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Elyria Independent Democrat (Newspaper) - September 16, 1874, Elyria, OhioDemocrat published every wednesday Block 3d Story i Awold s Book Stock. N subscribers in Bilvais a. T5 Uii within Trio year .2 of advertising rates. Geo o. Washburn publisher and proprietor. Liberty a had the. Of Avo s. A. Burre1.l, Printer. In a vol. No. 1. Business Elyria Lorain co., Ohio wednesday september 16, 1874. Whole 1155. One Dollar per for one it Coats Tor each subsequent inner ton than ire months. One year. A of for cards for _ of no Square one year. _ 1o of addition us Square not excusing a 4 00 each additional Square Orer three. 3 of Lor six months so per to or three months to percent to be added. Advertisements shone be marked with he number of insertions required. When not o marked they will be continued until it and charged at the Ratee above spell text. C. I i i v. No counsellor it fuck Law. Leo. T. Metcalf mid Law. Oblo. Kolin so. 6. Kly Iii. At Aud notary i1 Ubelio. Moot Over Litis Woid s look h. Doolittle. 1 Public and into Oun evs at Elyria. Ohio. Willce in be oho Mook. One door of 1 Ost l u to. _. Geo. I Luxey at Law and Justice of the a i Uoo. Luebe Shock. Elyria. Ohio. _ at Law. Office on pub he i Ark Fri Ohio. d and thu business entrusted to him in tied Ltd to. John Benham manufacturer of Carrl Kos. Sprine wagons wagons. Ai. First class materials used and All new work warranted. Avon Lorain co., Ohio. N Baldwin University Mellea 01iiu. Voll and experienced corps of instructors. Comprises 1 a Coll get arts. 2 a College of pharmacy. S a con Mereial per Trent. 4 a department of Fine arts a Large increase of students in the past three years. Winter term opens january 8th. Istl. W. Go Max b. To. To Hodoh Tok. We. Ii. To Fokker. Ii Oughton amp tick he. Carriages _ dealers in marriages jul gics and wagons new aug second orders for Wood idled Avioli promptness. Will also give Especial attention to the Purchase and Salu of heal estate. A pets mortgages houses drawn to order. Of Floe no. Iii i Road St., Elyria Ohio. N 1 0 ii o pm Cut Delkus in Keal estate. Agents for and Accident insurance. Will pay special attention to Solus in All kinds of property either it private Sale or auction. Will also negotiate Loans collect notes accounts and rents but and sell notes and mortgages Willoe in Beebe Block Over Tost Ollice Hiya in Ohio j. I kick. Ciko. K. . Notary Public. Auctioneer. Livery and Board stable to nil trains fare 25 cents. Still at work tsum. Kew let. Tailor ankh ii for Pas i. It i favors would announce that lie has moved his shop pyor in unit Bolti s store he will to to wait upon his friends and customers. Cottine clone on Short notice and work trim Muen to properly made. A Clyvis March 29th. 1s69. Tit ii Oto of Price of cigars amp tobacco lord amp Are whole Saliny chm ving nil smoking tobacco Sis follows Fine Cut go cents to Bracking 26 to 45 cents. Cigars to por m. A Myrln March 18th, 1872. Of Hale amp Fay. I. T l Ounkis mud counsellors at a Kab via Olio. Usu Cebu Union Lillock. N. Johnson. To outset und counsellor at Law. A Public i Ark. Klovia. Ohio. Hale toll keys at amp Bayley. Law Hack a incr Ohio. amp Poppleton. Tutor keys Aud counsellors at Law will a promptly attend to All business Cut Nistl a the r Faro in Lorain and adjoining counties will also practice in the u. S. Cure iut and t strut court in Ohio. Special give Utcy Couett ions. Lucu Limebu Block Islona Ulizio. Phy Simian s. Mrs. Office South aplist hours from 8 a. Ii logins in. D. Street Glrst floor East of i a. Elyria Ohio. Ollieu South of Jive Btu House. Tie Iii Nice 5tn St., a Eft yest Avenue. Elyria. Ohio. G. In. Peck Ham m. D. With c. Downing son mrs. Ely 3 Block. Office hours from 10 a. M., to 12 it., from i ., to 4 p. M., can be found at Vilice every Uig lit unless professionally absent. _ h. Tyl Irell m. A if Icli in Baldwin s Lillock opposite the lie Etc Rouse. Residence to. In 4tb St., next to the l Uibo Lic Nuvoli. Brooder and dealer in Hereford cattle i Are blooded if Biry Elyria Ohio. Massey. Amp Kenyon. and dealers in nil kinds of foreign and Domestic cigars smoking 1 Iii boy articles chewing und Smo Klug tobacco Broad St., opposite i Cebo Clinise Elyria Ohio. amp cunning u am manufacturers and dealers in and Domestic cigars und Hewins and smoking tobacco of tie Best brands for Sale at wholesale or retail. Shop opposite Tho depot Elyria Ohio. 954-u Metcalf John Giusso. amp g1bson. Manufacturers and dealers in flour Grain Mill feed orders promptly attended to and delivered in Elyria ire of charge Cash paid Tot All kinds of Grain. Limrick Mill main Street Elyria Ohio. Solh Jitu s and attorney s Lor u. S. A i Ore Cru patents 127 Superior Street Clov Elaud Ohio. With associated Ollice in Washington Aud f reign countries. Unit to Mungavin House and dix1xg h close to depot. Elyria Ohio .1. ,1. -noavk.n, Choice brands of ales. Wines Zigurs 9tly twelve hours in Mil s. J. Howard a k1skr and hair Dresser. Warm and cold Baths at All hours. One door West or the Leebe House Elyria Ohio. G. 11. Sherwood. Ii Sicin and su11gkox. Calls porn priv attended to. Oil West Side i Niblic pm Elyria. Ohio. And residence Corner of Broad St k r and West Avenue opposite augur icon Oil ice hours Truin 1 to i. O. , a h. Cuhsi.ng1iam. Choice cigars sneaker amp John Savage Btu Scheit and dealer in fresh and Salt meats Kast Side of Public Siniue Lyrin Ohio. 11 is customers May Reft assured to no pains will he spared to give Thiu entire satisfaction Elvria. Aub.19th.1887. Dealers in and r. U., Froin s to 10 Sampsel Bros. And sure icons. I to ions from 10 is a. M., and from 1 to 3 m quention Laid to Cills at All hours. La o. Lockwood. surgeon has permanently i located it Black River Lorain county Ohio where he will give prompt attention to ill Prol Essi Oual Calls Lles Deuce on Elyria by. C. B. Knowlton a Mist. Ollief of. D. Carpenter s i lock Hertin Ohio. C. B. Star. H. O. Stark. Stakh Brothers amp c o. I in american and foreign dry u Good groceries. Hardware. Hoots shoes leather ii ail made clothing 1 hints oils ran. Stoves nulls ac., a. .1 w. E. I kooks. J. K. Brooks amp co. I in , groceries. Family supplies paiute oils and Glass Elyria o. I1annan amp Obitts. I in hardware groceries cry stoves and tin Ware and und dealers in. Chouse vats milk cans Aid All kinds of cheese factory Stock. Special intention Given to. Iron and in hooting a. Elyria o. W ale and retail dealer in groceries French confectionery fruits All t i of tobaccos Choice liquors and Fine ales for medicinal purposes. 1-Eoples , to. 1, cheap Side Elyria Obio. Tobaccos the an Nonnon to the Public that we have opened a shop at the Corner of Wash Ashington and lir Oad streets Elyria. Ohio. We will keep on hand a Choice of foreign and Domestic cigars warranted to puff themselves and rive entire satisfaction. We a ill also keep a variety of chewing and smoking tobacco of the Best brands All of which we sell at wholesale amp retake. Our Long experience in the manufacture of cigars enables us to say Vith entire Cou fluence that we can satisfy the most taste Lions Lover of tie Weed. Orders respect fully solicited. T . Elyria february s7th 18tj. Chas. H Kracht vrovu1f.toh of Elyria Shay Flag parlor Kooms on Boond Street under savings Bank o. Experienced Barbers Only. Shop Nat and orderly. Amp Sqq wholesale and Tail de Tilers in c an pics 1 Rench Jon ecu query fruits nuts Toby Una Choice brands it cigars pipes groceries Elyria of in Yankee notions Gold jewelry of All kinds. Yokl and Silver udoies Terni a Silver Anil plated spoons Rosius butter knives a. Also Silver spoons our own manufacture warranted pure. Druggists. I la j. Manville amp co. Val Khz in drugs and medicines re i eries paints oils Glass Uye stuff of Emery. Fancy Arti Cius pros icy Arti Cius sign Ollie Leolden j la Star the new drug store. Bb1l.ueks. Dickinson amp Johnson. and dealers in Sash. Doors. Lilinda to. Also manufacturers of sawed Iii Glos. Slip North of jul idiot Elyria Ohio. _pa1ntjeksj. K. W. Tow. 11. Toun. Todd Todd. House sign ant Zabu Macje painters. A raining. Glazing and taper Llu ngon Shore notice. Mixed paints on shop Kast Broad St. Amp Iio comb i s. W done hand for aule. Allen ornamental painters doors West of Seebe House Ohio. All varieties of painting and Nikiper hanging executed in the neatest style. Ouse is shop two Stock v _ Lussey s Block Elyria Ohio. Department Elyria in charge of mrs. Is jul. Llort. For ii i is Ana hour of session Amov f it Telegraph thege. I j. G. . . J. A fins a Atubeh of fill maker s regulators jello a new Block Elyria. C clocks in Schroom no. 1, Odd Pond. Of the celebrated Hub Ohio. See Nerur Kjelly. In Mason amp Philpot s Block near the depot. Cross or to some of the county by him. H a Cleveland Ohio. Stoves tin Sheet Iron amp Copper fare. Just arrived the largest assortment of Cook stoves Over seen in the county. We Honvo now Ilia lines assortment of stoves in the Market it our new store no 55, Broad St. Requested n Nils Tho hand have u full lieu of Karpovs of Peixia our it no style of milk Host Ever used we in m i to k c a k cheaper than Ever milk coolers cheese hoops the Host. Hoop Evi v us a. I and Dairy i por on who incl Diug should exp nine our eave to Ong the neatest Aiki Best Way of put Ting up trough and will last twice As lung As with Atnipp. Our Sheet Iron roofing s the cheapest Anil Best Kozoil psf that Cruz be. Than shingles invt v full soil. It costs but in tic and will last a life time. So vement of Massy Kenyon amp co. Amp vim is to abbe if Outen Uncle dealers in foreign and Domestic cigars pipes snuff Cigar holders. Smokers fancy articles and Fine Cut chewing amp smoking tobaccos of the Call and St brands. Dealers Are invited to examine our Stock As we have the und sell at the lowest Cash prices. Shop Kast Side Public Square. Elyria Ohio. October 8.1th. 1810. 952-Ly Beebe House Well store. Chas. W. Smith jeweler an dealer in Fine Gold and Silver clocks jewelry. Spectacles cutlery fancy goods. Toys Len zoos pocket Gold jew Eirv House fms ii goods. Tin Ware. Claim bar Sci a. Lohing 1 promptly . Tin and Sheet Iron flooring galvanized Iron Cornice and window Caps Kave trough amp spout1xg Givens a Call examine our Stock. Isom Thror a. No. Uroil a. The Ohio Farmer s insurance co. Cash accumulations . Organised 13-13. Having Twenty six exp Briciu e. Doing business in no other state. Can ii Ord to and does insure at if a rates than any Othero Sipany. Prompt personal attention will he Kinn to All business communications addressed to i. W. 1 Omro accent. 1127.11 office no. Block Elyria. Passage Agency. Old Kytan listed foreign Kuro Peau steamship age exch Nore nay. Payable in every part of Europe also letters of credit. Passage tickets to and i1 rom Liverpool London Glasgow Londonderry Bristol Cardiff Norway Sweden or Denmark by Way of new York or Philadelphia by either of the following lines Cunard National. Gu10n, , 06-1 incan. Sustak red Star. American. W. . At first National in not. Watches warranted close Traer ladies and gents cold and Silver chains. Sportsmen s goods. To w. Amp sox Are prepared to execute All work in and sire prepared to mute my the kinds of plates. Operating made a specially sole for porcelain work in the county. Rooms no. 66, Broad Street. The Domic Mio. The Light running Domestic a Quick Domestic. A. A willing a willing Domestic a competent Domestic a useful Domestic a no i necessity. A Domestic it you want Wolcott at Elyria. S. One of tie most exciting and eventful trips on record. We copy Luiei of lowing account of uie balloon Assension from Cleveland Isom the Cleveland. Reporter was 01.10 of Tho company Tho voyage of the Mammoth Ija Loon which from Cleveland soon after eleven o clock on Friday september Atli and came Down .12 hours later at Smith s Creek eleven Miles from. Port Huron Michigan after i most singularly erratic and circuitous course was truly a memorable one for the Cleveland nine tears who accompanied the skilled and scientific aeronaut professor Samuel p. King and or. L. L. Holden who has so often been his companion in his us real trips As to be considered almost a the recollections of the slowly passing hours of that delicious september afternoon As we floated dreamily through uie Nir scarcely conscious of motion jct driving along at tie rate of from Twenty to forty indies an hour will Long linger among the pleasant memories of a life time while the events of the evening As we went Rushing on through the darkness Over Lake and Forest and Stream and Hill with the thrilling incidents of our hazardous but successful Landing at dead of night a dded to the trip All tie excitement of Romance rarely experienced in real life. T11k staut. From the Public Square amidst the shouts of the vast multitude has already been described in the local columns of the Herald. At ten minutes past Cloven o clock All being ready professor King severs with his knife tie rope that holds to Tho Earth the huge monster that is uneasily swaying to and fro and we Rise rapidly above the dense throng that surrounds us. Pc Var can we forget the Roar of shouts and cheers that greeted us As we sped upward into mid air. As we Rise higher and higher the noise grows und less distinct until at length the thousands of voices Blond and into a Low confused hum. Nook of till i at Tiv fell or at least manifested any fear although the novel and Peculiar sensations which thrilled through and thro those of us to whom the experience was new As we soared far above the Earth language has no Power to adequately describe. To prove to each other that we arc not afraid we Exchange observations As we lean Over the Edge of the Basket or stand clinging to the ropes and wave hats or handkerchiefs in response to the Farewell greetings of the throng below. Glorious in t it says one replies another As we look Down around us at the Panorama of wondrous Beauty and grandeur. Hued had Leet up. Professor King says live minutes after the cutting of the rope. The great City lies below Xis like a painted picture. Its streets Are alive and the House tops everywhere covered with people who seem like insects creeping about upon tie surface. The note the course of the River As it winds its tortuous Way thro the Valley to the Lake. Newburg with its smoking chimneys acid gleaming ires is in full View while far beyond the confines of the City an almost boundless landscape of Flold and Forest and Village Breaks upon our vision widening in extent As we soar aloft. Our huge ethereal Craft veers to the Westward Aud slowly lint surely we Drift. Ovelt the . The professor pays out the a Large rope three Hundred and Lifty feet in length which is suspended from the Botton of the Basket or car the Rise of which will be observed As the narrative progresses. Cannot avoid some misgivings As we cast our eyes anxiously out upon the Brond expanse of water above which our course lies but As we sail along so quietly and smoothly a sense of Security gradually takes Possession of our minds. At Twenty minutes past eleven we Are two thousand feet High with tie Aid of a Glass we can still distinguish common objects and can see the people gazing after us with upturned faces and waving their hats in kindly Adieu. As we go out upon the Lake we arc gradually ascending our Onward course being northwesterly and the balloon casts its Green Shadow upon the Placid bosom of the water below. A Short distance from the Shore we pass directly Over a vessel which looks like a. Child s toy. At half past eleven we Are nearly to lire thousand Fket High Aud directly Over the water works crib. To can see the Ripples made by the lowing in of the water from the Lake. We can see upon the crib two or three persons who look like Mere specs. We gave them three cheers and can faintly hear their shouts in response. A few minutes later and we strike an upper current and throwing ont a few of ballast we mount toward the East. Our course turns Down tie Lake and we Are thirty five Hundred feet High going in a northeasterly direction. The Lake shimmers in the Bright sunlight like Sheet of burnished Silver. At 11 30 we throw ont More ballast Ami up still higher we go. West of the Lighthouse on the pier a fog seems to have settled Over land while a Short distance East of that Point the magnificent View of the Shore and the City is perfectly Clear Aud unobstructed. At 11 55 we again throw out ballast and we work upwards Are opposite the piers. Ave can Hoar the whistle of a tug tie subdued Roar of the Waves below. We Are running Northeast by North and Are about eight Miles from Shore. At twelve o clock your reporter discovers that the balloon is turning around As he finds the Sun is shining on him its rays being much fiercer than upon the Earth and he has turned his Back upon Cleveland. Away in the distance we hear the rumble of a Railroad train passing Over a Bridge. More ballast out and we go again professor King making up his mind that we Are in Ito Juk Jok Canada As the upper Easterly current is too High for us to reach. Now comes fainter to Xis the sound of a steam whistle from the Shore. At we throw Over a few More Haud fils of Sand and shot up to an Altitude of three thousand Forir Hundred feet. The Shore on which we can still clearly discern Cleveland is spread ont before us like a far off vision. We discover that some flies Nave stolen a passage with us As they have no Money the conductor allowed them to remain on Board. At we Are to Finlee thousand five ii sued feet up sailing slowly away the Shore s. H. Cathcart can be found in Boom 1, Odd Fellows new Northrop a. Pecks where to is prepared to do All kinds of Job work in Iron brass steel a. His Long experience in this line enables him to guarantee satisfaction. Orders solicited. All kinds of machines Nepal Rcpt. One of the party starts up Brown s body is a Moulder Hig in the in which i All join with great gusto. Stanzas Are composed especially for the occasion without special attention being paid to their rhythm local cadences. At 1 50 we can easily make out the Point at Ashtabula and at two o clock we Are in sight of the Canada Sioke. There Are five sailing vessels and one Steamer in sight and we arc Only eighteen Hundred feet High having come Down to save ballast. We see the three masts of a sunken vessel projecting from Tho water North of Madison we judge Aud about fifteen or Twenty Miles out. At we Are Twenty two Hundred feet High. At 2 we pass Over a steam Barge probably going to Erie. At 3 Lii we have risen to Toi to two Hundred feet above the Lake and fort seven Hundred and sixty four feet above the sea level. We Are sailing at the rate of about Twenty Miles an hour. Not n sound is Hoard save from one Man and the silence is grandly impressive. A Cloud comes Between us and the Sun As we go Down for the balloon sinks gradually As the air becomes cooler. Kven the Shadow of a Cloud instantly affects the buoyancy of the Gas. Sink so Low that we arc obliged to throw out Moke ballast in order to keep afloat. Several Fleecy Clouds now overspread the sky and the effect of Sunshine and Shadow on the Lake is grand and Beautiful beyond description. Tho Clouds increase As we again throw out More ballast rising to a height of three thousand six Hundred feet. The wind is now driving us rapidly toward the Canada Shore and we Are striving to Render it subservient to our design of making land. At a Little before four o clock the Sun becomes for a few minutes almost wholly obscured by Clouds and the effect of the Shadow upon the Balloo i is such that it is necessary for us to spare much of our precious ballast to enable is to keep up in the current in which we have been sailing. Pfow Tho Clouds break away again the Sun pours his rays full upon our huge Globe and the i la in t is instantaneous. We shoot High in the Allt. Willi great velocity but Are for a Short time apparently completely becalmed the Breeze away. Another Cloud crosses Overlie Sun s face and we Are again dropping downward at an unpleasantly suggestive rate. Bag after bag of Sand goes but we Are so Low that the. End of the drag rope skaches the it is a time of thrilling excitement and danger and one or two of party began to look As if they longed to go Home. For a moment it seems inevitable that we must All be plunged into the water. Prof. King comprehends the emergency and gives us distinct orders to hold fast to the ropes should the car strike the water and in the Case of the submersion of the Basket to take Refuge on the concentrating rings above us. Our Mariner inquires if we arc with life preservers amp expresses much dissatisfaction when he finds there Are none aboard. There was of course no danger of drowning the balloon would keep the car afloat but the Prospect was not a pleasing one. For half an hour we skim along from fifty to one Hundred feet above t he surface of the Lake the drag rope in Hie water. We find that our course Lias been changed entirely and we Are now going West Southwest which threatens to take us backward the whole length of Lake. Ave Are so near the water that we can hear the faint flashing of the Sand As we throw it Over. Half past foul clock and the situation is unchanged. Ave All anticipate a wetting if not something much worse than that. A paper is prepared with the names of the passengers Brief mention of the circumstances and the time of Day. This is placed in an empty bottle which is securely corked Aud thrown ovejiboar73. Should we be lost this night be the Means of conveying to our friends the tidings of our untimely end. It is Well that ends but this episode of our trip was 110 laughing matter. Upon the contrary it was Well calculated to excite the gravest apprehensions. Ave had started to navigate the air and had no desire to try the water. Ave find Curt elves right astern of a Schooner that is running and Wing before the wind and we sail along with her for some time. At five o clock our anxiety is greatly relieved to find the balloon again going upward. Our course is nearly West North West and we Are about live Hundred feet High moving slowly and gradually rising. The Canada Shore we think near Stanley lies some Twenty Miles ahead. The Prospect is much More cheering. A hands up and break ont into Nursery rhymes. Aunt body and other touching refrains Are rendered with flue in oct allowing ourselves to be the judges. At we pass directly Over a Schooner with her to sails and jibs All set. Ahoy sings out our Commodore at the top of his voice. There is 110 response front the vessel but from the watery waste comes Back to us the Echo ahoy aare can hear the voices of the men upon the vessel s Dock in the Clear evening air but they do not answer our Hail. At we Are running West South West again at a Lively rate and the Prospect is not As favourable for our making land Bei Olte dark the wind is exceedingly variable changing and we Are unable to Teli Oue moment what direction we will be going the next. Ave make the Best of it however and keep up our spirits by again invoking the god of music. The following is Sung Aud is often repeated during the voyage being exceedingly popular with tie party. Its appropriateness to the occasion lies in its allusions to posterity in View of the possible Fate of the balloonist there old Sam Simons and Yong Sam Simon sold Sam Simons s son Ana Young sum Simons sum Simons of Hen old Sam Simons is gone. When Oil sum Simons is gone when old Sam Simons is gone and Torii Sam Simons shall be Sam Simons when old 8ttm Simons is gone at 0 23 we Are going West Northwest again. Ave can see the land right our course has changed again to West North West which suits our purpose better As it will if continued take us into the Vicinity of Detroit where in the settled part of Michigan an easy and Safe Landing could be made should we desire h. We Are off a Peninsula which to take to be Point Aux pins. At a few minutes after six o clock we find ourselves within the curved line of the Shore. The wind has freshened and we. Are booming along at a higher Speed than at any previous time since leaving Cleveland. Half past six o clock and still everything is favourable. We Are at the comfortable height of eight Hundred feet running splendidly of fire the wind diagonally approaching the Shore which however is still some distance ahead of us. At we Are a Little More elevated being about one thousand feet up and but i new Miles prom big orb. There is now every Prospect that we will to Able to get off the water and a general feeling of Relief is experienced. Once Over Terra Jurma if it is not deemed advisable to remain up longer a descent can be made without Cliff Mculty provided the ground is favourable. At we observed that our approach has been discovered by the people on the Shore and they Are lighting bonfires along the Beach. At seven o clock As the shades of Twilight Are us and Tho night is coming on Cross the line Between land Mace we Aud water. Cheers go up from glad hearts As we find ourselves once More above the Green Earth. Avo hid a Happy Farewell to t1ik s , and Strain our eyes through the fast gathering darkness to discover if possible our whereabouts and the bearings of our co Icse. We can distinctly see the lights in the houses and hear tie familiar sound of voices. It has been j .11 upward tendency and As determined to look for a favourable spot to make a Landing and for that purpose we allow the balloon to descend to within four Hundred feet of the Earth. As we pass Over the human habitations we can dimly Sec the people running about Anil gazing up at us. As if in wonder at so rare Anil like a rocket far higher into illimitable space than any Point we had before reached. Like a frightened Courser our air ship plunges into a stratum of thick Clouds through which we pass a distance of from twelve to fifteen Hundred feet. Still upward far above them we go into the Bright Starlight till we reach an Altitude of fully Nise thousand Teet. Above ii3 Are the heavens thickly studded with stars and below us hangs a mighty mass of dark Clouds completely shutting us out irom the Earth. No words can express our sensation As we whirl Alon through the air As if Cut Loose entirely from the world. Soon we hear again the sound that has been All Day familiar to our ears and we know that we Are again Over a body of water which proves to be Lake St. . Ave Are driven along at the rate of forty Miles an hour and As we sail through the trackless Solitude we again draw upon our repertoire of songs frequently returning to the pathetic Ballad of Sam Simons. With no knowledge of our position or even the direction which we Are pursuing we listen carefully for any sign that May come up to us. Fainter and fainter sounds the Roar of the Waters beneath us whose turbulent voices Are audible at a wonderful height in the ail till we Loose . Ave hear Ihn Welcome sound of eaten a visitation. One of our party leans Over Tho Odge of the Basket and s hoists there where arc Ilia moment the answer up to us through the gloom of Essex Ontario. Far is it to Miles. Still Onward we sail Over what seem to be a thickly settled farming country. Professor King decides to descend As soon a Good Opportunity to do to presents itself although it deemed desirable to reach a Point As near Detroit As possible. About half past seven o clock we pass Over a Small Clearing in which is what seems to be a Large Camp lire and we fancy we can Sec persons moving around it. Avo give three loud cheers which arc heartily by Many voices. This afterwards proved 10 to the Camp of a Canadian government engineering parly in charge of a. S. Shotwell As we Learned upon our arrival in Detroit telegraphed to the latter place the that a balloon had been seen passing Over the Camp. This was supposed in Detroit to be i he Cleveland in Loon at this Point we Are less Ihan four Hundred feet High acid our drag rope is through the trek tot3. It is getting so dark that we can no longer see the hands of our watches and can hereafter Only judge of the time. Ii will be readily understood that no Light of any kind can be allowed As if by any Chance a spark should reach the Gas in the balloon the voyagers might at once get ready to in their checks. Tot even the luxury of a Cigar is for a moment to be thought of nor the lighting of a match under any pretext whatever. It is hardly necessary to say that All of 113 fully the situation and no one evinces the slightest desire to infringe upon this Rule of aeronautic travelling. Hearing voices below we Call Down place is far Are we from Miles. We going in the right lire going a Little Lorth. You. Are Welcome. And we give our polite Friend three iliac is As we leave him. About eight o clock As nearly As we can toll we. Lass Over a 01cars, and can just make out that in has slopped at a station and then goes thundering on its passengers Little thinking that almost Over their Heads six human beings Are poised in mid air. A rain storm is raging below us but calmly and securely we Noat along Over it Willi myriad s of stars twinkling above us. The balloon still has the professor is anxious to come Down while we Are Likely to be in an inhabited country for the first Lime on the voyage he i l Lam the v cold. And Gas is lot out. Hut the Buffalo is loth to approach the Earth again and it is a Long Lime before we comedown below tie dense Clouds Over which we have been floating for More than an hour. Can hear the bark of a dog and the tingling of a cow Bell. Or. King fears that uie direction we Are Ijo Aring will take us Over Huron. And is anxious to make a Landing. It seems impossible to bring our faithful ship Down to Terra again Anc this is something sir. King says he has always noticed in night voyaging some unknown Power seeming to attract the balloon from the Earth. As soon As Gas is expended the balloon goes Down for a few minute s and then Bounds upward again. This we observed several times and the profess of who has had More experience in night travel with a balloon than any Onei Man in tie world says he has Iii variably noticed the same phenomenon. He thinks there must be some attraction Between the balloon and the Clouds. For a few seconds we experience a slight of rain and the Patter of the drops on the balloon makes a strange weird music. Soon we Chai once Inore the sound of Rushing water and we conclude we Are nearing the St. Claitt rapids. After spending the Day on Lake Erie we certainly have no desire Especial with our reduced Supply of ballast to try the vast expanse of Lake Huron a Midnight. Should we Cross it in safety its shores Are generally but sparsely settled and densely wooded and i Landing could Only be made with Grea difficulty and danger. Ave All Realise tiie importance of descending at once if possible and the keenest Lookout 1 kept for a favourable spot. Our balloon has descended to within a few Hundred feet of the Earth. As we float along and near the St. Clair River every by Peers out to discover As nearly As to t ship. . Lav of rep . Gradually o clock we take Din Iier. At one adj hands Are cheerful and sociable and after the baskets Are opened one improvises a song with which i he sums Suste the party to the feast. Y. After drinking to of the Gallant and giving three Hearty cheers Dorithe kind2 friends who supplied stir Rati the to piles ahead and can distinguish. In the Woods and a whitish Beach Distant from ten to twelve Miles. A few minutes later and our course has changed More to the northward which is More favourable Foi our making the Shore. Some Home again Homeak Ain a rom to foreign in which All the musicians heartily join. It in t exactly appropriate his it s the first thing that conies to hand and answers every purpose. At 5 35 Fibre the Lay of spend half an hour the land. In recondite ring 5y remonstrances from the female inmates he approaches from the rear of he House and asks again adhere is your balloon Over the speaker pointing to the dark Forest. Fortunately at this Ime shouts Are heard from those in the balloon to which he replies and thus reassured the stranger signifies his win ingress to go to the party. This Point settled our reporter easier and inquires where he is. St. Clair county my chem. Far from port Miles from port Huron and sixty five from is your Albert Allcox. Judging from the direction of the balloon that we had passed nearly Over ils House so Low that the drag rope just have trailed near it the reporter Squires if to heard any unusual noise. Ell yes. About half an hour ago i heard the cows running around at an awful rate and wondered what the Devil frightened them. Ave Are Goon in hailing distance of Llie party and As the knowledge of our i whereabouts is shouted to the balloon the party give Throe cheers for my Chian. Three for prof. King and three or the folks at Home. Some time is spent in expelling the As from the bag which is deemed necessary As a High wind coming up luring the night would wreck our Rusty vessel Aud it is four o clock before tired and sleepy to get to bed. Ave Are hospitably entertained by mrs. Sludge whose House is nearest to the spot where we landed. After two hours sleep we Are up and at work again being aided by the neighbouring grangers in the task of packing the Balovn. People from a distance of Many Niles around come to see the prostrate monster Milany of them never saw one before. From every Mouth come expressions of Surprise As we answer their questions in regard to our journey and the voyagers Are gazed at with wondering eyes. Is this part of a asks one i should think you would fall thro this Basket says a Horny handed Farmer As he gazes at our avoirdupois. An aged Matron remarks now do you know i d like to go up in it just to see How it would Aud so our labor is lightened and we Are amused by our wondering visitors. By 11 o clock the task is accomplished and loading in an of team what today is our baggage we take an open Wagon in a drenching Shower for Smith s Creek a grand trunk railway. Thence we went by rail to Detroit and by boat to Cleveland where we arrive sunday morning and sound. Will e. . A Small settlement. F to inhabitants can dimly see us and our appearance creates an unwonted commotion among them. Professor hallows up and Sec the balloon a miscellaneous chorus of shouts comes up in response. Or. King says will see a Long rope hanging Low n from the balloon take hold of it ind pull us Clown the rope is not however their. Reach and they can Render us no assistance. They Are evidently French jul As we pass we can hear them ext aim Jimmes. We Glide on and soon leave them far in our rear. Presently we discern the lights of a Large City which we decide to be detuo1t, video Lily from ten to fifteen Miles Distant and As we Are going in a direction that will bring As but Little North of h. We conclude that our Day s eventful trip is almost Over. Ave Are keeping As close to the ground As possible so As to take advantage of the Glrst Opportunity we got to make a Landing. At about half past eight o clock we moot with an exciting adventure. Suddenly our Progress ceased with a Jerk a tugging straining motion is Felt and the balloon sways about in the air. Professor King exclaims Are caught in a tree top 1 surely enough an examination reveals the fact that our guide rope in trailing through the Trees has become so entangled As to bring to a dead halt. We scarcely know what to make of this nest situation. It surely is not pleasant to be in afloat in Tho air anchored to a tree top with a whole night before us. Or. King seizes the rope and tugs with All his strength to detach it without Avail. He says i can Cut tiie How Aud let or go but i Don t like to do that for we shall need the rope. 1 guess Well have to throw out some More ballast and pull her Loose. No sooner said that done. One whole bag is emptied and still we Are fast. The contents of another bag Are poured out and yet no Perepe Tible effect. Just As he is about to begin upon a third there is a Quick sudden Start the lightened balloon has free led the a Ope from its entanglement and we shoot or into the Anil at a fearful rate. The professor observes i guess Well get zip pretty High now. His surmise is Correct for we go up tie balloon in the meantime changing its course and leaving the River a length while hovering As Low As can with safety we dimly discern wha seems to be a Clear spot in the Woods and the professor decides to drop. For some distance our guide Rop has been trailing Over buildings an fences Aud even when finally the Valv is opened for the Gas to escape the balloon descends but slowly. We reach the ground in safety however and our voices unite in a glad shout at the Safe ending of our Long and perilous voyage. It is Twenty minutes past eleven o clock and we have been in the air twelve hours and ten minutes. Ave find ourselves in a Small Clearing at the Edge of a Forest. A fire has sometime raged through the Region Aud has charred and blackened the Trees and humps which stand thickly around us. It is extremely fortunate that we came Down without striking against any of these a serious damage might have been done to inc balloon if not to ourselves if it had done. So. The balloon is made fast to a dead tree by Means of a rope. No one has yet been permitted to leave the. Basket As the sudden lightening by being relieved of so much weight would Send it again. The writer is detailed to alight and search for a House and Endeavor to procure assistance out in the darkness he goes through swamp and Marsh Over the fallen trunks of great Trees and Defte masses of undergrowth in search of help. Stumbling falling at times Over everything he pushes his Way cheered occasionally by shouts from his fellow voyagers seeking for some signs of human beings. A Road at length is found and eagerly he Peers into the darkness for a Light. Away in the distance to sees a faint Glimmer to which he hastens Only to find a Small flame from a burning log. Another tramp and the Barking of a do g which he has aroused attracts him to a very , Loo 1iou9e. He raps and a female voice enquires from within there a ave have come from Cleveland Ohio in a balloon which has come Down _ .1 says and you the 011 our platform from the Cincinnati Gazette. Chep the platform adopted by the Republican state convention at Columbus yesterday is a. Straight Forward declaration of practical principles. The Republican party is the Only party that has any record of the past that it not ashamed of or which has any honest principles Aud measures for the future or which dare Lay Clown its principles in Plain and unequivocal language. To compare this with the altering double faced cheating democratic platform is to compare bold honesty and manliness with sneaking Roguer. From Tho Chicago Tribune ind the Ohio Republican convention yesterday adopted a. Platform on which honest men in that state can stand and oppose the democratic robbers. The finance Resolution denounces All forms of open or Covert repudiation and declares it to be the duty of the National government adopt such Means As shall gradually but certainly restore our paper Money to a specie Standar without Shock to the business interests of the country. From the Dayton journal . The convention yesterday was Well attended and harmonious made a Good ticket and adopted a Square platform about the meaning. Of which there can be no question or equivocation. There was no resort to a mail tilde of word to mystify fatigue and mislead the Reader. The Issue is now fairly joined and the Campaign which will last five weeks and a fraction in t Long enough to tire anybody but the stumpers. Whatever is clone in the Way of organization must be done at once. There is no time to waste in talk. Action is the word from this time till the 13th of october. From the a Roii Beacon. Rep the Resolution on Temperance also is sound. It asserts that the legislative judicial and police Powers of the Stato should be exerted to their fullest extent for the restraint of intemperance. We do not see that this could be improved upon by words. It recognizes the principle of interference by the state government and demands that All the departments of government Combine for the suppression of the evil. All who favor Temperance at All can stand on this Plank and cast their votes for its candidates. Near Here and we want help. There Are no men she go Dowie the Road further will find another House. A Short walks brings him to another Small dwelling when he raps at the Arhat do you is asked from within. Ave have a balloon near Here and need assistance. Adhere do you come from Cleveland Ohio. I Don t see any replies the Man who evidently regards the Story As being thin. A Here is yer he asks with some impac1i1rr1hceedallooll is Over in Tho Woods. I show it to Yon a Short distance from right wait a bit i la he out after some delay partly occasioned for if there is a congressional District in the state that May be proud of us representative we know of none More entitled to this distinction than the eighteenth. Or. Monroe is pre enl Nentl a worthy Man. He possesses none but Good qualities and these he combines in a degree probably Superior to any other member of Congress from Ohio. In education intellect experience in Public affairs integrity and High sense of Honor Energy and Industry and in the general makeup of firs class ability he May be the Best men in this or any other state. The complimentary renomination he has just received without opposition in a District where there Are so Many men of acknowledged Public wort i it a tribute to these Nis High Akron Beacon. Better ahead. The news As to the condition of the harvests All Over the world Verv Good. There is every reason to anticipate a year of cheap food and general revival of business de Penolan the Long run on cheap food his not unreasonable to that we have the worst of the Dull times which certainly could not be duller than they have been during the put few months. A comparison of prices in 1873 and 1874, made by the Scon Omitt shows a considerable fall Lii leading commodities since last year and prices being now favourable to conium Era we May fairly infer that the improved tone in the Iron Trade which is attracting attention in is prophetic or improvement Iri other branches of dullness Here As Well on there. The Honey crop of the United states is estimated at George Elliot has been off for the novel she is How writing

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