A New method of giving out Offices.
We learn from the Cincinnati Enquirer, that the Republican
Electoral College of Ohio
, which gave its twenty-three electoral votes to Lincoln
, was besieged with a large number of candidates for the honor and profit of bearing the vote of that State to Washington
In this extremity the college resorted to a very novel political method of designating the successful aspirant.
It adopted a system of gambling by placing a number of tickets in a hat after the style of drawing a lottery.
The lucky number was drawn by Mr. J. Ankemny
, of Holmes county
, who was thereby entitled to about $250 for his patriotic services.
It is said that Judge Bates
will call the attention of the Grand Jury
to this extraordinary proceeding.