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8. B. BIOSST,.....,...... EDITOB OTfl.o.-CO2NER OF SECOND AND ELLIO'Tr iSS. Our Agents. Thomas dMcintyre, .....New Orleans J. Curtis Waldo,......... " S. M. Pettengill & Co.,.....New York Geo. P. Rowell & Co.,..... ALEXANDRIA, LA." Wednesday,........July 22, 1874. SATURDAY, AUGUST 8th, 1874 WE IAVE BEEN REQUESTED, solicited and urged to announce to the people, the white people of the Parish of Rapides, who are opposed to the present Radical and usurping, dynasty of our State, that a MASS i3EETING, in the Town of ALEX ANDRIA, will be held on SATURDAY, the 8th of AUGUST, 1874, at the TOWN HALL, at 12 o'clock II., for the purpose of consulting to gethbr, organizing, sending delegates to a State Convention, authorized to act for the Conservative masses op posed to Radicalism, and for the se lection of a Parish Executive Com mittee to serve for the coming State canvass. The vital issue being the redemp tion of Louisiana from a corrupt ne gro State Government and local mis rule, all enlisting in or sympathizing with this important movement are cordially invited and urged to attend. S 1OMICIDE. Dennis Sullivan, an old and well known citizen of Rapides, was shot in the head and instantly killed, at his residence, nine miles below Town, on last Saturday evening. He had just returned from Town, had dis mounted from his horse and while in the act of unbridling him, received the fatal shot in the back of his head, from the hands of his murderer, who was hidden in ambush nearby. This terrible act, though it must strike terror to our peacable community and is much to be regretted, does not as tonish any one who knew the unfor tunate deceased, and all seem to have expected so tragic an end for the un fortunate man. For many months past he had been in constant neigh borhood broils and fusses, and almost all his neighbors, both white and colored, had been forced to dread him and place themselves purely on the defensive. Warrant after war rant had been servedbut against him of late, and on the very day of his tragic death, no less than three were sworn out against him by some four or five of his neighbors, who had flocked to Town, in terror and dismay, to appeal to the law; and this very loose and ordinary way the law, now entirely under radical swing, is con tinually administered, is the very cause of poor Sullivan's death. Bail, straw bail, insignificantly taken and always permitted by the tribunals here, must take the responsibility for the act. The injured parties had sought, with patience and even meek ness, redress, through legitimate channels, but were always turned off with straw bail, and the same old complaints were repeated time and again, till patience and all christian virtues were banished from their bosoms, and the law taken in their own hands. This is truly a sad state of affairs, but must be expected when our laws are so loosely and badly executed. Oun PAcKET.--The elegant low wa ter packet, Sabine, in place of the Bart. Able, under the same old flag and officered by the same competent crew, reached our Town Monday eve ning, on her maiden trip, and from now till further orders from these Head Quarters, will ply regularly and weekly like her old predecessor, the Bart. Able. The Sabine is a new boat, and her popular commander, Dick Sinnott, who took pot luck with us during the late unpleasantless, has spared neither pains nor expense to place her in tip-top order, and she is undoubtedly the finest and best low water packet in the river. We be speak for her the patronage and smiles of the Able. g'` The Gladiola, one of our best and most punctual steamboats, com manded by Captain C. P. Truslow, snagged at Hyams', about three miles below Campte, on the 14th, and sank mlaediately. She was on her way up, her cargo will be entirely lost; no loss of life, boat insured to the ex tent of $10,000. Honorable T. K Caldwell, Govii of North Carolina, died qute suddoen at Hillsboro, in that 80steq je i1& inst., of cholera gm'Ohicago has been cremating on a large scale, their st be i faiir edition of their irst grand tire,.. TAXATIOM AND THE RAILROAD. We follow up, as promised in our last, our remarks in regard to the Proposition of F. W. Kellogg, which was submitted to the Police Jury, at1 its late session, and will at once dive into figures and taxation, two impor tant items, which never lie, and must be considercd, and considered seri ously and calmly in order to arrive at the gist of the important Propo sition, which now agitates this pros trate Parish. There is much apprehension as to the amount of taxes we will have to pay, if the Parish accepts the propo sition of the Central Railway Compa ny, and we think there need be none. Whatever may be the merits of the question, its comprehension, even from the dullest intellect, is free from difficulty. The assessed value of the taxable property in this Parish is about $2, 500,000. The 19th Section of the Rail Road Charter provides that the portion of the Road through each Parish, shall be assessed in the res pective Parishes, in proportion to its entire length, including its rolling stock. The length of the Road through this Parish will be 55 miles and cost about $1,300,000. It will, therefore, constitute, if the present value of property remains unchanged, fully one third of the taxable prop erty, and consequently will have to pay one third of the taxes. It will have to pay $7000 of the $21,000 of the annual interest to be paid by the Parish. But this is not all; it will have to pay also the one third of the ordinary Parish tax, and taking the present status of things as the basis of our illustration, we have the fol lowing solution of the problem of Railroad taxation for the next twen ty years. The present Parish tax is about $24,000, but to simplify our il lustration, we will put it down at $21, 000, the same as the annual interest on the donation viz: $21,000, the one third of which must be paid by the Rail Road. The problem then may be stated thus in figures: R. R. Tax..............$21,000 Ordinary Parish Tax.......... 21,000 Whole Amount of Taxes ...... $42,000 Third paid by Rail Road...... 14,000 Amount paid by Citizens......$28,000 This amount of $28,000 would be but $7000 more than our present tax ation, indeed it is but $4000 more. The people of Bayou Beuf pay four times that amount every year for ex tra expense in getting their crops to market and return supplies. When the Road is built the rent of the stores and buildings in Alexandria, now yacant, to say nothing of the in creased rent of those now occupied, will pay fully three times as much. But we do not propose to discuss the merits of the question, nor do we propose to discuss at present the payment of the $300,000 due twenty years from now; by that time the Railroad, and our posterity will have $50,000,000 of taxable property with which to pay, and a tax of six mills on the dollar will pay the whole at one payment, or if they desire they can get 20 years longer; but that will be their'business, not ours. By that time they will in all probability have given a million more to Railroads from Fulton, from Monroe, Natchez, crossing at the Falls, and others to Nacogdoches and San Augustine, Texas, and then really feel the taxes light, smile at the cautious blundcr ing'of their ancestors who hesitated :about paying $4000 or even $7000 per annum for the salvation of them all. W We publish, in our present issue, the business card of one of the oldest and most reliable commission houses of New Orleans, T. G. Noel and Co., who are veterans in the live stock, cattle, sheep and cattle line. They have always received a liberal support from Rapides, and their man ner of suiting the wants of their cus tomers heretofore is the earnest guar intee, that a continued patronage rrom the same source, will still con inue to please their old and new :ustomers. W The crops of the Parish, which are considered all around as good, very good, are yet fully up to the anticipations of our planters and farmers. Cane and cotton -are n:w conusidered safe, out of danger and made; cotton, for a big yiald, has nothing but the caterpillar to dread; these worms are here in some few lo calities in their first stages, but with the poison at hand, we think they will be well destroyed this year, and there is good hope to predict a fair crop under the worst circumstances. IlW Nelson Taylor, the veteran Livery Stable Keeper and perfect horseman, hangs out his shingle anew in the Democrat, and as ever and of old, is ready and willing to serve his numerous friends, customers and the travelling public. This simple an nouncement should be suflicient to guarantee to all that he means busi ness yet, and is determined to merit it, THE DEM4RAC TIC ADl RESS . This document, which we laid be fore our eadewas In the last issue of the Democrat, has been generally read and commented on by our peo ple in variois localities, and by a few of the counrity Press, which has reached us, and in almost every in stance, we regret exceedingly to learn and perceive the earnest and deep seated opposition to the place of holding such a Convention. There is no disguising the fact, however backing and approving the motives of the Democratic Committee for good and patriotic motiVss, tit the pressure and dissent are such, that as we stated last week, the people of four-fifths of the' country Parishes will not send delegates tb Ne*O'Or leans and are not going there. NiNo opinion of ours however favorable or leaning to that Democratic Commit tee, nor any of our Democratic im pulses can have much weight against this fact, nor is it necessary to en quire into or dilate upon the causes. They exist, are brandished forth loud and clear,.and the people in their Sov ereign will must be heeded and lis tened to; this is Democracy, our De mocracy, and for the moment we must wait for the proper expression of the proper will. The Mass Meet ing on the 4th of August, will tell the tale and talk for Rapides; that is home rile, democratic States Rights' dectrine, and we -must abide by it and act accordingly. The Shreveport Times, a sound and orthodox Journal, and one which has and is doing yeoman service for our cause and its best success, in its is sue of the 14th, is particulafly severe and plainly outspoken against the whole action of the Committee and does not mince its words in giving full expression to its feelings of op position, and winds 'up by' "emphati cally and promptly repudiating the action of the Committee," and lays this appeal before its constituencies, embracing the white people of a ma jority of the Parishes of North Lou isiana. And in its bill of indict ments it is severely hard on the De mocracy of New Orleans and charges them with many ugly things, in this we do not, and cannot agree with our contemporary, bht on the contra ry, must put in a good word for New Orleans, her white masses and her democracy; and sincerely trust our good opinion will never be forfeited. The people of New Orleans have cer tainly a big interest in the stake at issue, have a clear majority of at least 15,000 white voters, are taxed proportionately three times as much as the country people, have certainly been oppressed a little more, 'always foot nearly all the bills of campaign expenses, did more than ten times their share of duty in the Colfax af fair, and are entitled to nearly one fifth of the Legislature, which is' a big item in our having a majority therein, and last and though not least, her merchants have always come to the help and monied succor of our planters and farmnrs. These little "put ins" for New Orleans and her democracy,' for her whole 'white population acknowledge fealty to that National party, at this moment and whilst we are consulting with our Shreveport ally,ishould be duly con sidered and not passed:-over, and above all should dull the point of criticism against her. Our Shreveport contemporary fi nally suggests "that a State Coriven tion of the white people of Louisiana be held at Alexandria, in Rapides parish, on the 1st day of September, 1874, for the purpose of nominating a candidate for State Treasurer, and candidates for Congress, and for- the more thorough and complete organi zation of the people in this move ment to redeem the State." The Mass Meeting, called for the4th of August in our Town, by and for the white people of the Parish of Ra pides, who are opposed:to the present and usurping dynasty of.our State, will be our answer. to the last, for among other important affairs they will send delegates to a State Con vention, authorized to act for the conservative masses opposed to Rad icalism. GooD.-We learn from a private letter that F. WV. Kellogg addressed ; large meeting of the citizens of Natchitoches, on the 12th inst., on the subject of his "Railroad Propo sition." The meeting unanimously voted to give him $300,000, and ap pointed a committee of eleven citi zens to have the Proposition laid be fore the people. The' leading citi zens of De Soto are in favor of giving $250,000, and the matter will be sub mitted to tie vote of the people; and if Caddo a~d Shreveport respond in like spirit, which rumor aflirms to be' the case, the Road will be conrnen ced at Shreveport and Alexandria si multaneously. g ' The river has been on a small rising benler, considered by some the delayed-June rise, but just nOw she is on a stand or nearly. so. Navigation very good as yet, plenty of watc for the mosquito fleet, THE MASS MEETING. We have had a week's cool refl tion rand calls innumerable from otr people, from every section of the Parish, since the call the Democrat was requiested to make for a Mass Meeting of the people, opposed to the present reigning radical dynasty in Louisiana; and are now firmly con vinced that it is the deep slumber of a, decided opinion, and yield to it as expressive of the wishes and will of our people. Notwithstanding this call may be "without authority and binds no one," under the peculiar state of affairs in Rapides, and all things considered for her good, and her good alone, it has been made, and the people, the sovereign people, in `their might and in their majesty will respond to it, and if we be not widely mistaken the conference, the talk, the gathering will be in unisou with the touch of the public pulse, which now animates every manly breast in our dear Parish. We are fighting for home rule, home rights and the meeting is called in this interest and for these good purposes, and in the interest of no axe grinders or cliques, for the days of all such are num bered, their hopes and aspirations will be buried beneath our new and coming future. We come together in the proper spirit of unity, harmo: up, brotherhood, self interest, extend the hand of welcome to all, who like us are sufferers, and wish to oust the cause of these sufferings, and we are sure no true man in Rapides will hesitate or pause to join us hand and heart in the herculean job. We go in it with a will, backed by good and pure motives, and impugn the mo tires of none, except our foes, and the enemies of our prostrate Parish. Under such just guidance, in such a sacred cause, we can and must be the victors. THE RAIL RoAD.-There are 400, 000 acreq of land within six miles of the line of Railroad through this Pa rish. In no instance of the hundred different lines of Rail Roads, connec ting great commercial centres, or with great trunk roads, has the land even within ten miles of the Road, failed to enhance in value less than ten dollars per acre, and in many in stances it has enhanced from fifty to one hundred dollars per acre. If the lands within six miles of the line of the "Louisiana Central" advance on ly ten dollars per acre, the wealth of the Parish will be increased $4,000, 000, if $20 per acre $8,000,000 and if $40, $16,000,000. Can any man doubt that the advance will reach $40 and in many instances $100 per acre, and really bring the money whenever the owner wishes to sell. Can~ the owner of such lands doubt that he will be able to obtain any money he desires for the improve ment or cultivation of his land? gtrThe Democratic Central Com mittee, recently assembled in New Orleans, has thus far failed to com ply with the time honored and sacred usages of the party, which they pre tend to represent and whose fate is in their hands in the coming State canvass. No minutes of their pro ceedings have been published, nor anything to show their constituents who were the democrats and what Parishes were represented. These are things just now of vast impor tance and the people have a right to *e enlightened. gFIt is remarkable that not a single New Orleans Journal, of Dem ocratic proclivities, has endorsed the action of the Democratic Committee in naming New Orleans as the race for the State Convention to be 'held. And we have not seen a single coun try paper, of the same politics, but what dissent from the action of the Committee. This is. truly unfortu nate, right at the start, to have such a muddle and misunderstanding. W rThe New York World takes over five columns of solid type to give the various doings on the glorious fourth in that city. In summoning up it gives a rough estimate of the penalties paid for patriotism on that day, to-wit: 200 fingers, 97 hands,, 80 jeyes, 17 arms, 9 legs, 14 noses, 48 ca ses of hair all off and 30,000 drunks. ggb That annual and traditional first bale of new cotton, has reached New Orleans more than a week since and was shipped by special train to New York. Rapides' first bale will be in Alexandria in about ten days and will be sold to the man here giv ing the best price for it. £Ur Wilson, the vice-President, is talking about resigning. Hie will do no such thing, being one of Tom. Jefferson's set ofofflcials: seldom dies and never resigns. g We have a good and clear re port to make of our New Orleans nimjials, during last week; coaches all up to time and brought the mails every whack. Goodl gia The clerks of the Sabine have placed us under obligations to them for late papers, DASHES HERE AND THERE. -Here's your Dasher.once more, with stiff urpper lip and lbose loons, to the front, in iplen 4 m4 and 'cheering words for . ncatiuc lasnt and true Caucasio now' " and feeling fmore than iver the. and glorious instincts of Democracy, the haven and safe port for our dis tressed people, including "destitute orphans" this same Caucasia is see mingly less impressed with that new thing and more impressed with the old one, which crops out in its lastis sue. This is glorious arid pllsIx4 to old Dasher, and now 'that the e fellow has picked up out.of the dust the old banner, emblenn of all our past and coming greatness, and dash ed it to the breeze, .we, are!g$ad to see our young one strike a quick step and overtake the old one, and side by side, march under its sacred foldp. You are welcome, thrice .welconu; Caucasia, and you shall help.us:wave. it in triumph over the rotten, cairgMs of radicalism next November; but we must hold it aloft together, high above the din and rattle of discord, and not let it kiss the dust again. En avant, marchons! -Our old veteran of the Gazette, is home again, and though pleading to be a destitute orphan, with loss of appetite and a sick headache, this Dasher can't help tendering him his pious regards and pronouncing him a brick, a real fire brick. The oJd one, judging him by his last, has lost none of his wonted fire and dash, and makes the cane crack frf.om' the word go; he pitches inte-Gaueasia and the Dasher with the velocity of twin bullets from a Navy six, and certainly packs weight well for an orphan, under the weather. This Dasher is a poor orphan too, but with; no headache and a thundering appe. tite, but shan't certainly intrude up on the sanctity of orphanage to hurl the maledictions of his pen against 'a brother orphan. Adios., , -Fo better place than right here to call and ask attention to the mam moth advertisement of the Rapides Agricultural Fair Association, which graces our columns this number of the Democrat. As this call, like the Court's law is plain and speaks for itself, we. shall add nothing, for the present, to the promises AofJhBoard of Directors of this highly, useful. in stitution, which we have full assu rance will be fulfilled. The Fair is a home affair, for home benefits and in stincts and every Rapidian can be but proud at its approaching second 'de but, and this Dasher looks for many pleasing and useful lessons in attend ing their Fair Grounds. More anon. -The New Orleans Republican has again changed base on the persecu tion platform, and must have receiy ed the cold shoulder from Kellogg about martial law for "blood-thirsty Rapides", and cries badly because McCann won't be the next Governor, of Rapides; we are just as sorry ae; the Republican, and would hav.e;giv en him the warmest of receptions.-r The Republican, in its troubles and tribulations, falls back on Graatand entreats him ito send here the boys in blue. Ke p your shirt on, Repub lican, for Grknt does not; see it that way now, and can't any longanbe coaxed by your sort. ' -Dashing at the Radical State or gan brings us on to parallel lines with the fungus in Rapides, and gives us regretfully the chance,to contrast the vast difference in unity and har mony of that faction with our party or parties, for we hardly know what to call our present muddle. The Radicals here are all blacks, save less than a baker's dozen of white chaps, who would rather rule in h-l one hour, with prospective pap, than take a half chance for that place where few, precious few, Louisiana Rads go; but they are united, pull togeth er in any sort of a team, and,like Siamese brothers are held together by the cohesive bonds of public plun der, and are now ready and, organ ized for the coming fray. In this District, which is Democratic by at least 1500 majority, they have .juest re-nominated G. L Smith, for Con gress, and defiantly boast that their nomination is tantamount to a eer tain election. Why can't we DemoI crats and Whites follow such good example from bad quarters? Are we too eager and hungry fei the chicken pie? Or are we detei~itiined never to profit by dearly ught an'd bitter experihnce? Oh !to·~~6oe wise and level heads to.gnide 'aPd lead us! WF.Rochefort having been s~Oaed in New York, buffetted iu Queenstair, and scoffed in London, refuses to ice ture in the latter city, prefer.ig :i "remain in privacy." Oe wold suop pose he had about. enough pfprivacY in New Caledonis, and, that ,a liitle publicity weald, be desirable to himli now. But Rochefort thinks differetly', t Gov. Osborn, of Kpsap" hash re eeived a dispatch--from Dodge Cityi Kanaa, asking hiom to forward all thei arms at his disposal for use by the"cit isens of that vicinity in rprotstin~g themselves from hostile Indians. The Indians are said to be killing people within ten miles of Dodge City. T tfOF TE PARISHES. Thy qestion for New Orleans pol iticia nseider now, appears to be so 1.l like this: Can we save fouislaua ithout the co-operation oUt~,ferg hes, or shall we concede ha tht nand their plainly ex p essard desires? It h as come to thib,. be~ :is" no room for doubt that the city and the country are, under existing circumstances, utterly at variance with each other. And the city-must saddle its scheme of operations with the problem here set 'forth. -. WeIm= -watched the -movements of the Parishes very closely from the first, and the result which has at last r.daie4 itself is only, What, might have reasonably been expected. Had therpaine of the Democratic party yetained its ancieiit.:Iagie ilid: the influence of its. leaders kept its formegptregth; hnd .it. en, possi ble to' m s our armies by the Demo cratic call,:- and lead them to battle under the Democratic' -banner; the White Leagues would never have been formed. That organization, in considerable here, perhaps, but stern and powerfui and resolute . through, oat the coiWtry, is the practical ex pression of the people's, discontent and distrust. It has sprang up from the ashes-not of the party, perhaps, bud of its follies and its failpres; it demands, another system of control,. a wiser teory of: action. And the logic of events has brought about this question which, as we have al already-,aid, the politicians of New .Orleainsmrst now consider, The Parishes demand a hearing ii the councils of Louisiana, and their demand has so far. assumed the fol lowing ~hape: : I: -'e want a Convention to assem 1lihtaide of New Orleans. '' 2. We want that Convention to be liaef i umber's, so that its per onnel may be select. 3. ~We ant the country to enjoy an opportunity of mnaking itself heard. 4. We want the name and the poli cy.o?.-tl vhite man's party for.-the present campaign: to be decided by the Convention thus assembled. In' o'tier words-let those words seem harsh and ungrateful if need be --thePlttihhes are not willing to ac cept any platfortn in whose 'constiruc tion they have,had no part; they de clinero adopt .any leadership as to which'they have not been consulted; they'.haye lost confidence in the New Orleans Democracy as now repre sented, and, to use'a popular vulgar ism, they want an entirely new deal all around. Instead of a Convention called and controlled'by the Democ racy, they ask for a Convention wbi~i shall decide whether the De mocracy is to be an important or un imprtant adjunct of the commoix sche~de. J stead of going as re pruits to . the Dem6ciratic nuicleus, they purpose to meet as independent equid'thereruits of other armies and il council with them confer the nan~ianda shape the , 0picy f. tle 4nflict. There must be no forgone conclusions, no cut and dried plans; thi camipaign. mst take its rise un der..their auspices, and the cause of all th- people go forth With the peo plesiairect and legitimate benepi.. tion. SIt were,the most unpardonable fol ly to ignore all this. No one who views the situation in a focus one with larger than will hold his own own ward club, can fail to recogxiize the-iiminence and the solemnity of the .ritis. The Democratic address h aevqked no. rcsponse beyond the limits of the city. The utterance of the~'idintry press and people plainly indicate that it will not, cannot evoke one. With ope hundred thou sand white voters professing to cher ish the same desire; with a people, reduced to such straits of ppverty ain'd d'icouragement that material re lief has loomedInto a grim 'and aw ful necessity; with hearts that beat in solemn unison, and hands that ask notilit but to be tlifectly' hoittest pd loyally; with the supreme mo ment ouor destiny airiryd, and the perfea: of' our ruin awaiting us bey~g we flndc ourselves dismem bed~ aiid dissevered-void "of that idetit-ofpurpose and concentra tior~entideavor without. W.1#hich ,a benitcfAin be attained, no step to *ard thBlight achieved. As matters stand, there is a widening breach be tW*dd those who should be shoulder toa8-oulderin the line. Something blinds us, something dims the truth, angg. 6breaks our efforts into fuitless parallels. 'We are bowling iriskly along that well-worn road ,Iieb Bgasses through the domain of mrnion, and has its inevitable tsr u in defeat. We have traveled it bfore, we recognize its aneiezt 'nd familiar landmarks, and the ~qtate of the end saltteer s as we This question of the parishes is ebe'you, gentlemen.-- N 0. Pica-o SFHIGmHES1:CASH PRICE PAID FOR OLD GOLD AND) SIL VERWARE. FERGUSON & SCa NAC( A Very Brilliant ReCOd of as An American hinmi stk tellas u'that it woulJad- v4 bgn doney ihi Ips o et ifo c d iffersfr a thei stMo . impos' IA 0 ee' On ittel s i "Joesl lu lgs," (for he is the party re ferr to) is mistaken. Unless his stomachdiffers from all other dyspep_. tic siomachs, Iostetter's Bitters will cure hIim i ibesi thati three months.,, This it would be safe .tvguaranteeun.- der any penalty. Tlhoer are a fel a very few, actual spociteCsor diseate existence and flostetter's Stomach Bit ters maybe eTadown as one of themi In cases of, inligestion it never fails,. Perhobs whlo laid stffered for mlni" years almost every, coneq table species of torture from tilii agonizing com .plaint, hde beien permanently emn ' with}, th. Bitters in sit weeks. H dired of euch instaneps are on ;ecordi authenticated by :;the testimony bf prom ihtib men in every tralk of life, emiaehn?'hysicians among thDonmber. A iBn this celhbrated vegetable prepere. tibn 'is something more than a stoi, achic and a tonic. It is also an alter ative of wonderful virtue; In liver. complaint its effect is as direct and im-' mediate as that of calomel or blue pill, and far more salutary; and in all dies. eased cooditions .of the bowels,-oeta., bly in cases of constipation, its'regu. lating 'prdperties are in the higiei.l idegree servicoeble. The new settle maents in the west and all low-lying tracts of country infested with Idjih matic exhalations, so fruitful at this season, of ~be -various types-or'inte'. inittent fevers, should bo always well stocked with this incomparable cho logue, which willuCre any case of fe yer and ague in a f:ri4ed varying front three days to thl :brfogur-Weeks, ac cording to tll: violence of tý com ,plaint. Nerious disorders which are always agg vafted by tile adulterated liquors uasnlly prescribed- by physi tians, are stdily cured by a couei of this admi able&i ombination medlolue, on which tjieproperties of a stin"tapt, it ton,- .a i . alt.rative. a..qp" sily blended. 2 TAE MAzrrFACThikg OF -'-Wrwi* There are sixteen wire drawing mann factories in New England, of which that at Worcester, Massaehusetts, is the largest. The wire rods are heated and rolled in goourved rollers until tl4 - are reduced to a coarse wfre about one. eighth of an inch in thieknese, -0. . they are then 'passed tInougl' ltwr } plates until thee hte h 'eek funrsh&i d duced to the desired sie.. The draw plate consists of ~ilait piece of hard steel, with holes -corresponding to °tlh ' variouA- numbers or sizes to:which thb wire is to be drawn. Plates for fue wire are prepared with perforated ru bies or other hlutid stones. The-wire |hi annealed and drawn cold, an operation which sometimes has to be repeated several tinmes belare the wire. is finished. .Iron and brass wire may be drawn at rates varying from twelve to forty-five inches p, r ' -second. The fitter sizes of silver and copper are drawn at the rate of sixty to seventy in.hes per second,. o 4. and platiom have been dirawn to-' & spider line by coating, the metal with silver, drawing it down to the finest untubei.; Pl tishi h removiopg ai te o , ing btu~ykok Ldolosthaipe ceptible inteior : wire.g Wi;re thus made for purposes of experiment in London is said to have been so fie that a mile's la4gh- weighed onlJyo'e : grain. INTIELLIGnNCE Of THE Jws --Te . Jews ire:a' atiaid oifexies. Iltti~id among civilized nations, they still re tain their own customs and the peca liarities- ef ieir rAce.' They' aroe' ore) nnmero'u; than in the most :flourishing period of their history in Old Pales tiue. It is greatly to theii credit tlhat they everywhere take a high position in en terprise, intelligence and morality, aind Btand among the foremost citizens, :: The most wealthby bankers of Euroie;: and many of the most distinguished statesmen and scholars are Jews. Recent investigatioins in PrussIt prove that the Jews are mnore eager for edocation than either Protestants or the 'Oatholikes. The Pr1eizfje;is e hat; AlItr-fivo per cent. of the population, ,aid seventy foAr pe:eent. of scholars in the hjgheymer schools;' and tihe ~ lics haii fibrty-thlree per ceit. of ihpa lItion, and have less- than eighteen per * cent. of the scholars. The Jews have only oiue per cent. ofthe' populatlon, and have nqoroy nine per .ept. of the ' skholars. - .. -e4.---. GREASE SPOTs.--uthe removal of grease from cloll)d dtb "benzole and rpe.ntne,.peo.ple imost generally make,, the mistak~e~ wetting the ollot(l *ifltJ the turpentiae and then rubbing it with a sponge or P pje -r9ejolh. In this way the fat gets dissolved, but " spread over a.-gr~ter apace, and not removed; the benzole or turpentine evaporates, and the fat covers now a greater surface tshan before. The only way to.rade.al y remove grease spots is to place-soft blotting paper beneath and on top of the grease spot, which spot has irst beeo thoroughly eatora--. ted with tihe bensole, and then to piaress it well. The fat gets now dissolved nd absorbed'by ~tie paper, and is eah ti~rejly removed. IT An Iowa man recently die a swallowing his pooket-knife , diolon, medal'.. tieatmert :" - 1. l ife got along very nisely t lo:ng as t ' knife was closed; bL:t, ~h In the' gave him opening n.,dicine, .k j::it him, -' "