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A JJS. REED 5c SOIST, P'ublisliers. Independe at "in all, things. $2 in Advance. Vol. XXIX, No. 4. ASHTABULA, OHIO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1878 Whole Number 1464 'J ASHTABULA RAM BUSINESS DIRECTORY. MERCHANTS. I? e. ' '- . ? i' I X- i i is if : J if THOS. N. BOOTH, General Dealer In Dry Goods, G.weries, CrocseT nd ?' ware, boou aud Shoes. Heady-Made Cloth ing Hata and Caps. Tooaoeoa and Litem, and everything a family needs to e.tor wear. Aortli Main street. Ashtabula. 1Mb II. C TOaBW CO., (H. C. Tombea, L K. Kockweii 4 A. C. Tombea,) W holesaieaiid Retail Df-ttlrs in Groceries and Provisions, Fruit and Grain- Agenu for American 'and Union Express Companies and Cleveland Herald, Main street. Asnmouia, j. now A.'H.K. W. SAVAGE, Dealers In Choice Kalniiy Groteriesand provisions; also.pnre t-omectlonery, ana tae nnest pranas 01 iu tvooo and cigars. uu "Merchant for the purchase and sale of West- era Haserve Butter Cheese and Urietf Fruits, Muin streut, Ashtabula, Chip. i&a CitlLlsLE 4c TYLEK, Dealers In Fancy aud titapie Dry Goods. Family Groceries and Crockery. Willard New Block, Ashtabula, Ulna. - 6ILKGT 4c PKRBI. Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Crockery and Glassware, next door north of Flsk House, Main street. Ashtabula, Ohio. J. SI. FAI LKMiH 6c SOW, Dealers In Groceries, Provisions, Flour, Feed, Foreign and Domestic Fruits, Salt, Fish, Plaster, Water-Lime, Seeds, tc, Main street, Ash tabula, Ohio. W. BGBIIBAH, Dealer In Flour, Pork. Hams, Litrd, and all kinds of Fish; also, all kinds of Family Groceries, Fruits and Con foctionery, Ale and Domestic Wines, jl'1 H. L. MKRIiO, Dealer In Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Hhoes, Hats, Caps, Hardware, Crockery, Books, Paints, tills, to., Ashtabula, Ohio. ttnl DRUGGISTS. . m. WITTESOS, Druggist and Station er Main St., Ashtabula, O., dealer in Drugs, Medicines and Chemicals, and Wines and Liquors for medicinal purposes. Pbysi oiin's nrMcrfotioiLS a specialty. 1;& BIABTIN nEWBERKI, Druggist and Apothecary and General Dealer in Drugs, Medicines, Wines and Liquors for medical purposes. Fancy and Toilet Goods Main street, corner oi centre, fliuuwuii OH1VLBD E. SWIFT, Ashtabula, Ohio, Deaier in Drugs and Medicines, Groceries, perfumery and Fancy Articles, superior Teas, CoUee, Spices, Flavoring Extracts, Pa teut Medicines of ev tv description. Paints, Dyes, Varnishes, Brr jhes, Fancy Soaps, Hair Oils, c., all of which will be sold at the low est prices. Prescriptions prepared wlUi suit able care. iuta- GEOIGK WILtlBD, Dealer In Hard ware, saddlery. Nails, Iron, Steel, Drugs, Medicines, paluts, SHls, Dyestuds, tc Main street, Aahtahala. tfai: lWa- HOTELS. FISK. HOPK Ashtabula, Ohio A. Field. Proprietor. An Omnibus running to and from every train of cars; also, a good Livery Stable kept In connection with this Honse to convey passengers to every point. jll MANUFACTURERS. O. O. rCLLEf, Manufacturer of Lath, Sid ing, Mouldings, Cheese Boxes, Ac, Plaining, Matching, and Scrowl Sawing done on the shortest notice. Shop on Main street, oppo site the Upper Park, Ashtabula, Ohio. i440 HiBI CDT, Dealer In Granite and Mar ble Mon unients, Grave Stones, Tablets, Man tels Grates, fec. Building Stone, Flagging and Curbing cut to order. Yard on Centre street. 12 ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS. JOHN T. STttONCJ, Attorney and Coun sellor at Law, and Notary Public Office in Wlllard's Block, Ashtabula, O. lW HO YT & PKTTIBONE, attorneys and 4-UDtellArs at Law and Notarys Public; of fice opposite Fisk House, Ashtabula, O. T. E. Hoyt. 147 F. A. PrmBowg. W. II. HUBBA RD, Attorney and Coun sellor at Law. Office room 9 Haskell's Block, Ashtabula, Ohio. Will practice in any Court ' of the State, and In the District and Circuit Courts of the United States IHEBniH dr. SON, Attorneys and Conn s': lorn at Law, Ashtabula, Ohio.; will prac tice in the Courts of Ashtabula, Lake and Geauga. - 1043 Labax s. Sherman. John H. Shekm an. fcBWlBD II. FITCH, Attorney and Counsellor at Law and Notary Public, Ash tabula, Ohio. Special attention given to the Settlement of Estates, and to Conveyancing and Collecting! also, to all matters arising under the Bankrupt Law. 11M3 CBiULES BOOTH, Attorney and Coun sellor at Law, Ashtabula, Ohio. 1UM5 U. B. LEONARD, Attorney at Law. Jeffer son, Ohio. Office in the Smalley Block 13o2 K. A. KRIVflT, Real Estate and Insur ance Agent, and Notary and Justice of the Peace, Morgan, Ashtabula Co., O. ly-1364 HARDWARE, &c. GEO. C. HCBBAKD A CO., Dealers in Hard ward. Iron, Steel and Nails, Stoves, Tin Plate,Sheet Iron, Copper and Zinc, and Man ufacturers ofTin.Sheet Iron and Copperware, Fisk s Block, Ashtabula. Ohio. 1UH5 PHYSICIANS. DHL H. H. A L. B. B A KT L ETT, Hom eopath isu; No. lal Main St. Office hours from 7 to 10, a. m , and 1 to p. m.,and eve nings. Proprietors of the Electro-Therapeutic Bath. Residences H. H. Bartiett, No. gl Main St,, L. B. Bartiett, Sd Door north from South Park Store. Main St.(14i8 HOWARD A G PER, Rock Creek, O. Office at the residence ul Dr. Howard. t26 UK. K. L. KING, Physician and Surgeon; office over Wilcox Store. 1 have a com plete set of Dr. Hadfleld's Equalizers, with the exoiusive right of Ashtabula county. Physicians are respectfully invited to call and examine the Instruments. Office hours trora iu a. m to 1 p. in. Residence south of St. Peter's church. 1430 F. D. CASK, Physician and Surgeon ; ofllce east side of Park street, second door north oi Centre street. Residence on Centre street, third door west of Engine House. Office hours, H to 12 A.M., and 7 to 8 P.M. tf-Lfcti DB. P. DEICH.T1AN, Physician and Sur geon, having located himself in Ashtabula, respectfully tenders his services to the citi ens of Ashtabula and vicinity. Dr. P. Deiohman speaks the German and English languages fluently. His office and residence is in Smith's new block, Centre Btreeu ias FOUNDRIES. TINKER A GREGORY, Manufacturers of stoves. Plows and Columns, Window Caps and Sills, Mill Castings, Kettles, Sinks, Sleigh Shoes, Ac., Piiojalx Foundry, Ashta bula,Ohlo. lul PAINTERS. A. A W. KYLE,, House and Sign Painters, Graining, Paper Hanging and Glazing; Kai ominiug and Wail Painting a specialty: 2H9 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. All orders promptly attended to, and work exc euted in the neatest manner. lit! CABINET WARE. JOHN DCCRO, Manufacturer of and Deal er In Furniture of the best descriptions, an i very variety; also. General Underina. and Manufacturer of Coffins to order; ain 7rhnii r.h. m BOU"1 UDl, 8quat). Ash- 4W1 JEWELERS. A. O. A MSB feN will doll kinds of Repair ing ol Vt atches. Clocks and Jewelry at 1:6 Muin Street Haskell's Block where be has taken the corner window, in the stoie of A. C. Bootes, Ashtabula. 5o-lyr GEO. W. DICKINSON, Jeweler; Repair ing of all kinds of Watches Clocks and Jewelry; Store in Ashtabula' House Block, Ashtabula, Ohio. PUBLIC HALLS. TONE'S OPERA HILL, Orwell, AsbUt tabuia Co., Ohio on the line of A. Y. 4 J", railroad; refitted, with stage and scenery, will seat VM, aud is ready to rent to traveling troupes. R.E. STONE, Proprietor. 118QH PHOTOGRAPHERS. BL.AKKSLEE A JIOOBK, Photograph ers and Dealers in Pictures, Engraving-, Chroinos, &e . . having a large supply .,1 Mouldings of various descriptions, are pre pared to frame anything in the Pict .irn line at short notice and in the best style. HARNESS MAKER. P. C. FORD, Manufacturer and Dealer In "v Saddles, Harness, Bridles Collars, Trunk-i Whips, Ac, opposite Fisk House, Anht;; '. buia, Ohio. luio MISCELLANEOUS. 17 BULBING LOTS FOR SALEM Dealer in Water-Lime, Stucco, Land Plas ter, Real Estate and Loan Agent, Ashtabula Depot. 121 WM. HUMPHREY. J. SOI. BLITH, Agent for the Liverpool, Londo dt (iiobe Insurance Co. Cash Assets over i j.OriO.OOO Gold. In the TJ. S. I3,60,f)0.l. BtocV ooldars also personally liable 11212 JOB PRINTERS. JAMES KERB SON, Plain and Orna mental Printers aud General stationers. Specimens of Printing and prices for the same sent on application. Office corner Main aud Spring streets, Ashtabula, O. Ubu DENTISTS. .- O. E. KELLEY.D.D.S.,succesr to G. W. Nelson, Main street, Asntu bula, Ohio. p. E. HALL, Dentist, Ashtabula, Ohio. Office Centre street, between Main and Park. sw ARCHITECTS. DAVID SLOAN, Civil Engineer and Sur veyor, Architectural and Mechanical Draughtsman. Office in Pierce and Red head's Block. Ashtabula. Ohio. I4'2 REPAIRING. O. L. HALL, Morgan. O., will repair Clothes Wringers aud all kinds of Sewing Machines, in the best manner ana at rea son a hie rates. Address by Postal. 1428 t Repairing done at your own residences. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. ASHTABULA, YOUNGSTOWN & PITTSBURGH RAILROAD. CONDENSED TIME TABLE—Nov. 26,1876. Going South. Going North. Ex. Ac'm Stations. Ex. lAc'm p ra fl 30 1 20 1 15 tl 04 12 58 12 4K 12 88 12 28 12 2 12 15 12 08 11 55 11 60 til S5 111 23 p m 8 80 8 18 11 2" 11 02 10 50 tlO 42 110 30 7 48 4 85 4 25 p m 7 n XI 15 am am ,7 30 Harbor 71 ... L. 8. A M.S. Crossing 7 4o Ashtabula t KI Munson Hill.... 8 06 Austinburgh 8 ltt Eagievilie 8 2i Rock Creek.. .. 8S7 Rome 8 40 New Lyme. . 8 5il Orwell v U2 Bioomtield 9 M Oakfleld ... 14 Bristolville t9 27 . ....f'harapion iS! am A. & G. W. R. K Cr. 9 10 Warren 10 00 6 23 Niles 10 13 Girard flu 21 Brier Hill 10 3U 6 50 Youngstwn .... 2 10 00 Allegheny 2 80 . ..-Pittsburgh. p m m All trains dally except Sundays. F. R. M 1 Gen. Pass, and Ticket Agent. CONDENSED TIME TABLE—Nov. 26,1876. L. S. & M. S.—FRANKLIN DIVISION. From and after May 13th, 177, Passenger Trains will run as boiiows: GOIXO WIST. GOING KA8T. NO. 2. W. Ft. No. 1.1 W. Ft. 8TATION9. AK AM 7 20 7 25 7 2 6 00 7 40 6 25 ' 7 47 44 7 54 7 00 8 15 7 48 8 20 8 20 8 31 8 45 8 47 8 21 8 55 10 10 8 58 10 18 9 08 10 45 9 15 11 07 9 28 12 13 9 33 12 23 9 50 1 10 68 1 28 10 07 1 45 10 23 2 20 10 34 2 42 10 46 S 04 11 01 3 40 1109 U 18 4 16 11 32 11 35 4 45 2 30 P M p M FX p M 2 20 2 15 2 12 4 30 2 02 4 10 1 58 8 58 1 50 8 45 1 32 2 8G 1 26 2 18 1 18 1 50 12 59 1 09 12 55 1 00 12 48 12 04 12 35 11 35 12 27 11 07 12 13 10 S2 12 08 10 21 11 55 9 60 11 27 9 04 11 19 8 48 11 05 8 15 10 55 7 35 10 45 7 12 10 25 37 10 14 10 08 8 08 8.54 50 S 45 7 15 AM AM Oil City East.. 1 Junction.. .. Oil City West i Reno Run 1 Frankliu Summit IPolk iRaymilton.... Sandy Lake ... Istoneboro Branch. Clark t Hadley Salem Amasa Jamestown... Turner. ...... Simon I Andover Leon Dorset J Jeltt'rHon Greggs Plymouth Centre Street.. tAshtabula .... Pittsburgh ' J Telegraph Stations. Passenger Ikre at the rate of 8 cents per mile to way Rations counted in even half dimes. LAKE SHORE & MICHIGAN SOUTHERN R. GOING WEST. Special Michigan Express leaves Buffalo at 9:00 p. m., Erie 1:10 a. m., Conneaut 2:22 Ashtabula 2:55 a. m., Madison 3:32 a .ml'aiDes Tilie 4:it) a. m., Cleveland 5:15 a. m. Special Chicaeo Express leaves Buffalo at 12:45 a. in., Erie 3:5U a. m., Ashtabula 4:58, Painesville5:40. and arrives at Cleveland at 8:35 a. m. Conneaut Accommodation leaves Conneaut at6:05 a. m.. Am boy 6:11, Kingsville 6:21, Aeh- tabula 6:33, Saybrook 6:43 Geneva 6:53, Paines ville 7:28, and arrives at Cleveland 8:45 a. m. Toledo KxDress leaves Buffalo at 8:55 a. m.. Erie 10:15, Conneaut 11:17. Amboy . Kings- villAl1-33 iDht.hnl. l1Knm bovknu.k 1LU Geneva 12:05, Painesville 12:39, and arrives at Cleveland at 2HKI p. m. Pacific Express leaves Buffalo 12:40 p. m., Erie 3:55, Ashtabula 5:15, Painesville 6:08, and arrives at Cleveland at 7.-05 p. m. GOING EAST. Atlantic Exnress leaves Cleveland 7:30 a. m . Painesville 8:20. Ashtabula 915. Conneaut:i. Erie 10:20, and arrives at Buffalo at 1:05 p. m. Toledo aud Buffalo Accommodation leaves Cleveland at 11:15 a. m.. Painesville 12:27, Ge neva 1:07 a. m., Saybrook 1:18. Ashtabula 1:30, Kingsville 1:44, Amboy 1:54. Conneaut 2:02, Erie 3:10, Buffalo 7:00 p. m. Chicago and St. Louis Express leaves Cleve land at 2:45 D. m- Painesville 3-31 AahtAhiil 4:13, Erie 5:25, and arrives at Buffalo at 8:05 p. m. conneaut Accommodation leaves Cleveland at 4:50 p. m., Painesvllle5:59, Geneva 6:38, Say- uroos ti:, AsntaDuia i.-uu, n.ingsviue 7:13, Am boy 7:23, and arrives at Conneaut at 7:30 p. m. Special New York Express leaves Cleveland at 10:30 p. m., Painesville 11:LX) Ashtabula 1:IH a. m., Erie 1:W and arrives at Buff alo at 4:00 a. Ul. f.The Pacific Express will stop at Girard, Conneaut. Geneva and Wil The Special N. Y. Express on Saturdays, and Chicago Express on Sundays only, will stop at all stations for which they may have pas sengers. 3.Trains run by Columbus time. a ERIE RAIL WAY. Abstract at Time Table Adopted Nov 12.1877. 1)ULLMAN'S best Drawing-room . and ler.tn ('"aches, combining all modern improvements, are running through without change from Rochester, Buffalo, Sus pension Bridge, Niagara Falls,Cincinnati and Chicago to New York, masing direct connec tion with ali lines of foreign and coastwise steamers, and also with Sound steamers and railway lines for Boston and New England cities. Hotel Dining Cars from Chicago to Na York. No. 8. No. 12 No. 4 Stations. N. Y. Atlantic Night Express Ex. Ex. Dunkirk L've i 1 05 p.m. Z Salamanca.. " 5.35 a.m. JS& ...LSI.. Clifton " 41 " 1 45 " 7 SO p.m. Susp. Bridge ' " 430" 8 00 " 7 85 '- Niagara s 4 35 106 " 7 40 Buffalo 515 " 8 50 " 9 80 ' Attica " 6 30 ' 4 10 " 10 30 " Portage " 6 " Hornellsville " 8 50 " -WHS 1 85 a.m. Addison 9 46 " 7 45 " 113 , Rochester... " 6 00 4 00 " Avon " 6 55 " 4 40 Bath ' 908 646 " Corning 10 08 ' 810 " 1 56 Elmira " 10 48 8 47 8 85 " Waveriy. 111 14" 9 23 ' 8 13 - Oweeo " 1150a.m. 1010 " 8 56 " Binghamton " 1230p.m. 1100 " 4 40 " GreatBend. IS 53 8 08 Susquehanna " fl 28 " 1155"" t5 80 " Deposit " 2 05 " 13 39 a. M 6 04 " Hancock " 8 31 lo ' 6 88 Lackawaxen " 4 07 " 8 84 Honesdale.. Arr 5 W " in 50 Port Jervls.. L've 4 60 " 8 48 ' 9 go " Middletown. " -. 4 40 " 10 01 " Goshen " 8 45 " iy 15 Paterson . 08 " 6 13 " n85 - Newark " -7 48 ' 7 30 " TosTm". Jersey City.. " 74s- 7 06 8 10 New York Arr. 7 55P m. 7 85 " 18 25 " Bou,n ": 6 16a.m. 6 40PM.riroo " No, 18 runs dai!y and No. 8 dally from Sal amanca and Bull ilo. f.Meai stations. . MAsk for Tickets via Erie Railway; for sale by all principal offices. . JNO. N. ABBOTT, Gen. Pass. Agt., it New York. CARTER'S Here is Just what 700 want, something Small and Sweet, A perfect remedy for thedisordered liver and all bilious affections. A positive cure for Sl It Headache, Nausea, Dizxiuess, Bad Taste lu Mouth, Coated Tongue, Pain in the Side, Ac. fl"1 Constipation and Piles. RmuLi. : i, Bowels, Clear the Complexion. Easy to take One Pill a dose; 40 in a vial; purely vegetable' Prloe5 cents. CA RTER 1UEIIICINE Co.' proprietors, Erie, Pa. At Last we Have it I V COLE'S RESTORATIVE BALSAM. All who have purchased this INVALUABLE MEDICINE For Asthma, Whooping Cough, and ail com plaints of the Lungs or Liver, spitting of blood and pain In the aide and breast, etc. are helped by it, and are willing to give their testimony in 1U behalf. For sale by W. B. STONE, . 64-1606 Orwell, Ashtabula Co., a THE National Disease. IS IT CURABLE? 1 I he Tariotu and cnmplfrated form of disease a framed by Cmtmrrto. aud ) tried many phcui ctmu withoal relieT or care, await the answer this amotion with oon teimble anxiety. well in y may; for no dteae that can h men tioned is eo nuiTersailv orevalent and so detrnc tiTetobealtta a CatHrri;. mocbiti. Aethma, and er.o- and freqnentty fatal anVctlona .of mop fill low. in mauy cae a cane of eiropie neleced ( aturrb. Other avmpatnetic antfcuou. ucb an deafnew. imp 'red eye-ijht and lo aene of fmeii. ma nereierreo to a ramor Deverthelep" aeriona resolu of neglect i.l Oitairh. bd enoo b in themietref. hat a nothing com pared with the danirerou.. affectioua f the tbruat and luug likely to fo'low. IT CAN BE CURFD IT can be enred. Th-re is no rtonbt about The Immediate relief afforded by Saniord's Radical Cure for Csiarrh is hot a slight evidence of a hat mar lollow a pr rpietent aw of ihi reme dy. The bird, inciosted msfer chat has lodged Id the nasal passages is rrnwi.-ii wiih a lew appli cations: the ulceration aud inflamniaiion snbriaed and botlrd: the entire memhranons linings of head are clxanaed and ppri8ed. Contiiutionally its action ie that of a powerful purifying agent, destroying in its course throoirh the system srid poison, the destructive agent iD catarrhal at. Kach package contains Dr. Sanford's Improved lnhilii t Tata, with full directions for use in cases. Price $1.00. for sale by all wholesale and retail drn''git throughout the United States. WEEKS A POTTER. General Agents aud Whole sale Druggists, Boston. Mam. COLLINS' VOLTAIC PLASTER IS THE BEST. ASK FOR Collins' Voltaic Plaster. Collins' Voltaic Plaster. Collins' Voltaic Plaster. Collins' Voltaic Plaster. Collins' Voltaic. Plastar. Collins' Voltaic Plaster. Collins' Voltaic PLster NEYER FAILS TO Relieve Affections of Relieve Affections of Relieve Affections of Relieve Affections of Relieve Affections of Relieve Affections of Relieve Affections of Relieve Affections of Relieve Affections of Relieve Affections of Relieve Affections of Relieve Affections of QUICKLY the Chest, the Lungs, the Heart, the Liver, the Spleen.' the Kidneys, the Spine, the. Nerves, the Muscles. ' the Joints, the Bones, the Sinews. Price 25 cents. Sold by all drnriits. Mailed on receipt of price. 25 cents for one; $1.9f for six, or $i 36 for twelve, carefully wrapped, and war ranted, bv WEEKS & POTTER, Proprietors, Boston, Mass. Schenk's Pulmonic Sea Weed Tonic and Mandrake Pill Thee deeei ved'y celebrated and popular medicine hare effected a revolution tn the healing art, and proved the fallacy of several maxima which have foi many years obstructed the progress ot medical science, roe laire euppoemon iDht -uon sump tion in incurable1 ' deterred physician fiom at tempting to find remedies for that disease, and patients afflicted with tt reconciled themselves death without making an ffnrt to escape from doom which they supposed to be unavoidable. is now proved, however, that Consumption can he cured, and that tt has been cm red in a very great number of cases 0me of them apparently desperate ones) by ScbeucVs Pulmonic Syrup alone; and in other cases by the same medicine connection with Schencfs Mandrake pills one or both, accoiding to toe requirement ol the case. Dr. Sen e nek himself who enjoyed uninterrupted good health for more than forty years, was sun posed at one time to be at the very gate of death, his physicians havir e pronounced his case hope less, and abandoned him to his fate. He was cured by the aforesaid medicines, and. since bis recovery, many thousands similarly affected have used Dr. Hcnenck's preparations with the same remarkable success. Full directions accompany .ach, making it not absolutely necessary to personally see Dr.Schenck unless patients wish their lungs examined, and for this purpose he is profess ion ally at hi princi pal office, corner Sixth and Arch Bts.t Philadel phia, every Monday, where all letters for advice most be addressed. Schenck's menicines are sold by all druggists. VEGETINE. Rev. J. P. LUDLOW Writes: 178 Baltic Strbst, Bbookltn, N. T., Nov. 14. 1814. H. R. Stivtos. Esq. Dear Sir, From personal benefit received by ose, as well as from personal knowledge of t&ose whose cares thereby have aeemtd almost miracu lous. I can most heartily ai.d sincerely recom mend the Vioitins for the comulants which claimed to cure. JAMBS P. LUDLOW, I Ale Pastor Calvary Baptist Chnrcb. Sasramnto, Cal. Vegetine. She Rests Well. Sooth Polasd, M-., Oct. 11, 1877. Mb. H. R. Stivins, Dear Sir, I have been sick two years with the liver complaint, and during that time have taken gret many different medicines, bat none them did me any good. I was restless nights, and had no appetite, since taking the Vegetine I rest well, and relish my food. Can recommend the Vegetine for what it has done for me. Yours reppectfnllv, Mas. ALBERT BICKER. Witness of the above. Mb. GEORUB M. V AUG HAN, Med ford. Mass, Vegetine.. Good for the Children- BotroK Hoars, 14 Tyler St., Boston, April, 1876. H. R. Stevens. Dear dir. We feel that the children In oar borne bave been greatly benefited bv the Vegetine yon have so kindly eiven a from time to 1 lime, enpecially those troubled with the bcrofnla. . With respect, . Mas. N.WORMEL, Matron. Vegetine. Rev. 0. T. WALKER Says : Providence, R. I., 164 Transit St, H. R. Stevens. so,. I feel bound to express with my signature the high value I place upn your Vegetine. My fam ily have used it for the last two years. Jn ner vous debility tt is invaluable, and I recommend to all who may need an invigorating, renova ting tonic. O. T. WA LEER. Formerly Pastor of Bowdoin-square Church, Boston, Mass. Vegetine. Nothing Equal to it. South Salem, Mass., Nov. M, 1876. Mr. H. R Stevens. Detw Sir, I have been troubled with Scrofula, Canker and Liver Complaint for three years. Nothing ever did me any good until I commenced using the Vegetine. I am now getting a ong first rate, and still using the Vegetine. I consider there ts nothing equal U) it for such complaints. Can heartily recommend it to everybody. Yours truly, Mrs. LIZZIE M PACKARD. No. 16 Lagrange tit.. South Salem, Maes, Vegetine. Recommend It Heartily. South Boston. Mm. Stevens. Dear Mr, I have taken several bottles ofyonr Vegetine, and am convinced it la a valuable rem edy for Dyspepaia, Kidney Complaint and Gener al Dehlllity of the System I can huartilv recom mend tt to all sufferers trom the above complaints Yours respectfutly, '. . Mas. MUNROE PABKER. VEGETINE Prepared by " II. R STEVENS,BostorI,Ma.sa, Vegetine is Sold by All Druggist Dr.A.G.OLIN'S; )K1 UN watnitif I Ilia tnr ika him flat all piMi of Prtvat tutuM. ntraltlnt? from mriy abuftea r Infecttoa o t Uteres. 6Mlnal VaknrpHlurir)t EmlMluiM, UMofHfMtorr, Impalrt-S H1Uu homi """"J" w ioitotnrr, .fFTUMi J'fblllLy. iirrvuHP I'ruiuui imtimm- roily ot.id. dUi( ib. Bladder, Kldner. Lt AhLI OF FEM A.L.RH, yUld to bb Untnwnt. Dr. 0 Its had ftlifVleDf xpri.ac, ud am btn othn 1U1. H bw tad ftlifVleDf ztwriaac, and oarta wban olhi Ml. H b i ffradi at of thM fUfonnad RcbnoL mm no ttwurr. hm tba kwrat m acttoa ib ttaa 0. 8. I,AIIEA raaulrlna tirmuiMni privmU 3 bom and board, call or wriu. kvanr ookdw(ii for paUcaiav. rWod Sftj canto (brHunpiaof Rubbar Ouoda and 4r Qlav of fmporttuit lnfommUoB by pra. Utt. O LI N't, rtnM 'Pllk, A par Boa. CoolUJon frw. MOEIAGE GUIDE nrsmi Toun. W ,J mUdU ef botb 8sa, ra ll of pftma Man. viUMle. M ttaaaiufted and IfcoM Mtraipl.tt3 wnHi. How to ba hMlth Md truly h.Mry In tb. mrril Mb So.. tybody koald ( taa kwa. fttcaW mH uasyaa -"aa. r to And ibe 001 f oai it. the the all Lines snggmsteJ by the death of Dr. Parsons of Ingnam University, Leroyv N. Y..by an Ashtabula puDil. Christmas morn had broken o'er us, Chverful, gladsorna, bright; With rejoicing iu its advent Everv heart was light. When within our happy circle. One short line was brought Words so few, yet with what sadness Was the message fraught. Joys and sorrows how they're mingled All along our way; Glad hearts quickly turned to sadness; Xight succeeding day. To our hearts, of trouble thoughtless, Cam., as in a braath. Word that, o'er our Alma Mater, Hung the Angel Death. In the chain with which she bound us, Shielding us from wrong Chain of love one link is broken, Gone one bulwark strong. But the link we mourn as severed, God grasped as his own : And the chain of love is fastened To the Father's throne. To our loved and stricken teacher, What words can we say? Oh, to give her back one lesson That has helped our way! Faitn is whispering in her sorrow, Only gone before! Lost? Xo! safe with Christ forever! Dead? To die no more! Oh ! what glories burst upon him As he left us here. Oh ! what light broke on his vision With the glad new year! Every mystery that, while with ns, Through his mind revolved. Each vexed question strange and puzzling, An to mm are solved. Hosts of memories crowd around us, VI ola Ingnam s ball; Lessons of the deepest wisdom From his lips that fall. Still those words are speaking to us; May we heed their voice, Till at last, in blest reunion. We with mm rejoice. For the Telegraph. BIRDS OF A FEATHER. M. H. BASCOM. to 'a It in I I "Birds of a feather flock toirether" Is a saying i often bave beard. I think.it true, for oh! what a crew We have of the same kind of bird. There are light and dark ones robust and sum, -- - And eidd v ones in their first feather: But though short or tall they each one all Assimilate well tngetner. And this is the secret-I've just found it out, Bo will wnlsper it slyly you Know. It is the one feather that draws them to- f ether marks them wherever they go. - While some vainly boast they prize the most Of all their earthly treasure. Others declare it a shame they mast wear it. ro naunt it is not tneir pleasure. Yet between yon and . me; when that feather they see DroDDlne out from a comrad's dress eandv. Thev smooth theirs with care and pompous air. Hake it cover the most of their body. And some are quite proud and make them selves ioua In Bhowine its varied color. While others decry it and when we espy it say naugnt to mem couiu oe duller. I will breathe it low.slnce I've oft found it so. The ones that deride it the loudest. Whenever they can find one of their clan. ui mat teatner are e en tne prouaesL There's a white headed pair very fine I de clare As a royal specie of fowl. And since they look wise and never tell lies w e class them along with the owl. The male is henpecked It wai be I expect That started the querulous fashion, Since once In fine weather he flaunted the feather In a manner that truly was dashing. . The style it was taking, and all else forsaking The birds tn the country about They had like a feather, counseled together, Ana aeciarea it tne latest ining out. It seems rather strange how soch a range or couutry Is ruled bv one feather. But doubt not my words when I aay that Diras Of a feather will flock together. SOUTH FLORIDA LETTER. It . of I I s. Eds. Tel: In the forepart of my Letters, I mentioned that remnants ot the Semi nole Race are still extant, and hearing that a body of them had mad their home within 30 miles of Barstow, I made up my mind to visit them; especially as I was as sured of their being friendly, and that they would have no eovetonsoess ' for my scalp or hair. I am ready to take extra risk, to give the readers of the Telegraph new facts and matter, but not having in sured under any special extra risk, it was but due deference to the Insurance Co., and no reflection on my "courage, that I first obtained the above assurances before going among these Indians. I reached their camp after two day's ri ding, and there met with my first observa tion of "civilized Injun." ' ' 1 " ': The camp comprised some ten lodges, buildings belonging to iudiyidual fa all ies. They were each, simply composed of a platform, elevated about 30 inohes from the ground, on postSj "(and covered with a thatched roof, being open on all sides. ,Up in the roof were shelves on which air belongings- ftstetf when not in use. " ' The ) "illustrious wurrior? ? population was small, and included such nomencla ted personages as Chepko, the Chief, (alv- senl); Billy Buster, (Num. 1 2 &. 3); Tiger Tommy, Tallabuscee and negro Billy; but they" with the- squaws and progeny, made quite a number. I was "exhibited" to the squaws, or they to me, it is hard to say which , . . Asa rule they were old, and decidedly wrinkled, excepting two, whose forms and features somewhat approached the picturesque. Billy Buster No. 1 was the Brighamite" of the camp, he possessed two squaws, one considerably older than he, and one decidedly the reverse. As to the . Picaninnies not ".pappooses, they were ef all sizes and came on iu troops. "Apparel oft proclaims the man;" At least so wrote the bard, but. had . that par ticular bard lived with the Seminoles, he would have come to the opinion, that the apparel on them would not proclaim worth a cent. The male portion of the commu nity wore but one garment a shirt and this was seemingly put on when new, and worn until it dropped off. The squaws improved on Mother Eve, to the extent of a-skirt; but the Picauinnies wore a full suit that which nature gave them. Jhey live in style highly suggestive of dirt and slotbfulness; only working or hunting when necessity compels them. When they get their meals, . a fire is lighted on the grounds, and slices of meat are fastened ' to inclined . sticks antl smoked or roasted; the smoking beoom sng the main operation, as the inteure black color of the viands bespeak. ' ' They are eaten from the sticks, thus dispensing with a labor to them unnecessary, suoh as would occur were utensils employed. Most ot their time is spent in lounging on their platform couches, and in sleep ing. When wet weather comes o'er (he spir it of their dream, they orawl into what looks like an empty mattress, aud never leave it until forced to eat, &0. They occupy about 40 acres of land, cultivating about 10 in sugar-cane and sweet potatoes. But in all things, are an indolent, dirty set, possessing nothing to charm the romancer, or provoke the "Indian" enthusiast to exhibition of his prevailing sympathy as i nau now arrived in a couutry void of roads or even tracks, it became a necessity to me to invoke the aid the Indian, especially as my guide while I was not familiar with this of the Florida world, and nothing retracing our route, would place where he was in a country he knew. did not propose auy returu just yet, after pantomimically talking with Billy Buster, I engaged with him to pilot all around. After sdpper, while loung ing ground the fire smokiug, I roused by hearing, away off in the dis tance, the most demoniacal yells I listened to. Soon they changed into monotonous chant, and visions of Bea dle's Library by the wholesale flew me. In a minute I was scalped, roasted, fricasseed and tortured, that in mind, as the loneliness of our situation was realized ; and all sorts of Indian out rages crowded in on my memory. As yells and singing, came nearer very fast, could not restrain myself; so I went meet them, resigned to any fate, and won dering who in the dickens it could be dis turbing the silence of the night in that hideous manner. I did not wonder loag, for a mounted Indian, in buckskin suit gaudy trimmings, rode into our camp, giving one rip roaring yell to finish strain. There was a sinister smile on face, and a great amount of .perspiration. When he rolled off his horse there was uncertainty in his gait, and a huge can teen at his side proved to be the overpow ering influence. It was Chepko, the IndL an Chief, and so drunk as only Injun get, and be active. He staid with us un til we made some coffee and then went his way singing and yelling at his best. Next morning went for Billy Buster. and "what a sight was there my country men," in that camp. " Chepko, divested his clothes, lay in the dust, too drunc rise. All over the surface of the ground lay V'poor Injun, in the same condition. squaw as wnll, and my guide where he 5 I searched around, turned this, and that one over, until through the clotted sand around one face I recognized Billy. It took several kicks to arouse him, but finally got him on his feet and his girl squaw helping, clothed him in his buck skin, put him on a pony and started. He soon came out of his drunken stupor and took the van. His route took me into the most beautiful country I ever saw. It was nothing but tho most symmetric al of hills, and most picturesque of lakes. The air was salubrious, the vegetation, trees, and wild flowers charmiug, and gave full enjoyment to that which sur rounded me. There is a peculiar charm being away in the depths of a country, such a nature away from all civilization and with nothing but nature for a com panion. It is then that one's soul rises to the occasion, and realizes the Master Hand, evidenced by every step taken. There is no loneliness, for all is full of in terest, and a field is found where all more than entrancing company. No one can describe the feeling that pervades them, when in such a situation as this, lent contemplation is natural, and fills one with a perfect realization of the majesty Nature. I enjoyed such a country for two days, and then left it for one full of swamps, marshes and creeks. It seemed compatible now to have reaching a wet eountry, and we had it assure you. In south rlorula, il very easily that is, it has no trouble falling. The drops just make it a busi ness to come down; they don't knock against each other and ' splinter up into mist, they just leave the clouds, mind their own business in coming down, and fall in their entirety. The consequence that they come quicker, larger, and great er in numbers. The rain too has an affin ity for the inside of everything. It soon got through my hat, ran down my hair, gleefully glided down my neck all round, and found a resting place in my boots, and I was soon literally standing in water, on horseback. ' ; Of course I ought to have been prepared for it, had umbrella, oil-skin coat, sou'wester, etc. ; but I had to be particular ih'ihe weight of what I took with me, and every little helping, I did not take "littles" along. But I was prepared that is,' I did prepare then. I accepted the moisture as I accepted the sunshine, not liking to discriminate with Dame Nature, so I prepared for a soaking, and I soon had one. Isn't it singular when one is wet through how indifferent he is to ater. i I was I know, and when we halted tlhe day, though still raining, I started out with the driver, to see if we could furnish some venison for supper. How pleasant it was; my clothes entered, into it, and would joyfully exclaim, "swish" Vswosh," while ray boots, being lower down on the scale, would chime in "quer swosh, querswosh." What fun the rain bad on my nose, always keeping a drop the end as a sentinel, and how it would chase around my neck, running down sleeves and dropping off my fingers; then the wicked portion of the rain would rest on the end of my back hair, just to cool off, and wtth a dexterous glide, oo-ooh, down it went the whole lenght of the spine. But pleasure soon loses its charm in too long a continuance, and it was so with this. Our deer hunt commenced with a determination to do die, for our provisions were getting very low, and something had to bo done. '. Now I had never shot a deer, nor had I seen one, nor would I know one if saw one, perhaps. I bad heard a good many deer stories, and all agree that a novitiate always had the "buck fever". Tbey never diagnosed the disease to me, and I was left in cruel doubt. I some.iow felt it in my bones, that I was to take this disease, and it while thinking it came upon uie. We were beating up a long palmetto strip, one on each side, when all ot a sudden, within ten feet of me, there was a snort, a terrible rush, and something obliterated daylight from me. What wild animals were upon I knew not, but trembling like a leaf. held my breath, shut my eyes and fired. When I calmed down, I opened my organs of vision, and what did I see my dri yer running towards me, shaking his and talking in a foreign tongue. i "Whnt'ud fire at m fur," he gasped, "why you made me see my coffin, the bul let jist whistled within a foot o' tne," asserted I was innocent, that I had shot some huge beast, and, looking around, said it must be lying killed somewhere they an of part but him I so. me was ever a be fore is, the 1 to and the his an on of to was I I in of to is si of near. How sardonically that driver smil ed, and haw astonished was I to hear him tell me, that two deer jumped up in front of me, stood, as he said, and laughed at me, and then I just faced about "kind o' sideloug backwards," as he put it, and without a word of warning fired blank at him. "Ef I hedn't went down lik. a flash, and inter a purty puddle at thet, I'd a furnished a funeral" said he. I tried to feel the smallest I could, ftud walked on with him in silence, receiving all kinds of warnings. Said he: "you had it bad." I looked sick and nodded my heed. "Yes," continued he: "you had it bad, an ef I hedn't a expected it, where urt I a bin now." I declined to surmise, and he then told me how to proceed, how to tell a deer, and when to fire. I re ceived it all, and determined to profit by it. We followed the trail of the deer and soon it led through a creek, 20 feet across and 5 feet deep. Why I know its depth particularly is because I measured it, and how, you'll see. My driver soon found a rot ten tree laying across it and with a Blond- in dexterity was soon across. I essayed the feat, but I never was a good balancer, and being upset by my recent affair, it was proper I should upset again, and so I did. I got over the deepest part of the creek, I was careful in this, and then I com menced squirming. My driver imagined I was exhibiting my skill in balancing, and encouraged me. This did it, and with a toppling squirm over I went. He sym pathized with me as I walked out, and showed how earnest he was when he assisted me in emptying my top boots by elevating so as to send the water up my legs and to my shoulders. But I was satisfied all the creeks in the country couldn't make me wetter than the rain had, so I went on without any discomfort from my fall in the creek. My greatest misfortune in this fall was, I lost my glasses. As the trail divided somewhat, we di vided, and it was not loug before I was stopped by a movement in the palmetto bush before me.- . Istopped.and earnestly looked, but my eyes were not possessed of clear vision as my glasses were gone. Still, I could see it was something. I crept closer, yes, there was the hind quarters of a deer in front of me, them was the white tail frisking about, and now was the time to fire. I took careful tight at where I judged his forequarters located, and fired. There was a jump, and a fall, and I fairly shrieked with glee. I called my driver, and when he came np, led him up to the dead animal, and looking in his joyful face, asked, "how about the buck fever now?" I watched his face, and of all the work ings face ever underwent, his practiced them as he gazed on the victim of my bul let. When he said "well T'm d d," I was pleased, but when he said "Ef you ain't bin and shot a steer," I lost the strength of my bones and muscles, tottered forward, and there, there lay a white stumpy tailed deer colored one year old steer, with a look in his dying eye that made me feel a mur derer. I examined it to try and make it a deer, but no, it was there and a reality. "Let ns go home to the camp," said I, and amidst the falling rain, surrounded by the twilight's deepening gloom,' we marched silently home to camp in good funeral pro cession. From this particular time let it be a blank until the following morning. Tour imagination can supply the sequel incident ALFRED. INAUGURAL ADDRESS. Of Governor R. M Bishop. Delivered to the General Assembly Jan. 14th, 1878. is, yet the for i on or I me I fist I at I Gentlemen of the General Assembly: In accordance with the utual cus tom, it becomes my duty, ag Governor-elect of this Commonwealth, to appear before you, and in your presence to take the oath of office. And it becomes my duty also to call your attention to such matters as I may deem important to the best inter est of the State you represent. Happi ly, my distinguished predecessor hs left me very little to do in this last respect. At the opening of your session, in his annual message, he submitted to you a comprehensive statement of the condition of ' the several executive departments of the government, and consequently all that is necessary for me to do now ia to urge upon your attention those ma'ters only which I deem of such grave importance as to deterve very special mention. Among the first and most impera tive things demanding your atten tion, is the present financial distress of the country. I am not unmind ful that true is generally regarded as a National question, and consequent ly some may consider any discussion of it' here as quite out of place. But a little reflection may help us to set that this very view of the matter con tributes largely to the distress of which we complain. It ' is a very common habit to refer our griev ances to causes as far from home as possible; and consequently our un willingness ' to hold our National Congress entirely responsible for the present financial condition of ht country, is precisely what might be- expected. But it mr.y be worth while to seriously ask the question: Is this view consistent with the facts in the case? I certainly do not wish you to understand me ae apologizing on behalf of our National Congress for any unwise or injudicious legisla tion; or even failure to give the leg islation that is ueeded. What I mean to say is, that our r-al and permanent help must, come from eco nomical living and judicious legisla tion at home. We must begin the work of reform in our own State government. Hence, I would earn est ly call your attention to the im portance of such enactments as will secure an honest administration and rigid economy iu all the departments of our State service. In a republican Government all civil reform must, for the most part, be the outgrowth of a virtuous and economical people; and as your As sembly it very closely related to the people being iu fact composed of the people's immediate representa tives it ell on Id be your constant aim to set an exun.ple in the charac ter of your legislation, such as will be worthy to be imitated bv our Na tional representatives. When we have secured for ourselves the right kind of a record at honfe, we can. then hop that our influence will be poteut iu. the higher councils of the Nation, in securing for the whole p-ople that "retrviicLmeut and re foiMi" which, 1 am thoroughly con vinced, must ante-date any perina manentiy healthful conditio of our financial affairs. I do not wish to convey the idea that you will be able to successfully overcome all the evils ot which the people complain. This I know is possible; for the wisest legislation is at best an expedient, and often falls far short of meeting the public need. Still, if this be true of the wisest, tliMii it must be apparent to all, that inconsiderate and unwise legislation will only make matters worse in stead of better. Hence, while I would urge upon your attention the importance of such legislation as will help to restore confidence in fi nancial aff .irs, and bring activity and energy again to our business circles, I would at the same time warn you that this relief must come mainly bv instituting vigorous re forms, rather than by high sounding statutory enactments. Closely related to the matters al ready considered, is what is usually called the labor question, and which has recently been forced upon our attention with very decided empha sis. In your deliberations you can not safely ignore this question. Hence I hope it will receive a most thorough and candid consideration. The proper adjustment of capital and labor has long occupied the most thoughtful attention of some of the wisest statesmen aud profoundest philosophers. And in a country like ours, where prosperity depends so much upon ibis adjustment, it is not strange that every earnest patriot should feel anxious to reach the wisest conclusions in reference to this important matter. It should be your purpose, as far as possible, to avoid all distinctively class legisla tion; for, as a general rule, this kind of legislation is ruinous to the best interests of the country. Id fact, too much of it is one of the evils with which we are at present cursed; hence you cannot be too careful when dealing with such subjects as the relation of capital and labor; for no legislation that attempts to build up one at the expense of the other can possibly be productive of any substantial good to the people. And should the suggestions already submitted in reference to ecouomy be carried out iu your deliberations, then I am' satisfied that very little, if any other legislation will be Deed ed to restore harmony between capi tal and labor, and make them what they ought to be, and what they really, must be, if either is success ful, hearty co-operants in all that re lates to the material growth and prosperity of the country. I do not wish to consume your time on the present occasion in particlariz itig,since it will be my pleasure from time to time, should I deem it ne cessary, to communicate with you in special messages concerning matters which I cannot even hint at. But I feel that there are some things which ought to receive your im mediate attention, and I therefore deem it proper to specify a few of them. The present condition of the Pub lic Works should be carefully and thoroughly investigated. Recently there has been considerable excite ment growing out of the fact that the lessees of these works have vir tually repudiated their contract with the State. The matter has been submitted to the courts for ad judication, and though a decision may be reached at an early day, still the whole subject is of such vital im portance that yon should not fail to give it a full and candid investiga tion; :iot only as regards the con tract referred to, but as regards what shall be done with these works for the future. Our State has rightfully given great prominence to the building and support of institutions. In this respect we stand among the fore most; ana oi tnis enterprise in goou works we have a right to be proud. Still, all this has cost us immense outlays of money. I5ut where ju diciously expended, these outlays ought not to be regretted. .But my information is such as to lead me to believe that, in the building and management of these institutions, much might be saved to the public treasury. I certainly do not wish to restrain the public enterprise and benevolence which prompt the build ing and sustenance of these institu tions, but I would, at the same time, heavily restrain that tendency to ex travagance and waste, which often accompanies lha most generous anil useful undertakings. In building houses for the institutions I think a proper 'discrimination should be made between those intended for the poor and unfortunate and those which are for criminals. It is cer j tainly right and proper to surround the unfortunate, as far as possible, with respectability and comfort; but it ia very questionable policy, to say the least, to offer a premium of these hleasings to those who are criminally wicked. All should be properly provided for; but the pur poses of some of these institutions would lie better served if they were conducted upon the principles of a more rigid economy than has here tofore characterized theiu. At any rate, I aiaeatishVd that a. close inves tigation, oi your part, will discover the fact that in the future much can be saved to the public treasury with out, in any way, detracting from the best interests of those persons com mitted to their charge. Iu reference to the prison system of the State, I would call your at tention to an important suggestion made by the Board of State Chari- ties in its recent annual report, i ue report recommends that another State Prison be immediately erected, with the capacity for not exceeding 600 prisoners. This prison to be a re formatory, in which the younger prisoners, and those not confirmed in the habit of crime, are to be treated with a view to their refor mation. It is also recommended that )istrict Workhouses, where every convicted criminal shall be compelled to work and earn his liv, ing, should be added to the prison system. The suggestions are worthy of serious consideration j and, if carried out, will test what has long been with me a deep conviction. I hopo that you will furnish the .necessary legislation to make tbera practical. Of course, this will require a consid erable appropriation; but, in my opinion, there is nothing, which mo ney is likely to be called for, that ia more deserving. The improvement of the naviga tion of the Ohio River is properly the business of the General Govern ment; nevertheless, it is a matter in which the citizens of our State are deeply interested, and, as it has been your habit to give some atten tion to it, you should, during your present session, give it such con sideration as its importanae may de mand. It is certainly a cause for congratu lation that amicable relations be tween the recently distracted por tions of our country seem to be now entirely restored. The people of this State can uot be indifferent to whatever will tend to preserve these relations and promote commercial intercourse with the southern States. It is believed that the Cincinnati Southern Railway, which bids fair to soon be completed, will prove an efficient agent in both these respects. It should, therefore, receive your hearty encouragement; not only be cause of the high public spirit which il represents, but also for the rea son that it will assist, by bands of steel, to unite more closely the ties of sympathy which now hold togeth er the North and the South. The registration law, as passed by last Legislature, upon a fair trial, proved to be not only inconvenient and troublesome, but extremely ex pensive. It should, therefore, either be repealed, or so amended as to make it more acceptable to the peo ple. There are at least three public griev ances which should receive from you the same preliminary treatment. I refer to our unequal, unjust, and, therefore, comparatively unproduc tive system of taxation; our clumsy, exceedingly dilatory and generally odious system of courts, or judciary; and our confused, extravagant and badly managed system of muncipal, or city and town government. I cannot enlarge upon the importance of these subjects now, further than to say that, should you be able to find and provide remedies which will give us fair taxes, speedy jus tice, and economy in city govern ment, you will undoubtedly perform a work for your State which will command and receive the cordial approbation of all honest and good citizens. As a step antecedent to auy legis lation that may be needed, I would recommend that you, either by com mission or by joint committee, cause a thorough investigation of each of these subjects; requiring the com mission or committee to take testi mony, both oral and documentary, so as to obtain full and authentic knowledge of the facts; and after duly considering any and all plans that may be suggested, to report by oill or otherwise, such amendments to existing laws, as will cure exist ing evils. This plan will furnish what the Legislature has not yet had before it, viz: A thorough knowledge of the facts, Ind this knowledge, it seems to me, is all important before any legislation should be attempted on subjects of such vital conse quence. I am especially solicitous that something shall be done in this di rection to provide against the evils of our present system of municipal government. Our cities are becom ing, more and more every day, great centers of social, commercial and po litical influence, and as they contin ue to grow in power and importance the problem of their proper govern ment challenges the gravest consid eration of the most enlightened statesmanship. And not the least difficult feature of this problem is: how to reach the best results without endangering the right of self government? This, 1 believe, should be faithfully guarded, for do other benefit, however, valuables could possibly compensate for any material loss of this right. In concluding these brief sugges tions, I wish to urge upon you the importance ot making your session a short one. Go to work in earnest, give close attention to the matter, with which you are intrusted, work faithfully for the best interests of your State and country. Pass such laws as are necessary, and avoid all uperfluous legislation. Let all yon o be characterized by wisdom and rudence. And when you have ac omplished your work, yon can go ome to your constituents who will onor you for your faithfulness and ward you for the manner in which you have maintained their best in terests. And now I have only to add that I desire to express my sincere thanks to the people of the State for the dis tinguished honor they have confer red upon me in calling me to that high and important office, the re sponsible duties of which 1 this day assume. Believing as I do on your patriot ism, and assured, as I am, that I shall have the hearty co-operation of your body in all my efforts to promote good government, and trusting to the guidance of an all wise and beni'ficeut Providence, I enter upon my work not without hope that our mutual labors may re sult beneficially to the people we re spectively represent. It is ordered that we shall not lab bor on Sundays, and yet on that very day ihe boarding house keep ers insist on our trying to eat last year's spriug chicken. The Chicago Times comes to the aid of Beecher and explains his late, sermou by saying that hell went out of the business because it could not compete with Brooklyn.' "Will you always trust rue, dear est?" he asked, looking down into her great blue eyes with unspeaka ble affection. She was a saleswoman up at an up town hirt store, and she told him business was business, and he'd have to pay cash every N. Y. Com. Advertiser.