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BY SAM. P. IVINS. ATHENS, TENNESSEE FRID'AY, JULY 3, 1868. VOL. XVI NO. 31.' T fc R M S ! TUB 108T 18 MBLlSlrtD KVltKY FRIDAY, At Two Dollar n Year, Payable In Advance. I3T" No attention paid to orders for the paper uulom accompanied by tho C'anh. Advertisements will be charged (1,50 per nquare of ten lines, or less, for the first inaer--tlon, and 75 cento for each continuance. A liberal deduction mado to parties who adver tise by tho year. J3T Porsons sending advertisements should mark tho number of times they desire them in serted, or they will be continued until forbid and charged accordingly. Transient advertisements must bo paid for at tbo time of Insertion. Announcing names of candtdutes for office, 95,00, Cash, in all cases. Obituary notices over five lines, charged at regular advertising rates. " All communications intended to promote the privato ends or interests of Corporations, Mo. uietles, or Individuals, will be charged as advertisements. . r . t. T .,1, 1 ... CImhUm null itURN 1 itiiiiMi;-vn, - , . mm r.. . I'.rdH. Uluuks. llftniOIIlH, flc. lilt t.e exuT cuted In cood style and at reasonable racs. All letters addressed to the Proprietor will be promptly attended to. Communications, to secure Insertion, must be accompanied by the name of the authors. 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. Repudiation Coming'. 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. Impeachment Again. 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.' Hydrophobia. 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. Washington Gossip. We glean tho following from Wash ington specials: 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 himself. 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 drawn. 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. i 1 1 1 - Texas. 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 men's Bureau. 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 nest price. 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 West. We will restore commerce, pence and good will between tho North and South. Wo will reduce taxes, both State and national. We will lessen tho office-holders, and release you lrom taxation to support mem. Wo will enact laws inside, nnd not 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- codiu ponucinns. 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 ment. 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 constitutional laws. 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 is over. 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 pcl. Past Nttt!ojial Democratic con- $ vcntlons. The foil. . &g, which wo. find in tho New York Zxprexs, will interest the reader: - 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 Fillmore. 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 council chamber Cuso of Seduction. The New Albany Commercial tells tho following: : 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 Friday says: 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 ginia: , 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. Dreadful Affair. 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. Tho Kjc. 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 years. " 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.