The Cedartown record. (Cedartown, Ga.) 1874-1879, October 03, 1874, Image 1
THE CEDARTOWN RECORD. wfi fsi D. WIKLE <fe CO., Proprietors. CEDARTOWN, GEORGIA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, IS74. VOLUME I. NUMBER 16. NEWS OP THE WEEK. . SOUTH. Rev. Wesley Prottyman of the north ern M. E. church and postmaster at Marietta, Ga., has been arrested for embezzlement and other ptaal violations of tho postofllco lavre. Major General G. Penuypockor, colo nel sixteenth U. B. infantry, has l>*on as signed to tho command of tho Foderal troops in Now Orleans, relieving Gen. Brooke, who assumes command of his regimeut, the third infantry. A southern Uouml train of aix cars on the Selma, Home and Dalton road, wont through a bridge on tho Wauhatchio creek, last week, falling sixty feeL Tho engineer, flrenun and sovcral passengers were killel, and nearly all tho remaining passengers vrerowonndftd, many dangerously. Among tho killed is Wm. Boyd. ox-Judgo of the snpromo court of Alabama. At Vicksburg, Miss., on the 22J, Al derman It. K. Ryan, Thomas ltonavan and Mr. Htnltb, a plastcror, woro suffocated by foul air, in an old cistern, near Ityan's mill. They entered tho cistern to examine it for ro* pairs. Buiith enterod first. Not hoarlng from him, Ryan entered. Not hoariug from Smith and Ryan, Donavau entered to aco what wan the matter. A negro gave the alarm, bnt all three wero dea l before thoy oonld bo taken from tlio cistern. At Memphis, on tho 24th, tho right fiuo of N. J. Bpoers' steam cotton-gin, situated in the vicinity of Vane and Cousoy streets, collapsed with torrihlo effect. The concussion shook houses in the vicinity liko an earthquake. Doth oiule of tho boiler wore blown out. U, II. Rockard, tho euglueer, was blown out (if tho cotton pen, in frjut of tho boiler, where lie bad gone to sleep. lie was slightly burned bv steam and hot water. A stable near tho boiler was completely wrecked by tho pieces, which wero hurled against it with great forco. Paul A. Cionlla, of Memphis, alder man of tho sixtli ward, and who acted as mayor during tho yollow fever epidemic last .wear, has Instil utod suit in the aoooud circuit court to recover $50,000 damages against Col. Michao! Magoveny. Rr., for uttering and causing to |>o published In t!»o Appeal of November 4, 1878, a defamatory and hbolous epeech and resolu tions adopted op the zxbio date by tho citizens of the relief committee of that city.* While acting mayor Uiodla was charged with tho forgery of an order f'r provisions, and Htral- ing tlin same, which wero entrusted to him for a widow ami eight fatherless children. At tho time Cicalla was ox polled from tho board of alderman, but was reinstated by process of law. Ho now seeks to recover damages. EAST. General Sherman linn sold his resi- deuce on I street, Washington, to ex-Msyor Emory. Tho will of Miss Mary D. Brown, of Philadelphia, distributes $1211,000 to looal charitablo institutions. Two hundred Italians havo arrived at Pittsburg to take the place of thnstriklng coal miners along the Pan Handle railroad. In a collision at.Hmithton, on the Bal- tiraoit) and Ohio road, last week, a postal dork was killed and a good deal of mail matter The production of tho cotton and woolen mills in Rcrknhiro county, Mss*., will bo cut down twenty per cent, after tho 1st of October. Advices from Full River report it is almost decided to run the cotton mills on short tlmo, some reducing it to one-half and others to one-third. A edr load of twonty-ono cattlo from Ruffnlo wero attacked by a mysterious dir- order at Washingtonvillo, N. Y. Eight sud denly died and tho others will dio. Tho representatives of the trans Atlantio steamship companies having failed to agree upon passenger rates, their-tato rivalries aio renowod, and tickets to Kuropo are selling at fifteen dollars each. Tho recent experiments in tho uro of st ram as a propelling power on tho Erio cmal seem to have been satisfactory, an 1 it is ex pected that noxt season there will be at least twenty stesmboats on that canal. This will effect practically a revolution in heavy freight transportation, and be of vast advantage to the pjodnying interests of tho country. Representatives of ibe mqnnfnctur ing corporations having their” headquarters ir. Dost on,'havo Just voted that tho production ol cotton mills of Now England should bo re- ducod at least one-third, until the propor ro lation between tho cost of production ami tho market value pf goods shall bo ro-established, and the trne relation between supply a id de mand adjusted. A committee was appointed to recommend tho mode in which this result may he roached, the committeo to report fntnro meeting. At a mooting of manufac turers at Fall River it was voted expedient t< Join tho manufacturers dsowhoro in running on short timo. Further advices from tho mill disns tor at Fall River, Massachusetts, place the total number of killed and injured at fifty-eight. Tho calamity appears to have been tho result of criminal carelessness and inefficiency. In the first plscp tho mill employes attempted to tinguish the fifowithout c tiling out tho depart ment, ardso allowed the fiamee to obtain great headway. When tho engines a rived al scene there seemed a total lack of discipline, and no attempt was made louse tho laddt tho department for tho rescue of the roasting operatives. The fire escape attached to the mills did not reach tho sixth story, where i< was tho most needed, and for this the propri etors are censured. The deplorable loss of life might havo been entirely prevented if either of the three causes had been provided against. The loss by the burning of the Gran ite mill No. 1, at Fall Ri r er, Massachusetts, last Wfcck, is reported at ©500,000. All tho operatives In tho spooling room wore lost. In the fifth story they wero panic- stricken, and Jumped from tho windows oi were sufTocated. About thirty persons were killed artd injured, and tho dying number as many more. Invectigation seems to prove that the fire originated in the mule room, hiv ing started in from unueed mule-heads in ch; r, r e of a boy named Young. The rpinnors in the room tried to check the spread of the flames with boxes and sticks, which broke all tho threads attached to the m&cjiino. Efforts were made to snbdue the fire, but ineffectu ally, aiiH when ft was at last found neceftsary to sound the alarm, the flames 4iad gathered such strength that they were darting from the lower windows. Many of the girls be- unconscious from fright oro the llatuca reached tliom. Borne leaped from the win dows, preferring to bo crushed and lualmod to being bnrtied. Tho shocking, heartrending sight (hat met the oyo on all aides was ago- nixing. Tlio wailing of mothers and sisters their dead was torrible to hoar, arauito mills wero incorporated in lHfiil, and No. 1 had 00,000 spindles and 8,406 loom*, and employed at’lesst 425 male and female operative*. WEST. Uhioago now lifts u sever® pouolty for v rame building Tho Paris and Torre Hnute, tho Paris id Decatur and tho Tooria, Atlanta and Pe- tur railroads have boon consolidated into io road under tbe presidency of U. Q. Haney, id making a linn of one liuuJrod and eighty miles between Torro Haute and l'eoria, the last rail npou which will be laid within thirty days. A military command, ofiiotally known “ Tho Blg-Horti expedition," is being or ganized at nawlins, on tho Union l'aciflo rail road, to rid tho country of wandering Indians. A regular camp Is to bo ostabllshod on the Sweetwater, where the infantry aro to guard tho supplies while the cavalry sweep the country. Buffalo Bill will lead tlio scout*. A dispatch from Prosoott, Arisons, va tho Indians who uuirdorod a Mr. Roberta »ro followed by a detachment or troops and Apache Indian acdttta from Verde. Thoy wore caught noar Head Oreok and a battle onaned. Fourteen hostile Apache* wero killed and eovoral captured. Tlio troops lost ono white soout and ouo Ton to ucout killed, and two wounded. Tho exeotitivo oommitteo of the na tional fire underwriters resolved that the anthor- ities of Chicago having failed to comply with nggostlon put forth by tho national board io 24th of July last, this committeo now recommend that all coiupanios belonging to itional board disconllnuo the businosn of fire iiiHuranco, oithor by now polioion or ro- wals, on and after tho first of October, 1874. Tho laud department of tho Atchison, Topeka and Hanla Fo railroad have Just made salo of land along tho lino of thrir road io a largo parly of Unseiau Monouitos, who havo recently omne from Europe. This is the largest land salo over made In tho wost to ono pnrty. There are now haio about 1,QUO of them, oml they aro going on their lands immediately, iii Marion, Harvey, McPherson and Rono coun ties, in tlio Arkansas valley. Tlio tract taken is, in tlio aggregate, 150,000 aores. Tho commissioners for tho improve ment of tlio Ohio river havo odjournod to meet In Washington, D. 0., on Octobor 10. Resolutions wore adopted, asking congress to tako decided action for tlio improvement of tho month of tho Mississippi, so as k> moct tho wants of tlio agricultural and other industries of tho country, and appointing a oommittoo of two from each of. tho commissions from Iowa, Ohio, Indiana and lllinoU, to obtain from the idatoa tlio passage of etiUftblo laws coding to tlio Unitod Stales Jurisdiction over such small tracts of land as my be ncoded for tho location of locks, keepoi’s '.dwelling, abutments, olo. proposition for tho construction of nu- r bridge over tho Ohio at Cincinnati, n l distanco below the presold bridge, was Hanford wero wounded, the latter mortally. Tho oflloors ostimalo the number of Indiana killod at Afteeu, and tho wouuded as many moro. Prlvato Pettijolm, of tho Bixth cavalry, was killed near camp MeOlollan crook on tho Utli. Iiiont. Baldwin will havo informed yon of Ilia successful encounter with tho Indiana wiiilo coining in as a’ bearer of diHpntohcs. Part of tho fbfeb tha( attacked Major LyinHii attacked a party of aix bearing dispatches, who entroached themsolveH in tho sand, and aftur a desperato fight all day, in which ono courier ami four men wero wounded, they compelled tho Indiana to rotlro, having killod twelve. Whonovor wo havo fought thoy havo boon aovoroly punished, with comparatively small loss on our .side. Tho rivorn Io tho south aro now’sd swollen as to bo Impassable tor wagons. I am building a bridge across the Waahita. Tho cavalry woro obliged to swim their horses on returning. Tho march back was oven moro exhausting than tho ad vance, ovon with Indians In our front, owing to tlio torrihlo and CotHltmons rains which fioodod the streams and mado the roads almost impassable, front which facts, ns woll UcoaiiBO but half forage wan furnished and the Indians have destroyed much grass, the itmals havo coiuo in exhausted and worn iwn. Ttiis command now occuplos tho val leys of McClellan oreok, Swootwalor and tho VTaohlta rivor. Maj. Trice's command is camped near qs, acting indepondeully. Gen. Pope, in a coimnuiontion inclosing Gol. Miles’ report, says: MUoh has forco enough to boat any Indians that can bo met. FOREIGN. Elio Do Beaumont, tho ominont ouch geologist. ia dead. Charles Swain, the poet, diod in Lon don last wook, aged 40. Heavy rains havo fallon in India, d tlio pi-impacts for oropa continuo most satisfactory. A Osrlist dispatch from Solosa roports that Brig. Gen. Potlla has carried tho village of irun by storm, totally defeating leu bal ls under Gen. Morlans, with heavy Iohh to tho latter. Tho postal congress has approved tho plan for nn international postofilco. Tho con gress lias resolved to mcot ovary throe years, lias solcctod Paris as tlio placo for its noxt session in 1877. Mombors of tho Austrian polar oxpo- ditioii declare explorations In tho dirootion of tlio north polo hopeless of satisfactory result, ami that roports of tho oxlatonoo of an opon polar sea aro outrun. Tho report which was originally pub lished l»y tho l'all Mali Gazotto, that Prince Bismarck had mado proposals for tho incorpo ration of Donmark with tho Gorman etupiro, is pmnouncod to bo abaolutoly false. Tho National Gazotto says that while tlio expulsion of the Danes from Hchleswolg was legal, it wits unly adopted In a few isolated Fuller and lator reports roooived iu- dicato that tlio recont glowing accounts from tho Black Hill* country aro entirely unreliable aud confirm tlio opinion of Prof. Winchol that there aro no valuabio mints in tho country. Gob Frod Grant, who accompanied tho expe dition under special instructions to roport up on its geological character, says that tho rock on which it is claimed gold was discovorod 1* of a molamorphio character, in which no proc- ions metals havo over boon found. Not over three dollars' wortli was brought under IiIh ob servation during tins entire expedition, and it is a question whether this wan not imported into that section. Tho timbor is spruoe and yollow pino, and valueless for lumber. Tho area of tillable lauds Is vory small, there not hsing enough for a dozen good sizod farms. The Hionx commission sont lo negotiate with Red Cloud's and Kpottod Tail's bandH, wont in thOlr explorations to the baso of tho Black Hills, on tho south side, an 1 gavo substantially tlio views of Orarlt regarding tho character of the country anil tho absence of mlnorals. Tho president is emphatic in Ills determina tion to carry out tho ordors of Gon. .Sheridan to prnvout all luvasiou of this country by in truders, so long as by law and treaty it iH se cured to tho Indians. Roports from Davenport and Dubuque, Iowa, and Rock Island, Illinois, givo accounts of a torrihlo storm, rain and wind, |n thus localities last week, hy which a groat amoun of proporty was destroyed and damaged al al these places. Houses wero unroofed, walls blown down and fences scattered, while cellars and basements woro filled with water. T! whole surrounding country was lloodcd. j Rock Inland tho first Proshytcrian church w nearly dostroyod, a portion of tho root boiug lifted up aud droppod through Into tho baso- meut, carrying with it the organ, pulpit floor, and upon tlieso a great portion of the walls fell. It is impossible to estimate tho amount of damage, but it will bo many ill Hand doiiais. During the storm a freight train on the Illinois Central railroad, when three nnloa west of Duuleith, ran into a break caused by tho flood. Tbe engine was com pletely wrecked. Tho engineer, fireman and t brakeman woro buried benoath tlio ruins Thoy woro taken out horribly Braided am: bruised. Tho brakoman died soon after, and the other two aro lying in a critical condition. Col. Miles, in a dispatch, dated 5th inst., seventy miles south of Bed river/ ad vises Gen. Popo that ho should fall hack for Huppliea. His dispatch roceivod * by Gen. Sheridan to-day is dated from camp on the Wacbita river, Rept. 14, and came via Fort Dodge, leaving there on the 17th inst. He says : I find that after leaving tho Canadian river, Maj. Lvxnan, commanding tho escort to supply tbo train, was attacked by from 3,000 to 4,000 Indians. On tho morning of 4b inst. tho Indians charged the train sovoral times, and made every effort to capluro it. fighting so determinedly as to detain it for threo days. Tlio fight waa very close, and the train completely surrounded. On tho third day tho Indians abandoned tho attack, tiring south-west. From all tho information I can get hero since my arrival, I believe thoy formed no part of the body wo drove off tlie Staked Plains. They were behoved to have boen led by Satanta and Rig Treo. During tbe fight I.isnt. Lewis, of tbo fifth infantry- was severely wounded in tho knee. HergoanI Dearmont, Co. I, fifth infantry, was killed Sergeant Single, of the sixtli cavalry, Private Buck, of the fifth infantry, and wagon-master It A AlOft. U lle/utio Mine, Northern Mexico, 1874. Drunk ami aeuasloas In Ills place. Prone amt sprawling on his face, p like Brute limn any man altvo or dead,— Ity Uls UU groat pqinn, out of » Waking only Run to boar, “ To the ml waking, 11 hr toff tntendant Harry -j li-v, tin) P.ngllKh foreman of tl I Will Rlvo lo liltn,” be said, ’ " Fifteen taumlml penot down, Just to see tbo rascal’* Crown, ernoatb this beet of mtno; Htnoe tint death iWervea the man whose deed, Hjopt jjm pun From tlio polsouod I t glv; breath— tbe death if tbo mine! " limiting. d, for a cry tbo shaft rose upon high: ‘ "ng. tumbling m The the -olatioi tween Germany and Donmark aro friondly. Empress Augusta has called a meet ing of delegates from all tho women’s associa tions of Germany, to ho held in Berlin in Oc tober. Tho queens of Wurtomlmrg and Hax- ony, tbo grand duchess of Radon and tho Princess Alice, of IIuhho, havo promised to attend. Tin boundary dispute hot ween Switz erland and Italy, which was roforrod to Hon. J. I'. Marsh, United Htatos minister at Rome, for arbitration, has boon dcoidod in favor of Italy, which thereby ocquiros 1,800 acres of jorrltory. Gen. Concha, tho captain general of Culm, had a narrow eioapo from assassination the other day. His rigorous regulations re garding tho taxation of proporty havo made him extremely unpopular, uud some of his personal adherents aro suspected of firing the shot. Tbo Russian government, ou account of the extensive emigration of Monuoniteu, proponos to exoinpt tho mombors of that soot from actual military norvice, hut to hold them liable to duty as hospital attendants. Tho Mennonltos of the Volga district will proba bly accept those conditions. A Havana lottor states an attempt wftH made a few nights ago to shoot Capt. Oou. Concha whilo at his summer residence. Bin volunteer guard is suspected. Tho same letter also says that (ion. Garoia was captured by ono Spanish officer while awaiting a foronco with another for tho adjustment of some disputed points. Tho Mark Lano Express snys : “ Tlio lino, summer-liko weather of the past week waH favorable for potatoes, though rain would have boon moro acceptable for other roots.” With regard to wheat, tho Express says, "The autumnal sowings aro certain of n favorable commencement. We estimato that Hungary has a million quarters to s Prices in Germany, Russia and Franco havo declined hoavily.” A Havana letter states that the Official Gazotto published, on tho 18th, artlolos o: decree requiring tho inhabitants to contribute lo tho govorumout four per cent, of thoir cap ital for two yoars. It said there is an urgoncy for tho collection of the first and second tri monthly contribution on capital, in ordor that tbo tro&sury may moot its obligations and cover the deficits which monthly result between income and outlay. Tho French newspapers publish Bt. Petersburg advicos confirming tho roport of Rismarck's overtures to King Christian, of Denmark, looking to the incorporation of that country in tho Gorman confederation. Cor respondents say that Russia is greatly irritated at tho attempt and will nover permit Gormany to hold tho keys to the Baltic sea. The same papers say that tho opposition of Russia to tbo Gorman policy iu Hpaln is due to this MISCELLANEOUS. Mrs. Barclay, the widow of President Van Boren, died suddenly at Newport a fow The assistant United States distriot attorney, who wont to Europo last spring to obtain evidence against importers in cases of importations, as alleged, under violations, has returned. Ho says ho found tbe German gov ernment greatly incensed against this govern ment because, as was thought, it had issued commisBfoflH to its consuls in Europe, author izing them to cite importer^ before them for the purpose of extorting information respect ing invoicos mado out in Europe. Acting upon that supposition, tho German government had informed the American legation at Berlin that if the cousuls of this government attempted to execute these commissions, their exeqqa- i tors would bo revoked. the minors caub, thn huhloi Mnuutiuir on tlio wcakrr's shoulder, Grappling! rUnglng to their hold or LoMIDR go, As (ho weaker Rasped and foil From tho ladder to tho well— To the pnWonod pit of lioll Down bolow t "To tho man who sols them froe," dried (ho foroman, Harry L*t\— Harry I.00, (hn KiirIIsIi foroman of tho mine,— II Rlvo I " illi a repo Face to faeo with Don “ Hold your peace ! ” somo ono* replied, KtnmltiiR by tho^foromnn’s side; ^ ^ Then they hold tlielr breath with awe, 0 the level Rnlnod, •' fort of Harry T.00,— COMING DOWN IN A PARACHUTE. ■urge August ti* Main'* ICxperleiico as Mil Aeronaut. Ho many ladica ami gontlonion havo mado “captivo" and "froo” balloon asoontfl within tbo last fow years, that it would simply he nn not of importi- nonoe on my part to dcscribo minutely tho phenomena of an ascent from tlio neighborhood of Loudon: how you do not at first appear to bo rising, -but stationary, while the earth, on the other hand, scorns to bo sinking bonoath yon; hoW—if thoro uro any cloud8 In your part, of the sky—when yon havo p.-umod through tho lowormost banka at vmpor, and look down on tlio fleecy, floating masses beneath you, you exprfrienoo a momentary fooling of pride—-sheer asi- uino prido; or how, being free from clouds, you look down and woo stretch ing around you tho groat groon onrtli, and immediately below, London, dim inished to thn size of a model iu a mu seum—8t. Paul’s sooming no bigpor than a poa, and tho monumont looking no longer than a pin, wiiilo tho smoko of London seems stationary over it—a thin, sleazy blue blnnkot in two strips, one for tho Middlesex and one for tho Burroy side, and out precisely to tho slmpo of tho city and suburbs, through tho wholo running tho glinting rivor, liko a skoin of quicksilver. I must mention that my view 01 tho wondrous panorama around and benoath was some what impodod by tho fact that wo woro top-hampered hy a quantity of toy-bal loons, moro inflated linen bags, fashion ed ns lions, drngons, flsli, and othor propostorous forms, and all emblazoned witli tbo cognizance of tho Hymposium. Tlieso wretched little trifles were in- direotly tho oauso of our undoing. Tho aeronaut had instructions to cut tho wind-bags adrift when ho nsconded a short distanco, in ordor that thoy might amuse the gobn mouohen of Brompton and tho Fulham road, and scatter ad vert isomonts of tho Hymnosinm far and wido. Tims tho little old man, during tho fiist five minutes of his ascent, had been so busy with his pocket-knife loos ing these ridiculous impedimenta, that ho had forgotten a pi ccaution vory no- noaHary to our safety. While tho bal loon is on tlio ground it is oustomnry to oloso tlio nook of the machine by means of a handkerchief tied in a slip-knot, in order to prevent tho admixture of the heavy lower stratum of atmospheric air with tho moro buoyant oarburettod hy drogen inside tho balloon. Direotly tho balloon ascends, tho prndent aero naut slips off the handkerchief. Onr aeronaut, busied with his trnmpory wind-bags, did no suoh thing. The assistant may have been unaware that tho thing ought to be done. Ho cried out gleefully that wo had risen to the altitude of ono mile—that wo wero just over Fulham ohuroh, and that wo wore abont to cross the Thames. Just then I heard a sharp, oraoking report, pre cisely liko that of a musket-shot, abovo my head. The balloon had burst. It could soarcely, nndor the circumstances, have done any thing but burst. The gas in the machine had become rarefied, and had rapidly expanded. It could not escape from above, tho vnlvo was closed; it conld not esoape from bolow, tho neok was closed. Bo it wont to smash, just as an inflated air-light bag of paper goes to smash between the palms of a school-boy's hands. Ho wo fell, as a stone falls, half a mile. When we ascended, it had np- peared to me that tho earth was sinking beneath us. Now the globe—fields, houses, lamp-posts, chimney-pots— seemed to bo rushing up to us with literally inconceivable rapidity. There was in particular one tall church-steeple, which, by the celerity of its approach, appeared to be horribly anxious that I should bo impaled on its apex. It could not have been the Fulham ohuroh ; but, whatever and wherever was the edifice, it was thero rushing up at me ; aud I declare that tho grotesqneness of the position of impalement—all legs and wings, liko a cockchafer—distinctly and visibly occurred to me, I declare, also, sunn phrases, that there aroso before me no “ panorama” of my early life, or of my by-gone aots and deeds, as suoh panoramas are said to have arisen before the eyes of persons rescued at the very last instant from hanging or drowning. Yet I do plainly and litorally romerabor sovoral tliiugs : that I heard a voice my, with nn oath, “Lot gol” aud “Ohtl out!” and that a knifo was tlirnst into my hand ; and it Boomed afterword that tlio assistant and I had pitched out nil tho bnllast in the balloon—bags and all —and that I had out away tho grapnel or nuolior from tho side of tho oar. That I had dotio so was plain from two of my fingers being jagged across by tho knifo. What became of tlio grapnel wo never know; but, if it bad fallon in ft populous streot, it would in all proba bility havo killod somobody. Tkohoavy bags of ballastj too, must havo fallon liko stonos. Tho final tiling I rotnombor during our descent was drdll enough. Just before tho balloon: left tho Pro d’Ortny, my dear, kind brotlior had thrown ovor my shonldors h light pate^ tot, observing, with a laugh, thftt J might fool it rather cold “up thero.” I donned this garment as wo nsoouded, and I roraoraber saving ns we came thundering down, “.Charley’s coat will bo torn to ribbons,” Bo much for pano ramic cflfcots wlion tho jaws of (loath seemed to bo yawning for ns. To tho possession of what, is ordinurily tormod “presonoo of mind” on tho boonsion, I disdainfully decline to lay claim. What I did in tho matter of the grapnel and tho ballast was dono mechanically and wollnigh unonnsoiously ; and I was des perately ami mortally terrified, A fow days after tho aooidont I met tho aero naut’s assistant, and I had tlio curiosity to sonml him ns to my domoahor during tho fall. “ Sir,” ho vory oandidly replied, “you kopt your mouth wido open, and yon woro ns bluo ns your breeches.” I had boot) clad at. tho timo in light summor nttiro. “ And you ?” I con tinued. “Woll out of it,” quoth tho aoro- nnut’s assistant, who was seemingly a philosopher; and so wont his way. Moan whilo—tho term is wollnigh in appropriate, sinoo thoro was soarooly any “ whilo” to ho “ moan”—tho noro- unut. who lookod liko a sailor, had not lost his presonoo of miud, and had not been idlo. Ho saw at a glnnoo, this bravo little old man—although ho hnd boen forgetful iu tho matter of tho slip- knotted lmndkorohiof—whproln our siu- glo olrnnoo of safety lay. Ho jumpod up into the shrouds of tlio balloon, out tho cords which attached tho nook of tho maohino to tho hoop, and away to tho very top of tho netting flow tho wholo of tho exhausted silk body of tho Huusagc. Then it formed a cupola of tho approved umbrella pattern—it form ed a parachute ! It steadied instantly. Thoro was no collapse, and down wo came swiftly, but easily, in a slanting direction, alighting among the cabbages in n market-garden, Fulham holds. Tlio oar strnek tho olnst.ie oarth with vio lence, and rebounded, clearing a hodgo, u distnnoo of some twenty feet. Thou the silk, and tho Dotting, and tho hoop, aud the oar itsolf. fell atop ol us among tho onhbngos. Wo woro draggod forth from tho ruins of flio sausage, only to ho hustled and robbod of all tho money in our pookots by a ruffianly crow of working mnrkol -gardeners ; and tho pro prietor of tlio light cart, who consented to drive mo from Fulham toKonsington Goro, demanded a guinea ns bin fare, on tho ground that “ balloons didn’t fall every day.” Ho was far from compli mentary, too, about tiro aooidont itsolf, remarking ironically that this “ wos cum of oarrvin’ tip a lot of dogs and monkeys.” This ingonnous bnt morcon- ary porson had mistaken our wind-bag dragons aud fishes swuliug through the air, wlion wo nsomulod, for living an imals. I will omit any account of tho con gratulations which woro indulged in on our return to Goro houso ; yot I cannot oonclndo thin paper without noting a pregnant but somewhat strongly-wordod" remark mado by tho littlo old aoronaut. Whilo everybody wos grasping his hands, and paying him woll-doservod compliments on his intropidity, ho sud denly drow on ono side, folded his arms, and sternly inquired, “Who tho —— will any now that, yon oan't Come down in a paraohuto?” Tho manner of put ting tho qnorv was irrovoront, bnt the matter thereof was cogent. Three-and- twenty years aftor tlio ovont I havo nar rated, I find myself forcibly imbued with tho eonviotion that it is possible to descend in safety from any height by moans of a paraohuto, but that thoro aro ton thousand ch ancon to ono against tho man who trios the venture surviving to toll tho tale. And please to romem- her that I had no intention of coming down in a paraohuto. I contracted to oomo down in a sausage balloon ; but I will do the inventor tho justioo to men tion that I10 nnvor asked mo for my share of tho expenses. Chances of Living. A modical writer of ominonco lias boen collecting evidence as to tho ohanccs of life whioh children have, upon being born, in different countries. Out of 10,000 ohildron born it is found from official statistics that in Nor wav as many os 7,415, or roughly spoaking, three out of every fonr, live to be twen ty years of age. In England only 0,027 so live, or 780 fewer than in Norway. In the United States boys have nearly ns goed a chance of life as in England, while girls have not. But in Franco only 5,022, or scarcely mo^o than ono out of two, reaoli twenty. Whilo in Ireland no moro than 4,855, or actually less than ono out of two, attain that age. More surprising still aro tho sta tistics regarding old ago. Out of the same 10,000, for example, wo learn that in Norway 3,487, moro than ono ont of three, roach seventy; in England almost ono out of four ; in tho United States, still men only, ono out of four—a trifle higher than England ; in Franco, 1,770, or about ono out of 8$ ; and in Ireland only 801, or ono out of 111. If this tablo is to bo depended upon, wo thus learn that of all countries in tho world Norway offers the now-born child tho best chunoe of long life ; whilo Iroland offerta th‘* worst. And France, univer sally admitted to bo so far as soil and climate aro concerned ono of tho most favored regions of tho earth, offers but little hotter chance than Ireland. While a Chicago family woro absent on a summer tour, burglars entered tho house, sold ont all the cheats at auction, E ocketod tho cash, and finally sold tho Ouse itsolf, Chicago enterprise, THE BANKRUPT LAW. Wlmt tUe American I,nw Menu* Accord ing to Judge IHntcliforil, Now York Journal of (louminroo, Thoro has gono abroad a groatly mis* taken interpretation of Judgo Blatoh- ford’o rooent decision regarding tho nor cent, of a debtor’s obligation which must bo paid iu ordor to entitlo him to n disohargo. Wo find tho decision broadly staiod to ho “that wlion the assets of a bankrupt do not roach fifty per oent. of claims proved against tho ostato, ho onuuot havo a disohargo uu- losH with tho nssont of a majority of tho number and' valuo of his creditors, in oooordanoo with tho law of 1808, a pro vision whioh, in tho opinion of tho court, has not been modiflod by snbnequont legislation." What was in foot decided was something very different, though important to undiBohargod involuntary bankrupts in whoso oases procoodings wero begun after January 1, 1809. To suoli oases tho fifty nor oent. obtuse was applied prospootivoly, by tho not of July 27, 1808, and tho question is whethor tho repeal of that ofauso by not of 1874 roloasos from tho operation pondiug canon. Judge Blatohrord doolnros that it does not. An intorprotod in tlio above quotation the decision would flatly oon- trndiot tho language of tho amondntory not, whioh doolnres (section 0) that “ in oasos of involnntnry or compulsory bank ruptcy tlio provisions of said aot (tho original bankruptcy aot of March 2, 1807), aud any amendments thereof, or of any supplement thereto, requiring tho payment of any proportion of tho debts of tho bankrupt, or tho nssont of any portion of his creditors, ns a con dition of bin disohargo from his debts, shall not apply; but ho may, if other wise entitled tuoroto, bo disohnrgad by tho court in tho same manner and with tho samo offoot as if ho had paid suoh por oent. of his debts, or if tho reqnirod proportion of liis creditors hnd assented thereto.” Judgo Blatohford rtilos that oongress meant, in tho first part of this quota tion, oases of iuvoluufcnry or compulsory bankruptcy whioh may horoafte#- bo commonood, and that no roliof was in tended for debtors already adjudicated bankrupt, but remaining undischarged for want of ability to pay fifty por cent., or to obtain tlio assent of u majority in number and valuo of thoir oreditors. It may bo so. Although it appears to us no violonco would be done to tho lnn- guago of tho amondraont hy a moro liboral interpretation, yot tho district courts appear thus far to have hold uni formly that except wliero tho nmonda tory aot is oxproflsly given a retroactive offeot, its operation is confined to cases whioh havo not yot reached tho point of adjudication. Whore an ordor of adju dication hail in fact been mndo bv tho judge, but not formally ontored, Judgo BlaWhfordhold tho opening largo enough to lot in tho amondntory not, and in suob a oftso roquirod tho petition terbo ■mend ed so as to allege suspension of payment of oommoroial papor for forty days, in stead of tho fourteen whioh was enough to nllego when tho proceedings woro bo- gun. N0110 of tho othor decisions whioh hnvo fallon under our notice bingo upon quito so fine a point of timo ns this. Judgments have boon rondorod, how ever, limiting tho oxproBB rotrospeotivo provisions of tho not of 1874, ono of whioh, regulating tho number of credi tors to ho joinod in a petition, it is on- noted without qualification shall apply to all oasos begun sinoo Deoombor 1, 1873. Tho oirduit court for tho eastern distriot of Missouri, in ro Obonr, and in ro Thomas, reversing tho order of tho distriot court, restricts this general pro vision as follows : “ Without entoring upon tho inquiry as to tho competency of oongroBB to anuul by moro logislativo declaration prior adjudications of bank ruptcy, regularly made, in pursuance of laws in forco at tho timo, under tho con veyance and aots tkorounder, I am of tho opinion that congress did nob intend by tho amendatory act to overturn or disturb adjudications then already made and in forco.” In another oaso, arising iu Michigan, tho adjudication was mado in April of tho present year, and tho po rtioning creditors, supposing it neces sary to amend thoir portion in accord ant) with tho amondatory aot of Juno, sought loavo of tho court to do so. Tlio court, however, dcoidod that amendment was noooRsiiry, saying: “ Tho deoree of adjudication having boon rondorod prior to tlio approval of tbo amondatory aot, it will stand as tbo dooroo of tlio court. It is not in tho power of tho legislative department of tho government to so far interfero with tho judicial department as to vacate tho judgments and decrees of the latter.” Tho United States dis triot court for tho western distriot of Wisconsin also says : “ It is not neces sary to nmond tho petition when there has boon an adjudication before tho nmonded act took effect. An adjudica tion removes tho cases beyond tho do main of logislativo control.” (In ro Raffauf, fl Legal News, 841.) The east ern distriot court of Wisconsin has like wise decided that tho amendment mak ing it necessary in order to avoid sales aliened to bo in fraud of the aot that tho buyer must know, and not merely havo “ reasonable ounso to believe,” that they aro fraudulent, is not available in oases begun before the lBtof Deoombor. 3873. Under these decisions accordingly, thoro is room for tho enactment of a sort of general amnesty to relievo, debtors who remain undischarged whilo other debtors of the same class, nndor the lator act, go froo of their obligations. There is no justioo in maintaining this ungenerous distinction. Peter Lamb's Advcnturo. I hog in a paragraph going around tolling of a girl who foil out of a window while listening to a serenade. This re minds mo of Peter Lamb’s adventure down onr way a year or two ago. He was serenading ono of tho Metcalf girls, nnd sho was loaning out of tho window, with shutters bowed so that'ho oonld not see hor. Lamb’s little tune con tained one high noto, and ho struck it suddenly, and with suoh torrible force that it mado her jnmp. She lost her foothold, foil ont, and described half a somersault, one foot hitting Mr. Lamb squarely in the face, and the other smashing in tlio top of his guitar. Sim ply ejaculating “Goshl” he leaped up from the gutter and fled, under the im pression that old Metcalf had thrown a bedstead at him, while Luoretia pioked tho ont-gut nnd bass-wood from lier toes, twisted up hor back hair and went into the houso. Lamb stopped vieiting her, and last year lie marriod tho widow Jouos, who has four children aud a oow- liok.—A/oa) Adder. Incidents of the Pall River Fire. Inoidents of the fire aro narrated, somo of them being of tbe meet heartrending description, Dnring the hoight of the exoitemeut a little girl, Honroely in her toons, appeared at one of tho upper windows gazing upon tho horror-striokon pooplo below. All eyes woro dirootod to hor, in the expootation of sooiug hor follow tho oxamplo of others who hnd jumped from tho win dows at the risk of lifo nnd limb. Those who woro holding bods beneath tho windows grasped thorn more firmly to reauivo hor, whilo sooroes of voices shouted to hor to jnmp. The light shono full upon hor faae, whioh won wreathed with a beautiful smile, ns though she bail oaught a gliinpso of tho othor world already; as tho pooplo gnzod sho slowly turned around and disappeared forovor from mortal viow. Whotuor sho bcenmo insonsiblo from tho smoko or whethor tho terror of tho moment had deprived tho poor ohild of ronson, will navor be known until the (load give up their sooro's. Another inoidout that hus boon narrated as an actual fact, but whioh I hnvo beon una ble as yet to substantiate, is almost in credible, though not beyond tho range of possibility. It is said that a littlo fellow, scarcely a dozon yoarHold, jump od from ono of tlio tippor windows to tho ground, and wlion the speotatoni rushod forward to pick np the mangled body, thoy woro astonished to see liim spring to his foot, apparently uninjured, aud Mart ou a run lor his homo. Burst ing into tho houso in broathloss haste, ho shouted to his mother, “ Tho mill is all on liro I” and then ho suddenly drop- pod to tho floor lifoloss, tho foarfnt sixty-foot jump having resulted in fatal intorunl iu juries whioh tho exoitomont of the moment prevented his feeling. It apponrs that many of tlio deaths and sovoro injuries wero oausod by tho poo plo striking upon tho lnddcrs whioh woro ruu up to tho third and fourth stories. Ono littlo'girl struok botwoon two rounds in such a manner that her baok was instantly brokon, and her head hung down swaying baok and forth, and whilo tho body roolined iu that position a man and a woman in turn struck against it, bounding off again to the ground. All tbe persons who at tempted to osonpo from tho attic did not make a dean jump to tho ground. A. ropo was thrown ont of tho window by somebody, whioh reaohod a good port of the way to tho ground, and quito a number slid down this ropo as far art possible, and then dropped tho rest of tho way, thus escaping instant death; though nil wore moro or less injured. Two of the glrls^-Alioe Stafford and Nancy Million, who woro among those who used the rope—had thoir handrt badly burned by tlio friction, and tho former had hor baok Injured and both ankles dislocated by tho fall. The per sons who availed thomaolves of thin' ropo would havo escaped serious injury lmd not tho ropo oanght fire by the flnmoB bursting ont of tho windows and burned off somo forty foot from the ground,—ZV. Y. Herald’# l'all Silver Spcolal. ■ The Georgia Gold Region. Tho Atlanta Nows has boon shown a piooo of gold oro taken from the Vine branch mines,'six miles from Dahlonegs. worth about $10,000 por ton. Ho had a small piooo weighing about ono-fourtH of a pound, whioh oontnined six dollarH worth -of tho preolous motal, tho ore being worth $200,000 per ton. Mr. Harrison says that thoro are now threo mills in operation, ,two vory largo onert building, and by next summer six or eight mills will be running, employmg nearly two thousand hands. Tho intnu known os the Big Aoqueduot mino pur chased by Mr. Hand, of Ohio, will be ono of tbo largest in this sootiomof the Country. Tlio aoquodnet alono cost about $500,000. The power of the mills will range from twenty to forty stamps, and oaoli stamp can pound twenty tons por day. Ono gentleman has a mill that cost about $15,000, can ponnd ono hundred ponndB of ore per day, at a cost of twenty dollars. The ora of this mino averages about ono dollar por pound, leaving a not profit of eighty dollars per day. Great preparation!! aro being mado, and by noxt spring Dahlonega will present as busy an ap- pearanoo as our own city. A Darkened Life. In Nashua, N. 3L, resides a young girl, whoso pitiful lot excites tho deep est sympathy, yet for whom sympathy can do but littlo in alleviation of her sad misfortune. When a ohild she waa terribly scalded about tho head and faoo, and, although sho survived her in juries, sho was thenceforth disfigured, and tho rosy faoo of ohildhood wa» changed to a mask—-a travesty on the human countenance—absolutely fright ful in its hideousnoss. In Lowell, Moss., whoro slio ouoo lived, so greet was the horror exoited by her appearanoe that she was forbidden by the authorities to show horses! in tho streets. At Nashua sho ventured out tho other day, and several ladies fainted at sight of her, and a call is now male upon the authorities of tho place to forbid her appearance on tho streets. Opportunity to Try an Organ beforo Fnrcliaslng. Many a porson is half’persuaded that a Oabinet Organ would bo a capital thing for his family ; worth muoh moro than its cost. Yot they, aro not sure that it would bo permanently valued, but fear that after a fow months’ use the family would tiro of it, and so it would prove a poor investment. The Mason « Hamlin Organ Oo. now offer their fa mous Oabinet Organs on terms whioh will satisfy all suoh. They will rent an organ with privilege of purchase. The party luring may try it as long as he pleases, paying only tho rent for it while so doing. If ho concludes to purchase within a year, all tho rent ho has paid is allowed and denoted from tho priqq of tho organ.