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THE < KDAKTOWN REOORD. W, S, D. WIKLE & CO., Proprietors, CEDARTOWN, GEORGIA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1874. VOLUME I. NUMBER 18. NEWS OF THE WEEE, EAST. Tho shooting in the Bouuett long raugo ahimpionnhlp ritlo match at Croedoioor, Lour Ialaml, last week, bok«reon tho Irish and Amer ican team-, resulted a» follows; Tho fleat prize was won by ltigby, of tho Irish team; tho second by Fulton, of tho American team ; tho third by Cap'ain Mason, of Canada; tho fourth and fifth by Motuia. Mdiner and Hamilton, of tho Irish team. A content was entered into by the muzzle loading ltigby ritlo ami tho Sharpe brooch-loaders. Each competitor was allowed twcnty-tlvo shot* at a 1,600 yard* target. Tho shooting rewultod in & victory of tho Rigby ritlo over tho Sharpe by 118 points. WEST. A scouting party from Fort Louts, operating on tho north fork of Stnokjr liill rivor, report discovering, on the 3d Inst., tho bodioa of three men and a woman, murdered by tho Indians. The parties killed wore from Blue lhdge, Qeorgia. Thoy wero emigrants aeeking a location. Tho woman's skull was crashed, and all tho bodies raoro or lo 5 s mu- tilatod, Within tho last two week* o’ovon persons have boon killod by Indians in west ern and aouthwostom Kansas, and sevoral others aro missing, supposed to havo met tho same fate. Tho commissioners appointed to in vestigate tho facts rolatiro to tho rocont Al leged murder of tlvo Osage Indians by tho Kansas militia havo eubmiUod a report to tho commissioner on Indian affair*. They tlud that tho attack on these Indians was unprovoked and utterly unjustiflable, and preiUme that when tho attention of tho authorities of Kan sas is called to tho ovidonce in the case, they will not hesitate to direct a return of tho property capturod from these friendly Indians, and it is rocommemb-1 that in any event tho govorumeut of the United States should hco that tho Osagcs aro reimbursed. Advices to the 20th ult. Itavo been received from (ion. Mills' Indian expedition. Heavy rains and a lack of snfll.’lont trans portation are reported a* retarding operate Tr “>pt c nlly ud fr. Fort Dodge, an advanco of over 200 miles, from whence all supplies havo to ho furnished by wagon over rough and difficult roads. No Indians havo beeu enoonntorod alnco tho at tack of Callahan's train. There aro now t hroo columns within supporting distanoo of oach other, operating against tho Indians. Thoy aro commaudod by Cl on. Mills, Gen. Davidson and Col. Price. ’ Nothing has boon hoard from McKoiuio, who is advancing from tho ■oath, nor from Buoll, who is coming across from Now Mexico. SOUTH. Virginia is potting n good number of substantial immigrants. A company in Huvannuh is engaged in tho manufacture of paper from rice etraw. Mrs. Goodson, n grand daughter of Prosident Tylor, lias been giving readings in lUohmond, Vs. Now Orlenus in flooded with counter feit *5h on tho Tradora' and Merchant*' Na tional bauk* of Chicago James Gardner, for miiny yoars editor and proprietor of tho Augusta Constitutional ist, died at his residence near Augusta, last week, agod (12. Miss Mat lie White, daughter of Mrs. Dr. Thomas C. White, aged llfloon years, of Pulaski, Trim., was burned to death last week by tho explosion of s kerosene lamp. Mr. Clemens, mate of tho tow boat Equator, foil overboard throe miles below Now Orleans, wbilo tho boat was proceeding down the river, and was drowned. Mr. Morgan, a custom-house officer, ft II overboard from tho same heat, teu miles heloiv, and was also drowned. While northern woolen miils aro sloppod, those of Georgia aro Increasing tho number of looms and rouping dividends. Columbus has 35,000 spindles, 00 woolou and H70 cotton looms, all bnllt in loss than eovou years by u city which lost CO,000 bales of cot ton, worth fifteen million dollars, and millions of other property^ FOREIGN. A thousand marines will ombnrk for Cuba from Madrid, November 19. Tho Brazilian government has issued s loan of <?25.000,000 in six per cents. Tuo Spanish Republican army has crossed tho Ebro and taken tho city of La- guarda. Gen. Garibaldi has issued a manifesto requesting electors at tho earning elections to vote for those now in prison for political of fences. Mouaignor Theodoli, a dignitary of high rank, connected with the Vatican, has been captnred near Vrasinguon by brigands, who demand the sura of $30,000. Tho mi era of West Riding, York shire, England, having rofusod to consent to a reduction of 20 per cent, in their wagos, havo been locked out to the number of 0,000. Marshal Bazaino lias written to a Ro man journal, II Exorcito, declaring that tho xnomeut to speak plainly has not yot arrived, but ho will toll tho truth later, Although with relnctauce. Sixteen Roman Catholic priests are now in eouliuement at Coblcutz, on tho Rhine, for offences against tho Prussian eccleeiastical laws, seseral of them being under eeuteuco of teu months' imprisonment. Tho water in the liver Nile, at Cairo, Las fallen somewhat. The authorities, how ever. continue the work of prevention against overflow. Fully 20.000 people aro engaged in Htrongiheniug tho embankments. Advices from Buenos Ayres state there is the greatest oxcitomont among all classes in consequence of tho insurrection. Many per sons aro flying tho city. Every departing steamer carries away numerous families. All the merchants' steamers aro escorted to sea by war as they fear molestation by tho insurgent lleot. The situation of aflairs in Buenos A} res is desperate. The government is tak ing vigorous measuxes to suppress the insur rection. AJ1 government offices aud commer cial houses are dosed. Ths rebel equadron is commanded by Gelleyobe. The insurgents are purchasing steamers and arms, aud recruiting Montevideo. Advices from Euenos Ayres state that rffovepal buaiooes tirma iu that city hu7e sus pended. and a commercial dmis is imminent. The Argentine hank ha* dosed its door*. A body of government troops made an attompt to capture the British steamship Verba, hut tho captain of the vessol protested, and thov desisted. The vanguard of tho lobel foroo, under command of Ribas, is at Galos Capitol. All mail matter pasting through Buonos Ayres post-office in examined. , MISCELLANEOUS. Our government is still pressing upon Spain in 1 emu tty for tho Vlrglnlue affair. Tho controller of onrrency has issued a circular railing upon tho national banks for report* of tlioir condition at tho close of bus iness Friday, Oct. 2. Tho 13th infantry has boeu ordered to the department of tho south. Orders havo boon issued to tho different district oomtunud- ors to send thorn by railroad without delay. Tho Pacific mail steamship company Iihh began h suit against Richard B. Irwin, agout of tho company at Washington during a foimnr administration, to recover $760,000 which hois alleged to havo appropriated. Gen. Sheridan was, to-day, notified by tho socrotary of war, il ho could, to sparo a rogimont of infantry from hie command. Applications aro constantly reaching tho de partment from Alabama, TcnnOMOO and Lou isiana for troops. Tho tocretary soys; “If I woro requited to comply with all tho applica tions received, it would bo necessary to largely racreauo tho force* of tho army." An Alrie-Uc-Hcamp. An amusing anecdote in told of a well- known French general, who played a conspicuous part in a cavalry charge. This gallant warrior hud been severely wounded on hiB head and n bullet in lii« thigh. Such anMIowanoo might havo satisfied a mun m quiet tastes, but wob far from aufllciont for the ilro-oatiug general. In relating tho charge, which ho did ut every diunor party, ho was in tho habit of throwing iu half a dozen bayonet thrusts and n couple of stray splinters from n aboil, and ho invariably appealed for corroboration of his narra tive to ini aid de-camp who had ridden by bin Bide. On one occasion, l aving imbibed more than his usual allowance of '17 0 hate an Yquorn, he drew a more than usually startling picture of bin riddled and perforated condition. A Cannon ball had killed his horse, a dozen sabres lmd descended at oucc on his head, a couple of lances had paused through each of his arms, and all tho bullets and bayonets of Germany Boomed to have given each other a ren dezvous in bis body ! “Yon remember it well, don’t you?" he added, turning to his aide de-oamp. Ths well-trained subaltern had suffered long iu silence. The bnyouota, bullets, limcoa, eto., ho hud got used to by long practice, but the cannon ball was tho last straw that broke tho camel’s back. “ No, general, I don’t remember it. How could you expect me to? You know ns woll as I do Unit the very onnuou ball that killod your horse struck tho breastplate of a cuirassier behind us, aud thou bounded back and took my hea 1 oil 1" A Farad Iso for Broken Down Men. A correspondent of tho Hun Frnnoisco Chronicle writing, from tho Island of Tahiti, says : If a white men is tired of civilization aud wishes to lay off, then ho can come to the Houtl. Hea and 11 ud Bomu ioinautio littlo nook whore under tho bread-fruit trees, and coconnut groves and banana forests, lie can loll to his heart’s content. But such a man must have lost his grip, lost his hopes, and come to tho conclusion tliut lie is a weak and imbecile oreaturo, unable to wur with tho great seething cauldron called civilization. I find such whito men on tho islands of theso sens, but what wrecks thoy are. Utterly lost, they lead an aimless life, vegetate rather tlmn livo. They aro moi-t miserable specimens of the European race which huve conquered and civilized tho earth. An compared witli tho natives of tho South Seas they aro inferior, mentally, morally, and physically. When a whito mun goes to wreck here, tho wreck is so complete that there is nothing left of it but a more shadow. Arrest or Count Von Arnhu Thore is something of a sensation throughout Germany because Count Von Arnim, recent German ambassa dor to France, and who was onco high in the confidence of tho emperor and Bismarck, has suddenly been arrested on his estate at Nassenhoid, near Sfcet- in, and been carried a prisoner to Ber lin. Tho Berlin journals friendly to Bismarck, aver that tho count, while ambassador at Paris, had embezzled important stuto papers, but tho count avers that thoy woro not official dis patches, but private letters from Bis marck, which he is entitled to keep, and which ho declares aro valuable to lrim because they will furnish evidonco iu an important law suit now pending. Tho police, notwithstanding their ut most efforts, havo not yot got possession of Bismnrck’B letters. War Predicted. Father Hyaointho and Victor Hugo havo joined’ Mr. Dbraeli and the pope in prophesying tho approach of a tro- mendoas war, which shall rage all over Europe and elsewhere. Mr. Disraeli predicted that the war would bo a reli gious one, and that it would convulse tho globe. The pope described the im pending struggle us one between the armio3 of the Archangel Michael and tho hosta of Satan. According to the prognostication of Father Hyacinthe, tho coming war will bo three-fold, and will include a fearful confliot be tween popular rights and the power of capital, in which the combatants will tear each other to pieces. According to the vaticination of Victor Hugo, tho great and inevitable encounter is to bo “ between two principles, republic and empire.” There is a largo establishment at Kehl, opposite Strasburg, on the Rhine, where artificial wine is made into which a grope never enters. In tho valley of tho Rhine and the Palatinate there are hundreds of similar manufactories whero this imitation wine is made. Tho Rhenish and Alsatian wine-growers intend to urge the German Reichstag to pass a stringent law _ against the adulteration and falsification of wines, DAS VKIICHEN. A STRANGE REMINISCENCE. My. greatest friend among the stu dents at tho Loipsio Medical College was a strnuge, erratic genius, named Hoffman, a philosophical enthusiast, Boiouoomad. Ilia room was fillod with elootrioal apparatus, and all its adjnnots. I wae often at a Iohb to know how ho could afford so much extravagant resoaroh, as I know that his father waa a broken- down merchant, who lived very plainly in a small ootiuge some fifteen milos from Iho oitv, originally a porter’s lodge to ageutlomun’s seat in tho neigh- hood. I accepted Hoffman's invitation tho first vacation wo were together, and spent, a part of my holiday at tho cot tage, where I became acquainted with his family, consisting of bin father, mother and only sister. The fnthor was a largo athletic man of apparently forty-five years of ago, with a bold but scornful look and a treacherous ojo. The mother and sis ter were more like Hoffman. Htill I noticed that his mother had a constant habit of clasping her bunds as if in prnydis and turning her eyes heaven ward. This surprised mo very much, as Hoffman had never profossod any religion whatever : but, on tho contrary, lie would sometimes almost scoff at. mo for being a believer. Ho wanted me to lend him a certain sum to pay for the making of nn eleotrio apparatus of great size, with which ho intended to restore life. I could not assist him ; but two days after our return to Loipsio ho called on mo to say that his father would furnish him with tho requisite amount iu a few days. This was tho nemo of bliss for him ; and just three weeks after lie received tho money from )i s father, bo called on mo to say that the machine was finished, and he would havo on opportunity of using it on tho following day, ns a no torious murderer was to bo bung, and lie lmd mado arrangements fof his body. “ Strange, is it not,” said lie, “that this scoundrel will furnish the menus whereby the scientific world will learn to honor mo?” Tho hall at the cottage was a fine largo square room, which you entered from a side stuir on tho outsido, near tho ceiling; and on looking down you would peroeivo u semi circular area. Two stairs led down among tho seats on either side to this area, in which stood tho eleotrio apparatus, and n long mahogony table, bound with brass, wilh a number of birtgos and foldings, which won capable of swinging around in all directions by means ot u ball and socket joint iu its pedestal. On this table was a small box mounted in silver, which contained dissootiug instruments; there were also several basins of water, and a number of towels. Boon after wo lmd taken our seats, several elderly gentlomon entered tho arena also, ono of them completely cov ered with his bluok gown ; this was tho demonstrator of anatomy, and ho it was who would to clay operate upon the dead body of Hcnmmel, the notorious highwayman. The old ohuroli boll had nealed out its twelve strokos somo timo before any nows reached us ; but at fifteen minutes to ono a young man entered hastily, whispered something in the enr of the doctor who was enveloped in tho blank gown, and everything was oxcitoment. The machine was put in notion and the table nroparod, and in another minute several men hurried into tho room boaring a body, with a sheet thrown loosely over it. A loud murmur was hoard through out tho hall, and oach one sprang to his feet to try and get n look at tho body, which was placed on tho tablo with its face downward. Tho sheet was at onco removed, and I shuddered as I saw before me all that was mortal of tho highwayman Beam- mnl. Hoffman clutched my arm us tho preparations wero being mado. Evory fiber in tho body seemed to bo in a stato of rigid tension, which dis played the strength and elegance of his muscular frame to a great advan tage. Dr. Bremner, tho anutomical lec turer, stepped forward immediately, and commenced to address tho gentlemen present Ho informed them that, very fortunately for tho experiment about to be mado now, tho mck of tho criminal did not seem to have suffered 1 any very great perceptible injury. He thon ex plained what ho was going to do. With his f calpel he mado incisions upon important nerves in various parts of tho body, and applied the wires; and under their influence the limbs were contracted, the muscles seemed olubbod up in knots, and the legs were drawn m> and thrown out with great force. This elicited repeated ap plause. Tho excitement now was intense. Tho wires were applied to different por tions of tho body with tho same etfeot, and the result was so fearfully strange that many fainted in their seats. The wires wero now applied to the phrenio nerve, and almost immediately respiration began; low at first, then woro natural, and in proportion as the current was kept up it became very hur ried, and at last gasping. Tho wires wero now affixed to the nerves behind the thigh, and a powerful current from the huge voltaic pile car ried to them. Tho result was fearful. The body turned suddenly around, and sat up perfectly straight; every muscle fixed with that terrible appear ance of a rigid spasm. Its nock was thrust forward; tho hair soomod to stand out, oooh individual oue in regu lar order. Its eyelids were drawu book, while tho eyeballs, with their doiul, glazed pupils,Iprotrudod in a hideous glassy st are. The nostrils Were dilated, nn if breathing heavily, aud a horrible greenish foam oozed out of tho oornor of tho rapidly-working lips. I could not. roiuovo my eyes for a moment. Never was I so spoll-li uuul; and never did I behold snob n terrifi cally hideous object. My whole soul was bound with a fooling of unutterable horror. It turned suddenly toward whero Hoffman aud myself wero Bitting, and convulsively pointed its linger in liret direction, while evory fibre in its faoe seemed distorted by a ghastly, dia bolic, glimmering grin, i swooned. The hull seeuiod to awiin around mo ; but still my ears seemed pierood by the most agonizing ory I ever heard, aud I distinctly caught “ My father 1” 1 could not thiuk «t one© whence it proceeded, but before 1 had timo for reflection a heavy body fell against mo. It was poor Hoffman; ho had Bprung up into tho air, liko a stag when tho hunter’s bullot enters ila lioart, when he met that gaze. It was his father I” .Tho gentlemen went on with their ex periments, but with no success. Hoffman never rooovorod from tho shook that ho received that day, but for several months ho was n raving inaniao. About three days before he diod, ho asked for his father, and mother, aud sister ; tho mother and sinter came, but they told him his fnthor was ill. Ho fortunately had no rcoollcotion of it until a few days before ho diod, when all seemed to come back like tho recol lection of some horrid dream. His last words to mo wore, “My dear friend, there is nn avenging God, instead of a system of nature.” I made inquiries, and discovered that his father was n notorious highwayman, and, moreover, tho robbery and murder for which ho was sentenced were tho crimes which enabled him to furnish bin son the necessary means to oomploto his electric apparatus, The Lute Earthquake ut Antigua. A correspondent writing from Antigua, Guatamala, under date of tho 1st, gives an account of the earlliquako there tho previous evening. On tho Hil of Sep tember, lit 8:80 l*. m., without previous warning, a strong earthqunke shook tho ground violently iu tho direction from west to oast. Wavo liko undulntioiiH on the surface roao and fell at least, a fool. Tho first strong shock lasted from twenty-five to thirty snooinis, when tho ooutonia of a largo water-tank in tho court yard of tho hotel were thrown out. Wild screeches and screams continued even after tho early terror had some what subsided, and long fleer thore was Iho noise of walls fallinjjPmpro or loos distant, mingled with the sound ofTiuu- drods of voices chanting hymns for mer cy. Many shocks followed during the night, every ono of which gave ri«o to new alarms and new iiuplorations. It was intensely dark during tho continu ance of the shocks, An inspection in tho moruiug showed that about two dozen inhabited houses wero destroyed, causing a loss of thirty- two lives. The faurabor of houses dam aged, auii which will havo to bo taken down, is considerable. Many of tho old ruins of 1773 have suffered soriouslv. During tho oonfusiou incident to tlio earthquake, several men appeared with long knives for tho purposo of stonliug and murdering, but the political chief of Antigua noon repressed them. All tho squares and courts servo as tempo rary abodes. It will take somo timo before the proplo of Antigua recover serenity of mind enough to go to sleep in their tottering liouseif. At Guatamala, tho capital, alight shooka were felt. Tho Indians say that three villages at tho foot of tho volcano Dolfucgo havo been destroyed. A IHhiihIrous Blunder. The Memphis cotton exchange, from numerous reports on tlio cotton crop in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas, estimates that in those states, from tho blighting effects of tho rooont severe drouth, tho aggregate yield will be about forty-flvo per cent, less than that of mst year. This will bo a severe loss to tho statos dirontly concerned ; but there are still more discouraging facts in this Memphis report, viz.: Hav ing realized advances to tho extent of their interests, laborers havo abandoned tho picking of the cotton in many in stances, and as, in addition to prices of itfcou being very low, very littlo grain meat baa beon raised, there is much foreboding as to the future. This de votion of their lands and their capital exclusively to tho cultivation of cotton lias for many years proved a disastrous blunder to our soiahern planters. Thoy liavo depended upon their cotton to sup ply them, not only with all their house hold arid farming utensils and imple ments, their clotblbg, furniture, etc., but to supply them with provisions, to a great extent, from tho northwest, when, for manufactures of all descrip tions und for all tho articles of subsis tence of tho temperate zone, our cotton states offer facilities and advantages which exist nowhoro else in tho world. To these important matters of southern reconstruction the attention of southern planters cannot bo too earnestly direct ed.— N. Y Herald. Government Bonds, Iu response to an inquiry from a Bt. Louis correspondent, tho New York Tribune gives tho following informa tion : “ The total amount of bonds of the United States bearing interest in gold now outstanding is 81,724 253,250, which is made up of $923,540,700 in tho six per cent, bonds kuown as five-twen ties ; $283,081,350 in nix per cent, bonds of other classes; 8322,197,900 in five per cent, bonds of tho now loan, repre senting the amount of five-twenties funded, and $104,827,300 of the other issues of five per cent, bonds. Tho amount of five-twenties outstanding on the 1st of March, 1809, was $1,602,587,- 350, and the amount paid off in gold and purchased for tho sinking fund is $070,010,050, Thjj New York Pie-Baking company’s factory, the largest establishment of the kind i,u tbp world, boa on invested capital of 8150,000, Have a 'piece ? WRITING GOOD ENGLISH. V lira noli Not Tlinrou (fitly lit the School*. If wo wero to assort that not ouo'ool- lego student iu four could writo half a dozen pages of his own composition in such a manuer that any woll kuown print ing establishment would bo williug to publish thorn without alteration, it would doubtloss seem to mauy persons liko a very strange statement. Wo do not make this assertion. Perhaps it would not bo truo. But if it woro made by any one else, wo should by no moans feel sure enough ol its inoorrcotnesH to ooutradiofc it. It is oertaiu that n very largo part of our educated youth of both B(xes aro unable to put tlioir thoughtn on paper without, numerous innoouraoies. Perhaps tho most frequent errors of educated people, in writing nro those connected with punotuation. That mauy mistakes of this kind nro mado is not at all wonderful. Thore is a good deni of difference of opinion as to what constitutes correctness in this rospeot. But tho oiroumstnuoo that it. in not al ways onsy to determine what point should be used in a particular plaoo is no reason for writing ns if punotuation had cevor beon invented. If n man is in doubt whether to wear a light coat a heavy ono on a September day, it does not necessarily follow that, ho should go in his shirt-sleeves. Tho diversity of theories in regard to punotuation does not render, for instance, a letter on sev oral independent subjects without a single full stop, except tho ono at tho onn, oroditnblo either to the cduontion of the individual who writos it, or to tho institution at which ho or sho has been taught.. Another olass of orrors which must bo mentioned is that of mistakes in gram mar. Theso, it is truo, nro muoh loss frequent among young people of oduoii- tiou than deficiencies iu respect to punctuation. Yet thoro are thousands of mull persobH, who would bo highly iu ligunnt nt tho olmrgo of writing un grammatical English, to whom n gentle hint that, for instance, tlio objootivo case of tho pronoun “who” always ends with an m, or n littlo instruction in regard to tho proper nso of tho aux iliaries “ shall ami/* will,” might bo of material service. If tho more advanced students in some of our ool legos or femalo semina ries wero each to bo required to writo, without assistance, a letter or a compo sition of nuy kind, and if thon wuat had boon written should bo printed without alteration, and distributed among tho parents and friends of the authors, it would constitute a species of examination of whioh, we venture to soy, few institutions would bo proud. Wo by naffncAus recommend suoh a tost. On tho jfonkwy, wo should douounoo nn attempt <Vf tuo land as utterly heart ier and cruel. No instructor could lor a moradbt H» justified in thus exposing to ridicule his students. But it would be, in some respects, nn oxoollmit crite rion if professors aud teachers in our highor educational institutions, on po- rusing tiie compositions submitod to their inspection, wero to ask thomsolvos how theso productions would look in print. And hero wo would make a sug gestion whioh may bo valuable,to some of our collogo students who nro indulg ing hopes of distinguishing thomsolvos in literature. It is often the ease that if these young inou woro to submit their experiments in writing to tho ex amination of somo good compositor in a jointing office, ho would bo able to give thorn valuable instruction whioh tlioir professor of English literature would not, and perhaps oonld not, im part. At all events, if instruction of this kind is furnished by the professors in our colleges, many of tho students appear to profit romarkably littlo by it. —N, 5 r . Times. Sunlight, for tlio Sil'k. Dr. Wm. H. Hammond, in discussing the sanitary influence of light, observes that tho effects of deficient light upon the inmates of hospital wards and sick chambers havo frequently como undor ilia special notice ; that most physicians know how carefully tho at tend nuts upon tho sick endeavor to oxoludo ovory ray of light from tho upartmont, and oyon some members of tho profession are sin gularly nssidnous in this respect; but that the prnotioe, except, in some oases of actual disorder of tho brain and oth- parts of tho nervous system, is per nicious, admits of no question. During tho Into civil war Dr. H. visited a camp and hospital in West Virginia, in conse quence of information roooived that the sickness and mortulity thoro prevailing wero unaccountably great, ana ho mado a minute examination into all the,cir cumstances connected with tho situation of tho camp, the food of tlio men, oto. Among othor peculiarities, he found tho siok crowded into a small room, from which tho light was exoluded by blinds of india-rubber cloth. Tho xiationts wdro ns effectually blouohod as is celery by tho earth being heaped up around it; pale, bloodless, ghost-like looking forms, they seemed to bo scarely mortal. Convalescence was, under such circum stances, according to Dr. Hammond, almost impossible, nnd his belief was that many of tho men had diod, who, hud thoy boon subjected to the opera tion of tho simplest laws of naturo, would have recovered.—N. Y. Jrlbune. Largo Family. James Whito owned right up liko a man. He said it was all nonesense for a man to claim that ho was sober when the oily hall und opera house seemed to him to bo nodding to each other, and the monument to be skipping around on ono lug. Yes, ho was drunk. He hap pened to como along whoro a man was soiling now cider at five oonts per glass, and ho bought and drank three cents’ worth, and it flew to his head. Ho wae a man of largo family, respectable char acter, worked hard, and if anybody over again saw him drink tlifee oonts’ worth of cider ho was willing to sit down on a buzz saw. “ It Boonm to mo that you aro in earn est,” romarko.d his honor. “ Truth and veracity can be Beeu right iu your eyes, and I liolievo it will bo safo to lot you go. But bo ware of cider iu tho fu ture. Shun it bh you would a nomina tion for alderman. It looks nieo, tastes pq.>il, bijt, ah! it has supped the foun dation of many a noble, structure rtnd brought bibtor ruin to many a happy hearthstone. Go, Mr. White, go forth into tho groat, wido world with tho da termination in your heart never to drink thrco-cout oidor or to lmvo a largo fam ily or a respeotablo ohnraoter again.” llow to Mnko n Good lied, Perhaps some housekeepers would liko to kuow how they can make an in expensive, and at tho somo time a good and durable lied, or mattress and bolster. I havo a bed that, will (with f ;ood usage) last a lifetime. It is mere- y a tick, tho Bftino ns for straw, or husks, with openings in the upper Hide to insert tho hand for stirring, and flllod with out paper. Now, reader, do not. throw aside tlio paper with disgust, but, if for nothing but curiosity, finish tho article, it will do yon no harm ; possibly you may bo induced to make one. Tho work of cutting tho paper is not. such a long job as you would thiuk. Take auy kind of oloau paper (exoopt straw paper) and fold it, or roll, so that it onn be out with ono olip of tlio sliaars, and then out it; you need not bo particular as to tho width, although tho narrower it is out tho better. Theso clippings are liko littlo ourls or rings of paper, and lio like foathors, and after using tho bed thoy will not grow fine and dusty, but nro oleiui, nnd enn be stirred ns light as when first usod. I liavo heard pooplo who havo slept on them say “ thoy were the best bods thoy over slept on.” 1 profor them to feathers or common mat troBROB ; hair mattressos are nicer,, of course, but few of us farmers’ wives enu afford to buy thorn ; whoroas the paper bud wo can havo without cost, exoopt tho work, and that tho smallest dllild you havo who can uso a pair of shears, will holp you, and if not kept busy too loug nt a timo, will think it«-but play. Tho sumo material makes nieo pillows for lounges, ohair cushions, cradle ticks, oto. I liavo a box to koep waste paper in, whioh is out of tho way, aud at tlio satno timo handier than tho rag-bag; and when it is full, I out them up into another box nnd put them into tho tick. I uso tho snmo ticks that I havo used for straw ; wash thorn nnd sow up tho oponiurfS; so thoy aro juBt largo enough for the baud to puss through readily; throe oponings nro sufficient,—Cor. Cm- olnnati Times. Turkey Making an Arsenal of Horself. People will soon want to know whnt Turkey intends to do with ro muoh ex- plosivo material, suoh quantities of deadly missiles, suoh onpiuos of de struction. But it is not in Now York alone that tho ferocious Mussulman is arming hirosolf. Tho othor day tho viceroy of Egypt gav£ tho Turkish sul tan an iron-olad, aud novk his majesty’s mother, .tlio valid© DUltana, lias kindly told tho grand visitor that bIio will her self pay tho cost of thirty ilold-piooos, gun-oarriagos and all oomploto, for bor son. This prosont is in addition to twenty other piooes of Krupp urtillory, which her highness n short timo ago good-naturedly gavo for tlio troops. The sultan is also troatiug himself to a few guns, and tho grand vizior lias just signed a contract with tho local repre sentative of tho Krupp foundry at Bison for 200 flold-picoos for the Turkish army, tlio cost of tho order to bo defrayed out of the sultan’s own privy purse. The vnlido sultana has mado it a ooudition of her littlo order that tho thirty cannon shall bo delivered within four months’ timo at tho latest. If tho design is to use this warliko matorial somebody is likely to got hurt; if not,-tlio imperial treasury is burefonod to littlo purpose. Operations of tlio Mint. Dr. Linderman, director of tho mint, lias submitted to the secretary of tho treasury his reports of tho operations of the mints und assay offices for the fiscal year ending Juno 30 of tho pres ent year, from which il. appears that tho gold deposits wero $08,001,595, and tho silver deposits aud purchase $15,122,- 151. Tho roporfc makes a comparison of oporatioDB for tho last ilsoal year with tho averago result for tho ton years end ing Juno 00, 1872, showing tlio follow ing per oentngo iu inoroase : In gol«l l>«rH operated upon, about 115 per cent. Silver ojjoratnd upon M7 per omit. Imported «“ Id bars'SltO per omit’. -no silver bars 010 per cent. iportud silver bars «0 per cent. The amount of speoio iu this country is stated to bo :n tho 30th of Juno $107,- 000,000. The estimate shows a gain in speoio and bullion in tho lant two fiscal years of $38,500,000. Tho amount of gold and silvor ooin and bullion in tlio world is estimated at from ton to twelve thousand millions. Tlio present rate of production is : Silver $80,000,000, d gold $100,000,000, tho two together boing an annual addition of about lj por cent, to tho existing stock of speoio. The Strength of Motuls. Tho experiments of scientists liavo demonstrated tho following facts re specting tlio strength of certain mate rials : Gold may bo hammered so that it is only ono throe-hundred-und-sixty- thonsandth of an inch thick. An iron bar would support its own weight if stretched out to a length of 3j miloB. A bar of steel was once made which would support its own weight if exten ded to a length of 18$ miles. Bunkor Hill monument might be built more thun a mile iu height without crushing tho stone at its base. When bars of iron aro stretched iintil thoy break, thoso whioh aro tffe strongest increase in length less than tho weaker ones. A pieco of wood having tho breadth and thickness of three inches, und tlio length of four feet, if supported at its onds, would be bent one millionth of an inch by n a weight of throe pounds placed in tho oonter, and a weight of one-tenth of an ounce would bend it i-sevcn-milHonth of an inch. Tub boll of Alamo has beeu removed to Galveston, Texan, having been made a present to the Historical sooiety of Texas by tho Hon. William E. Kendull, of Fort Bond county. This was tho garrison bell that sounded the hours during the perilous times when tho “Lone Star”was a republic, and whose peals wakened to battlo Fannin aud Ward aud their followers, whoso bloody massacre marks the darkest page iu tho history of her early oureer, Grasshopper Surgery. Grnco Greenwood,' in writing from Colorado, says it was expected that wo should have a lino exhibition of farm nnd garden products, but *' man pro poses and tho grasshopper disposes.” Ho has disposed of everything grnon, and now, ns though noting on tho scrip tural assertion that “ all flesh is grass,” lias tftkeu to rogaling himself on his brother lioppor. It is shocking to dis cover wlmt remorseless onunibnls theso small creatures aro. If ono beoomes disabled in tho slightest degree, his friends nnd relatives rally around him in his extremity, and generally .help thomsolvos to whatever is eatable. They generally go first for tho brain, nn tho morsel, cunningly abstracting it from its oolls; nnd yet ho somehow lives on for n timo, and hardly seems to miss that rather important organ. Tho youugcr olios seem tho most voracious aud rapacious, but, while they mnko a fatal charge, stout, gravo-lookmg olderri will si ana about, watching tlioir old friend’s demise, ovidenly speculating us to how ho will “ out up.” Thoy nro in no haste, but aro always iu nt the dentil. Tho other day I whiled away a half-hour in one of tho summer-houses near tho springs iu watching tho pro- oeedings of a not of these small ruffians toward a disabled comrade. Ho lmd lost a leg—how I need not stato. Thou enlist uot say I did it”—though, if for tho snko of scientific investiga tion I brought myself to perform that, littlo surgical operation, what harm? It is surprising to see how easily a grasshopper’s leg is dotnehed. It seems always to bo a sort of somi-dotaohed inombor. Tho oroaturo don’t soem to mind tlio loss muoh, nnd will go on eat ing ns though grasshoppers’ legs “grew on evory bush." This ono evidently did uot realize Ids misfortuuo till ho was attacked, and found ho could neither walk nor fly. How ho was besot, to bo sure ! First, a brisk young follow, with tho cool, business air of a surgeon, be* gnu tapping his rather distended stom- noh; another probed him about tho joint whence tho leg had been romovod ; a third sot himself to disseet tlio ampu tated limb. Ono slim starveliug began browsing on tho delioato tips of his long wings; then a big bustling old wretch stopped forward and interviewed him, by deliberately boring into his brain ; next a yellow jnokot settlod on him and stung and sucked hero nnd there, while, to add insult to injury, two spiteful black ants pierced through tho joints of his cuirans und worked tlioir way into his vitals. He' fought bravely--it was astonishing to seo how pliiokiiy ho stood up against his iloroo assailants, liko a miniutiuo Moulton. Ho kicked furiously with his one sound hind leg “against tho pricks” of tho Wasp. Ho struck out una gesticulated wildly with his arms or foro-lega—liis mnntnoho or nntonmo bristled with dn- ilanoo—but tho great congregation of his foes was too much for him, though ho did not oonso to struggle while any thing romnined to struggle with. They did not lenvo him till ho was rmluoed to tho more shell of a grnsshopper. Venetian Laces. A writer iu tho Oinoinnnti Gazette says: “Tho history of Bomo of the Venetian lnoes is onrioufl. Clement VII, gave his neioe, Catherine do Moui- ois, laces iu rolief of onqrmous value, whioh afterwards became the property of Marv Stuart. During tho reign of Louis XIV. the laces necessary for a gentleman’s oostumo cost $18,000. Tlio pontifical dress worn by Pope Innocent XI. is now exhibited at tlio exposition at Milau, and also tho magnifleont laces of tho Princess Margaret, presented to her on her marriage by Iho ladies of Venioo. Tho eol lections of antiquaries give tho oloarcsfc idea whioh wo can havo ol the variety andpeoulinrities of these lnoes. It is interesting to Bee tho admiration whioh those porsonsfeol for tlioir treasures ; they touch thorn with respect, and show them to an inexpert with costfloy. Thore is tho point d’Espngno, so named because the pattern oarao from Spaiu ; point d’ivoire, imita ted from tho designs of ivory cuttings ; point do rose, rose pattern ; but all thoso aro made in Venice. Thofr texture is marvelous, for all thoso stitohos, so fine that thoy aro scarcely visiblo to tho eye, whero made by tho neodlo in a woma »’s 0ugefs. Happily, wo may for theso things use tho past tonne, for tho fabri cation of a pieco would olton bocupy years, and somotimos a lifetime. Tlioir price is ns extraordinary as tlioir work manship. You may havo for $8,000 a pieco oi laoo four inches wido and long enough to trim nn overskirt, and an other pieco fer tho bertha, which, al though uot tho same pattern, will yot agree with it. For $100 you can liavo an ugly, largo oollar of point do rose, whioh no raodorn lady would caro about wearing.” A Modern Pygmalion. Tlio Paris Droit relates tlmt a man jins just died in tho Bioetro asylum whoso lunacy had a very singular origin. His name wub Justin, and ho exhibited wax work figures at Montronge, his gal lery consisting of contemporary celebri ties and groat criminals. On a pedestal in.tho conlro was tho picture of a young girl remarkable lor her graceful figure and porfeot features, hor linir falling in long ourls over hor naked shoulders. Justin had named her Eliza, and was so struck with hor boauty that ho passed hours in contemplating her. Sho seem ed to him to speak, and her blue eyes, with their long eyelashes, seemed to re spond to his passion. Under tho influ ence of this illusion bo neglected his business, and for want of u showman to puff it people no longer visitod the gal lery. Poverty succeeded ea®y circum stances ; tho modern Pygmalion could not separate himself from Eliza. His wife was obliged to sloop on a bare mat tress, and when she remonstrated ho ill-treated her. Irritated at tho unjust harshness sho ono day destroyed tho wax flguro. Justin was furious ut see ing tho fragments, and seiziDg a broom stick ho struck his wife, und would havo killed her had not her cries drawn tho neighbors to her assistance. Jnstin, who bad lost his reason, had to be se cured, and was an inmate of Bicetro for five yoars, living up to the last under tho charm of Eliza, whoso image scorned