Cambridge Jeffersonian, April 13, 1871

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Cambridge Jeffersonian, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1871, Cambridge, Ohio THE JEPPERSONIAN: tiv OHIO. niiu-K. CHI-, PiitiHi- of Ono ropy ynryrar, in SI 0O IT jwiil williiu UK- yi-iu-, 1 33 After Uio year OO HKIUH Attorneys nt And Notary rul'lu1. ('miiliiSilirr, "lilo. UllK-i'- up ilium, OM'I- lii-4 iimir oi litl ulteiition tu .'r CAMBRIDGE JE VOL. 3D. CAMBRIDGE, OHIO, THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1871. NO. 48. EW. MATUKWS. Attorney nt !M Ujaili- ami ul.n-f ovi-1' Mf-rry A JW. W111TK. Attorney at f.nmr. OimlH-lilw. Will -iili ml to tlir Mu-i- oils bram-lu-" ol in I ourts ol tills iin.l t'lllw ill National I'.inU WAXTKIK COMPKTK38T MAI.ESNEX. n vilnrv or -ti> "I'll tin; KKI.KK' XKWISU MA- iinvl OiUIH fi't'o ol' oliwrgu. CO., W. Attorney nt Full-view, oiiiii. l'i u't.i'i'x in the 1'oiirN of y nn'l min'iimm rouutirs. All will nvi j'louii't nl t'-ntion. Attoriipynt l.nw, And Xoturj Miliw Ohio. Hpt iiltrntion u M-II ti> .-tin-.: ntnl fot Vl-y mil-ins. I'oppo-iu l'0-.loiniv, jf Attorney nt J.nw. rnbl.i-. r.iliibl-lilst'-. Ohio. Will m 1, il_riiif MI-- ot iliT'N iiii'l iiioi (.viui.1 alliilas anil luUt'ik- ED. liiiviminriit Clnlin Agent. fumbriilKf. i l.u-f t" pioriiii' pen- t'iit-li p.i> I'oiint ami ol lii-r ttUailiM 1 i i inni'ii I. Nn t lial'Ui1 nuiiii- If an MO. n v-oM-i-i .1. Otliroln t" y tun JAMKs VHM KPM.K. .tolnry I'l.l.lli-. Antnni, till' rn 'ilut> 'hio. I'otiNi-y- Clioilii; nll'l t lit ot ik-positioilH will riTi'ixi' prompt attt-ntioii. Gli. M. D.. J-H-lei-tU- PUjslclnn. Caml.riilii-. I'lno. (utlo- ovi-i i Prna Wore. iitti'iilion iiiM'ii to all C'liroiiU1 I.illm I MM-nsf-j. Klu'Uina'Km atnl mill all pfriiliiii- to li-ln.ili Vt. n.. i t'. S. Army.') Phyvlelnit nnd Surgeon. Cntnl ri'Uf. I'lim. x-n-ri.U n.t'-ntum given toSniKi M ilr-i .i-t -of tin- Ot- flce inn Sli-.M.iliou A, vtiin-. J P. K. M. -liili anit I'onl J C'oke niul Malt I'umpniiy. Main l-.rniu-li oilier: IIMO.M', CAPITAL STOCK, I t .1.VI oil I'lVt. I I'. V. 1'ivM. Ulrlunotul. 1 .M M.UiSII, NAIII.VK POA.N, Siipt. I'liuiiji liiiir, 0. Al.l. I'UDMl'Tl.Y FILLEU. M. and .Medicines Cambridge, Ohio. 1 huvr now iii Morr. unit for "air tuoil- i-rnn- n largu stoulc ut' .ilnt-i. VarnMi. l'iitl% Window I'.limH, I'llplT, 1'alrlll ili'.lirltirs. DJ r StlllFi, ri.'-ti-r 1'iu'l.i, Wllllf I.Milr. OllH'Ut. IVrUiuii-i utc., etc. MIOH iflJUll OKS, i-li'i'ti'il fXi'i-v-ily for iiirdli'itial PrcHcrlptlont fully Prrpnrt'd, At all liouii ol'tlirday or 4 J. IllTC1II.SOX, UK.U.KIl DRUGS AND MEDICINES C a in bridge. Ohio. C' :r. i M! otliTM In- f hir( v .1 1 pi u-fii'i- in ti.i-> I'ropnt-toi ot i-lclTii l 1'ilU, Lori" mf.f.F.n. llui-lx-i mid yilllliipniiiiu .Mi'I i 111 til'- ttjiprovnl M> If. iti'ol-. i-a--t IIoti-1. I'htmlralii, Oils. MHil fvnpi. i Oil, ityr for Mr.Urlual Maehlaf Ull jf Air. A full Murk uf SAMVEti AVIioleonlr Kiovr. Tin. Shi on u .11 .uiiI T. tin. iV -to- U frn pi M.i in M i M ot ptitilif Jn. MeHK.VHV. .leweler nnd tout .M edicinos All UO.I.N wan- nit'-d a- rrprr-riil" 'I. -it-i.ui-' in-i'-'-i inn- ,tliio, -jTr" H. LOXti. AN. U'-rail I'- all r in Produce, tirocrrh-s, Provisions, FISH, .i.j. nv o'l-'l' III 000. u- 1 ol i ''Hi N i. '-U.i i.iinil- MII- 011 TI.N VI I' 1. 1 'IT, and .it low p'-l I1, lit. .t t :.'ll alirtiin i tun aln-r t'lin i'lm-iM-M-i w 1 1 v I vi ia n. i MIM I; i .ii.d i ,11 ft >v l'i Inn Hi. i'uill ..t inn ,'d. Tiruii- lor Inll'l > ..I l'i "l a. til., HIM! 1 LII_I .MI. I. a. ,n i-i i M i illloUr III. l.l'l I III 'i, I i I lr ilir UI I.i MI. F AXO l.umpa, I ftln now to i-ivr i. on tin- I'lano or t n- Ci'i vv ructli'ii i- in at n or by maul. M. I '.lllllM WM.llKf.iaor. T. F. lli-.Nri.i: I IKBKIUTT Ht'XtKH, DENTISTS, Public Ohio. lov.a I 'i-. I l-.'K' lool IIA I. "ill I'm. MIL --1.1111 r. I! li inr.loll. low. i. For Ni I'i.'-U'i l.'M'l- applv l.l'.o. II I. iu. I 'on Mil i --n. in. i. l.i N.-li. llrfiTl'lirr! M I'll 1 1. 1 1 d, Tut t I loll -r. 'a 111- Ohio. li-liliitl THK EUCISKATKD C K A 1 U MICROSCOPE f- a n ir il u olid'-l I I'Vi-aN I hi- I IHHi'-anil-' nt In. MI li ttomli is ill nallll'i-: ol pniiia- in nt u-'-aiid .ii-i ii- d .nl.di. I i-o.ii- liiiiinx MI-I MII-I I'll Ji hiiiM'ini lit, and n. h- iliti n--l. it s TKJf T I. ties a poui i ni'.d tool i- pi -of many inn.'- u- K. iiHinUi'-- liliii' woilil-, all aioiiiiii u-. iiTiinim v. nli lilr; uhirhto III" nul.i-d CM. IIH'-I loiAri-i-i-- niain a >ni; m VIIM, AII i- This Houso i-> w ;uH inis yln. Il i' iiii'l JUi'l H n. v, i ha-- '-n fi I, K lltK 11OCSE, CorniT Mark.-i am! Fniirlli Ohio. WM. S. M. KIUK lioti-l isii l.irti 'J'E.VC'IIIXG PUBLIC SCHOOL.. A lady toiucher In has boon wUli tin; 1'ollowlny nil: Foity little uri'hiiiN UoinliDj Ilironvili Iheilofir, rrowiilnt', A treinrtulous i-oal-; Why (ion't you ki-rp ijulut? C'aii'l you iiiiinl lln- rule? Blrssinr. llii.- Is nlruMirt. public .sellout! -itrii'i'iA.iis An'l in A .uid Fo. i Mar- bll-. VVrvt vid. ,'nl.licx t'.iiiilnlilici.. O. ES. Ol- A l.KI; I s nnil viltrr, Anirrlcaii nnd nnil sii'i'l i I mi- l.iMi- ami I'ni-k- el Clltlrrv. l-n in h .ui'l I Kin- Ai-in-.i.-i'i A n i n 1.11 ion, .in n. mi.I im-1; in all it- Itll) -tn i'l. l- Hall. iin 1.1.-. Dun.. f A K. KYI.K, Mnihle, And maniiMi'-lnn-r ol Moiniini Im-lt. H. Ucjiol. .iniltmlui-, Oii'o. i-li furiii-ln-il t'i onli-i. W Diilci-4 mail to proinpliy, niali in l in.i .r Jllli'i, MHitir mm Iii'li ln-i Mi I; fiioiiiili'.. n.iw- ami I In u- nl ni-'-'-l-. It nini 11 I-ol I..M In a -.111- o[ n hi i ula I Jill n-l lt> Wi u-_-- In pf, i, f i Iv tin nn I li- illn-i tin- t.i ill 01- I'll! k SVIIIII1. .1 !i -i i i 11 ill a 1.1. 11-a 11 I-'M mini ,i l iii-lo iiii-n to l jlll'l I'llf.l I'llt IMlWll'MI- K n "I "i' -..'I i. Hi......n ill" i inrly 1.11'I.-. u l! h III i ill- i .''ll nt ''Vi III' i I Will ilf. it in-! 11 s mil f. 11 lil n ii anil I. i i-iii K ilti i in'J i In1 I'.! i i N i nli'i' fii 111 ,s. 11 will V Oil .l-'lll I I It lllll-ll-.l 111 IIII--S .ti ,on> Until in louil. a- -u-Mi1, li a, Ini ,til, IT IS M? IXK1TIMAIM.K VALfK j successful Oil each iipnn iii-. I occasion." i in pnu i i ot ii l lin> i n-i'opf, anil j fi I'orui'f yotidi'r Two pujiili-sts uru battling NN'liul a bothi-'tatloti Xo oiidn- we1 niow c'l-usty, l-'rum SUCH assijfiaUon Aiixinus imroiit clrnpsln .Mi-n-ly lo iniiiili'u V liy ills oiivo bruiirbes Ooii't shooi upiiiuln'i'; Sa s iir wa Ills ills c hi lit roll To mind thrir p'.s .-uid And liopi'- 1 1 ii-ii- In illiaut luk-nts Will not br nbiiM-il. writing, I my: up t Iir OUCH Fuming, Spurring; on I In- dumb ones, CJyiiiinist ti-s, voi-al music! tin- hr art rc'joii.'rs "Wlu-n tlir sinyrr conies to the voices I iirj: out ivports, nhjrrt ti'.ssons, Class drill ill all sorts, HriiiliiiKillssi.i-iiition.s, Ft'i'llnix likr a Oh, tin1 untold hlrssiiig Uf the rublii-hohool. A Singular Insiirnnce Case. A curious suit is likely to "row out of the killing of Mr. Slirodcr Henry Ward, (lately of Wash inyton and Baltimore) aside from tlio cTiuiiuil aspects of tliu case, which of themselves will be strange enough. The deccasud htul his life heavily instiled in a Now York lifts insiiraiiuc company, ami the cor- poration issuing the policy pro- poses to suit for damages 31 r. Ward for iluslroyTng its property. Lrading lawyers cx- press the opinion that the case is actionable in fill its details, and as Mr. Ward is understood to he the of largo wealth, recently inlu'i'iii'il from his father, it is bo- lifVi-d company can recover the amount it has to pay on Siiro- dors policy. Jlotllitig Sunshine. ii-ii-o iii-ani tno rcmnrk doi'isivu soino I'oolish nndcr- '-liottlino inooiishino lull if moonshine; has not heen liottletl snnsjliinc 1-as, tit letihl so says a for- i-.ioii journal, which S'iy-s "A sin- Ojiilar dihcoM'i-y is announced by the liciio Riiolidui-f tis litiving been made by :v Kiencli t'rol'ussor at the Collude of Siiintcs, in C'harcntc In- ferienre. It consists of the siiiirii- li r fact of actually buUlino; the MIU'S rays utiliziru; them at The wriiur describes tlie operation as follows: The Pro- lessor takes u material is not exposes it in a certain position to the direct ae- l.ion of the sun's rays. After it has thus absorbed the hoat for the space of a qtiuiter of an hour, it is closed with a cork and hermetically sealed, a small aperture being left in the cork. Allixing a powerful lens to the vase, ho causes the solar to converge to a point upon the wick of u common candle, placed oiifiltblc at a distance of one yard from the vase. In less Uian throe seconds thu wick ignites and Ijolils I ho cuiujlo, which burns sioii'lily. Tin; writer slates that Jic uxpci iinetit Iried several times, SAN DOMINGO MESSAGE TO Till-: I-' Alt in p I' i i n _ I 1 I.. II 1. ill. .1 i .M. ii, iin i- I'm -ii LI-: III Pi-ll-P st-iil by I-AI-IV Hi-t i iinii-iii l-i hoxi'il and h I lull dlni-lion- tol 1 1 '1 noil-., .id l.-i M- lii-rli -i-Mf nun I. Addir-i W..1. M AV011KN. A HKHS, KI t nl I" .tlir- in nnil Ann-, M.. i I'l.1 .--.inilii-k> I, in if, Akron an.t l.aii.l anil fiilrmril 1'i.i-ti'r, aii'l I in- Itiii'U. fuctlllcl-. of fit i-viiy di-si-i ion. JJ .Main ,'lh nn io. >i oti-h (yi.Mi Hi- and iron M.iiiii N 1- in n i -ni n lo onkr. juulj-iy FREE! FREE! a .Mi.ntbly Jidir- nal ol i n tor, ii-d 'on I It" pi-oplr -Hn> s- n i..- o' N.iinn- i xpl'iin. d inn ri.-ilna in- liiini.....HI on ihi- I'M.iu SIOIH sl.i Irin I. Ar. Trims ii.T 'Ibis u.ll I... x, m i o an iitr- ,1-4 a I "i M li'ro- vi'oor ,il I hr n pi n I'. i I'm i V{ Allrru- SI-IHI.. will Iir .11 I i., -.nnplr ..Hid our hrailtll'llilS'-il- Ill-i laird ..lid di -i I Mlriiluis, and i ol I r-i iii nil i Iii Is .Mirro- sropr, rrnl-l .1. I.I.MOSS A, co., I'plirllins, mill Solr I'lopilrlols nf f'ralu ant Nosrllt I'hlru'jo, 111. AI.KN'l-s.iml I l.-ah-r-. o-roprsrlts in IAI ly lnril> on il, wlii-n ux- hihii.-d. pmlils. isi.-ml lor trims, ti -Kllia............ of Unrlfiird. t'iKlerwrlleri, of Sew York. JCortli Aim of Pliltn. 1'Dlicn- i iii-il lor tin, ifljalili' uoiiiiMinit'-. r. L. Auuut. lli-Ui'ix to ami from Knulaml, IrfliilKl ami sojil at Mn--ollii-i .VI- MOt illulIN on s.tini- puliU-i-owly TO TKACIIEHS. Meetings for thi-.-xa in i nation ol'Trarbrrs in county, will bu Iu Id in C'A.M- A FAK31 FOR SALE. li. 1 _, tx ADAMS J U I lown-hip, on llir .MiHkliiuiiiu conn- llii'1. li'H arrrs In niluvatlon, and lit iin.s oi uliili. imU, and ualnlll lilubn. Ualrr in rvriy llrlil. A M. i.i of roal unilr.lirH p.nt of this I plai-r. rpon llir larin arr A Irainr boil ,i six IOOIIM and crdar, u m-arly nrw lialnr biinU bum MJXlM Irrt, ruiilil llli- drinrath ior hi ail ot KIIUI! oirli- rliolcr IP It, hlosilv January, Thiril Sntimlay. t'ubruiry >lnrcli, t Hit uaU XI nrU yalurUuy. April May June Third Saturday. July August C'ertitlcatrs ornioral eluiructf r, Mjtncflby ro.spoi'slblr iiH-n, will iir in nil Kxainltiatioiis will ronuiirni'i. OtDo'clock, A. M. no applicant will br' permitted lo join Hit- -iin bu uilltlviituil. It Is mi lollin-i land ami to cultivatu; no .strop bunks or wushri. fin; quality of tlir soil lia.suoodasaiiy in tin; uoimty, and Isln prlinii milur. This is really omi of tliu voi-y bestlui-uis in the couiity. of which nny former cnii be convlncott by nncxaiul- nation. It I.i only otic mile from the Na- tional and c. O. llallronel. niitl ono mile nnd alialt from u rrmilar rnllrond sta- tion. ouod i-nl. nnd uonvunl- Trriiis will boiiiiidoto KOOI! pur- cliasrr. l-'or furtlior lufurmntlo C. K. Jon.28-tf. iily to Cambridge, Ohio. Tlic llcitort of Man Domingo What the Opposition to his Pot Scheme. Tho vsist rnultitii'lcs of human j hcinuti enjoy cxistcrcc and wish to They nil have their earthly lit'o uiukr llit.'ii own control. Some religions sanction suicide, the Christian Scriptures nowhere cx- forbid anil yet, it is a rare Many persons High for iluulli when it seo'iis fur off, but the inclination vanishes when the boat ups-cls, or the locomotive iiius off the mils, or the measles set in. A wise physician once said to me, "I bserve Unit every one wishes to go to heaven, but 1 will observe that most people arc willing to take a tfi'eat deal of very disagreeable medicine first." Tlie lives that onu loitst envies arc yet swuet to tho living. "They ha've only a pleas- ure like that of we say, with scorn. But what a racy and sul-sUntinl pleasure is that. Tun Hashing speed of the swallow in tho uir, tlio cool play of the minnow in the water, the dunce of twin butter- flies round a thistle blossom, the thundering gallop of the buffalo across the prairie, nay, the clumsy walk of the grizzly bear; it were doubtless enough to reward exist- istence, could we have joy such as these, nnd no more. This is the hearty physical basis and ani- mated lilc, and us slop by stop the .savage creeps up to the possession ot intellectual manhood, each ad- vance brings with it now sorrow and new joy, with the joy always leading. TIJE Orowu Prince of Austria, Francis Joseph's son, is described as a timid, good nutnred boy, who seems to enjoy himself only when he can play on his liiklle. He is said to possess remarkable musical talents. TI1K PKESIDENT'S SAN DO5IINGO MES- SAO1S. The following is the President's message transmitting the report of the San Domingo Commissioners: To tltc Semite (tad House of resextatieen: I have the honor to submit here- with lo tho two Houses of Con- gress the report of the Commis- sioners appointed in pursuance of the joint resolution approved January 12th, 1871. It will be ob- served this report more than sus- tains all that I have heretofore said in regard to the productiveness and hcalthfuhehs of San Domingo, the unanimity of the people lor an- nexation to the United Stales, and their poaeuablo chai-auter. It is (hit! to the public and myself that I should here give till the circum- stances which lirst led to the uegolialion of t'.ie treaty for the annexation of the Republic of San Domingo lo the United Slates. When I accepledthe arduous and position which I now hold, I did not dream of instituting any steps tor the acquisition of insular possessions. I believed, however, that our institutions were broad enough to extend over the entire continent as rapidly as other people might desire to bring them- selves under our protection. 1 be- lieve further, that we should not permit any independent govern- ment within tliu limits of North America to pass from a condition of independence to one of owner- ship or protection maile on European power. Soon after my inauguration as President I was wailed upon by an agent of Presi- dent llaex, with a proposition to annex tho Republic ol'Siui Domingo to the Urited States, This gentle- man represented the oapacilyof the island, the desire of the people and their character and habits about as they have been described by tho Commissioners. Ho stated fur- ther, that ing weak iu numbers and poor in purse, they were not capable of developing iheir great resources; that tho uoopio imd not tbc nici'inivc to industry on ac- cunnt ol' tljo hick of proicciion for I heir accumulations, and that if not accepted by the Unilod States, with institutions which they loved above those of any other nation, they would bo compelled to seek pro- tection elsewhere. To those statements I ir.tulc no reply and gave no indication of what I thought of the proposition. In tlie course of time I was waited upon by a second gentleman irom Suti Domingo, who mndethe same representations, and who was re- ceived in like manner. In view of the facts which had been hud before me, and with an earnest desire lo maintain the "Monroe I believed that I would be derelict in my duty if I did not take measures to ascertain the exact wishes of the Government and in- habitants of the Republic of San Domingo in regard to annexation, and communicate thorn to the people of ttic United Status. Under attending circumstances, I ielt thai if I turned a deaf ear to this appeal I might, in future, be justly charged with a flagrant neglect of the public interests and utter disregard of the welfare of a down-trodden race praying for the blessings of a, true and strong Government, and for protection in the enjoyment ot tiie fruits of their own industry. Aci'ordingly, after having ap- pointed a Commissioner to visit the island, I .selected a gentleman in whose capacity, judgment and integrity I had and have yet the most unbounded confidence. lie visited the Island of San Domingo, not to secure or hasten annexation, but unbiased to learn tho facto about tlio governmcnl, the people and the resources of that went as well prepared to make an unfavorable report as a favorable one, if lliis fuels warranted it. Ili.s report fully corroborated the views of the previous Commis sioners, and upon its receipt I toll that a sense of duly and duo regard for our groat National .interests ro- quirccl me lo negotiate a treaty for ihc acquisition of the-Republic of San Domingo. As soon as it became publicly known that such a treaty had been negotiated, tho at tcnlion of the country was oc- cupied with allegations calculated to prejudice the merits of the case, and with those whose duty had connected them with it. Amidst public excitement thus created tlie treaty failed to receive the required two-thirds vote of the Senate, and was rejected, but whether tho action of that body was bused wholly upon the merits of the treaty, or might not have been in some degree influenced such un- founded allegations, could not be known by the people because the debates of the Senate in secret ses- sion are not published. Then a Commission was con- stituted under authority of Con- gress consisting of gentlemen selected with special reference to their high character and capacity for the work entrusted to them, who were instructed to visit the spot and report upon the facts. Other eminent citizens were re- quested to accompany the Commis- sion in order that the people might hnve the 1 eneiit of their views. Student of science and corres- pondents of the press, without re- gard to poli'ical opinion, were in- vited to join the expedition, and ;he number nas limited only by the capacity of the vessel. The more rejection by the Senate of the treaty negotiated by the President, only indicates a clif- I'eronce of opinion, without touch- ing the character or wounding the. pride of cither; but when such re- eclion takes place simultaneously charges openly made ot cor- ruption on the part of tho Presi- dent or those employed by him, the case is Indeed, in such a case, the honor of the nation demands investigation. This lias; been accomplished by the re- port of tho Comuiiasionors here- with transmitted, which fully vin- dicates tlie purity of the molives and action of those who represented United Slates, in the negotia- tion ami now my task is fh.nshod, and with it ends all personal solicitude upon the subject. My duly being done, yours begins. The fui-ts will now be spread before Uie country, and a decision rendered by that tribunal whose convictions so seldom err, and against whoso will I have no policy to enforce. Aly opinion re- mains unchanged; indeed, it is conlimied by the report, that the interests of our country and San Domingo alike invite annexation of the Republic. Ju view of dif- ferences of opiuion upon this sub- ject, 1 suggest that no action be taken at the present session be- yond the printing and general dis- Irlbution of the report, before the next session of Congress. The people will then havn considered Ihe subject, and formed an opinion concerning it. It is not only the theory of our Constitution that the will of Hie people, constitutionally expressed, is tiic supreme law, but I have ever believed that all men are wiser than anyone man, and if the people upon a full presentation of the facts, conclude that annexa- tion of the Republic is not de- every department of the Government ought to acquiesce in that decision. In again submitting to Congress the subject upon which publicsenti- tnent has been divided, and which has been made the occasion of ni-'fimonioua dubaic in Congress as well as, elsewhere, I may, I trust, bu indulged in a single remark. No man can hope to perform duties so delicate and responsible as to per- tain to the Presidential office without sometimes incurring the hostility of those who doom their opinions and wishes treated with insulliuient consideration and ho who undertakes to conduct the af- fairs of a grout government as a faithful public servant, if sustained by the approval of his own con- science, may rely with confidence upon the candor and itclligence of a free people whose best interests lie has striven to subserve, and can bear ivith patience the censure of disappointed men. (Signed) U. S. GRANT. Executive DEPOHT OF THE S.VX DOMINGO C03I- MlbSlONUtS. The following is the report of the Sail Domingo Commissioners: The report opens by giving the resolution under which the Commis- sion wus appointed. They tra- versed tho Dominica Republic from end lo cud, in several clireclious, either by agents or in person They spent several weeks at, the capitol, in daily conference with the President and chief olficers ot the Government, in examining ofl'cial records, and as at all other places iu constant intercourse with the people, and taking tcslitimony. The present Government is in theoiy a Republic. According to the Constitution, the Government is into three branches, Executive, Legislative, ;iiiil Judicial. Tno lirsl consists of a President and President, elected by an electoral college foi six years, wiUi a difference of three years in the time of their election Uot'i President and Vice President are' ineligible to the Presidency diii'ing the foil jwing term Tho President appoints a Coun- cil ot Stale, consisting ot' Miiiistci of Public Instruction- Interior, Police nnd Agriculture; of Public Works, Commerce, War and Marine. On one of these foui .Ministers the duties of Minister ol Foreign Relation devolve, at the will of thij President. Tho legislative branch of the Government consists of a Senate oloctcd by primary assemblies, and has two members for the city ol San Domingo, two for Santiago, find one for each of the other prov- inces and in all. These hold otlice six years, and may bo rcelectod. Euch province and district has a government, and each parish and military post has a commandant, nominated by the Executive, and resposiblo to him. The lovvns are governed by a Guntamiutos or council, elected by primary assem- blies tor three years. The Judiciary consts of a Su- preme Court, whose seat is at the capital, with a President, four Min- isters and one Attorney General, who are chosen by the Senate from nominations made by the electoral college, and who hold office live years. In every province and district .here is a court silting iu the capitals, consisting of a Judge, Prosecutor and Attorney General, all nominated by the ex- ecutive and holding .office for five years. It was found that this court had, in many parts of the Republic, fallen into disuse. Finally, rach town and parish, or commune, has an Alcalde appointed jy the .Kxcculive, and holding of- iec at his pleasure, and corres- ponding to our Justices of the Peoce. In the latter cuse tho prac- .iceis far bettor than the theory. In all parts of the Republic it was found that the Alcaldes held offlice virtually dining gooci behavior. The Commissioners found a Gov- ernment organized find in full op- eration in all its departments, exer- cising every function of Govern- ment, with General Baez as Chief Magistrate, in full and poacable possession of all part in the Repub- '.ic, except on the Hnylieu border, which is disturbed by jry lenders, aided by Hayticns and jiolitical intriguers. These are in- cited to be active fit this lime by (ear of annexation lo the United States. From all the Commi-ssion- ers could ascertain, President Baez iias the respect of a yreut majority of tho Dominican people for his administrative ability, and strong attachment to many leading men, who regard him as tho only states- man among them who can hold the nation against the domestic fractions and foreign foes. The Commisbionei''! do not find that there is an3r opponent to tlie present administration of the Re- public, who has now or who ever bad any claim to the chief magitra- cy by a title superior to the pres- ent incumbent. Whatever tech- nical dfcfeuts there might have been in his original title to the cfllce, it was confirmed by a national con- vention, and ratified by the assent and support of the people. The frequency of civil comotion during a long period, and conse- quent insecurity of property, have paralizcd industry and discouraged accumulation, mid so impoverish- ed the country that for the last two vcars the financial rpcourecs of the Government hiivcbcen enadequate to pay expenses. The insurrections which still ex- ists are led by Cabral aiid Ltiperon. The former of thcso is universally conceded to be the most important, but neither has a distinct Hag or a regularly organized aimy. Tlie Commissioners find that fiahral does not claim to bo the le- al bead of the Republic that he does not claim to represent the principal, constitutional or legal authority. This is shown by the fict that in hU proi-lamtilion, and in a communication to the Com- mission, he styles himself "Chief Revolutionist.'' The force at Cab- ral's command does not exceed a few hundred men. The Commissioners believe that hud the revolutionists wcilded only their own forced and resources, they would long ago have been put down. Their importance is deriv- ed from the help of foreign in- triguers, and from the fact that be- hind them stands the llaytien na- tion, whish has nearly three times the popula'ion of Dominica, which has never relented in its aggres- sive policy, and at whose head is at present a bloody insurrection. All these dillicutties the Com- missioners believe would disappear should the Dominican Republic be effectually protested by connection with a strong naliou. In almost all parts of tho coun- try, even to the utmotcst, the peo pie were found to be familiar with the question of annexation to thi> United Slates, and have discussed it among themselves with intt'li- geiice. They, generally, declared their belief ihat tho strong arm ot this Kquiblc, taking them under protection as part of this nation, would end the efforts and hopes of every revolutionary lender, and es- tablish law, order and prosperity. Thuinoorporalion inlo the public sentiment ot a feeling strongly favorable to annexation to the United States, in preference to any other power, is partially clue to the presence in various parts of the country, of small colonies of colored people, formerly from the United States. The resources of the country are vast atnl various, utul its pro- duction may be increased. There is evidence of mineral wealth in several parts of tlie island. There is hardly any portion of the island not capable of cultiva- tion, and taken as a whole it, is one of the most fertile regions on the face the earth. Tho agricul- tural products include all tropical fruits and vegetables, as well as commercial staples. The average general health and longevity is quite equal to, and probably greater than in the United Slates. The Commissioners state Samana Buy will be a powerful military and naval station. The stun total of debt and claims of the Government is 159.25. THE editor of the Addison (N. Y.) Advertiser is in receipt of the following from a gentleman, scho- lar, and well wisher: "Being a stranger to Addison I came there I dreamed I dreampt The Editor of the Addison paper Diet! lo lit-11 was sent tlie earth ruitoist tho lord waswillinA the Uevil was mnd to rfccev such a vlllian." Not tlie Person. A short time since a rather seedy individual appeared at the police station in Now Orleans, and in quired if he could be honored wiih an interview with the chief of po- lice, and being replied to in the af- firmative, was shown into the pri- vate office. "What can I do for in- quired the oflicial. "Are you the "Yes." Can I speak to you privately out." "Will no one- hear "No." "Are you sure "Yes." "Well then, listen: As I was crossing Galvez Canal night, about one o'clock, I saw a woman approach the bank ivith a baby in her arms, looking carefully around all tho while to sec if she was fol- lowed, and Iheti went, right at the stopped Threw the child into the canal exclaimed the appalled officer, his face white with horror. replied tho visitor, "wash- ed its face." "Soe hero, my quietly remarked the chief, "I'm not the person you fool killer is outside." Thrilling Incident. At a temperance meeting in Phil- adelphia some years ago, a learned clergyman spoke in favor of vvino as a its use quile to bis own satisfaction to be spiritual, gentlemanly, and health- ful. When he sat down, a plain elderly man rose tmci asked leave to suy a few words. -A youna friend of said he, "who had long been intemperate was at length prevailed on, to the great joy of his friends, to take" the pledge of entire abstinence from all that could intoxicate. Ho kept the pledge faithfully for sometime, .struggling with his habit fearfully, till one evening in a social party, glasses of wine were handed around They came to a clergymen present. who took a glass, saying a feu- words in vindication of tbc piac Uce. Uiouglii Uie youim man, 'if a clergyman can take wine, and justify it so well, why not I So he took a glass. It instantly re- kindled his slumbering appetite, and after a downward course, he died of delirium tremens, died a raving madman." Tlie old man paused for utleianee, and was just abb to add: young man was my son, and that clergyman was the Rev. Doctor who Las just addressed the assembly." A Heavy Cloud. Old Captiin Blank, of Stoning- ton. relates the following rcnifika- ble incident that occurred while on the passage from Now Yoik, some years ago. He observed, one sum- mer afternoon, a heavy cloud arise from the land, and, his great surprise, approach the vessel. Sud denly it broke near him, and mil- lions of mosquitoes covered the deck of the vessel 11 the depth of several inches, while part of the Hook went throuuh the mainsail, leaving nothing but the bolt ropes icily hanging to the spars. Coro- bcrative evidence of this astonish- ing talc was found in tho person of a downcast skipper, who heard tho story, nml who. on dates with the nairator, declared that two days afterward his ship was bearded by a p.irt of the same Hock, and they ail were canvass breeches. "If You Let Go, I Will." A i-ic s it) were oi.te c a fiolil in (lie Wit- wlit-ii. liy inii un a'l r livus were givji'Iv t n- falher rtaehid Uie but with anguish that, he could give no help to his loved ones until other assistance could be secured. He went in search of it, anil the mother and son to some timber lodged in the midst of the flowing as their only hops of safety. The mother's tends were grow- ing benumbed, and her slight frame wearied out with the effort of hold- ing on. She felt that this struggle for lifa could go on but a little lon- ger. Her boy was young and vig- (Mons. He might hold on till help came. With a mother's loving tender- ness she spoke her words of fare- well, and gave such counsel as a mother might who was looking into eternity. Hut she was not prepared for the response: "Moilier." he said, "If you let go, I will." Oh here was a new an. guish. She felt that for herself she could trust all iu the hands of her Saviour, but her dear boy had no such hopes. She felt that she held his destiny in her hands. She must live and struggle on for his sake. Oh, what mo- ments, and they lengthened on to hours! With almost superhuman strength tho mother kept her hold on the plank, for if she loosened her rasp, her boy's soul was lost for eternity. In two hours help came, and were rescued. Oh. it was a solemn, fearful thought for that mother, that the eternal of her child on her clt'-irts. But >l is just as 'i no of a thousand oilier mothers. The of our are I erau-e of our uul'ailtifir.i.ebs We fill their hi srts vsnity and and love of gain, which di'mvii till sennus thought, and destroy them as c-.-rtainly as those floods would the body. We s.huddc, at the thought of some one aot of fiitrs invoivino the soul's life of our ehild, yet at thai very moment we be performing such an S Times- SnAiip SHOOTING Husband "If I were to never would be such a fool as to marry again." I were lo lose you I would marry directly death would be regretted by at least one person." whom V successor." A toombslone in aSoul't Carolina cemetery was recently made con- spicuous by jome wag, who paint- ed on it the fi.'llowing" lines "Here the body ufjremlnh Gordon, mouth U'--t'n ;u-i'ordiii'; Trc.i.l For if 110 opous las nioutli, you'ie gone, by thunder." A GENTLEMAN traveling on a steamer one clay, at dinner was making away with a large pudding close by, when he was told by the servant that it was dessert "It matters not to said he, "I would eat it if it were a wilder- A candidate for the position ol school teacher in Alabama recently replicc to a question by one of the examiners, "Do you think the world is round or flat V" by saying, "Well, some people think one way nnd some another; and I'll teach round or flat, just as tho parents plaase." THERE is a pretty young woman of Philadelphia who is fond of prrclical jokes. Her favorite joke is to drop her bonnet and shawl on Fail-mount bridge, and then stay away from her friends for a week or so. She enjoys their distress of mind. AN Iowa paper tells of a smart wife who helped her husband to raise sevenly acres of wheat. The i way she helped him was to stand in the door and shake the broom 1 at him when he sat duwu lo rest. Clioate. If there can be-siich a thing as an artist in the matters of incen- diary fires. Massachusetts has that spei-imen ot human depravity now securely caged in her penitentiary, serving out a life term for arson. Leonard C'hoate, the "fire bug" par excellence, was arraigned at Xenr- buryport under fifteen indictments fur arson. Ot this number two were selectpfl as test cases, and he was tried and touud guilty on both. This man is said to be of respecta- ble family, but. tho inclination to burn buildings, churches.dwellingo, workshops, barns, etc., was with him a passion. That terrible but lujp.ili-i.iMc genius ol destruction, whom llie imaginative and lively writers for the press dominate the "fire fiend" and "the imp of was his familiar, and WES always prompt at his bidding. At his back and call "the use the language ofthe lively "laushed with silent glee'1 on the occasion of a fire, and "leaped from rafter to rafler" in the shape of the "devouring AH the home influences of CLoale's early youth are said to have been he himself is possessed of property to the value of But he wits, in Ihe worst meaning of the term, a public enemy. Wherever he went a fire followed, to the consternation of the com- munity, and nothing was sacred from his combustible touch. An Instructive Scene. As Senator Sumner was emerging from the capitol the other morning he was confronted by an aged Fif- teenth Amendment, who, hat in liaml and bowing and scraping, re- marked believe this Massa "Xo arc no masters in this land.I am Senator Stunner." This nearly squelched the old darkey, but he rallied with the re- mark, "Your's done a aeap for de culler'd race." am proud to hear you say responded i'ii1 magnitii-i'iit Chawlts. -De niggers till speak ot' you in do highest elevation Stunner bowed and smiled his acknowledgements "What I was at, Boss. is dat de winter's hard and de times pretty rough to de old woman and I. and it you couM spare df old durki-y ha.fa .Stunner stopped no I'uither. Imt with a ware disapprov- al from the Senatorial hand lie moved on while the venerable col- ored brother muttered something about "duii't appear to krep niue'.. for the movers 'ci-pl to vote aiu; git dcr names up.'1 Just theii HOD. C'-x sdomr an-' tlie poor old darkey a doth; Cox is calied a copperhead. MAKRIAGE. said: "The more married men you have fewer crimes there will be. liar liage renders a man more vir- tuous and more wise. An un- married man is but half of a per- fect being, and it requires tie other half "to make things right; and it cannot be expected that in this imperfect state be can keep the straight path of rectitude any more thar a boat with one oar can keep a straight course. In nine cases out of ten, where married men become drunkards, or where they commit crimes against the peace ofthe communily.the founda- tion of these acts was "laid while in a single state, or where the wife is, as is sometimes the case, an un- suitable match. Marriage changes Uie current of a man's fcelinpt and gives him a center for his thoughts, his affections and bis acts." IEWSPAPERI ;