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M'AKTIIUK, VINTON COUNTY, OHIO: (WEDNESDAY,! - MAY 8, Wt.
S $1.50 PER "fEARf I
. I IaAdtanos.
f " J. W.BOWEN, I
I Publisher and Proprietor, i
Marietta & Cincinnati Rail Road.
On and after Nov. 19 . 1971, Train will
. run aifolloWK
m p-i 7 -J 31
S 3t t- tt
1 :.S :
21 s l- ci r; -J
.a : ; : : ; : : : : :
S - S 5
i -ji -f
X SO - 1 I- 1- lI33!3 35
:Kb!'fl'4 5 f r. t: "' r w 4 L" 3
:r a o ' ? i sr WW tc W ?f tfl io 0
a i ; ; i :
i : : : :
cmcrVN'ATI KXI'ItR-St will run iliilly.
All oilier Trains fl illv, exviit Hiindny.
(MSUIVVTI KXP11IW RAT making no
Htnn lmlwenn ir unili'n nml Athns.
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t : :i : ; : '' :
a -i a
Jlop. Ha-n lnn
l).ip, r ir'KinnuMi
1.45 v. M.
(1:1m a. m.
nm P. M.
5.10 " '
2 24 "
Trains Connect at Loveland
ri ;-- .-' 'fkl...rlAnilI.ili-nai.l. !"'!
nt Mm In li ui.iimli. ,( liiiiiiuniil Builruaa Jtiuu
Vion Tur nil iolnU Wuht.
W. W. PEABODY,
Master of Transportation.
BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD.
Great National Short Line Route
Great National Short Line Route East and West.
Direct Route to the National
Capitol and Eastward.
On niul rtrr Mniiy, N mmilipr 1!), Tniln
will run ax follows j
ii'iti'nitti F'it Mitil
KrprrM Lint, Krprmn.
0 10 Am II 00 Pin 11 SO Pin
II M Pin 811.'. Am 2 ( Am
Oil" I IK) Pin fi:4S "
II :) " 415 Pin 8 :.')() "
9 SO " -I (IT " :M
II (K) " II IT) " l(l:(K) "
iTt Am II DD " MOPm
015 (1 15 Am 1 :1U Am
11 SO Pin K TO Am 0:20 Pm
111!) Am II 4li I'm 13:MAin
7 f ' D DO " ll:ir Pin
8 51) " 403 Am 8:00 "
0 17 " it' " :20 "
12 01 Am 7I2 " 10:00 "
:M0Piii11 o: 4:4HAm
VI " I 7 " (l:Sj "
1 jimhiTl'iii I
Jliirpiir'4 Ki-rry. ....
Viiiliin jr ton
Jin I til n 'i ni
Hariier'H I'frry ....
i'ttTki'ralinrif . . .
Pullman Palace Drawing Room Sleeping Cars.
Which iiiTiiscnnifoi'tiililo. rlnnnntlv furnlshril
niul alimuteipuil to n flro-Klilu, ai't-nn nil Traiim
i from Cincinnati to Hultlnmni innl Wiishlnton.
NiioSi'.liuiliiluur Mitrluttu niul Cinnin'iatl llnll-
tviiy lor time nt arriving jnnl ileparting Iron)
Tlio advantage of tills rnutn nvor nil ntliors
Ih, tli nt i t ill vos all tmvnlui'A holillnir tliroimh
tliikots tlio prlvlli't?.) of visiting ilaltinioi-ii,
i-iiimiinipiiiti, anu I nil .Miuoimi uapiiiil iruu. .
TlinHnnlckoriuiil intes of fuio lower tlian by
nny oilier lino.
Tliiv)iH'rvnIonprthlHltiillwn.y Is nut Piiuuloil
Tor gntuilour on tlil.i Continent.
TO SHIPPERS OF FREIGHT.
Tills lino nlTors snnnrlor linluconii'iits tin1
rati'Hliolinj oim-thlril 1ovr to and rnnn llnnton,
JJmr York, orivny otlior Kaslnru point. In or
(lorinif k io'Im of any ilofti'iiptfon from tlio Knat
Kiv(llriictlon) lil i) via llalttninro A Ohio
It. It.. and In Mhlpjilntf Knt KlrnDimioilircotlons.
'r('lKlitshiiip(i l' tliU routowlll have ilo.
pati'.h, ami 1h lianillod with ;:no ami save
shippers niiK-li money. Jl. I., IVII.soN,
'.Mnsd-rTinniportatlon, Haiti inoro,
O. R. IlLANOilAHl),
(ion. t'li'lKiH Ag't, nalMmorn.
I,. M ri)i,F
fi. II. JONES, Oun. Tlffcct AR't, II illlmoro.
Oon. Pii. Atf't., Olni iiiiiiiti.
Indianapolis, Cincinnati & Lafayette
GREAT THROUGH PASSENGER RAILWAY
To all Points West, Northwest
THIS IS THE SHORT LINE VIA INDIANAPOLIS.
TheOreat Through Mall niul Kxprcss Pn.
0iiKor blue to HL T.iiiiIm, Kansas Oitv, Bt,
Joseph, Denver, Han Frani'.lwn, nnd nil points
In Mlisourl, KmiHiis and Colorado.
The slmrtMt ami onlydlrcet rmito to Indian
Knolls, Lafayette, Torre llniite, OambrldKO
City, Sprlnirnnld, Peoria, lliirlliiRtnn, aiilaiiKt,
Milwaukue, Bt. Paul, and nil points In tlio
The Indlanapollfl, Cincinnati and Lnfavotto
Itallrniid, Willi I !- connections, now nn'ori piw
oiifrnra more fiii'llltlca In TlirmiHh Conch nnd
Bleoiiliin CnrHnrVlce than any other line from
ClnolnniUI. ImvliiKtbe advanliiKe of ThroiiKh
lallv Oars from Olni'.lnnnti to Kt. Limls. Kini-
as dlty.Ht. Joseph, Poiirlii.Dlirllnirton.Chlcs'.jo,
Omaha, anil all Inturinedliile points, presenting
toO.ilonlnts ami Kainilles such comforts nnd
nnnomniodatloni m are aH'onlod by no other
TliroughTlukotxanit Il.iKgnge Ohochs to all
Trains leave Cincinnati at 7:30 A.M., 8;00 P.
Kj ami 1:00 P. M. ,
Tickets enn bn obtained at No. 1 Unmet
House, corner Third nnd Vine: Publlo Unit
ing, corner Main ami Hlvor: nlw, at Depot,
corner Plum and Pearl Ht.rnals. fllnclnnntl, O.
lie surn to piiroliaso'ilclcnts via Indianapolis,
Cincinnati and Lafayelrollallvoii(l,
O.K. I,'):t', (1. L. BAHHtNOFin,
Ciller Ticki't f'lnrk, Master Transportation,
Columbus & Hocking Valley Railroad.
On and after December lOtli, lbil.Trains will
run on follows!
Athens...... 8.Jo a, m. S:20 v. m.
Cnlumbus... 9:4ft A. M. M0 p. x.
Pittsburgh.. 11:15 V. u, 2:S0 A. U'
Paiiiluskv... :00 " 8:00 "
Clovciaini... 8:W '" 1:80 "
8print,'(lel(l. 12:25 " 7:B0 P. M.
Xenbi 12:'5 " 7:81 "
DitJiton 1-20 " 8:30 "
liloliinond... 8:15 " H ".
Iiidlunauolls B:10 " 2:80 A. .
t'hleago 12 :1B A. it 8:30 "
Close rnnnootlnn made nt Lancaster for Clr
clevlllo, Zanesvlllo, and all polntaon the C'in
clniiatiiiiiil MuskillBiim Vnllay linllrontl.
Diroot c.onnectioiis iiimlo at ( olinnbns for
Davton, Bpringrlolil, Indianapolis, Chlcajro,
nnil all point Went, Also, for Cleveland,
llurTalo, Pittsburgh, ami all points KiiRt.
Take the Hoek liar Vnllov and Pan Handle,
route to t hiciiKO and tlio Nortliwest.lt Is the
shortest by ixtv-Bix miles, Riving liiisSenprers
the benellt of qnlnkur time nd lower rates
tian othyr linc.
by any f MfifVn--
E. A. BRItl'Qenl TikeARX ' . . . .
Columbus & Hocking Valley Railroad. VANDALIA
Columbus & Hocking Valley Railroad. VANDALIA ROUTE WEST.
23 MILES THE SHORTEST.
3KXPRKSS TBAIN8 lenvo Indlnnnpolls
dallf. event Buinlay, fur bT, LOUIS anil
mill? only Line running PULLMAN'S cele
I brnteil Druwiiig-roniii bleeping Cm s from N.
Y Pittsbnruh. tolunibiis, InilNville, Cin
cinnati, and Indianapolis, to St.LoulH without
Piissengcrs slionld remember that this Is the
Great West Hound Route for Knnsns City,
Leavenworth, Lawrence, Topcka, Junc
tion City, FortHcott and St. Joseph.
CM!f) JIMTO T KANSAS, for the pur
riiU:iU1 I O pnseorcstalill.sblng tliem
solves In new homes, will have liberal discrim
ination made In their favor by this Line. Sat
isfactory commutation on regular rates will be
given to Colonists and largo parties traveling
together: nnd their bnggage, emigrant out tit
and stuck will be shippedon the most favora
ble terms, presenting to
COLONISTS AND FAMILIES
8uen comforts Mid accommodations us lire pre
sented by XO OTHKK HOUTK.
TTt'KELS can he obtained stall the principal
Ticket Olllcos in tlio Lastcrn, Sllilille and
C. F,. KOL LETT,
General Passenger Agent. 8t. Louis.
ItDliT. E MAI KTT,
Eastern Passenger Agent. Iniilnnsnoll.
Jul IN E. SIMPSON,
General Superintendent, ludinnupolis.
Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and
On nnd alter .MONDAY, AInv SHth. 1H71, Ex
press Trains will kkavk C'OLL'MBUd nnd
Oltrcsi'LINKaiulAiiniVK ul points named be
low, as follows:
Stations. No. 2.
Columbus 11:10a in
Crestline 12:80 pin
Cleveland 8:J.'ip m
4:10 p m
9 :45 p 111
4 :10 p m
7 ().'i a in
1 1 :0 p ill
1 21 a in
2 40 p in
fl 2.1 p m
8 la p m
7 41 pin
1 1.1 n m
7 20 a in
4 :5(l a III
2:00 n in
Niagara Fa'ls 7:00:i in
4 :40 ji m
5 :0.1 p 111
1:80 a ill
. .Cll'hi in
..0:4.1 II 111
. .fi : p in
. n.iid ujn
. 12 4'p m
. . P ) m .
.. 7 IS a m
.10 40 a m
. 1 10 p in
. 11 lr a m
Hall inlin e
(i: JO 11 ill
3 1j n m
2 40 a m
7 Oft n in
11 80 p ni
IS 80 a m
5 51 ii m
1 1 2.1 a m
Chicago 12 10 p in
fi 00 p m
CiriYNo. 4. leaving Columbus at 4:10n. m
lias n Through CnmJtf OelnwareforSprlnelleld.
rcnc.hl n g Springfield wltbontchniigent 7:20 ji in,
Train No. 2 on the Columbus A Ilockinir Vnl.
lev Railroad connect with No. 4 Train. Tbnmgh
Tickets for sale nt Atliens.
PASSRXdER TH MA'S rctnrninir arrivo at
uoiiimous iu iwna ni. n :ia a.m. nnd 9:50 a. m
CPalace Tay and Sleeping Cars
on ill l l'ii ins.
n-K."Nofl"lpnving O.iliiinbiis ut 2:R1 a m. on
Sunilav. runs through without detention, bv
both Erie and New York Central Railways,
arriving nt Now York on Monday niorning nt
For particular Information In regard lo
through tickets, time, connections, etc., to nil
points Knst. West. North nnd South, apply to
or uiiui'uss r.. i' ':ti iioiumniis, i lino.
M.S. FLINT. Ocii.Sunerlntondoiit.
J 1MES P VTTEItHoN,
Oen. Agent, Columbus, O.
Passengor Agent. Columbus, O;
V OTICn Isherehy given Hint a pnMMnn will
j.1 lie prcsenteii totuui ominlssioners or vln
ton county, Ohio, nt their session, In June,
IS72. praying for tha locution nnd establish
ment of a county road, in Jackson township, as
IIcrIiiIiiC nt n point on the county rond run
ning post, tun uentennry Medina Houso, nt or
neiT said House: thence south or nenrlv soto
the line between John H. Hawk 2d and Mnrgnr
et iiiinkbi: IIioiito cast with said lino as nenrlv
n may bo practicable for a good road lo or nenr
mi uaiv ireu: wirncu 111 a sum ii.easi.eriy uirec
tlon oust two oak trees to or near a, sugartrec
on the line between Mnrgand Dunkle and Hen
ry Wostcoot: thence souih with said line or
nearly so to a gum treo; thence in a south- 'lis
tody direct ion to a gum tree near the line lie
(ween William lien on nnd Henry Westeoat:
iiiuuce in a soiirn-e isiariy inreotlon over the
nearest and best route to a noint on Hie county
road running east ami west through the lands
of L:il tirettn Ininklo, near two beach trees,
on mere to ran. il A. I rbllilUAbltBi
. April 24, 1872-4t
Nntleo Is hereby glviMi tltat a petition will
bo presented to the Cominlasloners of Vlittnu
county, Ohio, at tlurti' regular session In June,
1H7A praying for the estnbllsbniont of it county
road in Wilkusvllio Township, us follows,
llegl lining nt tha GnllipoilH road nt Elisabeth
liision s, iiienco in a northerly uivcctlon
along llio most nraotlcable route thrnuirli
the lands of Mrs. Bteel, Abel Wells, Agrlppa
Wells, Mr Jones, Martin Dull'ey, ICdwnnl
Fletcher, niul Amos Hartley, to intersect the
Wlikesvino aim Jackson road s short instance
west of Edward Fletcher's niul there to end.
April 21, 1872- 4t
NOTICE Is hereby given tlmt a "petll Inn will
he nrescnted to the Hoard of Commissioners
of Ylnion County, Ohio, at their next regiilnr
session, in .nine, ixr.1, praying lor tno csiniuisii
mentof n county mini In Jackson 'Township,
along tlio following ilicrlbed route, to-wit:
Commencing nt (lie Allensvllle and llloonilng
vllle roiul near a Wild Cherry treo, north of the
branch that runs through Tieorge Sumpsnn's
fa nn j thence a westerly direction up the bottom
close to the foot of (be bill, lo a large itluirk Oak
stump nt tile foot of the hill: thence the nearest
and best route to intersect the ridge rond, near
John X. Johnson's stable, and there to stop: the
rond to lie viewed With the least Inlurv to pi l.
vato property. MANY PETITIONERS.
May 1, 1H72-U.
Alva Newton's Estate.
Probate Court, Vinton County, Ohio.
NOTICE Is hurray given that O. W. Ncrton,
Administrator of tho Kslato of Alva New
ton, doncasod, has llleil his account herein, as
such Administrator, for final settlement! and
tint the same will be bo for bearing on the lath
day of May, 1871, lit 10 o'clock, A. M.
11. II, UIil,
April ". 1872 4T Probate Judgo.
For Fiao Perfumery, go to Sis-
son's Drug rtori
Stuieqf Ohio, Vlntnn County.
George W. Urunton.riantlir, ,
Panlel B. Pana and Ann K. Dana, Oofenilnnta.
Viuton County Court Common Pleas. Order
ofBalo. , ,
ruiKiinntto the command of an order of mi 10
Issued from the Court of Comnisn Pleas ot Vin
ton County, and to mn directed as sheriff of
said county. I will oiler for sale at the door of
the Court llouso In tho Town of McArtluir,
Vinton county, Ohio, on
Saturday, the Jlth Bay of May A.
At the hour of 1 o'clock i. M. of said flay, tho
following described lands and touomenU, to
J A strip flv feotln width off the east side of
n line running nortn anusouui mrougn m-mi
No. 4n, beglniilng at anoint tnirry-sevcn mi
east ol the south-west comer ol the said lot;
tlicnoe running north to the slley on the noiib
of said lot parallel with the west line of said
lot, being In-Lot No. rorty-tlve(4.)) in sain town
,,r Mi,.iii,r alan strfn thli tv-three feet in
width off tho north end of said lot. on the west
sldo of said partition lino, descrllied as inuows,
to wit: lleglnnlng nt a point on the west side,
r uni.l l.J fhlrtv-tlmw! -Cert -from the north.
w est corner; thence enst tldrty-aoycn feet to
i('uiiiiis finitltirni Ijnetli(nc.iiirtlit ttinl1ey
mi liwnorttl'oi'sibt lottlilitv-tlnvefeet : thence
west to tho north west corner of said lot:
Uicnoo south to the place of beginning'.
Appraised at seventy dollars (70), and must
nring (wo-uiiriiN oi nine sum'
Taken as tlio property of Daniel S. Dana and
Ann E. Dana to satisfy mi order of sale in
favor of George W. Brnnton.
Tkhms Of SaI.k. Cush ill hand.
H- 0, .Tonus. Attorney for I'lfff.
April 10. 1872-wfi-lS'.i
StaltqfOhlo, Vinton, County.
Thomas II. Shaffer, Plaintiff",
Andrew O. Elliott, Administrator of the ES'
tato of William Tyn, deceased, and Matilda
E Tyn, nnd others, Defendants,
In Vinton County Court of Common Pleas. Or
Pursuant tothc command of an order of sale
Issued from the Court of Common Pleas of Vin
ton county, and to me directed as HherltT of
said comity, I will offer for salo at the door of
the Court House, In tlio Town or McArtluir,
Vinton county, Ohio, on
Salurday, the 4th Day of May, A.
Atfhehourofl o'clock P. M. or said dny, the
1'nllowlna described premises, to-wit:
Situate in the township of Harrison, and
county of Vinton, and Stateol'Ohio, nnd known
us the South-east quarter of tho Huulh-enst
niiaiterof Section Number Eight 18.1 and the
Nortli-eat quarter of the South-east qunrter of
Section NunilierlSiglitLH.I excepting Ten acres
olf the North side of siitd orth-east ipiarter;
and, also, tlieNorth-westqunrter of the South
westquartoref Root inn Number Nine ft. AH
of the aforesaid Lots are in Township Number
Nlnefl.l of Range Number Nineteen 11!). anil
estimated to contain One Hundred and Ten
seres, be the same inoro or lcsH, hut subjoct to
ull legal highways.
Tuken-as the property ot William Tyo, de
ceased, and Matilda K. Tvo, to satisfy a Judg
ment of said Court In favor of Thomas Blind en
Aiii aiseiint8ix Hundred and Twenty Dol.
inrs lli-UOU and must bring two-thirds of that
Terms of Sale Cush In hand on the dny of
sale. u..Nih;j. iiuinu.
Sherifl" Vintou County
D. Tl. Shivel, Att'v for Plaintiff. .
April 8, 4H72 Sw-l.'l.' i
OF INTENTION TO rURCIIASB AN
NOTICE Is liereby given. In pursiianco of
i. f.i... I .: .... ,..,, iuli, nf
in, 1)1 llll' I1IIVIIIjII.1I ' MUU wiHiiiiajiuH.,...
Vinton county. Ohio, m
Purchase for an Infirmary Farm,
the farm known as tho
SITUATli 1 iiriles NORTH of MoAruthr
Containing 829 acres, nt. t8" neracrO.
Petitions Tor and Remonstrances
111 (ul in the Auditor's OMce. ot Mild county, on
Wednesday, May 15,1872
By order of Coiiinirsslonersi
W. W. IlELFOIiD,
Audior Vinton Co.
April 11, 1R72 4w
T7LF.AZEU WOODRUFF, whose nlnce of resl-
ij deuce is unknown, will take notice that
Mebccoa J. (Juccii.ol' Vinton county, nnd State of
limn, i:iii,mi t lie mn day 01 .oveniner, a.i. ikii,
Hie In the Court of Common Pleas of said Vinton
county, Ohio, a lranscrlpt of proceedings in bas
tardy in the case of Hebeeca J. Ouceu against
snid 'Eleanor Woodruff, from the docket of An
drew J. Elliott, Justice of tlio l'cace In and for
Harrison township, niton enmity, onio, ami
an nllblavit that she (Rebecca J.Otieen) was
Hie mother of a bustard child: that said Klciucr
Woodruff was tbefatnerol said child; and that
said Kleiner Woodruff had absconded with the
Intent to defraud aillant. and Hint he had left
the county of Ills residence (Vinton) to avoid
the service, of a warrant; and that snid Rebecca
.1. Queen, ou the tltb day of November, A. I).
IST1, .caused certain lniuis belonging to said
I'.leazer Woodruff, and situate in the said County
of Vinton to be attached, the same being the
south east quarler ot the south east . quarter ni
section No. 81, township No. II; Range No. 10;
I'oiitaininir 40 acres more or less: also, the north
east, niiarter of the south east iiuarterof section
81; township No. II; range No. 10 In district of
mints smiled to sine at i uniicotno, wiuo, eoo
tninlnir 40 acres more or less, with the exception
often acres sold out of the north west corner of
said lot. Said Klenxer Woodruff is notlllcd Hint
snM case will be for hearing on the 28d duv of
May, A. d. 1KT2, or us soon theieaiier us the
same can be hoard.
RKI1KCCA .1. QUEEN,
Ttv John Wnvo, her utt'y.
April it, 1S72. .. .
Mute of flAOj Vinton Comity,
David L. wailswortn, I'luintili,
Wellington Manufacturing Co. nnd others, dc
, . lendiuils.
In Jackson County Court of Common rieas.
. Order or sale.
Pursuant to tho comnlnud of nn order of sale
Issued from the Court nf Common Pleas of Jack
son county, and to mo directed as Bhcrlff of
vinton county, i win oner rur eaiy nt piinne
auction, ut tlio door oft lie Court House. In the
l oa n of McArtluir, Vinton county, Ohio, on
Monday tho 27th Day of May, A. D.
At the hour of t o'clock P. M. of said day. the
billowing described premises, situate in the
County of Vinton, nnd Slate of Ohio, to-wlti
Tho snulh-wcst quarter of tlio loulh-west
rna soutn-ensc nunrtnr oi mo sontn-easi
ijuurter of section Number Thlrty-two(iW), of
Towiishlii Numlicr Nine (Ol. of Hange Number
Nineteen (10): ami
Tho south-half of the south west quarter of
Section Numlicr 'J hii't.v-Iliwe (ili), oi townsiiip
Number Nliie('.i), Kiiugk wuiuoor ronetcen
Aimi'iilsed lis I'ollowsi ,
Tho sotillihalf nf south-west anarterof
section No. Hi), Township JSo. V. Ol '
Han ire No 10. at 1200.00
Tho snuthwoHt quartor of tlifl south-west
Niiarter or sec.iion ci.i. iw, oi luwnsiup
No; 2. of Rnnue No. 19. nt S100.OO
Tho snutli-east quarter of the south-east ,.
quarter or section o,iw,oi io.wnnuip
No. 9, of range No. II), nt $100.00
To be sold as the property of the Wellington
Manufacturing Co. to satisfy ah order
of sole issued front the Court nf Common
Plrss of JqcksOh County m tavor ot imviu L,.
Terms of Hole. Cash In hand.
i DANIEL BOOTIT,
' " Bhoriffor vintou County.
.Tames Tripp, Attorney for J'l'ir, i'
April Si, ltii-Sw lJ , '
ANOTHER MAMMOTH CAVE.
Thirty Miles Beneath the
River—One Hundred Acres
During the IntteKpnrt'oftlier
war a cave wa discovered near
Pineville,- McDonald! . county,
Mo., but the times wre so un
settled tlmt beyond a careless,
superficial examinfttin of the
more accessible portion of.it, no
general explorations have as
yet been made, ' - ' v. !
Mr. C. C. Carpenter,' a gen
tleman ' resjdjng i Pineville,
o-tvea thB " following a t be re-tk
sulfcTfan expedition ade in
company with one or two of
his frieutls in search of the,
wonderful; . (
The location . of this new
subterranean wonder is sixteen
miles southeast of Pineyille,
McDonal county; the entrance
is on Sugar Creek, in a ravine
bearing the suggestive title of
"Bar Hollow."- You nake
your entrance into the bowels
of the earth through a voltianic
fissure seven feet wide
twenty in length; you
loose sight of day-light,
find yourself in a long ent
hall fully one, hundred yams in
length, which terminates in the
bat-room, so named by tlxj ex
plorers from the thousands of
bats that swarmed within its
dark and hidden recesses; they
flew, about in swarms, making
a terrible noise in the arched
roof above. This room ljas
three sides, each witll jmi
aperture leaJing into smaller
caverns or side rooms. Tte
dimensions of the room were
taken by Mr. Carpenter, and
said to be fllty by one hundred
feet, the ceiling about twenty
feet from the floor. ,
Pa-sing from this room, a
walk of about four hundred
yards, through a spacious hall,
and we find ourselrta in -the
museum, so called from the
number of strangley shaped
stalactites found there. This
room isiu the shape of a horse'
shoe. Nature most certaiuly
intended this room tor i
church, since the roof is arch
ed in purely Gothic style, with
dome and columns, and to fin
ish oIFaud make it complete, a
rVdiDifc near the centre. 1 lie
walla of this magnificent cav.ern
are one hundred feet liigh, but
one of the most remarkable
features about it is a fountain
of pure wnter, four feet in dl
ameter. Turning northward
we find a room sixty feet wide
and tilled almost full ot a glist
ening formation of stalactites,
which hang in curiously form
ed pendants from the roof.
To the south if this is a
room which should be named
the bottomless pit since it ap
parently has neither bottom,
sides, nor roof. The darkness
within the place is appalling.
lurning to the east the party
walked a distance of about a
quarter of a mile, when they
came to a flight of natural
steps, forty or fifty in number,
terminating in a wide platform
which formed the entrance to
a mammoth hall, supported by
Corinthian pillars of various
thickness, and endless in num
ber, all as white as snow, and
glistening as though studded
with millions of diamonds. This
hall is probably two hundred
feet in width, and communi
cates with a number of 1 pass
ages leading in various direc
tions, noue of which nave been
Proceeding on their way: the
explorers found a river of run
ning water, coining, no one
knows from where. It is-about
fifty feet wide and three feet
deep. Tlio party followed its
course down stream to the.falls,
where the water goes roaring
over a precipice into the dark'
The party retraced their way
to the mammoth hall, crossed
tho river, and poceeded on
their way. They passed room
after room of endless shapes,
and full of natural curiosities.
Miles of caverns were passed
through, each having ontlets in
others, .and all dark, but all
full of beauty when lighted up
with torches or lamps. A lake'
of pure water was soon reach
ed, which was at first supposed
to be a river. Here a rude
boat or dug-out had been
brought by a fugitive during
the late war, , He had explor
ed thetlake, and went north
ward until he thought he was
coming to a waterfall, whea he
Further explorations on the
lake developed the fact 'that
the noise was made, by a huge
waterfall, where the waters
came pouring in from above.-
The water falls a distance of
sixty feet. The lake is circular
in shape, and has no visible
outlet for waaer. It i3 about
100 acres in extent. There
are eight or ten dark passages
found upon the banks of the
lake, leading in all directions,
but the guide accompanying
the exploring party lost his
courage and refused to go
further. The party were then
about eight or ten miles from
their starting point. They
were in tho cave forty:three
hours, Mr. Carpenter says
there was another entrance to
the cave thirty miles away,
which old trappers and hunters
say leads to the lake.
The Scarcity of Iron.
[From the Financial Chronicle.]
The condition of the iron
market at thj present time is,
in many respects, without prec
edent in t he history of the trade.
With every furnace in blaand
importation as l.irgeas the very
limited surplus of fo-eign pro
duction will permit, we are
threatened with an iron famine.
Since January 1, American
pig iron No. 1 lias advanced
from 53(3 to S50 and 52 per
ton, rails from if "0 to $85' and
-bar: from $85.50 and 87.52 to
?103 and $105. In imported
ir.oji tbaiisrvha been propor-
tionate. English rails have
ad vanced since the beginning
of the year from $58 to $70 and
73 gold ; old rails from $39 to
$o2 ana oo, and scrap i.ion
from 42 and US to 62 and
and $65. The reason for this
is easily found. Througfiout
the world, but more especially
Un this country, there has been,
during the past few years, an
enormous increase ot consump
tion, and the increase of pro
duction has not kept pace with
it, clrfly because the necessity
tor new iron was not telt until
the surplus stooks of this and
other markets were exhausted.
Last year the consumption of
iron in the U nited btates was
about 2,C00,000 tons, of which
we produced about 2,000,000
tons and imported the balance,
beginning the current year
with no surplus, which has forced
consumers to depend whol
ly upon the itnmediate.product
ot the furnaces. Ut the total
consumption last year, it is es
timated that one-half was used
in railroad construction and
equipment This year a larg
ly increased consumptive de
mand is anticipated. AVe have
now some 00,000 mile of rail
road in operation, to keep
which in repair will require, in
addition to old rails re-rolled,
about three tons to the mile,
or say 180,000 tons. Last year
wo"built about 7.000 miles of
new road. If we build as much
this year we we shall require
of new rails about eighty tons
to the mile, or 01G.O0O tons.
To this may be added for bolts,
pikes, loints, switches ana the
like, say ten tons to tho mile,
or 70,000 tons. The capacity
of the furnaces now in opera
tion is 3,000,000 tons to which
may be added 150,000 tons as
tho probable product of new
furnaces now building. In the
present condition of the Euro
pean markets it is doubtful
whether we will be able to im
port as much this year as last ;
but suppose we import the
same quantity, or six hundred
thousand tons, our total supply
would then amount to about,
two millions seven hundred
and fifty thousand tons.' De
ducting from this the nine hun
dred and six thousand tons
needed for railroad construc
tion, we have remaining one
million seven hundred and
eighty-four thousand, tons for
railroad equipment, building
purposes, gas and water, pipe,
machinery, the manufacture, of
hardware, bridges, shin-build,
ing,: and a thousand other tfses
for which iron 13 employed, or
less than half the estimated re
quirement. . It would Appear,
therefore, that there must be a
curtailment of consumption in
, some direction, or an active
cdmpetition among consumers
for the limited supply, btill
we cannot think it probable
that there will , be any great
advance on the very high prN
ces now obtained, for prices
pay the producer so well now
that they must soon stimulate
production to a point which
will meet the requirements of
Taxation and Debt.
The New York Nation has
a very interesting table show
ing the wealth, debt, and ratio
of taxation in each State. We
its table of the rate of taxation
per $1,000, as follows:
Nevada . .
3(l 8f Mnryland $10 80
.Ul K Illinois iu -.hs
.18 8-1 lieorghl It 10
.17 Hi Kentucky........ -iR
.15 8(1 Vermont 1) 07
.11 Kl West Virginia.... H 08
.14 77 NorthCarolina.... 0 OS
.14 13 Indiana HI
.18 m New Jersey 7 s
.12 88 ( bnnecticut 7 S8
.1-2 I!'! Wisconsin, 1 (11
..14. Nichig.m 1 5J
..11 08 New York 7 47
..11 57 Rhode Island 1 81
. It 8(1 Texas 7 10
.11 l Tennessee (1 71
..11 SI PcniHvlvania..... 11 44
..10 8-2 Delaw.in) i 80
The rates of taxation in the
Southern States, under the in
vigorating and benign influence
of carpet-bag rule, will not fail
to attract attention. Dela
ware, which has never been
hlpRsiftd wit.il that Enifit of lov
altv of which the Radicals are
made, shows the lowest rate of
taxation'bf any'State in - tho
TIippp. ia'anotlier table which
shows the rate of public debt
1 . T a Ml
to each inhabitant, it will
show to what extent ignorance
and rascality have plundered
and impoverished the people
of the South, and what a legacy
of taxation and oppression
Radicalism is leaving to the
Louisiana A 08 Nebraska fin 08
Massachusetts ....47 40 Illinois 1(1 fll
Nevada. 40 7t Kentucky 14 8-1
Virginia 4A 01 Alabama 18 81
Tennessee 88 8t) Florida 11 04
Jlnrvland 87 18 Vermont 10 88
New" York 8(1 40 Arkansas 8 B7
New Hampshire. 8S Ot Oluo 8 81
California 82 W Iowa H 78
Connecticut 81 70 Jlinnoscta 8 81
North Curol Ina... 80 81 Michigan 5 118
Rhode Island 27 82 Wisconsin R 00
Missouri 87 95 Indiana 4 05
Maine....: VII M Delawaro 4 Si
Pennsylvania 2" 87 Mississippi 8 18
New Jersey 23 22 ( )regon S 40
South Carolina ...18 58 Texas 197
(ieorgla 18 8T West Virginia.... 1 27
Kansas 17 68
The Josh Billings Paper.
The pismir iz about 19
sizes bigger than the ant, ak
tual measurement, and iz a
kind ov a bizzy loafer among
They are like sum men, al
vvns very bizzy about sum
thing, but what it iz, the Lord
I never see a pissmire yet
that wasn't on the travel, but i
hav watched them all day Ions,
and never see them git tew the
place they started for.
Just before a hard shower
they are in the biggest bury;
thev seem tew postpone every
thing for that ockashun.
Thar iz a great uitterence be
tween hurry and dispatch, but
nissmires don't seem to under
stand tho difference.
If pissmircs would go slow
er 1 shouia 11 ko tnem octter,
for i don't know ov enny thing
more unpleasant to view, than
an aktive loafer.
A Tiissmiro iz like a boy's
wind mill, on the cable end ov
a smoke house, in a gale, the
faster it coze around, the less
common sense thare seems tew
be in it. .
If pissmire!? haint got a des
tiny ov sum kind tew fill
they wear out moie shu leath
er than there rL enny religion
in. , , ;
The weasel haz an eye like
a hawk, and a tooth like a
; They kan Gee . on all thf e?
sides of a" right angle tri angla
board fence, at once, and kan
bite thru a side ov sole leather.
They alwus sleep with one
eye open, and the other on the
wink, and are quicker than
spirits ov turpentine, and, a
It iz no disgrace for a streak
ov litening tew strike at a wea
zel and miss him. '
If I owned a weazel, literv
ing mite strike at him all day
i for 50 cents a clip. . - '
I hav tried tew kill them in
a stun wall with a rifle, but they
would dodge the ball, when it
got within six inches ov them,
and stick their heads out ov
another krack, three fet; fath
They are the' hardest ki itter
amung the small game tew
ketch or kill, yu kant coax one
into a trap, and keep him thar,
enny more tnan you could
ketch a ray ov light,, with a
Weazela are skares, but the
supply alwus equals the de
mand, they aint useful only for
one thing, ana that iz to kill
They will kill 14 chickens
in one night, and take off the
blood with them, leaving the
corpse behind. -
I hunted 3 weeks for a wea
zel once (it iz now six yens
ago,) and knu just where he
was all the time, and haint got
I offered 10 dollars reward
for him, jiud hold the stakes
Every body in that neigh
borhood wuz after that weasel
nite and day, and I had tew
withdraw the reward to keep
from breaking up the district
skool, ,, . .
The skoolmaster threatened
tew su me if i diden't, and i
did it, for i hate a law suit
rather wuss than i do a weazle.
A weazle's skin, wore on
the neck, it iz said, will kure
the quinsy sore throt, but the
phellow who said this had a
sure thing; he knu nobody
could ketch the weazle.
1 wnz told, when i was a boy,
by a cunning cuss, that the
way tew, ketch a krow was tew
put sum salt on his tail. I
prakticed all one summer on
this, but never got sum krow.
I hav did things as foolish
as this since i hav quit being a
boyt but prefur tew keep mum
what they are.
Weazles hav got no wisdom,
but hav what ia sumtinies mis
taken for it, they hav got cun-
Cunning stands in the samo
relashun tew wisdura that a
tadpole diia to n frog, he may
git tew be a frog if he keeps on
growing, but he aint one now.
Wisdum knows how tew
jump, but about the best thing
that cunning can do iz to wig-
1 hav saw cunning men who
thought they wuz wize, but i
never saw a wize man who
thought he wnz cunning.
Remedy for Gapes in Chickens.
The fumes of carbolic acid
will kill the worm in the throat
of the chicken that produces
tho gapes. Place a few drops
of the acid in a ppoon ; hold
the spoon over a lighted can
dUV until the vapor is seen to
rise, when the head of tho'
young chicken, held in the
other hand, may be placed in
the vapor which it is thus
forced to inhale. Care should
bo taken not to continue tho
progress too long, until tho
fowl as well as the worm is
killed. ' A few moments will
suffice, ' Carbolic acid can bo
procured at any drug store. 3
Ole Bull and wife sail for
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