Father Abraham. (Reading, Pa.) 1864-1873, December 13, 1872, Image 1

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1011111PLOVIRENT BUREAU of Young
_EA Roses Christian Association,
Office, :23 South 7th St., bet wan Chestnut and
Walnut, Phlitulelpum, Pu.
If you wish to hire labor of any kind, write and
tell us Just the help you want. The wages you will
Liay. The beat, and cheapest way to reach your
fltee, and if far from Philadelphia, you had better
enclose Rall Road fare. We will fie our best to
serve you and give you all the information we can
about the person we send. Our desire Is to assist
the worthy, and no charges to either party. Ad
dress, ALRX. SLOAN, Supt Employment Bureau,
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Discovered in the great Hospitals of Europe and the
first in this country, air: England, France end elsewhere,
the most certain, speedy and effectual remedy in the
world for all
Weakness of the Hook or Limbs, Strictures, ARection
of the Kidneys or Bladder, Involuntary Discharges, Im
potency,General Debility, Nervolomen+, Dyspepsia, Lan
guor, Low Spirits, Coofusioi, of Ideas, Palpitation of the
Ileart Timidity, Trembling, Dill/110NA of s.ght or Giddi
ness, Diseases of the Head, Throat, Nose or Skin, Affec
tions of the Liver, Lunge, Stomach or Bowels—those ter
rible Disorders arising fro v. Solitary Habits of Youth—
Secret and solitary practices wore tatal to their victims
than the song of the Syrens to the Mariners of Ulysses,
blighting their most brillianthopes or miticipvitiono, ren
dering marriage As.. impossible,
Especially, who have become the victims of Bolitetry Vice
hat dreadful and destructive habit which anually sweeps
to au unihnelygrave thousandsof young men of the meet
exalted talents and brilliant intellect, wht might other-
wise have entranced listening Senates with the thunders
of eloquence, or waked to eestacy the living may
call with full confidence.
!Slurried persons, or Young Men elintempiNting mar
--huge, aware of PhygiCNl Wtlakilel4P, Loss of Procreative
Cower (Impotency), "Nervous
%Organic Weaknese, Nervous Debility, or any other Dis
stusUncation, speedily relieved,
He who places himself under the care of Dr, J. may
religiously confide lo his honor Its a genthimaii, and
confidently rely upon his skill Its a physician.
Immediately Cured and full Vigor hectored.
The distressing Affect I uu, which renders life miserable
and marriage impossible, is the penalty pnid by the vic
tims of improper indulgences, Young peremis arc too
apt to commit exceeece from not being aware of the dread
ul consequences that way ensue. how, who that under
stands this subject will pretend to deny that the lower of
procreation is lost sooner by those falling into improper
habits than by the prudent ! Decides being deprived of
the pleasure of healthy offspring, the most serious and de
structive symptoms of both body and mind arise. The
system becomes deranged, the I'hysicaland Sle /It It I Fume
lions weakened, Loss of procreative power, Nervous
Irritability, Dyspepsia, Palpitation of the heart, Indiges
tion, Denstitutional Debility and Wasting of the r
Cough, Consumption, Decay and Death.
Persona ruined iu healthby unleanrd pretenders who
keep them tritHing mouth after month, taking poisonous
and injurious compounds, should apply immedtately,
DR. JOHNtrroN,
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, London,l /redo
ate of one of the most etniuent Colleges In the united
Stale', and the best part of whose life has been spent
in the hospitals of London, Paris, Philadelphia and else
where, has effected some of the moat astonishing cures
that were ever known; tnany troubled with ringing In the
lipad end ears when saleep,great nervousness, being
sib/mined at &Men noun la, bashfulness, with frequent
tinshing,aftended sometimes with derangement of mind,
were oozed immediately.
Dr.J. add all those who have injured themselves
y Improper indulgence and solitary habits, which ruin
otb body and mind, unfitting them for either business,
*tidy, society or marriage.
These are some of the sad and melancholy effects pro
dined by the early habits of youth, viz: Weakness of the
Hack and Limbs, Pains is the Head, Dimness of Sight,
Loss of Muscular Power, Palpitation of the Heart, Dys
pepsia, Nervous Irritability, Derangnment of the Diges
tive Yonotloos, tieoeral Debility, Symptoms of Consum•
Lion, &e.
MENTALLY.—The fearful effects on the mind are
much to be dreaded. Loss of Memory. Confusion of
Ideas Depression of Spirits, Evil Forebodings, Aversion
Society, Self-Distrust, Love of solitude, Timidity, dtc,
are some of the evils produced.
Thousands of persons of all ages can now Judge what Is
itbs cause of their deolining health, losing their vigor,
Damming weak. pale, nervous and emaciated, having a
singular appearance about the eyes, Gough and symptoms
of Consumption
Who have injured themselves by a certain practice, in
dulged in when atone, s habit frequently learned from
evil companions or at school, the effects of which are
nightly felt, even when asleep, and If not cured renders
marriage impossible, and destroys both mind and body,
should apply Immediately.
What a pity that a young man, the hope of his coun
try, the, pride of his parcels, should be snatched from
-aljicpeets and enjoyment of life by the consequence
ut Whiting from the path of nature, and indulging In a
aorta secret habit, Such persons must before contem
Itafieet that • mind mind and body are the most neces•
gory requisites to promote connubial happiness. Indeed,
without theme the journey through life becomes a weary
pilgrimage, the proapect hourly darkens to the view,
ths mind becomes shadowed with despair, and filled
with the melancholly reflection that the happiness of
another is blighted with our own.
When the misguided Lod imprudent votary of pleasure
gods that he has imbibed the seeds of this painful die
thee, It toe often happens that an ill-timed sense of
shame or dread of discovery deters him from applying to
these who from education and respectability, can alone
befriend him lie falls into the hands of igornant and
designing pretenders, who, Incapable of curing, filch his
pecuniary substance, keep him trilling month after
month, or an long as the smallest fee eau be obtained,
and In despair leave him with ruined health to sigh over
his piling disappointment; or, by the use of the deadly
poison Mercury, cause the constitutional symptoms of
this horrid disease to make their appearance, such as
ulcerated sore throat, diseased woe, nocturnal pains In
the brad and ihnba, dimness of sight, dealness,,uodes on
the shin bones ai- d arms, thitcbes on the head, face and
extremities, progressing with frightful rapidity, Ull at
Mat the palate of the mouth or the bones of the none fall
a t. and the victim of this awful disease becomes a horrid
*Meet of sommisseration till death puts a period to his
!mail suffering, by sending him to that undiscovered,
troantry "from whose bourne no traveler ever returns. ,
To much, therefore, Dr. Johostou offers the moat entr
ain speedy, pleasant and effectual remedy In the world'
Left hand side going from Baltimore street , a few dale
ran the corner. Pall not to observe name and number
a7 lie Letters received unless postpaid and contain
ing a stamp to be seed on the reply. Persona writing
should sinto age, and send portion of a dvertisement de
esribing symptoms.
Tb. Doctor's DIPLOMA hangs in his office.
The many thousands cured at this establishment with
in thrt last twenty years, and the numerous important
surgiosi operations performed by Dr. Johnston, witness
ed by the Representatives of the Preen and many others,
witless of which has appeared again and Main before the
public, besides his standing as a man of honor and re
uponelblUty, Ise sualcient guarantee to the afflicted.
NO 00
THE immense demand for HOLLOWAY'S PILLS
and OINTMENT has tempted unprincipled
parties to counterfeit these valuable medicines.
In order to protect the public and ourselves, we
have Issued a new ' , Trade Mark," consisting of an
agyptiaa circle of a serpent, with the letter H in
Ira centre. Every box of genuine How:mars
Pula and Otursiticr will have this trade mark on
• ; none are_genuine without It.
N. Y. OwlisiMat. CV., Sole Proprietors,
Mara-1y T 8 Maiden Lane, New York.
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moat akcpti,al may 110 11111clnlr.l of thiS flu t
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In the wonderful medicine to which the afflicted
aro above pointed for relief, the discoverer believes
he has combined in harmony more of Nature's most
sovereign curative properties. which Cod has instill
ed into - the vegetable kingdom for healing the sick,.
than were ever before combined hi one no:divine
The evidence of this fact is found in the great \ aria!,
of most obstinate diseases which it has been founts
to eonQuer. In the cure of Bronchitis, Severe
Coughs, and the early stages. of Consump.
lion, it has astonished the medical faculty, and
eminent physicians pronounce it the greatest toed'
cal discovery of the age. While it cures the sever
eat Coughs, it strengtllCllP he system and purifies
the blood. Be Its great and thorough blood part
(ylng properties, it CUM , all Humors from th,
NorstSerofula to a common Blotch, Pintpl(
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caused - by bad blood, aro conquered ny lids putt - cilia
purifying and invigorating medicine.
If you feel dull, drowsy, debilitated, have saline
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body, frequent headache or dizziness, bad taste In
mouth, internal beat or chills alternated with but
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tar appetite, and tongue coated, you ate suffering
from Torpid Liver or °nen ess.ss
In many cases of " Liver Complaint" only
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dy for all such cases Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical
Discovery has no equal. us it cfliTts perfect cures,
leaving the liver strengthened and healthy. For the
cure of' Habitual Constipation of the now
els it is a never failing remedy, and those who have
used it for this purpose are loud in its praise.
The proprietor offers $1,060 reward for a medicine
that will equal it for the cure of all the diseases as
which it is recommended.
Sold by zglste at $1 per bottle. Prepared I)?
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Laboratory, 1,14 Seneca Street, Buffalo, N. Y.
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They are the Most Brilliant and l n P 11 .7 frl
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THR principle on Ivhich these specta
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prized. Those who have felt the smart
ing., irritating pain consequent on use of
all spectacles, by gas-light, or even day-light
of ordinary i ntensity, will readily uißlerstauil
that any Invention that will overcome this
common trouble must be hailed with de
-From J. Sottrintno WEr.t.s, Prof. of
Ophtludniaologyia King's Coll, ge, London,
and Asst Surgeon to London Ophtlialinb;
"It is very desirable to combine a tint with the
Ilse of convex and concave spherical lenses : in the
, u , raker numbers, this can ho very effectually clone ;
but, in the higher numbers, it is It—for the
varying thickness of giu,n, valises considerable drf
Terence iu the tint in the centre and edges of the
From A. ACKLAND, Thor/eon L. S. A.,
F.R.M.S., London:
"The color of glass to be used in speotaeles. is
ono to which I have given some attention, and r
Lave arrived at the conclusion that the farffe
amount of distinct vision, together with the least
hum ut of glare, is to be obtained by using a violet
tinted pebble, aud to confirm the good opinion I
have formed of this peculiar color, I am enabled to
state that it is now recommended as the most suit
able to be employed for weak visiuu, by the most
celebrated oculists of the day."
And (leneral Repairing Ilene in the begt wanner.
North Queen Street and Centre Square.
Trimmings, Ribbons, &c.
Are receiving daily all the latest styles of BON
LACES, VELVETS, .te., laid, as heretofore,
Also, the latest styles of
he. V ELV ETE.ENs—all rotors—cut Bias. Also,
the greatest variety of
In the city, such as BOWS, SCARFS, KID GLOVES
—The Best in the Market, one and two buttons, at
87c., $l, $1.25 and $1.17. Call and see them. Also,
all the best stakes of
At 75 cents up. Ask to see the A. D. cOIIsET.
Full regular made and other STOCKINGS, very
(Jive us a call, and examine our stock, at
Gundaker's Emporium,
14:4 and 144 NORTH QUEEN STRBET.
lb the ,Venatc and Ifluse f)1 ll', presen
attires: la transmitting to you this my
Fourth Annual Message, it is with
than k fulness to the CI iver of all good
that as a nation we have been blessed
for the intst year with peace at home,
abroad and a general prosperity
ialed to but few people. With
.cept ion of the recent devastating
high swept from the earth with
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41,..,, r 9 illions of limn
'4l - 1 , 0 - Mt Jr' of Boston ,
las been no' rwhehning ca
within the year to record.
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gratfying to note how like their
•citizens of Chicago undersimilar
tstanees,a yearearlier, the ci duns
Lou are, rallying under their lids
es, and the prospect is that their
and perseverance will over-
Al obstacles and show the same
:rity soon that they would, had
aster befallen them. Otherwise
'e been free from pestilence, war,
lamities which often overtake
s; and as far as human judg
qui penetrate the future, no cause
'o exist to threaten our present
When ('ongress adjournedin June last,
a que:ition had been raised by Great
Britain, and was then pending, which
for a time seriously imperiled the set
tlement by friendly arbitration of the
grave differences between this Govern
ment and that of her Britannic Majes•
ty, which, by the Treaty of Washing
ton, had been referred to the Tribunal
of Ai hitration which Mt' at Geneva,
in Switzerland. The Arbitrators, how
ever, disposed of the question, which
had jeopardod the whole of the treaty
and threatened to involve the two na
tions in tno4 unhappy relations to
ward each other, in a manner entirely
satisfactory to this Government, and
in accordanee W the views Mid
the policy which it had maintained.
The tribunal, which had convened
at Geneva in December, concluded its
laborious session on the 14th day of
September, on which day, having
availed itself of the discretionary pow
er given to it by the Treaty to award a .
sum in gross, it made its decision,
whereby it awarded the sum of fifteen
illions five h mired thousand dollars,
in gold, as this indemnity to be paid by
reat. Britain to the Uniied states, for
the math-fact ion of all the chti ins referred
to its considsration. This decision hap
pily disposes of a long-sun. ling differ•
mice between the two governments,
xtrcl fin Chef Ileethrei WO I A Another award
made by the German Erwieror, under
a reference to him by the satne treaty,
leaves Ili. so two governments without
a shadow upon their friendly relations,
hiell it is my sincere hope may for
ever remain equally unclouded.
Tlic report of the Agent, of the
1 lilted States, appointed to attend the
( leneva Tribunal, accompanied by the
protocols of the proceedings of the ar
bitrators, the arguments of the counsel
of both (;overnments, the award of the
tribunal, and the opinions given by
the several arbitrators, is transmitted
I have caused to be communicated
t the heads of the three friendly powers
who complied with the joint request
made to them under the treaty, the
thanks of this Uovernment for the ap
pointment of arbitrators made by them
respectively, and also my thanks to the
eminent personages named by them,
and my appreciation of the dignity, pa
triotic impartialty and great ability
with whirh they dnichatged their ar
duous and high functions. Her Maj
esty's government has communicated
to me its appreciation by Her Majesty
of the ability and indefatigable indus•
try displayed by Mr. Adams, the
arbitrator named on the part
of this Uovernment, dui tug the
prarleted infinities and 111SM:000118 of
the Tribunal. I cordially unite with
tier Majesty iu this appreciation. It
is due to the Agent of the United States
before the Tribunal to record my high
appreciation of the marked ability, un
wearied patience, prudence and discre
tion with which he has conducted the
very responsible and delicate duties
committed to him. It is also tine the
learned and eminent counsel who at
tended the tribunal ou the pArt of this
iovernment to express our sense of the
talents and wisdom which they brought
to bear in the attainment of the result
so happily reached.
It will be the proviuce of Congress to
provide for the distribution, among
those who may be entitled to it, of
their respective sharititt-of the money to
be paid,
Although the sum awarded is not
payable until a year front the date of
award, it is deemed advisable that no
time be lost in making a proper exam'.
nation of the several cases in which
indemnification may be due. I conite•
quently recommend the creation of a
Board of Commissioners for the pur
By the 34th article of the Treaty of
Washington the respective claims of
the United States and of Great Bri
tain, in their construction of the treaty
of the fifteenth of June, 1846, defining
the boundary line between their re
spective territories, were submitted to
the arbitration and award of His Maj
esty, the Emperor of Germany, to de
cide which of these claims•ie most in
accordance with the true interpretation
of the Treaty of 1846. His Majesty,
the Emperor of Germany, having been
pleased to undertake the arbitration,
has the earnest thanks of this Govern
ment, and of the people of the United
States, for the labor, painsand care which
he has devoted to theretStsideration of
this long peeding difference. I have
caused au expression of my thanks to
be communicated to His Majesty. Mr.
Bancroft, the representative of this
government at Berlin, conducted the
ease, and prepared the statement on
the part of the United States, with the
ability that his past services justified
the public in expecting at his hands as
a member of the Cabinet at the date of
the treaty which hue given rise to the
discutision between the two govern
men ts ; as the Minister to Great Britain
when the construction now pronounced
unfounded was first advanced, and as
the agent and representative of the
Government to present the case and to
receive, the award, lie has been asso
ciated with the question in all its
phases and in every stage, and has
manifested a patriotic zeal and earnest
ness in the maintenance of the claim
of the United States. lie is entitled to
much credit for the success which has
attended the submission.
After a patient investigation of the
case and of the statements of each party,
His Majesty the Emperor, on the
twenty first day of October last, signed
his award in writing, decreeing that
"the claim of the Government of the
United States, that the boundary line
between the Territories of Her Britan
nic Majwsty and the United States
should be drawn through the Haro
channel, is most in accordance with
the true interpretation of the treaty
concluded on the 15th of June, 1546,
between the Governments of Her
Britannic Majesty and the United
Copies of the "Case" presented on be
half of each Government and of the
"statement in reply" of each, and a
translation of the award, are trans
mitted herewith. This award con
firms the United States in their claim
to the important Archipelago of Islands
lying between tl►e continent and Van
couver's Island, which, for more than
twenty-six years, ever since the ratifi
cation of the treaty, Great Britain has
contested, and leaves us for the first
time in the history of the United States
as a nation, without a question of dis•
puled boundary between our territory
and the possessions of Great Britain on
this Continent. It is my grateful duty
to acknowledge the prompt, ,ponta
neotts action of Iler Majesty's Govern
ment in giving effect to the award. 1 n
anticipation of any request from this
Government, and before the reception
in the United States of the award
signed by the Emperor, Her Majesty
had given instructions for the removal
of her troops which had been stationed
there, and for the cessation of all exer
cise or claim of jurisdiction, so as to
leave the United States in the exclu
sive possession of the lately disputed
I am gratified to be able to announce
that the orders forremoval of the troops
have been executed, and that the mili
tary joint occupation of San .1 nun has
ceased. The islands are in the exclu
sive possession of the United States. It
now becomes necessary to complete the
survey and determination of that por
tion of the boundary line through the
Hero Channel, upon which the COM -
IiIiSAIOII which determined the remain
big part of the line were unable to
agree. I recommend the appointment
of a commismien, to act jointly with
one which may be named by Her Ma
jesty, for that purpose. Experience of
the difficulties attend i lig the determin
ation of an admitted line of boundary,
after the occupation of territory and
its settlement by those Owing allegi
ance to the respective governments,
points to the importance t estab
lishing by natural oljects t,r other
monuments the actual line between
the territory acquired by purchase froze►
Russia and the adjoining possessions of
her Britannic Majesty. The region is
now so sparsely occupied that no con
ffieting interests of the individuals of
or jurisdiction are likely to interfere,
to the delay or• emnbarrassm►eut of the
actual location of the line. If
deferred until population shall enter
and occupy the territory, some trivial
contest of neighbors may again array
the two governments in antagonism. I
theraore recommend the appointment
of a Commission to act jointly with
one that way be appointed mi the part
of great Britain, to determine the line
between our territory of Alaska am! the
ectermitions possessions of Gre-itt
In my last annual tnesHage I recom
mended the legislation necessary on
the part of the United States to bring
into operation the articles of the Trea
ty of Washington of May S, Is7l, re
luting to the fisheries, and to other
matters touching the relations of the
United States towards the British
North A email possessions,to become
operative tit) soon as the proper legisla
tion should be had on the pint of Great
Britain and its possessions. That leg
islation on the part of Great Britain
or its possessions had not then been
h td, and during the session of Con
gress a question was raised which, for
the time raised a doubt whether any
action by Congress in the direction in
dicated would become important. This
question has since been disposed of,and
I have received notice that the Imper
ial Parliament and the Legislator' i of
the Provincial Governments have
passed laws to carry the provisions of
the treaty on the matters referred to
into operation. 1 therefore recom
mend your early adoption of the legis
lation in the same direction necessary
on the part of this Government.
The Joint Commission for determin
ing the boundary line between the
United States and the British posses
sions, the Lake of the Woods and the
Rocky Mountains, has organized and
entered upon its work. It is desirable
that the force be increased in order that
the completion of the survey and deter
mination of the line may be sooner at
tained. To this end I recommend that
an appropriation be made.
With France, our earliest ally; Russia
the constant and steady friend of the
United States:; Germany, with whose
government and people we have so
many causes of friendship and so many
common sympathies, and the other
powers of Europe, our relations are
maintained on the most friendly terms.
mince my last annual message the
Exchange has been made of the ratifi
cations of a treaty with the Austro
Hungarian Empire, relating to natu
ralization. Also of a treaty with the
German:Empire respecting Consuls and
trade marks; also of a treaty with Swe
den and Norway, relating to naturali
zation; all of which treaties have been
duly proclaimed.
Congress at Its last session having
made an appropriation to defray the
expenses of Commissioners on the part
of the United States to the Interna
tional Statistical Congress at St. Peters
burg, the persons appointed in that
character proceeded to their destination
and attended the session of the Con
gress. Their reports in due season
tie laid before you. This Congress
meets at intervals of three years,
and liss held its sessions in sev
eral of the countries of Europe. 1 sub
mit to your consideration the propriety
of extending an invitation to the I 'tni
gress to hold its next meeting in the
United States. The centennial cele
bration, to be held in 1876, would aflbrd
an appropriate occasion for such meet
Preparations are making for the In
ternational Exposition to be held dur
ing the next year in Vienna on a scale
of very great magnitude. The tend
ency of these expositions is in the di
rection of advanced civilization, and of
the elevation of industry and of labor,
and of the increase of human happi
ness, as well as of greater intercourse
and good will between nations.
As this exposition is to be the first
which will have been held in Eastern
Europe, it is believed that American
inventors and manufacturers will be
ready to avail themselves of the oppor
tunity for the presentation of their
productions, if encauraged by proper aid
and protection. At the last sesssion of
Congress authority was given for
the appointment, of one or more
agents to represent this ( lovernment at
the exposition, The authority thus
given has Jaen exercised; but in the
absence ()I' any appropriation there is
danger that the important I)(.atelits
which the occasion otters will, in a
large degree, be lost to the citizens of
the United States. I commend the
subject strongly to your consideiation,
and recommend that an adequate ap
propriation be made for the purpose
To further aid A toerkan exhit itoty, at
the Vienna Exposition, I wood recom
mend, in :Addition to the appropriation
or money that the Secretary of the
Navy he authorized to tit up two naval
vessels to transport between our At
lantic cities and Trieste, or the most
convenient port to Vienna, and back,
their articles for exhibition,
SilleP your last session the President
of the Mexican I{,‘"plitint!,(ll;tingliklied
by his high character and by his serv
ices to his country, has died. Ills tem
porary suecessor has now been elected
with great unanimity by the people—a
prooi'of confidence on their part in his
patriotism and wisdom, which, it is be
lieved, will tie conliro o by the results
of his administration. It is partieu
la: ly desirable that nothing should
be left and me by the governmant of
either Repuhlic to strengthen their re-
latious as neighbors and friends.
It is much to be regretted that niftily
lawless acts continue to disturb the
quiet of the settlements on the border
between our territory and that of mwc
ieo, and that complaints of wrongs to
American citizens in various parts of
the country are mode. The revolution
ary condition in which lite neighboring
Republic has so long been involved has
in some degree vont ributed to this dis
turbance. It is to he hoped that v. ith a
more settled rule of order through the
republic, which may be expected Flom
the present ()overmuch!, the :fell of
which just, complaint is made will
The proceedinizs tho
under the eoli vention with 111exivii
the 4th of July, 186 S, on the suhket el
claims, have unfortunately been check
ed by au obstacle for the removal of
which measures have been taken by
the two governments, whia•h it is be
lieved will prove successful.
The Commissioners appointed purse
ant to the joint resolution of Congrvss
oil the 7th of May last, to inquire into
depredations on the Texan frontier,
have diligently made invest igat ion -I in
that quarter. Their report upon the
subject will be cominunicate,l to you.
Their researches upon the subject were
necessarily incomplete, partly on tie
count of the lim it ed appropriation made
by Congress. Mexico, on the part of
that Government, 11114 appoin t cd a simi
lar commis s ion to in vestig,de these out
rages. His not announced officially,
hut the press of that country slates that
the fullest investigation is desired, and
that the co-operation Of all parties con
cerned is invited to secure that end. I
therefore recommend that a special ap
propriation be wade at, the earliest day
practicable to enable the Commission
ers out the part of the United States to
return to their labors without delay.
It is with regret that I have again to
announce a coutinuanee of the dis
turbed condition of the 'shunt of Cuba.
No advance toward the pacification of
the discontented part of the population
has been made, whilst the insurrection
has gained no advantages and exhibits
no more of the elements of power or of
the prospects of ultimate success than
were exhibited a year ago. Spain, on
the other hand, has not succeeded in
its repression, and the parties stand ap
parently in the same relative attitude
which they have occupied for a long
time past. This contest has lasted now
for more than four years. Were it
seen at a distance from our neighbor
hood, we might be indifrerent to its
result, although humanity could not
be unmoved by many of its incidents,
wherever they might occur. It is,
however, at our door. I cannot doubt
that the continued maintenance of
slavery in Cuba is among the strong
est inducements to the continuance of
this strife. A terrible wrong Is the
natural cause of a terrible evil. The
abolition of slavery and the
introduction of other reforms in
the administration of the gov
ernment in Cuba could not fail to
advance the restoration of peace and
order. It is greatly to be hoped: that
the present liberal government of Spain
will voluntarily adopt this view. The
Law of Emancipation, which waspass
ed more than two years since, has re
mained unexecnted in the absence of
regulations for its enforcement. It was
but a feeble step toward emancipation,
but it was the recogn'tion of the right,
and was held as such, and exhibited
Spain in harmony with the sentiments
of humanity and of justice, and in sym
pathy with the other powers of the
Christian and civilized world. Within
the past few weeks the regulations for
carrying out of the law of emanci-
"r 7 lines of 3 )ii , l 14;onparell ur its oginvalent
(lo 111(.11 in length, corottltute a Square,./u1(1 adver
tb:ers w fll be charged for the Mateo Ipy oeeiipy
e...n . onlehee with the following table:
$ $ 1 40 $ 2 1U $ 8 SO $ 6 00 $ 11 bo
1 .21.1 180 270 4 31) 800 14 141
150 220; 880 000 10 80 17 00
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175 2 80' 390 700 12 00
75, 4 00 800 10 00 20 00
1 month.
2 months
' 3 months 4 00' 0 00 , . 9 00 IS 00 30 00 66 00
6 301optha. 700 11.0' 16 00 , 26 00 40 Oaf 70 00
1 year.... 12 . 00, 20
_OO, Y _ 120 00
A dmitilstrators'Notlce
A srilgrii,s' Notlee
A DVERTIShIItS rind a very deaf ral,le uu.lium lu
Father Abraham—its low stihmeriptiou price
• enabling it to reach a cla.a or readers who take uo
NO „ , other paper, Our rates,!as given, in the table, wilt
commend themselves to the bUSiIIeSS
bake been announced, giving
evidejo of the sincerity of the inten
tion of the present government to carry
into effect the law of 1870. I have not
failed to urge the consideration of the
wisdom of the policy and the justice of
a more etrective system for the abolition
of the great evil which oppresses a race
amrcontinues a Moody atilt destructive
contest close to our border, as well as
the expediency. and the justice of con
ceding reforms of which the propriety
is not gnestioned.
Deeply impressed with the conviction
that the continuance of slavery is one
of the most active causes of the eon
titillative of the unhappy conditi o n iii
•Cuba, f regret to believe that citizens
of the !Tinted States, or those Claiming
to be such, are large holders in tuba of
what is there etaitned as property, but
which is forbidden and denounced by
the laws of the Hell States. They
are thus, in defiance of the spirit of our
own laws, contributing to the continu
ance of this distressing and sickening
contest. my last annual message I
referred to this subject, and I again
reconnund such legislation as may be
proper to dcriounce, and if not prevent,
at, least to discourage American citizens
from holding or dealing iu slaves, and
it is gratifying ., to alllloll nee that the
ratifications of the convention eon
chided under the auspices of this Gov
: eruntent between Spain on the one
plat and the allied Republics of the
Pacific on the other, providing for an
armistice have been exchanged. A
copy of the instruthent is herewith
submitted. It is hoped that this may
be followed by a permanent peace be
tween the same parties.
The differences Which at one time
threatened the maintenance of prate
I,cl ween Brazil and the Argentine Re
tin b:ic it is hoped are iu the way of
sat;,“actory adjustment. With these
States, as with the Republics of Central
and South America, we continue to
maintain most friendly relations. It
with regret, however, [ announce
that the Government of Venezuela hay
!wide »I) further payments on the
awards tinder the convention of the
A pH I, Is6n.
That republic is understood to be now
almost, if not quite, tranquilized. It
is hoped, I herefore, that it will lose no
time in providing for tho tipaid bal•
ante of its debt, to the ("lilted States,
which, having originated ill ii lnt'lFH to
our Of iz , :ns by Venezuelan authorities,
and having being iwkoowledged, pur
slfali! to a weary in the tno.l solemn
r law known among nations, would
seem to deserve it preference over debts
of a different origin, and euntraeted in
a dillrent manner. This subject is
again tecommenilett to the tt:tention of
Con4re , :s for such action as may be
deemed neeeai v.
()or tieaty relations v ith Japan re
iinclittm:t . cil. An imposing elll•
hassy trout that ill tt`r.' 4 l. ilg and pro
tr,ressive hation visited thrs country
during the year that is pLis,,ing, but
hit lig no provided with pot: r-rs for the
of a convention lii this coun
try, no conclusion in that IlireCilOn
was reached. It is 1;4)11(41, however,
that the interchange Of opinions Willett
twit( place during their stay in this
country leit to a mutual alipreeta
Lion of the interests which may he
iur treary shall he untiertake•n. in this
connection I I`lll-.14111y
of one year 144 4 4 , , that to give iniporimiee
anti Loath! to lite ettiviency of our diplo -
math- relations. with Japan anti Chins',
and to furth4•r itid itt ret,ili.iing the
gout opinion of those people, and to se
wore to the I nittai Stales its share 4)f
the einnistuce deitineil to How between
those natitinis anti the halmiet• or th e
commt rent! Work!, an appropriation he
mathe to support, at teat lour American
youths in each of these coUntrits, to
serve as a part of tile official la init‘ of
our triinisters there.
Our representatives %%out 1 not even
then he phweil equality wilh
the representation or Brent Bri t ai n or
or some other powers. As now situa
ted our representatives in Japan airi
China have to it, print for interpret, -
and translators upon natives of I In•se
countries who know our language Im
perfectly, or procure for the occasion
the services of employes in foreign
business houses, or tile interpreters to
other foreign ministers.
I renew the recommendation made on
a previous °Mask)ll for the transfer to
the Department of Interior, to which
they seem more appropriately to be
long, of all tae powers and duties in re
lation to the Territories with which the
Department of State is now charged by
law or by custom.
Congress, from the beginning of the
Government, has wisely made provi
sion for the relief of distressed s e aman
in foreign countries. No similar pro
vision, however, has hitherto been
made for the relief of citizens in distress
abroad, other than seamen. It Is un
derstood to be customary with other
governments to authorize Consuls to
extend such relief to their citizens or
subjects in certain cases. A similar
authority and an appropriation to carry
it into effect are recommended• in the
case of citizen s of the United States
destitute or sick. Under such circuit) -
stances it is welt known that such
citizens resort to foreign countries in
great numbers. Though most of them
are able to bear the expenses incident
to locomotion, there are some who,
through accident or otherwise, become
penniless, and have no friends at home
able to succor them. In this situation
they must either perish, cast them
selves upon the charity of foreigners,
or be relieved at the private charge of
our own officers, who usually, even
with the most benevolent dispositions,
have nothing to spare for such pur
poses. Should the authority and ap
propriation asked for be granted, care
will be taken to carry the beneficence
of Comp ess into effect, that it shall not
be unnecessarily or unworthily be
The moneys received and covered
into the Treasury during the fiscal year
ending June 30th, 1872, were:
From Cuatouna $216,370,266 77
Front Sales 61 Public Lands 2,575,741 .14
Front Internal ReVenue 130,642,177 52
Front Tax on National Bank.
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The Treasury
2(.1 OS
$2 ISO
Y 5 4.1
2 1541