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ASHTABULA.. OHIO. Friday Horning, liar. Sih, 1877. With the last expiring moments of the session the dungeon doors were opened, and Wells walked forth with his arsenal intact, no lon ger a vassal, but a peer. Dudley Field soon after recollected that he had business in New York. In the extra session of the Senate which the President called on the 5th, the new Senators will begin their terms. The Senate will be composed of forty-one Republicans and thirty-four Democrats. The seat of Mr. Corbin, of South Caro lina, will be contested by M. C. But ler, of Hamburg massacre infamy, and James B. Eustis, Democrat, will probably lay claim to the vacancy . from Louisiana. The resolution introduced in the House by the revolutionists, de manding from the Senate the return of the worthless package containing what a wandering Vermonter assert ed to be hid vote for Tilden, and no tifying the Senate there would be no joint session until the package should be received, was a direct iu sult to the Senate. Had it been adopted the object of the revolution ists in preventing the completion of , the count would have been accom plished. Fortunately there were enough decent Democrats to join " with the Republicans in voting it down. It stems to be ceded that Senator Sher- man will go into the Cabinet of President Hayes as Secretary of the Treasury. This will leave a vacancy in the Senate, which in this section of the State, it is expected Mr. Garfield will be the strong candidate to fill. Reluctant as we may be to spare him from the House, his just claim for the senatorial suecessorship can hardly be re fused. We know no man of equal fitness for that place, or who holding it, will con fer higher honor upon the State or coun try. Southern Ohio, and especially Cin cinnati Republicans, put more stress upon the propriety and necessity of the services of Mr. Garfield in the House, than we at this time do, and, therefore, name Mr. Stanley Mathews for Mr. Sherman's vacant seat. This, of course, may spring from local and sinister motives. Mr. Mathews has made a good record before the Com' mission, but that is about all that is known of nim in this end of the State. He has not been before the minds of Republicans hereabout in connection with the senator- ship, and it will require some schooling to bring us into that channel of thought, if Garfield has a choice for the position nam ed. The senatorial vacancy will eause a general movement from below. The pro motion of Garfield will cause a vacancy in the House, which the 19th Dist. will be re quired to fill. The question then arises who is to fill Garfield's place? Mr. North way may then put in his claim, with a reasonable show of having it considered, because a new man will have to be called In. As we have said on previous occasions, his adaptation to the place would entitle his claims to very respectful consideration. Then, the friends of Mr. Howland would be likely to put in a claim for him. Al though the name of this gentleman has not been used much in this connection, he might not be any the less a formidable ri val on. the bastings. Then, there are oth ers who would probably come to the sur face. Mr. Sherman, having just taken the judgeship, might not come up with much strength, if at all, as he would if it were otherwise. Our friend Fitch, we are rather inclined to think, has soma aspira tions Tn that direction, which his many friends would recognize and endorse. In any convention that might be held, there is little doubt but that his name would be submitted. The man, though, who may be given the vacant place, ad interim, by the Governor, will have the inside track for election, and the field for securing the choice of the executive may be found . 'somewhat circumscribed and difficult of . being made aTftilable. A heated canvass of the district, however, for the present, will thus be avoided, though, some disap pointment among candidates might be the result. The following nominations for Cabinet confirmations were received by the Senate from President Hayes on Wednesday af ter poon : Wm. Evarts, New York, Secretary pf State; John Sherman, Ohio, Secretary of the Treasury: Geo. W. McCrary, Iowa, , Secretary of War; Richard M. Thompson, .' Indiana, Secretary of the Navy; Charles Devens, Mass., Attorney General; David M. Key, Tennessee, Post-master General, and Carl Schurz, Missouri, Secretary of the Interior. - The Inaugural. The Inaugural of President Hayes will be found in this number, and will, no doijbt, be generally read and digested. The sentiments of his letter of acceptance are reproduced and reaffirmed, with even more precision an4 emphasis than at first. First in the order of importance, is named the restoration of law aad order peace and the protection of person and property, free elections, good local gov ernments for the South, and harmonious relations among its inhabitants, and be- tween them and the Government; respect for the Constitution, equal protection to p il classes of citizens, and freedom and se- purity h elections, are the conditions upon which His Excellency will co-operate with the South in the restoration of popular rights and general harmony. In this con nection we are reminded that "only a lo cal government which recognizes and maintains inviolate the rights of all, is a true government." With this conception pf the requirements of the South, the Pres ident dpflnes bis own purposes as follows: "The evils which afflict the Southern I States can onlv be removed or remedied by the united and harmonious efforts of both races, actuated by motives of mutual sym pathy and regard; and while in duty bound and fuliy determined to protect the rights of all by every constitutional means at the disposal of my Administration, I am sincerely anxious to use every legitimate influence in favor of honest and efficient local self-government as the true resource pf those States for the promotion of the contentment and prosperity of their citi zens. In the efforts I shall make to accom plish this purpose I ask the cordial co-operation of all who cherish an interest in the welfare of the country, trusting that ?arty ties and the prejudice of race will be reely surrendered in behalf of the great purpose to be accomplished." Of course, the situation is not a little complex, and imperiously calls for the united efforts of the two races not now in natural harmony. Prejudices and resent ments are to be overcome, which have a somewhat formidable look. The work will prove a delicate and tedious one, and will be likely to require a good share of pa tience, firmness and sagacity. Whatever the result of this undertaking, we cannot doubt the integrity and earnestness of pur pose that Instigates it. Next in Importance comes civil service reform. The enforcement of justice in the South, requires that government repre sentatives in that quarter should them selves be actuated by patriotic impulses, and be worthy of respect. The system of appointments must be so changed that there shall exist between the governnent and its employes, a greater degree of that kind of patriotic sympathy which shall tb!Ufc harmony of purpose and action. This is an essential consideration, and must be among the incipient steps of suc cessful and thorough reform. Fidelity and courage are of course elements of suc cess, and if the President attains success, he will not want the hearty support of the people. The reference to finance is brief and per tinent, and in harmony with what has been before presaged. His allusion to the Fres idential dispute, is in keeping with the quiet good sense that has marked his bear ing through the long and tedious consider ation of the subject. The address is re markable for its simplicity and candor, as well as for the intelligence and discern ment of its author. It commends itself to the same qualities in those who peruse and ponder it. It is pleasant to say, that it is received with greater cordiality and good feeling than circumstances that preceded it seemed to have warranted. INAUGURAL ADDRESS. Fniiw Citizens: We have assembled to repeat the public ceremonial begun by Washington, observed by all my predeces sors, and now a time-honored custom, which marks the commencement of a new trm of the Presidential office. Called to the duties of this great trust, I proceed in compliance with usage to announce some of the leading principles on the subjects that now cmeny engage ttie public atten tion, and by which it is my desire to be guided in the discharge of those duties. I shall not undertake to lay down irrevoca bly principles or .measures of administra tion, but rather to speak of the motives which should animate ns, and to suggest certain important ends to be attained in accordance with our institutions and essen tial 10 the welfare of our country. At the outset of the discussions which preceded Presidential election it seemed to me fitting that I should fully make tnnin mv sentiments in reeara to setejxi of the important questions which then ap peared to demand the consideration of the country. Following the example, and in Dart adoDtinsr the language of one of mv predecessors, I wish now, when every mo tive lor misrepresentation nas passed away, to repeat what was said before the election, trusting that mv countrymen will candid ly weigh and understand it and that they will feel assured that the sentiment declar ed in accepting the nomination of the Pres idency, will be the standard of my conduct in the path before me, charged as I now am with the grave and difficult task of car ryinglthem out in the practical adminis tration of the government so far as de pends, under the Constitution and laws, on the tniel executive ol the nation. THE SOUTH. The permanent pacification of the coun try upon such principles and by such meas ures as will secure complete protection of all its citizens in the free enjoyment of all their constitutional rights, is now the one subject in our public affairs which all thoughtful and patriotic citizens regard as of supreme importance, juany oi tne cal amitous effects of the tremendous revolu- sion which passed over the Southern States still remain. The immeasurable benefits which will surely follow, sooner or later, the hearty and generouscceptance of the legitimate results of that revolution have not. yet been realized. Jjitncult and em barrassing questions meet ns at the thres hold of this subject. The people of those States are still impoverished, and the ines timable blessing ot a wise, honest and peaceful local self government is not fully enjoyed. Whatever difference of opinion may exist as to the causes of this condition of things the fact is clear that in the pro gress of events the time has come when such government is an imperitive necessi ty, required by ail tne varied interests, pub lic and private, of those States, but it must not be forgotten that only a local govern ment which recognizes and maintains in violate the rights of all, is a true self-gov ernment. W ith respect to the two distinct races whose peculiar relations-to each other have brought upon us the deplorable com plications and perplexities which exist in those States, it must be a government which decides tne interests or both races carefully and equally. It must be a gov ernment which submits loyally and heartily to the Constitution and the laws, the laws of the nation and the laws of the States themselves, accepting and obeying faith fully the whole Constitution as it is. Rest ing upon this sure and substantial founda tion, the superstructure of beneficent local governments can be built up, and not otherwise. In furtherance of such obedience to- the letter and the spirit of the Constitution and all that its attainment implies, all so- caiied party interests lose their apparent importance, and party lines may well be permitted to fall into insignificance. The quastion we have to consider for the imme diate welfare of those States of the Union is the question of government or no gov ernment, of social order amid all the peace- iiu mausines ana tne nappiness mac be long to it, or a return to barbarism. It is a question in which every citizen of the nation is deeply interested, and with re spect to which wt ought not to be. in . a partisan sense, either Republicans or Dem ocrats, out leiiow-citizens and Iellow-men. to whom the interests of the common hu manity are dear. The sweeping revolution of the entire labor svstem of a large por tion of our country, and the advance of four millions of people from a condition of servitude to that or citizenship upon an equal footing with their former masters, could not occur without presenting pro blems of the gravest moment to be dealt with by the emancipated race, by their for mer masters and by the general govern ment, the author of the act of emancipa tion. That it was a wise, just and Provi dential act, fraught with good for all con cerned, is now generally conceded through out the country. That a moral obligation rests upon the national government to em ploy its constitutional power and influence to establish the rights of the people it has emancipated, and to protect them in the enjoyment of those rights when they are infringed or assailed, is also generally ad mitted. If need be, the State government should be supplimented by legitimate aid from the national authority. The evils which affliet the Southern States can onlv be removed or remedied by the united and harmonious efforts of both races, actuated by motives of mutual sympathy and re- ard; and while in duty bound and fully etermined to protect the rights of all by every constitutional means at the disposal of my administration, I am sincerely anx ious to use every legitimate influence in iavor of honest and enicient local govern ments as the true resource of those States for the promotion of contentment and the t u W, y 01 lheu" Cltlzens- In te effort I Shall make to anonmnlieh this nurnrxu. T ask the candid co-operation of all who cherish an interest in the welfare of the country, and trusting that party ties and the prejudices ; of race will be freely surren dered in behalf of the great purpose to be accomplished, in the important work of the restoration of the South. It is not the political situation alone that merits attention. The material develop ment of that section of the country has been arrested by the social and political revolution through which it has passed, and now needs and deserves the considerate care of the national government, within the just limits prescribed by the Constitu tion and wise public economy. But at the basis of all prosperity for that, as well as for every other part of the country, is the improvement of the intellectual and moral condition of the people, universal suffrage should rest upon education. To this end liberal and permanent provision should be made for the support of free schools by the United States. Let me assure my country men of the Southern States that it is my earnest desire to regard and promote their truest interests, the interests of the white and of the colored people both and equally, and to put forth my best efforts in behalf of a civil policy which will forever wipe out in our political affairs the color line and the distinction between the North and South, to the end that we may have not merely a united North, or a united South, but united CIVIL SERVICE. . I ask the attention of the public to the paramount necessity of reform in our civil service, a reform not merely as to certain abuses and practices of so called official patronage, which have come to have the sanction of usage in several departments of our government, but a change of the sys tem of appointments itself; reform that shall be thorough, radical and complete; a return to the principles and practices of the founders of the government. They neither expected nor desired, from publib fflcers, any partisan service. Tbey meant that public officers rhnnld owe their whole eervine to the eovernment and to the peo ple. Thev meant that an officer should be uv-nre in his tenure as long as his personal i-hiwti.' remained untarnished and the. trformnnce of his duties satisfactory. They held that appointments to office were not to be made nor expected merely as re wards for partisan services, nor merely on the nomination of members of Congress as being entitled, in any respect, to tne con iml of nrh aDDointmenta. The fact that both political parties of the country, in de rlxrinv their brinciDlea rjrior to the elec tion, gave prominent place to the subject of reform of our civil service, recognizing and strongly urging its necessity m terms almost identical in their specific import with those I have here employed, must De accepted as a conclusive argument in be half of these measures. It must be regard ed as the expression of the united voice i -ii ft.. ki wuintrv upon this u;.. a vth rvlitirM.1 parties are vir- tJw nl,ld to eive it their unreserved The President of the United States, of necessity, owes his ejection , suffrage and zealous labors of a .Political party the members of which cherish with ardor and regard of essential importance the principles of their party organization, and strive to be always mindful of the fact that he serves his party best who serves his country best. In furtherance of the reform which we seek, and in other important re spects a change of great importance, 1 commend an amendment to the Constitu tion prescribing a term of six years for the Presidential office, and forbidding re-elec FINANCE. With respect to the financial of the Minntrv 1 will not attempt an ex tended hiatnn f tVi mharrassnient and prostration which we have suffered during the past three years. The depression our varied commercial and nnf8C'n? interests throughout the country, wmcn began in September, 187 still ooiitmues It is very gratifying, however, to be able to say tnat mere are mu"- ns of a coming change to prosperous times upon the currency question. Intimately connected as it is with this topic, I may be permitted to repeat here the statement made in my letter of acceptance, that .in my judgment the feeling of uncertainty inseDerable from an irredeemable paper currency, with its fluctuations oi vaiue, is one of the greatest obsticles of a return to prosperous times.- The only sate paper currency is one which rests noon a com basis and is at au times and promptly con- vertable into coin. -' I adhere to the views heretofore expressed by me in favor of Con gressional legislation in behalf of an early resumption of specie payment, and l am satisfied not only that this is wise, but that the interests as well as the public sentiment of the country impend vely demand it. Massing uom these remarks noon tne condition of our country to consider our relations with other lands, we are remind ed by the international complications abroad, threatening the peace of Jburope, that our traditional rule of non-interfer ence in the affairs of foreign nations has proved of great value in time past, and ought to be strictly observed. The policy inaugurated by my honored predecessor, President Grant, of submitting to arbitra tion grave Questions in disDute between ourselves and foreign powers, points to a new and incomparably the best instrumen tality for the preservation of peace, and will, as I believe, become a beneficient ex ample of the course to be pursued in simi lar emergencies by other nations. Should any difficulties, during the period of my administration, arise between the United States and any foreign government, it will certainly be my disposition and my hope to aid in their settlement in the same peaceful and honorable way, thus securing to our country the great blessings of peace and mutual good offices with all nations of tne world. THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION. -citizens, we have close of a political contest marked by the excitement which usually attends the con tests between great political parties whose members espouse and advocate with earn est faith their respective creeds. The cir cumstances were, perhaps, in no respect extraordinary save in the closeness and the consequent uncertainty of the result. For t he first time in the history of the country it has been deemed best, in view of the pe culiar circumstances of the case, that the objections and questions in dispute with reference to the counting of the electoral votes should be referred to the decision of a tribunal appointed for this purpose. That tribunal, established by law for this sole purpose, its members all of them men of long established reputation for integrity and intelligence, and with the exception oi those wno are also members oi the su preme Judiciary, chosen equally from both political parties, its deliberations, enlight ened by the research and the arguments of aoie council, was entitled to the fullest confidence of the American people. Its decisions have been patiently waited for and accepted as gally conclusive by the general judgment of the public. For the present, opinions will widely vary as to tne wisdom oi the several conclusions an nounced by that tribunal. This is to be anticipated in every instance where mat ters ot dispute are made the subject of ar bitration nnder the forms of law. Human judgment is never unerring, and is rarely regarded as otherwise than wrong by the unsuccessful party. In the contest the fact that two great political Darties have in this way settled a dispute in regard to which good men differ as to the law no lesS than to the proper course to be dutsu ed in solving the question in controversy. is an occasion for general rejoicing. Upon one point there is entire unanimity in public sentiment: That the conflicting claims to the Presidency must be amica bly and peacefully adjusted, and, that when so adjusted, the general acauiescence of the nation ought surely to follow. It has been reserved for a government of the people, where the right of suffrage is uni versal, to give to the world the first exam ple in history of a great nation in the midst of a struggle of opposing parties for power nnsning its party tumults to yield the issue of the contest to adjustment, ac cording to the forms of law, looking for tne guidance oi mat umne band by which the destinies.- of nations and individuals are shaped. I call upon you, Senators, Representatives, judges, fellow citizens. here and everywhere, to unite, with me in an earnest effort to secure to our country the blessing, not only of material prosperi ty, but of justice, peace and union a union depending not upon the constraint of force, but upon the loving devotion of a free people, that all things may be so or dered and settled upon the best and surest foundations that peace and happiness, truth and justice, religion and piety, may be es- taoiisnea among us tor an generations. OUR NEW YORK LETTER. A Sensible Woman—The Telegraph— Rivalry—The Grand Duke—Talmage —Business. A SENSIBLE WOMAN. It is not often that a woman, rich and charitable, is not also weak. Not 60 was Miss Mary Dancer, a rich maiden lady of this city, who died a few weeks ago. Miss Mary wat well endowed with this world's goods, and she had lots of relatives who loved her with all the devotion that poor people always love rich relations till the will is read. Miss Mary considered their feelings. She divided up a portion of her prop erty among them in such a way as to make them all comfortable, so that they would not feel aggrieved, and go to disputing the will. If a relative has left you thirty thou sand dollars, you are not going to go around and swear she was in sane because she left the same amount to a charily. After doing this she made a clean, clear will leaving the rest of her estate to' ten of the best charities in the city. She distributed t335,000 among the charities that are known to be well managed, and fixed it so that the money goes to. tbem without any in terference of .lawyers or courts. The curious thing about it is, that her father who made all this money was a noted gambler, and every dol lar of it was made by gambling. The gambler's w fe ancTdaughter were, however, not only exemplary, but devoted pious . women, and it was the wish of the mother, as well as of the father, that the money should be applied to a good use. The managers of the charities had, at the beginning, some scruples as to accepting money so acquired, but it was finally decided that they could sanctify it. After Hiking no or is Daniel Drew's, I don't see why they should hoitaie about Dancers. great many people will, for a great nianv rears hence, rise up ,and call her blessed. The lawyers who love fat estates are gnashing their teeth because she gave them no excuse for getting their long fingers in her Die. An acute as wen as good wo man was Miss Mary Dancer. HOGGISHNESS GETTING ITS REWARD. Vanderbilt, before he died, want ed to get hold of the Western Un ion Telegraph Company, that h might bleed that monopoly as he has every other one that he got his claws on. He did get enough of it to control it, and t.is estate is reap ing the reward, bcott, Hewitt an Barrett, the other railroad mag nates, turned about and put a mil lion of dollars into the Atlantic an PaciliCi and turned over their espe cial lines to that company, and are pushing new lines in every direction Consequently, Western Union which was an eierht Der cent, stock notwithstanding it has been watered a dozen times, goes down to sixty and the Atlantic and Pacific goes u nrnnnrtlnliHtelv. Telegraphing 18 the most outrageous swindle of thi century. The Western Union is, or has been, a monopoly, and the. peo ple have been compelled to pay whatever it should exact. Louse quently the cost of telegraphing has been tour times what it is in any other country. Now that th new company has been bolstered down will go the prices. It is a good thing to throw patronage to weak companies, to sustain them. They are the only safeguards we have against imposition. The prices hav been already reduced a half, at com peting points, and thev will go low er still. Would that there could be found some relief from the exDress swindle. THE GRAND DUKE. When the Grand Duke Alexis was here a few years ago, New lork went wild over him. lie waR feted ami danced and balled and ridden and photographed and belles quarreled for the privilege of dancing with him. He is here again but alas! his Royal Highness doesn't excite as much sensation as did Cro- nin, the fraud with the nose. II walks about the streets followed by an English bull-dog, the same as any other man, and the crowd scarce ly turn and look at him. lie is good fellow, and rather likes the be ing let alone. .New lork needs new prince every time it don't gush over an old one worth a cent. It is said that his business is to marry a girl with whom he fell in love when he was here first. She is the daugb ter of a wealthy mechanic up town and is beautiful and accomplished The Grand Duke met her at the big ball given in his honor, and was so smitten that he demanded permis sion of his father to marry her. The old Jtmperor suggested that possi bly it might be well enough to as certain whether the lady would mar ry him something that hadn t oc cuned to Alexis, So, after worry ing the imperial family or four years, he got permissioa to come over and pay his court m person. The girl will marry him, never fear. Ihe New York girl who would mar ry a penniless fraud if he had a title. will not stop at taking an actual Grand Duke, with revenues enough for a dozen German or French Counts. She has already signified her acquiescence, and now comes a new trouble. The Emperor never supposed that Alexis meant matri mony he presumed that his boy was struck with a pretty face and figure, and that he wanted her for a sort of left-handed wife, such as all German Princes are allowed. II was willing to receive the American girl in the capacity of his son's mis tress, but as his wife that was an other thing. He might want to mar ry his 6on to some one of the great reigning families to strengthen his empire after the fashion of kings and emperors, who make no more account of love in such matters than they do of whipping-tops. So he has positively forbidden the young man to do anything of the kind, and sent out royal officers in any number to prevent the match. And the young man is under orders to either give up his mad design or come home. And Alexis swears, in unex ceptionable Russian, that his im perial father may go to blazes, and that he will follow the dictates of his own heart, which he claims is his personal property and not a part of the Greatt Russian Empire. He has a dozen or two millions in his own right, and he rather fancies the notion of settling down as a quiet gentleman in America, and dodging the cares of royalty. How it will result, no one can tell. If the Grand Duke is as stubborn as the rest of his family, he will do it He is good deal of a Democrat, and cares very little for the forms of royalty The attendants that his state impos es upon him are irksome to him, and he enjoys nothing so much as his liberty. TALMAGE. No man who ever made religion a business does so much that might be called advertising of himself as the eminent sensationalist who sails un der the name of T. De Witt Tal mase. lie had built for him a church that looked more like a thea than anything else, and he fit ted it up solely for effect. He is a long, cadaverous man, with a sepul chral voice and a brimstone manner, and he got up his place of meeting with a view solely to its fitness for im. He has the best organist and cornet-player in the city to lead the congregational singing, and as five thousand voices are upraised the ef fect is wonderful, Talmage aims constantly at sensation. Just now he is preaching to the different pro fessions, and his sermons, as he calls them, are singular mixtures of path os, cant, and what in any one else's mouth would be blasphemy. Last Sunday he preached to the insurance people, and what do you think of these as sample bricks: "If I did not think that God instituted life insurance organizations, I would not take up your time and my own on the Sabbath morning in discoursing on the ubject. Life insurance provides for our families when we are gone. "If we do not pay the premium we have right to expect mercy; we are worse than infidels. After the certificate of death has been made out, and the thirty insurance days have passed, and the officer the company pay down the hard cash, that officer and the coiniwiiy are perform ing a religious rite. thy house in or der. In our day that, would mean make your will. Do not deceive your heirs with railroad stock or Jay Cooke's Northern Hallway bonds; do not deceive them with deeds for Western lands that never will yield any crop, but fevers or second mort gages on property that won't pay the first. - - - "There is coming a conflagration, com pared with which that of Chicago in 1871, that of Boston in WTi, or that of Nsw York in 1&S7 or 18JI2. I've forgotten which, as nothing. Broooklvn on fire. New York on fire, Vienna on fire, Canton on fire, St. Petersburg on fire, Paris on fire, London on fire, the And on fire, the Ap ennines on fire, the Himalayas on fire. And what will be peculiar about that day will be that the water with which we put out reat fires will itself take flame. The Ohio and Hudson, and Mississippi and trem bling Niagara shall with red tongues lick the heavens. The geological heals in the centre of the earth will burn out toward the circumference, and this world will be a living coaL the living coal falling into ashes, the ashes scattered by the breath of the last hurricane, and all that will be left of this glorious planet will be flakes of ashes falling on other worlds. Oh, on that day will you be fireproof, or will you be a total loss? will vou ue rescued or will you be consumed? When this world in its baptismal font of the sea shall blaze. will vou go out on the fire escape of the Lord's deliverance? Oh, on that day. for which all other days were ma le, may it be found that this life insurance man had a paid-up policy, and that this fire insurance man had given him. instead of the debris of a consumed world, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." And after this turgidity he stands for a moment, as if overcome by his feelings, looking slyly out of his left eye to note the effect upon the throng, and with a "let us pray" ut ters what fie calls a prayer, which is very like his sermon, aiid aa blas phemous. Still this humor draws more people every Sunday than lieeeher, or any other preacher in the two cities. Curious thing human nature. BUSINESS. is somewhat better, and shows signs of permanent improvement. Buy ers from all parts of the country are here, and, I am happy to say, are PIETRO. New York, March 5th, 1877. BOSTON—MASS. Friend Reed Perhaps you have thought your request to hear from us, so long neg lected, has been outlawed and forgotten. But, as we are reminded each week, by the coining of the Telegraph, of your impor tance to our happiness, and of our obliga tions for the great pleasure we derive from its perusal, we cannot refrain from an apol ogy for seeming neglect, and will enclose our dues as a peace offering, with a word to give you an idea how things are running at the Hub: Boston, you are prepared to believe, with all the additions that have within a few years been made to it, has become' a very large city. It is quite irregular in its out line, some portions almost wholly cut off from the centre by intervening territory which still ruf uses her proffered protection. Great changes have taken place in the last twenty years. Fine parks, streets and res idences are now where Old Ocean's sceptre waved. The great fire here made an open- ing in the business portion for many very which add not a little to the appearance of wealth and the imposing character of the city, though they have exhausted an im mense amount of capital in their construc tion. THE SCHOOLS. No pains or expense seem to be spared for educational purposes, and all the schools are of a high order. It is no small compliment to this modem Athens, that the recent embasy from Japan, after going through all countries, and carefully exam- inging all the educational systems of the civilized world, should finally select the schools of Boston as their model, and take from here on their return all, in architec ture and in art, that could transplant a veritable Boston school as a beacon light, in that vast empire. THE CHURCHES. and some of them are very fine, and de serve to be mentioned as much for their costi.ness, as for their external and inter nal elegance. Foremost among them is the new Old South. It is built somewhat after the got hie form without, but frescoed and gilded and pictured within, till the cu rious worshipper must be in danger of los ing himself, or at least, of becoming unde- vout amid this whirl of artistic enchant ment. This church has, nevertheless, a fine minister and excellent preacher in Dr. Manning. The New Trinity Phillip Brooks in the immediate neighborhood of of the Old South, is just now completed at the enormous expense of over one million of dollars. This is a structure very sub stantial, and finished without and within in a style of surpassing beauty and taste, This building was consecrated about two weeks since, and what seems somewhat anomalous in church matters, was entirely paid for at the time. Last spring, we at tended the laying of the corner stone of the Beach St. Presbyterian church, corner of Columbus avenue and Berkley street Mr. Dunn's and now it is so far completed as to be dedicated and occupied for public worship. This seems to be an earnest, working and prosperous church, and has a fine house. Mr. Murray, in Music hall, carries the multitude. ' He and Dr. Lorimer, of Fre mont Temple Baptist and Mr. Parsons, at the South End, all very able preachers, may be taken as the representatives of the aggressive spirit of Christianity in Boston. But of all the wonders of these modern times, the chief are Messrs Moody and San key at the Tabernacle. The Tabernacle is large building extending from Fremont street to Warren avenue, made expressly for this evangelistic work, and is to be taken down when this is done. It seats about 8,000 people, and crowds, beyond its capacity, press daily for admission. It is less a wonder that the singing of Mr. San key should attract the multitude, for his singiag is charming than that a man of so little oulture and refinement as Moody, should produce the results he does in preaching. They are now on their fifth week, and the indications are of a not less successful time here than elsewhere. The whole country about is alive with interest in these meetings, and crowds swarm in from all the towns around to become in- used with the spirit of this marvelous work. The 22nd of February Washington's birthday a legal holiday in Massachu setts was celebrated here by a general sus pension of business. The gala day was ushered in by booming oannon and chime of bells; banners were out, and flags fly ing, as the eager throng of pleasure seekers crowded the streets, and drove along the avenues. One word about business and we will re lieve your patience : Perhaps in the gener al depression, manufacturing and retail trade suffer most, though the jobbing houses have their trials in the numerous failures about the country. Jobbers are, however, beginning to be encouraged by the signs of life, anJ goods are moving in considerable quantities; but on the whole, the general want of confidence hampers ev ery enterprise, and exhibits a somewhat somber outlook. Auction goods burden the markets and prices range too low for the honast trade-man. Still, the future looks hopeful, and the earnest praynr of all hould be, that through the blessing of God, the wheels of industry may again be set in motion, as the best boon of society, that the suffering thousands now without employment may speedily be returned to labor and our or of B. Boston, March 1, 1877. Senator Sherman is booked in the opinion of the quid nunc for tne position of Secretarv of th leasury, in the new cabinet, and Gen Garfield is ppoken of aa the not iraprooaDie successor of Gen. Sher man. on The Messrs. Howard of Sheffield, en gaged in the disturbance at Lyon's store on the evening of the 19th ult., called up on us on Saturday evening, saying tht they were aggrieved by the arlicle sent us by our correspondent, and demanding the name of the writer. Instead of complying with their request, they were told that the testimony before Justice Bugbee would be heard, and if they had been wronged, jus tice should be done. That testimony did not conflict with the published representa tion. There is, therefore, nothing to be made right in the matter. The parties were bound over for trial nnder bonds of f500 each. We are of the opinion that it mu tf be eootl. for the simple reason that so mny pratse it and physicians prescribe it. We mean Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup. OHIO MILLS! Having Just completed our NEW MILL, we are prepared to give particular attention to Custom Grinding, of all kinds, also keep constnntly on hand a Full Stock of FLOUR, CORN, OATS, CORX MEAL, FEED &c. Which we will furdish at Wholesale and Re tail at the Lowest Market Price for cash. Oath paid for Grain. FYrc Drlirmi to any part of the city. WM. SEYMOUR 4 SON, Office and Mill Center street, R. B, Crossiug, asntapuia, uiiio. , GEO. WILLAED, Has late.y received from New Tork a larpe shock or uoods. comprising a general Stuck of DRUGS & MEDICINES PAINTS, OILS AND DYE STUFFS, and a large slock of CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES! w comprising Crushed, Powdered & Granulated A. B. 4-C. COFFEE 8TJGARS, POftTO RICO A BROWN SUGARS, PORTO RICO & NEW ORLEANS MOLASSES. onoicn svrups. COFFEES of All Grades. Raw, Burned and Ground. TEAS-.11 Grades Comprising GUN POWDER, YOUNG HYSON, JAPAN. OOLONG or BLACK. Pure Spices, whole or ground and Warranted Pnre, such aa PEPPER, SPICE, CINNAMON, CLOVES, NUTMEGS, MACE, GINGER, SAGE, SUMMER SAVORY, Eta, Etc., Etc RICE, SALERATUS. YEAST CAKES & POWDERS SOAPS of Every Description . 8TAHO XX, OSWEGO...... tn Bulk Sliver Gloss In lib papers PURYEA S Satin Gloss inlft ' Lore puircn in im Canned Fruits & Vegetables SARDINES, CALIFORNIA SALMON, SPICED OYSTERS RAISINS, CURRANTS, PRUNES JELLIES, TAPIOCA, COCOA, HECKER'S FARINA Codfish, Whitefish, Mackerel, roTk and Hams. WHEAT FLOUR, GRAHAM FLOUR. BUCKWHEAT FLOUR iSOLiTED MEAL. WHITE BEANS, DRIED APPLES fUTATOJSS, BUTTER. CHEESE, LARD, and almost everything In the Grocery Line. - jur saie at ine LOWEST BOTTOM PRICE FOB CASH. GEO. WILLARD. Ashtabula. Jan. 1877. N. B. Imuorted Brandv. Rnm flin and Sherry Wine, Old Bourbon and Rye Whls- aiwi mi me popular urape wines. 14 lu . Ayer's Sarsaparilla Is widely known as one of the most effectual remedies ever discovered for Cleansing the svs tem and purifying the blood. It has f stood the test of v'- -itf; years, wim a con- nr o- utation. based on its intrinsic virtues, and sustained by its re- maricame cures. &o mild as to be sate and beneficial to children, and yet so searching as to enectuailv rjuroe out tbe oreat cor ruptions of the blood, such as the scrofulous and syphilitic contamination. Impurities, aiseases tnat nave lurked in the system for years, soon yield to this powerful anti dote, and disappear. Hence its wonderful cures, many ot which are publicly known, Scroftila, and all scrofulous diseases, Ulcers, inrupuons, and eruptive dis orders of tbe Bkin, Tumors, Blotches, Boils, Pimples, Pustules, Sores, St. Anthony's Fire, I tone or Erysip Nvs, Tetter, Salt Klieum, Scnld ueaa, luujfwonn, and internal Ll- cerations of the Uterus, Stomach. and Liver. It also cures other com plaints, to which it would not seem especi ally auapiea, sucn as uropsy, Dyspep sia, Fits, Neuraljrla, Heart Disease, remote weakness, Debility, and Leucorrhoea, when they are manifesta tions of the scrofulous poisons. it is an excellent restorer of health and strength tn the Spring. By renewing the appetite and vigor of the digestive organs, dissipates the depression and listless lan guor of the season. Even where no disorder appears, people feel better, and live longer, cleansing the blood. The system moves with renewed vigor and a new lease of uiu. PREPARED T Dr. J. C. AYER Sl CO., Lowell, Mass., PrarHenl and Annlyfi,mt CkrmUts, soi.n by m.i. m?rr:r.iiT KVFitvrnFRa of i MIT iTQIir OTADr a t- i it is offering Attractive Shawls, Many of which have been marked to reduce our We will not stop to give a list of bargains, book, and simply overflow the we will only ask you ASHTABULA, OHIO. Jo) i imm o i uni- Bargains in all grades Cloths, and r"HY XL down to LESS THAN COST, in order very large stock. as it wonld take all the space in a good sized small space allotted ns in cms paper; to call and satisfy yourselves. ERIE STORE. 1413 SOMETHING NEW! Startling but True I & Miee Present for Christmas for Everybody of the trouble and worry of hunting for somethini "suitable" and at a moderate price, can be foam imon the Holiday Stock of New Goods just received. liASY CHAIRS, . CAMP CHAIRS, FOOT RESTS, OTTOMANS, HAT RACKS, and other goods In endless variety, at Prices that Defy Competition. Remember that these iroods are a soeclaliv for the Holidays, and it you wish to secure bargains "COMB KAFY AND OFTEN," No charge for showin? poods' &nd no one Insist ed upon to buy. If you wisa to profit by the of fer, call at on Main Street, Aehtauulv id be convinced that "Bfeijg is believing." ISM HARNESS, &a Has on haud a pood assortment ot Harness of various kinds. Heavv and Lhrht. Sin. ?leand Double, of the best workmanship and hi erisl. He is pronared to All all orders for work any description la his line. SADDLES, REDING BRIDLES, WHIPS, HALTERS, BuANKBTS. Ac. He has Inst laid tn a lanrs smmlr or tarm medium slaed Traveling Truaks. Thev are of va rious quslliies and vahies. and sfforiled at favor sblo priCM. The wwrtment is altnevtner the Unrest of anr iu tba rarion. Ttie tnnlinv mikii. re invited to look over this stock, as thov can Har.l v (till tn . . . . . . . J .-.j .... au wuu M-iumiuuK imiieir mmn. . . .. . P. r. FOHD. Asntahnm. 8er. vt. 'frrv iitr PHQiNIX IRON WORKS UtOX & BRASS General JlacJi mists and manutacturers ot FARMING IMPLMENTS Ac, Ac Offlrand Wnrlca t r.nf.. R, R, lT. ("mln. Ashtahtila Ohio. y-..r. B lu e K-r K dt A FINE STOCK STATIONERY! CONFECTIONERY & CIGARS, can alwaya be foand at tbe Central News Room. AU the Leading Papers and Jtfoyoanes. My stock is large, of the best quality, and Is fresh. 13X8 C. M. HEXDERSOy. Lots of Lots for Sale ! XSl 1-4 Acres, Near L. 3. A M. S. Sound House, Street. urtssr l i HOUSE & LOT Corner of East Street and Bank Alley. And other desirable" property in tbe Village and at the Harbor Apply to lSlltf EDWARD H. FTTCH CHAN RICHARDSON, may be found at his CASH STOEE! opposite Farmers' National Bank, itAIX ST. - ASHTABULA, OHIO. A Fresh Stock of Sugars, Teas, Coffees, Spices, etc. wmcn are to oe sola at tne lowest Cash prices. Also a full line of Cigars, and the 3est DEPx-exxola. CAndlea 3. Sole Agent for the BOSS Set. SMOKEB. MINCE MEAT A SPECIALTY. Cash otice Daid for Country Droduca. Good Butter wanted at all times. Call and see ine, and remember toe sign, CHAN'S PLACE CHOICE FAMILY Groceries & Provisions at; the Grocer Hoqm of - A. H. &E.Y7. SAVAGE, Goods told aa low aa ANY OTHER HOUSE -IN ASHTABULA. HUM HARDWARE! CROSBY & WETHER WAX dealers la Stoves Shelf Hard ware, and OILS AND PAINTS BRUSH BS. Tinwar?. Job work done to order. It! Kit. I'Bloa College. 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