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THE VINTON RECORD.
JOHN T. RAPEIt,
V Editor aud Proprietor.
OrriCETT W. Corner of Main and
Logan Sts., Ooposite Court House.
$2 A YHAU, IN ADVANCE.
VOL. 24--NO. 26.
MO ARTHUR, OHIO, NOVEMBER 20, 1873.
WHOLE NO. 1,232
Darli Smart., 8muel W. Kilvert, Jr.
8 1H ART -& KILVERT,
SUCCESSORS TO DAVID 8MART1
;e.HD COMMISSION MERCHANTS.
Prompt AUei44oii lven to the
Transfer of PIO IUON mid
other, Property from aud to
ltailrbad and Canal.
Water S tree t.between Paint and Walnut
' WILLIAM POLAND,
Lienor and Commission llerohants
, HO. 30 WATER 8TBEKT,
' al. ta Barrels. Half Barrel! and Bottles.
TOWN LOTS AND LANDS
' In Zaleski.
THB Ealeski Company, with view to the
development of the local intereatanf Jales
ki, t secure its permanent iioiperily, rn.il lo
add to lU populaiion nii'l wraith. sre now
rtering to actual -euleta, town I1 snd farm
laods al low price, and on liberal terms.
Phiodi desiring to examine the property
nd tq buy cheap house will apply at the
Company's offices to
K THOMP-'ON, Manager.
'Sal.sk I, Ohio, May It. 1871. tf
BENJ. F. A RM STRONG"
ATTO R N E Y.AT I V
FIc lIlTIHJi:, OHIO.
FFICE In Davis' Building, opposite
the Vnii. pu County Nation. il bank, up amirs,
A Fine German Chromo.
ma AN Sl.tOAHT lllf.MO. mil'XTItV XKD
iuii roa iuiK, rail to avisi aomt roa
LITE BELOW THE BUBFAOE,
42 P'gs Octavo. 130 Fine Engravings
.slates incidents and accident heyoud the
ligktofday; startling adventures in all pari.
I Ike world inini-a ami mode of working
them; undercurrents of society, guiiitiliiig
adits horrira; cavern snd their niyateries.
h dark ways of wickedneas; prisons and
heir aeoreta; down In the depth of the sea
airange stories nl the ueiectlnn ot crime.
The book treaia nl the experience wiih briir
ads; in opium ilena and gnntiling hella, life
la prison; stories of exile; wiveiitire
assnng Indiana; journey through sewers snd
atacomba, accidents in ininea; piraiea and
irawes; tortures or the Inqiuxit on; wonuer
fa I fciirglanes; underworld of the great cities
r.f iIiim a.iru. k.illlii,M U'liil.il, ui,ell
Asats csn m k lino per week in selling tin
J. it. It I! Itll if Ul'ltE,
AfTFnKU, CONN., or ClIlUAt.H I LI,
ok. Head lor ciri'inara an'i term" in sgeius.
'A BOOR FOR TUG MILLION t
"r T snwaj m eweVI AprlfSlsOsssislsrlsta.
'ntrrv ifca pbrT.lo ileal
Wail 4lMTriM U prt4i1i o4 f (ttMUac tfltyriBk
t M B)rMf U MaplviitB. .
TUitl laurtabtM wrK f if
C4t, with frailaii, at4 MaifttM valoabt
rraii fr UMk rarri4,af i.ua9pluaar
Me, tail hit tMk ihat-ht ub ktptdrlflk
tm4 ktf. tUU rluly ttt lb houst.
II mbUIbi Ik liatrltiM dlc f ft ftlTllelt
tin raputla Ik trl)-wMt, A ikaV4 b 1 ibt prl
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A44rtit Dr. MH UUMHtf lk-l. Ilr
yoticft to til Afslic.ed and Unfbrtun&ta.
Barm plrltf W tb lri vk (!; til It
fabli i)ra,r alii( a. nark ramedlta praa Op.
am wark n an attar ba jar4lMaHU, r kaw 4alr
p. Bait aaauplta t oobl fcoaat af Ivastr-taTtt
fMa;( larat4 by aaaaaaf tb Baalatlcbratad titdl
alprafbaaaraaf ablaaaaotrr aa4 Kurapa, aodaaa baeot
all4 aaraaaallf r by at all, oa lha4litaaa manUoBd It
ike Mini if at-with tb
la warka. (l(Ba ao4 parlara, Ha. II N. Klfbtt ltraaa
mi Markiisat Ckusat, au U.li, Ms.
VINE OF TAIL
Ten year of n pub
lie lest him proved lir
CiiMik'a n ine of Tnr lc
hiive mom merit than
any similar preparation
ever ollercd to tlio pub
lic. It is rich lu lie
liiciliclniil qualities ol
:irr&. diaenacs of tile 'I liroul
i ur, aim uiiciiuiiiiu ioi
rfiY' 5 --S-T?; and l.iinus). performing
nnd ItruiH'liitix, tliul it
tins liven pionuuiiced a
snccillu fur these com
iilalnlx. h'or I'm Inn lo
hit HM..I. Kill A fl
Ci-jfcf.i u, v 1 sense. l)is.iusct
pf the Vrinary Oramm. Jnuiitllce, Ol
aiiv l.lvr t'nniplHinl It liua uu equal
It is nl so Btinorlor Ton c,
Itiflorra ilic Appetllo.
HtreiiRtliens ilie N.thImm.
nftres the rk ami l billtnteU.
t snw Hie ton t lo litfet,
Remove ltvopepi' nnd lniliK'K(ln.
I'retenta Dlsilirlous Fevers.
Ulveatnae lo jour Kjktem.
I Y R
It.tt Pale, Telle. SteUy-LooMna Skit
la ehan 'il tooni' of frealini-Ha and Iie.Utu
Tboae l'aeP! nt Hie Hkln, Plmplew
Pattule. Kot'heand Kmptlona art
rninnveil.H.'rwful". erofiiloua llieaaet
.r lit ). ! te Nwellina;. Vteer
Old Korea omny kind of Humor rnpldl)
dwindle nnd rilanppenr under Its Influence
In fnct it will do jrou more good, and curt
roil more speedily tlinn any and nil ptliei
firepamtloiiH combined. WlttUltt It Is na
ur own restorer I A soluble oxyd or Iroi
eonibliicU with the medlclnsl proiiertleso:
f.jko Boot divested of all disagreeable quul
Ilea It will cure any Chronle or Long;
kiandlnr lee whose real or dlreor
1st Mmba or Honei,'oiiMHnllona br
Itrst down hv Mercurial or other pniaona
reallennl tivlt. ForSynhllU.or Syplv
little la nl. there Is nollilim equnl lo It
. ri,l , ' prove It. ASK FOR PR
riooH :r iiioi;aiD HYKIP Ol
p.lM t '
FARM FOR SALE.
JL 117 1TB IN a mile ef the H. AC. R
fiT.tB IT R The larm contains 0 acres
llfM forty aares cleared. Kan- improve
' meDts. A good eoal bank openand
working. 44 feet best coal. For saie cheap,
sept H.C. J'f.NES.
I AH prepared to furnish thebestqnslitr of
fresh lime from my kiln, I mile north
McArthur, at ooe dollar per Dariel at toe kiln,
buyer furnialjing Uieirowd barrels.
taepHwr WM. MATTHEWS,'
?ivS IIIB 1UT HKMAKKAII
-r. ctiroH. It KKt'KcruAt.
fJi&,.f iV'a'ciirea nil 'iii(hj nu
"r-? 5' 'olil. It Ima cured
O. T. CUNNINC,
M'ARTH R, O.
0NFI08 it D
23aug 1871 "
BTOM, MAIN ITEBIT.
EDWIN N. DAUNIIILL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
OUlce McArthur. Ohio.
Will attend promptly to all business animated
to his care. uoill
CJ S. CLAYPOOLB,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will practice 1 1 Vmton and adjoining eoiin
ties. Busiens entrusted to lua csre piompt
ly attended to. Office in Court Bouse.
HOMEIC C. JONES.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Ornci: One door west of Dan Will Bros.
0PP0S1TK R. R. DEPOT.
II A M D E N , OHIO.
R. FOX, PROPRIETOR.
Livery Stables Attachtd.
MEAI.8 READY FOB ALL TRAINS.
The House has liiat been refurnished
throiiKhont. Dooms clean and eonHortahle,
the table supplied with the teat 'he market
aflnnls, and no pains spared to ai comoitate
mart 18t. ly
Main Street, Opposite Court House
JAMES WORKMAN, Prorrietor
I HAVE Isken possesion of the shove hotel,
renovated and partly refnrni-hed it, and
wil tie Rlad to serve the old n,itnmera of the
houe,and epwially my old friendaoflhe
Hocking Valley who may be naiuns : ihle
uninl The table wnl be furnished with the
beat the market attoriN, and care taken lo
make guels enmlorlshle. Good atnbhr.g at
tnehed lo th house; Charges reaaonahle.
y ILL Attend to all busineafi entrusted to
P. O. A DDK ESS:
Vinton County, O.
Has juct rweired his
'ALL AN t WATER STOCK
Of the latest atylea of
luths, Cassim'sea and Vestings,
Which I will sell Very how for Caah.
, iIISTOM work done in the moat fahlona
V yl.le and iluraHe ninniier
Thunkfnl for th lilienil patronage extendeii
o me heretofore. I solicit a continuance o'
is same. Keinember me place
Formerly ot Hamden.l
VNSOUNChStohis friends in Vinton an.
adjoining counties that he haa houtiht th
Hotel Formerly Kept by Chas. Smitl
Three doors west ct Madison, oa
lehss refitted it throuuhout. snd is prepared
to entertain the tiaveling puuuc ai reasnni.,',
OAKRAG E FACTORY,
North-east corner of Main and Jackson street)
tiEO. W. BKUKTON, Proprletoi
Carriage, nuyuie. ixprettet, eft
lUO, WAOONS AMD ALL EIKUS Of WAOOS WOES
lone to order on short notice.
Painting and Trimming
.a:l kinds executed in the neatest and most
artiatit, st le.
Ktf a I KINO ol all kinds in my line will
promptly ami neaii. done,
a. Work done at this esiablishmcnt is war.
anu o to I substantial, put up solid snd exe-
cu'edio the most worku auhke manner, not
o oe excelled in any respect bny other e.1
PRNT AN D PROSPER
The Favorite Fine-Cut
1"HE-'Chewers' Choice, la nowukingthe
. lead ol all other brands, bright io color,
pleasant in laate, lousti ana lasting in new
this totmceo Dossesaea every auslity to suil
ehewers, and sells by the 10 pound bucket
billy 10c cheaper per pouno, man any oiner
brand of the same grade and perhaps less
have been sold In Chillicothe aloo. wilhi
y. luo buckets 01 tnis ceieoiaiea nrsna
the last two months, and trade alill increas.
Ing. -Try It" BCBEFrEK KHAMKR
Clullicothe, Ohio, are the Manufacturers
agents and sell si lowefl IKWIJ rmt.,
53 irj M m - O
O M 5 W 2
w t M T
i ra . n
P 9 bo ca
eg.?. g s
- awaaa lu am-
Hra oh Pd
SPRING AND SUMMER
At his ne place of bualuess,
COETS BLOCK. OPPOSITE TJHION
Spring and Summer Clothing
3VER br.ught to this market, embracing
jull the Intent and moat fnahioiiable atylea,
in in accordance wilh the laleat la-hionn.
W hen vou want a nobby autt dou't fail lo call
on r'rauk. tie also CUT and
Makes 0ahment3 to Obdei
and has a full line of
HATS AND CAPS, &,.
ll clolhinir marked down to the LOW.
i:ST FIUI'KKN. Give me a o ill and I will
Wapr FRAK H rJI.I.M AW
YE & CO.,
Union Block. Seooud St.. Chillicothe,
N VI I K Hi e aiti niion ol houaeKeeper ol
Lthis place aud vicimiy lo tlieir stock ot wan
ALL NEW STYLES,
"O" Til K
Spring Trade of 1873
Inru sHlllllelll jiii-s leceiyen. im,i bum
'examine when you are in 1,'hillicoihe.
,inen and Paper W indow Shades, liti
lie Shade, at cost; a ynoti Aori-
me nt of Alinadlaneiiua and
School hooks. Stationery. Fancy
A GOOD BOOK
A GENTS WAN1ED.
Dick's Eni-yci.opeiiia of Practical Ri
,'sieis SNU Paoi tanxa. Containingi.42'i prac
tical receipt, written in a p:ain and popular
marner, ana iiiuirnteu wun explanatory
AoodTUts. Heing a comprehensive laxik of
r lerenre lor the merchant, manufacturer, ar
nan, amaieur and houackeeper, including
medicine, pharmacy and domrstie economy
I he scow of this work is eniirely different
from any other hook 01 the kind. Defines
iH3inea complete anil ainiiai inuiapenaiuie
b ok ol reference for the thousand and one
receipts and articles needed in esery huae
bold. farm. Harden, etc.. it includes clesr snd
en-ily nii'lvrstoorl directions lor the applica
lion of many ol tho aria usually aeqilireu nniy
by long eiuerienee, ana so oiveaien ol ie n
nichalitiea, or the technicalities ol terms uced
ao lull v exnlained aa to bnug the entire sub
ject within the comprehension ofanir penoo
ol oriunary inieingeuee. t runiuneiit aniuug
the immense msas of subjects treated of in
the book are the Pillowing:
The Art ol liyeinu, Hard Bolt and Toilet
Soaps, Tanning, liistillation, imitation bin,
uora, Winea, Oordials and Hitter", airier.
Brewing, Herufmery, Flavoring Eeaences.elc.,
I omenc", Hsir liyes and Wanhes, Pomades
and Herltimed Oil-, Tooth Powders, etc., Hy,
nun,. Alcohol and Alcnholmetry, Petioieum
and Kerosene. Hleaching snd Cleaning, Vin
ear, baucea, Caiaupa aud Pickels, Heceipis
tr the Unnien. To Kmnie Mains, .pooi,eui.,
Pyrotechny and Kxileaives, Cements, etc,
Waterproofing, Artificial, Gems, luka and
Writing Hums, Aniline Colors, Painla snd
Pigment, I ainting and Paper-hanging, Ka
somineand Whitewash, Varnishing and Pol.
lah ng, Lubrica ors, Japanning and Laequer
ug.Hootanit Harness Bis -king, Phoiographv,
Metals and Alloys, (Elding, Slivering, etc..
Electrotyping, Klectmplating, etc., Patent
Medicines, Medical Receipts, Weights snd
Measures. 607 pages, royal octavo, cloth.
Price fi.no fcmar
WOK a FITZGEBALI', Publnshers, N.
NEATLY & PROMPTLY
Runulnft out to meet ma gladly
Little woman, j
Or with sweet and sunny face bent
Smiling on me from the casement
Little woman ;
Could I ever meet ht sadlf.
Ever cease to love her madly t
Lore that matches her but badly
Little woman. , ;
Cosy all her modest dwelling
Little woman j '
Fires fevtT brightly glowing.
Flowers ever Ireshly blowing
Lit1 It, woman; i
And a placid smile still tolling
Of a gentle bosom swcllinj;
With a peace all peace excelling
Just to hear her tender greeting !
"Lit ile woman. I
Never word unkindly spoiling
llome for husband ud or tolling
Little woman, j
Just to leel her warm lip meeting
J list to hear her fond hear beating
It is worth a year's entreating
Men may grumble at their lares,
And. on woman's riirhts loud ratlins;,
Talk of woman's wiongs prevailing
But the best of hotifchold fnlrlcs
Is the wife whose golden hat' is
Drooping o'er her husband's chair-Ms
THE SPORTSMEN'S PARADISE.
The Game Animals of Colorado
and the Manner of Hunting
The Denver (Col.) Tribune
Two old residents, among (he
earliest or our early-comers,
have prepared a paper, in
which is given an account ol
oil the resources and attrac
tions of our Terrilory, from a
sportsman's standard. Not on
ly are all the game animals
"recorded," hut other inielh
gence given that renders the
report as valuable aa it is in
teresting. We . take great
pleasure in presenting this pa
per to the readers of the Tri
The game of Colorado con
fists of buffalo, elk, black and
white-tailed deer, . mountain
and grizzly bear, wild turkeys,
sage hen, blue or mountain
grouse, willow or pin tai
grouse, ptarmagln or mountain
quail, ducks of all kinds except
canvas-back, geese and brandt,
swan, curlew of several varie
ups; and in the spring and fall
plover, for a few days, as tliey
migrate nonh and south. We
have also a ew California and
Slate quail imported lor breed
The lollowing fur-bearing an
imals are numerous: beaver,
oiler, mink, marten, weasel;
red, gray, black, and silver
uray lex, besides many vari
lies i hut aie supposed to be a
rrt68 of the different distinct
species; aiso a very small am
mal ol the lot kind, known
here as the swift, the large gray
and while timber wolf, white
and gray coyote, and black
prairie wolf, panther or calilor
nia lion, lynx, wolvereen, cata
mo'int, and wildcat, badger,
skunk, groundhog or wood
chuck, and other minor species
Success in either hunting or
trapping depends more here
than elsewhere upon the expe
rience of the person engaged
in it, and his knowledge of the
country, lor the reason that
game is not generally distrib
uted throughout lh Territory
but certain species are con
fined to certain localities. No
stranger need expect much
success unless accompanied by
an experienced guide
Remarkable bags are some
times made, but create little
remark here. It is nothing un
common for two hunters
load a large freight wagon with
deer, antelope, or buffalo, in
day or two after reaching the
hunting grounds. Grouse an
such gtme may be killed at the
rate of four or five dozen a day
to the gun, provided the bun
ter has the time and patience
lo hunt up the locality.
The larger animals are very
extensively hunted during the
season for both local and for
eign markets. It is estimated
that not less than 200,009 buf
falo were slaughtered for their
bides alone last year, and
long as the price of jUns make
a profitable business, and the
buffalo remain, this waste and
destruction will go on.
The good hunting grounds
are numerous. Duck,geese,eto.,
may be found very close about
Denver. Willow grouse are
widely distributed, and mav be
found in roost any direction
from town by traveling from
ton to twenty miles. The.v
aV much more difficult to cap
ure, and a far better bird than
he prairie chicken of the
States, and are not found in
the mountains at all, while the
blue or mountain grouse are
onlv found in the mountains,
and are the finest eating bird
f the grouse kind, and nff r
poor snort to any except pot
shooters." they being exces
sively tame. Ptarmagin are
only found verv close to th
nowy ranee, and are very good
or the table, but mislit as well
be killpd with a club as shot
uffalo are sometimes foun'l
within thirty miles of town, but
snally a ride of from fiftv to
wo hundred miles east, either
via. the Union racihc or the
Kansas Pacific Railway, will
be necessary for any great suc
cess. Antelope are often found
within ten miles of this place,
but are more plenty as you
eave civilization behind in
either direction. White-tail
eer are not plenty. They are
only occasionally killed along
he water courses and in the
ow hill country some thirty o
fifty miles to the east, and sev
enty miles from here. Black
ail deer confine themselves to
he mountainous regions, ex
cept when Bevere storms pre
vail; they then come to. .the
foot hills, where they may be
illed in quantities. They af
ford fine sport, whether in
mountain or valley, are very
numerous, and are often hunt
ed within twenty miles of
own. Dear are distributed
throughout the entire monn
lam country. Mountain Bheep
are very seldom killed, except
on the high mountains, and as
far distant as the Rocky Moun
tains extend. Elk are found
most numerous in the Middle
and North Forks, from seventy
to oue hundred miles distant,
and on the Laramie Plin8,an)
urlher west along the line of
the Union Pacific Railway tor
300 or 400 miles from Chey
enne, especially in the vicinity
of Fort Steel, and as far north
as' the Wind River Mountains
and Montana Terrilory.
Very lew dogs of pure blood
or flue breed are owned here.
Some pointers and sellers of
doubtful blood, und occasion
ally a grey or stag, hound are
kept lor running down wound
ed game; but no fox hounds are
in (he country, nor could they
be used to any advantage on
account of the prickly pear,
which would cripple them in
an hour's run.
While in every State laws
are multiplied indefinitely pro
vidiug for the punishment oi
delaulters aud officers proved
recreant to their trust, Mary
land has eone to the root
the matter, and besides pro
viding laws lor the punishmeu
of lapses in office, has also ta
ken measures to prevent their
occurience. cue has acted
upon the theory that it is easier
lo prevent tlian to cure, iiy
law each officer in arrears iu
his accouut thirty days betore
election must furnish an ac
count ot arrearages, or the
Comptroller advertises him in
the newspaper as a defaulter,
For the last two weeks the
Maryland papers have been
lull of such notices, and a start
ling amount ot official negli
gence or wrong doing has beei
exuosed. There are 200 offi
cialu short in their account
with an aggregate deficiency
ot $350,000. The law works
well in keeping defaulters
from re eleotion, lor out or 19
onlv 13 are now in office.
A Wonderful Discovery.
The astounding discoveries
made by Professoj Ferrier re-
pecting the possibilities in
the hands of scientists in re
gard to the manipulation of the
uman brain have been widely
ommenled on by the public
The possibilities lying within
the scope ol Professor Ferrier's
iscoverles are amazing, the
rofessor, it will be remember
ed, puts animals under the in-
uenceof chloroform; the skull
is then removed and the brain
exposed; he then takes an
elertric battery, and by proper
pplication of the positive and
egfttive electrodes npon var
ious parts of the brain produc
es the most astounding effects.
The limbs of the animal are
moved for instance; the animal
s made to emit various sounds;
t is made to change the ex
pression ot its tace; and, in
fact, every variety of action is
produced. The result of these
extraordinary discoveries n
practically to restore phrenol
ogy to its proper place in the
ranks of sciences. This is ad
mitted by Dr. Carpenter, the
great physiologist, who has
heretofore been so strong an
opponent of phrenology. These
facts not only settle the old
dictum "the brain is the or
gan of the mind," and, vice ver
sa, that the mind acts only
through the brain but it
shows that the brain is the seat
of human emotic n, and of all
sensorial and rootorial capacity
We can not move any more
han we can think without the
brain. In the pr3sence ot the
audience, the Professor w
able to tell what effects would
follow when a particular part
of the brain was touched; and,
moreover, when hU assistant
caused various movements of
he animals, the Pro'eaor
could tell what was being done
with the brain.
It is claimed that the Prnfes
or has niscoverea a way ot
stimulating the brain by elf!
tricity without removine th
skull, and that bv an exterior
manipulation he, knowing thp
positions of the various organs
haa teen enabled tomateriallv
change the characters of peo
ple who corne to him aa pa
tients. His power is specially
marked in cases of deprvd
nlimentivpnpss. especially in
dipomani, the alcoholic thirst
Bv the application of electric
ity o that portion of the brain
which comprehends the aM-
mentive faculties and attend
to eating and drinking, the dis
eased longine is made to cease,
and by a conre of oonMnned
application thei drunkard's de
praved appetite is not only
cured, bnt he acquires an in
tense aversion for all kinds of
alcoholic stimulants, Peopl
of extreme irritability, of great
cotnhativeneBs and destructive
ness, are soothed bv the appli
cation of electricity so that the
irritability disappears, and ihy
become amiable and agreeable
companions. Women who are
scolds and men who are fierce
and brutal in temperament,
persons who are afflicted wilh
melancholia, or excessive cau
tion, or extreme nervousness
are all susceptible ot cure nn
der these strange methods.
Absolutely pure iron is said
to have been produced by a
Rassian chemist by means of
the galvanic batterv. During
the process a lsrge quantity of
hydrogen was disengaged from
the ordinary iron used. The
pure iron is a silver-white met
al very malleable and ductile
and so soft as to be readily cot
with a pair of scissors. It is
verv different from iron which
has heretofore been supposed
to be pure. It oudizes very
very rapidly, and water is de
composed by it by the rapid
gb5C"V"-i ol oxygon.
One square, $1 CO-
Each addition. flHertlon ... CO
Cards, perye IO OU
Local notice, per line, It
Yearly advertisements $100 OO
column, aud at proportionate rate pet
less space. Payable in advance.
ty The Record being the official
paper of the town, and having tl
largest circulation of any paper in tro
county, offers superior inJucemer-t a
What a Naval Cadet Has to
The following extract from a
letter written to his parents by
Master Geo. F. Orm?by of
Xenia. who was recently an.
pointed to a naval csdetship
will convey to any of our boy
readers whose ambition would
lead them into the navy, infor
mation of the 6tringent ordeal
through which they will be re
quired to pass before being as
signed permanent quarters as
a cadet io the naval academy
Octibeb 2. I have paemd
the examinations successfully.
I do not j et know my per centj
hut infer that I stood pretty
well, as my name was one of
the first sent in.
First came the physical ex
amination. Being ushered be
fore the examining surgeons
my height, breadth, weight,
color of eyes, hair and com
plexion, were taken down.
Then I hopped across the room
on one foot, then on the otherj
then a damp cloth was laid
on my breast, and Hu n I was
directed to take long breaths,
to see if my chest was sound;
then it was spread over my
throat. And I was told to
breatl e quicklv, as if r nn'nf,
then I was bidden to wheel
around on one foot, and then
on the other, to see if I had
stiff joints; then I reached mr
hands straight above my head
and coughed; then I ct,-c'r mv
fineer in one ear, nnd t' en fn
the olher, to ascertain if I could
distinguish a sound by one on
lv; then I stood off at one end
of the room and read fine print-.
t the olher, first with riglif
eve" closed and then with left;
then I stood over a lilting mn-
hine. to see how much I cnulit
hit bending over; then I jerked
at another sidewavs; then
nnllpd at. on ovpr mv held f
hink that wis (bout aT lu;
t was pn u rh
But the tug of war was yet to
come. Alter being examined .
in other studies, we sweated
over the toughest mathemat
ical problems that, were ever
invented. There have been an
extra number of bovs bil?id'"
as they call it, this time. Out
of thirty who where examined
with mn this fall, only four
passed; out of five from Ohio, I
was the only successful one.
and out of the who'e spring and
fall class of two hundred, only
torty passed. Some of them
went through a socond oral ex
amination before the "Battery."
hnt, failed. A graduate from
Tale was a failure. The town
of Annapolis, for many days
was fall of grumbling anion?
the rejected. One boy said he
would give $5,000, and another
that he would give his soul if
he conld only pass.
Thb attack of yellow fever
found Memphis with a popula
tion of 55,000. By death or
flight the number has been re
duced to about 12,000. Of ac
tual victims there have been
1.600, and 1,200 are now sick
with the certainty of a large
mortality even under the im
proved condition of the weth-
er. Two inousana iamiues are
dependent for support on vari
ous relief societies, and 1,200
orphans are crowded into the
All long-known objects, even
a mere window fastening or a pe
culiar door-latch, have sounds
which are a sort of recognised
voice to us a voice that will
thrill and awaken, when it has
been used to touch deep lying fibers.
Thb steamer Tigress, which
tud went in search of the Po
laris and found her, is now in
port atN-w York City. She is
all sound, baring mat with no
accidents. Met no whalers.
Had a bad time in Davis