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VOL. 3.
FRIDAY, AlJlilL 13, 1855.
JN 0.34.
The M' Arthur Democrat.
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J. QlLI.l.V,
Adam Lynn,
Hanulen Furnace.
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Harrison Township.
llocrs Store,
B. P. HEWITT, Judge of Probate Court
W.L. EDMlSTON.Clerk Com.I'leas Court
E. F. BINGHAM, Prosecuting Attorney.
Wm, TISUE, Sheriff.
JOSEPH M GEE, Auditor.
J.SWtrSTON, Treasurer.
JAMES M ALONE, Reio.der.
EO. ULLOM, Coroner.
County Commissioners,
School Examiners,
E. A. liRA'lTON.
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With their
Vcti 0 flli e Adiesses,
CINCINNATI FtBNACl.. Wesi full, Stew-
rt if- Co., llamden. Reeds Mill P. 0.
Eagle Flbsacf. Stanley, Ecntley &
Co., Manufacturers of the test quulity
vf Tin Iron,
E.T. Post Office.
VlSTON Fvbnack, MfailS, Clark & Co.
Manufacturers of test quality ol l'ic.
lion, V 1 1) 1 on Furnsie Post CHiie.
II a i den FvKNAct, Fruzee, Tl rr 6. Co.
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Moore, J. B. ij- W. B. Wilitm, Win. C.
Wu Kfvii.tE. S. S. Mutrr, Ji I n Cillen.
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Hajicin. Davit & Coliim.
WiikitviLLE. Cline J Ciurdwr.
McAkTHUR.-J. G. Swctluml. B. C. Cowel
Atto r noy a I Law,
Will practice in Vinton and ndjoiiiing coun
ties. Office three doors West oi the fotl
Feb. 9, 1S52. 31 tf
CHAS. A. M, MimiH & CO.,
No. 55, Front Street,
January 20. 1654.--lr.
Manufacturers and Wholcsule dealcrt in
Ektwken Howard and Libkbty-sts.
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-Attorneys at Lmv.
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iy. Othce, lour doors east of Sisson & Hul
tens Hotel. ,
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mim wtiis &
Commission Ulcrcluints.
No. 65 & G7 Water Slrrd, NEW 'ORK
Febuary 17, '54. ly.
Attorney at Law,
WILL practice in Vintoo an.l ud joining
counties. 08;e, one dooteagtof the
'Win f onrK
Railroad Intelligence.
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On subject of the Scioto and Hocking
Valley Railroad, and Mineral
Lands in Ohio, together with a report
of Preston S. Lincolin, Assistant
Engineer of said Road, in
relation to its construction and
present condition.
BOSTON, February 22, 1855.
President the Board of Trade.
Sir, Hiving recently visile.l the
State or Ohio, and passed overt lie line
of Hie Scioto and Hocking Valley
liailroad, now in course ol construes
tion, in the counties of Jackson, Vin
ton, Hocking and Perry, and believing
that some account ot wliat we have
seen of that i-ection ol the country, and
ol the importance of railroad labilities
there, would be of interest to your
Board, as a representative of the busU
nes inteiest ol our city, we take the
liberty to address this communication
to you. uy relcrence to a in up of the
Slate of Ohio, upon which its railroads
arc noted, it will be seen that the load
relerrcd to will connect at Newark with
the Sandusky, Manield and Newark
Railroad, and when completed will
form a continuous line ol road from
I'oiUuioulh on the Ohio River with
Sandusky City on Lake Eiio, a dis
lance ol '2bl miles. The road has
been completed and is insuccesslul op.
eraiion iruin Portsmouth to the town
of Jackson, 41 miles, and the rails
will soon Le laid down a further dis
tance ol 12 milt, it is nearly graded
:liioughoiit,ai,d iv hi nthe need.ul means
are j roi in O.tiie w hole line ( ! 35 mile)
can be completed in a very fhnit lime.
This poi tion ol the great biate ol Ohio,
being to umoie Ii old the ;ieat thor-
ougliiaies, unU Imving hau Lit few
lainoud lacii.tits, is, compantiveh,
but little known in New England.
Ibe feiiuto and Hoiking ValTejs inn
ilnough bii txiciuingly rich noricultu
rat anu niineiui coimtrv. aboundiiif in
ihe lincst limberm has the while oak,
)fllow poplar, black and while walnut,
;ogr,r n iiple, ciicstnut, hickory, Uoch
uiu Ihe lUcun.Lirlrte. Smrral ol the
ingest stockholder-" in the Railroad own
nlonl 17b0 aires of coal and iron binds
in the imn.idiaic vicinity cl the road,
ot which the Icllowiug account will
give j on si n e ide, :
Sthaii AiLi.K.Salt Lick Township,
Yir) counh, Ohio; and also what is
chlled the '1 mi nel 'Jrnct; the former
containu.g fcbu aucs end the latleritS.
'Ihete two limisol land, logt ther w ith
liaitol ifcb acres situated in Vinton
cxui ty, (this Intttr, howevfr, we did
not examine,) making nil together.
1 licse In i ds nr iM'.dtrstnr.d nrre rnr-
i liiifcd cj-j rCisly and only lor their
mineral ii ceiltlt, their value depending
npwi the completion of the Scioto and
Hocking ahey Railroad, or at least
that pait of it which will conned these
mineral In r:ds w ill. I he Sandusky, Mans
field and Ntwaik Raihoad.
The coal ai d iion ere formation ol
Ohio cover an area of 1I,9i (J square
miles, or lull one third ol the area ol
ihe whole Slate.
The liisl question which arises as lo
the value of these lards is, thetjualitv
ana quantity oi me iron ore; it Uiun
understood that the Kailroad is completed.
Slraitsville is the centre of the great
co.il iield ot Ohio; there the coal is
thicker than at any other point; conse
quently it is more puie here than at an
other place. As we diverge Ironi
Slraitsville we find the coal growing
thinner, and ot course mote sulphuri
ous and earthy maiter in it. The thick
ness of the great vein is 22 feet the
quality ot this coal is superior to an)
which has been put into market: ver
free frcm sulphur, makes but little ash",
es, ai d the veiy best quality of coke,
of a high silvery lustie, and a sharp
metallic- ring. This coke works per
lectly well in the cupola for melting
pig to run the finest ol castings.
The coal, lor making gas, is of a
superior quality.
The next vein of coal, lying below
the 22 Icet vein, is 8 feet thick: thi
coal w e consider of Letter quality titan
the upper vein; it lias a great cover on
it, and ol course is mote compact.
For making coke and lor smelting orrs
this coal is almost as pure as cha coal.
The lower stratu.n ol coal lies nearly
as low as the bed of the stream, and is
six feet thick; the quality is equal to
the other veins.
As to the quantity of coal in the
Straitsville lands, 880 acres, we esti
mate the available thickness of the
three "Strata," after aliowirg for pil
lars and waste, at 25 feet of coal; at 28
cubic feel to the ton, the three seams
will ield 30,000 tons of merchantable
coal per acre. The area ol coal, alter
allowing for ravines and brakes in the
coal measures, is 700 acres; (his will
give 21,000,000 Dns of merchantable
coal. The slack we count as of no
value; but il iron works should be erec
ted there, it is half price.
are four of ore: 1st,.
Shell Ore, on hill lops, 8 inches thick;
2d, Lime Stone Ore, a lew feet above
the great vein ufcoai, 15 inches thick;
3J, Kidnty Ore, in deposites of very
line quality; but we could not determine
its quantity; 4ih, Ulocli Ore, 30 inches
thick. These ores will yield about
8,000 tons to the acre; 700 acres will
yield 5,000,000 tons of ore.
The Tunnel, Tbact, so called, of
2S8 acres, yields.
Bituminous -oal six feet thick; this
is of superior quality lor ordinary pur
poses; but not so good lor coke and
smelting of ores, as the Siratsvillecoal,
though lor making steam.and lor house
or domestic use, is of good quality,
Estimating 250 acres or coal, and 9,
000 tons to tne acre, gives 2,250,000
tons. j
Cunucl Coal, Id inches thick; 250
acres at 2.00U tons to the acre gives
500,000 tuns. This coal is ol a very
superior quality.
There are also two beds of iron ore
here, which will yield 4,000 tons to
tho acre; 250 acres will give 1,000,.
0UU tons ol ore. Tins ore is of aanie
quality as at Slraitsville.
we consider tins tract ol land very
valuable, on account o iu bed o! Can
nel Coiil. The Railroad will pass
through the centre ol tins tract down a
ravine, where coal and ores can be
conveniently and cheaply loaded.
vinto.n c.ou.uv Lands; 488 acres.
We ate inloinud by the owners ot this
tract, luat it was purchased chiefly for
us ores. 1st, Ulocli Ore at the Sum-
nut; 12 niches. 2d, Shell Ore, 50 leet
below; 8 inciies. 3J, Utd Lime Stone
Ore; 30 niche thick. These veins
wiil yn-lil 10,000 tons ol ore per acre:
400 acies gives 4,000,000 tons.
1 wo Lids ol Coal average six feet;
9.000 tons to acre, 400 acres will yield
1,000,000. This coal, ot which we
saw samples, is not as good as that at
atraitsvilu ; but it would answer well
ic.rsle.un purpose, lor house use, and
lor paits ol lion manufacture; but will
not make a coke suitable for the smel
ling ol ores.
t or an Analysis of (he Coal and Ores
belonging lo inese lai ds,see Dr. Hayes'
Ri poii ai company ing this.
On these Mineral Lands there is a
large growth ol oak, yellow poplar and
blaik walnui; sand stone for building
pin poses ol very superior quality, and
in great quantity ; w liite sum! stone suit
able u r glass milking; white pipe clay ,
oil stones, lire brick, slate, black mar
Lie. The salt rock underlies the w hole.
There are silt wells in the vicinity.
The lands are rich to the summit ol
the hills, making good pasturage, and
y ieldiog good crops. The climate is
We estimate that it will not take
more than one half ol the coal to woik
up the iron ores.
1'ig iron, made from these ores, is
known iu the market by the name ot
hanging liock Metal, and is the best
nig, und brings the highest price ol
any metal, e-.tiier for loundry or forge
uses. All the metal made ot Hang
inn Hock. There are 30 or 40 lurna
ces Ironi the Mocking Kim to the
Ohio, some 90 ini.es, making pig iron
ol the best quality, tor machinery cast
inis, car vvneels, cx
We examined cu.,1 and ores along the
line of tne Scioto and Hocking Rail
road, lor nearly 100 miles. As we
went south liom Slraitsville we found
that lue coal wasol poorer quality; but
the iron ores are equally as good as ai
alraitsville; and the lied Lame stone
Ore, w hich is lotind along the line ol
the lailroud, is ol the best quality, be
ing 4 leet thick; and it smells vei v Ire?
ly, taking only 2J- tons ol ore to make
a ton of pig metal. Ihe pig meta
made liom mis ore is equal to Scotch
The transposition of ores, coals and
pig metal, along the line of this road,
w lien it is completed, must Le immense,
as ttie road iiins Ihrouli the heart ol
he Ohio minerals; but lor a complete
and lull statement ol the h flairs and
prospects ol the Sciolo and Hockim;
Valley Kailroad, see Mr. Lincoln's
report annexed hereto.
Coal can be mined and delivered on
the banks, or in the coal cars on the
Kailroad, at 75 cents per ton of 2,240
lbs. This includes the cost ot timber
ing and ventilating the workings, keep
itr the track and cars in repair, cost ol
tools, caud.es and
Ores can le mined and delivered at
the liirnaces tor $1,50 per ton of 2210
lbs., it tliey are mined no far oft.
The Sciolo and Hocking Valley Kail
road runs through such a vast quantity
ol coal and ores, and the ores at diner
eut locations vary iu their qualities so
much that the iron master will get his
ores Iroin various places to improve the
quality of his iron. The iron master
at Slraitsville will want the rich Red
Lime Stone Oie from the South, to
mix with his Grey Lime Stone end
Block Ore; this will make the cost
about $2,50 per ton, at the furnace
and iron makers at the south want
Slraitsville coal.to enable them to make
a first quality of iron; this will make
the cost of mantilacturing equal at di(.
fewnt points, and will give a great
amount ol transportation to the road. -Timber
can be made cpon the ground
lor 9 per M, ol oik and poplar.
Rkd Bhick can be made f.)r $2,50
pe M, of best quality, atii' all builds
ings should be ot tins material. Hons-
es lor work men can be built, lourtene-
ments in a block, lor 1501) per block,
which would rent lor $G0 per aiiium,
pef tenement.
Ljmk Stone is in abundance for the
fpst quality, and lime can be made for
10 cents per bushel.
-- Fihic Brick of two qualities can be
made. Those made ol clay would
cost $8 per M. those made of whet
stone, $15 pir M. This is a business
whijh may be carried on very exten
sively, and with a large profit Fire
Brick, of good quality, uie now all
made in Bolivar, about 60 miles east
of Pittsburgh; and are transported from
there through Ohio and Kentucky, and
supply most of the furnaces and iron
woi ks ol that part of the West
The richness ol the ores, requiring
only 2"f tons to make a ton ot pig, and
luepuiityol the coal, will produce
pig iron of the best quality, lor 15 per
ion; second quality, $13 per ton. A
ready market is ulwau louud at Ports
mouth, on the Ohio River, or at differ
ent places on tne lake; bul 10 give a lull
detail of the maiiulacture of iron it
would be necessary to have complete
drawings and .pecitications made.
In Older lo make the coal liclds avail
ble the Scioto and HocKiug Valley
ailroad must ec finished as far us
Snailsville. '
From what we saw and could learn,
we think that the two Railroads, ( San
dusky, Mansfield and Newark, and
Scioto and Hocking Valley,) connect
ing Lake Erie at Sandusky, with the
Ohio River at Poitsmoutn, must be
good pay ing roads, they run through s0
rich a coumry in mineral and agncu.
lural wealth. These two roads cross
i-everal others running East and West
which are particularly mentioned in
tne report ol Mr. Lincoln, and are the
only ones running north and south in
tuat pai l ol tne tna'e. The ureal amount
ot coal w hich w ill be transported over
ihe Scioto and Hocking V alley Rail-
oad, as soon as it is completed, will
be a sure business lor every day. The
mines who own the mineral lands
snou.d be the principal proprietors of
uie roads, and tuere by control the trans-
lortatrou ol coals. We think that a
Company who may own these coal
lields, and who can control the trans-
loitatiou, cannot tail to make it very
valuable pioneity, the quality ot these
coals being such as would always com-
maua a ready sale, and at a higher
price than any oilier coal brings. Jno.
U. Uobiiison, .Lsq., Superintendent ot
ihe Sandusky, Mansfield and Newark
Railroad, lulonned us that he could not
agiee to Ireight over that road more
man 1 ,20 J.fJUU tons yearly, with a sin
gle track, and do the ordinary and reg-
ular business ot ihe road. This amount
w ould supply Ihe demand but a short
lime; lor uie increase ot the consump
tion oi coal lor railroads, steamship
nav igatiou, various inanulai turiug purs
pose, and house uses, is so great that a
uouble track would soon be needed
England, lieland. Scotland and Wales
contain 11,859 square miles ol coal
lands; Ohio contains 11,900 square
miles. The Canuel Coal of the Tun
nel Tract, belore referred to, is super-
,.. L'....l. .1. i 1 II ,
ioi iu uie jjiigiisu iiauuei usually snip
ped to this country; and the Bitumin
ous Coal ol Siritsville is equal to the
Splint Coal ol Scotland, or to the coal
ol England, both of which are used
now in the maiiulacture ot pig metal.
1 hecoal trade ot Ore at liritain in
lb53 was as lollows:
Capital invested, $50,000,000.
Annual production, 37, 000,000 tons.
Value at pit's mouth, $50,000,000.
Value at place ol consumption, $100-
London alone consumed 3,G00,000
In I860, 180,439 tons of coal were
shipped to tins country from England
and the British Provinces; in 1853,
231,508 tons; iu 151 the demand could
not be supplied. Manufacturing has
made this great demand lor bituminous
coal; railroads,steam engines and steam
vessels, w ill rapidly increase the enor
mous consumption.
Iron Trade of the United Kingdom.
Total Exports from the United
Kingdom in 1852:
Pig iron, 240,491
Bars and Rails, 5(8,996
Rods, l&,b"9G
Ot which were shipped lo the Uni
led States,
Pig Iron, 101,230
Bars and Rails, 33 1,224
Rods, 1,439
, 439,893
Leaving tons, 368,290,
for the requirements of the rest of the
The above statistics were taken from
the Loudon Mining Journal, of April
1st, 1804.
Great Britain made in 1813, 2,200,
000 tons ol Iron. We have inserted
these Statistics of Coal and Iron, to
show their vast importance and con
sumption. "It is hardly possible," says Mr.
McCullnrh, "Id exgerate the advan-
laires which Eiidand derives from lirr
vast beds of coal, lathis climate luel
ranks among the necessaries ol life,
and it is to our coal mines that we own
abundant and cheap supplies of sr in
dispensable an article. Our coal mines
are the principal sources and foundi-
lion ol our manulaetunng and com
mercial prosperity. Since the inven
tion of the steam engine, coal has be
come of the highest importance as a
moving power."
We have thus given you a pretty
full account of our views ot tlia im
mense value of these mineral lands, hi
order to show the great importance ol
opening a Railroad communication
with them, and the advantages it would
be lo Boston lo secure a leadinz inter
est in this business. All that is need
ed to accomplish this is to secure here
such an amount of the Stock of the Sci
oto and Hocking Valley Riilroad
(which can now, in the present depres
sed condit.on of all railroad shares, be
had at very low rates) as to insure the
speedy completion of this road. Be
sides the direct advantage of this busi-
uess winch would accrue to our city,
if a considerable interest in this work
should be owned here, lliere would be
a large general trade in d y goods and
other merchandif e secured to us. There
are alieady many large and growing
towns on the line of this road, which
have a lare business. This business
would, as you will readily see, rapidly
increase, from what we learned, the
[From the Cincinnati Commercial.]
Bloody Riot in the Eleventh Ward.
Destruction of a Ballot Box.
Yesterday afternoon a tremendous ex
riieineut was stirred up by ihe news I
iliul ill -re had brcn desperate drilling
ind several men killed in the Eleveeih
Ward. We hurried to the scene of ac
tion, and on the way met a gentleman,,
culling himself an 'American,' who had
si.arirlied Pap Taylor and J. J. Dennis
lorin his ticket, and who, therefore, i
moderate and sensible irwn. He i iiform
ml us thai there haj been suvugs Rghl
ing in the Elerenth Ward, bul uobodt
killed. He suid that early in the day
the Germans hail taken possession ol
the ruins und were decidedly insolent to
Americans," bin that every quiet mun
of both sides who attempted to lute and
was quuhficd to do so, met with no dif
ficolty. There was some fij;liiii);; ei rl y
in the day. in which ihe Germans were
iriosi numero'is. and came on victori
ous. '-Bui'said our informant, '"the
American boys were the best fighters,
there was no mistake about that they
Knocked the Dutch right and left."'
We passed On, and overtook a Know
Nothing friend on the way to the
blcody Eleventh. Hundreds of men, in
express vvigmis and buggies, and on
horseback, passed furiously along the
street toward the Mohawk Engine House,
here the disturb!, nee was taking place,
and the sidewalks weie lined. When
near ihe polls, . we met a well known
K. N. who paused lo converse with the
friend we were walking wiih, ami stated
that I lie Dutch' had been cheating in the
Eleventh (hut more volts were already
polled than there were male residents
in the Wd that the ballot-box would
be destroyed in consequence of the fraud
ulent voting.
In the fight that occured about noon
i Mr. Brow ii w as wounded, and the fore
man of Frank Link's brewery stabbed in
i lie luHgs. The wounds of these indi
viduuls were thought to be dangerous
Many other. persoea are severely hurt.
Rumors of all descriptions weVe fly
ing thickly. The K. N. said that there
had been fraudulent voting. The Demo
crais denied it. The judges and clerks
of the election protested that everything
had beeu done on the square, while
sundry excited Know Nothings asserted
that little Dutch boys had been allowed
to go up and thrust handful of tickets
into the ballot-box
The Germans had a large cannon on
Jackson's Hill, and were amusing them
selves by firiii,? over the town occasion
ally, The K. N' having whipped ihe
Germans at the polls. dispatched a detach
cue ii t to capture the artillery, whi:h was
lone without much loss otblood, and the
trophy of victor, drawn to the Eleventh
Want polls. The sword of the Com
mauder of the German gun squad wag
also-taken, and one of the most flaming
of the victors ilourished it continually,
anil snouted until only a hoarse gasp
answered ihe most resolute efforts of
his lungs.
About the polls, when we arrived, was
a great crowd, cheeiug vociferously for
tailor. Many of them had a little Star
Spangled Banner uitli "Pap Taylor"
pruned on it uxed about their hats, and
nearly all hud the K. N. ticket pinned
to tl eir breast. The multitude seemed
to rally around a Urge banner inscribed
"James D. Tuylor und the whole Tick
ell" From four to fivec'clock but feivGer
mans could b seen eu'in upon the
outskirts of the crowd, and they weie
very quief. All of them who had mani
fested excitement had left the ground,
being earnestly advised to do so by
American friends. It was evident that
Uie polls were in possession of K. N.'s.
The Judges were urged to close the door
and secure the ballot-box, but they re
fused to do ao, considering lhat. there
was no danger. The Mayor wis upon
the ground, bul be did not seem to uu
dersland that the danjet wi imminent
At intervals of about , five. rntnutei.
stones and brickbats flew brllilT;cau
iug uncoinfoit&bU sensations! ja the.
spectators. . , .
Fights were occtiring conlinally. A
cry would be raised, a rush made, and
prjii-ntly same poor German, who, bad.
imprudently ventured into the crowd,
or some friend of a Germin. who had'
not been sufficiently discreet to hold
hi toigiie, would siagger' fiomi th
throng covered with dust, and. bleed iug.
About the angle formed by Vina
street and th Hamilton Road, tha row
was inie9sat,t. A number of Individual
evidently en:v d io do the rough work
charpj ar.iiii.ii with' firry tares, dusty
ami bloody i lollies, looking ferociout
as inid doi'a. , ' . 'f
We stood on s pile of sand opposite
the engine house, and overlooked tha
scene. We saw one gray headed man,
dressed, run for his life down Vine St.,
pursued by hulfu dozen furious boy,
who recklessly hurled stone after him.
A stout, rough looking man, iu an ex
press wagon, r ho shouted "Hurrah for
Fa ran," was terribly beaten. A young
man of German descent, described by a
b)8tander as "a very flue fellow, quiet
and hard-working," .Wa whipped un
mercifully, and as In reeled homeward,
blind with blood and dust, the blood
running copiously from his face, and
one eye swollen dreafully from a blow
with a stone, an acquaintance of hi
family remarked: "There, now, that is
a sliama. His mother will faint' when
she sees him " One sturdv German wi '
saw struck fairly in iln head with a
stone, and reiriuiniiij on his feet.. He
was struck repeatedly with colts, but.,
did not sccomb, and made his escape.
Miyor Suelbiker looked on very at--teulivcly.
The streets were filled with,
thousands of persons, and the constant '
hurried trampling, and the pussing of
carriages stirred up a thick dust. Every''
window that commanded a view of tha
scene of action was filled with spectator.-,
yet the ground immediately in .
fiont of the engine house was not dense
ly crowded, being considered, we pr. ,- "
sume, as it certainly wm, dangerous let- !
About Ave o'clo;k a rush was rr.ida
by about thirty men, closely followed
oy perhaps three hundred more, for tho
ballot-bun. Mayor Snelbaker had taken
his position in front of the box, and wa
saw him for some lime struggling to
check the inoii, and heard his . voice
commanding the peace. But he was '
roughly handled, his ctothts bwiTg'Wt'u, -and
several rude blos Indicted on his
peisun. A dense crowd pressed about
the door a lull nun made several des
perate efforts to pass those who were
endeavoring to proiect the box, and fin
ally leaded upon the table where the
box ivus placed, when there was a great
sound ol splitting wood, occasioned by
crushing of ilie tliairs uud table:, a gen :
er-il shouts, Mid some lifiy persons rush- '
ed or were lorced into the engine room, '
lu a moment the ballot-box vvus thrown :
out with considerable force, strikins a .
ma nou ihe shoulder, who stood one third
of the d iaiuuce across the stree.t. It then
reached the ground, ami wjs immediate
ly assaulted by a largj number, who
ituinpod il to fragments and scattered
llie tickets far and wide. This act was
pe.ipetrated under ihe very fold of the
banner inscribed, "James D. Tajlorand
the whole ticket,'' and tho cry of the ,
mob, as the work was done, wa "Unr
rah for Pup Taylor!" ,
It is 8 j id the box contained near thir
teen hundred ballui3,at least one thou- 1
sand of which weie for Mr. Faran. Per
sons who undertook to justify the atro- '
city of destroying the box, stated that
there had been cheating permitted by
the Germans, and that the 'Dutch bul
lies refused, during the early part of the
day, to permit any ballots lo be depos
ited in the box that were not of the Da- .
uiucratic stain p.'
One man with a severe cut on his
head, said that he had been knocked
dowu because he had stationed himself
at the polls to challenge German vote's.
The exciiement was terrible, and the
Pap Taplor flag, and the cannon captur
ed on Jackson Hill, which had been
loaded with brick bats, wete followed -down
the street by a multitude ripe for 1
any outrageous performance whatever.
The leaders of the crowd seemed to be
drunk, and if they were not, were cer
tainly raving maniacs. Warning was
given a', the ninlli ward polls that a mob
was coming, and the polls were closad .
some minutes before C o'clock.
I he Pap Taylor flag and the cannon
were next taken to ihe Thirteenth Ward
w here savage lighting eusued, with what
result we did uot learn. The mob then
proceeded lo groan in front of the Ea-,
quirer office, aud thence to the Times
ollice, where, we presume a Benediction ,
was pionouncrd by Pap, though wa
were uot iuformed precisely what tras- .
ErFECTO.vt, Method fob Destotiso
Rats. A correspondent of the Geuessee
Furaer gives the following method fot .
destroying rats. He says :
'One day a stranger came to the house
to buv some barley, and hearing my fath
er mention the dilTicufty he had in free
ing the house of Jhese disagreeable ten. -ants,
he said he could put them in the.'
way of getting rid of thera wita very
little tiouble. His directions were aim, i
ply these : mix a quantity of arsenic :
with any sort of grease, and plaster it
pretty thick around all their holes.
The rats, he said, if they did not eat
the poison, would soil their coats in '
passing through the holes, and a, like .
all furred animals, they are very clean- .
ly, and cannot ennure any dirt upon. ''
their coats, to remove the offensive nut-
ter they would lick their fur, and thus
destroy ihemselti. This plan wa im- ,
mediately put in practice, end In a .
month' lime not a rat was to bs seen
ibut the home oi barn.

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