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Entered nt tho Tout Offlcfl at Ashtabula as Keconri (lass Matter.
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INIi:iKNIKNT IN A IX THINGS.
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Vol. XXXI, No.. 48.
ASHTABULA, OHIO, FRIDAY, NOVEMHEK 20, 1880.
"Whole Ncmbkr 16
lr (.J(mmIr, (JrtM't'rU'M, CrMkftry ami (Jln
ire, Hoot Hiitl HlKtfltt, Itciwly-Mnde Cloth
ink HHtn hiiU (JafR, Tnltim'Mi mul (lkt,n.rn,
it nil everything a minlly need to tmt or
wear, Wort h Main trett, Anhtabula. ISHfl
TO.T1IBF.N HOOKWKll., (A. C. Torabei
and L. K. Rockwell,) WhohmHle and Re
tail DeitlprH hi UrooerloM and Pnivlnlon,
PrtuU andUraln: AKi'iit for Amorlimn and
Union Kxpr'n Coniimnlps and Olevrlfititi
Herald, Main street, AfHitnhuln. O. (13.18
A?l l7& k7W . A V AU Knen In Choice
t aintiy urocpriemtiu. rmviMionfi; aiho.uure
(mfeaicii8r) , and the fluent brundi
S, H WliXLMt Produce ami Commission
Merchant for the pure has and sale of West
ern Ileserve Butter. Cheeneand Dried Fruits,
Main RtretJt, AslitiilJUla, Ohio. 1224
iIirr"pAirkNKli &ON, Peahw In
Ot'iK-ertrs, rrovlstolis, Flour, Feed, Foreign
and Domestic FrulU, Halt, Fish, Plaster,
Water-LI me, 8eeds, Ac, Main street. Ash
V. ItttOIIKAII, Dealer In Flour, Pork.
Hnms, Lard, and all kinds of Fish; also, all
kinds of Family Groceries, Fruits and Con
fectionery, Ale and Domestic Wliie. (.l'iJ
hTlTMOHIIISON, Deaitir In Dry (lools,
Ur(H!erles, Boot and Himes, Hats, Caps,
Hardware, Crockery, Uooka, l'atnu, Oils,
Ac, Ashtabula, Ohio. li&il
MARTIN NKWHKKHI, DriiKKlst and
Apothecary, and Ueneml dealer in lrun;n.
Medicines, Wines and Liquors tor medical
purposes, Fancy and Toilet (loods Main
street, corner of Centre, Ashtabula, O.
( I'LLRV OT iO., Manufacturers
of Lath, Hiding, Mouldings, Cheese Boxes,
Ac, Planing. Matching, and Hcrowl Hawing
done on short notice. Hhop on Main street,
opposite Houth Park, Ashtabula, Ohio.
ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS.
B. H. HICK A RD. Attorney nt Law a No
tary Public Ofllce Redhead III k Ashtabula.
.41. BICK, Attorney and Counsellor at
Law and Notary Public, Ashtabula Har
bor over pout office K6-11
fr. kTpKTTIBONK, Attorney and Coun
sellor at l.aw, and Notary Publlo, opposite
risk House, Ashtabula. IS".
n. w. CALVIN. Attorney
selor at Law, and Notarle Public
151 JOHN T. UTIIUKR, Attorney and Coun
sellor at Law, and Notary Publlo. OtHce In
Ashtabula Loan Association building. H48
ri'lAIILKS BOOTH, Attorney aud Coun
sellor ut Law, Ashtabula. Ohio. lODS
K. B. LEUNAHD, Attorney at Law,Jen"er
sou.Uhlo. Olllco In tbe Bmallcy Mock nam
Win. in. EAHKI, MI. I., Physician and
HurKeon, Ashtabula, Ohio. Office hours
from Is lo and to8 P!MJ 02-8I
DU. K. L. KING, Physlolan and HurKeon;
olllce over tiee & Holers'. 1 have a com
plete set of Dr. HttdtleTd's Equaliser., wltb
the exclusive right of Aahtabula county.
Physicians are respectfully luvlled to call
aud examine the Instruments. OfMce hours
iroiu 10 a. m. to 1 p. ui. Kesldeaoe south ot
Ht. Peter's church. U2U
BR. K. nOHK, Eclectlo Physician, of
flee and residence 9d story Mrs. Prosser's
Brick block. Proprietor of Therapeutlo
Bath. Ottloe hours i to 6 P. M. Out busi
ness forenoons 1584-tf
Br.1T wTHlJinPMKKlf,Ma(jnello Healer,
Asblabula, O. Uesldence on Luke Hhore.
PHOKNIX IUON.WOHK8 CO.,Man'f 'ra
of Stoves, Plows and Columns, Window
Caps aud Hills, Mill Castings, Kettles, H In Its,
Hleigu Hhoea, Ac, PUuuulx Foundry, Ashta-
JOHN 1HTCHO, Manufacturer of and Deal
er lu Furniture of the best descriptions, ana
every variety; also, (ieneral UnderiuKi-r
and Manufacturer of Carilns to order; Main
street, north of Houtb. Publlo Bquare, Ash
tabula, Ohio. 4H1
AlUDKN A HA II KIS will do all kinds of
Kepalring ot Watches, Clocks and Jewelry,
at IIJ Main Htreet, lu room with Carlisle A
UftiO. V. ll4'HINO, Jeweler; Repair
ing il all kinds of Watches, Clocks and
Jewelry; Htore In Ashtabula House Block,
BL.AK.KKLKK A NOOKK, Photograph
. ers and Dealers in Plotures, Kugmvlngs.
Chromos, Ac; having a targe supply 01
Mouldings of various descriptions, are pre
pared to frame anything in the Picture line
at short notl ce and lu tlie best style.
FOHU ic UHO'IllKK, Manufacturers
and Dealers In Hatldles, Bridles, Collars,
Trunks, Whips, Ac, opposite Flsk House,
Asbtubulu, Ohio. 1015
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.
NII.OU, HICAT1I. Justice of the Peace.
Olllce over Ashtabula btore, Ashtabula.
DAVID SLOAN, Civil Engineer and Pur
veyor, Architectural and Meohanioal
Draughtsman. Omoe In Pleroe and Red
head's Block. Ashtabula, Ohio. HM
inD. K. K GLiEV. D. B., Newber
irYWry's Block, cor. Main and Centre Hts.
Entrance on Centre Htreet. Office hours, 0
o la a. m. 1 to 6 p. in.
P. K. HALL, Dentist, Ashtabula
Ohio. Olhue Centre street, between
Main and Parity low
P. P. GOOD, Wholesale and Retail Dealer
In all kinds of Coal, and Lumber. Hewer
Pipe or all sites. Office and yard at Center
street railroad crossing, Ashtabula. Hall's
, shlngleaasncclalty. Pine lumber. shingles,
lath, of all kinds. In any quantity, at the
lowest prices, and delivered on cars or any
where lo Ashtabula. Orders U?tX at the
store of J. B. Crosby A Hons, will receive
J. SUITl BLVTH, Agent for the Liverpool,
Ijondo A Olobe InsuranoeCo. Cash A suets
over t j.OW.UOO Gold. In the U. H. tS.OW.dUU.
Htocl jolders also personally liable 1218
wmiTHiniTiillmDOTLer ofHcotch Polished
Granite Mouuments, and Manufacturer of
American oranite. Maruieanunione worn.
All work Finished in the Best Manner.
Olllce and Works near L. H. A M H. Depot,
Ashtabula, Ohio. UfrU
' H KN NON & KVANS, mitchlnlsts and
team fitters. Farmers and Mill Machinery
repaired, aud every description of pipe fit
ting done to order at reasonable prices.
Hhop at the Harbor. OOlf
THE BEST GUN
made la the United SUtes for the money Is the
SEND STAMP TOR CIRCULAR
' Wsrranied In every partlcalat.
A. C. TOWNE, AGENT,
ASHTABULA, HARBOR, 0
BOOTS AND SHOES !
I now have in Stock tlio Largest and IteHt l,lne of Kip and
Calf UoolH and IIavy HIiooh, for Fall Wear, ever broiiRlit Into
the Comity, which I am gelling Very Iow. PIcuho Call and ex
amine my Goodti and get my prlcvH before hiiylng.
tWKiibbcr ltoots a Specialty.
3D O 3E2.
Cheaper than any oth
compare Goods and
for Teas and Groc
er House. Call and
eries Generally, at
Hats and Caps for
est Stock in Ashtabula
Overcoats in great
Blue Flannel Shirts
brated Diamond Shirts
dershirts and Drawers.
Neckwear the Lat
of Gent's Jewelry.
Hosiery. The best
gant stock of Gloves
Call and Look Thr
Ashtabula House Blocfc.
Men and Boys. Fin
a specialty. The Cele
for sale only. Fine Un-
est. A splendid stock
ing, Trunks, Fancy
Knit Jackets, An ele
and Mitts, Overalls, &c.
ough my Stock for
Hall's Block, Harbor.
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OUR WASHINGTON LETTER.
I'nilfual in tori's t Is alri'Sily manifested
in the coming inauguration. Tho event
will he the occasion of ihot lavih exien
diture. The people of I lie whole country
acem to have bntighl tlio Inspiration and
applications for rooms and board in im
mense numbers are coming from all sec
tions from individuals, military organiza
tion and excursions. Special rates are
expected on all railroad leading to the
Capital. Not less than 100,000 visitors
will be called here to witness the magnifi
cent pageant. Those who promise to lie
present should lose no time in securing
The liureau of Statistics reports a mo!
marvelous increase in our agricultural in
terests showing a growth of cereal pro
ducts from 615,1X10,0(10 bushels in 1840 to
802,000,000 in 1850, l,2o8,000,000 in 1800.
1,887,000,000 in 1870, 2,178,000,000 in 1877
and 2,4111,000,000 In 1870. The annual
product increased from 13,001,000,000 in
1850 to 17,977,000,000 in 1800 and 11,
000,000,000 in 1870, yielding exclusive of
labor am) wages, a net amount of f 2,170, -000,000,
being nearly twenty per cent, on
the total. There are still 41X1,000,000 acres
of land available north of the Ohio river
which can produce in wheat or other ce
reals at least 4,800.000,000 bushels annual
ly to meet the demands of our rapidly in
creasing population. It is such informa.
tion as this that inspires the people of the
Old World to seek homes in this Republic
now just in its infancy. Nulhing but a
Chinese wall around the monarchies of
Kurope can stop this ceaseless tide. More
than 14,000 emigrants sailed for America
from one single English port in October.
The U. S. Fish Commission, under the
direction of Prof, llaird, are now distribu
ting the carp hatched here this season in
the carp ponds to individuals and fish com
missions of tho different States. Two at
tempts were made in 1870 to bring a few
of these fish to this country from Germany,
both of which failed. In the spring of
1878 130 carp weru landed for breeding
purposes, and from these have sprung all
the lish uf this kind now in this country,
and it will not be long before they will be
grown in every State in the Union for fish
food. Dr. llessel, the veteran superintend
ent of the carp ponds, saw in Luxemburg
a carp 300 years old, so old that the moss
grew on its back, yet as active as those a
year old. These fish glow to weigh 30
pounds and upwards. Only 40 carp were
put in Government ponds here at the Capi
tal, and the product is over 100,000, which
are now about six inches long. The fish
are distributed in tin cases by four travel
ing agents, each can containing 100 fish.
The railroads make no charge for freight,
the agent simply paying fare. The ap
plicants are required to be at the nearest
station, with suitable vessels to remove the
fish to pools prepared for them. Two
more large ponds, covering thirteen acres,
are now being prepared in the Monument
lot to give increased hatching grounds.
The demand is constantly increasing for
this species of fish food. Shipments have
been made already to New York; Pennsyl
vania, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Minnesota,
Wisconsin, Miqhigan, Connecticut, Ten
nessee, Georgia and Texas. These young
earp were about six inches long, and Prof.
Baird has information that at recent State
agricultural fairs whore they were exhibit
ed they weighed from one to three and a
half pounds each. During fifty days last
year one agent travelled 10,000 miles and
delivered 7.000 carp, mostly in lots of 16,
taking receipts which are always required
giving name and locality, of which a rec
ord is kept, in order that correspondence
may be held wheu desirable to learn as to
success or otherwise of the trial. Nearly
all the States have commissions, and a
general interest has been awakened in this
industry over the country since Prof, Baird
has inaugurated his system.
Candidates for speaker and clerk of the
next House are coming to the front in suf
ficient numbers to satisly the most fastidi
ous. Pennsylvania has three aspirants for
the speakersfiip and two for olerK and it is
said not to be much of a year for candid
The Cabinet and heads of Bureaus are
now engaged in preparing their reports for
submission to Congress to be in session in
a few days. Many Members are already
here arranging their winter quarters. The
old system of leaving the family at home
while pater familias was having a jolly
time at the Capital has fortunately passed
away, and tho families of large numbers of
Members form a part of our cultured win
ter popu lal ion.
The pastors uf our oity churches have
opened a formidable crusAde against the
District Commissioners who have in the
past been very lax in the matter of grant
ing liquor licenses. They are seconded
and sustained in this movement by all the
law-nnd-order loving citizens. It is high
line that a hult was culled and that this
cily should be freed from this iniquitous
traffic. It was here that the tiark curse of
slavery received its first staggering blow,
by a provision that involuntary servitude
should henceforth be no more in this Dis
trict. From that hour until Lincoln's
firoulamation it became a city of refuge
or the slaves of all the surrounding coun
try. Let Congress, following the example
of the noble State of Kansas, provide that
liquor shall never be manufactured or sold
in the District, and then there will be a
smile on the stolid face of the figure of
Jnstica on the dome of the Capitol. Then
will this beautiful city be an asvlum for
the tempted, asafe habitation for hnmrenctt
and vouth, like unto "The city of the Lord,
the 2ion of the Holy One of Israel." God
speed such a day and the people say Amen
Nov. 22, 1880. PHAKS.
The forthcoming November crop report
ol the Ohio State Board of Agriculture
will give the following figures in the wheat
orop of 1879-80, and on the acreage of
wheat for 1880. 1879 Total acres, 2,318,
200, total bushels 41,052.130, average per
acre 17.7 bushels. 1880 Total acres 2,
800,557, total bushels 53,523,794, average
per acre 18.3 bushels. Acres sowed for
1881 are 2,994,210. The crop of 1880 is
twenty-five per cent, of an increase over
that of 1879 in acres and bushels, and the
acres sowed to be reaped in 1881 are three
per cent, over 1880. This makes Ohio '.he
nnt in yield and acreage, except possibly
The hundreds of strong, hearty, rugged
and healthy looking men women and child
ren, that have been rescued from beds of
pain, sickness and well nigb death by Park
er's Ginger Tonio are the best evidences in
the world of its sterling merit and worth.
You will find such in almost every com
munity. Read of it iu another column.
COLLEGE TEAMS AT FOOT BALL.
THE PENNSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY CLUB BADLY
DEFEATED BY THE YALES.
the polo grounds yesterday afternoon, one
liemg the Yale University eleven Iheir
first visit to New York this season am
the other the Pennsylvania University
team from Philadelphia, who recently ac
quited themselves with credit in their con
tvst wilh the Columbia College team at
HolHjkeii. Considerable inieresl was taken
in the meeting from the fact that the
Princeton team, who are to meet Yale at
the ixilo grounds next Thursdsy, defeated
the i'hilaiielphian at Princeton a few weeks
ago by only one touch down. The weather
proved auspicious, and the atrendauce was
large, alsiul SIX) people passing the gates
besides carriages and coaches. Yale had a
representative team present, though not
its strongest, as it reserved Us full force
for Thanksgiving Day's grand match.
The Philadelphians were minus the ser
vices of one or two of their best players.
In th Yale team were the pitcher, catcher
aud left fielder of the Yale base ball nine,
Messrs. Lamb, Walsou and Camp, and
these three players, together with the ac
tive Ilardinge, bore off the honors on the
Yale side. The three well known cricket
ers, Messrs George and John Meyer and
Barley of the Philadelphia team did the
same on that side. In the ojieuing play nf
the first half the Vales were forced on the
defensive for a short time, but they soon
got warmed up to their work and then they
gave the spectators the prettiest exhibition
of scientific football play, under the new
association rules, that has been seen in
this city this season. It was not so much
a struggle of mere weight aud muscle as
ihe Princeton and Harvard match was,
but was skilful strategical play, shown es
pecially in the quick and accurate passing
of the ball, in close runs, and iu sharp
dodging. It was in these respects that
the Philadelphians were decidedly out
played. In the first half Yale scored three
goals and a touch down, and in the last
half, flvsjgoals, besides obliging their op
ponents to touch down for safety five or
The grand match of Thanksgiving Day
promises to be the most excitingcontestou
record, as both teams are the strongest
now in the and bolh
N. Y. Sun.
ELI PERKINS AT MENTOR.
HIS VERACIOUS ACCOUNT OF THE CONDITION
IN WHICH THE VISITING DELEGATIONS LEFT
GEN. GARFIELD'S FARM.
From the Chicago Tribune.
Ashtabula, O., Nov. 9. When I got to
Garfield's Mentor farm, I looked around
lo see tbe growing crops; but I did'nt see
"Didn't the General raise anything here
this summer?" I asked the hired man.
"Certainly, sir; but everything's been
carried off as mementoes by the visiting
"What! Carots and beets! Have they
carried them all off?" I asked.
"Lord bless yer, yes! aud cabbages too!
The visiting delegations have cleaned the
farm. The German delegation carried off
the last cabbage; and last week the Irish
delegation carried off the last potato!
Pumpkins went last June. The Indiana
delegation took 'em; and after Grant and
Conkling and Cameron left, we couldn't
find a briar wood pipe or a meerschaum
holder on the place. Yon ought to have
heard the General talk, though, when they
carried of his carrots I"
"Who carried off carrots?"
"Well, the last delegation was a door
yard full of women from Cleveland Of
course they looked around for flowers in
the garden; but when they couldn't find
even a poppy bed, they went out and dug
up the Generals carrots; and you'll see 'em
now in the parlor windows in Cleveland.
A clergyman down at Youngstown keeps
a cabbage on his piano. He says Garfield
f resented to the visiting clergymen. An
llinois man, the Chairman of the work
itigmen's delegation, carritd of the front
gate. A delegation of business men car
ried of a barrel of pork and two firkins of
butter. But the worst of all was the edi
"What did they do?"
"Why, they carried off Ihe family Bible
and the lids to the cooking stove, and the
next morning you ought to have heard the
General's remarks when he had to go over
The victims ot the St. Peter's, Minn.,
insane asylum, tn the 14th inst., are put
at 27 persons. Eleven are probably burned.
They were demented and sick patients
incapable of making any efforts to save
themselves. Thirteen "missing" are
supposed to be safe. Three died after be
ing rescued from the burning building.
The following is told by an eye-witness
of the fate of six male patients who were
seen crowding around a window in an up
per story during the progress of the fire.
They were wonderfully apathetic, and were
apparently more interested In the work of
the firemen as a child might be interested
in such a scene than in caring for their
own safety. They did not appear to ap
preciate or understand tho mortal peril in
which they were placed, but jabbered at
times among themselves with apparent de
light at the spectacle, as if the affair were
something especially ordered for their en
tertainment. At times, as the flamescame
upon them, they would move aside, but
ouly for a moment. Finally, when their
retreat bad been effectually out off, some
of them seemed to realize in their dim in
tellects the extremity in which they were
placed and turned to escape, but returning
to address a tirade of gibberish to the
firemen, the floor gave way beneath them,
and Ihoy fell back, uttering a chorus of
Health, hope and happiness are restored
by tbe use of Lydia E. Piukham's Vegeta
ble Compound. It is a positive cure for
all those diseases from which women suffer
so much. Send to Mrs. Lydia E. Pinkham,
233 Western Avenue, for pamphlets. 12-15
Mr. Emmons Blaine, the second son of
Senator Blaine, a graduate of Harvard
College and for the last two years a mem
ber of tbe Harvard Law School, has ao
oepted a position in the office of the Gen
eral Manager of th. Chicago and North
Back-ache Is almost immediately relieved
bv wearing one of Carter's Smart Weed
and Belladonna back-ache plasters. Try
one and be tree from pain. 1'nee 2o oents.
A wail comes from the Democratic Na
tional Committee. It is in debt $25,000,
and as yet no one comes to the rescue.
Thomas Myets, Braoebridge, writes: "Dr.
Thomas' Eclectrio Oil is the best medicine
I sell. It always gives satisfaction aud in
cases or coughs, colds, sore throats, burns.
&c, immediate relief has been received by
those woo use it.
A NEW FISH FOR AMERICAN WATERS.
The following article by Prof. S. F.
Baird, United States Fish Commissioner,
wh. is interested in introducing and dis
tributing Ihe German Carp in this coun
try, will be read with interest, particularly
so, when the reader is informed that a
number of these fih have recently been
placed in Ashtabula waters. The follow
ing account is given of this fish by "the
The fUh itself is probably of Asiastic ori
gin, and has been domesticated in China
for thousands of years. It, has, however,
been so extensively distributed in Europe
as lo have become, in a measure, a native
fish, occuring in public waters as well as In
private enclosures. The carp, a known
in France ami England, is, as slated, an
inferior kind, but in Germany by a process
of careful breeding, several varieties have
been developed. Thus while the original
stock is covered with large scales, much in
proportion like those of the western Buffa
lo fish, variety was first developed in
which many of the scales had disappeared,
leaving here and there patches on the sur
face. Th.se are known as the Mirror earp.
Still further breeding produced fish hav
ing scarcely any scales, only a few here
and there. These are the Leather carp.
The three varieties, however, as imported
by us, are all of first cla-s excellence, and
characterized by broad backs, as distin
guished from the sharp back and more
bony character of the common fish. They
occupy a conspicuous place in the Ger
man fish markets, and bring the same
price as the trout, selling generally for
about twenty five cents per pound.
Its special merit lies in the fact of its
sluggisnness and the ease with which it is
kept in very limited enclosure, it being a
vegetable feeder, and its general inoffen
sivness. Whereas, trout and black bass re
quire a supply of animal food for their sus
tenance and growth, the carp, not disdain
ing flies, worms, larv'ffi, etc.live on the suc
culent roots and leaves of aquatio plants,
their seeds, as they fall into the water,
and other similar substances, and may be
fed very readily upon corn, grain, bread,
root crops, raw or boiled, and, indeed, any
vegetable refuse whatever. Its rate of
growth, too is something marvelous, and
as observed so far in the specimens intro
duced into the United States, being even
more remarkable here than in Europe.
Anions the original fish imported by us
from Europe, and which are now only
about three and a half years old, are from
two feet to two feet and one half in length,
weighing from four to eight or nine
They spawn early in the spring, in May
and June, and indeed, under some circum
stances, throughout the entire summer.
We have young fish that spawned all the
way from May to September. They are
very prolific, the female laving from 50,-
000 to 500,000 eggs according to her size.
the eggs adhere tenaciously to whatever
they touch, and for that reason it is very
important that the new pond should be
provided with floating seeds for such
attachment. The eggs hatch out in a few
days, and tbe young grow very rapidly.
They feed voraciousFy upon the so-called
frog spittle, the green alga scum so com
mon in Irog-ponds, Consequently such
water is especially adapted to carp. When
ever the water becomes chilled down to
perhaps forty degrees, and especially when
frozen over at the ton. the fish bury them
selves in the mud, congregating in lots
of from fifty to one hundred, frequently
with their tails projecting, and constitu
ting what is called in Germany kettles or
roses. It is very important that they
should not be disturbed under such cir
cumstances. Of course, while hibernating
in this wav thev are not feeding, although
they are said not to lose appreciably in
weight. In the more southern regions,
where the waters do not freeze, they will
probably feed throughout the year, and
make a more rapid growtn.
Mr. James Rf.dpath says in a letter to
the New York lYibune, in describing the
woeiul wrongs from wnicn tne Irish peo
"Between Kiliarney and Tralee I trav
eled at different times and in different di
rections more than 200 miles in jaunting
cars. The country is everywhere of the
same wild ana mountainous character.
Women work in the fields at the same hard
toil as the men. It is common to see wo
men with large, heavy baskets or kreels,
strapped on their backs, carrying turf or
seaweed in the fields or staggering under
the heavy load along the roads. Boys
work, children work; wherever and when
ever there is work to do there are eager and
willing hands to do it. At bneam, between
Kenmare and Cahircaveen, 1 saw four wo
men, one of them a comely girl, carrying
gravel in kreels nway down from tbe shore
ol the little stream or river up a steep
bank, and throwing it on the road. Eive
hour's work of this kind per day was hard
enough for a man, for the steep bank
made the task harder than carrying a nou
ful of bricks up to the third slory of a New
York house. 1 asked the women how many
hours a day they worked. 'Twelve.' 'And
how much do you get t 'tenpence a day!'
(twenty cents for twelve hours' work.
'But you get your loon, tor 'No, sir!
And yet the parasites of English rule have
the cruelly lo call these people lazy!"
And here is a specimen case of suffering
that we confess is to us as shocking as any
story of assassination :
"Archdeacon Bland belongs to a school
of theology that attributes all the political
troubles of Ireland to the 'errors of Rome.
aud all the agricultural calamities to 'aots
of Providence,' The Archdeacon under
took to convert this poor Papist peasant
from the error of 'the ways of Providence'
by turning him out of the cottage that his
grandfather and father had built, and that
ue had improved and adorned. There was
a rain falling when the family was evicted,
aim tne man oi tne nouse was away from
home. His wife and family took refuse in
the cow-house, and moved in their furniture
pell mell to save it from the rain.
Yv ben Archdeacon Bland heard of this con
duct, he sent a brace of officers to the evict
ed family to turn them out of the cow
house 1 Mr. MacMahon was in town when
the officers came.
" 'But we wouldn't let them in,' said Mr.
" 'How did you prevent it 7" I asked.
" 'Deed, sir, it was the two little girls,
and particularly that one,' pointing to the
youngest. 'We had a pot of boiling water,
and we threatened to throw it in their
faces if they came in t"
"I inquired if they had since been dis
turbed by the Archdeacon.
" 'Yes,' the man said, 'we have been
brought up for trespass!' . . .
"llere is the latest news from this fami
ly. It is only three days old (as I copy it),
from the J'Veernan's Juurnal:
" 'John MacMahou was arrested to-dav.
with his wife and four children, and con-
was evicted for the non.nvm nt rni.
on the 24th of June, beiug in debt to Arch-,
deacon Bland for one gale of nmt (six '
months' rant), and the customary 'hanging
gale.' (That is. one year's rent In all.)
Th. relieving officer got no notice of the
eviction. (That is, Archdeacon Bland did
not regard tbe requirement of the law.)
The mother, who had a young Infant in
her arms sought refuge in the cow-house,
and she was joined by her husband and
the rest of the family. Here the whole
family, consisting of thirteen, have remain,
d up to the present time. MacMahon,
his wife and four children (one being a lad
of eleven years), were fined at the Tralee '
Petty Sessions ten shillings ($2.50) each for
this trespass, about three weeks ago, and
the fine not being paid, they were arrested
and lodged in the county jail. Th fine
has lieen paid for the wife, but MacMahon
himself, two of his sons and two daughters
all under nineteen years of age are still
la jail.' "
veyed to the County Jail.
a . r
GENERAL GARFIELD AT LAKE
The evening of the 18th waa the occa
sion of a festivity that will long be remem
bered by the teachers and pupils of the
Lake Erie Seminary. General Garfield,
bis wife, two little son. and daughter
Mollie, a number of the Seminary trus
tees, (among them Mr. O. H. Fitch f
Ashtabula,) and several newspaper cor
respondents made up the party that hon
ored that institution with their presence
on the evening before the General'! forty
The teachers and young ladies had uni
ted Iheir effort in making everything
look beautiful, and their work had not
been in vain. The Seminary waa bril
liantly lighted from tbe obsetvalory to the
basement, and the halls, chapel and din
ing room were decorated with evergreens,
flowers, mottoes and flags; among the
mottoes was :
" Yea, let all good things await,
Him who cares not to be great
But as he saves or serves his state.
In the chapel at the opposite end of
the room from the door, hung a large
handsome picture of General Garfield
which had been presented to the Semi
nary a few days before, by the young la
dies, and aboye it was draped the new
The company arrived about six oclock,
and a short time after, tea was served and
then came the entertainment in tbe chapel.
It was begun by a duet by the Hisses
Hunter on the dickering Grand piano;
this beautiful instrument was also a pres
ent to the Seminary.
Two gymnastic classes then went
through their various motions, doing
credit to their teacher. Miss Newcomb.
After a short interval, Miss Newcomb
sang a sweet piece entitled " The Bridge "
accompanied by Hiss Hunter on the pi
ano. The Fan Drill was next on th list,
and the ease and grace with which the
young ladies went through the different
motions with the fan, received the closest
attention from all. At the olose of the
entertainment a hymn was sung, followed
by a psalm, all the young ladies taking
part in this.
Then came the good-byes and then the
General put on his hat and was soon en
joying a sleigh-ride through the cold, crisp
THE SIXTH DISTRICT.
RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THE CONGRESSIONAL
At a meeting of the XLXth Ohio Con
gressional District Central Committee
this day, held at City Hall, In Warren,
Ohio, the following preamble and resolu
tions were unanimously adoped:
Whereas, General James A. Garfield
has resigned his seat as a member .of the
Forty-Sixth Congress, and
Whereas, There is but one candidate,
known to us, for the position, and
Whereas, A large nnmber of leading
Republicans all over the district have ex
pressed to us a strong desire to avoid, if
possible, the great trouble and expense of
a general nominating convention; there
fore, Kesolved, That Hon. E. B. Taylor be
declared the nominee of the Republicans
of this district, to fill the plac thus made
vacant by the resignation ot General J.
By order of the Committee.
Harmon Austis, Chairman.
J. F. ScoriKLD, Secretary.
Warren, November 18.
Members of the Ohio Legislature, law
yers and editors, are discussing the ques
tion as to whether the present Legislature
can elect a United States Senator to suc
ceed Thurman on the fourth of March.
By some it is olaimed that Gen. Garfield is
a Senator prospectively only, and there
fore a resignation on his part would not
oreate a legal vacancy, and for this reason
a successor cannot be chosen until March
4th, or after that date, as there will be no
vaoaucy until the expiration ot Senator '
Thurman's term. On tbe other hand, it is
claimed that the Legislature being -unrestricted
by any act of of Congress, may
elect a Senator to take the place of Gen.
Garfield as soon as notified of his resigna
tion or declination. It is a question for
lawyers to quibble over and editors to
speculate upon, and common sense may
for a while he clouded by technicalities,
but as Horace Greely said, "the way to
resume is to resume," and the way for
Gen. Garfield to decline the election to
the Senatorship, is to decline. To us tlys
appears to be a matter entirely between
the Legislature and Gen. Garfield, and as
he undoubtedly has the right to withdraw
bis acceptance ot his election to the Sena
toral office, a Republican Legislature
would not hesitate to accept such with
drawal under circumstance, absolutely im
perative. If they cannot untie the Gor
dian not they can cut it. Legislatures
not untrequeutly legislate in that way.
Orpha M. Dodge, of Battle Creek, Mich.,
writes May 16, 1878: I upset a teakettle of
boiling hot water on my hand, inflicting a
very severe scald. I applied Dr. Thomas'
Eclectrie Oil, and take great pleasure in
anounceing to you that tbe effect was to
allay pain and prevent blistering. I was
cured in three days. 'We prize it very
highly as a family medicine. ' . ., ,