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J 1: W.BOWEN, I I Pabllibar and Proprietor.-) M'AIiTttUR, VINTON COUNTY, OHIO: WEDNESDAY, MAftCrT 8, M; 7 VJWj" ,111111 ' IK- nir '"' ' ' "' '': ' ' ' ' - ; " : A BEAUTIFUL PREMIUM ! for the Subscribers of m Fine lithograph Portrait " OF Mom. IPfowmmi ! At considerable ojtponso wo have contracted for 1,100 Large Lithograph iW traits! (Siss 111 18 inches!) Of our ostoemod If. 3. Senator, lion. Allin G. TauasiAtf, to bo mado to our ordef from a fine Photograph furnished by lion. J. II. ItitkAM, Ed itor of the Cliillicotk Advertiser, iivfti will bo making a very Handsome Ornament for which wo will present to Every 01J & New Siitarita id tie Democratic Enquirer, tl March 15, 71, On lite following conditions'. Each otto of onr subscribers in arrears and a year s subscription in advance, will bo entitled to tne Portrait. l5ach of ottr subscribers who have paid ono year In advance, from Jan; 18, 1871, (commencement ot Vol. ISnch subscriber who has paid less ii.. -i i -'11 uie lime aireauy pain, win uo euuwuu w me x urutui;. Kach new subscriber paying ono year rortrait. Each person sending ua a now subscriber, with cash in advanco, will bo onuttlod to a copy ot the i'ortrait Tho Torms of Subscription, whothor at Club Rates or otherwise, are Well known to all our present subscribors.J Tho Democracy of Vinton and adjoining counties yea, oven men of all parties bow have a good opportunity to obtain a nice Picturo for farlor Ornament, of the most popular man in America nt tho present time tho rising man not only of the Domocratio party but of tho coun try a man whoso numo and framo is national, and whoso cottrso in the U. S. Sonato has won for him tho profound regard of ovcry honest man throughout this broad land, and tho Iovo of tho Democracy of Ohio. His namo has been canvassed throughout tho Union in connection with tho Presidency, and is now floating at tho pers in the country. In Vinton and warm friends who havo know him consider this ono of tho bost presents Lot all our subscribers and thoso and other counties, avail themselves trait. Begin tho work nowl Remember tho time runs only to March 151 It is our purpose t pnrchato a now press and greatly improvo tho Democratic Enquirer, and wo havo tako tho way to not only incroaso the nlroady largo subscription list but to lira (he Parlor or Library. who will pay tip his indebtedness o,; will Do entitlou to tho Portrait. than a year and will pay a year from 1 1. - T"i ... ii in advance, will bo entitled to the , . tor oacn now subscriber sent us. mast head of many influential pa adjoining counties ho has many from boyhood, who certainly will we can offer thorn. who aro not subscribers. In Vinton ot this opportunity to sccuro a Por raiso tho sufficient moans that will bo required to aid us in the undertaking. J. W. 20 WEN. The unpopularity of Queen Victoria in England is an old story. , Why it is, can not be made bo plain. But it cer tainly is ana has been any time these eight or ten years. The Queen has shown herself a most circumspect sovereign and vir tuous woman. But she has failed somehow to satisfy the demands of her subjects, and the disfavor with which she is regarded is not confined to a party. ' A man in Cairo, 111., after witnessing the performance of a tight-rope artist, said it was easy enough to walk a rope if a man had the nerve, lie said he had the nerve, so he fast ened a. clothes-line .from the top of tho barn to the chimney of the house, took a hoe handle to balance himself, and started. It wasn't forty-eight Lours after that before the family out riding in carriages, dressed in mourning. Gen. Magruder, the distin guished confederate General, who delivered a lecture ifl this city about two years ago, died recently in Texas, lie was a gallant soldier, an accomplished gentleman, and his death will be mourned by many friends in all sections of the country.' Toasts and Sentiments. May the honest heart never tnow distress. May care ever be a stranger wnere virtue resides. 1 May hemp bind all those whom honor cannot. May our prudence Becure us friends, but enable us to live without their assistance. Mav sentiment never bo eac rificed by the tongue of deceit May our happiness be sin cere, and our joys lasting. May the smiles of conjugal felicity compensate the frowns of fortune. May the tear of sensibility never cease to flow. May the ? oad of preferment be found by none but those who deserve it. May the liberal hand find free access to the purse of plen- May the impulse of gener osity never bo checked by the power of necessity. May we always forget when we forgive an injury. May the feeling heart possess the fortune the miser abuses. May we draw upon content for the deficiencies of fortune. May hope bo thy physician when calamity is the disease, ATav thft ftinrrln Vin imil tfie married happy, f l)e (Shinnim. J. V. BOWEH, Editor. 31' Arthur, March 8, 1371. Organization of the Gallipolis, McArthur and Columbus Railroad Company. TAYLOR HOUSE, PORTSMOUH, O., Feb. 23d, 1871. According to notico of the Incor porators, of Feb. 14th, 1871, the Directors of the Gallipalis, McAr thur & Columbus Railroad met at this place. Present, !W!m. Latlg lcyf ltouheu Aleshire, Wm. Shobcr, Wm, It. Eagle, It. 8. Buudy, T. B. Davis and J. J. Culbertson, being all tho directors elocted, and all proBont, thereupon the oath of office whs administered to each of the above Directors by Robert N. Spry, a Notary Public of which, the fol lowing is a copy : THE STATE OF OHIO, SCIOTO COUNTY, S. S. ied. a No- ' Beforo me, the undersigned tary Public of said State, ih and for said County of Scioto, personally came w. u. imngiey, lleuben Ale shire, William Shober, W H. Eagle, H. S. Bundy, T. B. DaVlB and J. J. Culbertson, and made oath in due form ot Jaw, that they would each faithfully discharge the duties of a Director of the Gallipolis, McArthur and Columbus Railroad Company according to law. signed. WM. H. LANGLEY, REUBEN ALESHIRE, WILLIAM SHOBER, WM. H. EAGLE, H. S. BUNDY, T. B. DAVIS, JOHN J. CULBERTSON. . Sworn to before me and signed in my. presence this 23d day of Feb., 1871. JOHN J. CULBERTSON. ROBERT N. SPRY, Notary Public, Scioto Co. 1 On motion H. S. Bundy was ap pointed Chairman and Wm. Shober Socretary. The Directors then pro ceeded to the election of a Presi dent by ballot; 1st Ballot, H. S. Bundy recoivod 4 votes, Wm. H. Langley 3. H. 8. Bundy declined to serve, and tborcupon u second ballot was taken with the following result! W. H. Langley received 6 votes, Wm. Shobcr 1 vote, resulting in the election of W. II. Langley for Pres ident. On motion It was resolved to eloct a Vico President and H. S. Bundy received 4 votes, J. J. Cul bertson 1 voto, T. B. Davis 1 vote, resulting in the election of II. S. Bundy for Vico President. . E. Doleiombo was elected Treas urer for tho Company by a unani mous voto, also Wm. Shobcr was olectod Secretary for the Company by a unanimous vote. Resolved, That the President, W. II. Langley, and T. B. Davis, con- tinuo to secure subscriptions to the capital stock of the Gallipolis, Mc Arthur & Columbus Railroad Com pany as heretofore. Carried. " It is furthor ordered that the President procure a competent en gineer to make the preliminary surveys and probable estimates for the Road. On motion tho Board of Directors adjourned to meet subject to the call of the President and Secretary. Notary Public, Scioto Co. H. S. BUNDY, Chr'm. WM. SHOBER, Sec'y. Louisville has a new Demo cratic journal called the Louis ville Daily Ledger, which is sues its seventh number to-day. The Ledger is very handsome ly printed, neatly made up, and evidently conducted with ability. The new paper is supposed to have been estab lished especially to rival the Courier-Journal, but we observe that the latter kindly welcomes the Ledger to the journalistic circle ot Louisville. "A soft answer turneth away wrath." Young men who go to see young ladies have adopted a novel method of obtaining kisses. They assert on the au thority of scientific writers, that the concussion produced by a kiss will cause the flame of a gas jet to flicker, and 1 .1 'A. J 1 A- easuy inauce mo uamBci 10 ex periment in the interest of sci- ence lne nrsi kiss or two tne parties Watch the flame to see it flicker, but soon become so interested in the experiment as to let it it flicker if it wants to. A Man Drowned While Being Baptized. A few weeks - since Dr. A. P.Pownall, of Sand Hill, Ky., after; a brief courtship Vfriis married to Miss Mary J. Wil son. Shortly after his marriage Dr; Powtiall united with the Christian Church, and Sunday last was appointed as the dav of his baptism, having, reques ted bis pastor, Kev; J. 13. JUough to perform the rite. At the appointed hour a large number of persons had assembled on the banks of Urooked , Creek, the place chosen for the immersion. After -singing and prayer the Rev. Mr. Hough entered' the water, leading; the Doctor. They were obliged to proceed some distance rrom tne snore l order to-reach a sufficient depth, but suddenly both were seen to go down. J. hey soon arose to the surface, and the minister regained the bank: but the Doctor being unable to swim, was eweptby the current under a flood-gate only $ short distance below. Eyery exer tion was made to save. him, but in vain. , Ihe .body was soon after found and Ibrpught , to shore' amid the 'most heart rending screams from Us younsr wife and friends. Everything possible was done to resuscitate the Doctor, but alas I the vital spark had flown . Artesian Wells. Ah artesian well isv simply a boring made down throueh different strata' of tho surface of the earth, to reach water of a desired quality, which by hv drostatic pressure reaches th surface and will overflow, or even gush out, with a force proportional to the diflfeaence of level of the different parts of the water-bearing strata. The water from- the well, bored "at Grenelle, Paris, 1,900 feet, or a third of a mile in depth, rises eigniy ieei aDove tne surrace. rri . ..Ml l .1. i.. ine yieiu irom mat well is ninety cubic feet per minute, and the temperature of the wa ter is 92" Fahrenheit. The deepest artesian well that has ever been bored 13 at St. Louis, 3,881 feet, or nearly two-thirds of a mile deep. It was a fail ure, however, as the water ob tamed would not rise to the surface. In Algiers and Ara bia they have been bored with great success, and under an enlightened government, might render habitable no small por- uon or tnese aria wastes ; and possibly a series of artesian wells might diminish the per ils of the passage of the Great Sahara. We have mentioned in a for mer article that an artesian well of salt . water has been bored with success at Lincoln, the capital of Nebraska. Ar tesian wells have ako been sunk for the purpose of obtain ing warm water. It is well as certained, that in the interior of our earth there 13 a source of. heat. which may be reached by deep artesian borings, so as to bring warm water to the surface. Thns Von Bruck mann, of Wurtemburg, heated a paper factory at Heilbronn, by water from a deep artesian wen; and by the same means prevented the freezing of the water la winter around the wheels of the mills. The contesting of seats in the House of Representatives, has been brisk during tho present Congress. Mr. Dawes says that this class of contestants have received $78,000, during the Congress in . question, and be sides that another expense of $28,000 has been incurred in connection with these cases. Is there any better business tfmn this ? Why don't all the bummers turn carpet baggers i go down South, run' independ ently for Congress, and then "contest" the seats of the win ning parties ' tfhey ttre sure to make a handsome pile, and have nothing to lose. A Sensible Juror. ! On a late trial before' the Superior Court of New York city, after the Judge had charg ed the Jury, and considerable time had been spent in trying to get His Honor to Charge this and not to charge that, and the merits of the case getting into confusion worse Coiiiounded; a juryman could stand it no lon ger. f4I protest' he called out to the Judge, 'against this sort of talking. It is only bewild ering the jury, and if . kept up will get us-in such a muddle that we. won't know . anything about thecaaej'ti . ,:; . ; ' There is a remarkable con trast just now between the cit ies ' of Berlin and Paris. The former is iii a.fever of peace ex citement: in the language of the cable, the streets are crowd ed, houBes decorated with, flags and festoons, ao4 the Palace front Crowded with thousands of people. The scene is a coun terpart, we suspect, of what transpired in the Northern cit ies upon the surrender of Lee, and consequent collapse of the rebellion.. In Paris, on the other hand, the beaten and half famished people, are waiting m sullen rage, for the last touch to their Eumiliation-a triumph al entry of the victorious Prus sians. The idea of a' German march through. taris seems to sting the French more than any defeat of the war. Perhaps as a question of policy, it were as well if; the Prussians omitted the parade, as jthe French will look upon it as a gratuitous in sult, deliberately calculated to debase them ; the act will be apt to rankle in their minds as a constant incentive to revenge. It has long been apparent that Gen. Grant does not know exactly what he is about ; and a recent debate in " Congress shows that he and the Dents don't know precisely where they dwell. When the Sunday "1 A . 1 Ml uivu Appropriation Dill was under denato in the House on last Saturday week, items were reached which gave $21,000 for repairs, refurnishing, fuel, superintendence, gas, the pur chase of plants, and the like, for "the rrestdent 8 house. Mr. Maynard suggested that the proper name was "the .Ex ecutive Mansion," and moved an amendment accordingly. Mr. Dawes, . the Chairman of the Committee, replied : "I have no obiection. This is the name they sent us, and we supposed they knew the namo of their own house. Laugh- ter.' If Grant and his relations are going to Jive upon the Government, they ought to be able to tell Congress, which votes the money, where thev reside. Ogle beat Yan Buren on the gold spoon issue, but he never pretended that tho Pres ident didn't know the name of tho house where he used the spoons. N. Y. Sun. ' Hon. John T. Wilson's bill for ceding the unsold lands in the Virginia Military district to the State of Ohio has passod both Houses of ongress. It provides that auy person, who at the time of the passage of this act, is a bonaffdo settler on any portion of said land, may hold not exceeding one hundred and sixty so occupied by him by his pre-empting the same in such a a manner as the Legislature of tho State of Ohio may direct. J. Beni.Stiffler, of Wallace. Kansas, formerly 6f Hollldays burg, a short time spo. shot An OF J w- antelope which weighed one hundred and seventy pounds. dressed: He says they run in herds of twenty thousand. 1 An old man living near Cres- son was victimized by the New York sawdust men' to the tune of about seven ty-flve dollars re cently ; He paid the pi-Ice of fifty-ionr bushels of wheat for a quarter of a peck of sawdust. Read the Fact. ' Tho Democratic, delegation in Congress, have agreed Umt they will, not support the bills pending to grant immense sub sidies to incorporate sceam ship lines. We are glad of it. This protective policy 13 a fraud and an iniquity" iri any wny it can be looked at. We are glad to see Democrats in Congress keeping on the right side ot the record. "Forum. - ' ' A bad catch--col dsi , A watchword tick. Something to boot a foot. ' Cure for a brain on " fire: blow it out. ' Ah . ass he ; wliq assents to everything.1 ; ' : . ; 1 Tho Millerite's motto go up, brother. . , Of what trade are the bees? Comb-makers; . ... ........ - r- . ' : A shocking : trade-rrmaking electric machines. ; ; t)oing a roaring business keeping a wild beast show;.' , A character, lilce a kettle, once inended, . always wants mendingi .. , .' ' There is nothing like a short hand reporter to take a man down. . 'What "chemical instrument is like a cutting reply?. The retort. . . 1 Chicago calls . its . foundling hospital a refuge fur anony mous humanity. Printers who don't spell stat ue with three t's aro in de mand in the West It is a mistake to suppose that the mti is supported it the skies by its beams. Mental abstraction stealing the ideas of others and fancy ing them your own. Why is a person deep in thought like a soldier in campV Because lie is in tent. The President favors old Jamaca as well as San Domin go; Both are warming. An Irish editor congratu lates himself that half the lies told about him are not true. Why do draughtsmen like cold weather? Because they can draw round the fire. AVhcn friendship is warmest, bo careful how you entertain it Remember it has a cold shoulden A .1 r. - 1 cnime in Milwaukee is inscribed : In memory of Min me J. Hodge weight 721 pounds. oarcastic Uick latcs rec ommending a bill the other day to the sober reliction of of the Senate. The Ohio House of Repre sentatives last week passed . a bill to prevent the great and growing evil from arrowing school boards and teachers the power of changing text books every ninety days, or oftener. This bill, which will probably ueuume u law, proviacs inai text books can only be changed once in three years, and then it requires a two-thirds vote of the board to make the change. While the bill was under dis cussion, the member from Fay ette stated that in one district in his 'county the textbooks were changed!, twice in three weeksl lhese sudden changes do not grow out of the necessi ties ot the scholars, but the greed of- outsiders, who re ceive a commission upon the books that aro sold. ' When the Emperor William makes .his" triumphant eutry into' Fans, it will riot be his first visit as a conqueror, as in 1814, at the age of seventeen, and again 1815, ho accompa nied his father, the allies hav ing defeated Napoleon in each year and taken possession of his capital. The American Artisan. Is a weekly journal devoted to the interests' of Artisans and Manufacturers; , Inventors', and Patentees. It contains numer ous original engravings and dia cnptions.ofncvV.nlachjnery; no tices of all the latest disco vert ie8 ; instruction's r in arts; arid trades; reliable rccipie fo use in the field, the work ibopr and the hetlSeKold; practical rules for mechanics and advice to farmers ; descriptions of re niarkable iflventldn's , f,ecntl' patcn'tcd in . the ;ljnited SptUS and Eu'rope; weekly articjes on' ''Our Works and 6&'pps,"latfd others published with , -por. trahsr-under the .heading frjf "Sketches.of pi.stiriguirshedf In ventors, Mechanics and jdanu facturers the wlidlb' forming an Encyclopedia df gch'6faj in fo'rmaliori on topics connected wUh' the industrial lArts; ,the progress of til v'cjdtieh' j 'etc; i 7 ' Each';nvlmber -of , the Ameri can Artisan will Gontaia : read ing" matter in which tie, 'pog" res3 of the,Art8 and Sciences is recorded fn familiar lanuagtf; of dry technicalities find ob'tfuse' words 'and phrases. In this4 journal is published regularly the olllcial list of all Patents issued weekly frOul tlie ttnited States' latetit office.. i?wentyr six'nnmbers make a half-yearly volume of handsome . ah3 con venientsize. j ' Terms of Sutfcrlption; fho publisher 6 th'e . AmOricari Artisati, in order to place tlicir' journal in tb6 hands 6 every Mechanic, Manufacturer and In! ventori furnish it. at the ex treracly loW price of Ofj per' annilm or $1 00 for six months; Specimen copies sent free. Ad dress, Brown, CooiIbs & t)o. publishers, ''Amerita'ri Arti san," 189 Broadway ifevf York. Curious Development. The late election1 fh Georgia1 elicited the cm-iouS infoMatiori that no less than five hundred negroes were born in one month in a single county 6f thai Stiio in 1819, while it does not; show a solitary pictfn'inny born later in the year, . The fact that tho'sti . Jfotftt k thdt particular' month were barely old enough to vote may possibly have had something' to do with this. Not that We would think of impeaching the varacity of five .hundred color' ed citizens; It simply shovfif the foresight of the parents; ; . Sour looks and crosswords7 fall more heavily u'poa tho hearts' of the home ones than! they, would upon , strangers f but a perverted pride and sejf respect irapel people to! , be pleasant and kind to outsiders when they are ugly , as. brutes at home; , Trtfe prfdd induces) kind treatment and e'tifcourage' metrt to those who are helpless ly dependent upon you. Tjie smiles. and pleasantries ft llfd uiu nub watswu w-usa umponseix in the' home circled . ... It is well known. that as couhtrie? beconi'e.thlckl pop latect tho,- 6limate, gets to b'6 milder. The engineer of th Kennebec and Poau'd. raij road estimated in l84 that its trains would be able to run on average only wo hundred days in the year on account of tne severity, of the winter's in that section but thefo has never been a really serious' detention tho year routtdJ and this win ter there haV hardly bean oc casion tor use0 the snow plow at all. A rich old man in WIsconsm' has chopped open his only son. Ho parted his heir in tho mid. die. 4 .