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Vol. 1X.-NO. 27.
KUGENE CITY, OREGON, SATURDAY; APRIL 22, I87&.
$2.50 per year IN ADVANCE. ,
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fcATES OI1 ADVKItTISlNG
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Tinuadvertiaerswiu oecimrpia at urn uiuumug
rates! f ,
On. squar three rnnnthn SO
. m " six month.
at .11 nnfl raur ! 1'
Transient notice! in local column, 20 cent per line
fir each inaertion.
Adrertiaing bill will be rendered quarterly. .
All iob wo' must l aid roa on dklivkiit.
. - T poSTOFFlCi:.
.ifflre Houni -From 7 a. m. to 7 p. m. Sunday
trim J:30to:5flp. m,
. u,ii arrives from the south and lcares Bom north
M a. nr Arrives from the north an I leaves ijoinii
acuta at fctt p. in. Kor Siuislaw. Franklin and Lon
,m olose at a.m. on We.lnoa-lay. 1-or Crawfords
wWCamp Creek and Brownsville at I p.m.
litters will be ready fur delivery half an hour after
rival of trains. Lcttersshuuld tie left at the office
oa. hour before "f X'fATTEKSOS, I. M.
.'rjA-rrfTCHnium.-H. 0. Davenport, pastor. . Ber
Ws'every Sunday at 11 a. m. uai 7 p. m, Sunday
''School at p. m. Prayer meeting every inday
waning-. !j .-
M. E. CmmcH-A. C. Fail-child, Pastor. Service
. at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30p.m. .
CBisriAH-fi. M. Whitney, pastor. Bervicos by
m T . . Kn 11 A V nd A. M
muehk ijui'i.i. - I.,
MoeU first and third We Inesday. in each
! .xWVtft. Bpkkct.b Butts Lomik Ko. O I. O.
J"jO. F. . MoeU every Tuesday evening.
VV" WlMAWHAIA ENCAMPMENT No. 6,
eetion the !d and h We lues lays in each mouth.
: ;:geo. b. DORRIS,
ATTORNEY AND ; COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
; Office on Willamette street. Eugene City.
G. A. MILLER.
fgZE . DENTAL ROOMS IN DUNN'S
102231 . , BUILDINGS.
, p - EusenoCity, Or.,
Professes DENTISTRY AND ORAL SURGERY
DR. J OILY IIEliltBOLD,
SURGICAL AND MECHANICAL DENTIST,
Underwood's lirick Building, Up Stairs,
'mrc2 Respectfully offers his nervicea l.
KjLlthe citizens of this place and vicin
CQ33xjitv, In all the branches ef his pro
ession. The Latest Iniii?enicnts In
xeuutcd In a satisfactory manner.
6T0CK IS CA.SU, and All Work Must be Paid
erou Delivery. ,
DR F. WELH has opened Dental Room
pern-antic in Underw"d's bmldinu. Eugene
City, and respectfully solicits share of the pub
1 e patronage. ,
Reference by permission, Dr. J. It. Cardwell,
"'A. m PATTERSON,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office on Ninth Street, oppoalle Ilie St.
i Charles Hotel, and at Kculdence,
' KLTGrKNJfi CITY, ORKGON.
: DR. GEO. W. ODELL.
Office Up Stairs, first North of Astor DonsJ,
. EUGENE CITY, OREGON.
. For convenience of self and patrons all books wod
accounts will tie left in cluirge of O. M. COOl hK,
Esq., opposite the stone etore, who is lully aiitlior
Ued to collect the name. It is (ally exin-cted that
all accounts forserviees will lie rircnented for pay
ment in thirty days, and collected in sixty.
Eugene City, April 4th, ltiii. .
Chas. M. Horn.
.DEALER IN GUN. IUFLES,
"and Materials. Reparinnir dime in
the net!t stv'e a id Warranted.
Sewing JHttchnieM, sales,
'Locks, etc . itepaired.
Cuns loaned and ammunition furnished.
Shop on Ninth Street, opposite Star Bnkery.
J. S. LUCKEY,
DEALER IS .ft-'
Clocks, Watches, Chains, Jewelry, etc.
Repairing Promptly Executed.
J. 8 LUKKV,
POST OFFICE BClLDlSO.
Willamette 4 Eighth 8ts.. Eugene City.
iJ" For Sale.
Which are nUly locte.l and will I
nia. Term. easy. "CESD.
r Book and Statlonsry Store.
POST OFFICE BUItDIXGEUOESECIliM
have on hand and am constantly rece ivioe aa
assortoent of the Rent Hchnoi and HixceUaneont
books. Stationery, Dlank Books, PnrtfaliM, Cards
Wallets, Blanks. Portmonnaea. etc.. rte.. All or
dere, promptly Hilled. A. H. P4TTER8DN.
IS THE ' ,
LIFE OF TRADE!
"TTTTLL DO WORK CHEAPER tfcaa 7
HORSES SHOD TOE ei 50,
WKhaew material, aS rucai. Eeusg old shoe
t C eat.
All warranted t lwe aatl.laf H.
Shop ca Eighth St., opposite Hum
BEN, F. DORR IS,'
DEALER , IN
Stoves and Ranges,
PLAIN, FANCY JAPANNED
Shovels and Tongs,
Fenders $ Fire Dogs,
Cauldron 4' 'Wash Kettles.
Hollow, Iron and Copper Ware,
PORCELAIN, TINNED A CRASS
PRESER YING KETTLES,
Driven Well & Force Pumps,
Lead and Iron Pipes,
Hose 'pes and Hosf
IN FACT, Everything belonfciiiK to my bust
Bess, all of which I will sell at the
LOWEST CASH PRICES.
' JOB WORK
Of all kinds done promptly and In a aatisfactlorr
WELLS DRIVEN PROMPTLY
Ry attention to tmslnssa and honorable dealln
hope to merit a share of your patronage
ja6 ' BEN. F. DOMUS.
M pel sons knowing themselves in
debted tc me wi'l please call and
SETTLE WITHOUT DELAY.
IIAYEMU MARKET !
BECKER & BOYD, Proprietors.
KEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND,
Dried Meats of all kinds. lard, t'allow.ctc. Will
sell Beef in clunks from 3 to 5 cent.
GEO. S. WALTON. AARON LYNCH.
In Dorris' Brick Building.
Walton 8c Lynch
Have formed a copartnership for the purpose of
currying on a general
Grocery and Provision
RuxinesH, and wil' keep on bund a general as
Wood and Willow Ware.
Green and Dried Fruits,
They propose to do business on a
Which means that
Low Prices are Established
Goods delivered without charge to Buyer
ALL KINDS OF PRODUCE WANTED
WK ft' ILL PAY HIGHEST MARKET PRICES
Eugene City Brewery.
MAT1IIAS AIELLEK, Pro'p.
I now prepared to fill all order, for
mi LAGER BEER
OF A SUPERIOR QUALITY.
Come and Me for Toureelf. A good article iwedi
recom tnendatiim .
B.C. PENNINGTON, - Proprietor.
THIS WELL-KNOWN LANDLORD has acain
taken charge of the AKTOtt HOUHE, and ha.
re-fitted and re-firnifhed the am. and will keep it
aecund to no house in the Hate. You need not fnr
to (rive hi a call, for bis taUe will be supplied with
the best the country affords. Charges reasonable
Come one, come all.
Real Estate For sale.
gEVEN OR EIGHT HUNDRED ACEES OF
Farm and Crazing Lands
For Sale on Easy Terms.
Alao, 1IOISE AND LOTS ia Eojene.
GEO. II. TIIl'RSTOJT.
Carding and Spinning.
HAVIVO PURCHASED the Machinery owned
by C. GoodchUi. I a nu prepared to make
all kind, of
TARN, BATTS, Ac,
At the Lowest Living Rates.
THE OLD L1BEIITY BELL'S "
8TOBY AND HISTOUY.
How the Declaration wai Proclaimed
-Coimreaa Hall-IU Treeent Itfuoble
I have" no new story of the "Liber
ty Bell," ami the old one has been so
often told that I wil! not reeito it. It
is known by heart beyond anv other
ineiifint of tho revolution. Every
body has at somt period thrilled at
the narrative. The preliminary dis
cussion, lasting for months, and cul
minating in that ernest and closely
poised debatel Outside tlio chamber,
and beating fruitlessly ajinsi me
" ' a r t c. ,
i-lnsixl il.-invs. an anxious, excite
crowd. In the steeple the nged bell-
mau wearily waiting trom morn till
noon the signal to ring. Tho curly
hen, In, 1 hnv nairiot stationed iu the
hall to catch the first, intelligence of
the adoption 01 tno ueciarauon ana
to send it alott to his old compatriot
. . t r t. 1
Willi a liuz.a. xiigu noun nun uu
siorn fmm within. The davbecinsto
wane, and still no Bign. The deferred
hope makes tho popular heart sick.
The old bell ringer again, with his
oft repeated "they will not do it! they
will not do it!" Suddenly tho doors
fly open! A rush! A word! A
hm-i-nli! A tumult indescribable! and
above it all and penetrating it all
me tiiazeu vuicu ui nu mwkihj
Bell" proclaim! lg "liberty through
out all the lain!; unto all the in-
lifiliilnnla lliprnnf'." ill C.H'illoil of ioV
.... u ...... v.. . 1 J
that was heard around the world and
has not ceased to echo in all these
THE " LAY OP THE BELL."
Tim wns enst in England and
sslv for the State-
house in 1752, but was cracked in the
very first test ringing.
It. was immiulhitelv recast bv Pass
& Stowe. under the direction of Isaac
NWris. Snenker ot tho Colonial As-
si'inblv, who caused to bo inscribed
1 ... i .1
l hereon the well known legend iroin
Leviticus xxv. an instance ot
uroulu'tic fitness hardly lo be match
ed in history. , 1
The recasting was accounieu a
great aehievnieiit for the infant colo-
ny. It was even thought that opera
tion Somehow improved the tono of
thu bell, ami much irralification was
expressed at the success or the at-
r .... I l AO
tempt. The bell then weigneu ,uou
)ounds, and for many years ova's the
iiirgesi one in iuu uuiuuivb.
On the afternoon of July 4, 1776, it
proclaimed the rights of man, which
the Consrrcss had just decreed. .
. Tn 1777. when the British threaten
ed the city, it was removed lest it
should fall into the hands of the ene
my and by him be converted into
It. whs restored to its Dlaco as soon
as safety would permit, and there con
tinued its public functions until one
murky morning in 1817, white ringing
fi.i- a 'fii'p. it n train cracked, after over
sixty years ot continuous service; and
since then its voiee has been sneni.
An mti'intit was onco made to restore
the tone by "drilling out" the frac-
ure, hut it (ailed.
In 1K28 the steenle. which had been
erected in 1774, was condemned 'by
the fnv commissioners, and was taken
down. Upon the erection ot a new
one the bell was restored to the
tower, where it liuug voiceless ioi
msmy years; and lor several quite re-
i-ntly it was exniuiieu in muepeu
lenee Hall, but when the "work of
-..Kini-ntinn" was bc'titi in 1872 it
u-n nut. ill tho nlace it now occupies
on a platform in the grand entry di
rectly under the steeple, w litre, pro
tected by a railing and an iron net-
i-ork trom the attacks ot the ciepre
ators, it is visited by a constaut
hrong of sight-seers from all parts ot
he country. And there you may see
L when you visit Philadelphia.
Th. hell is about four feet in diam-.
eter at the mouth, and three inches
thick where the metal is heaviest.
The fracture is about half an inch
wide where greatest, and extends,
nearly in an irregular line, almost to
the top of the Dell, airectiy unou-ii
the name of the founders, the date of
the recasting and a portion of the
motto. ' ' ,
The old belfry was taken down in
1828, and the present one built in its
place, the design being to reproduce
the former one as nearly as the. cir
cumstance would admit. The clock
ami bell which now mark the hours
and lurnish the standard time for the
first set in motion on New
Year's day of 1629. The beil weighs
4,000 pounds, and tiaa a peculiarly
rich and solemn tone.
A year or so ago the papers were
Wiiniiir the tiriiDositioD of Mr. Sei
borl. a ru h PJuladelphian, to put a
clock and btll in independence nan
on condition of his Wing allowed to
inscribe cm tie bell the names ot nun
self and daughter, at donors: The
Councils of I'fiiradrlphia tery prompt
ly njt-cted Jie ofT.r.' SuWquently
the same gentkm.lu offend to give a
13,000 pound bell nd a dock to
.t,.h ittin. wMe to 120,000
j without conditions; and 1 arid.ratand
i the benefaction bs b"en accepted.
Tho hypothesis tllat tho Declara
tion ot Iudenendeneo was sifrned on
tho 4th of July is known to be erro
neous, J ho instrument was ordered
to bo engrossed on that day and John
Haneock signed it; but tho signing by
tno members generally dpi not take
place until August 2d. It mattered
little to tho colonists, however as the
Rubicon was crossed. . The Declara
tion was proclaimed without delay in
all the cities of the land, and was en
thusiastically received, and ia Phila
delphia was read on the 8th of July
from Independence Square by John
Nixon; who occupied a stand Borne
twenty feet high, lrora winch Kitten-
house, the astronomer, observed the
transit of Venus in 1709, and which
was Used for many years as a platform
for public addresses. Tho reading
was interrupted by tho repeated ac
clamations of tli b people, and at its
close they rushed in an uncontrolla
ble frenzy of patriotism ir.to the
State-house and tore down and burn
ed in the streets tho king's arms and
every insignia ot British authority,
and consumed the day with cannon
firing and bell ringing, and closed it
with bonliresand every demonstration
of joy, which was cut short by a vio
lent thunder storm in the evening,
It was a big patriotic drunk, if we
may so characterize it. In many
places civic banquets took place, and
money was expended that was sorely
needed before the wa was over.
The patriotic gatherings of tho Phil
adelphians were usually held in Car
penter's Hall their Faneuil Hall in
the early history of tho city; but
when tho crisis portended an unusu
ally largo meetiag, the peoplo met in
Thus, in October, 1773, the largest
assemblage yet held in the colonies to
consult against British exactions
came together in the "State house
yard" to protest against the landing
of a cargo of tea from the Polly,
whoso tailing for Philadelphia had
been annouced a few days before.
And when on Christmas day her arri
val was reported, ten thousand(?)citi
zens of Philadelphia held a muss
meeting on Independence Square and
advised tho Captain, who was kindly
allowed ,(o be present, to tako the
tea back immediately; which lie
very discreetly proceeded to do within
tho "twenty-four hours' limits' assigned
hinf. . . . i
On the fclth of May, '1776, 4,000
citizens of Philadelphia assembled art
Independence feqdaro to discuss the
action of the General Assembly in
withdrawing the province from the
union of the colonies, which had just
hnnn nccnniDiishcd bv Congress atter
months of laborious effort. T
Congress was sustained in its resolu
tion absolving all oaths ot allegianco
to the king, and forbidding the exer
cise of any kind of authority under
the crown ; and tho proprietary gov
ernment was pronounced incompe
tent, whilo the assembly was de
nounced as not representing the peo
ple. This meeting foreshadowed
tho downfall of Pcnu's famous gov
ernment, which had flourished for
nearly a hundred years, tho wonder
of the world then and scarcely less its
admiration now. ,
In 1773-4 an attempt was made to
decorate this place with trees, and
for a time the square was quite a
popular resort. But in the course of
time profligates got among the decent
people and drove them out, and cat
terpillars got in tho trees : nd killed
them all; and lor many years the
square was in very bad repute.
Within the few monins jtisi passed
the grounds have been laid out in a
very tasteful maimer, with stone
walks and a stone coping around tne
border, the square being about two
feet higher than the grade oi uie
surrounding streets. There are sev
eral fine trees on the premises, appar
ently large enough to have sheltered
two gent-rations. In a very short
time Independence Square will bo a
beautiful spot and worthily cared for,
withal, as befits Us very loteresuug
Tho a-iaitnr will now. naturally
visit the National Museum in M West
Independence Hall," but since that
sum tint Imri-icdlv be done we will de-
v,.,..,w. , ,
vote the concluding paragrapn oi
this letter to Congress Hall, at the
corner of Chesnut and Sixth steels,
and connected with Independence
Mall by the "wing" or "lobby" pre
viously mentioned. A tablet on the
conier of the building relates:
"In this building sat the first
h first House of Itepre
.ntarives of the United States of
America ; herein George W'ahington
rat pd the first President,
and closed his official
career. Herein, also, John Adams
was inaugurated the second 1 resi
dent of the United States," March 4,
The House of Representatives sat
below and the Senate on the second
floor. There is nothing to be wen in
either place. Both places are ueJ
for municipal purposes. If yon visit
tho plaoo where Washington and
Adams were inaugurated you will be
likely to find a petty court in session,
as I did. The room is a small one
perhaps twenty-five feet square
with moderately high coiling. A
very ordinary room, indeed, and as
dirty as Court rooms ttsually are. To
say yon have seen it is worth some
thing, but the room itself affords no
inspiration. If you could turn out
this tupenny Court and reinvest the
place with tho shades of the men who
took the infant government and dry
nursed it until it was able to go alone
that would be something worth
Congress mot here flora 1790(some
say 171)2 ) to 1800, when the Beat of
rrncirnmnif ' ina trnntifnMvwi t
i, " a. mi. uu ii ta ijiuii9iviii.u v
STICK THIS IX YOl'lt HAT.
Yo may hero, as conveniently as
anywhere, exhibit al a glance tho
various meeting places ot Congress,
which unless pretty well understood,
will be likely to confuse tho visitor:
September D, 174, tho first Conti
nental Congress met in Carpenter s
Mav 10. 1775. tho second Conti
nental Congress met in Independence
December 20, 17iC, Congress met
March 4, 1777, at Philadelphia,
September i!7, 1777, at Lancaster,
September 31), 1778, at lork, i'cu-
July a, 1778, at l'hiladolphia, inde
Juno 30, 17N3, l'riiictton.
November 20, 1783. Annapolis.
October 30, 1784, Trenton.
Janury 11, 1785, at Near York,
which continued to bo tho placo ot
meeting untill the adoption of tho
constitution in 1789, tho first Con
gress under tho new instrument as
sembling in that city, March' 8, 1789.
17901800 Congress met, as above
stated, in Congress Hall, Philadel-
It is on old Germaa adago that
"tnoro people dig their own graves
with their teeth than with spades,
and verily it would seem so it wo
would look at tho immense number
of dyspeptics, rheumatics dud gouty
individuals, creeping through life iu
pain and .wretchedness. .Yet it is
next to impossible to induce eyen
thinking peoplo to control their appo
tiles, and to eat buoIi things and at
such times as nature shows thomjs
necessary and right. Dr. Hall de
clares, unhesitatingly, that it is wrong
to cat without an , appetite, for it
shows thero is no gastric juice in tho
stomach," and that naluro does not
need lood; and not ueeduig it, more
is no fluid to receive and act upon it,
it remains there only to putrefy, the
very thought of which should bo tut
fioient to deter any man from eating
without an appeiita for the remainder
ot his life. It a touio is taken to whet
tho appotite.it is a mistaken course.for
its only result is to canse ono to eiu
moro when already an auiout has been
eatek beyond what the gastric juice
is able to prepare. .. The object to bo
obtained is a larger supply of food;
and whatever fails to accomplish that
essential object, fails to lave any eth-
cacv towards tho cure of dy peptio
disease. Tho formation of gastrio
juice is direcly proportioned to the
wear and tear ot me system, which ik
is to bo the means of supplying, and
this wear and tear can only take place
as the result ot exercise. The effi
cient remedy for dyspepsia is workout-door
work beneficial and Bticces
fulin direct propoition ns it is agreea
ble, interesting and profitable. Na
Tim irluBal ilnmu nf the Art Gallery. Cen
tennial Exhibtioo, with 2U00 gaa jeti, will
be brilliantly visible at night Iroiu all parts
.T.iluloA Cilmora has been invited by the
Centennial Commission to give concur! at
the Exposition durinir the ontire fir.t mooth
after the opening.
It is nrgfd that men who trust to mncn to
the council ot their wives omn to (jriel, and
Adam, fcSaoipaon, and Utlknap are cited as
Lock at tb Caaeade.
Mayor Chapman, of Portland; has
received the following dispatch, whbh
speaks for itself :
WAsm.toTO, April 7th, 1876.
To the Hon. J. A. Chapman, May
or . Tho Senate committee on trans
portation routes to the sea board
atrropi! tn-dav unanimously to mv bill
appropriating $150,000 toward the
construction of a cnal and locks at
the Cascades of the Colombia river.
I enn fidentlr hone to get It through
the Senate as part of the river and
harbor bill, when reached in order.
Jon H. Mitchell.
In a hollow butternut treo which
was recent, 1 ir cut down at Easthara
ton, Mass., were found fifteen squir
rels, one snake and a bushel oi but
Iluylnic a Cow,
Deacon Smith's wagon stoppod one
morning before Widow Joues' door,
and he gave the usual country sign
that ho wanted someboby iu tho
house by dropping tho reins and sit-,
ling double with his elbows on his
knees.. Out tripped tho widow, . livci
ly as a cricket, with a tremendous
Idack ribbon on her snow-whito cap.
" Good morning" was said on both
sides, and tho widow waited for what
wai futher to bo said. .' ; .t
"Well, Ma'am Jones, perhaps you,
don't want to bell ouo of your cows,
now, for nothing, any way, do you?".
"Well, there, Mister Smith, you
couldn't have spoken my mind better.
A poor lone woman liko me does not
know what to do with o many
erottirs. and should bo triad to trade
il we can fix it. , ...-. , .
So they adjourned to the meadow.
Deacori Smith looked at Roan then
at tho widow at Brindle then at
tho widow at tho Downing cow
then at the widow again and eo
through the whole forty. The same
call was made every day lor a weck,but
the deacon could not decide whioh cow,
ho wanted. At length, ou Saturday,
when tho Widow Jones was in a!
hurry to get through Ler baking for.
Sunday and had "ever so much to
do in tho house," as all farmers'
wives and widows have on Saturday,
she was a little impatient. Deacon
Smith was as irresolute ns ever. , .
That 'ere Downing cow is a pretty,
fair , cretur," said he, "but" ho,
stopped to glance at tho widow's face,
and then walked around her not
the widow but tho cow. - -. i
"The Downing cow I know before
tho lato Mr. Jones bought' her."
Hero ho sighed at tho allusion to tho,
laio Mr. Jones; sho sighed, and both,
looked at each other. . It was a
highly interesting moment. (. ..
"Old Roan is a faithful old miloh
and so is Biindlo but I have known;
better." A long stare. succeeded. .his
speech tho paino was getting awk
ward and ut last Mrs. Jones broke
out: ,; ' .' '.
"Law! Mr. S,mith; if'. tho cow
you want, do say so!" '' i, . ' J
Tho intentions ot the dcaoon and.
tho widow were published the next
Tho New' York Stin gives this ao-
count of a meeting of Second Adven-
lists held recently at New York city,
in Cooper Union, to discuss ; tho
iropuccy oi a comiug. oi jurist in
187C: ' ". " ' ,
Mr. Jcrrio, who had .written on a
blackboard Borne figures to show that.'
tho end of tho world, or "tho time of.
the end," will come this year, spoke
about tho fulfillment of phropheey in.
tho twelfth chapter of Daniel He
llustrates the interpretation-. ot -.the
prophecy by historical references. , '."i
Ho next argued that the prophecies
foretold tho end 1,345 years from a.
given time, that is, from "the time,
when the daily sacrifices , shall , be,
taken away, and abomination ihn
maketh dcsolato be set up." This
abomination, he said, was the Churoh.
of Rome, and its sotting up occurred,,
in 541, when tho Emperor Justinian
aced it ou tho pinnacle ot us power,.
and in order to do so overthrow thei
Goths. Then followed the 1,290
years spoken of in tho prophecy,
bringing the time up to 1831, when
the allied powers of Europe, to pre-j.
vent a continual war, took away ironi
tlm Poiio lust as much rower as aTus-i
tiniau had given him'. , To (.his 1,290 ,
years tho prophecy added a month
and a half, meaning lorty five years,
thus fixing tho timo of the end in.
1876; In this view, Mr. Jerresaid.i
sciccco and revelation agree, lie did
not attempt to name tho day or the,
the minth of tho end, which is to
come "liko a thief in the night." ,
Two or three other persons spoke, .
and the old . mau criticised tho
churches for not preaching the cominf
of Christ. ' ' 1
The House Commit teo on the Dis-
trict of Columbia has uncovered an-.
other fraud in District affairs, in .the.
payment to Murtagh, proprietor, pf
the National Jitpublicai (kitchen; or-.
ganlof 113,915 for the publication,
in Ins paper, of the verbatim report,
of the Congressional investigation in-,.
to tho affairs of tho District, last,
Winter tho sum being large cnough,-
to coyei all tho expenses of the paper,,
lor tho period, ana ine puuuciuiuu,
itself utterly -junecessary, as the.
wholo thing was tirst printed at tnp.
errwt o i" n mont imm n t i n r ntTien In fl.mil-
lion to Murtagh frand, a phonogra
phei, named Clcphane, got $7,600 for
making a short hand repon oi ine in
vestigation, though the only thing he
ever did was to take the printed re
ports of the official phonographcr at
the capitol, who really did the work,
from the government printing 6ffice
to ihe Jlrpublican. The government
thus paid over $20,000 for nothing.
Three tboosaoJ dollars has been iobcribd
toward new aU-am flooring mill at IVt'.