomes consequent upon the lowering of rent andihe general shrinkage, has brought to the surface some very curi ous facts. For instance the late Mr. Gar ner, who was drowned in his yacht Mohawk, lived according to this schedule: Interest of purchase noiei on bouse In New York 17,000 Interest on purchase money of country eat i T.00" Taxes on both ' 8,u00 Bummer villa. Newport 8,w Yacht (exeluslveofentertalnlngonlt).. 20,000 Butler and two footman 1,200 Grooms Cook .... 700 Other servants J. 1,500 Malntalnanoe of household 7,000 Two thousand guests, being an average of about Ave a day, at 110 per head. .... 30,000 Repairs and malntalnanee of bouses and furniture.'. 5,000 Feed of ten horses 2,tf00 Stable expenses, and harness repairs do 6,000 Maintaining gardens and grounds at country house 3,000 A winter ball 5,000 Total 195.000 It cqst A. T. Stewart probably twice that amount to live, and he didu't waste any money on yaohU either. The Lor illarda, who made their money in tobacco, expend more than this, and so do a number of other families. But now all the figures have to be reduced. The people who used to get $16,000 per year for a store are mighty glad to get a tenant for the same property at $2,500, and as a matter of course they have got to reduce the cost of their living in the same proportion. The highflyers at the clubs who used to pay $5 for champagne have discovered that bottled lager, at ten cents tastes very well, and the number that have found that forty cent brandy is unhealthy is encouraging. And, moreover, you shall see on a great many of their attenuated legs, pantaloons for which they did not pay $35 on Broad way, but which come from the Bowery at $6, Twenty dollar boots are going out of fashion and so are hundred dollar coat. In short economy is being practiced, not because any one likes it, but because they mut, New York is very virtuous now be. pause the people batro the mow b vwioua go, 28 - A -." u . it VAXDEBBILT Is still alive, but all the physicians say that he never again will be seen outside of his room. His son William is in charge of his vastinterests,and the old man, conscious that his end is at hand, is arranging so that matters will be smooth for him. His intention is that his son shall succeed him that everything shall go on just the same as though he were alive, and that there shall be change in nothing. The junior has been trained to this end, and knows as much of his father's business as the old man himself. If anr man supposes tnat tne country is to be relieved from monopoly by the death of the old man they are mistaken. Young Vanderbilt is just as shrewd as his father, and, if any difference, more grasping. BUSINESS Is dull as possible. There is nothing doing and no prospect of anything. Between the dry weather and the dull times, New York is as disagreeable a spot as there is on earth. New York, Aug. 15th, 1876. PIETRO. OUR WASHINGTON LETTER. Hendricks Indorsement of Republicanism —Congress—The Indian Contest —California Politics—Alabama Claims. A former President of the United States, in his Inaugural Address, said, in sub stance, that there was frequently a vast differense between what was said by those in office, before and after their election. Gov. Hendricks, in his letter of accept ance, acknowledges the correctness of a political dogma which is prominent in the Republican code. The Republican party was organized on the basis that all men are equal before the law, and are entitled to protection from the Goverpment in the equal enjoyment of all political . rights without regard to race, color, or previous condition. Previous to the adoption of the Amendments of the Constitution of the United Stetes, the Democratic party took issue on this subject, and denied to the colored race any such equality. Even now that party sub mits to it under protest, and would chancre the organic law in this feature of it, if it were possible 10 do so, In the very face of the record of the party, Mr. Hendricks has had the effront ery to nse the following language as if it expressed a cardinal principle in the Dem ocratic creed. He says: " All the people must be made to feel and know that once more there is estab lished a Duroose and oolicv under which all citizens of every condition, race and color, will be secure in the enjoyment of what ever rights the Constitution and laws de clare or recognize." This expresses one of the great objects for which the Republican party is now contending, and if Mr. Hendricks will stand aside, and gracefully submit to the inevitable, it will be secured in the election of Hayes and Wheeler. On the contrary, the election of Tilden and himself, and the restoration of the Southern domination will most certainly defeat it To show how far the Democratic major ity in the House is under the control of he leaders of the party, outside of that body, it is only necessary to say that a draft of the letter of both Tilden and Hendricks was placed in the hands of the Democratic members of the House Committee on Banking and Currency, three or four days in advance- of their publication, and in accordance with the views contained therein, and the instructions accompanying the document, the vote of the committee was taken whereby jt was decided to report bill for' repeal of the Resumption Act of 1875. . The subject was long considered, but until their candidates had agreed they dared not make a move in either direction. Little of importance was accomplished in legislative affairs, and the events of the week were the foolishest, suicidal attempts of Proctor Knott to glorify himself, and wheiein he succeeded in an exactly oppo site direction, the speech of Lamar on Southern affairs and the splendid reply of General Garfield thereto-. The latter gen tleman fully sustained his reputation as an orator, and displayed a knowledge of his subject which surprised his opponents and pleased his friends. The action of the Republicans of Indi ana is watched with the greatest in terest here by both parties, and some anxiety is felt to know who is to take the place of Mr. Orth. It is earnestly hoped by all Republicans that the offer of the nomination to General Harrison will be accepted, as it is believed that, with his name at the head of the State ticket, its success cannot for a moment be doubted. A letter was rec-iived here to-day from a prominent gentleman in California, not a politician, in which he says: " After a tour throughout the State, on professional busi ness, not connected in any way with poli tics, I have observed that it is the general opinion that Hayes and Wheeler will carry this State next November without any trouble." The second installment of the awards of the Commissioners of Alabama Claims has been forwarded by the Secretary of State to the Treasury Department for payment. This lot numbers over seven hundred cases involving about two and one-half millions of dollars. A balance of several millions of the amount paid us by England still remains in the hands of the Secretary of the Treasury for the payment of future awards. It is repotted in this connection that the fees of one of the prominent attor neys engaged in the prosecution of this class of claims have already amounted to over seven hundred thousand dollars. His fee in all cases being the interest on the sum awarded by the court, the claimant LIFE. Fairs. Northern Ohio Fair, will be held Sept. 11, 12, la, i, ana sa. . AsniADUia ujonir, on " " day, Thursday and Friday, September 28, a, and 20. . . Amiover Union, Wendesday, Tnursaay aim Friday, September 20, 21 and 22. nrwati nn Thiinutnv. Fridav and Saturday, September 7, 8 and . A Boable Danger. Averted. Tbe inhabitant of a mal&rlmia ninn 1. threatened bv a double dmnr tr i. im only compelled to breathe miasma, but to Mmbiw If flinAA I InAut. nn, 1 . I . -i .v iukvw im l vuiy ujc niuiint' phere, but the water. The aerial poison lhM.tMllhUBV.(.m , 1. ...... . 1. . , , w. u ..... ... ki'iuuKu mo i u u K m a n u pores, the liquid through the stomach. (ralnat ttiibil.i.it.Iu v. I .. i . - uwhu.v t ii mciDinuui vuo pro tection, and that Is to invigorate the entire body through the digestive and secretive or gans. Tonics usually foil to accomplish this -Hostetter's Stomach Bitters never. In the tropios, where the disease originated by malaria are of a for more malignant type Ksn .V. " .1 ....... .1 l .w. . J miw uj bun muuv cause in the temperate xoue. It enjoys Immense and ... luvinuius mi7n, uu mere is no IWMUU W Will UU1ILIUDIIV WUOn) II IB nOt ItlQ Mlvnlnv inoilAn . . m I . ........ I , .B "B t.vw..u .ui uaiuBfimwU IVVBrS mQ disorders of the stomach, liver and bowies. iiiMVtOM.inff fVnm malusla unrl nil... ' raw-wWUV awu UHlOf VBUBn Granite Cutting. d. Tel .-Today I met with Telegraph, wherln I saw an advertise ment of Udy a Beers, manufacturers of granite and marble monuments, etc. Iam doing business In Canada, now, but am a cltlsen of the United States, and feel proud congratulate Ashtabula upon her good luck In having so superior a workman in that line, as Mr. Beers. In the year of the great Exhibition In London, business called me to Cornwall, England, and I was taken to . . . . . 1 1 .. k. tne granite quarry to sec iue huso " then nearly ready for exhibition. This tone was cut and dressed by Mr. Ell Beers now oftbe Arm alluded to, who was putting through Its last process of polish. The workmanship was so complete that it attract ed attention so much so that thousands flocked to see It before taken from Its native locality. Tbe Impression then made of the exactness of the design of that mon strous block, and the superiority of Its dressing and Its exqulslt polish la still fresh. That Impression led me to seek same memento of that great stone and it manipu lator. I therefore got him to make me a large goblet from a fragment. Tall I have to day, am) It is prised muoh on account of iu unsurv JOHN BANTIN. JOHN BANTIN. Salmont, Aug, 7th, 1876. Ww Wntos. To apply on subscription accounts. James Reko & Sox. Black Ilernannas and Grenadines. Two pieces reduced from 50c to 30c. Two pieces reduced from 75c to 40c. Two pieces reduced from 85c to 40c. Must be closed out at the Erie Store. ; Girl Wasted to do housework. Apply at this office. Wrapping Papers. Crosby & Wetherwax have a large stock of . the different grades and sizes of wrapping paper, that will be sold at the lowest living rates. 19tf. Carpet paper, best thing out, at Morrison's. 75c. Gunpowder tea at Morrison's Boys' nobby shoes, just in at Morrison's MARRIED. lnnr?STANI-EY--At tne American House, SrJ&"l a-10tn. by Rev. T. D. Bllnn, Ssri A sni?arp;-0' Plymouth, to Miss wary a. btanley, of Ueneva. Pbv Re7TT DPHV6". AO. 13th DIED. Evass In Lenox, JuIyKd. of coemption, Mary Ann, wife of Wm. Evans, aed si years. AniBON.-In Plymouth on the 12th Inst. hirs Cynthia M. Amidon aged 25 years. Ashtabula Market. ASHTABULA, Aug, 17th, 1876. Wheat. No. 1, White,... 1 .13 9 1-20 .10 a 1.15 58 25 25.00 25.00 13.00 1.35 do No. I, Red, 1 Corx, shelled, Oats, ; - Corn Meal, Chopped Feed, Corn & Oats,.... Khan, per ton, Salt, per brl. at Harbor do " in store,. Apples, Potatoes, new Dried Apples, Eoos, Cheese, . Butter, Vinegar, per gallon.. Beef, dressed, Pork, dressed, Hams. 1.50 1.00 50 60 12J4 7 12 9 15 15 7 8 13 11 .12 12 00 (9 1.25 Turkeys, ' Chickens, maple sugar, Maple Syrup l Chicago Market. The Chicacro nmrinA ttit-V of . vam antlva Tuesday, provisions being active and Ji-iu mui-l. pora closed Soc per Brl owe.li, a. MT.2517.30 cash. Lard closed 30c per 100 lower, at S10.50 cash. Lake freights were tame, at ljc for corn to Buffalo. Ball ireignts were uncnanged- Flour was steady. Wheat closed c higher at 85Jic cash and Wta for September. Corn closed l4e lower, at '4c cash and 44'-ic for Be Dt em her. Oats closed steady, at 30c cash or seller September. Rye was stronger, at 5253c. Barley was easier, at 72)$73c for September. Hogs were In fair ueiiiBim, ana unaera llgnt supply prices rul ed firmer Sales were principally at SB.00 6.25. Cattle were in demand at a small ad vance over last week's prices, selling at $2.00 ffio.25. Sheep were steady, at 2.2U4.50. Last Saturday evening there was In store In this city lie.467 bu wheat, 178,723 bu corn, 80,505 bu oats, 124,161 bu rye, and S28.287 bu barley. LOCAL NOTICES. Castorla is a perfect substitute for Castor Oil, without . any of its objections, for tt Is pleasant to take, and does not nauseate or gripe. For costiveness at any age, but espe cially for sour stomach, wind colic, worms and the disordered bowels of children. It Is the most effective remedy in existence. It is harmless, it is reliable, it Is cheap. There need be no pala where Centaur Liniment is used. Burns and scalds are heal ed without a scar. Rheumatism, sprains and most flesh , bone and muscle ailments can be absolutely cured. There are two kinds. Tne White Centaur Liniment is for family use, the Yellow for horses and animals. A trial will convince the incredulous. 13tl380 Parker's Ginoer Tonic. The most useful medicine ever presented to the public This active and efficient reme edy is the certain cure for Diarrhoea, Dyin teru. Cholera Morbus. Cramiu. tfwlic. Dvtoev- Sour Stomach, Heart-burn, and Flatulence ', anu at me same time imparts vigor to tne stomach, improves the appetite and aids di gestion. To the nervous invalid and the in ebriate, seeking to reform. It is of the great est value; its soothing and sustaining pow er on the nervous system will enable any to reform, who would otherwise foil from ner vous prostration and want of strength. Travelers formers, and others exposed to In clement weather, should always cary It with them ; It protects the body from cold and the effects of variable climate and diet. It is un equaled as a tonic In recovery from fevers and exhausting sickness and tt Is especially valu able to the aged and feeble. We feel confident that after a trial of this remedy no person will ever want to be without It. Iyl379 A Card to tUe American Public. For many years we have made two med icines suited to the ailments of a vast class of sufferers. Thousands of cures have been made by them, and, in fact, the word failure could never be coupled with them. But within the last two years counterfeits of our medicines have sprung up, dangerous inthalr close imitation of our Trade Mark. To secure the people we have placed upon each genuine box of Hollo way's Pills and Holloway's Oint ment the facsimile of tbe signature of our Agent, Mr. Jos. Hay-dock. To counterfeit this is felony. We shall relentlessly pursue any one who imitates this with the utmost vigor of tbe law. We most earnestly beg that the great mass oftbe American people will aid us In our efforts to protect their health, and help us in our task of bringing these most unprincipled men to the bar of Justice. Uniformly refuse to purchase Medi cines purporting to De ours unless mr. jog. Haydock's signature Is attached to each box of Pills or Pot of Ointment and the end will soon be reached. The public's obedient servants. 1377 HOLLOWAY A CO. A Few Things That We Know. We know that a disordered stomach or liver produces more suffering than any other cause. We know that very few physicians are suc cessful in their treatment of these disorders. We know that DaCosta's Radical Cure will, wtt.hmit. t.hA ohniiAiv nf, .innKt oimia imme diately relieve and permanently cure all of these distressing symptoms. We know of tnousanas wno are wining to testily that what we say is true to the letter. We know that if you will give It a feir trial you will let us add your nam to the " cloud of witness es." Will you give It a trial, and do it now! Trial sue only 2x3. Sold by lieo. wniara. Prof. Parker's Pleasant Worm Syrup is perfectly sare, extremely paiaiaoie. itopny. sic required. Costs 25 cents. Try It, lylS70eow In the District Court or the TJalted States, for tbe Northern District or vmo. In the matter of Stephen J. Mauingham, Bank rupt, in oanerupicy. AT CLEVELAND, In the said District, on the 12th day of Aug., A. D. 1876. To the creditors qf told bankrupt. Take notice that aDetitlon has been filed In said Court bv Said Bankrupt. "Stephen J. Masslngham, of Trmuttu.ll Township, in the iumy oi AsniaDuia, m saia uisiricu auiy declared a bankrupt under tbe Aet of Con gress of March 4, 1867, tor discharge, and a certificate thereof from all bis debts and oth er claims provable under said Act, and that the 'Attn, day of August, 1876 is assigned for the hearing of the same, when and where you may attend and show cause, if any you have, why the prayer of the said petition should not oe grau tea. .ahli niLiU. 2tim. Clerk of District Court. Bsal Estate, Iasaraaea, Lssa aaa Collection Agency, ;t Ashtabula, Ohio. HEJiHY FASSKTT respectfully an nounces that he will hereafter give his atteu- uon to a uenerai Agency Business, - - A ChoKe Farm of 45 aorws in Plymouth, with good buildings, fruit and living springs. Call ou Zndock Mann on premises, or at this agency. Beat Estate purchased, sold, and rente Firs and III inwrssM .Policies issued In the best of American aud European Com panies. Loans Necotls ted Parties having mon tv to lend can do so through this Agency to eholr advantage. Collections. Prompt attention given to rollcctlng and securing claims In any part of Northern Ohio. Deeds, Contracts, Wills, and other writings made without delay. FOR SALE at above Agency an Macre form in Plymouth a very desirable home. A good dairy form of 250 acres In Sneffleld only 5 miles from Ashtabula. . Dwelling Houses In the village of Ashtabu- Bulldlng Lots In the village and on North Rnlrituallsm. IT is expected that Mr. M. WIL sotj of Illinois will lecture In Smith's Hall, on the evsnlng. of the Hist and fckl Inst, oi tne iutrjeotrfiMrttuai Cowaiouica, r NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. A FINE STOCK -of STATIONERY ! CONFECTIONERY Jt CICARJ, : can always be found at the Central News Roomi All th Leading Paper and Magazinet. My stock is large, of tbe best quality, and Is fresh. 13S8 C. M. HENDERSON. Kingsville High School THE, FALL TERM Of Kingsville High School will begin A.VO. 1st, IKd, with v V , Rfr. E. B. WILS0S, as Principal, and Miss A. E. COLE, Preceptress. Mr. Wilson is a graduate of Alleghany Col lege, and Hiss Cole of Oberlln, and from th recommendations they bring to ns as edu cators, we feel assured there will be nothing wanting on their part to make our school aU that we could desire. Terms for Tuition Liberal. Si-Board and rooms can be obtained at lair rates. Miss M. LUCE, who has had charge of the musical department for a number of years, will continue to give Instruction In instru mental music. By order of Board of Education, 2tl38e M. W. WRIGHT, President. HARDWARE! CROSBY & WETHERWAX dealers in Stoves, Shelf Hardware, and PAINTS, OILS AND BBTjSHIS. Tinware?. tVJob work done to order. lvl45 THE NEW AMERICAN SEWING - 7 WITH THE LATE Valuable Improvements, AM THE MOST COMPLETE, LIGHT KCSJtrse, SIMPLE AMD DURABLE Sewing Machines in Use. Self-Setting Needle. Some of the advantages of these Machines are that they ean be threaded with ease in tha dark as weif as in the light, the thread in the shuttle drawing Immediately to its place, re quiring no adjusting of tbe tension. The up per thread is threaded with equal ease, and It is more easily ODerated than anv other Shuttle Machine made. . and by skilled worknlen. They make the Lock -Stitch. The whole Machine is simrjle in construc tion, easily understood, and warranted to give satisfaction. ltrau oi payment uu in montnry pay. menta, or on Um&lf desired, OFFICE AND SALESROOM, Kol 335 Sura1 Street, derslani, Frank. B. Trout, Manager, H, L WILCOX, Ag't. Cmisn VULCAN IRON W0RK5 maastsotu.-rt of PORTABLE. TATIOXA8T M ABIKZ ENGINES.! SHAFTING, PULLEYS, HANGERS, Jco. Cas Pipe & Fittings 33 oa hand and got to order. Also brass; mallbablb ibon sstaah m- TLNGS. Engine, Bollsr and Mill Gearing, and Castings of Every Description ... it .x.ntlnn to oar New 8tvl ttt VKRHKSOISS sl BOILKK Threshla, tad . AKS . . MnArml Bum work ste WooU-eswiua. - Wsalso mannfteturs UPRIGHT CIRCULAR SAW MILLS to order. Also, Cider Kills, Chess sad Jck Ucrsws oo aaad sad aMde to order. Brass and Iron Castings mads to order. Thou wishlns SBTthinff ta ear line, woald da VU to call and stew before purchasing alsswasra . Offlos and works corner Ksthsa and Camp sU-, Ashtabola,0. T-r a wuvrmtB " ' 1365 Ttof.