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THE VINTON RECORD.
JOUX T. UAPEIt,
i . Editor uud Proprietor.
OPFIOE V. Corner of Main and
Logan Sti.,0opo8it9 Court House...
f 3 A YEA It, IN ADVANCE.
BENJ. F. ARMSTRONG
ATTORNEY ATL- W .
ITIcItTll)H, OHIO.
i -
OFFICE In Pala' Building, opposite
th. Vinton Oouoljr National Bunk, up stairs,
t ljull7 I j
HOMElt C. JONES,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
. , MAIN 8TRELT.
' McARTUUR, OIIIO.
.; 1
' Orrics: One door weal of Dun Will Broa.
.. EDWIN -N. 1JAKNHILL,
ATTORN EY AT LAW
, . ,. -AND-
NOTARY PUBLIC,
1 t! OUlcelloArthur. Ohio.
Will atint promptly to nil uiitiurss .nirusied
to Lis earn. novll
cTsT claypoolbT
0
ATTOHAKY AT 1,AW,
'. ' (PROSKCOTIKO ATTORNEY,)
:.;,McARTHUR, O.
Will prai-llc. 1 1 vinlon auii adjoining oiid
lief Biii,.e-.6iitriilecl to lua care ionipt
Ijr attpuilcd to. U dice in Court House.
jtiilH7iljr
O. T, CUNNINC,
LAWYER
m'ahth k, o.
i ' I . '
ON Pim AT 0
pimg 187a
(TO KB, UiW STREET.
AMERICAN HOUSE,
OPPOSITK R. R WSPOT.
UAMDEN, OHIO.
R. FOX.' PROPRIETOR.
. . Livery Stalks Attached.
WB1I.B KKADY FOR ALL TIUIN8.
Th House haa inst liet-n refurnished
)irnuxhout. Iliinini clean and comfortable,
th.tanle supplied with Hip tt i lie market
mfor.la, and oo pains spared to aceoinn.lnte
gueila. nmi'4 lttiill ly
"HULBTHOUSEr
Main Streot, Opposite Court House
Arthur, Ohio,
JAMES WORKMAN, Proprietor
IH WE taken posses-inn of the a'wve hotel,
renovated and purllv refurnished it, Hiid
iril. he Kind to sei e the i.lrt i'uliiieis of Ihe
bouse, and especially my old fi ii-piIk oi the
Hockine; Valley lio mny be visitim this
folia The talile will lie iiiruiahed tuiih the
best the market sflnrda.imd care taken tu
lake KUestH PoinlnrtiihlH. fiitnd stiihhr.ic at
tncheil In the house; Clurxf reaauniiljle.
Miliar 1(73
. WILLIAM POLAND,
VIIOLESALE ' GROCER,
Lijuor and Oommission Kerchants
NO. 20 WATliR ST It MET,
CIIILLIOOTIIH. - OHIO.
Ale j a H.irrcU, Half Hiiriela buJ lluttlea.
uvisi
parii dmitrt. Samuel W. Kilvert, Jr.
EatnMiahid lSWi 1
hMART & KILVEKT,
BUCCEtSSOUSTO I'VU 8MART1
Wholasalo Grocers
AND OOLIUISSION MEK0HA5TS.
- :o:
Prompt -trillion prlvetito tiic
TranslVr of PIG IKON niitl
other JL'roperty l'roiu and to
Uailrojul.ind Ctuial.
Water Street.betKer.n Paint and Walnut
CHILLICOTMS, OKiO.
mar II ImiIi lv
JOHN M. GCE5HNSK,
' r- - ' I
VV
DEALER IN
Italian and Vermont Marbla
ANJ)
SCOTCH GBAXJTESOXiniBm
ALL KINDS OF .
GRAVE-YARD WORK
Neatly and proniptlvxeouted.
Mulberry St., bet'n Second & Watei
Cnillicothe, Ohio.
1 mipeniitend ll my own work in person.
1 execute all the flner deaignx, iiae tha bei-t
material, and can lot he undereold. Pprenna
wishing any work id my line are invited to
nmma work, atnek and pncea, liefore mak
IDKContracla.
Ipereonally mpeiintf nd the earefni aetting
up or atnn and monument bought at m J
.tflUisnnrient.
Hi huving at thiaahop yoii will aavefrom 16
to at) per ceut, paid to aiti nta. 24apr73
. i
S. T. BOCCESS,
ri:IIlT DE.IIST,
Jackson, C. H., Ohio.
I Can l " tirn be found at his offlca.
TKKTH 1'X'I KAHTED.
Abaolutelj without pain, and with perfeot
aalety, by the use of
LAUGHING GAS.
JJfliay 1873. ' '
VOL. 24--NO. 43.
MC ARTHUR, . OHIO, JANUARY 8, 1874.
WnOLE NO. 1,239
JUST . RECEIVED
A One lot of
PLAIN & FAUCY STATIONERY,
INITIAL PAPERS, "
BLANK BOOKS.dcO.
FINE CllUOMOS 7
LOW PRICES.
FANCY CANDIES
JUST RECEIVED.
Also a full line of pure
fresh Drugs, NedU
cines, t Chemicals,
Glass, rutty,
I a i n U, .
: (His,.,
Varnish- .
es and Dye
. Stuffs, Perfum
ery, Soaps, Toilet Ar- .
tides, Notions, Jewelry, etc,
A large Lot ot Motions at
very low Priced.
VOLF.PEARCE&CO,
North Side Mala St, two Doors
West of Market,'
McARTHUR, OHIO,
ltjui isTa
J. ROUZER,
Manufacturer of
BUGGIES, OAEEIAGES
AND
EXPRESS WAGONS
Of latest, moat fashionable and elegant atylea,
Second St., Near Mulberry,
CI11LLICOTIIE, 0.
I make it a point to no all my work of the
bet niaierial, and elnnd eeeoud to none in
t mi li I y nf flni-h nr ilurljllili . I employ nn
inliTiiir Hoiknien, there are no appieulice
bnvi. about my etililihnient, ami I can ijnt
tail to lt'ac any person ho wnnta the lu l
turnout made in the unuulry. 1 rele' Willi
pride to nv i'Ut'unera throughout HuUtnern
Ohio aa to the i-hnraoier of woik cuninig
from my fwtor, and amiraute. all my cu
tomera parleut aatml icliou.
All kinds of Turnouts finished and
ready for sale, or made to Order.
Call and examine my Stock.
Ilepnlilng, Etepaintlngr, Etc.
Will receive prompt attention.
1 have conatantly atock of
SECOND HAND
Carriages, Buggies anfl Expresses,
ltd with ma for anle, repaired and Hlinost a
good aa new, some of tiiein ;
VERY CHEAP INDEED.
lOjUl lO
Ft-L AND WINTER
CLOTHIHG
miX It IIELLMAtf,
At his lie place of hualuesa,
COEY'3 BLOCK. OFPO'ilTE UBION
HOUSE.
CIIILLICOTIIE, 0.
II AS THE
Chokest Stock
OK -
Fall and Winter Clothing
I7VER hr.uiihl to thia market, embracing
Irfall the luteal and moat liiahioiiahle atylea,
em in accordance wiih the latest fnhion.
When you wnnta nohliy suit dou't fail to call
on fcrnuk. lie als CU'1 and
Makes Garments to Oudei
Dd hu a full line of
Cents, Underwear
HATS AND CATS, &C.
All elnlhintt marked down lo Ihe IOW.
ENT FlUl KKg. Give me a call and 1 will
warrant satisiHOllon
iiai.r FRANK flELLMAN.
Mc ARTHUR
CAERIAGEFACTOKY,
North-east corner of Main and Jackson atreeti
HcAUTilUR. UUIV
GEO. W. BR UN TON, Tioprictoi
Manufactures
Cairtaget, 'xtuyuiet. Expresses, eU
4Lso,wiHa iao tu kikus or wiooa won
done to order on short notice.
Painting and Trimming
ot all kinds executed in the neateat and moat
artistiu style.
Kta'AlKlNU ol all kinds in my line will be
promptly and neatl. done.
O. Work done at this establishment la war.
Hiiu-d to he substantial, put up solid and eze
ou'edio the most workii'anlive manner, not
o oe excelled in any respect any other es
ablisnmentin theeotutrr.
JOHN BIECEL,
; Formerly ol Bamden.
ANNOUNCES to hi friends in Vinton end
adjoining counties that be has bought the
Hotel Formerly Xept by Chas. Smith
Ttjree, doors west cf Madison, oa
FRONT ST.
PORTSMOUTH, 0.
He hawefltted it thronghout, and la prepared
to enteflmn the tiayeling PUbUO ( foasonsble
rates, ' Jm
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8 MAIDEN LINE, N.Y.
IMPORTEh
AND D IS A I.ERIN
Foreign and -American
WATCHES,
JEWELRY
Watch Materials,
Watch Makers'
ToolsEtc.
OldWatcli Caaca and old Gold and Silver
bought.
ORDERS SOLICITED.
21nirlM7:t
S, F. CRAMER,
II AM DEN. O.
MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN
UarnoNS, SalIlos,
UrldlFN, II nil era,
H hips, puis, Trace
Chains, Hames, and all .
Other Articles of Saddlery.
My trienrtaand the puolin xenerallyareinrit
ed to cRlfand examine my atock and pu
cea. I make sond honest work, use the
hest lQtk,and etll at the vyy loweat prices.
REP AIRING
and manufacturing done to order, and all
Work Warranted as Represented,
C. J. BnilNGHURST,
PHOTOGRAPHER,
and dealer in all kinds of
PICTURES,
ALBUMS,
FRAMES,
PICTURE-CORD,
aiid
PICTUEE-NAILS,
COPYING
earefiilN done, and the smallest pictures
enlarged to any sise, and
Finished in Oil,
WATER COLORS,
or
IDIA INK,
or any other style that nay be desired, at the
LOWEST RATES.
I.are nod finely flnlshed Photographs
can bt f He from old and faded, or
scraicnw stares.
Pictures of all jjpnds framed to
Order,
and all work warranted to give satiabction.
Imay 1H7S
The Best and Cheapest
WRITING INSTRUMENT
IdOMJEOF
JOHN HOLLAND'S
COLDPEN S
Circulars Sent Free.
GOLD PENS REPAIRED,
MANUFACTORY No. 119 WEfiT 4th tl.
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From the Cincinnati Commercial.
From the Cincinnati Commercial. Jackson County Iron and Coal.
From the Cincinnati Commercial. Jackson County Iron and Coal. WELLSTON, JACKSON CO. O., Dec. 20.
Well&ton is as y el ' a mere
geographical expression. Tbere
is no town of that napae. Thef
place is at this writing only a
town site. But, in view ot the
prospective certaintjf that be
fore the close of 1374 there
will beat least threi or four
hundred bouses bertr. with a
population lare ertough . to
consume forty or fitly Daily
Commercials, I think I may be
allowed the (geographical) ex
pression to date a lellter Irom
it, giving your' readers some
facts about the ! region whose
soil is to evolve thii sudden
town, with yet, greate wonders
of wealth, from its bosom.
The Portsmouth branch of
the Marietta and Cincinnati
railroad, which extends from
Ilainden, a little tillage in the
edge , of Vinton county, to
Portsmouth, on the OhloKiver,
passes through whst appears
to be one of the poorest, but
is actually one of the richest
districts of its extenCin this
country. The land i rough
and uninviting, but b'ejjaath its
surface there is incalculable
reasure. Jackson county, hith
erto figuring as one ol ihe most
miserable little trnctfi in the
State, turns out to be Hie prin
cipal Morehouse of th(a treas
ure. Inexhaustible veins of
iron underlie its surface in all
directions which alone is
wealth and the woods here
have been almost all cut oil
for charcoal to render it into
iron with. .But one day it was
discovered that below the
seam of stone coal which the
natives had long been figging
trom the hills lor domestic use.
and thus saving their yQod for
the charcoal pits, there lay an
other eeam, so similar to char
coal in appearance and beha
vior in the fire, that, it yps al
once tried in the furnaces. The
result was, it made iron but a
small per cent, inferior to that
made with charcoal
Ilere were riches incredible.
The whole country bottomed
with a layer of the finest smelt
ing coal some four feet thick,
accessible in Ihe valleys by
shafts of from twenty-five to
seventy five feet deep; great
veins of iron cropping out
everywhere along the hills, and
inexhaustible quantities ot
limestone on every hand. It
was too immense a windiall
for the wild little county to re
alize all of a sudden. The
staid old inhabitants knew that
the rugged surface of their
land was worth a little some
thing, even alter all its timber
had been done into charcoal;
for it still pastured sheep and
yielded them wagen loads of
ore that they could barter for
groceries and dry goods at the
furnace stores; but they were
slow to comprehend t hat the
mighty genii of Gold lay dark
ling under their sheep pastures.
The few home iron men who
were in the secret were not fa
natical about proselyting out
siders, but went noiselessly to
work handling the good thing
among themselves. The little
old paralyzed town ot Jackson
suddenly sprang up and 'spread
out into busy suburbs ot fur
naces, and doubled up in pop
ulation and business in a sur
prsmgly brief 8paiie of time.
Then some of the owners of
Ihe surface up the country be
gan to see it. It leaked out a
little, and prospector from
abroad came in and made them
see it more. The price of land
started upward, and gentle
speculation set in.
That is the point reached at
the preseut writing. Lind has
but just started into specula
tiye figures, and shrewd calcu
lators are beginning to take it
in. Prominent among these
calculators is the celebrated
.''liigUtnln'g Calculator," ;llon.
Uarvey Wells. Wells is Don
because he is a member ot the
Constitutional Convention. lie
has also the distinction in-that'
body of beingMhe youngest
member thereof, and of having
been elected as a Republican
to represent a Democratic con
stituency. Vinton county, is
Democratic by some four hun
dred majority; and yet, by
about that majority, he carried
it against the regular Demo
cratic uominee. lie did this
by lightning calculation and
extravagant energy, as well as
by great personal popularity,
With the same calculation and
energy he has beep gobbling
coal and iren lands, here. Such
gobbling is technically termed
optioning, ; so called because,
the land owner being tied up
to a certain price for a certain
period, "the party of the sec
ond part" has his option for
that period to take . Ihe land or
not at the stipulated price. '
Well, this Wellston is one of
the results of Wells' optioning,
lion. II. S. Bunday, member of
Congress lrom this District,
has a tliousaud-ucre larm that
lies here like the hollow ol
your hand scooping down
close lo the precious coal-seam,
and catching the ore veins and
lime-stone ledges us they slope
up to the horizon on all sides
Tne Portsmouth branch oflhe
Marietta and Cincinnati Kail
road cuts it in two. A finer
site for a town is difficult to
imagine. With a mere baga
telle ol capital, but wiih a good
deal of home credit for a "vis
lonary" young man, Wells put
the Bund.v tarm in a parenthe
sis at $105 an acre. By the
co-operaiion of Col. S. N. Yeo
man, ol Fayette county a keen
and nervy anticipator of Vitl
ues, this tarm, with the npptir
tenances of coal shaft and fur
naces, ha9 just been stocked,
at about a quarter ot a million.
The plat of Vellston occupies
the most eligible portion of the
farm, on both 6idesof the rail
road, its main street runniug
parallel with the track, and its
Broadway . crossing it and ter
minating both ways on the
hilltops. Two largest sizyd
furnaces will be put in process
of building immediately, and
simultaneously a hundred and
filty dwelling houses.
This movement will be the
fust fair opening of the region,
and will be the beginning of
enthusiasm. There must be a
rush of speculators here;' for
l,here the carcass is, there
will the eagles be gathered to
gether." There can beno'donbt
about.the presence of the car
cass in th!.83case. The wonder
is that the eagles have not
found it before. Where good
and abundant iron ore, and the
hest of coal for smelting it and
the limestone for fluxing it all
lit together in the same giound,
and that ground only a hundred
and thirty miles irom a great
city byrailroad,the conjunction
of advantages is so rare that it
can be calculated upon to at
tract capital and labor largely,
because it can be depended up
on for large returns to the
same. Tl1 is is not an ex pen
merit any longer. It is well
known thpt the finest and high
est priced foundry iron in the
market goes from these fur
naces, and it is demonstrable
that they produce it at an ex
pense far below the rivalry of
any other furnaces in the
United States, except, perhaps,
some in Tennessee and AU
bama, where the lilce concur
rence of advantages exist,
though farther away from mar
ket.
Apropos of this, the recent ad
dress of General Comly before
the Columbus Board of Trade,
reported in Ihe Commercial of
the 12th inst., fiirnishes'an es
timate ol the cost of Ihe pro
duction of Uoa at Columbia
!
that enables me to exhibit, by
comparison; the onapproaoba
ble cheapness of its production
here. Observe that General
Comly is claiming by his fig
urea that Columbus has unusu
al facilities for producing iron,
which indeed it has; for bis es
timate is below the average of
its cost elsewhere. But let it
be remarked that this language
ofGeneraf Comly's 'materjal
that will make as good iron as
is made in the United States
anywhere." has reference to the
quality termed by experts mill
iron, which alone that material
producers, and which is graded
and priced below what is called
luuiislery I-ons. Hero then are
General Comly's figures for
producing a Ion ol mill iron at
Columbus: '
EhrKv bushels Strnlt8vllle coal
at lUo . , , s no
Two and' tliit'e-foitrtlm tons
i t'rrv or iioukiiig county
coke, at S3 i-i 7s
Tlirt't-fourtlis tnn limestone at
conect VJJoj. ..- j 12
Inlere.it and repair.
Labor.
4 00
Total, (corrcctd $31.50J....$2S 89
Now coutrasi the above with
the following estimate (made
by a reliable iron man here) 01
the cost of producing a ton ol
'Oimdery iron atWellston.Jack
son county : -
Sixty busnels coal from mine hero
t 4 c 9i 40
Two tind a halt tons ore from
tlieso hills at $3.-5 ... . 8 12
Three-fourths tuns limestone do
. KW : 1 CO
Interest and repairs 2 01)
Labor 4 00
Total $is02
The difference in iavor of
Welision is $10 85, or by the
correct footing $13.48, per ton.
either is enormous,' but I am
assured that Ihe estimate I
have given is liberj.1 and en
tirely reliable.
Again, take General Comly's
estimate of manufacturing a
ton ot railroad iron at Colum
bus:
i
Columbus pig Iron $30 ' DO
l.ubur. sitlitries ite , 20 00
Loss lit eutivf rsiou 7 00
Ninety bushels Strnitovllle coal,
at loo 900
Interest and repairs '. .' 3 00
Total...... $U9 00
And then the cost of manu
facturing a ton at this point:
Jackson county pijr lrou $18 02
Minor, salaries, c iO 00
Loss in conversion 4 00
Sixty-five uuxliels Jackson
county coal at 4c :.. 2 00
Interest and repairs 3 00
Total lifci
Difference $21.38 per ton.
So that Jackson county fur
naces could sell at about fi ty
percent, profit when cheap fur
naces like Columbus would
have to suspend or sell at cost
And this is the reascn that,
while a large proportion oflhe
luruaces throughout Ihe coun
try suspended hen the panic
brought down the price of iron,
all Ihe furnaces here have
worked right on to their foil
capacity.
But it may be inquired, ii
this, is so, why are there noVal
ready more furnaces in opera
tion here? Because, as I have
indicated this is a recent dis
covery recent even to the iron
men here, and still more recent
to those outside; for the former
have been serenely slow about
proclaiming it on the house
tops. Nevertheless there are
five furnaces in full blast at
Jackson; others are in opera
tion or in projection at other
points, and a new one is nearly
completed within a hundred
rods or so from where the
Wellston Company are about
to commence building their
two. From the shaft of this
latter Milton furnace four or
five car load of coal are ship
ped dailv.
A word as to the quality of
this coal. It makes, as I havf
stated, Ihe finet founjery iroi
with the small nomber of bush
els per ton I bay given in
the above estimate, and with
out coke or other admixture.
Its heating power is verv grat
The engineers on this ro id who
have tried it s-av t!i it W I n-t
..... . , . t
els of it will make mo:e steam
than will threo bushels of anv
A l VE ICTI8LN O TEitMS.
One square,... $X O
Each additional asertlou ... &
Cards, per ye .....IO OO
Local notirsx ftt line,... . . ih
Yearly lrrtisnient $100 (HI
column, aud at proportionate rate pti
lessspnce. Payable In advance.
1ST The Record being the official
paper 0 the town, and having tb
largest circulation of any paper u t
sonnty, orTera superior Inducements)
to advertisers. '
other, coal they have ever nsacL
It burns out all id blacknes
with a bright wood-like flame
swelling and spreading oper
and bearing up till every piece
of it at, last glowa like red-hot
iron, and then dripping away
trom, the bottom in a mer
handful cf while ashe, without
clinker or tlag of any kind. I
have witnessed iti behavior in
the grates and the cook-stove
of the farmers here, (they all
use it for cooking in preference
to wood) and unhesitatingly
think it has , great advantage
for domestic purpose over .any
other coal 1 have ever "seen;
burning. Being free from
the sticky, tarry matter of tho
ordinary bituminous coals, li
deposi's scarcely any soot tt
all. .The chimneys and stove'
pipes here are as clean almost
as from the burning of oak and
hiolCory, and the undersides cf
the cooksstove lids and the boU
tom8 of the kettles are burned
white like fire-clay.
Now, all this is within oner
huudred and thirty miles of
Cincinnati by railroad Where i
such another invitation to Cin
cinnati capital? Every ire a
manufacturer in your city
ought to own his furnace here.
And should not this coal, con
siderbly the nearest and inconi.
parably the best in Ohio, I u
delivered to all parts of tie
city about the Marietta & Cm
cinnati Kail road Depot at
prices to compete with coal de
livered' there from the riverff
Lck of rolling stock, I am in
formed, is all that prevents the
Marietta & Cincinnati Compa
ny from solving the problem,
and I understand that they
have proposed, to whoever wi'.l
furnish it, to rent and keep In
repair the can and take fifty
car loads daily at the mines, at
eight cents a bushel. The coal
can bo profitably sold in Cin
Cincinnati at thirteen cents
bushel. If Cincinnati capital
isa don't loot into this, they
will becarelen of their own in
terests and of lha interests 0
the city.
COATES KINNEY.
As cool a person, under th
circumstances, as was ever
heard of wai a young noble
man, who. in a fnchtful rail.
road accident, missed hla valet.
One ot the guardiani came np
to him and said, 'My lord, we
hnvs found your servant, but
he is cnt in two." "Aw, is he! f
said the yonng rain, with
Dundreary drawl, but still with
anxiety depicted on bis coun
tenance. "Will yon be good
enough too see in which half
he has gwot the key to my car
pet bag?"
WnEH tbere is not a breath ;
of sir stirring, and yon are in
danger ot stifling, attempt to'
light a cigar out doors, and yon
will be surprised at the breeze
that will start np. We have
seen a man try this expert'
ment in a dead calm, and by
the time he had scratched thlr
teen matches it was really 80
windy as to be uncomfortable.
A Sioux Cirr lady went to ;(
gallery to have her picture ta.
keo. After putting her in po
sition, the artist pnt the plate
in the camera, and told her to
look at a certain plaee ot the
wall. She wasn't certain of
seeing it well from where ib
sat, and so got op and walked
ji .1 a m.dkSk a m 1 m m a MaAda ia a ar
opera boose. Howjs tl ffif ft
7
i wn about two years old!
Wa will .end u -Record and &
L Cincinnati Gautte to absoiibexS oa
rear tor f.
ovgr 10 11 uui jaiiou tu uittuurvai
anything corlons abont it
The precocious - school boy.
who.quoting from a distinguish ;
ed statesman, stid he knew no
Nori h nor South," was surprised
0 finJ himself pot at the hot
001 of the class In geography,
Shawreb U to hate a $25,000

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