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JAMES REED 4 SOS. FBOFX1KT0R8. Tami. fr Twr tat A4hm. friday morxixo. mar. 6th. 1877. Advertisers Take Xotice. The circulation of the TELEORAPH it more than tunc thai of any paper published in Ashtabula, and rani among the first with of her papers in this section of IU Slate. Advertisers via find it to their interest to bear them facts in mind. LOCAL NEWS. When too want rich, delicious cheese, buy a slice of Savage's. The December installment of taxes gives Ashtabula village $7,222 87. The Council met last Wednesday eve ning. The proceedings are published in another column. Snyder & Harris, and McGuire Bros. & Co.. must be driven with orders, a we see their workshops are running both night and day. A national salute 38 guns was fired by the Ashuhula Light Artillery last Mon day evening, in honor of the election of President Hayes. - Don't forget the closing concert of the -Ashtabula Co. Musical Association, at Aus tinburg, Friday evening, March 9th a good lime expected. Prom the same quarter we learn that the Congregational church of that village has at length been completed, and that the audience room was occupied for the first time on Sunday last. The Reporter notice eight additions to the Congregational church last Sunday, and one to the Methodist, and the prospect of many more to the Baptist and Christian churches of that place. A full list of the signers of the pledge in this place, since the inauguration of the work one round thousand will appear in the next number of the Telegraph. Ex tra copies, in wrappers for mailing, may be had at the office. Capt. N. Bartlett "a good man at the wheel" has shut up one saloon at the Harbor that of Capt. Xelson Watrous he having bought the store with the inten tion of filling it with provisions, &c., as a place of legitimate trade. Oar floral friend, Mr. J. P. Jennings, has put os under ooligations for a fine par cel of lettuce, a bunch of radishes, and a boquet of most deliciously sweet flowers to be met with, all of which are dnly and gratefully acknowledged, as the first fruits of the season. By adv. hi this paper, the reader will notice that some valuable real estate will be sold at assignee sale at the Fisk House, in this village, on the 28th inst. The prop erty belongs to the estate of Martin Wat rous, and lies within this township, and , may, no doubt be bad on terms that will make it a good investment. Three pairs of fine cattle, one of them from the farm of J. P. Blair, and the oth er two from that of Porter Eastman Kingsville, were driven through town last week on their way to the East. One of the latter pair brought down the beam at 3,200, and looked rather toothsome. They were sold in bulk, and therefore fixed no price per pound for the market. Rev. Mr. Safford, the new pastor of the Congregational church, held his first com munion season on Sunday last, and was encouraged by the addition of eleven to the church three on confession. The im pression made by the bearing and christian walk of of this gentleman is highly favora ble, and as an accession to society as a cit izen, he is not likely to be over-estimated. -The second reception by the ladies of the Presbyterian ehurch, which was an nounced for the 29th ult.. but which was postponed to accommodate the temperance movement, will take place without further delay, on Wednesday evening 14th inst when an attractive entertainment, with re freshments, will be provided at their chap el. Admission 25 cents. All are cordially n vited. The Boston Congregationalist, speai ing of what it calls "raids upon Congrega tionalist pulpits," says "I am glad to say we are comforted by a recapture now and then. Every one is pleased that Ashtabu la has secured Safford of Crawfordsville. Only agenuine missionary spirit could re concile us to his staying as long as he did in an Indiana presbytery. He is a strong man, and enters a fine field at Ashtabula, We hear that our temperance friends at Bloomfield have extended an invitation to their brethren of this place to "come over and help them" inaugurate a similar work to that which has been started here and elsewhere. The opinion seems to be, that Ashtabula has not got sufficiently ad vanced herself, yet, to send out missiona ries into the surrounding region, however much her heart may be that way inclined. A letter from Boston, of more than usual interest, from the pen of our old re spected friend, C. E. Bruce, will be found in this paper. Mr. Bruce is a clear and ready observer, and a forcible and graceful writer, and an occasional letter from him would do something to enrich the paper, and interest and instruct the reader. Will not the Professor exemplify the truth of the old adage, that "one good turns de serves another?" A sharper drove up in front of the Ashtabula Honse last Friday, and a few witty remarks and the distribution of a lit tle small change soon had a crowd of our good natured and shrewd (?) citizens gath ered about him. The fellow finally offered some cheap jewelry for sale for which be gave the purchaser the jewelry and as much cash in return. This continued un til he had scooped up about $50, when he drove off, leaving the crowd to disperse. A young couple in a smart little town over in Oeauga county, undertook to do a little sparking on Monday night, while the cannons were booming their salutes in hon or of the inauguration 185 guns being fired. A happy perhaps a patriotic thought siezed the "feller," and a salute of 185 paroxysmal and explosive kisses was pro pored, and there being no special objec tion, the proposition was carried out, and the snapping and cracking resembled the putting off of a bunch of fire crackers. The Rev. Mr. M'Cleary, the new pas tor of the M. E. church, throws himself unreservedly with the other pastors into the temperance work, and with Them, it- doing .good service. Difficult and undesi rable as it might seem, to be the successor of Rev. Mr. Day, he fills the place most acceptably and creditably. His heart is clearly in the right place, and on the plat form he fully meets in manner, matter. and effectivenessevery expectation, and. in physical balance and proportion, he h , greater than Daniel himself. The propeller M. A. Griffith has been bought by the Burrows Brothers, . late ot Ashtabula E. A. Burrows and Clarence Burrows and is to run the coming season - between Jamestown nd Mayville, on Chautauqua Lake, for the accommodation of passengers. While Capt. E. A. Burrows will have charge, Mr. Qlarence Burrows will hold the responsible place of engineer, and both being well qualified for their re spective positions, the public will have a ruarantee of order, sobriety and safety to iit who may, during the season, trust ' jeraselvea to their care. The boat will bo jn on the temperance principle. TEMPERANCE The Interest Continues. The progress of this reform, inaugurat ed, as was stated last week, by delega tion from Pittsburgh, ha continued stead ily along in all its impeiaosity and force, unaffected by its transfer from their hands to our home agency and instrumentality. Our young men have put on the harness, with gratifying readiness, and showed an adaptation and fitness for the work, which has outstripped and put at fault all the timidity and misgivings that began to be felt as that harness was assumed. The musical department, about which some anxiety was felt, has been taken hold of bv Mr. G. W. Waite, who has organized a most effective choir, embracing some of the best female voices in the place, and gentle men enough have volunteered, to afford a good balancing bass, and that part of the business is well attended to. Then as to speakers, less .difficulty has been felt, for that department is ably and tellingly car ried on by the recruits themselves, that come in nightly by scores and fifties. Among these are some very good talkers the best we have clergymen, lawyers, doc tors and one judge Sherman who en dorsed the movement and gave it his sig nature and hearty approval and identifi cation in one of his able and forcible ad dresses, on Wednesday evening last. Thus the means are all at hand and in active service. The meetings have been held every eve ning with the exception of Saturday eve ning, and they have almost uniformly crowded the Opera House, which holds some 600 or 600 people. The Wednesday evening meeting was, perhaps, the most numerous of any that preceded it, and there was no abatement of feeling. The number of pledges nightly taken have va ried, from 25 or 30 to 80 SO, and the whole number on Wednesday evening last, had reached a round thousand. Of course, the number left to sign becomes beautifully less, and the number of signers must di minish as the work goes en. Sunday afternoon meetings have gather ed at the A., Y. & P. round house for the two Sabbaths since the work started, and by the aid of a train running between the village and that novel place for a Snnday meeting, the accommodations have been fully occupied, and the number taking the pledge has been wonderfuL The noonday prayermeeting has also been a prominent feature of the work; they have been well attended, and an earnest spirit of devotion marks' their sessions. After alternating for some days among the churches the Opera House was occupied until Wednesday last, when permanent possession was taken of a room in Smith's Centre street block. It is a pleasant, and easily accessible place, and the expecta tion and hope is, that every seat may be filled, and the devout dependence upon su perhuman power to give continued and complete success to the work ot reform, more and more effectually secured. The signers of the pledge come from the different ranks of the community the to tal abstinents, the temperate drinker, and the besotted, whose experience of years has, at times, according to their own story, brought them to the verge of self-destruc tion. The work goes bravely on, but how long the tension can be endured remains to be seen. Thus far, it may be said, the results have been in the full ratio of the fidelity of effort, and our people are unwilling to show a faint heart) or to weary in well doing. Ashtabula is just now being excited by a troupe of intemperate temperance advo cates, who are entrapping the hard drink ers to sign pledges that will last as records of broken vows made tinder unnatural ex citement. The above pargraph is clipped from the Cleveland Herald of Friday last. It seems to be in the same vein with certain theo logical strictures that appeared in the same paper upon the memorial address of the Rev. Mr. Peet. If the twain are not, they are at least worthy of a common pa ternity. From the brusque and flippant pertness with which "New England theol ogy" and "Ashtabula intemperate temper ance trappings" are disposed of, the thought arises, that the Herald office is blessed with a chair of theology and moral philosophy, filled by some complacent and precocious young tyro, who boggles at no question in ethics or philosophy, ind by a simple dash of the pen shows how little the opinions of mankind are entitled to respect. As an ornament to the Herald office, such a de partment may be all well enough, but in the light of utility and policy, it may be a little questionable. The Herald has here tofore found many admirers and patrons in this place, and managed with its usual ability and good sense, may continue to have. This kind of gratuitous insolenoe and insult cast upon a large portion of our best and most intelligent citizens, who are engaged in this temperance movement, may have the effect to provoke resentment, and that character and standing may be foolishly compromised away. The para graph in question has been brought to the notice rf two of the largest assemblages we have had, and some spirit raised. Before it shall take any definite direction, we trust the responsible editor of the Herald will disown and reprobate these tricks of the irresponsible whitlings of the establish ment, and allay the dissatisfaction that has been so needlessly started. A thousand signers of the pledge in less than two weeks, is evidence that our people are wonderfully in earnest, and that they will probably be able to keep along if they must without the endorsement of the Herald. Publishers Take Notice. For the benefit of such publishers as are advertising "Halloway's Pills and Oint ment" we publish the following letter from Mr. Thomas Halloway of London, Eng land, the proprietor of the genuine Hallo way's Pills and Ointment. The ProjHm-M Athtabula Weekly Telegraph, Dear Sirs May I be permitted to send you a copy of an article which appeared in the columns of the New Town Enterprise, New Town, Pa., dated January 20, 1877. Mr. Haydock has no authority for using my name.' He left my employ in 1806, but even while conducting my business he had a place where he was manufacturing and selling, unknown to me, medicines of his own which he advertised as Dr. McGills Pills and Ointment. About a month before he left me he gave without my knowledge or authority, contracts to ene "Stephens" of New York, to advertise my Pills nd Ointment in ail the papers that could be found in South America and Cuba for three years to the extent of f 500,000 in gold. To set aside this great fraud upon me I sent tny brother-in-law to New York, who remainedtbere three years, at an expense of f 50,000 in successfully defending suite in connection with these contracts. In March, 1875, Judge VanBrunt decided that these contracts were fradulentiy given and that Haydock had no authority from me for what be had so done. Since then he has been making and advertising his so called Halloway's Pills and Ointment. My medicines are not sold in any part of the iniiea oiaies, nor are tney at present ad vertised in any paper of the "Union." I pray you excuse ray troubling yon on this subject, but I cannot see my old friends of the press victimised in this man ner without putting them on their guard against such imposition. You are at liberty to make any use you think proper of this letter. I remain, dear sir, yours faithfully. Thomas Halloway. 533, Oxford Street. W. C, London. Feb 17th, 1877. Personal. C. C. Williams begins a musical insti tute in Saybroak March 12th, II. H. Hunt went to Washington last week and was present at the inauguration. He is U take a vacation of a month. Mrs. Senator Plumb, of Kansas, to gether with her sister, Mrs. A. A. South wick, started on the A.. Y. & P. road, on Friday morning last, on their way to Washington. Mrs. P. to meet her husband, and Mrs. S. to enjoy the pleasures of a sea son, with them and Capitol society. Mr. J. M. Mowry, who came near losing his life at the Ashtabula disaster, as we learn from the Hartford Covrant, of the 5th, is not as well as be has been, and has beea induced to try a salt water trip in hope of benefiting his health. He sailed for Savannah on the 6th, and from thence goes to the Bahama Islands. ASHTABULA COUNTY NEWS FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENTS. SAYBROOK. Eds. Tel. The literary entertainment given last week by band No. 4, of the young people's temperance union, was fair ly attended, and the interest sustained throughout. The programme u rather rich and fall one, and would, no doubt, nud many interest ed readers, but on account of the press of other matters, we are obliged to omit it. The ladies' special prayer meeting will be held on Friday of this week, at 2 p. m., at the house of P. P. Chamberlain. A musical institute begins on Monday evening 12th continuing ten days, un der charge of Mr. C. C. Williams. Although we have never favored the electoral commission, we are, nevertheless, disposed to accept the result of its labors with resignation, especially as it has put J. Saybrook, March 5, 1877. MORGAN. Eds Tel. Tier. Mr. Chafer has left for a three months absence in Pennsylvania just over the line from Elmira as stated supply. The church at Morgan, though weak pecuniarily, and unable to raise such a salary as Mr. Chafer's ability would seem to entitle him, are united and well pleased with him, and are unwilling to have him leave. The list of publications taken from the Morgan office given in your last, though not purporting to be a complete one, was deficient in respect to the county papers which was regretted by some. I therefore add the Sentinel list 43 which completes the whole of the coHnty weeklies. This shows a gross circulation in the township of home papers of 128 copies to 196 of all others. Homer H. Clark has adopted -a three weeks old waif which on the tramp princi ple, found its way to his domieil, through an agency well, an unknown woman pass-, ed it over into his hands. He gives it a welcome home, and proposes to be to it a "nursing father" and not a dry one, at that. The unconscious little fellow attracts a deal of attention, which, from his blink ing and yawning and jerks of head, one would almost think was duly appreciated. Morgan, March 1, 1877. Q. RICHMOND. Eds. Tel. Please report a meeting of about two weeks continuance in East Wil liamsfield, held by Elder S. S. Bartlett of Rock Creek, which resulted iu no additions directly, but what is of equally great, if ot greater importance, that is, so clear and forcible a presentation of the gospel of Christ and its connections,' as to irresisti bly claim the attention and respect of the reasoning power of the community. The bouse was about full most of the time, and the candid attention of the hearers en gaged. The people showed their apprecia tion of the truth, not only by their com mendable conduct during the meetings, but also by adding to his financial resourc es about f 43, most of which was in cash. Feb. 15, 1877. M. ORWELL. Eds. Tel. The new Presbyterian church in this place, and which, by the way, is an ornament to it, was dedicated on Saturday last. The dedicatory sermon was deliver ed by the Rev. Mr. McGiffert, of your place. The building is plain and unpre tending, but noticable for jts good taste and neatness of architectural style and proportion. Its well modeled spire lifts itself above the village, and becomes at once to the approaching stranger an index of the character and civilization of the people their morality and virture, as well as their thrift and culture. In all its ap pointments, within as well as without, there is an agreeable fitness, and an air of chaste comfort, which seeni to invite con templation and devotion. The cost of the building and furnishing will " not vary much from $4,000, and the unpaid portion of it is but nominal, and has been assumed byjthe ladies, as it is connected with the furnishing. A very commendable liberali ty has been shown by the people in shoul dering the burdens of the enterprise, but they are enabled to look upon the gratify ing success that has crowned their efforts, and which must remain to them a source of pleasure and substantial benefit an in dex to direct them in ways of peace and virtue. The services of the Rev. Mr. King of Kelloggsville, have been secured, and he will immediately enter upon the position as pastor. Mr. ' Wm. Bedell has bought Mr. J. B. Cole's stock of furniture and moved it to a room over his Thill. . The closing exercises of Orwell Normal Institute took place last Friday evening at the school building. A good feeling is apparent among the Republicans ever the election of Hayes, but the poor demos 1 they refuse to be comforted. . Landlord Stone is preparing to lay down a set of hay sca'es on his hotel premises. Mr. Ward Stone, who has been absent in Philadelphia, pursuing a regular course of study in pharmacy, is expected home the present week, to enter upon his duties again in the drug store and postofflce of his father. Orwell, March 1, 1877. KINGSVILLE Eds. Tel. There is no little rejoicing that the agony is over, and that R. B. Hayes, our model Governor, is now the chief magistrate of the United States. Democrats accept tha situation with toler able meekness, and Republicans will try to stand it. Along; after midnight on Thursday 1st there was a terrible con cussion, which started considerable glass, in the neighborhood of the park. It was rather taken for a meteorological demon stration, but the suspicion is that a load ed anvil might have had something to do with it. The old flag, that had been laid away soon after election, and was left to its seclusion until sifter the adjournment of the commission, was again brought out and made to do duty upon the old staff where it had. before proudly floated. While ws, rejoice over our success with Hayes, we don't go back on Grant. He goes into the history o f his country only to add r.ew lustre to its ibright pages; we ex pect, no dimming of th at lustre, in what of history may be made Ty his successor. '. Wr. Jeremiah King passed his 83d birth day on the 23d ult One year sgo his birth day was made tha oocasion for the gather ing of his three, daughters and one son, with their faroOies, around their parental board, and this year, the same has been re peated. With his absteminous and wisely directed habits, the promise seems to be bis of several years more for similar gath erings. The series of meetings at the Methodist church Lave not been wholly discontinued. Their fruits are being gathered in the new lives of some, upon whose heads have de scended the frosts of many winters, among others. Twenty-four additions were made to that church on Sunday last, and doubt less many more will be added to the other churches soon. On the 28th ult., th funeral of Mrs. Horace Luce took place, after only five or six days sickness. She died on the Sab bath evening previous. In this sudden be reavement, an infirm husband is left to mourn the loss of a faithful and tender companion, and a son and daughter, a loving and devoU-d mother. A lively sym pathy is felt by the community for the loss by the family and friends. The funeral was Urge, and in the exer cises all the local pastors took part, The 70 or 80 average attendance upon the High school puts to use about all the available space. There is a considerable leal shown by both teachers and students, affording an earnestness of purpose during Kingsville, March 6, 1877. G. CONNEAUT. Eds. Tel. Newton Burington, one of the most esteemed citizens of Conneaut, died on Tuesday morning, aged about 70 years. Mr. B., until the last year, when his health failed, for many years was en trusted with the superintendency of the government expenditures for harbor ira prrvements along the lak&. and his ability and fidelity to those trusts, endeared him to all with whom he held business rela tions. The winter term of the public schools closed last week, and the High school, over which the Superintendent presided, in the closing exercises, gave great satisfaction. The news on Friday morning of the com pletion of the final count and the official declaration that Hayes was elected Presi dent created great joy throughout town, and patriotic "Old Steve" Hopkins rolled out his anvil ordinance and fired several rounds, while from every pole the stars and stripes were floating, and from the windows of nearly every business house, flags were unfurled. It was a gala day in Conneaut. Monday evening was fixed for a parade of the Wide Awakes and other demonstrations. During the canvass last fall, two of our citizens made a wager over the result for the Presidency, by which the winner was to bave a wheelbarrow ride from the vil lage to East Conneaut and return. So Monday, at 2 p. nou, was fixed for comply ing with the terms of the wager. The par ties were Giles Cleveland and Hale Batch eldor the latter won for Hayes. At the appointed hour, Cleveland appeared with the wheel barrow, decked with flags, and a full likeness of Hayes, a white charger in front, and a full band to lend its music to the novel entertainment. Batcheldor was on time, and taking his seat adorned with all the emblems conceivable for the occa sion the band struck up the march and the procession moved away, amid the cheers and hurrahs of the many hundreds who had gathered to attest their interest in witnessing the fulfilment of the wager Down the hill, across the flats and up the east hill, the party moved, followed by hundreds in vehicles and on foot, and turning around the liberty pole, the homeward-bound trip began, followed by an in creased number of spectators, and amid the huzzas of many hundreds, and the en livening strains of the band, the starting point was reached and the wager won and generously paid. In the evening following the Wide Awakes were out and had a fine display; after which the Town Hall was crowded where general congratulations were ex changed, impromptu speeches made, and in fine, a joyous hour was spent over the victory which has crowned the country. Conneaut, March 6, 1877. H. WARREN, O. Eds. Tel. The Murphy gospel temper ance movement has reached this little city. Two weeks ago this evening a delegation from New Castle, Pa., visited us and held meetings in the City Hall, two evenings. The hall was crowded to its utmost all classes present. Hundreds signed the pledge; then our own young men took np the work, and have pushed it with vigor until the present time. There has been a daily noon prayer meeting in the Young Ladies' Reading Rooms, also a prayer meeting in the City Hall every afternoon at 2 p. m., largely attended. The City Hall has been packed every evening with from 1,000 to 1,200, and sometimes a large number have been unable to gain admit ance. With a few exceptions the talking has been by the men who have just signed the pledge; while the chief management is in the hands of young men whose reforma tion and christian life does not date back two years; but they are exerting a tre mendous power for good. Already the pledges obtained must exceed 1,200, and among them are some of the hardest drink ers in the city. Friday last the Republicans burnt pow der and petroleum in honor of Hayes and Wheeler; but so far as heard from, all the pledged boys passed the ordeal unscathed. Hehther the joy fuls nor the sorrowful yield ed to the pecular temptations of the hour. If this movement can be held firmly to the christian idea, and to the help of God, with which it started, it will doubtless preve the salvation of multitudes of drunkards; but if it is removed from that and degen erates to a mere signing of the pledge, then its saying power will be gone, and it will be nothing more than a repetition of the old Washingtonian excitement, and most of the hard drinkers will return to their cups after the excitement subsides. Warren, March 4, 1877. X. A Buckeye in Gotham. Eds. Tel. Washington market located on Washington street, near North River, is a plaee of considerable interest and im portance. Thousands gather there from considerable distances 20 to 40 miles around to get their meats, poultry, game and vegetables, at the close of the week. Among the heaviest dealers we find Mr. Goes, John Hart, Jr., L. Snedicor, John Woods, Drohn & Co., and Austin & Co. They get the most of their poultry of Hig ley & Co. . The first named of this list bought the first poultry or game of this concern, and has ever since been a faithful and regular customer. A visit to-day at Central Park was an occasion of great pleasure. A description of it coud hardly be given here. It needs to be visited to be appreciated. Its beauty and elegance can hardly be surpassed even with the resources plundered or otherwise of the great city. I was very much interested in its large and yery fine collection of beasts and birds. Specimens of almost every description, native or for eign, may be found among them. People gather here for amusement and pleasure by thousands. Its airy position between the two rivers that bound the island, with its large area of land and water, make it a place for healthful as well as pleasant en joyment. You would be struck with the fine appearance and stature of the police of this city. They carry order and securi ty in their appearance. Their duty re quires them to be on the alert both day and night, and there are many parts of the city where it is a real comfort to meet them in the night season, for it is in that season that violence and assassination find their more frequent occurrence. Only think of itl that during last week, the number of arrests was 1,820. New York, March 5, 1877. HIG. THE VERDICT Of the Coroner's Jury. To E W. Richards, Acting Coroner: The Coroner's Jury, which for than two months past have under your direction been engaged in investigating the late R. R, disaster, which occurred on the evening of the 29th of Dec., 1876, have deemed it best, under all the circumstances surround ing the case, to prepare a short prefatory statement designed to accompany' their verdict, and herewith you will find both statement and verdict duly signed by all the members of the jury. Ashtabula, March 8th, 1877. In entering upon the duty of ascertain ing the cause, and the manner of death, of the victims of the late railroad disaster at Ashtabula, the jury found themselves at the very outset, embarrassed by the limited powers conferred on the coroner's juries by the law. As the law stands it was only made our duty to inquire into the manner and cause of death. This could at once have been decided and a verdict rendered in few words "They came to their deaths by the falling of the bridge." Would the public mind have been satisfied with such a verdict? Would the safety and lives of passengers been any better assured by such an investigation and finding? Would the means and measures necessary to prevent future loss of life been at all furthered by an examination eliciting no evidence be yond the facts necessary to determine that the bridge fell and caused the deaths of those unfortunates? Or, should the in quest take a broadei scope and inquire whether the failure of the bridge was due to any defect, either in plan, construction or care; whether any, and if any, what means and appliances were at hand and available to extinguish the flames; whether blundering stupidity or selfish carelessness had sacrificed human lives and caused hu man suffering which mijaVt and ought to have beeu prevented ; and if so, to place the responsibility where it belonged. It seem ed to us that the appalHng nature of the dis aster, the fearful cost of human life, the wide-spread desolation of hearts and homes, together with the earnest appeals made for the adoption of some measures to prevent the recurrence of similar accidents.demand ed a thorough and exhaustive investiga tion, having all the scope that could be reasonably given to it, and embracing all matters touching the safety and sacred ness of human life. ' With this end in view, we have as far as lay within our power, endeavored to ascertain all the facts having any bearing upon these points. Without power under the law to compel the attendance of unwilling witnesses nor authority to enforce the production of pa pers, it will be seen that the jury labored under serious difficulties iu the prosecution of what they deemed their duty, and we desire to return our thanks to the officers of the railway company who so cheerfully aid ed us in securing the attendance of witness es, and also to those gentlemen, who, as civ il engineers and experts of high standing in their profession, traveled long distances and spent days and weeks in making a thorough and critical examination of the wrecked bridge at the joint request of the jury and railway company. The written reports and testimony of these gentlemen have been of great service to us and will well repay careful perusal,", as on them is based our verdict in regard to the bridge. Among the witnesses examined, are the following : Of railroad ofaetals and employees. Charles Paine, Gen. Sup't; Geo. M Reld, Sup't of Bridges; Harvey Tllden, Sup't of Water Works, A. A, Strong, Station Agent; John Manning, J. G. Burton and C. B. Leek, tele graph operators at the railroad station; A. L. Rogers, under whose supervision the bridge was erected; James Doran, track master; Jas. Manning, engineer of pump house; Daniel JdcGuire, engineer on the locomotive Socra tes; Mr. Burnbart Henn, conductor, and A. L. Stone, rear brakeman on the ill-fated train; N. W. Simons, night ticket asent; H. Apthorp, Sup't of Telegraph Repairs; Charles Philbrook, painter; Geo. H. Carpenter. John Sohlinger, Augustus Wenworth and Albert H7 Congdon. Ofmemberaofthecity Are department, G A. Knapp, chief engineer, George Break, fore man of Protection Co, No. 1; Hlchael Tinley, foreman of Lake Erie Co. No. 2; E. A. Hitch cock, captain of the steamer Neptune, and C. L. Scovtlle, engineer; George W. Culley, Theodore H. Seivers, D. H. DuBols, Levi A. Ensign. Of citizens, A. C. Toombes, James K. Steb. bins, Mrs. Lettie Bancroft. George Field, Ri ley W. Hillyer, E. W. Lock wood, James L. Porter.H. P. Hepburn, C. E., Miiyor of Ashta bula, and F. D. Case, M. D. Of persons on the train, Capt. C. H. Tyler, of St. Louis, Mo.; Henry A. White, of Conn.; F. E. Swift of Mass.; F. Osborn, of Teoumseh, Mich.; and Edward Truworthy and J. A. Thompson, Oakland, Cal. Of civil engineers and practical briskje builders, Albert H. Howland, C. E., of Boston Mass.; Job Abbott, C. E., and Vice President of fan ton Biidge Co., Canton, O.; A. Gottleib, C. E., and Sup't of the Western Department of the Keystone Bridge Co., headquarters Chi cago; E. N. Beebout, C. E., in employ of the Canton Bridge Co., Canton, Ohio; Joseph Tomlinson, who, under the direction of Mr. Stone, drew the plans for rthis bridge, and who Is at present in the employ of the Cana dian Government as Genera! Superintendent of Light Houses; J. D. Crehore, C. K.. of Cleve land, Ohio; Budlong Morton, C. E , of New Ha ven. Conn., and Chas. Hillton.C. E.. in charge of terminal facilities and 60th Street improve ments for New York Central, Hudson River and Harlem Railroads, New York City. Then was, a might hive been expected. some minor difference of opinion among the profes sional engineers, but they substantially agree in a disapproval of the Howe trass plan for wrought iron bridges for long spans, and of the manner in which this bridge was constructed as being de fective in section in the top chords and main braces, especially in the end panels; and also as to the inadequate provision made to secure. unity of action among their different members. They ilso"aree in a disapproval of the s stem of later al bracirg ss being of little valne. and especially the vertical sway bracing as being defective in the m inner of fastening to. the angle blocks and deficient in number to secure the bridge against destruction from the severe lateral strains to which it was liable from oscillations of trains and the force of strong inds. Mr. A. L. Badgers, Mr. Albert Congdon, and Mr. George H. Carpen ter, all teetiry that the bridge, as first erected in accordance w 1th the original drawings, was a failure, and after two trials. In which the bridge farUd to bear its own weight, modifications were Introduced which were wise and jndiciout, as far as they went, but introducing these changes, es pecially of the position or the main and counter braces, necessitated the chipping away ot the lugs cast on the angle-blocks to hold the head and foot of the braces in position, thns depend ing wholly upon friction between two plane sur faces to keep these compression members in proper position. And further, it was found neces sary, in order to accommodate the vertical trnss rods where they passed through the angle-blocks, to chip away poitlons of ' he flanges of the Phos nix beams, and In some cases a part of the web also, thus reducing their section an lessening their bearing surface. It if from a careful consideration of the evi dence elicited from these professionals and ex pert that our verdict Is made up in the matter of the bridge, and should it seem severe upon the railway company, or upon any of Its past or pres ent officials, it is became the truth, as shown by the evidence, demands it at our hands. We can not da l.- and feel that we have discharged our duty. Mr, Amassa Stone, President of the company at the time of the erection of this structure had been fir years a prominent and successful rail road contractor, and builder of wooden Howe trass bridges. With the undoubted Intention of building a strong, safe and durable wrought Iron bridge upon the Howe truss plan, he designed this structure, dictated the drawing of the plans and the erection of the bridge, without the appro val of anjr competent engineer and against the protest ol the man who made the drawing under Mr. Stone's direction, aasumlng the sole and en tire responsibility himself. Iron bridges were then In their Infancy, and this one was an exper iment which ougnt never to bave been tried or trnsted to span so broad and deep a chasm. This experiment has been at a fearful cost of human life and human suffering. Unquestionably Mr. Stone had great confidence iln his own abilities and believed he could build, and had bnilt, a structure which would prove the crowning glory of an active life and an enduring monument to his name. The testimony of competent and skill ful engineers Is, that subjecting an iron brid ge to a severe strain as a test before using it incirrying on the traffic of a railroad Is of no value ns show ing Its ability to bear repeated strains. It only shows that it bore the test that time, and it may have permanently crippled it, so that its final failure is only a question of time. The sure rule is to have a large margin of safety, as shown by a careful computation and distribution of the strains. That the officials of the railroad regard ed the bridge as safe, we have no doubt, as two of Jhem were on the train that went down, and all were more or let frequently passing over it. In punning oar investigation we nave labored in the hope that the Atcte elicited, and the faults and failures brought to light, might, in a meas ure, be Instrumental in securing such legislation by the proper authorities, and each care and pre caution on the part of railroad companies as shonld insare passengers upon our great thor oughfares a greater immunity from snch terrible disasters as the one which so lately happened in midst. VERDICT. undersigned Jurors Empanneled and Sworn on the SOth day of December, in the vear 1876. at the township of Ashtabula, in the County of Ashtabula and State of Ohio, by Kdward W Rlchards. A Justice of the Peace, in and for said township of Asbtabala, acting as Coroner for the time ,bei Jg to inquire, and true presentment ment make, in what manner and by what cause Clatence N. Gage and M. P. Cogswell came to their deaths, and others, then uittnwn. who came to their deaths at the same time nd pKce. whose names since ascertained, are W Hart. L. C. Crane. Geo. A Purriuffton. Boyd Rnwell. 8. D. Waite, Charles F. Voire', Lawretce Lani gan, Mrs. George, MstMe G-onre, Miss Stassne L. Lewis, Mrs. G. Palmer. Mrs. Lncy C. Thomas, William Clemens. Victor Nussnaum.Uaaf Meyer, Birdie Meyer, Mrs. Mary Frame. AnniaKetter well. Mrs. E. Cook, Elisabeth Copper, V?rrh Tollta Volk, Robert Steindel. Miss Libbie besns and Dr. George T. Hubbard whose remain were taken from the debris ot a wrecked brid:re and train of Railroad cars in the valley of Ashtal nla Creek, near Ashtabula Station, on the line of , the Lake Shore 4 Michigaa Southern Railway In said township of Ashtabula, on the 30th and S" da vs of December. .'K76. and on the first day or Jaiinary 1877. identified by friends and removeu for Interment, as also the bodies, and parts or bodies, believed to be the remains or twenty-seven (7 persons, but so burned, that they conld not be identified. After vititinir the scene of the accident, viewing the bodies, and heariEg the tes timony of witnesses, do find as follows: JTst That at about 7:30 o'clock in the eveninir of Friday December 39th, 1876, the iron bridire in the railroad ol the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railwy Company. snnlng A-htabu-la Creek- near Ashtabula Sta ion on said Kail road, gave way nnder the two locomotives, aud Express car. forming the forward portion of the west bound passenger train on said railroad known as No. 5 and fell as the leading locomotive passed on to the west abutment, leaving a chasm about sixty feet in depth, between the abutments of said bridge, into which the baggage and passen ger cars in said fain, following said express car, were precipitated. Second. That in their fall the cars were par tially destroved by crushing and their desturctiou was completed by a conflagration immediately following, kindled by fire from their stoves Third. The fall of the bridge was the result of defects and eirors in designing, constructing and erecting it, that a great delect and one which ap pears in many parts of the structnre, was the de pendence of every member for its efficient action upon the probability that all or nearly all of the o:hers would retain their position, and do the du ty for which they were designed, instead of giving to each member a positive connection with the rest which nothing bat a direct rapture could sev er. The members or each truss were instead of being fastened together rested one upon the other as illustrated by the following narticulxrs the deficient cross sections of portions of the top chords, aud some of the main braces, and in sufficient strength and bad arrangemrnt of both the horizontal and vertical transverse bracing In the construction of the angle blocks, as finally modified, without sufficient lugs or flanges to keep the main braces and counter braces from slipping out of place; in the consti action of the packing and yokes used in binding together the main and counter braces at the points where they crossed each other, in tne shimmering ol the top chord to compensate deficient lengths of some of their members; in the placing dnring the process or erection thick beams where the plan required thin ones, and thin ones where it required thick ones. fourth. That the railway company used and continued to nse this bridge for about eleven years during all which time a careful inspection by a competent bridge engineer could not nave failed to discover all these defects : for tne neglect of such careful Inspection, the railway company alone is responsible. Fifth. That the responsibility of this fearful disaster and its consequent loss of life rests upon the railway company, which by Its chief executive officer planned and erected this biidge Mxth. That the cars In which said deceased pasbengers were carried into said chasm were not heated " hy heating apparatus so constructed that the fire" "in it will be immediately extin guished whenever the cars are thrown from the track or overturned." That their tailing to com ply with the plain provisions or th law, places the responsibility or the origin of the fire upon the railway company. Seveeih. that the responeibiliy for not putting out he fire at the time it first made its appear ance in the wreck, rests npon those who were the first to arrive at th scene of the disaster and who seemed to have been so overwhelmed by the fearful calamity that they lost all presence of mind and failed to use the steam pump in tu.e pumping house and the Fire Engine Lake Erie, and its hose, which might have been attached to the steam pump in time to save life. The steamer belongingto the Art department, and also Pro tection fire engine were hauled more than a milo through a blinding snow storm and over loads rendered almO't impassable by drifted snow and arrived on the ground too late to save human life, but nothing should have prevented the Chief En gineer from making all possible efforts to extin guish what fire then remained. For his failure to do this he is responsible. Eighth. That the persons deceased before men tioned, whose bodies were identified, and those whose bodies and part of bodies were unidenti fied, came to their death by the precipitation of the afoiesaid cars in which they were riding into the chasm in the valley of Ashtabula creek, left by the falling of the bridge, aa aforesaid, and the crushing and burning of said cars, as afosesaid, for all of which the railway company is respon sible. Given nnder our hands at the time and place of said inquisition above mentioned. ( H. L. Morbiboit, I Gbo. W. Dickinson, T , J Hkhky H. Perry, Jurors, p. A. Pbttibone, I T. D. Faplkneb. Edw. G. Pikbcx. EDWARD W. RICHARDS. Acting Coroner. Ashtabula, March 8th, 1877. Breathing VI laama Without Injury There is no exaggeration in the statement that thousands of persons reaming mini one year's end to another in fever and ague re gions on this continent or elsewhere, breathe air more or less impregnatea wim uniim, without ineurrinir the disease, simply and only because they are in the habit of using Hosteller s Mtomaco miters as a preventive. It baa frequently happened and the fact has been amply attested by the parties them selves, that persons surrounded on all sides by neighbors sneering the tortures of this shivering and burning plague, bave enjoyed absolute Immunity from (t, thanks to the pro tection afforded by the Bitter. - Kor is that standard anti-febrile cordial less efficacious In remedying than in preventing chills and fever, bilious remittents and disorders of a kindred tvpe. Taken between the paroxysms it speedily mitigates their violence, and eventually prevents their recurrence. These facta, convincingly established by evidence. appeal witn peculiar lorce to travelers ana sojourners in malarious qisLricts. mo 1 pound good ground Coffee, and a nice chromo for 25 cts., at Riddell's Store. For Sale. My place on Main street, store or dwell ing; another house and lot, at your own reasonable offer. The best chance ever of fered to buyers. Terms easy. Also an 8 horse power engine and boiler. 4t Ashtabula, March 5. H. B. Tower. New Turkish Prunes 10 per pound at ' Riddle's Store. Buy your Oviters in hulk and cans at W. Redhead's Store. If you want good Pickles, Table Sauce, Chow Chow, Horse Radish, go to - ' Riddell's Store. Buckwheat Flour at W. Redhead's Store. If you want 8 lbs. English Currants for 25cUgoto Riddell's Store. Sugar Cured Hams at . i .. ' W. Redhead's Store. The best London Layer and Loose Mus catel Raisins 15 cts. per lb., at ' '. " Riddell's Wore. The fall of snow this season has been the heaviest within the knowledge of the oldest inhabitant, but it wont compare with the fall in prioaa at the Erie Store. Valencia Raisins 12 cts. per lb., at Riddell's Store. The Grand Central Hotel, New York, will perpetuate its popularity by its judi cious reduction of rates from $4.00 to its present rates of $2.50 antl f 3.00 per day. Extra thick smoked Halibut 10 cts. per lb., at ' ',' -' ' Riddell's Store. Don't be Deceived. It has become difficult to persuade some people to try a new medicine, from the fact that they have so often been tinosed upon. For this reason, and our confidence in it is such that we sell shiloh' consumption ctmii on a positive guarantee for the cure of Consumption, Coughs, Hoarseness, Whooping Cough, Crotrp, Bronchitis, aud relief of Asthma and all Lung duwases. We are authorized to refund the urice oaid. if the most positive benefit is not received after using two-thirds of a bottle. Those who have used it require no such guarantee as this. A few doses will cure a common cough or cold. Call at our Drug Store aud get a bottle and use it. Price 10 cents, 50 cents and fl.00 per bottle. A. K, TUUKdKH & CO. Ashtabula. Elwswhere by all Dealer. Iyeowl407. "iUtKMKTACK," a fragrant popular per fume, snld bv A. R. THCRBF.R & CO. Wrappinq Papers. Crosby 4 Wethcrwax have a large stock of the different grades and sizes of wrapping paper, that will be sold at the lowest living rates. 19tf. Rolled Boneless Cod ash 10 cts. per lb., at Riddell's Store. Japan Tea for 40c at W. Redhead's Store. Uenuine George's Bank Codfish 8 cts. per lb., at Riddell's Store. Don't fail to get the choice Japan Tea, 50 cts per lb., at Riddell's Store. LOCAL NOTICES. A Card. Toall who are suffering from the errors and indiscretions of youth. Nervous weakuess, earl-4ecay. loss of manhood, Ac, I will send a rV)e that will cure yon, FREE OF CHARGE. This great remedy was discovered by a .Missionary iu South America. Send a self-addressed envelope to tueftev. Joseph T. !!, Station D, Bible Route, X. T. City. 6m97 The" popularity of "James' Pills," the sever al kinds, seems to be Increasing every week. Ail speak hixhly of them wbo have used them. So family should be without these valuable medicine. PaBkeb's Ginoeb Tonic. The most useful medicine ever presented to the public. This active and efficient reme ely i the- certain cure for Diarrlura, Dytin teru, t-liolera ilorbut. Cramp. Cnoie, Dytpep u fmir Stomach, Heart-bum, and Flatulence, and at the same time imparts vigor to the stomach, improves the appetite and aids di gestion. To the nervous invalid and the ln ebria'.e, seeking to reform, it is of the great est vlne; its soothing and sustaining pow er on the nervous system will enable any to reform, who would otherwise fail from ner vous prostration and want of strength. Travelers farmers, 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. Itis un equalcd as a tonic Vn recovery from fevers and exhausting sickness and it Is especially valu able to the aged and feeble. We feel confident fHhiitaftera trial of this remedy no person will ever want to be without IU lyLJ79 No Failure kaowa, Tt "re is. no case on record where Dr. Morris' Syrup ol Tar, Wild Cherry and Horehound h:is failed to give satisfaction. On the other hani, wherever it has been used by our peo pi severe colds, coughs, asthma, bronchl FtxTroup, whooping-cough and consumption they are enthusiastic In its praise. Contain ing no opium or other dangerous drug, it does not constipate, and Is safe to administer in all conditions or health. This Is an lm portHnt announcement, and the suffering are advised to heed It. Trial size 10 cents; large sizes 50 cents and one dollar. Sold by Geo Wlllard. Also Agent for Prof. Parker's Pleasant Worm Syrup, which Is sure death to worms, f leasant to take and requireano physio. yl:7iieow Kemarkabls Kksults Follow. Pain ceases swellings subside, fever abates, and a natural and healthy state exists after using this great and wonderful preparation known as Thom as' Eclectric Oil. Thousands testify to the happiness resulting from the use of this prep aration. Why not piocure a bottle at once? The cost Is trifling and the effect sure. One dose cures common sore throat One bottle has cured bronchitis. Fifty cents' worth has cured crick in the back, and the same quan ty lame back of eight years standing. The following are extracts from a few of the ma ny letters that have beeu received from dif ferent parts, which, we think, should be suf cient to satisfy the most skeptical: A. HowBer, of North Lansing, N. Y., writes, " I tuul a severe cold for four weeks, and was so hoarse that I could not speak. Hearing of your Electric Oil. I procured a bottle, which removed the hoarseness at once." Thomas Robinson, Farnham Center, writes, " I huTe-been nttleted with rheumatism -for-the last ten years, and have tried many rem edies without any relief, nntil I tried De. Thomas' Eclectric Oil, and since then have had no attack uf it. I would recommend it to all." ' - w . See what the medical faculty say : Dr. Beaudoin, Hull, P Q., says, " I have sold Thomaa' Eclectric Oil for two years,-.and I have never sold a medicine that has given more thorough satisfaction ; I have used It in my own caw, on a broken leg and dislocated ankle with the bt results. '' A. H. Gregg, Manufacturer of Mowing Ma chines Tramansbarg, N. Y says: "My thumb was caught in a machine and badly injured: being away from home for two days was obliged to apply such remedies as I could get, but without relieving the paln; Immediately on reaching home I applied the Eclectric Oil, with almost instant relief. I have a large number of men employed and your Oil has established for Itself such a rep utation that nearly every one of them .keep it." ' Sold by all Hedioine dealers. Price 60 cents and tl. Trial bottles 35 cents. - Prepared only by POSTER, MILBTJR A CO., Buffalo, N. Y., successors to 8. N. Thom as, Phelps, N. Y. Note. Eclectric selected and Electricixed. For Nervous Debility, Lost Vitality Urinary Diseases and Broken downConstitu" tions, the world is challenged to find the equal of Dr. D. S. Howe'e Arabian Tonic Blood Puri fier. It builds you right square up. Sold by A. R. THURBER 4 CO., Druggists, Agents for Ashtabula, O. - - For lilTr Complaint and Its various symptoms. Bilious Headache, Sick Headache, Jaundice or Green Sickness, Bilious Colic, and Bilious fevers, use Dr. D. S. Howe's Ara bian Liver Pills. Sold by A. R. THURBER, 4 CO., Agents for Ashtabula, O. 1417 There is not a more potent agent for remov ing or counteracting pain from whatever cause, than " Lawson s curative. ' ror renew ing and invigorating the shattered nerves, ror neaaacn neuralgia, Kneumatism ana in nammation, it is tne best known remedy. The Daily Prayer Meeting occupies the hour between 12 and 1 o'clock, in the second story room west In Smith's Center Street Block. An hour or intercourse with the Good Spirit at noonday haa a good effect upon the "oul- Evening Mass Meetings tor the promotion of the Temperance cause held at the Opera House every evening but Saturday. MARRIED. Pethik Vaughs In Cherry Valley, March 4, by Monroe Oornwell, J.PMr. Frank L.Pe- trie to Miss Julia vaugnn or unerry v alley DIED. BrLURD In Dorset, 5th inst. Mrs. Olive Bui. lard. In her gtlth year. Roberts In Richmond March id. William itoDerts, agea 71 years. Ashtabula Market. ASHTABULA, March 8th, 1877. ao no. l, Kea, Corn, shelled, Oats, Corn Meat., Chopped Feed, Corn 4 Oats, Bran, per ton, Salt, per brl. at Harbor, do " In store, Apples, Potatoes, new Dried Apples, Egos, ( 'H EKME, Butter, Vinegar, per gallon, Beep, dressed, ' Pork, dressed, Hams, Turkeys, Chickens, 1.65 50 32 23.00 24.01) 17.U0 1.30 15 4tt 90 12 It 0! M 15 o 7 ia? Groceries & Provisions. LOOK IN and see the improvement that "W. IRE ID PIE -A. ID hua mid In him old -lore. HmTine bnilt orer asd added on to hi old lor, and replenished hia lock withalaiaitaoruaeniox New Goods of Every Descrip tion, asnally fonnd In a First Class Grocery Store. He Invites his old friends and customers, and the pub lic in general, to call and examine his goods and compare qtuuity ana pnee oerorepnrcoMingaise- wuere. His Goods am now anil ft-rah and will b sold for Cash aa low a a like quality of goods can be old bv any noose la town. He ha a full line of Sugars, Teas, Coffees, Spices, also a full assortment of Fruits, Nuts and Con fectionery, togeth er with the Choicest Brands of TOBACCO 'AND CIGARS CANNED CCCDS A SPECIALTY ! Cove Oysters, Lobsters and Sardines, Peaches, Toma toes, Green Corn, Lima Beans, &c. A full Mipply of FRESH GARDEN 8ACCK, fLAJIS S V6U1I AULAS, RKCEITED FROM THS GARDENS KVKRY DAT. Also Agent ror the eelebated Buffalo Cream Ales & Porter, : IVnn, th. nM Vnffktl Rrovarvl which b keep On hanri h, the harrxl hall harrnl and Qunrlr. and on draft to auit cntomr, not to o diauk on lb promise. Retail dealer will find It to their dvantag to bnv of him, and aav drsyage. . IHxttf " nMJnnnu 1 O a day at home. Agents wanted out 9 13 titan if wrmafr. XltUK CO. Au- ual. iy.,u.a Teachers Examinations. TEACHERS' EXAMINATIONS fir the teachers of Common School of Ashtabula County will be held dri the quarter ending May 30th, at the XullowlnS times and places: Geneva, Tuesday. March 7th, lfrf, Conneaut. Tuesday, April 3d, 1S77, Austinbnre, Momlay, April, th. 1877, Andover, Tuesday, April 17th, 1877, Ashtabula, Saturday, Apr1121st, 177, Orwell, Thursday, April iilh, 177, Plerpont, Tuesday, May 1st, ls"J7 Jefferson, Tuesday, May 8th, 1877. Persona applying tor teachers' certificates are requested to bring a certificate of good mural character from the board of local di rectors in their own district or from some one of the board or Examiners. r.xaminatlons open at 9 o'clock a. m. Reading - m. to 11:) a. m. Aritbjaietio and tice!0"1 lt30 m- ' m Theory and Prac- m J. ?: m-1 P- m.-Grammar. Spl P. m. to 4 p. m.-Geography and Examination In the several branches will close promptly at the time designated. Teachers are requested to bring 5 cents for postage.lnstead or a directed and stamped en. velope, Ky order ot the Board of Examiners, ' 1318 lu H. MEAX3, Clerk of Board. Glens Falls Insurance Co. Statb of Ohio. 1 Insurance Department. ) Cohtmbcs, Jan. 29, 1877. VHEREAS, the Gles's Falls ' Insurance Company, located at Glens Falls In the State of Xew York, haa filed in thisofficea sworn Statement, bv the proper officers thereof, showing its condition and business, and has compiled in all respects with the laws of this State relating to Fire In surance Companies incorporated by other States of the L nited States : Now, therefore. In pursuance or Law, I, William D. Hill, Supeiintendent of Insur ance ol the ftate or Ohio, do hereby certify that said company Is authorized to transact Its appropriate business of Fire Insurance In this State, in accordance with law during the current year. The condition and business or said company at the date of such statement (December 31st, lt7) is shown as follows: Aggregate amount of available As- sew 1833,740.13 Aggregatearaount of I labilities (ex- - cep capital) including re-insurance 3H.260.18 Net Assets 6n,4M0.39 Amount of actual paid up capital.. 2U0,UK) 00 Surplus 309,480.37 Amount of Income for the year in canh...... 3,378.18 Amount of Expenditures for the year in cash 2al.M2.t2 In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto sub scribed my name and caused the seal of my -efflee to be affixed, the day and year above written. . W. D. BILL, Superintendent. Jno. Jt. Green, Escf., Agent at Ashtabula, O, Hbtice. 1BISHA I WRIGHT, whose -A. place of resi8nce is unknown to this plaintiff, will take netice that Charles D.Ain ger of the County of Ashtabula, In the State of Ohio, did on t he Sth day of March, A. D. 1877, file ilia petition Id the Court of Common Pleas, within and ror the County or Ashtabu la. Ohio, against the said Abisha L. Wright, and Edward A. Wright. Hubert PbUlips, John W. Maxwell and William F, Andrews, defendants, setting forth that the said Abisha L Wright gave a mortgage to the said Charles D. Aiuger, on the south one-half of lot No. W7, together with two acres situate in the southeast corner of lot No. 137 in the town, ship of Morgan, in said County of Ashtabula, Ohio, to secure the paymentofacertaiif orom issory not, executed to said plaintiff by said Abisha L. Wright, with said Hubert Phillips, and said Edward A. Wright to secure the payment of Sl.10li.00, according to a certain prommissory note referred to in said mort gage. And that since the giving of said mort gage, the defendants, John W.Maxwell and William F. Andrews, claim some Interest In said lands under the said Abisha L. Wright; and praying that aid Abisha L. Wright, Hubert Phillips and Edward A. Wright may pay said sum now claimed to be due, with interest, amounting to $1, urn 00 to gether with the Interest thereon at eight per rent, from the Bth day of May A. D. I87, or that said premises may be sold to pay the same. And the said Ahlsha L. Wright is no tified that he is required to appear-and an swer said petition on or before the third Sat. urday after the thlneenth day of April, A. D., WH- "CHARLES D,Af'GEB. March Sthlg77. t 6U418 ' -Stl .( Uaryey Sml-h, Deceased, N OTICE is hereby given that the nndersigned has been dnly appointed and qualified as Administrator wit h the will annexed, on the estate of Harvey Smith, deceased, late of Saybrook, Ashtabula Couo tyOhlo. HENRY FASSETT. Dated this 7th day of March, A. D. 187T. 3tl8 ; notice. THE Firm of B. WEBB & SON 1 is this day disolved by the withdrawal of of V.-T: Webb. The business will be carried on by B. Webb. B. WEBB, " V.T.WEBB. Ashtabnla, March 3d, 1877. 3U41& J J ' SB Assignee's Sale. "M'OTICE is hereby given that I, i-v the undersigned assignee of Martin Watrous, Albert W. Watrous, and Chauncy L. Watrous, bankrupts, shall sell at public auo, tion to the highest bidder, at the Fisk House, Ashtabula, O., on Wednesday theith day of March, A. D. 1877 at two o'clock In the after noon, all the right, title and interest of said Martin Watrous, of, in and to the following described property: Tbe farm known as the Martin Watrous farm, situated one and three quarter miles from Ashtabula, Ohio, on the main turnpike road from said Ashtabula to Warren; the same being 70 acres in range three, town twelve and lot thirty-two, and eight acres in range foar, town twelve and lot forty-nine, all in Ashtabnls county and htate or Ohio. Said seventy acres being subject to a mortgage owned by A. L. and L. A. Rogers. The said lands will be sold in parcels to suit purchasers. GEO. LEWIS, Assignee. Dated, Bay City, Mich., Mar. 3. 1877, atHl8 Insurpiice Company, OF SEW TOKK. CHARTERED 1825, BAMrTX T. 8HMORE. President. UkABI A. OAKLtf, Tie Preaidaat, . I-Ture Against Loss ex Sua&gs ty Fj. FOR POLKIM APP1T TO E. E. RUSSELL, Agent, ASHTABfLA, O. WASH-BO A RD SI I have now improved jay - DOUBLE-FACED VICTOR WASH-BOARD! Three times. The second improvement was In changing the rounds from a true circle to an angle, so that now the surface of the board is similar to that of a zinc board. The last improvement Is in filling the pore of the wood with a preparation that makes them impervious to water and perfectly smooth, so that now It is THE VEEY BEST BOARD IN THE WORLD, EYERY BOARD IS WARttATTED TO ; (JIV& SATISFACTION. . Ifitdoes not it can be returned to the seller, and the money will be refunded. LET EVERY HOUSEKEEPER TRY CXE. J. M. PAULKXES & SON : are my authorized Agents to Country Mer- cuauta. L. M. CROSBY. HlTtf Ashtabnla, Ohio. SEED WHEAT, I have a limited Quantity or fine seed from a new and uncounted variety of Ranch '- put up in i m sucks, wntcn win oe sent pre paid on receipt of 1. The wheat Is superior to thefavorit I lawson variety, baa a strong straw, and stands np well when growing, this seed Is the product of experiments last vui fNim u. I, I . ti ihd v-1 1 1 1 w At t.ie rate of X! bushels of wheat to one bushel ot seed. On ly uoo sack are ollered for sale. n. if. ?.iu JhnHtS 7W ISth St. Washington, P. C. I WILL SELL MY RESIDENCE ON UAKY fT.. near South Park, five minutes walk from the P. O. House new, containing m r. .,.. w.ll finished: large oistern : rood well or water. At l.t) le aha coal to build one year ago. Terms easy. ROUSE ON ELM ST., near M. f.,nMW f , . r. iiuivu. im ruuiuscunvenienuy ar ranged for two families, good well, cistern, 4c. at less than oont one year ago, and on terms o easy that rent will mika th n.. menu. A'so Four good Lota on Wllwv fttrwit. near South Park. Three Knlendld Tola on Tjvkwood 8t near ProHpeot St. One Lot on Hall Avenue. On terms that cannot fall to suit. wlh ti. trs inducement to those who detre to build. WHS UEU. tt. FASteJETT.