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VOL 5,
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Fine lithograph Portrait
" OF
Mom. IPfowmmi !
At considerable ojtponso wo have contracted for
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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'.
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and a year s subscription in advance, will bo entitled to tne Portrait.
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Well known to all our present subscribors.J
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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
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nlroady largo subscription list but to
(he Parlor or Library.
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o,; will Do entitlou to tho Portrait.
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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
' 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.
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 :
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.
. Sworn to before me and signed in
my. presence this 23d day of Feb.,
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
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
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-
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
A .1 r. -
1 cnime in Milwaukee is
inscribed : In memory of Min
me J. Hodge weight 721
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
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
A rich old man in WIsconsm'
has chopped open his only son.
Ho parted his heir in tho mid.
die. 4 .

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