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CEDARTOWN RECORD. w. D. WIKLE & CO.. Proorietors. CEDARTOWN. GEORGIA, FRIDAY. JUNE 22, 1877. VOL. III. NO. 62. CU'/tRENT PARAGRAPHS. /he peach crop in Delaware will be enormous this year, and the shippers are puzzled how to get it all to market. The remains of Mrs. Madison, a sister of Patrick Henry, lie in an almost un marked grave at Bowling Green, Kv. Many farms in Maine, it is said, can be bought for less than the cost ot the buildings and fences upon them. Whatever clfle may be said against the Chinese, no one can truthfully say that ho eVer saw one who parted his hair in the middle. A party of twenty-eight Chinese naval erdeta arc now on their way to Paris and liondon, whore they will pass a courso of instruction in the uaval academics. In Germany thero are fewer railway accidents than in any other country which ]>os8essert a considerable railway system. A SINGULAR case of death by lightning recently occurred at tho Thames gold field, New Zealand, where a man was killed at the bottom of a shaft five hun dred feet deep. A moth-proof barrel in which clothes can be safely stored is a late invention. But this leaves tho moth at large. What is wanted is a barrel in which the moths can be kept, and thus have the clothes at large. The five months of the present year have been notably prolific of serious fires. Insurance companies claim that the Iobs to them thus far has been double the loss for tho same time during 1870. Professor M. W. Harrington, of Michigan university, who is now in Europe, has been offered by tho Chinese government coliege, at Pekin, tho chair of astronomy in that institution, at a salary of $4,000 a year, with perquisites amounting to $1,000 nioro. Kentucky has 4,1)00 square miles more coal measures than all of Great Britain ; superior iron-ore and more of it; good grazing and cattle ; fino wheat and corn fields; largo water communications; an excellent climate. Limonite ores, fluxes, hearth-stones, fire-clay, and coal and lead are tound contiguous in five counties, and the tensile strength of her pig-iron smelted with a local flux is said to exceed any other. New Jersey awoke yesterday morn ing with a startling din in its ears arid found itself invaded by millions of seven teen year locusts, whose busy hum filled the groves. It is the genuine red-eyed locusts, and the creature no sooner emerges from tho ground than lie climbs the nearest tree, sticks his claw into the bark, bursts the back of his jacket, awk wardly gets out of his old clothes and appears with a set of brand new wings and a head a little uglier than his original one. How much harm these invaders do remains to be seen. For the present they seem to be mainly musical.—N. Y. Herald, 2 L An extraordinary discovery of ancient coins has just been made on the Montrane estate, a few miles from Cuparo Fife, in Scotland, the property of Mr. Allan Gil more. In draining a portion of land the laborers struck on what appeared to be a bowlder, but subsequently was discovered to be a pot. A stone was firmly wedged into its mouth, and on being removed it was found that the vessel was filled with coins, the total number of pieces being 9,000. Most of them have the ap pearance of a well-worn six-pence, a few are of the size of a florin, though not quite so thick, and a small number are about the size of a shilling. They are all silver, and, so far as has been ascertained, of the twelfth, thirteenth ond fourteenth centuries. It is supposed they were used in the reigns of Robert II., Robert III., and David II., and have lain in the earth more than three hundred years. it BO WTH OF IX DI AN Cl VILIZA TIOX. Mr. William H. Lyon, one of the board of Indian commissioners, furnishes from the lHat report of the board, which is not yet printed, the following statis tics showing the present condition of the 266,000 Indians in the United .States, compared with their condition eight years ago: Hnufets occupied l»y Indiaus 7,47ts Schools on Indian reservation*... Ill Tho roao is praised for Ita beaming face, Tho Illy lor aaintlv whiteness ; Wo lore this bloom for ita languid grace, And that lor its airy lightness. Each vci With s Hero’s n lo«son that ho who ruus may road Though I four but low have won 1U- rho boat reward of n kindly deed Is the knowledge of having done It! — Mpar Fawcett, in St, Xichotat. n UMAX BA TTER1ES. IXvrntm Remarkable Re- O:- buildings '.orircn members I> dlans wearing citirtn’s dress. Aorta of land cultivated Wheat raised (bushels) Corn raised ('bushels) Cats and barley < bushels) Horses and mule* owned Cattle owned. .. Sheep owned Swine ou ned I»4.7tf> mi’aw ZlV,076 it has been known for sonic time that tho human body becomes much charged with electricity in the altitudes and ex ceedingly dry atmosphere of the high plateau between the Sierra Nevada and Rocky mountains, but it. has heretofore been unknown that such accumulated electricity is a cause of great danger to persons bundling exploders. Two very, serious and sad accidents have hap pened within a few months at the mouth of the Sutro tunnel, both through tho sudden and apparently unaccountable discharge of a number of exploders j$\ the exploder house. In the first case,fenry L. Foreman, formerly connected with the signal service bureau at Washington, a gentleman of scholarly attainments, a good mathematician and astronomer, was engaged in examining some of these exploders when two hun- hundred went off, completely destroying his eyesight and otherwise seriously in juring him. These exploders nrs large copper gun-caps, an inch and a sixteenth in length ami three-sixteenths of an inch in diameter, and most kinds are charged with fulminate of mercury. Two insulated gutta-percha wires con nect with each crap, through which the electric spark is sent (after they are placed in cartridges of the different com binations of nitro glycerine) which sets off the cap, and tho concussion caused thereby explodes tho powder. The sec ond accident referred to happened but a few weeks ago in the same place and probably in the same manner, by which Thomas Coombs lost his left hand and part of his arm. Ho was engaged in forming ten exploders into a coil around his hand, when suddenly they went off, shattering that member in so fear ful a manner that it had to be amputated. These Had occurrences led Mr. Sutro to at once institute sonic careful ex periments, for ho was strongly im pressed with the belief that it was body electricity, and not concussion, which had caused theso explosions. Elec tric exploders made by different parties were taken, ono after the other, and placed in a strong wooden Ihjx in Mr. Sutro’s parlor. This room is covered with n heavy Brussels carpet, walking over which causes the human body to lie speedily charged with electricity. Mr. Hancock, tho chief blaster, assisted in the experiments, and held the wires while Mr. Sutro walked round the room two or three times with slippers, sliding his feet gently over the carpet. After doing this he approached the end of one of the wires with his forefinger, and in stantaneously a loud report was heard, the exploder having been discharged This first experiment was with one of the San Francisco giant powder company’s exploders. Now one of the Electrica- Construction company’s was tried, with out effecting its discharge. Next one of George M. Mowbray’s, of North Adami Mass.; which did not go off on the first trial, but it did on the second with a very loud report. After this another of the giant exploders was tried, which went off* by the time Mr. Sutro’s forefin ger had reached within two or three inches from the end of the wire. These experiments have clearly estab lished the fact that exploders may be set off by electricity accumulated in the hu man body, and the men about the tunnel were at once informed of the fact. In structions were also issued for handling them hereafter, and a sheet-iron plate in the floor of the exploder-house, to which is connected a wire reaching into the water flowing from the tunnel. The men in handling exploders now stand on this iron plate, and have in structions to wet their boots before enter ing, and to put on India-rubber glovee before touching tho exploders. If theso precautions aro properly carried out there will bo no dnnger of explosions hereafter. Any electricity accumulated in the hu man body will at once bo carried of! through the iron plate, while the rubber gloves, being non-conductors, form an additional protection. No accidents from the explosions have occurred inside the tunnel, for, since the place is very wet, no electricity can be retained in tho body. But little doubt exists that both Mr. Foreman and Mr. Coombs havo met with their misfortunes in the manner indicated.—Aufro (Ncv.) Independent. TOE AWFUL lORXAlH). Heir It Approached tho Doomed Toien of .1It. Carmel, Ht. 'The natural phenomena that presaged the fearful storm wero as grand and awe-inspiring as was tho demonstration of its awful power. Duo west of the little city, at a distance of eovcral miles, is a forest which skirts tho prairie that stretches thence to tho town. Nestled amid tho undulations of the ridges, tho inhabitants of the doomod town watched the gathering of tho tornado with no fear at first. In tho west a hank of clouds began to form, first on the edge of tho horizon, and then grew with magical swiftness, creeping up against the sky, which it presently totully covered with its tcrriblo frown. Blacker and blacker it grew, and onward it rufhed with frightful velocity, the face of tho cloud dark aud tho edge fringed with fantastic wreaths of vapor, whirled into a thousand varying forms ns the awful and death dealing tempest swept over tho faco of the smiling country, Although it was daylight, a dusk almost like that of twilight foil upon tho* little city and tho smiling fields and blooming plains that girded its flourishing borders. Then fear fell upon the inhabitants, who began to think where safety might he found. Tho school building, which wus thronged with children, was in the path of the tempest, and tho little ones, frightened by tho appalling spectacle of the galloping storm, begged leave to fly to their homes. They wore nil huddle^ Dn tho ground floor, except a few who could not be reslrained, where a special Providence appeared [to work out their safety. With tho lightning speed of a race horso tho tempest came onward and leaping over the wood that skirted the praire, rushed ii|>on tho ground and swept toward tho city with tho un earthly Hhriek of a fiend. Tho residence of Dr. Harvey, midway between the forest and the city, sitting fair upon the level plain, fell shattered before the fearful blast, which a moment later fell upon the doomed city and its in habitants. With an awful crasli tho tornado swept through the streets with a con tinuous noiso like the explosion of bomb shells. fro frightful was its velocity and so vast and irresistible its force that tho buildings of tho^wn shivered before it like sand, and fen as if crushed by the weight of an omnipotent hand. Enor mous substances weighing hundreds (of pounds were lifted upon the wings of the wild wind and borne forward like dead- leaves upon an autumn gust. Walls crumbled like sand and went prone upon the earth, and massive buildings erected to stand tho test of years, sank under its force and left scarce a trace of their pres ence upon the devastated earth. This lasted but a moment, an awful moment, pregnant with tho fell harvest of death and destruction, and the fright ened and awe-inspired people, who had beared the crash of their homes and looked upon the relentless tempest which, like an infuriate monster, seized upon the fair village and tore its beauty froip the face of the earth, could scarcely realize tho truth that their senses bore tes timony to. This horrified amazement and stupor lasted hut for a moment. Fol lowing in the wake of the tornado came a torrent of rain—tears which Heaven seemed to shed over the desolation it had wrought,and with which the pitiless flames that began to leap from the ruins was partly quenched. Then thunder crashed and lightning flashed from the sombre sky and fed upon the homes the wind had spared.—Evansville Journal. The Authoress of “ Daniel De- ronda. ”—George Eliot, at the opening of the Grosvenor gallery, is described by a writer in Truth as “quiet and'gentle, dressed in black,, with a whito cashmere shawl thrown square over her shoulders. The face is powerful. Wordsworth re sembled a horse, the noblest of beasts, and George Eliot has similar qharacter istics. Beside her stood her husband, G. H. liewes, who wears the worst of soft hats on the cleverest of head*. Hfa con versation is simply delightful. ” Tine vends ov mum. | The report that ono of tho missing | arms of this famous Htatuo had boon dis covered is followed by tho assuranco of Gen. Meredith Road, tho American charge d’ Affairs at Athens, that both arms havo boon found on tho island of Milo within a distance of less than thirty foot from whero tho statuo itself was taken in 1820. For tho benefit of those who will ba ready to greet this announce ment with head shakings, and even doris- ion and cries of fraud, Gen. Read says : The arms aro exquisitely modolcd. One holds a kind of disc or shield. The work manship and tho locality compel oven the skeptical to acknowledge the authen ticity ot theso wonderful relics. The test of the matter will he to forw’ard tho arms to tho Louvro in Paris, where tho multilated statuo has been standing since 1884, waiting for tho rest of hor, and for the solution of tho mystery that hangs over her lovely head over sinco she camo to the light of the modern world. Those lost arms have been tho theme of more wild speculation among artists and connoisseurs than tho lost tribo of Israel has been to theologians. lOach has had his notion about the peculiar posi tion in which the body of tho stntuo re quired them to ho placed. Thero will ho great curiosity to see who, or whether anybody, has hit right. Tho arms were also needed to clear up the meaning and even tho namo of tho statuo, for while tho general supposition has been that it was a Venus, and by Praxiteles, or least a copy of that master’s work, others have deuiod that it was a Venus at all. Our countryman, W. J. Stillman, an artist and a very competent judge of art, trained by long experience on classic ground, has given his opinion that tho work is really a statue of Minerva, and he presents somo very plausible reasons in support of that conclusion. It is barely possible that, in theso days of more ingenuity than genius, when Raphaels aro manufactured so as to deceive tho very elect in urt, and ancient manuscripts of any required stage of decay can ho produced to order, these long lost. urjiiH of tho Venus of Milo, when brought to their appropriate place, maybe found to ho humbugs; hut let ns hope not. When image breakers of all kinds aro abroad, let us trust that at least one single instance of “reconstruc tion” will cheer the hearts of artists and connoisseurs. In France tho discovery of the lost arms was regarded as an event of so much importance that tho secretary of the fine arts issued an official bulletin. —Boston Journal. MEDICATED ICE. Dr. J. V. Mott has published a paper in which ho shows tho beneficial results of medicated ice whore the patient has a difficulty in wyvallowing either on account of nervous irritability or of inflammation of tho larynx. Ho has found that the solution can he frozen without either separating the ingredients or affecting their tonic or astringent properties, while the ice itself is almost tasteless. The ice js prepared in this way: The solution of the desired strength is placed in a thin glass tube, tho bottom of which is smaller than the top. Tho air is excluded by a tightly fitting rubber cork reaching the surface of the liquid. Tho tub? is then placed in a vessel containing a mixture of chopped ice and salt, and revolved there for twenty minutes, when the medicated solution will be turned into a solid mass, which can ho easily removed from the glass tube by the application of a warm cloth tosthe out side of the glass. Ice thus made has been found of great value by Dr. Mott in cases of diptheria, quinsly, laringitis, and croup. IVII AT PETER COOPKIt KNOWS ABOUT FINANCES. Peter Cooper, a candidate for president of the Un i ted States at th e 1 as t election ,has just addressed a long open letter to Pres ident Hayes, criticising the past financial policy of the sovereign government, and also marking out the proper course in his opinion to be pursued in the future. Mr. Cooper begins his letter with these words: “Allow me to offer you my heartfelt thanks for the wise and inde pendent course you have adopted in the discharge of the responsible and difficult duties you have been called upon to per form.” Mr. Cooper argues that our national currency must bo made re ceivable for all purposes throughout the country, and interconvertible with three er cent, bonds. Such a currency would ave been worth more to the American people than all the gold mines that have ever been discovered on the continent of America. He advises that silver be withdrawn from circulation and used in the purchase of foreign bonds, the frac tional and other currency to be revived. EXCITING ADVENTURE WITH POLAB IIK A IIS. Three of the crew of tho steamship Intrepid, Captain Soutar, had a very ex citing adventure at the Greenland seal fishery this season. During the time that their vessel was fast beset among the ice, threo of the crow—Thomas Royal, Wolverhampton ; James Winter, Peterhead; and William Mulligan, Dundee—sot out ono day to pay a visit to tho ship Perseverance, of Peterhead, which lay apparently about four mileH distant. After walking about a couplo of miles it was seen that tho distanco be tween tho two Hhips had been misjudged, and that in reality they wero six mileB apart, and the dangerous nature of tho journey began to dawn upon tho seamen when they realized how far they wero from any vessel, and that their sealing clubs wero the only weapons with which they wero armed. When they camo to realizo tho real distance they begun to deliberate whether it would not bo the best courso to toturn to their Bhip. One of the trio insisted on making tho jour ney, while the-others wero of the opinion that they should give up (the attempt. In the midst of tho debate an unwelcome visitor enino upon tho scene in the shape of a she bear, with ono of her cubs, and as she was fast coming up between tho men and their ship, tho only chance o* escape was to run on in tho hope of reach ing tho Perseverance, a distance of about four miles. When tho men took to their heels tho bear quickened her pace, and in a short time was close upon tho sail ors. To attempt to fhyo tho animal with their clubs was useless, and accordingly ono by one tho men took off portions of their clothing and threw them down on the ico. 11 this way tho progress of the bear was retarded, as Bruin stopped to sniff and tear at each of tho articles as hIic came up ttf them. By this means tho men wero enabled to keep a little ahead for about a couplo of miles, by which time, however, they had parted with moat of their clothing, one of them having nothing hut his pants, a cravat and a woollen shirt upon him. He had retained possession of his club, and, fastening his cravat to tho end of tho weapon, lie waved it as a signal of dis tress, and fortunately the attention of the Perseverance was attracted to the porilous position of the threo seamen. Several of the crew of the Perseverance immediately set out, armed with guns, and, nftor running ubout a mile, they came up to tho three men just in time to save them, as they had almost no clothing left, and were quite exhausted witli the chase. The hear and her cub wero so cIoho behind that the rescuers had no difficulty in despatching them with several bullets. The following morning the three sailors returned to the Intrepid. They wero escorted part, of tho way by a number of the crew of the Perseverance, and the male bear having been seen in the vicinity, apparently on the loek-out for the she boar and cub, he was likewise killed. The most of the men’s clothes and their sea boots, were picked up, all more or less torn. Tho three men had been kindly treated on board the Perseverance and supplied with clothing, so that they suffored no bad effects from their exposure and ex citing adventuro. — Danube (Scotland) Advertiser. DON'T KIEL BROKEN - L EG GED HOUSES ANY MORE. It is now argued that it is unnecessary to kill broken-legged horseH, and a point in caso is stated: Twelve weeks ago, the right hind leg was broken of Mr. William’s valuable and favorite mare, in Utica, by a kick from another horse. The fracture was half way between the fetlock and the gambrel jointH, and was complete. A veterinary surgeon under took to set the leg. A canvas sling was arranged, and the mare suspended in i^ in such a way that she could occasionally rest upon her uninjured limbs. The fractured leg was then set, bound with hickory and leather splints, with a heavy leather boot outside of all. The mare did well,’and never missed a meal. After threo weeks a plaster of Paris bandage was substituted, and in soven weeks “ Nellie’' was walking around the stable. There was no sign of the fracture, and it is thought that she will keep her 2:40. gait.—St. Y. Tribune. Two carrier-pigeons were liberated one day last week at Magnolia, on the Phila delphia, Wilmington and Baltimore rail road, and flew to Philadelphia,one in two hours, and the other in one hour and fifty-five minutes. A strong north-west wind was blowing against them. The distance isseventy-nine miles, GRAVE AXJ) GAY. Motherhood. All about tho dummy houso Flits a sunlwatn, softly bright, Uold locks with trusses light Dnnr-lng, tossing up and down *, O, swoet heavens! for such a crown I In and out where all la null. Sound gay tones In shout ami songs Pimpled chucks, laughs 1mm mid long From pure merriment within ; Fun nnd sho aro noar of kin.; Up and down the quiet room, In the garden, on tho stair, Ruby-lips Is overywhern i Uhnttnrfng ns childhood will, Only when In mlschlof, still. "Momma" ibis, and "Mamma" that, "Tnnt 17" "Tnn 17" all the hours, Eves like stars nnd breath like flowers, Rosy little hnuda and foet; (rod makes motherhood so sweet. - lAierece in The Golden Buie.- , ..When a man begins to find fault with other people ho may well bo advised to look for evil in his own heart and life. .. Comparisons aro odious. The major, rocking Nelly on his knee for aunt Mary’s sake—“ I suppose that is what you like?” Nelly--" Yes, it’s very nice. But I rode on a real donkoy yesterday—I mean ono with four legs, you know.” ..“ I tell you, sir,” said Dr. one morning, to tho village apothecary, “ I tell you, all, tho vox populi should not, must not, bo disregarded.” “What, Doctor I ” exclaimed tho apothecary, rubbing his hands, “ you don’t say that’s broken out in town, too, has it? Lord help us! what unhealthy times theso aft! ” . .The other day a simple child of na ture was walking along tho banks of a river. Suddenly she said to her com panion, “ Tell me, where does this water go?” “ Into the sea.” " But, then, why doesn’t the sea overflow? Ah, I know why it is. Because in tho sea thero are so many sponges they suck it all up.” .What linoof business do you think I had best ndopt ? ” asked a young as pirant for tho stage of the “ leading man.” “ Well,” said tho old stager, gazing critically at the youth’s elegant costume, “ I should say the clothes line would suityou best.”—Boston Commercial Bulle.vu .. “A lover ” writes us: “ Supine I seo ft young lady homo from church, aud tho night is dark and rainy, aud upon arriving at her house she darts through the door without saying as much as ‘good-night,’ leaving me standing out side—what would you advise me to do in such a case ? ” You had better start for homo immediately, if you have an urn brella. Under no circumstance should you stand on the steps of the young lady’s house all night. It would be preferable to crawl into the nearest friendly store box, and await for day-light to appear or the rain to disappear. — Norristown Herald. ANN ELIZA IN A SCRAPE. The good heart of Ann Eliza Young got that lady into an unpleasant predica ment tho other day. She was on her way to Kalamazoo, Mich., and, 'having travelled quite a distance, was very tired. At Hudson, Mich., when the train stop ped, Mrs. Young was resting her head on some of her baggage as she was read ing away at the half-dozen periodicals obtained from the train newsboy, so she did not nolico tho conductor passing from the front to the rear of the car with a strange-lopking man. It being the last car, the conductor was taking the man to the back end to let him off, as he lucked the “wherewithal.” The con ductor had put him off, when the man asked permission to make a request of the passengers. Permission was given, and tho strange-looking man boarded the train and called out in a very excited manner: “My wife is a little insane. She is trying to get away from me. Her baggage is checked through to Kalama zoo, and I have not sufficient money to pay my fare, and tho conductor must put me off unless I obtain it. Will any gen tleman hero give me enough to see me through ? I have friends in Kalamazoo, so I can refund the money when I reach there.’’ Mrs. Young’sheart was touched, and she f urnished money enough to carry the man on to White Pigeon. The “ in sane wife ” directly appeared, and burst into tears. It was evident that if either was insane the man was. The woman bad determined to desert him, for he had on the previous evening drawn a knife on her and threatened her life. He was a worthless, shiftless fellow with a very bad temper. “The last I saw of Mrs. Young,” says a correspondent of the Inter-Ocean, “she was taking the un fortunate woman to dinner at White Pigeon, while the crazy husband was beggiug from the crowd for aid with which to follow his runaway bride to Kalamazoo.”