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GURNAI J J, JL VOLUME XXII. WINCHESTER, TENNESSEE, SEPTEMBER 12, 1883. NUMBER 25. THE GENEHAL NEWS. WHEN THE SEA GIVES UF.Il DEAD. Tl,fiy nro mnkiig flour out of peanuts in Virginia. Tho drouth in killing great liuinlsirBof cattle in some parts of Texas. Largo beds of phosphate liavo boon discovered in Dulpin and Pender coun ties, North Carolina. Tho ior'ilnin works in Augusta conn Iv, Vi., huvo commenced operations, nnd goods equal to any over made aro turned out ill law quantities. There aro now 48,01!) pt-ifliees in tho Unitt'd States. The number of post oflirfH Iiiih increased forty per cent Binco 1870. Thcro nro eighty-four cignr factories in Key West and all hands constiiutly employed. The drouth has nbcut spoiled tho cot ton crop of South Carolina. Tho up land crop i'h estimated at llircc-fuui'ths, and the Sea Island nt still Icsb. A Northern company i'h negotiating for the purchuso of tho Maunder minu in Georgia, which is very rich in copper, lead and silver. Thero aro many parts nf Sonlh Florida where the crops of gunvns aro greater than the .people can use. Being; a perish able fniit, it can not lie shipped. Ono finn in Oatcs county, N. C, owns thirty miles of narrow-franco, railway, rounding five of its saw-millH. It is tho largest lumber business in tho Stnto. Since the death of Tom Thumb, (Jen. Alio Sawyer, of Key West, Florida, claims to he tho smallest dwarf in the world, being thirty-two inches high, nineteen years of ngo and weighing only thirty-seven pounds. The Georgia match factory buildings at Gainesville aro nbout finished and 0. Van Fhvk, theprincipnl owner, iB in tho Eastern cities and Canada shipping tho machinery. North Carolina hns two of tho largest vineynsds east of tho Reeky mountains. Tlio grapes raised are coming into groat ileuiand even outside of the State. Tho Louisiana Homestead, and Aid Association havo taken in hand a project to purchase -100 or PCO acres of land near New Oilcans for establishing a homo for mmo 800 old and infiim nui'ivcs in the State ot Louisiana, who aro reported as heiur; in great want. Tlio citizens of Homo, Go., aro indig nant at tho advance in tho premium on cotton iiisuranco in that city nnd claim that with Roiuc'b unsurpassed water works and well equipped and dauntless fire department tho rate ought not to he 08 high a two per cent. A report from Castlehurg, Ala., says 'Tlio timber ami tho tuniciitino bnsi iicbs havo both been dull tho greater Fart of this season. The saw-mills havo "complete vacation. Turpentine is fifty per cent, lower than last year." Honey iB plentiful in Smyrna, Fla, Olaf Olcson him extracted over forty liarrcls of choice honey, and was com. polled to Mop for want of barrels, and is now gathering it in neat one-pound boo tknis. It. S. Sheldon c nies next, while his neighbor, l)r. Goodwin, has been busy building up his apiary for the com ing season. Reports from tho cotton in the Nash villo district, including Middle Tennes. eo, a portion "of West Tennessee am' North Alabama, show a larger aggrogat yield than last year's crop, Dispatches to tho New Orleans Times. Democrat from all sections of the cotton belt show considerable falling off in ere prospects compared with last year, ex. cept in TenncsBOo and some portioiiB Texas, caused by drouth, caterpillars nnd Ml worms. Tho decrease is estimated in Bomo places at thirty-three and one third per cent. J Many reports from Texas also show a falling off in tho outlook. The com crop is also reported considera bly damaged by drouth. Tliey tell ns wHIi a quiet tcicb Of perfect fultli un.l Impc and trout, That on tho day wliea C'l.rift nhull com To bid His clioncn mien rejoice, To tretlio new Ufa In death' dark lnt, To give now Bpccch where deatli utriiik dumb From out tho end tea's rrnt1cwi U HliillrUso once moro tho hidden dead. They tell na thin with uprated eyes, That gasc beyond the prcacnt's woo, Aim whisper of a heaven and find, raw piclures of star laden Kkies, Where angel winder to and fro. When thono now 'iicath tho churchyard ie4 ill lino from out their drrarv bid, The day the sea gives up Iter dead. . Vet will they rUe once moro the past, Or gtvo me tack tho faith that died, Or hreatho new breath in love's dead breast ? What for the lovo that diil nut hint? hut fur the iluva, when side liy Hide o wandered on, nor thought of rent. Will (Iicho aline and havo their bed The day tho nta gives up her ch ad? h, novermnro ! dead Joy la dead, he auiiBhino dead ne'er rmilea ai;aiu. Tla evening gather on tho sliorc, Our kixH waa kimted, our w"rd wero antd, aught laata for e'er save in and indn, .ove dead is dead for evermore. ilent lie lies in Ida cold bed, Though all life's tea givo up their dead I .'HE BATTLE OF AH DM01! K. BEING A OIlArUlO AO'.'Ol'NT OF A FIKltCK DOUUSTIO WAB, A part of Holl Holo Swamp, contain- sight ? inB 17,00 acres, has been bought by Mr. Jm. Eemfry, who resides at High Foint, , "., ns tho rcprcsoiitntivo of a compa ny of English capitalists. Tho Com. minsioners of the South Carolina Sinking Fund are to receive for tlio tract 810,000, pnyahlo in three annuel installments. It iU take about $100,000 to drain tho wa ter from this swamp, and its salo is re garded as a good one for the State, Washington C. Kerr. State Geologist of North Carolina, says the whole State is notably adapted to the culture of grapes Tho sunshine never kissed a lovelier uy nor blessed a fairer scone. All tne and. and tho sky and tho clouds wore lad in tho beauty of Juno. Tho lanes cro fringed with emerald : tho round- yed daisies peeped out from tlio billowy ehls or grass, and daintier wild nowcrs f tho woods nestled like gems in the civet moss. Down in the meadoWB tlio utleicups gleamed liko buttons of cold. Over tho low hills tho soft winds whis. pored to tho loaves about other sum mers, and down through tho shadowy woods tho littlo brook laughed and sung and babbled liko a child playing by it self. Hero and thero a colt ago nestled among the trees. Tho distant culls of hililren camo rippling across tho holds. Tlio long road wound awiiy, yellow and quiet, until it turned out of sight beyond the little cbnrcb wiiu its suowy.wulls and slender spiru, How nuio'. and peaceful all tlio world ay before tlio window of my prison that day in June! Far away tho nolo of a nicadow-lni'k camo, nnd was hoard no moro. Now and then tho wlusUo of n robin : at times tho twitter of a blue bird. It was such an nftcrnoon ns you would wish to enduro forever. Intc winged peace smiled in tho sunshine, and snug with the zephyrs and the brook, and tho far-away calls and scarcely heard laughter of the children playing somewhere unseen. Its music is the crown of the lays' beauty and tranquility. TIIB BUGLE CALTi. Clear, mellow, distant, four or live notes of a buglo ring out over the low hills, and como echoinc down tlio forest aisles. How my heart leaped at tho sound of tho bualu cull ! now my blood wont surging through my veins liko a tide of lava I Out of my prison window I look with straining eyes, in tlio gut tering leaves I can seo no glitter of bay- ouets. I listen, but down tlio road or across the meadow I can hear not tho rnmblo of a battery hurrying iiilo posi tion, now silont is all tins ! And yet not ailcnt enough. I want tlio wind ti hush, and tlio loaves to keep stul, and tlio brook to stifUi its babble and laugh tor. I am listening for a foot-fall, the crackling of a twig, tho umfllod tramp ol a column of men stealing through the woods under leafy cover. I am listening for the neigh of a horse, a clatter ol rythmic hoof-boats, a ringing carbino aliot. reel ing ont of tho window of my lonely cell, I am listening ever since that 'first bugle-call camo winding over the hill I havo boon listening forstornei music than the robin's not and tho wood brook's murmur. "March I" There it is at last? I can see nothing from this window. The voice comes like a far-away echo of tho buglo a boy ish voice, softened into music by tlio clay and the distance. I picture to mycoll the fair haired Lieutenant who com mands the skirmishers. AH uioso t av. made men of tho boys; the sehoul-bov fought beside tho veteran, ami 1110 ah ititant of 20 messed with the Colonel ol 40 Will tho lino never come iu 1113 hour lbi whetW iis a battery is hurrying forward. I hear a drum beat. I near the tramp of hurrying- tocK f?ohl(i oilP 1 is calliiirt f "tho nag.' Once I heard oloso the tide of buttle swept to my iirisnn a saint Fpring from its se.nl. bard with an angry s i!i v M n t),j8 time I rotil.l only seo tho golden Run shine only tho iliitlering leaves and tho playing shadows lengthening lido tlio waning days and llmting in at tny win dow Camo tho mellow whistle of tho robin. Tho chcors aro fainter no, 11 tho shadows grow l.'1'gr'.'i Trio robin's note lias emwwi. Mellow, clear, and beauti fully imperimis as ever, tho buglo calls again. A pall of silence falls Upon the clamor and din e' tho halllo. t try tho door ot my prison. It yields to my touch. Powu a stairway, with a noise less trend, 1 hasten. 1 stop thro'iRh a curtained door. I stand on tlio field where tho waves of contention hnve thundered and dashed. Tho level rays of ihe setting sun drift over tho uulplc'tw figures stretched about mo liko a bless ing upon the dead. At my feet theovcrturncd cannon lies. There aro its shattered wheels. Lying across tho brazen muzzle, "his back to tho field and hi feet to the foe," is stretched an nrtillory sergeant, still grasping tho broken saber in his nerve less hand. Hero is a group of infantry soldiers; thev will never stand upon their feet again. Hero is a trooper; headless he lies und?r tho hoiso that, with two legs torn away, lias fallen upon him. Tna DEAD. A littlo drummer-boy how camo such a child hero where tlio fierco maelstrom of war circled and eddied in tiro nnd car tinge nnd fury? lies by his drum, I bend nbovo him, nnd iu faco nnd form there is nothing human left, fled aro tho stains about it, and the broken littlo hand hangs stiff and rigid on tho edge of tho shattered drum. It is terrible. Here, ghastly and horrible, lies a head, the blue cap with its scarlet and white pouipon still resting jauntily over tho brow; but nowhere can 1 seo tho sol dier's bi.dy. Hero is a saber bent and twisted in the fury of hand-to-hand com bat. I walk amoncthi) headless trunks, nrms and legs without bodies, crippled horses ho prono on their sides, or stand wearily, and with dumb pnt'ienen, Upon three fegs, I trend carefully over and around tho broken, shattered bodies of the fallen men. Hero is the flag, tat tered and unturlcd, just as it dropped from tho hands of the sergeant; here an epaulet, glittering in crimson and gold; here is the gilded belt ol a General; hero, marred, bent and dented, lies the buglo whose silver voice called into pjay this wreck and carnage. And here, away off 011 the edge of tho field, away where just the spray of this angry sen of strife could have reached, my foot almost falls mi a chi hi Ivinff prostrate, half turned on her face.' The dainty feet peep out of a cloud of silk and lace; tho tangled hair of gold, a skein of sunshine, half hides tlio brow and cheek. 'Jrhero is no sign of life in tho beautiful face. Killed by tho terror and fear born of the battle? I'lieml to hit the littlo form, and theaim upon which 1 thought the child was lying is gone; n horrible gash reaches from tho temple to tho base of tho brain, and the left oyo is crushed in its Rocket. Tho child tho dear, sweet littlo girl: somebody's darling, fair Bacrilioo to the hideous Moloch of war, how could "Kobbio! " I hear the voico of her lit Uo sereuo highness. "Kobbio! come, now. and pick up your tops, dear. You've left yourdolly and all your soldiers scattered libout over tho floor, so that papa can scarcely walk across tho room. And somebody has stepped on poor lit tle Bessie's head. I'm afraid she'll havo to go to tlio surgical institute." A patter of Hying feet, and tho bluo eved commander of tlio troops, aged 0, comrs charging int tho room, and, re Rnlvine himself into an nmbulancocorps, collects the dead and wounded with both hands, scoops them into a big box, ex amines tho fracturo in tho wounded dolly's head for Raw-dust, and appears surprised to find tho skull lined with n ho'''. ,., . "Papa!" ho cries "did you hear Imltlo zis appernoon ?" "Yes. Mnior. I heard it." 'Vi liirbt oil awful." tho Major says, "an' I fell down 011 my drum and lucked Mimnn. but cranipa will get me nuuzzcronc." Koniuir J. IJukmsttb, THE TttOUBLE WITH POItK. Aro trieiitnb Allied by OnM-Wdm ! Clulmcd by lixprrti In the Dialler. the prohibition bf the ImpbrtnUon of AruorliJah pork by tho Scrliiiin Ootcm. merit, on account of the alleged presence of this microflcotn'n nmrm Ifnntm tia tit. chiiifhi lias awakened tjlngedtigrw of hi- uiuwiijj jnitu miners una iiuippcrs ill this country. That tricliuite aro sometimes found In pork (and In somo other food fleshl In not to bn doubted. Ihal projior cooking of meals for food destroys them in unquestionable. That all authenticated cases of injury to health arbtlng from the presence of tbia rolcro siiopio Worm wore traced to the eating of uncooked, or Halt raw moat is a foot. Hut that the Bolting of meat destroyed tho pnrasite(to still n Watter of doubt, or, nt least, It Is a Riibjoet of dlsptlto. On this point United States Consul John Wilson, stationed ftt tJrussels, makes Bonie statements, baaed on his own observations. Ho snys: ''I havo myself been present when of ficially appointed micrsocopists at Borne of the abattoirs of this country have been engaged In examining American pork for tnchinro, and havo been invited by theso gentlemen to see for myself, through their microscopes, the poculiai cell and spiral coil of the animal; but on carefully examining them I havo only observed, blended with the tissue and minnto salt crystals, the entombed ani mal, evidently ns destitute of lifo as tho Btrocturo in which it was embedded. "It is claimed by most trichinio ob servers that tho process of generation and birth ot this littlo animal invaria bly takes placo In the stomach nnd in testinal canal, nnd flint within a few days from its birth it has bo matured as to ponetrato tho walls of the intestines and rapidly mako its way through tho various intervening structures to tho re mote muscular tissue of the animal It in fects, there to bo speedily encysted and endowed with a subsequent dormant ex istence of several years, during which timo its rresence occasions littlo or no inconveniouco. Of this theory I of tho lifo nnd movements ol this little worm I can only say that it involves an almost unparrnllolod excep ception to tho law generally regarded as determining animal life, and ought not to bo accepted but upon tho most posi tivo proof. Tho law governing parasit ic cxistenco in living tissno usually in volves tlio speedy death of tho parasite after tho pabulum upon which it foods has passed from under tho domain of vital force; honco, unless this tiny worm constitutes an exception to this law, its lifo must bo short after tho organic struc ture upon which it feeds has ceased to livo." Consul Wilson very pertinently adds that "if salt really kills trichina), nud of It I havo scarcely a doubt, it is evidently great iniustioo on the mart of foreign governments to lay an embargo on our pork product, which of all others, iu ordor to secure it against decomposition on a long journey to foreign markets, is better Raited than that of any other country." Saientiflo Amrrican. llomarlmbla Yolcunlc Freaks. I.nt Pnorlii (vein Ihe TolonfiO fOmete -Vllluaei nnd lulnnd Engulfed. A General and Ills Men. Unit I" Rileiie.n ncain. and onco more tho bu gle calls down tho unseen lino. Now 1 can bear tho tramp of feet amid all tin terrible hush ol preparation, an n mo tho tide of battlo will sweep, sine mlv where I can seo it; ami i peniica .', 111. An.wl Vllf Willi VlllO-- lll tins prison invo u .k ' "" " " f ing buglo and chinking saber calling me Diit, shouting my name in words that bnrn and ring and ring again and I am here. TUB MAKCniNG HOSTS. llHTn.1i t" Awav off the tap of a drum, tho flam, ilnra. flam, cadencmg rue step marching column, llni'b-M'Ire for Fences. of tho Nearer it comes, and Mid tho manufacture of wino. The proof mrtlmr away it sweeps, faints into quiet 01 this is, fliBt, that a considorablo nnm- "Mof tho pest American grapes originat- Boid ed within its territory, such as the Co- hwlm, Lincoln, Isabella, Scnppornong, e,. ; second, tho testimony of the best observers and growers of the Ohio Vid- le,v, and of the whole country, nnd third chiefly, the success of the fow intelli- .1 1.,., i Tramp, tramp, tramp, iuuuieu, y listmct, and stepping nearer with every toot-fall. "Thero they corner siiouis omo one. 1 bold my orciuu; x i my baud to my heart and watt for tbo tiXSt' 81101 IlUUl U1B BIVIUUiv. The click of musket so close it seems in tbo room wnero 1 imi. - l is a childish treble to it. in uiu iuw ., , ... ,.) gent experiments that have been made, ton for tho sound j rt ine J w Anil ,:. j r. , . 11 .: nimn. it sceiun i .. , . . . .. opunon b connrme. ny . , thcro ""Biucranons of cbmate, whicU are do- f -nmlor if tnih.l.,.1 1 1 . ... I I woiiuLi -ouuiiiy Known to control tins roans 1 iiviro I" "7- In the remarks on climate hown that the larger portion wte corresrxjnds. in thin imnnrto I'w.i, 10 middle aud Aorthem Italy, nnd , rri,ev hush i: nn in waves it wa How tho dicers, eno r - of thi of sound, -S;oicec,Vl. mire- . r:.:tl, Kbr cheers 101 . 1 "Fire ana ki"" . 1 ...1. om tbo imgie-uui n.Minrai filer, nromotod for his valor in tho affair of the Sapun redoubt, but still commanding bis zouaves, uisun .mwlm,! liiniself in tho battlo of Traktir, fn tbei.. criishinor oharce ho advanced too far, and would havo been killed or tiken nriRoner if there had been any rally by the Russians. His men maao n desperate plunge into tho enemy's ranks nnd brought him back in triumph. One of their buglers was then ordered by General Clor to sound the retreat. At tho moment when ho put his buglo to his mouth a round Bhot broke bis right arm. With his loft hand he quick ly picked up his instrument, which had fallon, and sounded tno rwBiw. "Well done, my brave boyl" General Clor. "Ah, Gonerol," rephod the bnglor, "is it not lnokj that it was not the vio lin which I haii to play?" ; At the attack of the Sapnn redoubt, when he could not kcopbnck bis zouaves, ho had called out to them : " out- ni.iiii-nn if vou will not be good, I shall novor again lead you mto aotion. He praised them after the battle of Traktir for charging to bring him ont of the crowd of enemies. "Mv General,"' answered oneol them, "if you will not be good we shall never ..11...H .nn intfi notion." tr i..i,,l iinnrt. lv at this rotort to i.; i.-nt n a tirovioiis occasion. Iboso , iinfivnftTi Frtincn Com mauding officers aud thoir men seemed .im tn British officers, but their re spective duties wero not the worse fill tilled on that account. TcmpA Bar, setting, ttOW Wi"'l-'"- "jnnronnd 1 . I'nrrif.H mo v-" rs For manv years tho maunfactir.e of barb-wire for fences has been controlled y ono lirni. Favored by its wealth and nterprisc. it gained possession of more than one hundred different patents cover ing tho making of this article and has reaped a handsome profit in royalties by selling tho privilege of using theso patents. Homo idea of tho importance of this manufacture may be cainod from the fact that upward of twelve hundred 1 null's of who aro made daily. J 11 somo of tho Western States, where timber is scarce, wire is almost wholly used, and the laws even compel a man to surround his hind with such a fence, prescribing the height anil tho number of strands. Unluckily for tho continuance of this monopoly, its conditions havo been abused, and this has raised a Rirong feeling against it among farmers who use the wire and manufacturers who are forced to pay tho royally. Theso latter havo combined their lorces aim are in niiinding a reduction of at least one-half in the royally, and aro likely to obtain it. There is', however, no reason to ho- lievo that 11ns will result 111 any lieneiit to thn farmer, to whom the fencing has been sold at higher prices than were de manded of tho foreign consumer. A recent decision of tho United States Circuit Court has struck a blow at this monopoly, and under it any ono has the riiiht to manufacture the wiro and also tlie machinery used in making it. 11 mill spring P prices must como down, and then tho farmer, too, will gain his point. The Star iind Herald of Pwaraa give the following description of somo rcCcnl remarkable Sclsrci" AomraotionS ; "The volcano of Onioteffj to ItM Nicaragua, is at present in ernpiWfl, fiiUcii to t'.o Blatra, o tho residents on tho island, which is formed b the mountain. On May 1, nt 10 a. ui., (i frightful subtorranean rumbling was heard; whioh lasted between two and three minutes, but CC outbreak was visible. On the following day a b Hn't of pcoplo climbed to tho summit of the volcwioj nud found that tho crater had increased in filzo, nnd was about thirty five yards in length and (hi'eo in width, but its denth could not bo calculated. Around it wero strown large quantities of stones aiid rocks covered with slato eolored mud. Masses of the sme ma terials had' poured down in A Bdiith westerly direction) forming a bed 300 ot 400 yards in length, and (folios were scattered in all direftinnB. Two days afterword a Bonos of terrifying ernptious, accompanied by prolongod rumblings, occurred. At about 31 p. m. on May 4, the earth and rock in the Vicinity of the crater were seen to break, lava flowed forth, and from it there burst upward n thick column of lead-colored smoko of owo-iuspirintf mngnitudo, which sent the terrified villagers living to tho churches iu the belief that tlio whole island was about to be destroyed. For tunate!", however, no damage was done, as tbo lava flowed In a direction where thcro are no inhabitants and the ground Is not cultivated. "The valley of tho Atrato, sitnatod in tho State of Cauca, in this republic, con tinues to bo a centre of that volcanic ac tivity which was first evinced thero in September of last year. On several oc caaionB wo have called attention to tho disappearance of islands iu that vicinity, and the recent sudden changes tho topo graphy of the country has undergone, but renlly no full and authentic descrip tions from privato or public sources Have as yet seen tho light. That rumarkablo phenomena aro being presented there, no one can doubt, from what is already known, and from information contained in a lotter written to tho President of tho State of Cauca in tho last week of April, which is now made publio, and which states that ot Kio Sucjo, about forty miles from tho Atlantic, the earth cracked aud opened in many places, throwing ont very flno sand in a heated stato, whilo a subterranean noise was heard rcBcmbling that made by boiling water. At Turbo, which is on the Gulf of Uraba, tho earth opened and wutor flowed out, flooding tho streets to a depth of two feet Many houses wero shaken down. The small villages of liujies and Nicurio have been completely engulfed. Tho mouth of the river Leon, which emptied into tho Atlantic, has completely oloscd up, aud an over 1110 uisinci 1110 move ment of tho earth iB so continuous that tho inhabitants are emigrating. "On May 21, at 7a. m., a slight carth quako was felt at Mompos, on tho rivei Magdah'iia iu tho State of Kolivar, which was followed by a sharper ono at 2 a. m., on tho 22d, on which day shocks were also folt at San Salvador and Guayaquil." LITTLE TEXAS MM Old Hri-nr, nnd the lrcullr manner In Wblrb Ho l.valiea Mi" u imr iini-r- Ml. IMcking np Hrokcn Cables. 10 Desure. -- .. j"nnw 11. t..i;,,i tmnrrrtTvn miiibuti WllUii lB"" ' l""-" i" KJia" Tl,,,v anllinrr t.linm lor UUU1U.T y After bis Liberty. Ti,n militiiTTOnnipanv which recently made such a triumphant tour of the Northern cities has a public attraction iu its armory, says ai. nau, iu i wi from Now Orleans. xno men u 'iithercd together many niieresung iilies of war. including battlo flags, documents nnd photographs, and one can till in a. long hour without exnausi :., ti.n museum. During the war, and while a largo, number of Confederate officers wero confined in Johnson's Tshind, a "rob whittled out a wooucu musket, got possession of a blue over coat, and one night whon the guard camo along he foil in and marched along with tbo squad, intending i" iuu break when chance offerod. Tho oppor tunity did not como, aud when the cor poral" found he had ono man too many his suspicions wero arousod and the trick discovered. The nogns musn.ei used upon that occasion is one 01 me relics to be lounu in mo muouuui. A Catfish Cahses Thouhlb. 1-or several days the Bock Island water-works hi.'vo been practically useless. The an thoritios telegraphed to Ira Holly, and ho having concluded an cxnnrnn b 11, made a special report to the City Coun cil, lie-found that tho pumps worn working with power that should produce 7 000,000 gallons per day, but that the eit'y was only getting about 6,000,000 nni'ons. Taking the pumps apart he found in them a catfish 3 feet 9 inches one nun weiK'"uis ....,..,.,. - Tho lavinn of telegraphic cables is now so common that the description of the machinery for picking up a broken ono will bo read with interest. It consists of a ropo about on inch and a quarter iu .dininoter, made from tin-strongest homp, with interwoven wires of Uno steel. Tlio crapnel at tlio cud is merely a solid shaft of iron somo two feet long, and weighing about 100 pounds, and pro longed into six blunt hooks, which muoh resemble the partly dosed fingers of tho human hand. Iu picking up tho cablo in deep water thn Minia, after reachiug tho waters near tho break, lots out her ropo and grapnel, then bikes a course ot right angles to tno camo ami ni nemo distance lrom 1110 irnoiuio, nu mm uio broken ends may not slip through tho grapnel. Tho grapnel ropo is attached to u dynamometer, which exactly meas ures the strain on the rone, and shows unerringly when tho cablo has been caught. If tlio grapnel fouls a rock tbo strain rises very suddenly to a high point but. Ibo exact weiuht of tho cable being known, the dynamometer signals by ino steady rate of incienso its hold on tho cubic' far below. A whilo ago one of tho lines of tho Anglo-American Company was caught without trouble at a depth of two and a quarter miles near tho middlo of tho Atlantic Captain Trott, of tlio Minia, who has won great fame for hm Hkill nud ingenuity in cable matters, hut ilv nicked no tho French cabin ISO .lihiH off St Pierre, and in four hours irom tho timo tho grapnel was let, go 1....1 iu.. piiblo si diced and in working condition. Tho splicing is n work of rent delicacy and skill, and when ac onmplishcd by trained fingers the spliced part can scarcely bo distinguished from tlio main coriu ajv "i A Texas correspondent tells the fal lowing story of n. Western 'l-S.enido, known as 'Old lie. so," who had killed Ilia scoro of men, and was suown n dcspcra.i.1. Tho writer says : Slnrgis is a gambler, and Wi h first came hero everybody was afraid h'ui, and bo sorter nm the settlement. Did Reese was away" Own. Ho camo back here about two months flfW The day ho returned he was passing nlmifl when ho iilet littlo boy crying. Old Itew o is very foiul of children, and they nil llk l.im TT.i nicked the llltll fellow UP. dried his tears, and inquired tlio Carton Ilia trouble. Rctwocn his sobs the boy told his story. Ho was the only son of a poor widow woman who Jives down by tho river, and docs washing for tho pivmblers. Karly in tho spring rVui Sturgis employed him to attend to his horso promising to pay him two dollars a week for his services. Glad to be able to help m fnothor. tho little fellow took charge of tiid gnmbler's caballo, and groomed and fed him for sUteeii weeks. Then Sturgis Bold tho unininl, and the 1wi' services wero no longer required. Ho had just been iu to ask Sturgis for his pnv, and tho gambler had not only not naitl him, but had kicked him out of tho casino. "He kicked you, did he ?" said KeCBO, nnd those blue eyes of his snapped. "Yes, sir," faltered the boy. "And ho won't pay you your monoy ?" "No, sir," whimpered tho boy ; "and mother needs it." "f think he'll pnv." answered Iteeso. "You run right home, now, and I'll bo right down to seo you prciwntly, and l.i-iiKV tin. iiwniev Htnrels was nrettv flush then aud was running a big gnmo. Old Reeso went down to see him. Will, sir it's only about a week ago that ho recovered from that interview and was nblo to bo nhotit. Old Reese walked into the saloon, called for jsui nnd paper, and made out the following lull: Ham Sti'Sois : To tub Wmow White Km, Dr. Tn lii'i.liiiL" ihiiiv 1G wcrliH. at (2 Iter week....".... 32 00 To kioliini; miiil Kid when ho asked for his in m v W) on To cunt of collection ..60(H) (132 00 Itec'd payment. Hu walked up to tho table where Sturgis was dealing nuiuto and laid this in I In fine huu. "Sturgis," ho Bald, "pny this littlo bill, nnd I'll receipt it." The gambler glanced at tho paper, pimped to ins icei, jei aeu oui mi u- hhiiolc r, mid s.ini: 'I'll lie hnliL'ed if 1 dol "1 think you will," said Reeso, and tin knocked tho fellow down. lleforo ho could regain bis feet old Reeso was upon him. Ho jerked tho six shooter out of Sturgis a band, and beat him over tho head with it until ho eried for niercv. "Will yon pay the bill ?" asked Reeso, raising the six-sliooicr to nil mm again. "Yes." And ho paid it lint Reese wb not through with him vet. Thero was a Justice of tho Poaoo iu Laredo at the time, a recent institu tion. Old Reeso knew that tho gambler would havo him arrested for tho assault, and compel him to pay a flno. Ho told two men to como forward as witnesses, WIT A XI) WISDOM. Warm a man can mako right ont of wrong ho will bo ablo to brood coUb from horso chestnuts. It is the Mobile IirgUtcr which scn ; ibly thinks that if thero was no news paper notice of duels, duelling would como to on ond. Tim "assisted" emigrant is ono that is sent to this country as a pauper, with passage paid. The "assisted" tramp is one that is urged out of your yard with a boot. Tht.bb are only two classes of unmar ried women in society, "scrawny old maids" and young "chits of girls." You learn this by hearing each of these de scribe the other. ANkvJmiBiTyonng man, who tackled Professor Sullivan iu a friendly bout, now wears (lie belt. Ho wears it just over tlio luft eye Ud feeds it on xuw laicf. Exchange, It takes a good deal of oonrage to write ont the announcement: ono down into tho country to spougo off my fathcr-ui-law. m away nil summer. CMfUjjo Inter Ocean, Tint Keener of the Limo-Kiln museum reports that ho has received from Mis- noun the skull of n farmer's hired man uhn Imd never veiled at a voko of oxon or wanted to kill a mule. "WiiATiatrno bravery?" asks a New York paper. It is going to tbo door vmirtteir when vou don't know whether the caller is a dear friend, a book agent or a man with a hillJ'hiiaitcipnia Newt, A"suowT?nof stones" is reported from Cecil county, Md. If young man was (tinging nt midnight aud accompanying himself on an nccorueon, a suowcr oi stones was what might havo been expected. It seems that the Tcxa Sijllnrft man went to lYxn to die of consumption and lived ti becomo a humorist. Ion can form your own estimate of whether the climato is to be praised or not. lioiton Pout. ANkw Enoiand physician says that if every family would kcop a box of mustard in tho house ono-hnlf of tho doctors would starve. Wo suggest that every family keep two boiea iu the house. Thc.Jvdiie. 1 ver slpenv ?" is a nnf Btion which an English psychological Bocloly is trying to solve. vo nanny kuow whether our angel is ever sleepy or not. We ve never staved luto enongu 10 uuu out. Lowell Citizen. A rmxittinATED circus manager is on tho limit for a new curiosity for his bIiow. no is seeking to find a young married man whose wilo can cook ns won as ms mother did .Twenty-six Btntes hnvo been explored thus far without snoooss. Okskk apples, green spplci, the grans grows to ITI-lli'll That tho boys In th orchtrd can hardly be O'.i, mother, oh, mother, yonr boy la fn bed It tho iloctor don't hurry, he'll surely be desd. Am mstlmtio writer predicts that if wo wero to rurisit this country ono hundred years honco wo biiouiu see men wi-mmis knee-breeches and slashed doublets. That settles it. Wo shall not como back. The number of bow-ieggca mon is increasing too rapidly. It is said that tho iiunilicr of women who reach ono hundred years and ii ward is nearly double that of long-lived .....n Women don't invent patent Are- 'I UlllH v . - and, in their presence made Sturgis I 0HC1nie8 and enhibit their workings. And naa never BtrucK i U(V aon't stay out bo law o nigui, swear that he (Reese) him. tho miasma ot the Why he had tho Tlctorla Cross. Macbean, ono of the officers, found himself in the breach nt Lucknow, al 5 "o and surrounded by enemies He killed eleven of them, and came off TfrSvcd'the Tfctota , parade; and, as tho General pinned the Sson hiB breast, ho wound np his brief address with: f TtitU. said our pi tho liuo again, U have a few gonuine canaries along to ....vjug the tish, which had to be done J I ging, and sell the sparrows, j j BCctious, tho pumps worked aU light. "And a good day's work it was, sir. Tntls "said our gallant nud sunplo friend, quite forgettii g jnat bo was on oarado ind perhaps h littlo piqued at rPcrfo manoo being spoken of day's work. "Tutts, it didna tak me twenty minutes." ' . "Rmrrr ABOtrrFAOT!"-rOnne.O00tt: casiou raul, while reviewing Regiment ti hT ToSiboria7 And the whole S SmeU officers and men, were obliged n feline1. mftrohes. for Siberia. ?BOl."X4"'i,n ther Rot half-way there "that Count Rostopohine obtained their recall. z.owu a""-' Ills Tiiplo TVlvcg. A mormon elder who had been on a mission iu Europe, was encountered on his wav westward with three uowly alll- anced wives. He readily introduced them to a renortor. Eaiiimo wns n brawny. iL'norant. hard-handed widow of forty or ovor. and ber lot was to be that of drudgo in the well-balauced fiimily which tlio elder contemplated. She was to 'look after the domestic economy," as he expressed it. Sarah was a neither handsome nor young woman, but some relinement was discernible, and ho said that sho had been a school iiia'aiu in Wales. She was for practical uso, too, his plan being to mako her n governess for his children. The third, Lottie, was n bloominc Lancashire loss ot twenty or so, quito pretty in her coarse way, aim tbo reporter aid noi ueora u necessary to ask the elder why ho had chosen Uer. Thev were evidently in love with each other, wbicli was not surprising in mm, thoiiGh marvellous in her, considering that ho was sixty and ugly. She was to bo the uueeii of the reorganized enta! lishmont. "Will there be a triple weil ding ?" was inquired. "Yes," the elder repl ed; "we call the ceremony a sealing nnd it is performed in secret. 'Ihere. sfter I shall hold a more approved posi tion before tho Chmch, for we hold that polygamy is not only a privilege hut olso a dutv, wlueu no same con ue ouvmj ' i . ..inn.... tIiam wm aonB excused iiom iiiuih.uk. ; hesitation about sending me out i u mis sionary, because I l.d taken bn t on wife, and I don 1 snppoM Iffl&ftS !...i n. nininiiduiont if I had not given assurjuiceof my intention to bring back two or more wives. Saved By a "Madstone." William Pylo, abook .egent raiding with his wife and two chiliTron at Deb ware, Ohio, was bitten by n mail dog on R.Z dav hist. He was soon aftor taken with hydrophobia and was kept under Willi "J . 1 , il. ..... ,.l.lmi,,rnmnljiu sontrol omy Dy w "u"' -r.. Sunday he grew worro rapidly, and it was feared he would uio. Monday a madstone was applied. This peculiar found in the possession of a man named Lopp, whose father brought ii frnm Viraiuia Beventy years aoo. Tim tono in of a lead-color and is sbaped like a honey oomb. It gave the ufllioted man instant relief. The attending pny Kiciniis. while rlncino; very littlo confi dence in the eOleaey ot tho madstone, now declare that thero is Btrong hope of the man's recovery Bon diioldeks. Mrs. A. T. Stewartto romited to tho sscond largo" Va States bondholder. She bos SJU.W".""' ' uivesteda ' cither, inhaling night. Hb had been waltzing with his host's ugly, elderly daughter, and was in a corner repairing damages. Here he was espied bjr his would-be papa-in-law,, "She's tho flower of my family, sir, said tho latter. "So it seems," answered tho young man. "Pity sho comes oil so ain't it?" he continued, as he essayed another vigorous nib at the white spots on his oont-sleove. "Do roo want to see Bomo fun ?" said a small boy to his father. "Don't care if I do," he replied. "Well, lot s co aud listen to Peaogn Dumpy tack down his carpets." "I don't think there'll le anything funny in that scornfully Biiorted the parent. "Don t, . ... i.. lw.t II, a ilnncnn ell f xou seem wunn nu. ..." - stutters." "Ab,' said tlio old man. Then tliey weut over to nornou. How to Prevent Seasickness. Sensickness is the result, says Mr. Stevens in Hcrllmer, of reflex irritntious irising from littlo surpriseo to tlio muscles, aud shocks to the nerves en gaged in performing certain important funotions notably of locomotion, res piration and vision and when tho groups of muscles thus engaged aro once educated to the snrronmliiig oironm stances, the nervous revulsion are not , ..vwirmnnfld. Proper attention to the exorcise of these funotions mar so far mitigate the trouble as to make it rather auinoonvenionoethan distressing ill ness. - Lot it be distinctly understood that medioincs can only prevent seasick ness by inducing nervous insensibility, and that suoh a stupefying process is dircotly opposed to the object of tho voyage when this is undertaken for the promotion ot health. Every article of diet likely to disturb tho digestive or gans should be avoided, and an abund ant supply of oxygen should be inhaled. Tho feet Bliouid be educaieu, tno respira tion regulated and the vision restricted. If close attention is givou to ineso ui motions, littlo fear of serious sickness need be apprehended ; nnd a voyage which might otherwise bo remembered with the most disagreeable associations may be rondered a season of almost un interrupted enjoyment. i-TheOovingteoO-) Star says : gjffm b.obelor rmder; Who cm beat boM." ...niiti nmi oonmern 1'ronce.