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VOL. 5.
1 J, W. BOWEN, I
( Publlsior ami Broprioton. I
M'ARTHUR, VINTON COUNTY, OHIO: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2,-1871.
d &
l)c (Enquirer.
J. W, BOWIW, Editor,
M'Ai'tUilr, Aitgnst 2, 1871.
Terms of Subscription.
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Tlio Pummrattc Eaqnirtr. rron'latt VKKB OF
POST AO K within the limits ofVlntun Comitr.
s t fullnrt to notify illnnoiitlniianc t tlie tml 8f the
tutucrhsit for, will be Ukun M nfw ug.gtfineut
Advertising Kates.
Tlie !: ulecl y llihiieiof tliln (Nonpirell
tM.hall ojnsiitii .juur.
v Maura, am wwrk 00 I On KnarA, S wat-k. 2 00
4 H adcllUona) hreartlifn lmiortlon.-. 60
All ndteitMuT fr a alinrl-ar parfciA than llirua
Intlis ohroil t (tit b rt-. v
Ltl Ailv-Jtlwniealu 1 0" P" nHr for DrB
1Mtlci6", anJ M cant if or H)Ura for wuli artJttluiml
in-erainn. . .,,
Kftle Mrl rigors WrTC DO coil" aniwionm.
h tl nm. i? inn..
On qua',
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hreo nqiurM,
Vour ma m,
Blx KU'CT,
column,
uiiliiiiin.
f 8 0U f 6 00 8 0
B III) T 110 10 00
JOtt 1100 IS "0
nolnmn. 14 III) IDM 7
lft 00 7 06 44 l0
i mi 14 nil All IHI
DnoenlHrhK,
All bllh lno on llr.t lii.Ttlon of artverlliniiiieiir.
1)111 with roiilrailvrtlwri In bo pnl'l qiiarterr.
DntinoM Nuticeii-1 nenH a Hurt MarrlKBO Kotl-M-aci'or4iiisttlieirtnfnmty
of tUe partluk. IK;
oMaf'Mtona7 'WIvm oT Tlibana iomMo
Srlp. . . .
Yearly n.lvsrtla.'ra ontlflrfl to nrnirtcrly otmngrt,
AitrortUcmonta not iitliprwia nntt-rnl, will he ncm-
tlnu.il nntll oruercil dlaroiitliiuo(l,in I chargm! record-
ari.
itliflnnKl Clinrtialil IfoHcen frio.
. K.wr ft IIiia. OTi niM VIMlr.
Railway Time.
Marietta & Cincinnati Rail Read.
TIME TABLE.
On and lifter iin 2.", 1871, Trains -will
run on follow:
a
a
o
o
in
I
5rf
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At
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: : ' :
o
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: : : : i i : : : : i
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: a : ; .
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to
: a :
V .63 - :
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C . - A K S S w -i a
fc .4
: : : : : :
i ?i -i ti 4 f
-53
e ; : : :
: : :::::::::::::
' IXCINN aTi KXl'HK will run ilivlly.
AllotliprTnilitH ilnlly, )ipipt Humlay.
CINCINNATI KXPIUiHa KAST mak no
lop lint,wviMi Ilinmluu nuil Atlii'iiH,
Portsmouth Branch.
Dep. namfJo.i
. Jackson ,
Ar'r. I'orlnmouth.
IVP. I'oiMinoulh
ArV. Jru'ltsoa'
llamdeit
Jfntf, Aaoommoitatlnn.
nJffl r. n. HMKt a. u
7.o
KI.M)
130 r. m.
4:UH "
s.a)
t.ltA. K.
II'.IS '
U.1S v.m
Trains Connect at Loveland.
For nil points on thuMttlo Miami ltallrniul, and
H ui iiiiunnajHiiiH.t vinviuiiuu naurottu jiniP'
(ion for ail poiutj Wusl.
W. . PEABODY.
Masley of Transportation.
"BEE LINE."
Cleveland, Columbus, Ctnolnnatl and
Indiannpolis Railway,
....
rjrt!tTraliH will KBAVK COMJAIBUH ami
,Onnntlnrtr JlONO.VV.Mny VHth. 1H71. Kx
CKKStline nnrl arrivk at points uamcd be
liiw, lis follows :
Stiitintn.
Colmbtia
Crestline
f levfllimrl,...
Miiffalo
u. M 1 1
No. 2.
lmOan
12:3(1 pm
S:4!ip m
in SOn 111
No. 4.
4:10 p m
No..
n :;; p m
:4lk p m
4 :10 p m
A :48 am
7K).'m m
2:00 pill
limipm
fl:80pni
3:35 am
4:imam
7 :.10 a m
2:00pm
Rochester
,.1Ma m
,.l:.HIm
..:) am
. 8;Wpnt
..8:3)p m
Albany ....
Boston
n m n ni
1:80am
Kcvr Tort City
11:00am
0:411 am
druuiina
llllUburn
Hiirrlsbnrg . . ,
llultimnro....
Wiialilnslnn .
PllUarlBljilUH.
fTrnntniit)....':
Fort Wn.
Chicago
124r.nm
R'nK n m
T.'lri p iri WHH a ni
.715am
.10 40am
1 111 n m
1 1 28 a (i
laiim inpm
30am
x iu p ni
6 25 p m
D 1 r. . im.
W II. " IIF F ... . mi.m
TTJUf p m f &Jm RBiTm
I Wlii m lll.u 1 4 ic
II U rvrrf
1 u "V in IIOI III J I kU ta Ifl
121n"pm 7 SO a in 00 pro
1
1 IlW"Nn. 4. Idnvinar tlnlumliua (. 4. inn m
hasaThrnnnh(!arit Diilawarefor Rprlnpflnld
rHr,inuKnirinHiini(i witnntii coanr at7:u pm
: TfHin No. t oil l.h CoHlmbiiB tlnr.klnv V.I.
ly Hnilrnad Conner with No. 4 Train. Through
Tlrk.'t for mUat Athnns, '
,J'A8!lKNGF.rt TRAINS ratumlng rrlv at
rolumhus at 12:38a. m. 11 :16 a. m. and 9 :M a. m
Palace Day and Sleeping Cars
on All Tairts,
m,fB
Bnnrliiv, run through without ritntlon, bv
hnrh Me anrl New York .Central Railways,
arriving at New York on Monday morning at
t :40 A.M.
.For nartlnular Information In rngarnT to
tnrongn tlckcln, tlrhn, cnnnantlnnfi, eU),. to all
folnta rlait,' West, North andHoulh. apply to
oraddfessril rortn.Ooliimhua.oiilo. .
1. K. . FLINT, nn. Hupnrlntontfefat;
Onn. Agent, Columbus', C. 1 '
wrfon'grtAferii, 0oiumu,0i
on All Tairts, Railway Time.
on All Tairts, Railway Time. Columbus & Hocking Valley Railroad.
on All Tairts, Railway Time. Columbus & Hocking Valley Railroad. TIME TABLE
on All Tairts, Railway Time. Columbus & Hocking Valley Railroad. TIME TABLE Took Effect on Sunday, May 28, at 12 m.
Through Car
Through Car From COLUMBUS (via Athena) to PORTSMOUTH
Over the Columbus & Hooking Valley and
Marietta & Cincinnail Rail Roads.
Golag aat,
I
NO. 1.
I.XAV4I. , A
roluinliira, . . . 8
broveport,... Vt
No.
I M
3 SOI
4 27
4-:W
5
5 43
U
4
1 U)
1 9&
w inciiosiur. . uiv
I.ancttKiir,...l8sr
Sugar iiravu. 10 4S
l.otcnn it 17
HH.vdenvllle.il ttd
Hallim , .v.ll.Vl II
NeUiAivKla,, 11 M
Atlii'iit IMS,
Going West.
No. 2
No. 4
I.KAV. A
Atliein 0:15
V. u
8:00
8 :1'J
8:40
8:C5
4:l!i
4:41
4:88
5:4
6 :2fi
Sallua S:!14
N)ivlJle :5o
r-URar UroveT:tV
Loiran 7 :
Ilttvilcuvllle7:10
Kirovupnrt . U:l7
ColUllllllK. . .
'ortSmoiitli without ekatifift, arriving at McAr
thuratat ISJ i'. uiid Car for tliu 3:W) H. M.
(.'Hi' nn tlio 8 :55 A.M. 'J'lwia rwne tbroinrh to
Train from FotisijioiiIIi for t oliiinbu arrives
utMcArihurin tiiSOr. m.
olcviUo. Kiuii.Mvillo,aii.lnll points on the Cili
viiinirU A Mtisktrrfnrai VnUcy Kaiilav.
Uiiwl voniioct iou made at Coluui'bus for Day
ton, Hpringdcld, lndlanivKiliv, CliirHgo, and nil
punts Wust; Hlsn.fnfC4iavolaud, IIiiIihIii, rilti
bui'g, lkiladelphiu, New York, and all pniiitt
Closo conuiH't ioiiH muilo at T.unriWtcir for Clr-
Willi all Trains fur Htraltavillo mid all uoiuU
Connortions inudo at I.ocrnn liv botli Trains
un the.tlrailvTWe Utamch,
j, w, i)iM4KRrir.,
iSHpurintieudunt.
E. A. H-p-Kl.lMOeniTickot Ag'f.
KANSAS & MISSOURI
VIA-
OHIO AND MISSISSIPPI
RAILWAY.
KANSAS & MISSOURI
O auHmouaHPEOK. o
Cinctaali TMCeTCan!
THE OH 10 & MISSISSIPPI
OltTXiY EOAD
OwiipiI and operated by ow Oomiany from ( In.
I'iuiinti to t. l,onis. tnrwfero pansi'iigois art
Sl'R'K oficlnc eimfaUhrutiizli wltlioutcaniiui
of curs
THUS AVOIDING
the posibRity hicldaiit toother rnuti's (wliiol.
lire niadi: up of several Hhort ronHs) of mlKslnn
connections, uml HiiliJocttiiR Uii'lr.pasKoiigein tu
ilibiiKi'i'i:alilei:lian;cs.
Families and Others Seeking Homes
in the rlrh vnlleys and on Ili-e fertile pmlrlea ol
Western .Minsonrl, Kaiitas, t'brirflui.sjoloruilo
or thenioie di-,tiint Mate oft al I torn in, will eon
suit tlii'lr own Inteiviit bv ailing on or addre. s
lug the iindoini'.riidl, Coiitrautlng Agent, as i,
long resldeiien in the wcHtevn eountrv linsfa
iHinWzcilkim with tlio bCslloctiUUt'S.
ThlsHouin U 3T mile Shorter than
via luUiannpolia.
TlIKOtCai TICKETS
Can be pun-linned at all Hie rrlnelpitl Tlekol
Oilir.es of Oimecling I.iovo, and in Ciiicinnall
ul the General Ollii-os of the Company,
1 ti) Vine SI root,
Broadway, Corner Trent Street,
Moin SIrest, COmr Levee, and at Da
pot Foot of Mill Street,
C. K. KOI.I.KT, .1. r..(iltISVlI,p.
(jeii.Ptn.-ATiekiit A'gt. UeiLfiiipurliik'nilenl
St. Louis. Ht. Louie
IlinVAin) UATiLUP,
Contrite t ing I'nsseiiper Agenb,
111) Vine HI., t liU'.lntiatl, Ohio.
FOlt LOUISVILLE
And The
SOUTH!!!
VIA.
OHIO AND MISSISSIPPI
RAILWAY.
The com pint bin of the Louisville Division of
nils roaiinint tne Npiemini equipment lor (uss
enger travel ninkek this tint
BEST EOUTE TO LDUISYILLE,
AND ALL POINTS
South mill Southeast.
9 THROUGH TRAINS
O Da tly.
TA'lth IHrcet Connections from the East for
Louisville Without Chango of Cars!
This l.thoonlv roadnhiine trulim Vnvnf'ln
einniiti and liussenKeniare delivered nt ilcjiots,
uoiem or rusmuoeea in ixuisiiienir,t,.
Ask for Ticket's via Ohio & Miss.,
and take no others.
TMROVGHTICKETS
Can 1m purchased nt all the
Principal Ticket Offices of
CONNECTING LINES, AND IN
CIWCIITIT ATI,
At the flaneral Oflleesof the Company
111) VINE STREET,
Broadway, Corner Front Street,
Main St.. cor. I.cveo,
and at the Depot, root of Hill Street.
CIIA9. E. KOL.T.FTT. T J.L.CBIHWOI.n,
tion.l'aM. AXIeket A'Rt I Oen. Bup'U
Ht. Louli. ( Wt. Louis,
Edward Gallup,
Contraetlnf Paosenrer Agent,
110 Vine 8t.,tlnclnnntl, Ohio.
ST. LOUIS AND CHICAGO.
SHORT LINE ROUTE.
1871 Spring & Summer Arrangements 71
Indianapolis, Cincinnati & Lafayette
RAILROAD.
The Orent Through Mall and Exprem Passen.
gcrLlneloHt. Imls, Kansas city, Ht. Joseph,
ivuvrr, nun r ui.k,, iiihi an point! 111 .lllSeUU
ThashortesHind only direct route to Indian
apnlls, Lafayette, Torre Haute, Cambridge Cltv,
eprlngdeld, I'enrla, llnrllngton, Chicago Mil-
nuunv-j, oi, i uui, aim an nuinia id tne.north'
west,
The Intllanapolla, ClneJnnatl and Tfayette
iiiiiinuiu, wnn in connections, now oirera paas.
engon more faoilltle In Through Coach and
Sleeping Car Service than than any oilier line
rrom uineinnati, having th advsnUge of
i nrougn uany vurs irom Cincinnati toBt. Iflulg,
Kaneaa Cltflr, Bt. Joseph, Peoria, llnrllngton,
Chicago, Omaha, and all Intermediate point,
presenting to Colonist and Fumlllessnon com
lerta and accommodations at are afforded bv
nn nihil, win !
Through Tlcfcora and liaggagt Cheek, to all
nnlaUla
Train leave Cincinnati WTOOa.' at. i 1:10 r. at'
a.fin. .... .n.An m
w .inr r. air, n, iv r . ai.
Tickets ean he nhtalnad a). Kn ' 1. n.....t
House, corner Third and Vinci Puhllo Landing,
corner Main and Hlverialso, at Depot, corner
Plum and Pearl Htreata.ClnnlDmtl, O.,
Re lure to purchase ticket via Indiananoli.
v ii.v iMnpn iiu vttn jiriron(it
0. f, Moolte, Sup t, OrJlelonatl '
A Solemn Warning.
"IF THK AMKlilCAN I'KOVLK COJf
TINX'K T1IK KAUICAt PAIfTy IN I'OW
Kit, THKY WILL DO HO AT TI1F.IK
l'EKIL, FOKIT IS THK AVOAVKI) I'UK-
rO.HK OF THK LKAUEKS OF THAT
PART TO Hl'BVKKTOVK CIVIL INSTI
TUTIONH AN1 CNTKALIZK TUV. 04JV.
KKNMKNT."
JOHN M. HARLAN, 1866.
Golden Advice to Democrats.
crats.
hi the last v political speech
delivei'ed by the late Hon. C.
L. Valkndighara, which was
made at the close of the Dem
oeratic State Convention that
begun its session on the 1st of
June, 1871, which speech we
published a few weeks ago, he
used die following language
language that should serve as
the rule of action for every
Democrat throughout the land :
"Dlaeatlaractlon may wxlst, fllxappoint
aietit I should say, at wntnlwuUoas, I vrever
uttemled a Convention where It was other
wine. Wtwsre There are two candidate! for
one office aomeliuily niuat be defeated, but
If lie la a Man, I wwit ay a 4iilot)tor
If he ta n IVcYnwrat, ke auhmlt asad his
friend aumlt, ad wnH inMU fh next
tliuennd take tTiotaianee."
More Stealing.
Another of Glrans Postmas
ters has Ikjch stealing. He has
had charge of the postoffice at
Jacksonville, Florida, and has
stolen only eighteen thousand
lollars pocketing the receipts
of the oflice in grand loyal
tyle. His name is liccd, be
ing one of the big headed son?
of the carpet-bag Governor
Reed of that State. AVe have
not seen the name of this thief
n any Radical paper yet, and
if it does appear in any of those
papers his thieving will be
excused on the ground of "in-mnity.'!
Basket Meetings.
The Chribtiun Union Cliu'rcli will
hold Basket Meetings iti Eo89,coun
'y, ns follows:
Mt. Zion, near Londonderry, Au
gust 5 ;
PoII'h IJun, north of Londonderry,
. 12th nnd 13tlt.
All puntors, tueiubers nnd others
invited. .
lilwnk Deeds. -All kiudn of
Bliink Iecde, and Ulan ks for Jus
tices, Constables, and Attorneys,
printed on good paper mid in the
best style of the art, kept constantly
on hnnd, and for salo at the Enquir
er office.
Spoon-Thief Butler Marching
the Radicals to Defeat.
The Springfield Republican,
a Radical paper, jays that if
such men as Butler and Cam
eron are to lead the Radical
party this year and next, the
party "marches to defeat ns
certain ns that of Big Bethel."
It fuher says:
t It is time for the administra
tion to taken new departure,
if it wishes to delay at all that
departure from office which
certaiuly' awaits ifc without a
change of policy and a discard
ing of wouid-be-dealcrs. Here
ia Butler, for instance, in
triguing to be Governor of
Massachusetts, and aided in his
plot by two-tbirds of the Fede
ral ollice holders, postmasters
excepted in the State. If it
were possible for him to suc
ceed, nis success might cost the
Radicals even the electoral
vote of Massachusetts ; it would
pretty certainly lose them both
New Hampshire and Connecti
cut. Senator Conklinc has
cost the party the State of
mw lork, and Cameron is
busy throwing away Pennsyl
vania. It is about time to give
up these costly leaders, we
should say. " -
Casper Dillert, of Waverly,
was a soldier under Napoleon
at the battle of "Waterloo.
..President Gi-ant wm in
Vftshingtori1 just tlilrty-six
hours' Jastf summer. He has
been there- twenty-eight liours
so- fee this' snrnmcr. What a
model President
Come tothe Meeting!
Wednesday JUitgunt II &.
Comettiic, eonie to
MeArthur9 and hear Uem.
BiW 'MeCaote and ol.
fj. M. ocf$eritt discuss the
issues that divide the two
political parties
Eight Thousand Dollars
Stolen.
The Radical office holders
are still carrying ou stealing.
At Savannah, Georgia, the
Deputy Collector, a carpet
bagger from Boston, named
Wellman, has made a written
confession, in which he ac
knowledges having stolen $8,-
000. He did not say that lie
took the money while in a tem
porary Gt of insnnity, but it
will be announced shortly in
the Radical papers that he was
not in his right mind. The
people should vote against nil
these thieves next October.
Had to Pay his Fare and
Ten Cents Over.
Ten Cents Over. [From the Cincinnati Enquirer.]
Vck ago last Tuesday
morning President Grant came
over the New Jersey Railway
to New York without a ticket.
When the conductor approach
ed to ask for his ticket, a gen
tleman whispered : "That is
the President." UI can not
help that" replied the conduc
tor ; iny orders arc positive.
The lat time President Grant
came over this road a conduc
tor was removed for passing
him without a ticket. I must
obey my orders."' Upon which
the! President paid the full fare
for his journey, with an addi
tional penalty of ten cents tor
neglecting to buy his ticket in
advance.
Gen, Noyes, Radical candi
date for Governor, according
to his party papers, lost a leg
at three diflereut places.
All of our exchanges come to
us teeming with display adver
tisements; some of them having
whole pages taken up by one
firm. There is no surer index
to a town's prosperity than the
appearance of its 'newspapers
in this respect. The business
man that does not advertise
now-a-days is considered an old
fogy and not worthy of patronage,
Stephen A. Douglas once
taught school in Worchester,
Scott county, Illinois. Part of
the house is still standing, and
is used as a blacksmith's shop.
It is a little curious that all
the male members of the
Beechcr family are in favor of
woman suffrage, and all the fe
male members opposed to it.
There was no policeman
killed during the New York
riot, as reported at first.' Sev
eral were wounded, but were
reported the next day as in a
fair way of recovery.
The Bradley brothers, in
dicted for the robbery of the
Adams Express Company, in
Columbus; of $40;000, on' the
16th of May last, on last
Thursday morning withdrew
their plea of not guilty, and
plead' guilty,' They were sen
tenced to four years' in the
Ohio Penitentiary The1 elder
Cradley, before tho robbery,
sustained an excellent charac-tr
[From the Cincinnati Enquirer of Monday,
July 24, 1871.]
A REMARKABLE SABBATH
DAY'S WORK.
CHANGE OF THE O, & M. R,
GAUGE.
Six Hours and Fifty-nine
Minutes.
Long before yestorday's morning
sunlight lognn to tingo tho eastern
horixon squads of men might bavo
boon soon gathering in a continuous
line ot thrco hundred and forty
miles along the route of the Ohio
and Mississippi Railway. An army
of workers, two thousand five bun
drod strong, had been gathered to
perform the gigantic task of chang
ing tho gauge of this extensive pub
lic thoroughfare Tho force in the
employ of the corporation had been
strengthened by nfcout eight hun
dred men, aud each man was previ
ously made aware of his duties and
stationed at his post thirty-five
brawny, eager toilers wore appor
tioned to a distance of five miles
which constituted a section. Upon
seven men the work of transforming
tko gange of one mile devolved.
And tluiH with caro and exactness
the plan had been previously form
ed ior tno consummation ot a toat
unparalleled in tho annals of engi
neering in this country. Tho hour
of day-light began to approach for
the consummation of tho schenio.
With tho first ray of tho sun word
was flashed along the lino, "Strike
the first spike'" and simultaneous
action began with, tho command.
Somo of the divisions, emulous to be
tho first to complete their allotted
task, had, in the stealth of the night
and early morning, made steady
progress and rcjoicod over their
vigiluot colaborcrs.' From day-
lignt through seven hours ot niccs
sunt work, the hum of tho hammer
went out with profane echo over the
still air of tho Sabbath till at tho
close of the last socond, when th
final rail had been laid and tho last
spike drivon to its depth in the
tough oak. The long-chenshou pro
joct was a reality, and tho indomit
able energy of tho workmen had
inado it so in the almost incredible
snuco of seven hours' time.
Tho entire work was under the
direction of tho following officers:
J. L. Griswold, General Superin
tendent; M. M, Martin, Assistant
uoncrnl buperintenqont 'X, JJ.
Lovott, Chief Engineor j J. A. Smith
and It. Li. JSngle, Assistant Engi
ncors; W. W. Jones, Superintend
out of Construction of Wostor'o Di
vision; Thomas Adam6om, do. of
EastcrnDivision ; II. Elliott, Mas-
tor Mechanic ot the Western Divis
ion : A. Tbo'mnson. do. of the Mid
dlo Division ; J. D. W. Potts, do. of
Eastern Division ; Wm. Brownlee,
Superintendent of Western Division;
T; Van Name, do. of Eastern Divis
ion ; 15. C. Ryder, MaBter of Trains;
E. S. Duval, Superintendent of
Bridtos; and the followinc Eoad
masters : II. D. Hanover, Asa Soule
and Wright Kenner, ot tho Western
Division; Wm. Boman, James. Rey
nolds, James Calhoun, and Robert
Hurke, ot tho Eastorn Division ; and
P. Wiggins, of the Louisville Division.
GREATNESS OF THE TASK.
To fully appreciate tHd extent of
tho work it must bo borne in mind
that both rails for a distance of 340
tnilos are to bo take'n up, moved
seven inches toward the middle of
the track and then fastened down,
making 6S0 miles of rail to be rais
ed and relaid.
In ordor to perform this in ono
day, preparations have boon going
on for months. Two lines of inner
spikes had been driven making tho
exact position ol tho new rail. .Pre
cautions had also been taken to fa
cilitate further its swift performance
ny Dormg notes also for tne recep
tion of the eater line of the huge
iron nails. Every possible prelimi
nary had' been nerformed with a
view to saving of time for the final
effort. . It waA aty. necessary yes
terday tr shift th rail to the regain
ed position, . already indicated, and
the work of the hammer sent home
the spike'. On many sidings and
curves the gauge had keen , previ
ously completed
HUM OF PREPARATION,
But at tiro three shops of tho com
pany, at Kuet St. Louis, Vinccnnes,
and at Cochrane, tho hum of prep
aration bad long since sounded.
Cars, locomotives, trucks, nad the
rolling stock possessed by tho cor
poration was to bo changed nnd
aiccommodated to tho new regime.
In this way 28 locomotives were
redueodto the narrow gauge at a
cost ot $3,500 each fifty passenger
cars, including baggage, mail, ex
press, parlor, night and sleeping
coaches, at cost of $250 each ;
whilecontincts have been mado for
750 freight cars and 300 now box
cars. Forty new freight engines
have boon purchased from tho Bal
timore Locomotive Works and five
new p"assengor cars of an improved
and superb description. All this
has boon dono without any disturb
ance of the regular, schedule of
trains or tho doluy of a single train.
THE BROAD-GAUGE STOCK.
Of this thero remains 54 locomo
tives and upward of 700 cars yet to
bo changed. Thcsowvro collected
in temporary depots at Vir.ccnncs,
Seymour, Cochrauo, and tho C! ravel
Pit (17 miles below this city), wbt.ro
they would not interiero with the
work of yesterday. They can there
remain until timo is secured to, re
duce them to the requisite grade.
THE BROAD-GAUGE STOCK. VALUE OF THE IMPROVEMENT.
In 18T9 the Ohio and Mississippi
Railroad was opened for public pat
ronage, with Ha spacious coaches,
and the traveling public 6oon recog
nized the advantagoof the cars over
thoso of reduced gauges. In this
respect it was a decided success.
But it was soon ascertained that
theso conveniences wore socured at
tho expenso of the company's pros
perity. The groat weight of tho
rolling stock rendered frequent re
pairing indispensable, and tho wear
and tear incident was immenso. All
of those facts pointed vry forcibly
toward tho necessity of somo more
economical plan. And although the
ontire expenditure of the present
change will roach about $1,500,000,
its value as an mvestmont is al
ready concedod. The prosperity
that has attended the history of tho
road in the past is vouchsafed to it
in its now apparal.
TESTING THE WORK.
At 4 o'clock yesterday tho first
train p'asBod over the Ohio and Mis
sissippi Railroad narrow auge,
destiuodfor Vincenncs, with mer
ry party of invited guests', and some
of tho leading officers on board.
lho work wasimind to , have, boon
of the same quality ns tho speed.
The train averaged twenty unilos
an hour during tho wholo distance
botwoen this city and tho point of
uesLinniion, mus lesiing ino, woiK
and assuring tho public that tho
oponing of the road this morning is
not a hazardous proceeding. This
morning tho trains for St. Louis
and Louisville will leave at their
usual timo, as indicated ou tho
schedule.
Thus was tju'fl remarkable scheme
consummated as faithfally executed
ns it was cloarly designed. It is
the neatest job of its kind on record.
With tho advantages which will
certainly accruo, it is reasonable to
predict a now era in tho patronage,
wealth and prosperity of the narrow
gauge Ohio and Mississippi Railroad.
The Vermont census shows
that ,the rural districts have
lost 14,000 of their population
within the last ten years,' and
that the towns, and villages
have gained 30i000.
Soniebody in Maine has pre
sented President Grant, with a
new - patent saw nlill.. The
President is", now waiting for
some individual to give him a
water privilege to run his mill.
"Dull times," it is said, " arc
the best for advertisers." Be
cause when money is tight and
people are forced, to economize,
they always read the advertise
ments to ascertain who sells
the cheapest and where they
can tradd' to the best advantage.
Incendiary fires have been
very common in Canada',of late.
The city authorities of Montre
al arid Toronto have offered
standing tewards for tlio ap
prehension of any persons who
can be convicted of Betting
fires."
Another man: has provided
material for a funeral by show
ng hbvv5 Mr. Vallandigham
killed himself. This gentle
man's name is Capt' D. C.
S tankard; , and he kept a hotel
in Terro jlaute',' Ind. f n Illus
trating the incident whith led
to Mr. VaUandigbara's death
he discbarged. ti pistol in his
poeket( wounding himself fatally.
The. new blast , fuWqe, at
Col unibus,. made the first run
last Saturday.'
iTLe.-Greenfield, find S'ate
Mills Turnpike,' .in Rof-i coun
ty, is about co'mrtletecl.
An ol-qf.ladyGp years oif.e
in tf'ayctte county,' ,is cutting
her third set of teeth.'
Beef ia i sixteeth cents a ppuntf,'
aud. sjjmng .chijckjuisj. thirty,
cent a pair,' at Wilmington,'
N.O.
.; Athens county lias ,23 '.sur
vivors of .(he war of 1 81 2, vhrj'
have applied lor pension cn'dVr
the new daw,'
It is estimated tlat tltaii't x
miles of rail road will, be built .
in New, England each day for
the ueit two tn'onths.'
.he wheat crop' of sixteen
farmers in Liberty towu'-diip,.
Ross county averaged about
3$ bushel's to the acre.'
Cuyahoga! county,' it is paid.'
has a larger foreign ropula'tion
in proportion to its populatiorfV
than' any couu'ty ii'i' Ohio.'
, Iorty-eigb car-l6aiU" of
stock' were shipped from' Keifs
Stockyard," Columbus .h the'
17th inst.,. ior , the East by
Pan-Handle Road.'
taper is' nianVacturcif fro'ni
hop' viues at .Marseilles. France.
and is , said to bo strong, flexi
ble," white,' aud sc-ff," and pj'd'ctf
liked' in that region'.
t . , : i . , .- ,
John Reb'er; orjjancaste'i
arrived h'onie, from Europe jas't
Saturday. ( He purchased' tv
Clydesdale' stallionswhich will
arrive in a wceli: or two."
, The Col u mbus Bori'rd of & -ucation,
last week," elected ft.
C StephensAfl,' of .Ncnvallvj
Superiut'end.ent. of School at
a salary of $2,500 per year.
The Adams County,, Demo
crats ave nominated jesse El
lis for Kep'fesetativ.i.; Lynian
Stivers," lor SheniT Henry
Scott," for Treasurer;' and' j;
W. SMnri; to Clerk".
liQ . manufacture of drain
ing tile has' become quite A
busfriesV, in layette , county
and' establishments of this'ltiu'd
are in operation in riiany points
in that county.'
i j ' t , ii
The , Radicals of Atl i.etis
county have re-iiomiTiatect fjol.
N.' II. Yanyorhes for Repre
sentative. Gen.' Grosvenoi wai
the opposing ca'ndi'd'at'e,' diid
the contest was bitter1 iri' tlie
extreme.'
Mi s. Val'laiidighvni is .n'6W
in Maryland at' the rcdenqc
of li'eif brothei'-iii'-raw,' Dr. lie
Kai.' If cr mind is so sh'Ut
tcrcd by1 her recent; calamity
that she is scarcely, aware o'i:
the presence 6f her friends.'
The i fellow got ( lin office in
the, revenue service iii Ilhin,
under tli'e supposst'ion that his
name1 was Deiifc,' when it' as
Bent, has been' removed' iVim
impbster.
Thomas Lincoln known' its
"Tad." yourigeist sch
6i tlie
late President Lincoln! dicttat
Chicago oh Saturday," tne VtfUi,
aged eighteen y'carei.
' , r i i
The. investigation' niatle tjy
the Ku-klux commit'teej' .HC
Washington reveals the fact
that the greatest outr'agea ill
the Sout'h are comtniited tiy
carpet-baggers" And' negroes.'
'ft is ttie almost ti'tiiVersal
verdidt tli'at Grant," as" Presi
dent, , is ati' utter failuVe, yet
the ltadica. managers" propose
to use the rings' aiill combina
tions' of official pkkr'onage to
force' hith ipoh the dduntrr iof
anotber fotif year
The Kadical Statd blatform
condemns the policy of rrrantinay
subsidies. Of dubfio lands to
corpotfittons. Tet they also
endorse Grant, who Las signed
every land-grabbing bill pre
sented for his signature They
denounco tho wrong, but ap
plaud the wrong doer. .

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