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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. CnV copy, d m ywr tl 50 I Ons-oop-'. S mm. .81 00 Uuo copy, 6 oinntlni . . 75 Olio ccy., 4 mo. . K If nut pM wMilnthe y?r 5 0" Clifbi f Twrt'ty ...i0 00 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', ?'rnatUi'i, 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 .?::::: At ""7", : : ' : o Kh : : : : i i : : : : i c 3. ffi i si x ab k i- is 3 i : ! i : : t" a" c cm' - ;5i'V r. " a. -4 . tSS : a : ; . i M S a C 'S to : a : V .63 - : Sf 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. .