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JO 15 IRIXTIXG
OF ALT. KINDS,
Eicuted in the hichest style of the Art, and on the
most reasonable terms.
R. NATHANIEL C. MILLER,
Physician and Surgeon.
Ofice and residence: Corner Main and Pocono Street,
Office houra from 7 to S a.
to 3 p. m.
Oct. 2C, lS7f-tf.
m.f 1 to 2 and 7
SI. SKULL, M. D.
Sivnd door below Burnett Houe. Residence
ini dior wet of Ilit-tsite Quaker Church. Uflice
hour S to !t a. ta., 1 to 3 J. ui., t to 9 p. iu.
iUv ;, lSTb-tf.
liyxiciaii and Surgeon,
OS", for-nerly neetip'iil by rr. Snip. Resilience with
J. 1. Mi:l-r. ons 'lo.ir !;! the Je!f?ro:iiaa ORicu.
OilK-e hours, 7 to 9, V2 to 4 and 6 to 9.
Mir II, lsTJ. tf.
"l. X. L. PUCK,
0.5 in .las. Kd inker's new building, nearly opposite
ill-; r-ti: i-il:t !i;u:k. Gas a.lmiiisUi id for rxtaeting
wii 'ii ! v;ir.-i.
tot r:iJbt:r, Pa.
f Jan. 6,'76-t f.
c.rA. w. J.itKso.
srSGEOX AD AlTBrcnEUB.
Ora in S:ini:til Hood's new huil'Mne, nearly op
p'i:i; t'.i !. orhoi;. Jteiieuee ou Sarah street,
Divi s. lj:c,
Aftornej' at Law,
Ono door above the
Col lections promptly made.
October 22, 1S74.
? Xoiary i'ubllc,
Rsal Estate and
Insurance Arent and
Titles srarched and Onvrynuing in all its
brativ'he carefully and promptly attended to.
Ac'tiwlcigmcnU taken for other Slates.
O.licf, Kistler's Brick Building, neartheR.R.
EAST STROUDSBURG, PA.
I. O. Box 2 ).
Se;te:iib-.-r 2?, 1S76. tf.
WILLIAM S. REES,
Surveyor, Conveyancer and
Real Estate Agent.
Finns. Timber Lands and Town Lots
OfSfe menrly opposite American Iloues
anl 21 door below tlie Corner Store.
March 20, lS73-tf.
SURGEON & MECHANICAL DENTIST.
S'.Hl bus bi o!Se tin Main strict, in the second try
"T Dr. S. Walton's brick buiMing, nearly o)posite the
Sirtudsh'irg 1 1 ous, and hn Caters himst-if that by eigh
teen yars constant practice and the most earnest and
csrc.ful attention to all matters perlainiu to his pro
fusion, that h" is fully able to perform all orxrations
la the dental line in the uiot careful and skillful man
ner. Epe'-ial attention jriven to jiavin j the Natural Teeth ;
a'.iio, to the Insertion of Artificial Teeth on ItubVr,
Cio!d, Silver, or Continuous Gums, and perfect fits in all
il-t persons know the great folly and danger of en
trusting thir work,to the inexperienced, or to those liv
51I at a distance. April 13, 1874. tf.
The undr!i;nd hereby announces that lie ha re
nul businck at the old ftand, next door to Hunter's
Clothing Store, Main street, Stroudsburg, Pa., and is
fully prepared to accommodate all iu want of
BOOTS and SHOES,
made in the latest style and of ood material. Ilepair-
"S prunip'.lv attented to. iivi me a call.
J.'c. 0, l7.Vi j.J C. L1C WIS WATERS.
GLAZIER AND PAINTER,
Nearly opposite Kautz'u Blacksmith Shop,
The undersigned would respectfully in
form the citizens of Stroudsburg and vicinity
that he is now fully prepared to do all kinds
of Paper Hanging;, Glazing and Painting,
promptly and at short notice, and that he
wdl keep constantly on hand a fine stock of
Paper Hangings of all descriptions and at
low prices. The patronage of the public
is earnestly solicted. May 16, 1872.
Dwelling House fbr Sale.
A very desirable two storv Dwellln Itoune, contain
ing .seven rooms, one of wbich i6iutaiie
for a Store Itoom, situate on Main idrnet.
iu the Borough of (Stroudsburg. Ihe
! building is nearly new. aud very port
LOfitin good condition. For terms Ac,
l" at this office. f Dec. 0, 1875-tf.
JOB PRINTING, of all kinde neatly ex
ecuted at ibis ofiiee.
Whereas, the Hon. Sam tei. S. Dreiikr, President
Judge of the 22d Judicial District of Pennsylvania,
composl of the counties of Monroe and Carlon, and
Petkk Gruvkr and Charles W. Decker, Esquires,
Associate Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of the
County of Monroe, and by virtue of their offices. Justices
of the Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Jail
delivery and Court of General Quarter Sessions in and
for the said County of Monroe, have issued their precept
to mo commanding that a Court of Quarter Sessions of
the Peace and Common Pleas, and Court of Over aud
Terminer and General Jail Delivery and Orphan
Court, for the said, County of Mouroo, "to be tioldeu at
MONDAY, the 2oth day of Doceuiber 187C,
to continue one week, if necessary.
I hereby fjiven to the Coroner, the Justices of the
Peace, and Constables of the said countv of Monroe,
that they be then and there ready with their rolls
records, inquisitions, examiuations'and other remem
brances to do those thin;; which (heir offices are ap
psrtalning, and also that those who are bound bv
recognizances to prosecute give evidence against the
prisoners that are or shall be in the jail of the said
county of Monroe, or against iersons who stand charged
with the commission of otlencea to be then and there
to prosecute or testify as shall be just.
(God save the Commonwealth.)
JACOB K. SHAFER, Sheriff.
Sheriff's Office Stroudsburg, )
Nov. 30, lS7l. f
H. D. BUSH,
The down town Dry Good Merchant will sell
his immense stock of
before the first day of January, A. D. 1S77, to
make room for a different line of goods.
Good3 sold at cost and less than cost !
I lis utock consists of all kinds of
Ladies' and Gents' Furnishing
Goods, Notions, &c.
The public is invited to come and examine
his stock as it will positively be aold
cheaper than it can be bought elsewhere.
H. D. BUSH.
Strondaburg, Nov. 23, IS76. Iru.
STILL DOWN TO THE
in spite of the advance in prices at whole
sale, AND OUR STOCK LARGER AND
MORE COMPLETE THAN EVER.
We have scoured the market for things
Interesting and Profitable
TOR OUR CUSTOMERS,
AND CAN NOW OFFER GREATER
Dress Goods, Cloths and
Cassisnercs, Flannels and
Blankets, bleached and
brown SI US UN, Prints,
Shawls, Underwear for
For Ladies', Gents' and
Gents' Furnishing Goods,
Ribbons, &c. &c.
We propose to MAINTAIN our REP
UTATION for being the
BY BEING JUST WHAT the TERM
AND IF ANT THINK THEY HAVE
REASON to DOUBT IT WE WOULD
VERY KINDLY INVITE THEM
TO CALL AND INVESTIGATE, AT
The Hew York Store.
Stroudsburg, Oct, 12, 1876. 3m.
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY, PA., DECEMBER 21. 1876.
SHERMAN'S LOUISIANA REPORT.
HOW. THE CAMPAIGN "WORKED IN LOUS
IAN A STATEMENT OP THE NORTHERN
REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE SYSTEMATIC
INTIMIDATION BY THE DEMOCRATS
THE CRUELTIES NOT OVER STATED
FAIRNESS OP THE RETURING BOARD.
The following is the substance of the re
port made by Senator Sherman and his col
leagues ou the Republican Committee who
attended the recent counting of votes in
Louisiana, and which was transmitted to
Congress in a special message by the Presi
dent. It reviews the Louisiana case
thoroughly but concisely, stating who the
Returning Board are personally, and de
finding their official powers and the neces
sity which called the board into being. The
committee declare that the Louisiana elec
tion was not fair nor free ; that the Inti
midation was excessive, bloody and pre-
mediated. and they say that the action of
the board is worthy of approval. Previous
to writing this report the Republican Com
mittee offered to unite with the Democratic
Committee iu making a joint statement to
the country, but this was refused by the
latter. The report itself is addressed to
the President. The first portion of it
deals with the courtesy of the Returning
Board in affording the visiting committee
an opportunity to attend the proceedings
and secure for them the widest publicity.
It then speaks of the horrors of the elec
tion of 18GS, and savs :
It may be well to state briefly the causes
which led to the creation of .such a board
of Louisiana, and to call attention to the
statute which devolves on it powers and
duties of great public importance. The
white people of that and other Southern
States had by their rebellion forfeited all
right to representation in Congress, or to
any participation in the Government of the
Uuioii, and had been compelled, as a condi
tion of resuming their former political rights,
to assent to the constitutional amendments,
by which, in hostility to their will, those
who had been their slaves were made citi
zens ; and although it was their duty to sub
mit to this political reconganization, the an
nals of the South, and especially of Louis
iana, disclose a -widespread and persistent
determination of its ruling white people to
prevent the exercise of the elective franchise
by the colored race, except subject to their
This was manifested by the violence, out
rages and murders perpetrated in that State
just preceding the Presidential election of
1SG8. They will be found stated iu various
Congressional reports. From these it appears
that over 2,000 persons were killed, wound
ed and otherwise injured in that State with
in a few weeks of the Presidential election
of that year ; that half the State was over
run by violence, midnight raids, secret mur
ders and open riots, which kept the people
in constant terror until the Republicans
surrendered all claim ; and then the elec
tion was carried by the Democracy. The
ParUb of Orleans, which contained 20J10
votes, 15.020 of which were colored, and
which in the spring had given 13,973 Re
publican votes, in the fall cast for General
Graut but 1,178, a falling off of 12,795
votes. Riots prevailed for weeks, filling
New Orleans with scenes of blood ; and Ku
Klux notices were scattered throughout the
city, warning colored men not to vote. In
the Parish of Caddo there were 29S Re
publicans, who in the spring of 1SG8 car
ried the parish, which in the fall gave to
Gen. Grant but one vote. There also bloody
riots occurred. In the Parish of St. Lan
dry the Republicans had a registered ma
jority of 1,071 votes, and in the spring of
that ear carried it by G7S votes, while in
the fall not a vote was cast for Gen. Grant,
the Democrats casting the full vote of the
parish 1 787 votes for Seymour and
Blair. In that parish occurred one of the
bloodiest riots on record, in which the Ku
Klux killed and wounded over 200 Repub
licans, hunting and chasing them for two
days and nights through fields and swamps.
Thirteen captives were taken from the jail
and 6hot, and a pile of 25 dead bodies was
found buried in the woods. Having thus
conquered the Republicans and killed or
driven off their white leaders, the masses
were captured by the Ku-Klux, marked
with badges of red flannel, enrolled in clubs,
led to the polls and compelled to vote the
Democratic ticket, after which they were
given certificates of that fact.
These arc some of the outrages which
marked the pathway to political surpremacy
of those who but a few years before had ob
tained the mercy of a Government under
whose laws the black Republican and the
white Democrat were entitled to equal pro
tection. Until a radical change could be effected
in the nature and purposes of those who
had been their owners, and who repudiated
the idea of being placed upon terms of civil
equality with them, it was evident that a fair
election could not be had in parishes con
taining any considerable majority of colored
voters, and hence the act of 1870, acqiesced
in by both political parties and amended in
1872, was passed, creating a returning board
authorized to sit in New Orleans, haviug
supreme authority to canvass the votes cast
throughout the entire State, and authorized,
if convinced that riot, tumult, acts of viol
ence, intimidation, armed disturbance, brib
ery or corrupt influence had prevented
voters from registering, or hd materially
interferred with the purity or freedom of
election at any poll or voting place, or had
materially changed the result of the elec
tion, to exclude votes cast-at such poll or
voting place from the final count. This
law, with some amendments Dot materially
changing its nature, is that under which
the present Returning Board of Louisiana
is now organized and sits.
The report then states that the law even
yet is inadequate, for it does not provide for
the admission of votes which would have
been cast except for intimidation. In il
lustration it refers to the live bull dozed
parishes of this year, where there are 5,134
white and 13,244 colored voters, and where,
by intimidation, such remarkable results
were effected by keeping from the polls
Republican voters. It says the fact of the
imperfections of the lav should constantly
ti .... j
oe oorno in mmd, as it will reveal the pro
priety of what the Returning Board did.
It goes on to say:
TOWERS OP THE BOARD.
The statute under which this board acts
is so framed as to prohibit the rejection of
votes cast at any poll or voting place unless
certain solemn formalities are first complied
with, which must be supplemented by the
testimony of witnesses. The statute or
ganizing the board declared, in substance,
that whenever from any pell or voting place
there shall be received by the board the
statement of any supervisors of registration
or commissioner of election, confirmed by
the affidavits of three or more citizens, of
any riot, tumult, acts of violence, intimida
tion, armed disturbance, bribery, or cor
rupt inflences which prevent, or tend to
prevent, a fair, free andpeaceable vote of
all qualified citizens entitled no vote at such
polls, the board shall proceed to investigate
the facts ; and if from such statements and
affidavits they shall be convinced that such
causes did not materially interfere with the
purity and freedom of such election, or pre
vent a sufficient number of qualified voters
from voting to materially change the result of
the election, then such vote shall be canvassed
and compiled; but if they are not thus fully
convinced it snail be their duty to examine
further test; mony in regard thereto, and
to that end shall have power to send for
persons and if, after examination, the board
shall be convinced that such acts of violence,
intimidation, &c, did materially interfere
witti tne purity and freedom ot the election
at such poll, or did prevent a sufficient
number of qualified voters, from register
ing or voting, to materially change the re
sult of the election, then the board shall
not canvass or compile the votes of such
poll, but shall exclude it from their returns.
Nothing can be more simple, more just
than these provisions. They are, for the
reason before stated, inadequate to secure
the administration of a complete remedy,
for it may be fairly said that if, by reason
of violence and intimidation committed in
the interest, of one political party, the ad
herents of another are restrained from vot
ing through fear, an equitable remedy, if
practicable, for the outrage would be to
count in favor of the injured every vote
they lost. The ascertainment of this being,
however, difficult, the statute of Louisiana
has provided only for the rejection of votes,
and it is worthy of remark that the most
flagrant cases submitted to the board,
as proven, have occurred iu parishes where
the Republican registered vote, which would
undoubtedly have been cast but for the in
timidation and violence, largely exceeded
the registered vote of the Democratic party.
We have thus alluded to some of the
causes which led to the creation of this
board, and have also called attention to its
duties and the proof upon which it is au
thorized to act." It is a tribunal establish
ed by the laws of Louisiana entirely inde
pendent of the laws of any other State, or
of the United States. It is empowered,
among other things, to canvass and finally
determine the number of votes legally cast
for electors for President and Vice-President
of the United States ; but in the dis
charge of that duty it acts exclusively un
der the laws of the State.
THE BOARD WORTHY OF CONFIDENCE.
It became our duty immediately on ar
riving in New Orleans to thoroughly un
derstand the constitutional powers and
duties of this board, and to examine with
care the statutes under which it was bound
to act, and enough had been written to
show that a tribunal charged with such
powers, the members of which were origi
ginally appointed by the Senate, is entitled
to the respect of all citizens until it shall
be forfeited by a violation of its judical or
ministerial obligations. The great national
importance of the duties to be per-formcd
by the board invested each member with
much intest, and as many reports have been
circulated concerning them, we were led to
make some inquiry as to their individual
Two of them, the Hon. James Madison
Wells, President of the Board, and Gen.
Thomas C. Anderson, next senior member,
are Southern born and of old and highly
respectable families. The father of the
former was the Hon. Levi Wells of the
Parish of Rapids, who, in 1812, represen
ted it in the convention called to frame the
Constitution of the State of Louisiana. The
son received a liberal education, and was
early engaged in the care of the planting
and other interests of his father. lie was
a Union man from the time the War broke
out, and although he suffered greatly by it
iu the loss of property, he never faltered in
his devotion to the Union cause. Under
the Banks' reconstruction scheme, he was
chosen Lieutenant-Governor on the ticket
with the Hon. Michael Hahn, who was elec
ted Governor, and upon the election of the
latter to the Senate a year or two after Mr.
Wells became Governor of tho State, to
which he was almost unanimously re-elected
under the reconstruction plan of President
Johnson. His experience in public life has
been great and varied, and his capacity to
discharge the duties assumed cannot, be
Gen. Andertfon was born in Virginia, has
resided in the Parish of St. Landry for the
period of some 40 years, is a cousin of Gen.
Andeson who commanded Fort Sumter at
of the war : was educated a
lawyer ; is the owner of and carries on
several" plantations ; is widely known and
highly respected throughout the State ; lias
been intimately associated in the promotion
of social and industrial interests of bis
parish, and has represented it in both bran
ches of the Legislature more than 20 years.
Mr. Casauavc, the third member of the
board, is a man of intelligence, of excellent
character and business habits, not dependent
on office for a living nor seeking it, but a
a well educated citizcu, who has long con
ducted a prosperous and respectable busi
ness in the City of New Orleans.
3Ir. Kenner, th-3 junior member of the
board, is a young man, born aud reared in the
City of New Orleaus, intelligent and active,
who was for some time in charge of the
Street Commissioner's Department of Im
provements. PLAN OP THE DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN.
We will now present such an outline of
the proofs as disclose not only such violence
and intimidation as prevented a fair elec
tion in several parishes and at many polls,
but disclose also that these grave offences
were committed in pursuance of a precon
certed and settled pla?n formed by the
Democratic leaders to prevent Republican
voters from attending tho polls, and that
such unlawful purpose was so effectually
accomplished as not only to interfere with
the purity and freedom of the election, but
materially to change it3 result. To illus
trate how carefully the political campaign
was considered, and the plan mentioned
contrived b the leaders of the Democratic
party, it is instructive to refer to a circular
issued from the room3 of the Democrat k;
Conservative State Central Committee at
New Orleans, marked '-Confidential," and
signed by J. W. Patten, President, and P.
J. Sullivan, Secretary, intended for circula
tion in each parish, and recommending the
i' .I.! 1 1t .1 Nil
loriuatton oi v.aru ciuos increm. lliese
circulars urged that "in conversation no
gloomy forebodings should be induled in,
and that tho result of the election should
be spoken of as a foregone conclusion, as
we have the means of carrying the election,
and intend to do so, but be careful to do
and say nothing that can be construed into
a threat or intimidatiou of any character."
The circular also recommended that there
should be frequeut meetings of all the clubs
to be formed, aud tliat they occasionally
form at their several places of meeting, and
proceed thence on horseback to the central
rendezvous, staing that "proceedings of this
character would impress the negroes with a
sense of our united strength." And it
further recommended that on the day "of
electiou at each polling place there should
be affidavits prepared to the effect that there
has been no intimidation, and no distur
bance on account of any efforts by the
Democratic-Conservative party to prevent
any one from voting on account of race,
color, or previous conditions of servi
tude." There were in the State of Louisiana on
the day of election 92,990 white registered
voters, and 115,310 colored a majority of
the latter of 22,314. It was well known
that, if left free to vote uninfluenced by
violence or intimidation, the blacks would
be almost unanimously Republican, and
that, with the white Republican vote, its
majority would be about equal to that above
iudicatcd. The plan appears to have beeu
to select for the purposes of intimidation
and violence as few parishes as possible (for
in 40 or 50 parishes where these were not
employed, the Republican majority was G,
000). But to select those in which the
colored vote, as compared with the white,
would be large unless unlawfully prevented,
for in so doing it might bo expected that,
should any majority they could thus obtain
in such parishes be rejected, they would
nevertheless attain their purpose by the
sup pression of a large Republican vote.
THE RESULTS OP INTIMIDATION.
In pursuance of this plan, five of the
parishes selected in which the greatest
violence and intimidation were practiced
were ISasfc and West Felieian.t, which
border upon that portion of Mississippi in
which murder aud outrages so prevailed
during and preceding the election, as
substantially to preveut any Republican
vote ; East Baton Rouge, which borders
on the southern portion of East Feliciana ;
Morehouse, which adjoins the State of
Arkansas ; aud Ouchita, which adjoins,
aud lies directly south of Morehouse.
The geographical positron of theso five
parishes was well suited to the purposes to
bo attained, for it was easy for members of
clubs to be found therein, and who usually
perpetrated those outrages with masked
faces, to pretend that they were committed
by border ruffians from Mississippi and
Arkansas, where like outrages had been
perpetrated. The location of these five
parishes was not, however, better suited
to tho plan to be accomplished than was
the great disproportion existing between
the number of white and colored voters.
The former numbered but 5,134, the latter
13,244 a majority of the latter equal to
oue-third of the entire majority of colored
voters iu 57 parishes of the State. The
returns of votes actually cast in these five
parishes suggest that the clubs to whom
was assigned the task of securing Demo
cratic majorities therein hud performed
their work of violence and intimidatiou
effectually ; while the proof discloses in
brief summaries, portions of which are
hereto annexed, that where violence and
intimidation were inefficient, murder, maim
ing, mutilation and whipping were resorted
to. Instead of a majority of 6,000 or 7,-
000, which the Republicans should have
had in these parishes upnn a fair election,
there was actually returned to the Return
ing Board.it Democratic majority in tho
parishes of Kast and West Feliciana, More
house, and Ouachita of 3,S73;and in East
Feliciana, where the registered colored
voters number 2,127, not a Republican
vote for elector was cast. In East Baton
Romrc. containing 3.552 colored registered
voters and but 1.S01 whites, the Demo
crats claim a majority of 017, which buJ
fbr the rejection of several polls by tho
commissioners aud supervisors of electiou
would have been returned to the Return
ing Board as votes actually cast.
If to the Democratic majority from tho
four parishes, as above stated, we add tha .
G17 thus claimed and iuisited upon before
the Returning Board, a Democratic ma
jority 4,495 is the result of an electiou
in five parishes containing 12,214 colored
Republicans and 5,134 white Democratic
voters. The conclusion that intimidation
and violence alone could have'produced this
is almost irresistible, and that such influ
ences were employed and were supple
mented by murder when that was thought
necessary is established by the proofs
already referred to. It but confirms this
conclusion to refer to the vote cast in theso
five parishes in 1S74, when no special
motives existed for the- use of cruel means
to influence the election. The Republican
maiorirv thereni w.-i thr-n OT'O;
1 - j j - - - Hu 1. w . y .
I A result so surest ive of violence and
inumiuaiion wa3 obtained by means the
most terrible and revolting. Organized
clubs of masked armed men, formed as
recommended by the Central Democratic
Committee, rode through the country at
njght, marking their course by the whip
ping, shooting, wounding, maiming, mutila
tion and murder of women, children and
defenseless men, whose houses were forcibly
entered while they slept, and, as their in
mates fled through fear, the pistol, the rifle,
the knife and the rope were employed to
do their horrid work. Crimes like these,
testified to by scores of witnesses, were the
means employed in Louisiana to elect a
President of the United States. And when,,
they shall succeed the glories of the Re
public will have departed,, and shama and
horror will supplant in the hearts of our
people that love and veneration with which
they have hitherto regarded the institu
tions of their country. The proof of
violence ami intimidation and armed dis
turbance in many other parishes is of the
same general character, although more
general and decisive as to the five parishes
particularly referred to. In others theso
causes prevailed at particular polling places,
at many of which a Republican vote was
to a considerable extent prevented.
THE BOARD THE TINAt JUDGE.
We hope to be able to furnish full copies
of all testimony taken by the board, that
the justice of its conclusions may be ap
preciated. It is a tribunal from which
there can be no appeal, and in view cf tho
possible consequences of its adjudication we
have closely observed its proceedings and
have carefully weighed the force of a largo
mass of the tcstimonv unon which that ad
judication has been reached. Members of
.11 1 .
me ooaro, acting under oath, were bound
by law, if convinced by testimony that riot,
tumult, acts of violence, or armed distur
bance did materially interfere with the
purit' and freedom of the election at any
pell or voting place, or did materially change
the result of the election thereat, to reject
votes thus cast and exclude them from their
final return. Of the effect of such testi
mony the board was sole and final judge,
and if in reaching a conclusion it exercised
good faith and was guided by au honest
desire to do justice, its determination should
be respected, even if npon like proof a dif
ferent conclusion might have been reached
by other tribunals or persons.
To guard the purity of the ballot, to
protect the citizen in the free and peaceful
exercise of his rights, to vote to secure hira
against violence, intimidation and outrage,
and especially murder, when he attempts
to perform this duty, should be the desire
of all men and the aim of every representa
tive government. If political success shall
be attained by such violent and terriblo
means as were resorted to in many parishes
of Louisiana, complaint should not be made
if votes thus obtaiucd are denounced bv
judical tribunals and all honest nieu as
uiegai ana void.
John Sherman, Ohio,
K. W. Stoughton, New York,
J. II. Van Alen, New York,
Eugene Hale, Maine,
J. A. Garfield, Ohio,
Cortland Parker, New Jersey,
W. D. Kelley, Pennsylvania,
Sidney Clark, Kansas,
J. C. Wilson, Kausas.
It is not generally known that an effect
ive remedy fur neuralgia is horseradish.
Grate and mix it in vinegar, the same as
for table purposes, and apply to the tem
ple when the face or head is affected, on
the wrist when the pain is iu the arm or
The commerce of Philadelphia during
the past four years has increased nearly one
hundred per cent. In that period the do
mestic merchandise exported has amounted
to 10,254,075. The exports of Boston
foot up just about an equal amount.
Chicago packers have handled GSG.291
hogs since November 1, agaiust 547,577 for
the corresponding date lust season.
Four ton3 of fish were caught at one
haul at Montrose; Missouri.