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•TFIURSfIAY. FEBRUARY, 05.
' . ST/iTE' . ..eONTEN'tIOI#4 , .
Seeral of ottieik;hatiges still Maist Thai
ileDimotritfic State, Convention, "ik notni,
' nate:Fisi:Oida't'es fnr goverii4 and Supreme
Judge,..ht : ip "thecl , 4ln.•ilariiiberg oh the
of )larch. :thisi. l / 2 a Mistake, a.S
tion Rill nOt,he called Until a day )s,named
by 51A14Iste Central Coliimittee, which meets'
•on the oth o,f,ltekt , month. The probability
i 4 that a .)Itt'y not earlier than the fourth - of
July will Q,Sgreed ti . pon•H.
• . . .
••• • •,' 'kink
Thictiday ne*t, March - Ith; ale ; inaugn
riltion4o! Ulysies - 8. -ciraut, fis eighteenth
Preillent of the ..I.74ted •States„ Witt?luite
fAtecu in Washidktoi:and 1.11 Are vs ,to hnso r!
. will relirVi(;l2l th,Pos'lliba he has ileXl ,
thP assiqsinatiooof predecev.or.
inalikuriktiiil , eerettonies are to be cortdobted
0 , 11p:1 - ode f• - graMielfr and magnifieehee
lkeigt9foietifiknot3*:the hollow lip service of
nilltttude willgreet the new President on
ltift aceeoion ; and, .P.ii'rellanee, ere Many
nt'emtit'S' their loud'. imii.aswill - be tarried in
to-muses. Job nscn wai almost beatified by
the 114dical press, politicians and people, at
the time he succeeded to the prdaleney, but
a few months later they were prepared to
hound him from the position to which a pis
tol - bullet, fired 'by : the assassin Booth, pro
moted him. If grant condulihis -adminis
tration hi accordance with the solemn obli
zilibn tole taken. onTuesday, he may prepare
ftir•the violent opposition of his present,pro
fessed friends. , The next few months are
big with fate- to the country, and we wait
With , patience the developments of the fu
publican xlisposes of our
THE ME J ADV/
The Meadville Il
•Article on negro sufrrame y characterizing it
'a " s tale nonsense,' -an artisan bosh;"
and indulges in a hides -eagleism to the
effect that—"now that labor is emancipated
+from serfdom, the c4Msurnination is only to
be achieved by fo — rever precluding it from
again -becoming a subject ,of the tisk-Inas
Th 6 Republican may set iii mind at rest
• The ballot may he a great eivilizer,.but we
• doubt sellously whe.thjr extending the right
of rancliise to :the colored population will
be cc:maw:lye to' their moral and social
or, hat the withholding Of it is calcula
ted to de — grade them: :As-the ease t stiinds now
it is idle-to talk of tiekroes being;returnad to
serfdom. Therp:is no man, professink to ex
ercise common judgment, whateveVilspolit
. icel creed, but is-well satisfied .that slavery
exn nevei'exist again lb this country.
for the pot:: migroes, many of them
' np doubt, tor their happy life on the' hl
• plantations and the kind care of their fanner
masters, for 4 :4reedom's . ' to the most of them
,tneans.only 'destitution, or a miserable, vaga
hon,d life. In every town and city in the
B,nith hbrdes of negrctes are hanging around;
lientg from It3nltothdtail l and. on the in
dustry' of othet. alit - conntry districts
th y are committing the most tort:Hilo depre
dations; MurderS, fobheries tarad• -nameless
6 . l:nes arc of daily" and nightly necurzence!
This is. Iwgro freetloni, and thrase are theihno- .
• cent lambs whoie "freedom" is not secure
until they arc assured the "rights which '
men enjoy"- 1 -the right to vote and hold at
,TRE. mos.tavag ,OF EIIANCE.
Louis Napoleon beasum President of the
-French 12Rpublic in December, 1818. Three
years lat.& he succeeded - in placing the im
• perks' crown upon Lis head. At the time of
la accession= it was prognosticated that his
reign . ..would be a short one, but the result has
proved the fallacy of all. such predictions.
As President and 'Emperor liedtas exercised
alenger duration of power than any — Of his
predecesSors. XVI.. and the
" French throne to-day is' the strongest and
firmest that nation. has trad 'during the past
century. Louis Napoleon is now in his sixty
,ortd.year, and,the Empress Pagenia, his
ife, celebrates her, fortys-third birthday in
-4'.4.l;ast next., They arc said to both- look
young' for their-years, in xpite of the cares of
State, arid the anxiety they feel in regard to
the health of theironli-, child, the Prince Int ,
periaL' Ot the sovereigns wltO have prece
ded the present Emperor Napoleon I. reigned
fourteen years, Louis IXVIII.. ten years,
Charles X. six years, and Louis Phillip&
eighteen years. Napoleon 111. has now been
in the direction of athsirs far over twenty ,
years. lt is not likely that he will bequcathe
his power to his son even if the son should
survive him, which is present improbable.
THE WOMEN MUST WAIT
William Wells Brown is ,the name of a col
orcd apbstle_ who is unlit engaged in the
journeyiniin lecturing latess. This scion
of the privileged race vi ited the Woman's
Rights 'Cotrention, at Chicago, a few days
and orated for the benefit of his "pale
faced sistern." lle contenad that it was all
right for women to vote, but thought "they
should be better educated before they are
permitted to exercise the right of ?.titfrage."
This is certainly a_great cxLibitian of pre
sumption in William When send-harbarons
negrocs vote in the Smith, and when the great
blessings of negro equality and fraternity arc
son to be forced upon us in the Border and
Ncrtheru States, it looks something like an
insult to set a negro stand np in a Conven
tion of white women and say that they
and their sisters are not sufficiently intelli
--grit to exercise the right of suffrage. So long'
as the advocates of female suffrage invite ne-'
grit" lecturers like Wells to Address their Con-
vention, and calmly listen to Lis insults, we
nre under the intprebsiuu Owl ibeir prorre•s
hill br c:seeetlingly Wow.'
THE SVPFDAGE AMENDMENT..
On Rititt,t,ty the ll , hise again ply:ascii the
propc t acti additiou ; ,to the Constitution, known
as the suffrage amendment. The following
14 the text as it ltaA been agreed to in that
ARTICLE 4 XV. SErTION 1. 'The right of cit
izens of the United States to rote' and hold
office shall not be denied or abridged by [the
United Stahl; or by] any State, on uccounto(
race, color, niitirity, property, .reed or previ
-ous condition of servitude.
Sup. 2. Congress shall haVe power to en
'force this article by appropriate le} isiation.
This is substantially the sante, as that
passeci by the Senate—the words in brackets
being stricken Out of their article, and the
words in italics heingoinserted., It is thought
the Senate will agree tot , the amendment in
its present shape, and Coffee and Sawlso will
soon he rejoicing in "vial riglit?—qoerhapal
TILE REASON WHY.
Longstleet was in Washington last
week, vi4ited the House of Represents
tire.. The Radical metal•ers ( Made quite 3
fats over him, and one remarked : - General,
IV,f4 have admired your courage and bravery
in the field, but we esteem your recent coarse
in, matters of political interest to the South
aa of a higher order of courage than that,.
which you tlicplaved in battle." Longstreel
brined his acknowledgmeni o! the compli
ment Of bestolieil upon Win.' The sequel to
all this is that Gen. Langstrect is an applicant
- for the eolleetorship of New Orleans. 'lto is
one of that clays who "(Toot Ate pregnant
hinge 4 of thelithee diet thrift may ti:lic . )a .
_fa ar,n - _
TAP:Yu: is some talk about Congre - As recog
:..iiiim; the exl. ,, tence of God in flit; Constitu
tion of the United States by snbutitting an
atnendinent, to the vote of the people offithe .
State 9 to that effect. The initiatory should,
be plied elsewht;ri: (Lan in Conga-84, for
Croinwelfs remark of-the Long Parliament
isapplicable to that body„ He said that "God
had not .been there, to 111. s certain knowledge,
for many years." -
.1'1,1787, when the Constitution wait adopt
ed, two distinct parties were organized—the
Federalists, who were friendly,tcrita ratifica
tion, and•tlie Anti-Federalists, who were op
posed to becan‘e . , in 'their judgraent, itwas
calculated to , ple.,e too much power with the
, central Golierrtnient: and leave, ton little au
thority with the Stitt Is, The Anti-Federalists
eventually took the-naine'of Republicans,*
.the only true . frichds.Of a republicangoverk,
ment.; The Fr&teralists, hoWever,:bestowed
upon there The tdelmarite of "bentociats,:.',
which was.attitat 'tittle applied in France to
iLg ,uhra-JacObins: The tille waitadopied,.
aaastei this 'day is txtrn6 by the:Party whOt
114 s Conferred dignity tind - hoOr upon•if. The
.Democrats•saon ebtained - the popular coati
ilenee, and •sueceedeil4n procuring , amend;
memts to the which freed it froth
the °Wee t ittrks 'first entertAned, and ever since
that time. have•`been its warmest and moat
Il;3•triotie 7 defendets. •
11l the year 18.0 Jams Watson Webb,
present Americaralinister to'brazil, but at
that time editor of the ...15ew York Courier
and Enquirer ‘ applied the term - Whig to the
party in opposition to the Deinoctacy, on ac
conat of their hostility to what he considered
the arbitrary measures oflackson's admin
istration. - -
At a Democratic meeting in • Tammany
Hall,•iu 1837, there was a strife among two
factions of the party, and a_ melee ensued,
during which the lights were extinguished.
"Locofeco" matches had just come in. use,
and, almost' in an instant, hundreds of per
sons who carried them ignited these match
es to relight the chandeliers, and the hall was
soon in a blaze of light again. A facetious
reporter for an opposition paper defined the
meeting in the next morning's edition as a
"Locofoco meeting," and the phrase s was af
terwards given to all Democratic. asembla
In 1813 some enterprising Whig applied'
the curious nicknames of "Hunker - , and
"Darnbtirtaee to the rival wings of the Dem
ocratic party in New York. He thought that
the political ideas of one: branch of the or
ganization were typified by the novel.plin.
taken by'a Penny lvania farmer to extirpate
the rats that infested his barn. All other
means failed,so he set fire to it and burned it i
up. The "Hunker" wing, he declared, were
men who were always in office ; who had
fattened upon the public crib, and-who were
to use his expression,"regular old Hunkers."
Fur twenty years the names thus jestingly
applied were political watchwords in the.
At the Whig State 'Convention in New
York, in 1850, , there WAS a secession of a
large body'of the I delegates. They left the
Convention in a Vody because it would not
endorse L the administration of President Fill
more. A puliiical oppenent noticed that the
seceding body were nearly' all men *whose
heads had been frosted bythe snows of marry
winters, and hejestingly gave them the name'
of "Shyer-Grays." The other section et the
party, led by Wm;H. SeWard, were called.
"Woollyheads,",because they advocated the
abolition of slavery.
Is5G, after undergoing several rapid
changes of name, the, enemies oC the Democ
racy adopted the discarded namee3f onr par- ,
ty, and at !heir Coriventiott held in F i irtsbirglll
that year , flrit announced
,themselves as Rel
puhre . ..ani. 3 , Sillelhilat titnethey - have arts!.
gated to themselves a'variety of names whick
were calculated to, please the poptilar fancy.
bet, as a party; they still retain the distinc
tive appellation of Republicans, though the
more "advanced" portion of
• them delight to
be - designated as Itaikeals.
A Washington correspondent of Ile N. 1.,
Sun asserts that Grant, in a recent, conversa
tion with a Radical member of Cotigress,
marked that "he would coi - tski , r it an insuiC
to the party which had elected..him to think
of putting any men in his . Cabinet who Were
not' with the party during the war, or who
hal not acted withit since then. He -lcnear'
the.party had rights, and he shotildnot
his personal feelings td interfere 'with . thesta ,
rights." This does not tally' very well with
the indignant assertions which are made by
another correspondent, whose ecimmunics.-
tion is published in the same issue of that
paper. He writes under the signature_of
"ar(independeut Republican," and expresse4
his sentiment:, in a very Pointed .manner..
He says : ' -
"Thereare three hundred leading Reput
licans in Washington, who came from everi
part of the United States, Representatives of
States, districts, and interaats, poet:
Mary, and 'other, who are to-day out of srra -
pathy with Gen. Grant, and wondering who t_
-they were made for. They are the architects
of the Republican party. They are in 11111 . 7
son in their political sentiments, and concu.^
with measurable unanimity in their ideas o f
national policy and in measures of GOvern -
meat. They have been for several years the
Government. They have made a cipher or
the man who occupies the White House, and
have enacted the laws and shaped the na
tional policy wholly independent of him_
They have got into a way of their own, and
though each individual unit of this omnipo
tent force is not a controlling power of it
self, it nevertheless feels a.zonscionsness of
strength,Akin to omnipotente.
"Andrew Johnson having been displaced
because he _was not in sympathy with the
Republican body, and Gen: Grant having
been placed at the head of the executives
branch, of the Government because he war,
there is a natural sentiment that the past iso
lation should cease, and that confidence and
:good fellowship should take its place. That
Gep. Grant khould himself take the initia
tive in establishing these relations, or in con
tributing his part tow. rd doing so, was not
anq is not an unnatural expectation. But it.
is telt that Gen. Grant does not share this
view. His conduct and his language war
rant the conclusion that he prefers an insular
position. He has entered the political circle ire
the capacity (1 a civic leader, and his first act
is to, announce 'a conspicuous purpose to srilh
hold hi+ eocifulence from every man about him.
This apparent purpose creates the sentiment to
ehielel lame (Wrested.
"ihtt the men who are most inbred ,frith it
will not confess it ma to one another, awl
scarcely to themselrex. Republican, edito rs i ota
not confess il , corresponde:as will -not, died Re
publican jute rads frill pthbul - nothing of the
sort, and far gfsk reasans. While every emi
nent public man and every 'able etritoe doeti
not yet know -where the lightnhn will strike,
and cannot therefore felt Whether or not ho
himself may nor bo gobbled up into Gen,
Grant's Cabinet, the utmost reticence on this
delicate subject Ia universally recognized as
commendable.. There is on the soffitee, thew
fore, a wonderful unanimity of sentiment
prevailing in regard to Gen. Grant's insular
tactics. There is a grim stereotyped appro
val on every man's countenance which is
singularly alike in expression. Bat uli this is
superficial, as Gen. Granrwill be surprised to
find one of those days. For in declining to
consult with the leading statesmen of the
,and protesting that he will not con
fide in anybody, he will discover that his
policy does not avoid embarrassments,-hut
only p ostpones them. Gen. Grant would
himself be very sorry to know, we are quite
sure, what a bad impression lie makes on the
great body of influential- and leading minds
of the Republican party, by (Pertaring, as lie
does at the outset of his administration, that lei '
neither peek* their counsel nor adriee, and that
aluquff them all not teen one ix to be found of
whom he is frilling to mike confidant. • They
feel that this is not a practicable principle of
action in any government whatever, and
least' of till in a representniive Government.
Every high administrativeofficer in Civil af
fairs needs the, crom•lightsOf other minda to
aid him in his conclusion , . It is not needed
that he should take advice so much as that
hershould-take information. This can only k :
conic from Confidential intercourse. 'And if
a director of atraira wants the best counsel,
he :mist ;M.' for it. :No man whose advice is
worth h,iviug vilbuiteerslt witheut ' being
"Ifis not "material to.my pitrpose to carry
this criticism further. I only wish to' utter
a sentiment which„though .widely spread,
gets no expression: The Itepuldiean Journals,
WIZ ,wt say anyfhing just yet in disapproral of
Grant, ival the Beribliian Congressmen ~teill
& fiktwiss faent fat! the reasons upeady,diren.
.104 and - era only
act from partisan co'nsiders tuns, and thus
Preclude theinselves from telling the truth,
excepvso far ns it suits their purposes ; and
it is no -Part .of their business to allay the,_
jealousies or R mote the subeess of Repub-'
!:If the imertio of this correspondent can
be 7 elledmioniwe mar : look for the eruictk
anent of a stratiO drama when 'tbe.eurtain"
rises.'.. Either Grant must back, down Mint
the itulepOhdent.-posithin which, he . has as
'aunied;br Congte* must- ",cave" and pace
more Inv6aatiiPiesident ivith the attributes
which-were denied his predecessor. They.
'ast;make him Chief_ Executive, hot in
name but. iniact. The first act .soon
O P9. there ; ...be '- sP:4mtdlict for -
.We LaU aecC • ,
,; FAIT wkozr.
It appears to l be a foregone &inclusion that
SenatorWai'le Will not be called to ttseatln
Gritnes,Vabincit. After his Invaluable servl
por eighteen' years In the United States
Senate,'he to -at length to Ve.retired to the
shades of 'private life.. If he ,had taken the,
advice which I;IS illustrious prototype, Car
dinal Woisey, gave to Cromwell, he would
not thus be turned out „into the pasture to
die. Old Ben is victim to inordinate iiinbi
tion. He .wititted President Johnson im
'peached so that he might by right of succes
cession occupy the Presidential chair. Here
his aspirations were cruelly defeated. Again,
he was a candidate ibr Vice President before
the Chicago Radical Convention, but was
beaten by the gentleman who is no* "the
nephew of his uncle." His constituents have
'failed to capport hith for a re-election to the
Senate, and, lastly, he is rejected for a posi
tion in the Cabinet of Gen. Grant. He can
now return to his Western home and exclaim,
as \Volsey did : '
"Au old man, weary with the cares of State,.
Has come to lay his bones among ye ; give
A little earth for charity !"
After all, Benjamin has done an immense
business upon small capital. Ile-has been
prominently before the country for nearly a
sere of years, yet his talents are of a very
inferior order. Ignorant, destitute of ordina•
' teducational acquirements, and recently
ie butt of ridicule for'the.Senate and House,
it' seems singular that ho could occupy the
responsible position of United States Senator
:for almost twenty years. But such, as a else's,
ate all the present members, and a knowledge
of this fact is not calculated to increase re
spect for Republican institutions.
Our Radical . friends .arc horrified at the
thought that repudiation may someday by the
topic of popular agitation. They forget that
left- own party,through'its Federal and State
ctlicials, has done a very large- business in
educating the masses up to.the idea that pub
lic obligations havelittle of that sacred char
acter wlileh is now claimed for theta. The
Cincinnati Enquirer, recalls i . the following
transactions in this line :
"It has repudiated the three hundred dol
lar obligation which it made with those
,slaveliolders who,in the border. States, eman
cipated their slaves in reliance upon its pro
visions obtained in a Congressional law.
"It has repudiated a vast number of legal
and just war claims upon it, growing out of
the wanton destruction of private and per
sonal property, which, in many cases, were
taken for public uses during the late armed
struggle between the States.
"It voluntarily agreed-to give a large num
ber of soldiers their pay in gold, but it broke
faith with them, and paid in depreciated pa
per, worth but forty or fifty cents on the
"The States of Ohio, Pennsylvania and
Indiana—in fact, we believe .all the States—
repudiated their agreement with their credi
tors to pay the interest on their public debts
in gold. Instead of doing
. 8o they paid in
greatly depreciated paper, which was not
worth more than half as much as they prom
The Radical Ilitnnicut of Virginia draws
picttire-of Virginia carpet-baggers.
AS 'he has• preached, prayed, cheated, thieved
and hambtigged with them, it is presumed
that he knows whereof he speaks. He says:
"A few strangers squatted, in Virginia for
'the whole and sole'purpose of making their
living and•tintiines by office-holding. These
men, , wilhout means, without any established
characters to recommend them to the coal
:donee of the people, without any employ-
Ment.or business to help build up the State
in any way; loafing around, prying into
everybody's business, having none of their
owtl ; looking out for any vacancy of office
which may be made; trying to shove others
out that they themselves may creep in; try
ing to pull others down that they may go
uric. trying to sttetnh the bread out of honest
men's' mouths that they may fill their own
weedy stomachs; tryirig to undermine hon
tst men's business that they may sneak into
their places ; trying to crush out truth and
honesty t, make way for lying and rob
.It k the very quintessence of meanness for
ffunnicut to Hills peach on his Radical co
laborers. There appears to he no honor
among thieves in• Virginia.
A PROTEST PROM TUE GERIUANS.
A mass meeting of German Democrats and
Republicans was held in 'New York, on Sat
urday. The meeting was called to order by
Gen. Sigel, and Mr. Ottendorfer, Democrat,
was appointed President A memorial
praying Congress not to enact any legislation
lengthening the probation or obstructing the
attainment of citizenship s was adopted. The
memorial further statc..s that the inevitable
result of the present proposal before Con
gress to vast in the United States Courts the
exclusive power of granting naturalization
certificates would prevent a great number of
toreigners from becoming citizens, and that
the proposed obstruction is not alone op
posed to the spirit-of liberty and progress,
but is also unjust and injurious, in view of
the services rendered by ',adopted citizen
daring the late war.
CURRENCY IN 'CIRCULATION.
Mr. Sherman, Chairman of /the Ate
Finance Committee, reports the roßowing as
the amount of currency in circulation :
United States mites - ' - - $356,021,073
National Bank notes - - 299,806,566
Three per cent certificates - 55,865,000
Fr2ctional currency - - 34,215,715
In ' al I -
Of this sum $445,000,000 are issued by the
Government, and the remaining $300,00000
by the National 13-inks. These ba s receive
thO nice little interest of $40,000, , a year
out of the above amount of bonds eposited
with the Government, and upon which their
circulation is based. Why cannot this sum
of $300.000,000 be aLso issued by the Govern
ment. and thus save,,-directly, $18,000,000 in
terest in gold, which
,is now annually paid
the banks by the people?
TILE LATE SCENES IN CONGRESS.
A Washington correspondent of the Cin
cinnati Commercial, in describing the scene
at the recent counting of the votes of the
Electoral College, says :
"I have seen some disorderly assemblies
in my time, but this exceeded anything I
ever witnessed before. The crowd on the
floor and galleries laughed, shouted, and ap
plauded. The members rising to their feet,
swung their arms and vociferated ; at inter
vals you could hear the cries, 'No tyranny!'
'damn 'em, put 'em out,"order,"order;
'dr—d interlopers,' etc."
.::suelt scenes would not be tolerated in the
prize ring, or at a meeting of tim "fancy" in a
New York rat-pit.
Tms. New York Tribune thus pays its re
spects to Senator Yates, a Radical who would.
make an excellent "frightful example" for a
lemperanco lecturer :
"Mr: Senator Yates called upOn the South
ern Senators yesterday to overcome their
delicacy in the matter, and vote themselves
two years' pay tor •an.caverage of say six
Months' work.- Mr. Yates may possess his
soul,, in patience: ' , Men Who overcome their
tlelicner far enough to present such a claim
wilt be enabled to make the further sacriticq.
recptired to vote for it."
IT Is staid that Gen. Grant will not extend
the ustal courtesies to President Johnson`
which newly elected 'Presidents always'
evince toward,their predecessor®. If Giant
personally dislikes Johnson- there is;no rea4 .
son why •he should • parade his feelings In .
public, and bewill only exhibit a mesa and
4mtltry spirit by doing go. •
TgE Washington lionae of Aepresenta•
tivcs - the $1,400 . Wria eipeinted
In a singlet - , amino for— soap, brushes and
Combs.AVolave tht cheiiring tonsolition
!fiat these representatives', persons- moat be
considerably cleaner thaii theic'records:
THE etifored people of Iyashlngton feel
elighted.beenuser they* brae not been 'invited
to.the inauguration bill, and are - now going
to retaliate by getting - rip one of their own
and inviting no "white trash" excepting
Grant and Colfax. They miy - eventually be
induced to invite- Sumner, Wade and a few
other,pelebrities, but they have not yet deeld.
ed positively to do so.
Iv re stated that President Johnson intends,.
shortly after going out of office, to make a
visit to Europe. He has been offerela pas.
sage by one of the German lines of steamers
and the offer was accepted. He will sail
about the lei of April. - In the meantime the
authorities of Baltimore and Nashville are
making arrangements to give him a - grand
• Tim recent municipal election In the lit
tageiof Waverly, N. Y., resulted in a com
plete victory for the Democracy. This town
heretofore has been largely Republican, but
is now redeemed. All the , local elections re
cently held would seem to indicate that the
people are waking to a knowledge of the
meditated invasion of their rights and liber
ties by Congress, and are preparing to resist
the centrilation of power in the hands of a
corrupt few at Washington who are dignified
by the lime btjenators and Representa
Trtz Senator or Congressman who buys his
way to place and power by money and du
plicity, now takes his rank ;with the first
Men and - moves in the beat society. Twenty
years ago the same men could not have held
a position in the National .Legislature, and
they would be ignored in decent society. lire
can thus forma faint conception of the depths
into which we are drifting.
GEN. GARFIELD'S Census Committee pro
pose to increase the members of the House
at Washington to three hundred. The Hew
York Tribune confesses to being a little
statrled at the exuberance of the prospect.
Congressmen arc excellent in their way, and
members of the House are particularly love
ly—but think of three hundred of them in
one body! The promise of such It concentra
ted bulk of happiness is almost too much.
The Census Committee should consider it
well before determining to endow us with
such an embarrassment of riches. Three
hundred such people as lately received the
Senate! Spare us yet awhile.
13iNexon. 31Auvm [Asa introduced into
a sixteenth Amendment to the Con
stitution, requiring I , ht, choke of, Presidential
Electors in all cases to be made by the peo
ple. It has not yet been acted upon.
Tun New York San thinks there is a
disposition in the Senate to repeal the Ten%
ure•of-Office act, and "presumes that it 'will
be repealed as soon as - a vote can be bad up
on the bill." One member proposes to sus
pend it for fir years, and another desires to
modify its principal provisions. The Sun.
thinks it should be repealed, as otherwise it
will interfere with the safe and • efficient
working of the new Administration. The
same paper, however, thought- the bill all
right until Grant's election.
• IN Rhode Island a negro - can vote if any
one will pubis poll tax of sl,oo, bat a natar•
alized white , alien must have an income from
real estate with at least $134 before be is
permitted tovote. Many Irish and Germans
are thus prevented from exercising the right
Os •rttt: resolution to raise the President's
salary, which was brought up in the House
on 3londay,just ten votes were registered in
favor of the proposed increase. As General
Grant is pledged to enforce measures of
"economy, retrenchment and reform,"'Con
gress thinks that, as a matter of great econo
my, his salary should not bo increased.
Tint Pittsburgh Dispatch (Radical) says
"tovernor • Geary is about the biggest
humbug that ever filled the Gubernational
Chair." Is it not pleasant for brethren to
dwell together in unity?
A nueorArrrosr providing for the discharge
of twenty-seven members of the pasting and
folding brigade was, presented in the House:
at Harrisburg, last week. After a protract
ed debate, it was decided that their services
could be dispensed with, and twenty-seven
knights of .the paste pot must 'now seek other
Tics State Capitol reporter of the Harris
burg Patriot says "six good daily news
paper folders could do the work of pasting
and folding for the Legislative body, and do
it practically." If this were done, the
State, in ten years, would save some $5b0,000
—an item which would give a tittle relief
to tax payers. Such economy Would be al
together too ."vigorous" for that Radical body,
and the "brigade" will consequently be re
NuTrir-TmagE delegates have already
been chosen for the Democratic •State Con
vention. Of this number twenty'three have
been instructed for Gen. Cass ; six for Hon.
Asa Packer, and three for (len. McCandless.
The reinaining sixty -ono are not instructed,
but at least twelve or fatten are -friends of
Gen. Cass. The whole number of delegates
in the Convention will be one hundred and
thirty-three, thus leaving forty to be yet
chosen. Sixty-seven votes will be necessary
to a choice.
G. War. 31cCiNoi.Ess, whose name is
prominently mentioned in connection with
the Gubernatorial nomination, writes a letter
to an eastern.paper t and thus gives expres
sion to the generous sentiments which are but
a type - of his character:
aaaa "In this contest lam entirely
unselfish, and young enough to be magnani
mous. If General Hancock will agree to ac
cept the nomination of our party, my first act
shall be. to decline being a candidate, and
ask my friends to wheel into line and sup
port him. The Democratic party should
have learned by the bitter experience of the
last few years, that It cannot, in either State
or National Convention, ignore its active,
living element without incurring defeat."
Tag Radicals of Westmoreland county
have selected the original old "alligator"—
otherwise Co vode, as Seaatorial 'Delegate to
the Radical State Convention, with instruc
tions to support Gov. Geary. Some time ago
Honest John, In the terse - and vigorous lan
guage for which be has become somewhat
celebrated, declared .that Geary was the
"humbuggest Governor he ever did see."
But since then Covode was a candidate for
re-election to Congress, and, although de
feated, the Governor refused to give, his suc
cessful competitor—llon. Henry D. Poster—
a certiticatei - on the charge trumped up ,by
Covode that a .. number of illegal votes had
been cast for the Democratic candidate. One
good tutrudeseivesauother. ,\•
Tim philadefilths Morning Post, one of
the most'ultruMaOicall!aurnals in the State,
is cuttimaii4wuktm-the iitratriagance-and
corrulitiOu tinting illilVtaicai members in-.
the Legiiiiattire,nmi 'particularly the Repre- -
sentativei4or that city, saii;
"Ataxia/. every-day_pla' have a report of
dozens elf hilts, for the exeniption of private
manufaeturi4 companies from taxation and
for other oNects, Which Aire -technically'
knownasici*"_ The 'city members seem
to have "nbendirellents i and the eontitry
membebvirate* they are .told. This busi
ness hatbeencuriedon thla_Whaterati openly
and eiteissively that the alstittort talk in
liarrhiburg that the Philadelphia members,
'"are not there for legislation, but for dollars'
and cents." Corruption has been to often
charged that the accusation has passed Into
"ajoke," and the article concludes :—"Repub - -
hearts especially should look to it, for our
palsy is served by men in Harrisburg who
me dolman they dare to rata It."
A. 11. Onsimetza will open a law office In
Atlanta soon. , :
, Irosst,rru la said to be old, poor, decrepit,
Anti living on charity. - " ,
Tat Sultan of Turkey bag nine hundred
Aanos Joxka a a noted pugilist, died at
Leafretrworth, Indiana, lasi week.
Wittennot, -- mrho 'swore Mrs. - Barran to
death, is a reporter,on a Philadelphia paper.
Foams has become. a Southern land
agedt, and Fornees two papers roar .the
SOUth as gently as any sucking dove.
MKS. EpZATIETII CADY STANTON and Miss
Susan B. Anthony are lecturing in Illinois
and Missouri, before legislatures and associa
tions, on the woman suffrage question.
Biwa' PO?tEROT states in his Democrat
that he pays 'taxes on more than $2.50 ; 000,
and that he has made every dollar of it by a
bold, firm, persistent devotion to principle.
Five Tennessee papers have already hoist
the name of Andrew Johnson 'as the
Democratic candidate for Governor of Ten
nessee at the August election.
Plum: lattnltz maerted a cut in his Illus
trated News, wherein Miss Ellwood, a fair
skatist,appmrs as Mercury, arrayed indecent
ly, tit the Buffalo Skating Rink. !ler parents
modestly . claim $50,000 damages.
Ir is a fact not generally known, perhaps,
that Washington drew his last breath in the
last hour of the I a.st day of the last week, in the
last morliit of the year, and the last yetir of
the century. lie died ou Saturday night,
twelve o'clock, December Slst, 1709.
TA.NEs Gotthos•LIENsETT, proprietor of the
New Turk Remltl, has ; set aside $l,OOO for
the furhl of the rferaitl i femployee , mutual
benefit association. This organization was
instituted for - the purpose of assisting mem
-bets who may become sick or disabled from
Gr.N. 13.431 I:EL F. Cu;A present Congress
man from the 2d Cincinnati distritt, is named
by the Cincinnati Enquirer its a suitable -
Democratic candidate for Governor of Ohio
at the coming fall election. Re is very pop
ular, not only with the Democracy, but also
with-the conservative Itepublienn element of
A STO4tY is told of a well known Harris
burg lawyer Who attended a prayerineeting
recently.' Ile wis called upon 'tai offer a
prayer, and, noti being accustomed tb such
duty, he rose, attempted the Lord's
Prayer,' and succeeded very well until he
came to 'the passage, "Give us this day our
daily bread," when, from force of habit, he
immediately added, "with costs."
A VIVI: year old steer, owned by a , farmer
wl.siding near Reading, weighs 2,500 pounds.
Tun cashier of the Fourth National Bank
of Philadelphia is a detaulter in the stun .of
A *c01.013.E.D woman, iu Huntingdon, ou the
15th instant, held her .child. about one.'year
old, over a_hot stove until it was so well
roasted that little hopes arc entertained'of its
recovery. She is in Jail.
3 - Pao.lacT to bring the remains of William
Penn from England to this State, and erect
monument over them, is being agitated. It
is understood that his body was interred - in a
leaden coffin, and the transportation would
not be a difficult matter.
ANDREW Jacasos hail u coloretilady ar
rested at Pittsburgh the other (lay on the
charge of.stealing a stove. Horace Greeley
iviti put in durance vile, in one of the east
ern towns of the State, for stabbing R tneer
schaum hued - brattier" named John Brady.
THE revenue Irom the lines operated by
the Pennsylvania Railroad company tor last
year amounts to $90,1117,747: The expenses
of the same were $14,748,408. The net pro
fits foot up the sum of $5,289M9.
THE Easton Express tells the -story of
a young man of that place, and a young lady
of Bucks county—both natives of the Emer
ald Isle—who have been trying to get mar
ried for a long time but could not, owing
to the hard times, and that a few clays ago
their difficulties were removed by the lady
receiving infointation of the death of a rich
relative in Ireland, bequeathing her , fifty
thousand dollars, and that the long deferred
nuptials arc arranged to take place next Sun
, Asrorri i 4 going the rounds of the press
to the effect that about a century ago an old
gentleman was paSsing along a road in lower
Virginia, and a rabbit crossing his path he
stooped to nick up a stone to throw at it.
The stiPpoSed stone retracted rays of light,
and ho put it iribis pocket. Subsequently it
was sent to England and submitted to the in
spection of a lapidary, who pronounced it a
diamond - Of the first water. It was brought
back'-to this country and has remained with
the dec&ulants of the finder until recently
when it came into possessipticiff Dr. Daugher
ty; of Mechanicsburg, one of the legal heirs,
who has determined to submit it to several
of the ,ablest scientific pea of the country for
examination. If it should prove in reality a
diamond it will be the largest ever discovered
--aveighirigB3 carets more than the celebra
ted Exist India "Rsjah of lielattan" jewel.
Tuz world's annual crop of tobacco ig esti
mated at 432,400 tons. _ •
Ix California there is one woman to three
men Nevada, one to eight; in Colorado,
one to twenty.
qOLDSI . 3OIIOI.7GII, Maine, containing eigh
teen hUndred Inhabitants, has lila house of
SALT Lute city contains a`population of
40,000, of.whom 38,000 are Mormons and the
THE Washington Department clerks bay
ing failed in their efforts to get 20 per cent.
increase of pay, got more modest and asked
for 10 per centrincrease, which was likewise
defeated. Better try live.
THE Masons claim 1,250,000 members; 300,-
000 in Great Britain, 800,000 on the conti
nent, 800,000 in the-United States and 50,000
in the rest of the world. The order in Etig
land'receives 2,000 or 3,000 members every
Year, and is constantly increasing.
A LADY in Divettport, lowa, has just fallen
heir' to a fifth share in Texas land which is
valued. at 0,000,000. This tract is located
in Bazar County, near San Antonio, and is
known as the Medina "eleven league tract."
The State government gave It to John Mul
len. in:1833, for valuable services rendered,
but after-litigation'deprived him of and it
is only recently that the claims of his heirs
have been recognized. -,
AN inhuman mother residing in Lafayette,
Ind., bartered away lierdaughtee's honor re
cently to a clerk who is emplOVed at a store
in that place. Blie brought the clerk to her
house, and; locking' hint' in her daughter's
min, left him te accomplish hisliend ish
poste; which be - dl by overpowering the girl
by, main, strength. The young lady was to
have been married shortly to aifery worthy
A Cumoui OFFEIt:-IDT: Sage hat discov
erecta,imfectapeeilin for Catarrh,' "Cold in
the Hem " Dizgress, 'Ulna 'Breath and
Catarrh Headache.;‘, The.giroprietor, Dr. R -
V. Pierce;of Buffalo, N: Y., offers 3500 fora
cosi - orCatarrti - ldr cannot • chre." Iris the
cheapestand Beat remedy-for that loathsome
disettie ever offered to the public. Don't be
put off by your druggist with some miserable
substitute: U. los htut,not yet.got Dr. Sage's
Vatailltitenvily for let•h im i
send 'ivy cads to the proprictotand f will
reach Yon by return mail. , For sale by most
drutis everywhere- , feW42w. .
Da snag to call at W:J.
Star' o, and bay a Wcnict paktum foi 18R.
Pticaynly IXI coats. .
FANCY aketches--Ginutra conyeraatiotik
AN early spring—jumping out of bed at 5
o'clock in the morning.
TERRE is no particular harm in a glass of
whiskey—if loft in the glass.
Tits top of a bald head in a looking-glass
may be considered a " melancholy . reflec
TitM. wtote to the Detroit !Tribune:—
"Abuse me all you want to, but, for God's
sake, don't forgot me."
Tar. pedestrian DeWitt successfully ac
complished his walk of 1,000 miles in as ma
ny hours, at Chicago. Few men could De-
Tug negro has already made the inaugu
ration ball a great bore to the Radicals.
AN exchange says that its editor "will
wait on a portion of its subscribers next
week."' We have been waiting on a portion
of ours for some time !
Is Jackson county, Florida, the court had
to adjourn five different times on account of
the black jury going sound asleep and snor
ing almost as loud as a thunder storm.
Mits. BCFi'Ol6l, of Chicago, wants a woman
for President in 1872. Mrs. But!Om has Is
sued another singular manifesto. She adyi
sea all women to become vegetarians, and
abstain from all contact with men.
Real Estate Minster,.
Taken from the brnka of Capt. 11. G. llarveSt.
Co.' Ret9rder, for the week ending Saturday,
Feb. 12, '69--Cottrad Schneider et al to
Geo. Peterson, Erie, $6OO. •
Feb. 10,'69—Chance J. Pollock and wife
to Jane Doe, Waterford born., $6OO.
Feb. 12,'69—Jas. Sill et al to C. C. Brown,
Oct. 25,'6.5—W. A. Galbraith and wife to
Samuel Wagner, Erie, $2OO.
Feb. B,''69—E. Vantassel and wife to Mo.
sea Reeder, Edinboro, $305.
Feb. S. ',69—W. T. Woods and. wife to Mo
ses Reeder; Edinboro, $3,000.
Sept. 21,'66—Charles Albrecht and wife to
Jacol, Albrecht, Mill Creek tp., $6OO.
April 18,'6.5—Robert Evans and wife to
Jacob Albrecht, et al Mill Creek tp., $1,200.
Aug. 25,'68—Seymour T. Pattern and wife
to M. A. Harrington, Conneaut tp., $1,125.
Feb. 13, '69—Alex. Buerkle and wife to
Ilenry Walter; Corry, $3,500.
Jan. 11,'67—Hollis Fay and wife to Peter
McNally, Concord tp., $l,OOO.
Dec. 2 2 ,'68—Clementine A. Lord to Peter
31eNellis - Concord tp.. $2OO.
Oct. 9, .65—Aaron Harrington and wife to
Chester Clark, Corry, $5OO.
June 11, T. Robinsott•to J. R. Or
ton, Erie county, $5O.
March 30,'67—,Tames P. Paul and wife to
Samuel Buckby, Conneaut tp., $1,500.
Jan. 18, '69—. Tobias Fickinge et al to Ma
ria Genck, Mill Creek tp., $405.47.
Jan. 20, '69—Jas. Sill to.D., Mnhony, Erie,
Feb. 1;, '69—Anton Stritzinger leased-to
Feb. 15, '69—Wm. J. Sterrett and wife to
F. J. Kaizer, Mill Creek tp., $099.39.
• Feb. 21, '67—Homer Compton! et al to
Henry Martin, Washington tp., $9OO.
Feb. 1, 'o9—Henry Martin anti wife to
Putnam Jeffarda, Washington tp., $579.
July 20, '58—8:13. Vincent and wife et al
to John Goalding, Erie, $2OO.
July I,ll7—James Crowell to Croas Cut R.
R. Co., Corry, $225.
Feb. 2,'69—A. F. Kent_ et al to Alonzo
flush, Corry, $7OO.
Sept. 9, '6B—Jane Lore to Lorenzo Dentott,
Concord tp.; $7OO.
Feb. 2, l'arinton and wife to
Alonzo Bush, Corry, $ 3 .500. •
Oct. 23; '63—Samuel Downer and wife to
IL M. Johnson, Corry, $l,OOO. ,
Nov. 25,'68—A. taingwqrthy, guardian, to
F: A. Phillips et al, Concord tp., $1,750.
Feb. 13, '69—J. L. Brookins toM. M. Clute,
North East. $l,OOO.
Oct. 3, '6B—Calvin Whitney et al to John
V. Arthur, Mill Creek tp,", $1,211.56.
Dec. 24, '64—C. M. Reed and wife to Rob
ert T. Shank and assigned to Margaret•S hank,
-. Fb. 16, '69—Geo. W. •Barr and wife to
Christian Sexauer, Fairview tp., $5,500.
• Much 26, '66—J. A. Goodell and wife 'to
J..W. Goodell, Edinboro, $7OO.
April 23, '6B—A. F. Jones to Henry South
ard et itl, North East, $1,500.
April 23,'68—A. F. Jones to Henry South
ard et al, North East, $5OO.
Jan. 23, '69—John B. Sconller to Henry
Sontlyard et al, North East, $5OO.
Jan. 23, '69—James M. McCord et al to
henry Southard, North East, $5OO, •
April 1, '65—J. B. Moorhead and wife to
John Peters, Ncirth East tp., $1,200.
Noy. 28, '6s—,James Ottaway and wife to
John Peters, North East tp., $4,000.
- Dec. 20, '6B—Henry Cramond to Daniel T.
Fenton, Greenfield tp., $930.
Feb. 6,'69-F. P. Bailey and wife to Wm.
Bell, Jr., Erie, $1,825.
Jan. 1, '6B—Clark & Bothell to ' George P,
Walters, North East tp., $425.
Dec. 31,'68—Thomas Sill to, Andrew J.
Church, Mill Creek tp., $219.75. •
July 11, 's9—Asa Moore and wife to John
Nichols. Wattaburg, $l,OOO.
Noy. 11, '6B—John Nichols and wife to
Polly Ann Page, Wattsburg,sBoo. '
Feb. 16, '69—Christian Sexaner and wife to
Geo. W. Barr, Erie, woo:
• A CURIOSITY FOR Tun Lamr.a:—There is
on exhibition, at the salesroom of Messrs.
Wheeler & Wilson, No, 625 Broadway, the
first sewing machine (No. 1) made by that
Company, the present number being 850,000.
Let the interested compare the machine sold
in 1851 for $125, with the one now offered for
$55. The, former owner of this machinegives
its his tory as follows :
The machine was finished early in 1851,
and }learned its use from Mr. Wilson him
self. I was thus, you see, the first to work
the Wheeler 4: Wilson Machine, and learned
on the first machine they ever. manufactured.
In 1854 I earned with the machine $295,
beside doing my own housework and taking
care of my baby. In 1856 we came to Dav
enport, and brought the machine with us. I
believe it is the first machine ever brought to
I run the machine almost constantly for
more than fourteen years on almost all kinds
of work, from the finest dress-making to the
heaviest tailoring. I quilted a lull-size bed
spread with it,which has been exhibited three
times at the fair. It took me three weeks to
do it wiih my other work ; built could not be
done by hand in as many years. I have even
stitched leather with it, and at the time I ex
changed it (in 1863) for No. 193,n0, it worked
just as well as when made,
It is, perhaps, unnecessary for me to add
that I believe the Wheeler & Wilson to be
vastly superior to any other machine made.
Yours respecuully, P. E. B.
TUE 31..tumosit CAVE.—Extract front a
plicate letter. * * * * * We groped
about -for many hours in this wonderibl
place. I never saw anything like it. The
freaks of nature displayed here are very
strange, and. strike the beholder- with awe.
But the air in some parts of the cave is close
and stilling, and when we came out I found
myself saddled with a terrible fever, which
entirely prostrated me. The physician had
never seen a case like It before, and no reme
dy he prescribed seemed to do the least good.
MT lite was despaired of. Mrs. Wilson ;
with whom I was residing,.had in the house
a bottle of Plantation Bitters, and site insist
ed I should try it, for she said she knew
it to be a certain cure in all cases of fever,
debility, ague, dyspepsia, &c. 1 had but UP
tie faith, but finally consented to try it as a
last resort. In less than three hours after
the first dose my fever left me ; in two days
I was sitting up, and beffire Saturday night
I was a well as ever. I tell you all this that
you may know hew to act In any case of
fever, or any similar disease. I firmly be
lieve the Plantation Bitters saved my life.
* * * * * In my- next I will tell 'you_
about the Cave in detail. A: J: P.
31aOstoma WATER.—Eitiperior to the beet
Imported German Cologne, and sold at half
the price. janl-tr.
Erie Market Pricer. 4
Potatoes, .. Wholesale. - Retail.
" ..:10 7
Butter, 5:....- 40 45
Cheese , "6i S.._ .... 23 25
Lard, *lb -........... 23 25
Em, * dozen.... 23 :- 25
Wilton, ..,, eds - 6., 4 5
Pork, dren...91m.............. 15 31
Hams-sugsz Cured, i1b..... = 23 '
Hams-Plain, f 1L................. 21 , 21
shoulders,* oh ... 111 20
Pork, heavy mess, 91 bb1. .... 3t 00
Pork, clear, # bb.1.....:.........a6 OD •
Dried Beef 161 5.. .. SO ; 35 •
Clover 8.44,1pazig>.:::... IA - )22 •11 00
Timothy Seed ' ...—...,.... 360 4.00
F1az5eei1,1614.....-....:..-,... 800 550
Oftet.M. , FLOUR AND FEED.
F1013,r, XXX W. W. 91bb1....10 7511 50
XX red* bb1..., 9 CO ' 9 50
" XX spring,* bb1...... 7 133 600
-Wkeat, white winter * Mt. 2 013
red winter *bosh.. 1 "i 5
Corn,* busheL ..0........ ' 7800
Oats, It bushel.. 68070
Coal-Hard* t0n...............:. 6 oil 9 00
do Bltumlnons.-..,.....„...-5 CO 800
Lumber-Hendoek..,.- - ......10 00 14 00
. do, Map, e0mnz0.p.....18 00 33 00
.', du ' ' do, e1ear,.......•-• 45 . 01 - - • WOO
Oldaglea-81aWed.....-:...,-.• 430 5 10
__ do ' Shaved.... .......4 90' ' • 500
Hay.. •. .. "-20 00 - 27 00
woociiiilalliiiroiti OOW:::: ,i5O
. . .
.0 tb) bb uffittintts.
COMPUBNOSERS OP SEMI 001:TNT4,
FOR TUE YEAS 1868.
TN COMPLIANCE WITH LAW, the Com
t missioners of Erie County make the follow
ing eihibit of the Receipts and Expenditures
of Said County for the year MS, to which is an
nexed a statement of the amount of State and
County Taxes levied In each Township, Ward
and Borough in said Counts littlittid year. Also,
a statement of the Indebtedness of the County
andof Outstanding Debts due Ina Ckrurity, 1111
per Auditor's Report of January let, ISM
- ..L RECEIPTS.
bln Treaturkllalltsu7 4 , u m imp; 4.1/2 447 10 ' Reed from Collector for te.? . .
~ , , 6 es ss 1,905
' . ma • . 6 . 999 7?
&II Id II .4 ills— iClafiln 6. ,
Reed tram Sale VOL,lands liet'd PX4 6
703• I sliIA n t r, ,13 TO
SI II , lIIS I. . P 1566 1.124 Si
.. _ - 111 IS CI II . I. Ifer sr st!
Bile of Estray 1
use of Court Rouse 100 00
" 'Delinquent Collectors as In't 00 DI
" " A. S. Swan, acct. Jury fees rAS 00
Paid 0.11. P. Fercuson. Auditor. min VD 00
M. Hartleb, • o .. . 20 00
P. P. ntowo, 4 l : o o ' 0.1 00
. Foster, An 'g Pro. & Ree. Acct. Zi 00
Paid J. M. Whallorr& Son, Cola for
Court House and Jail . ' 11444 2i
LNCIDENTA LB. -
Paid, B 6
" 3d allot Box Fal
Ist. Erie - 00
iew Boro 3 00
" G. W. Walker log to Harrisburg 24 00
" Taking Grand urors to Poor House 27 OD
Marine Hospital Celebration 250 00
" A. J. Sterrett itec'g Road Surveys 15 75
" J.-IM. Sterrett, Postage & Box Rent II (Xi
"C, P. Rogers trana'Judet Docket 1i) 00
" 11. T. Fisk Teachers Institute 119 50
" Taxes Refanded for Errors 11 37
" Telegram from DI
AL sm . ont - 90
. „ 3 IL
Paid N. Murphy, Sundries ' 13 71
Tibbals & Shirk, Stoves, &c. . 44 1G
" Warner Bros. 22 prs. Blankets , s 7 433
" N. Murphy, Repairs at St 30
" .1. L. Stewart,Physician 50 00
" Jail Well, Drains and Privy 127 al
" Durand, Stone for well . .42 00
" Hauling water for Jail 31 OD
" Whitewashing Jail 33 114
" Ironing Prisoners ' 11 50
" 11. Bi3CICMSO, Sundries at ',N 00
" Sherwood - & Ross, Painting 21 13
" Bedstead a& • 501
" W. Hoskinson, Jr., lid'g Prisoners 2,505 al
" W. & .1. Hoskinson Repairs at . 43
Paid N. Murphy, repairing roof . 12 OS
Erie Gas Co. for gas consumed • 37 2D
" A. Mullatul et al, work at well 60 50
" It. C. Chapman, w'k on Court RoomV...N 19
Matting, carpet itc. for Court Room 154 08
" Noble, Hall Jg Co. et al , repalrs at 43 72
" Marsh & Low. for pumps 6 00
" French & McKnight, brooms &c, 9 Si
" N. Murphy, 2 new Furnaces &e. 36"; .5,
-Repairs at 6.3 SY
Sherwood & Ross, paLut'g 8h'1716 OM. CI at
' " W. &J. Hoskinson, repairs at , 41 50
" Peter McGloin, Janitor 400 00
Paid Sheriff Swan summoning Jurors 9171 00
carrying convicts to
PenitantlaiT, H. of Ref. and luna
tics to Dismonts Hospital 581 90
" Rhlf. glean, fees for 1,438 1L5.5.1
" J. W. Swaey, Ethirs fees in Co. cases 31 W"
" " " Cow. canes
•C 1 00
Paid G. W. Colton. Pro. fees In Co. eases' FM 51
C. P. Rogers
LERK OF COUTS. " fo ß r lad 12 1 20
Paid DD. Buttriteld, Clerk of Court fees 11,130 31
" C. L. Pierce ar ks IN
Paid Downing, Dlrt. AtL'y's fees $474 00
"C. Lynch 4/ 14 279 00
Paid W. J. Sterrett et. tor. Inquests $-'SU 72
Paid Justices, Constables and Witness
es in Corn. cases fr:
AIiti.FTI.NG HORSE THIEVES.
Paid Wheeler & Hatch arrest, of Home
Justice Childs arrest of horse thief In LU
Paid Constables making returns to
Q,r. Sess. & for election duties
- - -
Pn!d Grand Jurors at Qr. Seas. 872 73
" Traverse Jurors at. Courts of 1801 3,753 $2
CHIEF?. 6 TIPSTAVEN.
Paid A. P. White, Court Crier
" D. Bran, Tipstave
" M. Vincent Tip!dave
" P. McGloin
" H. Giles
CO. CO3l MISSIONEFIS.
Paid L. M. Childs, County Or. 1550 36
'•S. J. Godfrey - 512 76
W. R. Weed 430 36
Paid P.O. Stranahan Ma 00
D. W. Pait;enion
POOR HOUSE FARM
Pill S. G. Brotherton
L. M. Childs
N. J. Glo9frey
. . .
Advertising "Farm for Hale"
" 11. Sehlumff, lose by failure of the
first sale of Farm
cOM M Is.SION EPS' CLERIC.
Paid A. J. Sterrett as Co. Came., Jury
Coma. dc Andttor's Clerk 1,330 OD
Pahl 0. W. Walker Oorn. C43unael 1868 $75 OD
Paid Elec'n Irda forhold'g tipring elec. 1:443'02
OS IA " ". - " General " 1,76 10
" " 4 ., " " Presid'al " r. 060 lie
Patti Asa'r Utak!4:94l Aasi'ln't 1133 13„742 00
Under try Law 3r;1 00.
" . Slaking - of persona a/-
BMW & making !Special As
sesamenti_. 340 00.
" " In part 'making regular As-
eessrrient for I*
Paid for pub. Annual natant t. Election
• Proc. printing' blanks, ate. SZ.B flu
BLANK BOORS sTATIONERY.'
Paid E. Alf. Cole et al, bl'k Wks for Pub.
lie OIIL, Du heater, and Station'ry tZ
BONDS 6. 1147'.
Paid to redeem C.H. Loan Bond N0.:2 5,000 (a
Interest on same 679 &
" Coupons C. H. Loan sv oo
" To redeem S. &E.R. R. Loan Coup. 1,092 00
Int. on Bounty Warrants 807 50
SUPPORT POOR, INSANE, CONVICTS, ete.
Paid Req. Directors Poor 18/48 „ £43,000 0.1
H. of Ref. board &c. Inn:I/yes 2.222 El
" Dlzmont Hos. " " 2,589 91
" State Len. 4 " " N. Tripp 109 03
" West. Pen'try ßE.ASlT Convicts 2,085 18
Corn, allowed C. T W. Keller; Co. Treas.
on receipts & (Bantu - Bml A. D. 1868 92,500 CO
State Tax redd 14,..1C4 44
Total amt. disb'm't 1886 91,29 90
Add amt. Warrant of 1867 redeemed 7 80
" " Bounty Warrants ' " 2,71:0 CO
" " Scrip burnt_ 1.500 00
" " Cash in Treas'y Jan. 1, 1889 4022 42
Deduct War. 1S still outstanding
Nora.—The conurdasions and Lexoneratlons
allowed Collectors on their duplicates settled
daring the year are not Included In the fore
going statement, inasmuch as they were
neither paid into nor out of theTraUtaiy, -They
were as follows, (including abatements for er
rors) to wit :
Ezon. allowed coll. for IaCR
Cola. .. " "
EITATFMENT OF BALANCE OUTSTANDING
- DUE TUE CO JAN. 1,1862.
Due on Una'd land returned for
1887 47 1866 , $l2l 86
" " ISE. 999 64
DUE FROM COLLECTORS.
Jack McCreary. Mill Creek 1865 308 34
J. G. Callen, Girard Boro " . 42 38
(14: W. Riblet, E. W. Erie 1866 703 03
E. F. Foreman, Corry " 3,732 17
31: 13. Vincent, Waterford Boro 1866 213 75
B. A. Beavis, Con,' 1867 .103 70
Chas. Miller, S. Erie 1868 *Bl5 08
43.. J. Russell ,
Mill Creek IE6B 3.243 36
J. A. Lewis Harbor Creek INN 3,060 31
J Graham, N. East Boro INN ' ;81 01
J. B. Raymond, Greenfield INN 1,213 96
Jas. Jackman, Wayne " 247 43
3.E. Larkin, Corry 1868 2.1253
I. McCullough, Waterford Born MI .. 116 43
E: A. Cole: Greene " ffls Oil
J. W. Day, Franklin 1868 274 10
Wm. Cheesetnan, Afelon 1868 . - • 45 03
J. M. _
Sturgeon, Fairview " 851 80
Charged to M. L, BroWn, Shff. nect.„lary
fees & lines 3,191 00
•Paid since settlement.
Norm—The balances above reported as due
from 0. W. Riblet and Jaekson McCreary are
the amount of tax levied on property of the
Philadelphia s Erie Railroad lb.. In the East
Ward of Erie and Mill Creek for 186 and WA
Pant:Mina which is contested and the matter
now awaits judicial decision. • •
... _ .
The amount of Duplicate of State, County and
Poor Taxes levied on each Township. `yard
and Borough of Erie County, for the year 1869,,
with name of Collector.
Slate, Co. Tax on
, & Poor wawhea
• District. Colleetos. . • tax: —.3c.
Erie E. W ard
. G. W. flatlet. ' 14,921 40 1,340 50
W.• C. Scanner, . 10,792 113 1,635 25
South KWIC. Hiller, 2,511 90- - .12 35
MUI creek G. J. Russell, 14,578 54 1 75
Harbor C'k J. A. Lewis, 5,195 54, • .
H. East tp. W. Crapo, - Will 98 ••1 75
dd 80..1. Graham, • 1,511 72 • 155 25
Greenfield .1. R. Raymond, 1,62416
Venengo W. K. Black, 2,648
Wausburg .1. Fritts, 464 56 175
Amity D. R. Palmer, • ii4B2 44
Wayne J. Jackman 2.335 W , ---
Concord H. S. Pars:vas, 2,392 lin
Cony City .1, E. Larkin, 4,566 24 843 ~Z
Union Tp.-A. Thompaon, - 2,372 40 -•-
" Boro C. C. Thompson, 998 02 :106 25
La LicenftE. IL-Range.. 2,503 13. 3 23
Wat'f'd Tp. H. C. Stafford, Jr. 3,551 48 475
" Boro I. McCullouch, 1,132 14 =95
Greene E. A. Cole, 2,715 22
Summit K Lawrence, . 2,009.14
sieKean - W. A. Herrick, 3,034 130
Middleboro J. Stafford, IVO 32 1 75
Washington 3.14. Silts, 3,701 40 , 650
Edinboro Henrywlit, &31 OS 555
Frinklln J. W. 1,416 90 •
Elk Creek 0. Wine 'ester, 1,431 94 330
Conneaut J. Spaulding, 2,941'2D . .9 50
Albion W . Cheesellittn, - 532 70
Springfield J. Ellis, 5,M 23 17 C
•• Bons Ellis Fish, , . 1,396 28 330 M
Fairview J. M. Sturgeon, 4,6E9 56 726
55,443 32 4,370 27
-• INDEBTEDNESS OF THE COUNTY.
Outat'clo. Canceled Crutat'do.
• Jan,* II In MS Jan.l 'W
Countt e Loatitionds, 5,000 . 00 5,000 00 .
IL of 4 - " OD • so 00
EL &E.B. IL " 15,400 00 13,400 ID
Bounty Warman, 6,150 ID 6,400 00 750 00
County Scrip, M $ 000 00 1,500 00 23.5 0 0 00
R WO b MO 00 011,000 00 138,150 00
Due from Collectors, de., $24, 195 73 • '
Poor douse Building Fund, 60,400 03
lial.kitudi lit Trees, Jan. I, 'OO, 41122
We the undersign Conindadoners li nle
co., certdy that the g statement Is a
mil exhibit of the Receipts and Egparstituree
of said County for the year
Colonent. Officel TEß WX. B. WEED,
Erik Jan. I, 18e8: Count~yy Comutiddoners.
We, the undersigned, Auditors of ErleZoinkty,
having met at the Offlos of the County•Comuds.
admen its the City of SHe, and having eareftillY
exiunliaetl the =Mita and vaudoise of the
ommissioners and Treasurer of Erie Co., at
said, for theyearliet,doreport that we fliad th
correct; and that wa flud a bylaw* lit i t „"
hands of said Treasurer of County y a ^.
On the first day of January, A. ih. il e D ,
Fifty-flea Thousand and Severity-two jk,
and Forth -two Cents.
'And 91410 a balance of outstanding duo i h ,
County from the several sources moutlorteiC
Twenty-four Thousand One Hundred an ,,
Ninety-five Dollars and Seventy-three t_4,„;
of County Funds, on toe told first day of 4 4: 7..
A. D., INA
- Given under oar hands add 'teals at` Erie, N I
12th day of Januar,y, A. D., ISM.
M. HARTLEU, t, v
F. F. WTI AVE, 4,..
febi_iw THOS. EVAlkat, 1,.. v ..
- I' ---.------- -- _ ,
J. E. ASHBY & CO.,
Wholesaliand Reta tt
Blank Book Nanufadurers,
Magazines. 'Music! Books, tx")und
• style deslred,and In the nenti.st and
. " 1.
best manner. -
All kind< of Rail Road, Cpmmerelll
MANN'S COPYING : 130016 A
tad PaPer of all adzes on band or male
RULING OF ANT Partimilai'PNlTlllN
Dune with neatness and dispatch
N VIE 1. CO r*, F. Si
OF ALL gr.Nryi ov . HAND
PRIN T. I N G
branehes, done to orde
V:tn nagnam and dkpateb
J. E. ASHBY dc
14 z•Latte street, Wright's. Block. Erie, Pa
I want to rouse ertehldeepy tread,
Who stands upon the brink,
Wbere yawning gulfs disclose the dead, •
Who might, but did not, think.
1 want to warn the living ones
Who blindly grope along
,Ye fathers, daughters, mothe, M.
What perils round you throng.
Look out, my reader, are you free
Or do you wear the mark
Stoat all are blind and cannot see,
Yea, groping In the dark.
Catarrh, a demon In the head,
t'onsutnptlon is its.son ;
Kits hosts, yea, countless, millions, d 0443,
Perhaps you may be one.
That hacking, hawking, spitting, silos%
Catarrh affects your head,
Matter and slime in throat or nose,
Runs do wn your throat Instead.
Your Mugs and liver soon will show
Consumption has Its birth:
Catarrh, it 3 sire, will feed It, too,
'Till you return to earth.
If colds alTectyour head and throat,
Now don't forget what I have wrote,
Or think this subject dry. ,
Wol,CorT'S ANNUTILATOR. cures
Catarrh—the demon flies;
It saves the lungs good health Insures,
And Catarrh quickly dies.
I want to gratify my friends,
Who wish to understand
About PAIR PAIN - T.IIA use, its ends,.
Andorhy Its great demand.
I want to show you, plain as day,
Why PAIN PALSIT stops all pale,
That you may never have to say'
"I'll not try paint again." T--
PAIN liAls - r will cool but never stain:
Pumps inflammation out;
'Tis harmless on breast or brain,
A trial stops all doubt.
Z 5 OD
When inflammation leaves the frame,
All pain will cease at once;
Remove the cause, 'tie all the same;
None doubts unless a dunce. •
The pores will open aud'itrink Pats Pk
Absorbents till with ease;
Restores the weak, the sick, the:faint.
The greatest sceptic please.
Evaporation cools the place
As inflammation dies; •
Hot blood at the absorbent's base
Manes PAINT In vapor rise.
'Tts thus PAIN PaINV removes all doub
Itemoves the very cause
By pumping Inflammation nut ;
On this We rest our cause.
WoleoWe Pa th Paint is sold at all drug store.
;lso, Woleott'a Annihilator, for the cure of .:•
tarrh and Colds in the head. Bent by• Exprem
on receipt of the money, at 181•Chatham Ryuar•,
N. Y. it. L. WOL :01T, Prop. feb2,lw
AGENTS WANTED FOR THE
SIGHTS AND SECRETS
Of the National Capital,
AWORK descriptive of Washington City ;
Inside and Outside, Unmasked and Ea
pmted. The Coldest, most thrilling, must en
tertain-tow, instructive, and startling book
the day. air Send for circulars, with term,
dc. Address UNITED STATES
CO., 411 Broome St., New Tort City. febll-tw
Fresh Butter 4 20 Cents Per Pound.
GGREATEST IHIMNITION OF THE AGE.
Butter made in • from three to five ruts•
uses, by the use of our Infallible Butter Powder,
at a east of 2) cents a pound. Simple in Opera•
tton, harmless in Wile. TWO Pounds of butter
can be made from one quart of milk, tinfticlerd
Powder to suake - a0 pomsds of butter, sent free
on receipt of price-51. Agents wanted la
every Town and county. to introduce this won •
dean! economizer. Address
GOSHEN BUTTER CO., 102 Haman St., N. T.
T ETERES of Administration on the estate of
Solomon Hauck, deed, late of McKee,'
township, Erie county, Pa., having been grant.
ed to the
to o thunders: notice is hereby given
to all indebted said estate to make tea
mediate payment, and those having claata
agalbgrtbursamewill present them, duly auth
enticated, fo r
THOS. STERRETT, Administrator.
,McKean, February li, h3 0 39-thr" -
rROPOSALS will be received up to Menai**.
March ist, 18(0, for the COUlltructioh of
nd Stone Arch Culvert. over Mill Creek, on
Sixth and Gentian streets, In the city of Erie.
Plana end specifications can be seen at th'
otfpe of the City Engineer.
(1. M. surrEt,
J. 0. BAKER,
J. EICHF—NLAUB, Jr..
WEREAN Wife, Martha G. Falrrha
has left my bell and board without Jot
cause or provocation, the pubic is hereby Doll •
fled not to harbor or trust her on my account,
03 I will not pay any debts of her contracting.
13, W. FAIRCHILD.
Union, Feb. Ist, 1889-twe,
8 5 A year can be made by nil/
0 0 0 agents, selling my new eni
valuable Invention. Address J. AHEARN . , S
Seeond Street, Baltlmore,Mil. fetdrr-Vr. ,
RAINED! MIMED !
OEN'TS of either sex, in every town and v:' Alege, for the largest ONE DOLLAR s ALE
in the country The arnaltest articles sold co
be exchanged for a Sliver-plated five bottled
Revolving, eftator., or your choice of 230 arttfld
uponellehange Hat. Conamhslone to figeffil
larger than ever. Send for circular.
S. C. THOMPSON dr. CO.,
236 Federal St., Boston, MILK
feb2s , 4w
For Sale or Rent. •
T'TIME Were Hoare and Dock lately occap%!
by . o. J. Morton._ Apply to airs. MART
owrolt. -- ertwich street, te6lB-4"
150 Teachers Waffled.
101131 PER MONTH; for tallparticuto
C address. "The People's Journal,' Phllll4l ,
Ph* Pa. 4•
Qalesmen to travel and sell by !sample a fl
• line of goods. Situations permanent , s . n. l
good tnwes. Address with stamp, H.H.
ARIA A. CO., 413 Chestnut St., Phil a del phia.
Paints for Farmers:
U ns ili ri trr i l o fo l.tru Y NW. P ` w tZ:na s6 gTn r a er
(IRAFTON MINERAL PAINT CO., 21 I
street, New York,. IW
- • 13100 to#2oo
bor mouth salary pold to good Agents to
our. Patent Bowoorroalve White Wirt
C °them Linea. Stateate and east oecupatio::::
and address the I.3IERICA.N WIRE. l ' ht *
William street. N. y., r 16 Dearborn tt-•
ear, 111., 4W
$lOOO Per Yelerinranulteed, and ater4l
ployment. We want a reliable sir , .
In every county to cell our Patent White'
Clothes 'Llnee,AE'verlasttnc.) Address WW 1
Wins 00.,195 William at., IT. Y., or le Dearbort
'al.. Mew; 111.
• Adminhitrators' Notice.
ETTEBiII =OF.. ADSLINISTRATiON on
estateof Alexander Moore, deed. Iste
aterford &to County, Pa., having h 5 ,4
granted to the nut Paigned .• notice ib bete •
given to allo4 rr., : indebted to the seal!
make ltnuis' rilarnent. and those Wo,t!.
claims againatow same will prese nt . t heu4
ly authenti -411, for settlement.
JOHN at.. MOO=
Waterford. Feb. 4.1869-6 w Adra rs•
13LANKIVI BLAPTHIEC— A completear sc ,. •
EP meat of every kind Of Blanks need_st
.4 4 ,
Attorney*. Jostle" Constables and trcw a
Km for sale at the 0 onto* -,_
iriO r I be 3:RDITING of bi n i er kind. In isulr e 0
..small quantltles, plain or colored, dose ~_
t 'We; and at moderate prices. at ' 4,