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M' ARTHUR, -VHSflSS'-; &0UKTYOHIO, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 1873.
NUMBER 21.
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McARTHUR ENQUIRER
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'b. SU, 187.1.
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WoAirnu;, OHJO,
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to Ma cure and management In any ( uni ts of
itheCourt llouso, up sluirs,'
Vinton nun muoiniug couuuv. urriua in
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S. CLAYPOOLE.
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MoARTntlR, OHIO.
I'EOBKOUIINO ATTOKUKTOF VlNTON COCNTV
. Will praetloe In Koss, Vinton and adjoining
counties. "Alt legal hmilnu&i entrusted to his
care promptly attended to. ,
HOTELS.
JgOWEN HOUSE, . .
. (t'oriuoi'ly Sands House,)
' ZALESKI, OHIO.
,V ' EGBERT:BOWEN, Pkopkiktok.
., i Thla House, which Is convenient t the K. It.
i deixit, since uliauging pmpriotora, has been
. it thoroughly renovated ami tefiliniHlied, ami
. .., the present proprietor ollera to travelers and
iii ; Iboanlers the bvstaoeoininodations.
i. it i, iiooil Htableon tin premises.
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ttoeu MtiViing4il.LiiHa,ateil from ''top to hot-
..tm.'' , nm present proprietor onura to trait
lei' the bent aouoiaiuodatiou In clean anil
liuat Mtvli-. at low price, (.nine ami try It.
, Uood stabling, ami liorsiia will bu well cared
lor. C W, ltAMXHTT's "Jlus liue" start finm
this HousodaJly. at U. o'clock uonu, forth
Kailroad. .i W-aly
MERCHANTS' HOTEL.
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i I PORTSMOUTH, OHIQ.j
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Tills HoWl lain the most eonvanluiit part of
the pity on Front St., outwuvil IHi'Kl ami
JJttERlCAN HOTEL' . 4.,.',J I
C'ornor High and Btate 'His., nearly opposite
Ml a to House, ' I
OOLtrMBUS.OHIO
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Street ( ars puss tills M ami from all
1 Railroad Depots. ..I . . I
I SHAM HOUSE.
' UO.I.T, WOXAHAN . . - Pwpriobir.
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I Hit, and where ail trarelnra tm all tfala ran
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' thoroughly repaired, nalnUtd, Ac, ami Is now
In complete order fur the reception of guests.
Train atop ton minutes for meal. Xiirnii
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QRAWFORD HOUSE,
fjimai. Slilh anil W.lntil Blunl..
Ti l. OARKH A Ji T. Finnitlt, Proprletoni
J NO. MolHTYRI A J. II. C'ONlSKI.I.Y, ( IwkS,
.' Thla1 ' twins! baa'bean antiniiy' HefltUii mA
Remodeled, and is In allltoipacta I . ,
, , i in VIUgT-CLASA HOTElx ' I '
' ' Ai.f, Titt TjTTxritiRM of tsastnoiY,'1 taiilo
1 uriiassed by none In tli Went, Ampeni
.. Iiiaaant accommodations for travelers, (live
tit eatl. OAK liS A CO., l'roprlotora.
Dry Coods.
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WHOLKJULKDKAtlllJIN ' ' ' '
Dry O.bdsy Notions, Hosiery &c.
. 1 1 .U and m 9u(h High Htreet,
COLTJMISIJS, , OHIO,
C. M. Saoe, of lMcArtliur, li the traveling
agent for the above lioime, anil nil orilurt eu
truatod to him will roceive prompt nttuutioh.
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Selected Poetry.
Association.
BY EMILY. F. FORD.
Hlng mo that aonir no mora 1
My lout life 1 deplore;
I llottt along thu Hliore
'..Ot thn funlaiiilt ofiuonmry. : ,
1'lie Avild and ntd ret'raiu '
I'ulHea Willi bygone pain;
; My tt'iirs all down like rain, ',
My Ktrugnli'8 are all in vain,
I beat along the aileron of uiouiiiry.
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Thy wlnd-harp'a wailing siiell,
With tulet that roue anil fell, i .
II us borne nut ou ila swell
To the far lands of nieinory. .,
My eyes with team ara wet,
My heart until Idly fret,
, , 1 vox with vuln regret; .
All, might I once forget " '
The purple light on shores of memory 1
j ' Vor 1 can never land
Upon their golden strand,
w.-Nor step apou the ud . - .., ,
01 the fair landaol inoinory,
Kur mixta and fogs are met
Ami ragged rocks beset
Kaeli liai iinrof rogiet,
And sails are never set
Which il iid tiuilvery shores of inemory
Jun tiiilay,
"THE CLIFT OF THE ROCK."
BY. T. H.
, Out on one of (lie Western
Prairies the sky was dark and
heavy with snow. A fierce
wind was blowing and to all ap
pearances a severe storm was
brewing. In the siuis;, warm
kitchen of Farmer Meagher'j
house two children were seated
at breakfast. Their mother was
busy packing luncheon in two
little till pails.
" 'Pears to me, children, as
if an awful storm was coming,"
said she: "I'd rather you didn't
go to school to-day. What do
you think?"
"Oh, mother, do let us go.
Why I wouldn't miss for any
thing. I've been head of my
class now for nearly , (wo
weeks.'',,. ;
Patty slipped off her chair
in her earnestness and looked
up with pleading, wistful eyes.
Little Moses, not quite seven
years old chimed in too, with
Please let Mose go "
"Well it don't look as though
wed have much of a 6torm
after all. Now, Fillet you go,
only promise children you
must stay in school till father
comes with the sleigh if it snows
much. And I'll put in an extra
turnover for Mono, Patty, he's
always so hungry."
Patty, was willing enough
that her darling little brother
should have an extra share of
luncheon, and .gathering up
heir;pails and books the , two
children set oil , for the school
house, 'abou't two miles distant,
yfielr mothor stood H the door
way 'to 'see them,, anil called
Patty back to give her an ex
tra shawl and a warm comfort
er to tie over little Mose,' ears.
It wfts well she. did too, for the
cold was intense, Patty's nose
was blue and her ; teeth chat
tered as 'she lifted the latch; of
the schoolhouse door, About
two dozen children were hud
dled around. pfoyo, and Miss
Green, the teacher, was stamp
ing her little feet to keep them
warm. ' ; - 1 ;; ; " j
' They all exclaimed upon see
ing the little Meaghers, jfor
their ' house was the farthest
from the school. 1 ' !
. 1 About noon it grp w darlier
and a iew flakes of snow began
to fall. Miss Green shut up the
open sjjeller and told tha ch ild
roa to put on f,)eir v'rapsl and
run home.- - .J
'"'Itis going - to be-'a ; Sfvore
stonii)". said sh'e and yoij !iad
all better- get home-" before it
fairly ; ; -
'" 'TE'atly fejtloiiUifiij ntmi$ go;
in. ; promised mother; Miss
Green,' if it snowed, wa(t for,
father to ooiilO 1U the sleigh.
' "Well, but I arri going, : nd
levant to Jock Dp the, aoh'ool-house-7-it!s
. not .far, Patty, imd
the wind U 'wltli "you." j;;
v f' pleaso yyrjte that ou a piece
of paper, for mother, booausrj I
promised -lier," answered ithb
obedient child, i n m ,
I''Mis's' Grbe'n ! sniiled, but ! did
ai Patty had asked ' her, ' iud
wrapping Jiltla iMoBe up well,
the two childrcu sot off alone. '
Their ilclioolitiates.'.. ali-'i wlont i
thoY other way, . Farmer Mea
ghers' house being .built qjiito
by itself in a dilTureut direction
from thu i .village's'' - " " I '"'.
The wind was with thein, and
although it was very cold, still
they were so warmly clad that
the v did no'tfeeT :W-' ;.i
' After they had gone about
a mile, the wind, which had
been gradually hitting, met
them right in 4 their faces, and
the snow-flakes came faster and
thijckery completQly blinding the
two 'children. j
1 " You here'' have no ida , of
a severe snowstorm on! the
Western . Plains, dear children.
Imagine a man throwirig white
sand in your face, never stop
ping, while a wild blast blows
you violently1 and' an icy chill
pervades your being, and that
will give you but a poor picture
of a Western snowstorm
". The snow stung Moses' face,
so Patty wound the extra com
forter over his face and around
his head. ,.;'...
" But I can't see', Patty," ob
jected the little fellow. .
u Hold on . to me . Moses, I'll
lead you." 1
Leading, her 'little brother,
the brave girl struggled on,
panting for breath and growing
more exhausted with each step.
The snow; was ; already almost
to her knees, and it was grow.
ing thicker every moment. At
last, with a gasping sigh, "she
sank upon the snow, crying
" Oh jIose, what shall we do ?
I can't go any farther, and I
have lost my way, and so she,
had. Blinded by the fast fall
ing siiowflakes and the gather
ing darkness of t the obscured
air, mislec by the appearance
of even familiar objects,' dis
guised by thojr snowy garb, she
had wandered ; from the road,
leading little Mose with her.
Mose tried to comfort ' her.
"Don't cry Patty. We'll find
our way, or maybe father will
come along In the sleigh.". . ' '
Patty did not answer, '
Sho was older than Mose, and
knew well the awful danger of
being lust on the plains in a
snowstorm, She remembered
her father telling about some
men who were frozen to death a
short time before, and even she
could recollect one of their own
farm hands who had died from
exposure to just such a storm.
So there she sat crying until
poor little Mose became fright
ened and joined- his voice to
hers. That quieted Patty. She
resolved to try and save Mose
anyway.
" Do let's go on Patty. We're
getting snowed n aj)(J am
getting so cold." ' ;
; The poor, little boy's , teeth
chattered so that he could hard
ly speak. ' Patty got up, shak
ing the snow from her garments
and wrapped the shawl around
Mose,' which ' her tnother had
put ojer Jier sacque that .morn
ing' ", ;r-'.
. ." Mose, list en , to mo. '. ' We
are lost on the prairie. It is
snowing hard and father 'may
not find us until we Patty
choked. She couldn't say fro
zen, so she went on ' -
, " Only God can save us Mose,
dear. Let's kneel . down right
here and ask him to take care
of -us.' i Together tlje ' children
knelt, and with quivering sobs,
and gasping breath,' asked God
to take care of them ; and He;
who loves little children, lieard
that feeble cry for1 help out pri
the desolate prairie ; hcar4 it
ab.oye the wild, fierce stormj and
sent his angel tQguidp their fail;
ing steps to a place of refuge.
v Staggering forward all ! at
once they ran against what
Mose took to be a greats Inow
bank. ' But keener Patty saw
that it was too .high for that.'
"Mose, Mose," cried 6ho ex-
citedlyj " I verily believe it. is a
stack, Noiy l we can only get
in." , With their, honmiibed fin
gers the little; wanderors, brush
off the snow .and toar ; out the
warn dry Jiay; until they make
a1 holO large ..enough to oruop in.
Then Patty carefully crawls in
to the warm nest; and pulls lit
tlo.Moso afl,er her.", Such "a ire
lief to be oat Of ' that blinding,
stinging sttow;, and, fo fool life
and heat begin to weep, through
their chilled veins -once more. :
. -J Patty it's most as wa,nu as
fire in horc." ' 'A -.V
T 'jr . i ,
i ;" Yes, Mosd, buk 0 ho glad
1 am to got in." r" ! "
: Patty, ft avvfid ' dark';-,f)'o
you tliinlc lather' willever find
us. i ' ' '
..,.H',' I ij tf
s .Let's1 $sk God Kgaiji, Moso,
and thank him for, bringing u
to this' nicyarni. haystack",;!
pet
tions ascend to the Throne of
Grace,' and then," huddled close
together, the tired wanderers
fell asleep. !. r". '. ...
a a .- i... it t ,
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Home ; in the '' snug warm
kitchen ; the busy house mother
at her iaily tasks, is. aroused
by the gathering darkness so
early in tfie day. rAlready jthe
snow falls thickly, and'she goes
to the' door and blows the conch
shell which . will bring the i far
mer in. " Husband, it: is be
ginning to- storui a Won't you
hitch up and go for the child
ren ?" ; The farmer looks at his
watch. ' " Too early yet. Be
' 3 . il
siaes one oi.tnecows is very
sick, ray best one, and I want
to stay witn . ner. i ll. send
Isaac by two o'clock." '.,
, " All right. Patty promised
me they'd stay until you came
for them if, it snowed."" And
back she goes singing to ' her
tasks, hinging that '., sweet
hymn:
" My faith looks up to thee,"
, Ah ! little does she think how
that faith will, be tried in the
next twenty-four hours I '
: About one o'clock the storm
rages so fiercely that the farmer
resolves to go for the children
whether .the cow dies-or not.
So putting plenty of buffalo
robes in the sleigh he drives
a.vay after tho two, who even
now; are fighting the, driving
storm. "
Two o'clock, three o'clock,
four o'clock, and they do too
come 1 Mrs. Meagher has anx
iously looked from the door at
least ; twenty times? within j'tlie
last hour. At length she hears
the wcJcQiqe .sound "of the bells
as" the sleigh" drives' into the
back yard, tmd ); a few irin
utes a figure covered with snow
and1 icicles, grasps her by the
wrist, and . in a hoarse, rough
Voice, asks! ' . "
Aro the children at home??
"John I what can you mean?
No 1 Tell me 1 'are they hot
with , you?"r gasps she' in brok
en 'sentences.' With' a ; gr6an
her husband sinks into a cllalr
and buries his face in his hands.
They are lost. They were
gone over an hour when I got
to tha school-house, and there
isiio'-trace' of' thenv bri the
road." , '
Witl a sharp cry of agony
tho niother fftlls,on: her. kaoes
besidp the.-wefplng father, and
for a few minutes there is i
lence, broken only, by the 1ud
ticking clock,- and the'6torin
as it. mockiqgly, heats 'against
ine winuow.pane.
llien John
iueagner rules
and. - buttons , his - coat
tigh
around him.-
t-' "; i miiet gel all 'the farnvn ail
and eargh the plains," he says,
aitiiougii no man better knows
tlie'uselessuess of such a tac.
t From the "window his i rife
watches, th, em gq, qr& then fills
on her ', knees, praying God; to
protect her darlings. Even then
they are calmly, sleeping ujder
the shelter of the haystacfl in
ono oi their tathera' fields.' But
the anxious parents do nqt kndw
Ulhn.l 4. :l,i. lti.il.
iim uch nil utUk WO JllulU
band returned - half frozen add
exhausted "after,1 & ' fruittefea
search, tJio children, are given
up-;for deitd. .;. " ' ;,; ,
'i " J?atty Pin so hungry." j
:' - Where's yoijr pail, Mcisq t
I lost mine, m the snow" when
we knelt down." X'.'i '. I.'v ;
.. "Why,'heroIt Isl and I didn't
eat my turnover because, moth
er put in1 two. .'. Won't you have
half; Tatty n. - i 'v, ,k- :i
"" No, Mose. ;i Eat it all voiir-
self. '. It's none' too big.",; Apd
generous, hungry '.Patty 'turns
away from the tempting raorsel
offered ; her.; ,;.Thq' pold :,'sharp
air. now begins io 1 penetrate
their hiding place through he
hole, which .had adraittod theii.
The snow has nearly, covered it
up, and Mow begins, tq crv af
ter he; has, .oaten' his ,; pie,;; bo
causo he has no; more, and. it is
' 'si '" ' ! h .
ho dark,' and ho wants mother,
-Brave Patty, though she' feels
like crying herself, draws him
cioso to nor aijq ejja fairy tales
until he drops off to sleep again.
nut' ratty cannot , sleep, . She
rt peats' to;' herself all the many
txthe;;ha9!w learned at, Sim-
i-z vow jjcriong ratty, ior
i t lOiiceim'Oi the1 childish' octi-
day school and then says, " our
i' ather oli, if , morning would
only come 1 If father would oii
ly come !" .'',',',;!'.., f
. At last Mose wakes half be
numbed with cold. To , quiet
him and to rally her own flag
ging spirits, Patty begins to
sing one of their own Sunday
school hymns. While they are
singing, something very . black
aud shaggy pokes its head into
the hole. Mose cries out for
fear, but Patty knows it is a dog
and that assistance .must be
near. She feobly calls for help,
and then she hears the dog baric
ing as it runs away. , Soon her
cry is answered, foran ; arm
reaches down through the snow
L'hd draws first Mose, then Pat-
iy out oi iiieir reiuge.
' "' Bless me sowl! by all the
saints and holy powers, how
came yez here ? he . exclaims,
" Yer father thinks ye be froze,
and'wer'e huntiu' all the blis-
sid,night after yez.'V ',.
J ratty s teeth chattered too
ch to speak, and Mose only
1' 1 rt j l i j 1 1 i
cries, so lining tiienme ooy in
hiij arms they start for home,
which . can plainly be seen in
the early dawn.
r It's me dog that's the foine
baste, continues the Irishman,
" He knowed what we was look-
in jfor, and he it is that found
yez. Wasn't it Rover, me
boy ?" The black, shaggy dog
leaps about uttering sharp barks
of joy as if he knew all about
ltj. iiever uiq royal guest re
ceive more cordial welcome
than the plain uncouth Irishman
who brings back the sunshine
which faded yesterday, forever,
as. they , thought, from their
home. '
" , Who can describe that scene
where Mose, clasped in his
mother s arms, and Patty ou
her fathers' knee, relate their
story. Pat stands wonderingly
by waiting for his share of the
warm breakfast which is being
prepared.
And who told yez to
get
into tne stack r asks ne ; on
ly for-that yez would be froze
stiff and stark.
" We asked God to take care
of us," says Patty " and then
he sent us right up against the
hay-stack, and I remember
father telling about a man who
got in one and kept from freez
ing" "Let us thank God for his
watchful care," says the father,
and all the family kneel while
in ' earnest, broken words he,
thanks the Heavenly Father
who has preserved the children
from death, ;
Let this be our lesson from
the story of Patty and Mose,
to trust our Heavenly ' Father
more, and to' ask. believing in
faith, that we shall receive.
Detection " of Organic , Mat
ter IN THE ATMOSPHERE. Mr.
A. H. Smee, oloses'a, glass fun
nel by drawing out its neck to
a fine point, places it in a stand,
and fills it with ice. lie allows
the aqueous" vapor that conden
ses from the atmqsphere on the
outside to drop intq a vessel,
and measures the quantity thus
accumulated in a given time
and determines the ammonia
by Q.ne'qf the usual methods.
By this means,, called "distilla
tions by cqldj" substances that
are decomposed by high tem
perature can be condensed. The
perfume of flowers, for exam
ple, can bo distilled by placing
them under a bell-jar with a
funneL
Locality of .the Material of
Chinese Porcelain. The local
ity of the material employed in
China for nearly three thousand
years in tno manuiacture oil
"it a i rt
porcelain, , has been found by
Kichthofen to occur east of
Lake Poyan, in the direction of
Honsrtchow. It is a stone of
the . hardness of . feldspar, of
green color, andjaspery appear
ance, stratified botween clay
state. , It is converted into a
fine pqwdqr by ponuding, the
finer portions being repeatedly
separated and molded intq
small ; bricks. The, . Chinese
recognize,.. two sorts of i the
crushed material, almost iden
tical in appearance. The region
abounds in most luxuriant veg
etation, including azaleas, rho
dodendrons, &o. '
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I Turku new i Councils were
chartered, last week, in North
Carolina. 1
Is Intoxication On The Increase.
"It is said that during' the
last year convictions for drunk
enness before the police magis
trates throughout the conutry
have increased enormously.
It is said that, while' visible
drunkenness has manifestly in
creased among the upper class
es of the community, intoxica
tion that is, poisoning of the
whole system by alcohol is i a
growing not a declining evil.
It is said that the habits of our
life, in these busy, rapid days,
throw men, and' women too in
the, 'middle and upper classes
of society, on the help of sum.
triants, through the sheer diffi
culty of getting through the
day with a fair amount of ease
without them. And it is said
further that doctors, whose
practice lie mainly among the
fashionable ten thousand, take
the very gravest views .of. the
physical and moral deteriora
tion which results' from it, and
which must in time bear the
saddest fruit to the community
at large. As to some of these
allegations, we are left to guess
at their truth. The police con
victions are recorded and pub-
11 I 11 i T
nsneu by authority. It ap
pears that an increase of forty
per cent can be traced, as com
pared with the average of last
ten years. This is a serious
fact no doubt ; but the signifi
cance of it is somewhat modifi
ed by the consideration that the
police are keener now in look
ing after, the drunkards and
locking them up than they
we're some years ago. The at
tention which has been directed
to the temperance question has
affected all classes of society,
those who have least sympathy
with the principles and plans
of the temperance advocates,
cannot help catching from them
a certain infection. Magis
trates on the bench police com
missioners and police officers,
and all who have to do With
the morals and. manners of the
community, have their eye fix
ed on the demoralization which
results from drink ; and the ap
prehensions as well as convic
tions will probably bear a much
larger proportion to the number
of habitual drunkards than was
the case ten years ago. Still
there is reason to fear that the
vicious habit is on the increase;
not iu its grosser forms proba
bly, but in forms more subtle
and dangerous. The excise re
turns speak for the increased
consumption. It would be too
much to hope that the excess
is, on the whole, consumed in a
moderate and reasonable way.
But the gravest part of the mat
ter : is, in or judgement, the
way. in which, though i through
the faculties offered by railway
bars and wine shops, the con
sumption'of strong" stimulants
is increasing among young men,
at times and under circumstan
ces when they do the greatest
possible amount of harm. The
glass or two of sherry which
young men are constantly tak
ing in the midst of the excite
ment of business and on an
empty stomach do an amount
of harm to their system of
which they little dream, and
form the habit of dependence
on stimulants which in a few
years bids fair to restore the
old drinking vices of the com
munity. Most earnestly would
we urge our young men to con
sider that they art) simply pois
oning slowly their young blood
and laying up for themselves a
premature and ghastly deoay.
It is a point to which the atten
tion of those who can bring in
fluence to bear on the young
needs to be pointedly and., con
stantly xlrawn. We have been
want to boast of our advantage
on the gross . customs of "our
forefathers: . we need earnest
vigilance and firm self-controll,
lest the old enemy, in more
dangerous guise, should make
us again as a nation his prey."
English Independent. ' 1 : ; 1
The King of Slam has estab
lished two fine schools : under
English ' masters, at Bangkok.
They are intended for tho edu
cation of young Siamese nobles.
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TV;-
The Rev.' Charles Kincslev.
has been appointed to a canon
ry in Westminster. He is al
ready canon of Chester and one
ot the Queen's Chaplain s. ;
The last Arctic Expedition.
Death Cantain Hall and Loss of the
Polaris.
1 1 News , lias been received of the
failure of tho last Arctic Expidi
tioii, which went out in 1871, the
steamship Polaris, in command of
Captain Hall. The . Polaris left
Washington Juno 9, 1871, proceed
ing toward New York. Tho pas
sage was accomplished in Bixty-two
hours, are on an average of seven
knots per hour, under steam alone.
At 7 P. M. on June 28, 1871, the
Polaris left the Brooklyn Navy
Yard and steamed up Long Island
Sound to New London, Conn.,
where she remained two days.
Thence she proceeded to St. Johns.
New Foundland, where sho arrived
on July 13. Cant 'Hall and his
staff were received by the Governor
and other officials, and attended a
banquet given in Ins honor. On
July 31, according to dispatchea to
the Navy Department, the Polaris
arrived at Holsteinberg, Greenland
where sho found the bweedish ex-
pidition, under tho command of F.
W. Van Otter, which was then on
the homeward voyage from Disco
and Upernavik, Van Otter re
ported the Arctic navigation as ex
ceptionally good. While at this
port a dispute as to the special ob
ject of the expidition arose between
Captain Hall and the scientists,
which was, however, quelled by tho
interposition and determination of
Captain Davenport, commanding
tho store ship which had speedily
arrived. On August the 17 the
Polaris left Holsteinberg, on her
way to the Pole. In April 1872, in
telligence was received by way of
JNew Uoundlaud to the effect that
the vessel had put back to Green
land In February, through stress of
weather, and for the purpose of ob
taining supplies. Captain Tyson,
who was one of a second party, re
ports having reached north latitude
82 deg., 19.; he roached winter
quarters in September, 1871, in
latitude 81 deg., 3.8., longitude
Gl deg., 41. Captain Hall died of
apoplexy on the 8th of October.
1871, and was buried half a mile
southeast of the ship's winter quart
ers. They sailed across Kanes's
Polar Sea, which is said to bo a
strait about 14 miles wide, with
the appearance of open water north.
They left their winter qnartars on
Aug. 12, 1872; got ou becm ends
on the 15th of tho same month;
thence drove south to 77 deg. 35
mininthe ship, when, owuur to
the heavy preasuro of the ice, the
vessel was' tnrown up, and while
landing " stores, &c., the vessel
broke away from her moorings,
with apart of tho crew . and drifted
away south. ...
Tho vessel was last seen, under
steam and canvas, making for a
harbor on tho oast side of Northum
berland Island. Tho Polaris is
without boats. Of tho two landed
on ice with Captain Tyson, one
was was burned to make water for
the crew, and the other is now in
Bay Roberts. Tho orew lost the
vessel on the 15th of October, 1872,
and were picked up last April by
tho Tigress, in latitude 53 deg. 30
min., having been 197 days on the
ice. JNo lives wcro lost. When
last on board sho made more water
than during the past winter and
inn, out Had received heavy inju
ries to her stern, Causing her to
leak badly. Tho names of the crew
saved are Captain Tyson, Fred.
Meyer, John Heron, W. C. Kruger,
Fred, Anthony, Gustovus, the Es
quimaux Joe, Hannah and child,
Hans iJhristian of Dr. Kane s ex
pedition, wifo, and four children,
tho VQiimrest onlv eicht months
old. The Polaris is iu. charge of
Captain Buddington. The rescued
have livod on a few ounces dally,
and latterly ou raw seals, eating
skins, entrails, and all, for tho past
two months, and are all in fairly
good health. Captain Tyson docs
not expect tho Polaris will get clear
before July, if in condition to oome
home. There were fourteen left on
board, with plenty of provisions If
tne vessel bo not tit to come home,
they can easily construct boats for
their safety,
BEECHER SCANDAL.
The Beechcr-Tilton scandal
continues to break out, and
every time a new place. There
in is an abyssof dirt somewhere
in connection with it, that .will
some day be probed. We are
not euro at whoso door the filth
will be found finally, but ulti
mately, that neither noise ' nor
reticence will be a.ble longer to
divert the righteous . verdict of
the people. All we ask is that
the guilty party be exposed,
that wheji rotribution comes it
find tho . transgressor. And it
will, even though for a season
it be baffled by bravado on the
one hand, or a.r "dignified si
lence" on the other hand.
., .. . . .'.'n . . ,. ,
Da. Angus made a speech in
Sheffield lately, in which he in
directly hits pretty severely the
KeviBors of , tho . Bible. Ho
thinks "that if they continue to
devote forty days a year to the
Mork, they may finish tho New
Testament in seven years, and
the Old Testament in twelve
years, , . , ,
God's eternal stars shine out
as coon as it is dark enough.
Carlyle.
Streaks of Cincinnati Fun.
[From the Cincinnati Enquirer.]
' The Democratic and; Liberal
State Convention. I will be t held
at Columbus, Wednesday,. Aug.
6th. Fun. ' , - ' ,
' IIoN. Lewis D. Campbell
was yesterday . chosen Vice
President of the Constitutional
Convention.' ' This gratifies, us,
because it restores the equili
brium.""" '"' ' ;',.' ..
The New Jersey delegation
in Congress threaten to 1 make
Gen. Van Buren, late Commis
sioner to the Vienna Exposition,
Governor of that Stete. Well,
the way things are done noW-a-days,
he would seem to be1 iu
the iine of promotion. 'We re
ward those who do the mo to
scandalize us.
It is the opinion of Noyes
that because Ohio is a Repub
lican State it should, be repre
sented in the' United- States
Senate , by Republicans . only.
Thus there are 2G0,000 Repub
licens and 245,000 Democratic
votes. The former should have
both Senators, and the laHer
none. This is Noyes' idea of
equity. - ;
It was remarked by -'our
Governor Noyes that "it has
passed into a habit for the
Democrats to rejoice before
elections and the Republicans
afterwards." Yes, there ., has
been a rude suspicion ,,i that
most of the Republican victories
are won after the election af
ter the votes are put into the
box. This may count for 'the
little phenomenon to which- at
tention is called. j ';;. .'j
The Republicans of Ohio ' re
gard the increase of pay oi Con
gressmen as unwise. ! The - in
crease of Presidential salary
was doubtless indiscreet, ' but
they don't say so.
Alphonso Hart, the Republi
can nominee' far Lieutenant
Governor, hails from Portage
county. So does Wilson, the
nominee for Comptroller. Port
age seems to be growing i im
portance. ;.'
Noyes says that the moral
sentiment of the Republican
party is so sensitive that he
has been fearful at times that in
condemning - corruption great
personal 1 injustice would be
involved. - -
A man had committed mur
der, was tried, found truilty, and
condemned to be. hanged. ' A
few days before his execution
he drew upon tho walld 'of. his
prison a gallows with five steps
1 i ii 1 r i
leaoingupto it. un tne lirst
step he wrote, Disobedience., io
Parents. On tho second 'step,
Sdblath BxeaJcingi. On. j .llhjird
step, Gquthlingjim Drunkcmim.
On the1 fourth. 1 Murder.' ', The
fifth step was ' the ' platform '! on
which the gallows stood.; ,,. j
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False Economy. Congress
repealed the franking privilege
thereby saving a few , thousand
dollars for the Postoffice De
partment, which: .is already
self-sustaining, and increased
the salaries of members, taking,
contrary to the Constitution,
millions of dollars from ! the
publio treasury. This- is - a
specimen of the virtue of the
late Congres.
saHaBSBHaaaBsaa ; , I
The English Methodist Press
is monrning over the fact that
although the body is rich and
powerful, with 1,400 traveling
ministers, 11,000 local preach
ers, and 300,000 members,' the
Church is visibly declining, and
has been losing in point of num
bers for the past two years. 1
The Friends of Jfompcance is
tho largost Tempeaanco , organ
ization in Louisania.
The State Council Frienda of"
Temperance, have been in ses
sion this week at Staunton. i;
Ellsworth, Kansas. iiroiKiRo
to distribute 5100,000 IVxns cat
tlo this year. .. . :'.
i The fanners complain of
month's , continued drough, in
Central Texas. ,
A state Council was organ
ized last week, South Carolina.
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In MisMKttippi, tins Friend
are going head.

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