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BY SAM. P. IVINS.
ATHENS, TENNESSEE FRID'AY, JULY 3, 1868.
VOL. XVI NO. 31.'
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Athena, Friday, July 3,
Tho 24th at Philadelphia.
A dispatch says : Tho Masons made
an imposing ceremony today for laying
the corner stoue of the now tcmplo on
Broad-street. The procession formed
in twenty divisions, and occupied near
ly an hour and a half in passing given
points. Among tho articles placed in tho
cavity, is a case containing a complete
set of silver Masonic jewels used by
George Washington in laying tho cor
ner stono of the Capitol at Washington.
Refuses to Come Down.
A Washington letter to the editor
ays : There is trouble in the Radical
camp. Jay Cooke has come down on
the Grant and Colfax people, and re
fuses to subscribe. This I know to be
true, and announce definitely. Grant's
man, Washburne, is in New York, try
ing to raise money. Jay Cooke's apos
tftcy is attributed to the fact that he be
lieves Grant unsound on the bond issue.
It is also laid to the account of Mr.
Chase. Whatever its origin it is a fact,
and the Radical leaders are both in
m censed and aghast.
Thurlow Weed is beginning to be un
easy, lie says, over Jus initials :
In adjourning, as Congress is likelv
to do, without easing the people's bur
den, an impulso will be given to repu
diation, lrom which tho worst is to be
reared. Indeed, I now desire to ex
press, with painful emphasis, the opin
ion that if the present Congress fails to
reduce interest on tho public debt, it
will bo succeeded by a Congress which
will pay the debt in greenbacks.
Poor old Thad Stevens is possessed
with the idea that the President must
be impeached. Tho Washington cor
respondent of tho Cincinnati Commer-
cial writes :
Tho important fact is learned authen
tically that impeachment Is to be reviv
cd by Thad Stevens, and is to bo push
cd with vigor as soon as the House can
pare time to give It attention. All-
Stevens has prepared four additional
articles, based upon tho alleged usur
nation ot power by the resident in
matters connectod with the Southoru
States. The illegal use of power to car
ry elections ; the pardoning power, and
other points not embraced in tho nrtl
cles of February. He has also prepared
a speech urging tho adoptiou cf the ar
ticles. Ho says the country demands
tho impeachment, and that tho strong
est case against tho President has not
been suggested, nnd ho is therefore con
fident of ultimate succoss. He says
there is no great hurry in tho matter,
but ho thinks tho House will be willing
to attend to it as soou as tho tax bill is
out of the way.
If Thaddeus has a friend In tho world,
ho ought to induce the old man to re
sign and go home. Ho has outlived his
mind, and is fast becoming a driveller
and a show.'
An aged German forest keeper, who
is on the verge of death, has published
a secret cure for hydrophobia, which ho
says ho used with success for fifty years,
-saving many men and animals from a
liori'lblo death. The wound must be
bathed as soon as possible with warm
(vinegar and water, and when this has
dried, a few drops of muriatio acid
poured upon tho wound will destroy
the poison of the saliva and relievo the
patient from damrer. This cure annears
in the Lelpsio Journal, and wo give it
as we una 11.
The South Not Entirely Ignored.
We notice that Senator Pomeroy of
Kansas, nas inteiy introduced into the
Senate a bill to provide for a continuous
lino of railway, from Washington City
to Mobile. Alabama.
The Washington Chronicle in noticing
the prospect oreariy action on tnis bill,
gives it a hearty commendation, nnd
says It Is an important measure, and
looks to the establishment of a great cen
tral direct and continuous rail line of
postal and military communication
from the capitol of the nation via Rich
mond. throuah the healthful and beautl
lul Piedmont ranees of Virginia, tho
Carolina, and Georgia, to the great Gulf
ejties o-ttne wPt.
We glean tho following from Wash
Meade is here still. It was announc
ed that he would go to Pennsylvania on
a visit, but ho has not gone. It is un
derstood that he ran away from Geor
gia to avoid personal consequences
likely to result from tho betrayal of pri
vate hospitality, with which he is charg
ed. Tho arrests, however, in his do
minion still go on, inspired by him at
long range. . Tho President will hordly
allow him to return. Ho is being lion
ized extensively by tho radicals. Ben
Butler dinod with him today. They are
considered birds of a feather.
The long talked of amnesty procla
mation is now in course of preparation.
It will be issued before tho assembling
of the Democratic Convention, nnd de-
anmA h.i'i a sensation"! elt'ecl, on
thnt body. The President is writing it
General Blair, who is now here, is
strongly urged by his friends for Presi
dent, and thev profess to be sanguine
of success. His views are of a most
emphatic and pronounced character.
They are given with tho point, terse
ness, and vim of a positive and fearless
nature, and aro the application of fixed
opinions to the existing situation.
Blair now as always scouts tho idea
of giving the ballot to tho negro. Ne
gro suffrage ho regards as a cardinal is
sue of the canvass, nnd his inflexible
opposition to the radical doctrine of ne
gro suffrage is the chief issue on which
tho conservatives must triumph, lie
holds the reconstruction acts as estab
lishing military despotism in the South
to be unconstitutional, null nnd void,
and that tho National Convention
should so declare them; that tho recon
struction acts are mere usurpations, sus
tained only by lawless violence and the
force of arms; that tho tioverninent
must withdraw this coercion, correct its
wrong, and leave to the white popula
tion to regulnto the question of suf
frage ; that tho bastard and spurious
Governments set up in the South will
fall as soon as the military is with
A Speech from Muggins.
The honorable Mullins, of Tennessee,
has made a speech. Our readers would
not thank us to disgust them with it in
its entirety, but the following is an ave
rage extract, and will serve to show the
manner of men that Tennessee radical
ism makes Congressmen of. Said Mul
lins, said he :
" Wo lifted our banner and said seven
times seven will we march around the
walls of Uih. Babylon the Democratic
Babylon like Joshua of old, and with
our rams' horns givo a great blast.
Laughter. Finally wo gavo them the
last blast. Sherman run through them
like a dose of salts, laughter like a fly
ing, fiery eagle, aud Grant, like a mighty
anaconda, laughter stretched round,
and with his right hand took Sherman
by the left, and Sherman with his right
took Grant by tho left, and they said:
" Now, a long pull, a strong pull, a pull
altogether," uud out fell the bottom of
the rebellion: laughter! every hoop
broke loose, and they were turned out
upon tho common plan of civilization
and human rights, loose, like the poor
fellow's milk.'' Laughter.
Tho above is a fair specimen of the
Mullins mind ; but then Mullins votes
with the party straight every time, and
that's all the uso they have for him.
A Negro lor Congressman.
Tho McMinnville Enterprise, an ad
vanced radical journal which is edited
by 0110 of tho Clerks of tho Senate of
Tennessee, Is out in favor of electing a
negro Congressman for the State at
large, as will bo seen from tho follow
ing paragraph copied from that paper
of the 20th instant:
"Tho Maryvillo Republican, whose
publisher is a colored man, W. 11. Scott,
Sr., advocates the election of a colored
man to Congress for tho State at large.
Whether it would be expedient at this
timo to add to our dclosration in Con
gress n colored man, wo pretend not to
say. lint it any one can see any incor
redness in tho argument adduced, he
can see further into a millstone than we
can. It is an acknowledged fact that
the member to bo elected is to represent
tho 40,000 colored voters who liavo been
enfranchised. This being tho case, it is
contended that a colored man should be
selected to represent his color and race
Tho argument ia sound, and can only be
rejected on me ground 01 expediency."
That sounds well enough, but the
leaders don't intend a negro shall be
elected to Congress. They enfranchis
d him for a different purpose.
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A Texan, writing to tho St Louis
Republican, urging tho construction of
a railroad from St. Louis to Texas, says
that between the Neuces and Rio
Grande rivers there aro a million head
of cattle, and one hundred thousand
head of horses and mulos. The trade
of San Antonio with Mexico amounts
to eight million dollars anuually. It
would take a railroad fifty years to car
ry all the cattle in western Texas to
St Louis.. Cattlo in that country are
being killed for their hides alone. . He
says such a railroad would not only
make St. Louis ,tho stock markot of
America, but would develop the finest
copper, coal, and silver mines in the
world. ' . ' ' ,
A Southern exchange alludes to "Rnnt
Gratification . meetugs" supposed to
tn Grant HHUftca-tfon dittp.
Protest Against tho Admission of
tho Arkansas Delegation.
When the resolution for tho admis
sion of the Arkansas delegation was
before the House of Representatives,
Mr. Brooks presented a protest signed
by all the Democratio members. It
was read, nnd concludes as follows :
We, representatives of tho pcoplo for
the free States, in behalf of our consti
tuents, earnestly and solemnly protest
against this violonco upon our constitu
tion, nnd upon our pcoplo : and do here
by counsel and advise all friends of
popular government to submit to this
force nnd fraud only until at the ballot
box, operating through tho elections,
this great wrong can be put aright
There is no law in. the lnud over the
mimfltutlonal irovcrnmcnt : and hence
all bayonet made, and all Congress im7
posea constitutions aro 01 no weight,
authority or sanction, save that enforc
ed by arms, nn clement of power un
known to Americans in peace, and nev
er required but as it acts in and under
the supreme civil law the constitution
and statutes enacted in pursuance there
of. We protest, then, in behalf of fbe
frco people of tho North and West,
against the right of this military oli
garchy established in Arkansas or else
where in tho now re-enslaved States of
the South to impose upon us, through
Congress, raxes or customs, or other laws
to maintain this oligarchy, or its Freed
We protest against going into the
now proposed copartnership of military
dictators and negroes in the administra
tion of this government. We demand,
in the names of others, the Constitution ;
and, for the sake of posterity, not its
reconstruction, but the restoration of
that sacred instrument, which has been
to us all a lire pillar lrom 1787 on to us
present overthrow ; aud in all solemni
ty, before God and man, under a full
sense of tho responsibility of all we ut
ter, we do hereby affix our names to
this protest against tho admission of
three persons claiming to bo members
of Congress from Arkansas.
How a Western Democrat Talks.
Gen. W. A. Gorman, of Minnesota,
recently mado a speech, in which he
stated, in the following wise, what the
Democracy would do, in case they
should get into power. We commend
his views, though designed 111010 par
ticularly for another meridian, to the
white race generally :
If tho Democracy get power in the
government, they will reduce tho tnnu I
tax on all your tea, aukl what you driuk
and wear.' 1 t ' i
They will restore tho Union, and turn
over all tho .southern states 'expenses
to be paid by the South alone.
Wo will turn out and abolish ten
thousand abolition Frcedmcn's Bureau
office-holders, and save millions of dol
lars to the peoples pockets.
We will bid tho bouth support them
selves and go to raising cotton and su
gar, and we will continue to raiso pro
duce to feed them.
We will pay the public debt in the
same currency we pay you and the
samo you pay each other, and thus save
millions more in tho pockets of the peo
ple. ir we pay tho rich In gold, wo will
pay you in gold. If we pay you in pa
per money, we will pay plethoric bond
holders in paper money.
Wo will enact laws to enable vou to
buy your goods where you can buy
cheapest, and sell whero you can get the
We will protect labor from the-en
croachment of capital.
We will leavo each State to govern it
self, limited only by tho Federal Con
stitution. Wo will reduce tho arinv in the South
and send them to tho plains, to protect
tho frontier and new routes to tho Far
We will restore commerce, pence and
good will between tho North and South.
Wo will reduce taxes, both State and
We will lessen tho office-holders, and
release you lrom taxation to support
Wo will enact laws inside, nnd
outside of tho Constitution.
We will rcstoro peace at homo aud
maintain your honor abroad.
Wo will inaugurate u day of modcra
tion, order, and iiood will, instead of
huto and ill-will, as now taught by Ja-
Wo will give equal rights to all, and
grant exclusive privileges to none,
We will substitute calm statesman
ship for mad Jacobinism.
We will make pets 110 longer of ne
groes at the expense of tho whites, nor
torco sunrago lor thorn at tho expense
aud against tho will of those who have
created and maintained the Govern
Hard on Him.
'Tho Revolution is very hard 011 Grant.
It has a writer who says :, .... .
Ho is a man without enemies, be
cause ho is a man without ideas. Hav
ing no principles in privato life, no po
litical opinions in public life, thcro is
nothing to atiord vitality to an enemy
Man's Cruelty to Mun.
Tho SottUiem Recorder says : Eight
negro men have been convicted, in tho
Superior Court of Themas county, Ga.,
of kidnapping a man of their own color
in Florida, severely beating him, and
then forcibly bringing him to Georgia.
They will, probably bo sentenced to tho
penitentiary. . i 1.1
: A goat in Bridgeport, Conn,' got at
some liquor and drank enough to givo
it the tremcnt during which he mado
jiiOL't hideous noises, add finally died.1
Policy,, tho Democratic Party.
Gov&eymour addressed the Jackson
Central Association New York, on the
evening of the 25th. In the course of
his remarks he said :
In every part of our land are proofs
of wide-spread changes in political feel
ing, while tho ablest Republicans refuse
to go on with a party which tramples
upon the judiciary powers, and is rep
resenting all Ideas of political morality
and unhinging all the business machin
ery of the land. We nre laboring un
der some embarrassment from the if real
volume of the change in our favor.
Those who aro rallying around the
standard of constitutional rights have
heretofore held conflir.tlnir vinwa with
regard to events for the nnst fpw vnnva.
and thtt cjyjslion is how wo can put this
gi-entrtr.rttJAty hi tho field so arranged
tpianvtf: -Jeff ii moww-p")
ciplintjt' naAlofpt;rate hordes m office
holders1.- un now misgovern tlo coun
try. Thiols tho only problem to be
settled, for tho American pcoplo are
disgusted with the Congressional party.
Can wo mark a policy which will unite
the majority under one standard. This
can only bo dono by a thoughtful, tin
scuish course. At tho same time we
must bo outspoken and confront all the
questions which perplex us. Men look
forward with hope nud fear to the ac
tion of the National Committee on the
4th of July. I shall not speak of can
didates. Let tho claims of each bo con
sidered in a courteous and manlv spirit.
and let us tnke enro no personal parti
sanship shall draw us nsido from our
duty to our country. We should sup
port with hearty zeal every upholder of
constitutional rights. It will be in the
present stato of our country an unholy
thing to go into tho July Convention
with any purpose which shall not have
in view tho rescue of our government
from the men who now have it in hand.
Ho then proceeded to rcitcrato his
views, formally expressed on the finan
cial question, disapproving contraction
and unwise issues, and urging the rest o
ration of tho national credit tainted by
the wastefulness and profligacy of the
party in power. He contended thnt five
hundred millions of tho thousand mil
lions of money spent bv the Govern
merit since tho surrender of Gen. Lee,
could havo been devoted to the pay
ment of tho national debt currying by
the proof of good faith, tho nationaf
credit to the highest point while new
bonds at low rates of interest would
have reduced our taxes and brought our
currency to the value of specie.
Governor Seymour also spoko in fa
vor of general amnesty aud restoration
ot sum-age to ail w hites in tho South
winci, w ould obviate the keeping up
ofuiil$ary jjespotisms.to feed idle ne
groes, to break down the Judiciary, and
to shackle the Executive, and to destroy
an constitutional rights.
lie closed with nn appeal to tho who
country, to rise with one united effort,
and to drive from power the common
enemies of liberty, honor, rights, and
Grant's Itocky Mountain Trip
A Washington dispatch to tho Louis
ville Journal says :
Grant's runaway trio to tho Rockv
Mountains excites general comment in
every circle. It has even been hinted
thnt his " habits" had something to do
with the move, and that it was in obe
dience to the orders of his Medical Di
rector. Others consider it a prudential
step to get out of roach of speech-making
and visitors. Others again thought
it a cowardly retreat before the invec
tive of AVcudcll Phillips. It turns out
however that a diflereut motivo lay at
tho bottom of it. The President has
ordered tho Secretary of War to refer
the Georgia military arrests to Grant
for adjudication, in accordance with the
laws of Congress. In doing this Mr.
Johnson reserved to himself the right
to set asido Grant's ruling, if it should
be unjust Grant has therefore got out
of tho way to shirk the responsibility.
We are apprchensivo Ulysses will be
badly dwarfed by tho timo the election
A Kadleul Panic In Tennessee.
Tho radical Messiah scut out by the
Cincinnati Gazette to conduct the polit
ical affairs of this Stato writes as follows
to that paper of Tuesday. :
Nashville, Tksn., June 18,
I have hinted hertoforo that there
were dangerous feuds among tho Uepub
licaus of Tenncsse-suioiildering embers
of contention, which occasionlv flash
fitfully forth, and which, unless repress
ed by the opposition of the rebel De
mocracy, might burst into general and
lurid name, llusistotho Union men
of the nation, a matter of deep regret:
for unless we shall have succeeded iu es
tablishing throughout the South a strong
enthusiastic aud united party a party
whose leaders aro moro devoted to prin
ciple than to the party spoils of office
a party that shall euro much for mea
sures and but little for men tho mis
sion of tho National Republican party
will have beeu, after all, a failure. Of
course, I take an extended view of
what that mission is. I believe it will
have failed unless, as tho result of its
efforts, tho abominablo doctrine of se
cession shall be utterly extirpated from
the Potomac to the Rio Grande, from
tho Ohio to tho Gulf, and all tho mil
lions that dwell within tho boundaries
of tho Republic, shall bow bofore the
shrine of Liberty, and with the holy
creed of Impartial Freedom on their
lips, shall murmur, "I believe I"
Tho Chicago Timet takes strong
grounds against the enforcement of tho
two-thirds rule in tho Democratic Con
vention. It says it has ever been pro
ductive of mischief and tho defeat of
the purest and most popular men of tho
iJemoeratio party, and calls tor us 10
Past Nttt!ojial Democratic con-
The foil. . &g, which wo. find in tho
New York Zxprexs, will interest the
tin to 1832 tho Presidential candidates
of the people wero not selected by Na
tional Conventions of tho respective
parties, but were nominated by a Con
gressional caucus at Washington. The
lirst five Presidents were, wun men
Vice Presidents, chosen in this manner.
This custom was killed in 1824. Then
there wero four candidates before the
people for President namely : Andrew
Jackson, John Q. Adams, W. H. Craw
ford and Henry Clay. Adams', Jack
son s nnd Clav's lnenus in congress de
clined to have anything to do with the
caucus. Onlv til members met ana
nomiimted Mr. Crawford In accordance
JUll1', y,n ''Idjilnn.- Ho .citino, m.tv,'o:,;t- fitiu4 hetdend body, lying in
tho House and Adams was chosen.
Jackson was taken up at the next elec
tion, in different' Stato Conventions,
and was elected over Mr. Adams, who
had the samo indorsement
Tho first National Conventions were
called in 1SU2. the ending of Jackson's
first term. The Democratic met at Bal
timore, renominated Andrew Jackson
by acclamation, aud Martin Van Burcn
for Vice President Gov. Robert Lu
cas of Ohio, was tho President of this
Convention. Jackson nnd Van Burcn
wero elected. In 18!)5 the Democrats
held their second National Convention
at Baltimore, and nominated Martin
V an liuren lor rresident nnd, alter a
sharp contest selected Col, R, M. John
son of Kentucky, for Vice President,
over Wm. C. Rives, of Virginia. Vir
ginia, in tho election, voted for Van
Burcn, but rejected Johnson, ihis
caused a tie. Johnson had just nan 01
tho electoral votes. There being no
choice, Johnson was elected by the
Senate the only instance in our history
of a Vice President being so elected.
Van Uuren was elected.
In 18119 the Democratic National Con
vention met at Baltimore, and rcpomi-
nnfed Mr. Van Burcn lor rresident.
No Vice President was nominated, and
the Statcl were left to tote for whom
they pleased for Vice President The
friends of Van Buren, however, gene
rally voted tor Colonel Johnson. Har
rison and Tyler were elected.
In 1844, both parties held their Na
tional Conventions at Baltimore. The
Democrats selected James K. Polk, of
Tennessee, and Silas Wright, of New
York. Tho latter declined, and George
M. Dallas, of Pennsylvania, was select
ed. Polk and Dallas were elected.
In 1848, the Democratio National
Convention met at Bnltimore. and nom
inated Generals Cass and Butler for
President and Vice President Thev
were defeated by General Taylor and
In 1852, at Baltimore, the Democrats
nominated Franklin Pcarce, for Presi
dent, and W. R. King, for Vice Presi
dent They were elected.
In 1850, the Democratic Convention
went to Cincinnati, nnd nominated
James Buchanan and John C. Breckin
ridge. Thev were elected. 1
In ISr.O the Dcmocrnts met In Charles
ton, 8. C, where a split occurred nnd
the Convention adjourned to Baltimore.
Douglass and Fitzpatrick of Alabama,
were nominated by one branch, and
Brcckinridgo and Gen. Lano by the
other. Fitzpatrick declined to run and
H. V. Johnson, of Georgia, was select
ed. Bell and Everett wero also run by
tho National Union men. Lincoln and
Hamlin wero elected.
In 1864 the Democrats met at Chica
go and nominated McClcllan and Pen
dleton. Wo are now upon the point of meet
ing in a National Convention again,
this time, we hope, to Buccecd in re
storing tho country to its former free
dom and prosperity.
After Free Masonry.
That radicalism contemplates a war
upon Free Masonry in the event the
party retains power, is quite evident
Wendell Phillips sounds tho keynote
of the crusade, Ho says :
Tho attempt to impeach the Presi
dent has tailed. It is no longer worth
whilo to spend much timo in discussing
why. vcry one ot his vices marshal
cd u cohort 111 his dclense. And we
havo no doubt, if tho whole truth is
ever known, that we shall see Free
Masonry acting ns quartermaster in
that camp and Chief Justice iu that
Cuso of Seduction.
The New Albany Commercial tells
: There is a strong probability that tho
Circuit Court ot Harrison county will
be called upon, at its next term, to ren
der a decision in a seduction case, in
which tho plaintiff is a handsome young
lady, formerly occupying a respectable
position in society, and the defendant a
preacher, the case is said to be an ag
gravated one, involving breach of marri
age promise. It is said that tho day of
marriage was set bv the villainous sedu
ccr, and the young lady's parents went to
much expenso to purchase her out lit
The reverend rascal hasacomlortabie
prospect of tho penetentiury bofore him
and a lifetime iu that institution would
bo a slight punishment for his crime.
Dismissed Without Cost.
Tho Knoxvillo Presa and Herald of
In the Uuitcd States Court on Thurs
day, the indictment against Rev. Mr.
Bates, of tho Southern Methodist
Church, for treason, was dismissod
without cost. The day has passed bv
for treason trials, and tho whole docket
will soon bo cleared of such cases.
'. Seventy-sovcn millions in gold will
bo paid out on the 1st of July, for inter
est on tho public debt.
..Horrible Murder in Virginia.
The Lynchburg Republican of tlioSlth
contained the following account of a hor
rible murder in Bedford county, Vir
We have been enabled through the
courtesy of a friend, to obtain the fol
lowing further particulars in regard to
the dreadful murder of Miss Fannio
Wright in Bedford county. Tho fath
er of tho murdered lady is Mr. Meudow
Wright, and resides near the village of
Pcntown. One day of last week, Miss
Wright who had charge of a flourish
ing school', rode out amoag her patrons
for the purpose of collecting tho vari
ous sums that were due her for tuition;
At a Into hour of tho evening, her horso
came back without her, causing alarm
niong her friends, who immediately
tork siciis to find her. A Mr. liiHldles-
The skull was brok
Ken 111 wires place;
behind, ns if by hvy blow and tho
hodv had been dragged for several feet
along the rond. It was at first suppos
ed that tho lady had been thrown from
her horse, and killed by being dragged
along the ground. Several circumstan
ces, however, militato against this sup
position. It was found on examination
that her pocket book, containing, it in
said, some S300, had been abstracted.
A pool of blood, along with a iiuaulitv
of matted hair, was found'ou llicj Mde
of tho rond some distance from" tho
hodv. It is now believed that the Indv
wns murdered bv blows struck nt tbo
spot where the blood wns found, nnd
then dragged on tho ground bv tho
murderer, who sought to create tho im
pression that her death wns the result
of accident No clue whatever, we un
dcrstand, was left by tho perpetrator
of this most dastardly and dreadful
tragedy. The whole neighborhood.
however, is on the alert, and no effort
will be spared to Jrack thej guiltj.houie
to tho criminal. "
Miss Wright wns a lady of fine ap
pearand nnd preposcssing manners;
possessed of various accomplishments.
and much beloved and respected by all
Who Knew her.
The Big Sandy" Herald (Kentucky,)
publishes fhoffSPloivihg :
On Sunday last a man named Clark.
who livod near Kecser's Rocks, on San
dy, came to town nnd got beastly drunk.
went nomc, nnd as usual, when in tlii
stnte, commenced abusing his family ;
and kept it up until a late hour in tlio
night, beating his wife, threatening to
shoot her, the children, or some one else
beforo tho next day. Ho put a gun in
to the mouth of one of tho children
and tln-enlrncd to.shtuim. but an old-;
cr boy knocked the gun away nnd took
it from him. He then sent nnothcrchild
somewhere in tho neighborhood of his
house (a field) to get another gun lie
had there, loaded, all the time vowing
he would kill some one. While tho
child was gone he pulled his bed into
tho floor and lay down, when the mo
ther for fear of her life, or that of her
children, seized an nxo and struck him
several blows, the first of which proved
fatal, he not moving after struck.
j ho woman and her family were ar
rested and brought into town on Mon
day, nnd examined before Judge Nor
ris. Tho evidence proved that the act
wns done to save herself or rhildrcn
from murder, nnd they were discharged.
Vision is queer. There nre many peo
ple look aud never see anything, and ma
ny who sec too much without scarcely
looking at all. The eye is a puzzling or
ganvery useful indeed, but exceeding
ly eccentric. Who sees, for instance,
on the street a scurvily dressed acquain
tance ; or a man who is hunting to duu
you ; or he who wants to borrow "only
ten dollars until three o'clock ;" or the
lady who snubbed and cut you at tho
party last night; or the bore who seizes
your button-hole and holds it everlast
ingly ; or tho chnp who wants to relate
"that little incident" (an hour iu length
by tho fastest clock in town) ; or the el
derly maiden lady who wishes you to
subscribo five dollars to supply the Es
quimaux Indians with nankeen and tho
new issue of tracts. Queer organ, wo
repeat, the eye.
See Here, Boys.
A lazy boy makes a lazy inun, just as
suro av a crooked sapling makes a
crooked tree. Whoever saw. a boy
grow up in idleness that did not make '
a shiftless vagabond when he became a
man, unless ho hud a fortune left to him
to keep up appearances? The great
mass of thieves, criminals and paupers
has come to what they are, by being
brought up in idleness those who
make our great and most useful men,
were taught in their boyhood to be in
dustrious. Spots on the Sun.
Ilerschcl nnd Arago found that tho
greater the number of spots on the sun
during any year, tho higher wns the
cost of breadstutfs. For the reason
that tho existence of these blots on
tho solar disk reduces tho heat of tho
sun very materially. The experiments
which led to this assertion were con
tinued during a period of twenty-five
A boy iu Provideuce caught a trout a
foot long with his hands ; a water-tmako
grabbed tho fish nnd made oft' with it;
the boy killed the snake and recovered
the fish, but not before the latter was
dead. That w ill do for Providence.